Apple at 40: privacy, software and new device frontiers are key challenges

Pioneering tech firm will be hoping to avoid a midlife crisis, while staying relevant in an ever-evolving industry Founded on 1 April 1976, Apple celebrates its 40th birthday on Friday and from a garage in Los Altos garage to a new spaceship-shaped HQ in Cupertino, it has come a long way. It enters its fifth decade with a market cap of $621.8bn and, in CEO Tim Cooks words, the mother of all balance sheets with…

"Apple at 40: privacy, software and new device frontiers are key challenges"

Researchers build software that can predict your lifespan

(CNN)Imagine if a computer could tell you how many days you had left. You might decide to live your life differently — perhaps spending your money in other ways, or making your health a bigger priority. The principles of living longer “People can take their pension pots out and use them as they wish,” explains Kulinskaya, “But to be able to plan for retirement, and to understand how much you can spend, it is good…

"Researchers build software that can predict your lifespan"