Comment: Apple's Spring Loaded Event – The Good the Bad... And Almost No Ugly

The first Apple event of the year 2021 is over and Cupertino showed a lot new products. In this article, we discuss what to make of the iMac 24", the iPad Pro, the Apple TV 4K and the other announcements - and what the editorial team thinks of this evening's event.
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 22:20 Events
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Thursday, Feb 04, 2021, 11:14 Tips & Reports

From Ascent to Descent: 8-Track, Vinyl, Cassettes, CD, Download, And Music Streaming

Over the last 40 years, the music industry has undergone some very interesting changes, not always in favor of large companies at the front of it. A chart in this article shows how some of the dramatic changes that the industry has undergone – as well as how some services like streaming, or the iTunes Music Store, could help the industry make a comeback.
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2021, 16:45 Test reports

Test: iOS 14.5 & The New Face ID With Face Masks

Face ID now works with a face mask on iOS 14.5. We've tested out the new feature, with a summary of our results in this article. Questions such as: "How large can the mask be for Face ID to still work; when does the recognition fail; and what happens when a stranger takes the phone?" will be answered below.
Tuesday, Feb 02, 2021, 09:50 iOS: Hardware

Wall Street Journal: Touch ID Will Return To The iPhone 13

Face ID replaced Touch ID with the introduction of the iPhone X, although the facial scanning unlock-technology isn't without, perhaps heightened given current events. Face ID is rendered completely useless when a mask is worn and according to the Wall Street Journal, it's likely that the iPhone 13 will be equipped with both Face and Touch ID.
Monday, Feb 01, 2021, 19:59 Software

macOS 11.2 Released

Following updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS, a long-awaited big update has finally made its way to macOS – the second major update to macOS Big Sur, macOS 11.2, is now available.
Monday, Feb 01, 2021, 11:50 Hardware

New M1 Mac mini: Amazing Energy And Heat Efficiency

In comparison to current chips from Intel and AMD, Apple's M1 is a true miracle when it comes to energy efficiency and thermal properties – according to countless benchmarks and practical tests. Now, how does Apple Silicion's performance compare to that of previous computers from Cupertino?
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021, 12:35 Hardware

Test: AirPods Max Battery, Recharging, And Smart Case

How long does the Air Pods Max's battery last during simultaneous audio playback and noise-cancellation? Can 90 minutes worth of usage really be charged in just 5 minutes? A test answers these questions and also determines how long the headphones hold their charge – with and without the Smart Case.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 13:20 Software

Updates: iOS 14.4, And More

Another large evening update is on the way, as Apple readies multiple new system versions for release. These include updates to iPhone, and iPad, as well as the Apple Watch, the Apple TV – and even older hardware. macOS 11.2 has yet to be released but should be on the way.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 13:16 Software

A Look At The Photos App's Intelligent Image Analysis

For the user, it's entirely simple – they snap a photo and it appears in the Photos app, where it can be viewed, sorted, or searched for. However, there's an entire process behind this function, as explained by a very interesting "white paper" from Apple. In this article, the roles that analysis and machine learning take in the process.