Apple just presented the long-awaited, brand new MacBook Pro, which has received a great deal of innovation. The exterior and interior have undergone considerable change in the product's most major redesign in recent years. The device's performance is also spectacular – exceeding even the prognoses.
According to a new report, Qualcomm has a contract with Microsoft which allows the manufacturer to be the sole producer of Windows on ARM SoCs. The contract is set to expire but it still remains to be seen whether Windows will ever be compatible with ARM Macs.
Siri is seamlessly integrated into iOS. However, Apple's voice assistant does not have the best reputation among many users. Amazon's Alexa is considered more powerful and can also be used on an iPhone. Until now, you always had to start the app, but now there is a widget for the home screen.
The release of iOS 15 is almost two weeks behind us now. The operating system is likely soon to receive its first maintenance update. As far as the Mac is concerned, Apple has just published a release candidate for developers – meaning that a macOS update is in the works.
Apple released an update for macOS Big Sur yesterday, however, it wasn't a complete system update intended to patch multiple bugs. Instead, the update was centered on improving issues with syncing between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
For all Safari users on a Mac running Big Sur or Catalina, an important update is now available. Safari 15 appeared in the software updater - and can serve as a good example of how much is still happening during a beta phase.
iOS 15's beta phase is finally over and the most recent release candidate could become the final version by next week. Additionally, Apple has provided a date for the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and also for updates to the Apple Watch and TV.
It still remains to be seen whether or not or how quickly Apple can fix its most recent press blunder which arose as a result of the discussions concerning local device scanning. The EFF has praised Apple's most recent decision in the matter not to go ahead with its previous plans, whilst also hoisting some criticism against the company.
For almost an entire month now, Apple has planned to locally scan users' photo libraries for illegal child pornography. However, Cupertino has now made a U-turn and delayed the program's introduction indefinitely. Given the considerable opposition to the program, this doesn't come as a surprise.
At a recent press conference, Apple revealed that the iPhone is close to being usable as a digital form of personal identification. It will even be possible to store a driver's licence on the smartphone via Apple Wallet. 8 states are now piloting the feature.
A current iPad running iOS 14 can now recognize text written with an Apple Pencil – similar to the Apple Newton of 25 years ago. However, there's one difference – it's now much more reliable. Craig Federighi explains how the technology has changed.
Recent reports that Apple would begin scanning local photos on users devices have turned out to be false. Cupertino has announced that there is indeed a local comparison with official databases, but only before upload. In addition, the company has introduced new security features.
Most programs and apps featured by Apple in the App Store are high-quality products of good value available at a reasonable price. Recently, however, a rather spectacularly unsuccessful article was posted where Apple advertised the best "Slime" apps – some of which cost more than US$700 per year.
Apple's hit the start button for macOS Big Sur 11.5, which has just been released. The new version contains a new feature and two bug fixes, in addition – iPadOS 14.7 has also been released alongside the new version of macOS.
Apple is hosting another round of updates for us all with some new operating system versions. The updates are for iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 with some very obvious innovations. iPadOS 14.7 and macOS 11.5 still have yet to be released.
System updates usually require a decent amount of storage space in order to take place. This presents a problem for some devices – especially for the Apple Watch Series 3 without cellular capabilities. Cupertino is now making clear improvements.
Apps that have to compete with a device's preinstalled services and need to be manually downloaded have it hard. A recent study puts this into figures, showing how Apple and Google disrupt the market with preinstalled software.
The iPhone has already had a power-saving mode for years, and now, it's finally the MacBook's turn. However, there are some significant differences between the feature on the iPhone/iPad and on the Mac – accompanied by the fact that support for the new feature is restricted to newer models.
iOS 15's second beta is now available and the beta software has already been put under the microscope. We'll summarize the changes in comparison to the operating system's first beta released two weeks and a half weeks ago at the WWDC.
Several years later now, it still seems as if Apple hasn't adequately handled the problem of iCloud Calendar spam – a problem that more and more users have recently been complaining about. The only current "solutions" are workarounds, none of which actually "fix" the problem.
Those who would like to take a shot at some of the upcoming changes to Safari in macOS Monterey will have a chance to do so on macOS Big Sur with the "Safari Technology Preview". However, there are still a few aspects of the preview in need of some work.