iOS 13.2 beta may shed light on Apple's new AirPods design
Besides a look at the company's upcoming Deep Fusion photography mode, the latest iOS 13 beta includes another preview Apple might not have intended people to see just yet. Digging into the 13.2 developer beta, 9to5Mac discovered an icon that may depict the company's next-generation AirPods. For the moment, it's best not to read too much into the icon. That said, if it is representative of what the next-generation AirPods will look like, the one interesting detail we can glean is that they'll potentially feature interchangeable rubber tips. This would address the one issue almost everyone has with Apple's Bluetooth headphones: their one size fits all approach.
iPhone users can now download iOS 13.2, the latest version of Apple 's mobile software, and explore a slew of new features. With the update, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max users will have access to a new . The new image processing system taps into the to capture images with better texture, detail and better photos in lower light.
iOS 13.2 also includes support for the $249 , which will hit stores on Wednesday. The update also bring the "announce messages" feature to regular AirPods, which lets Siri help you listen and respond to text message. The update also brings support for HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routes and new Siri privacy settings.
iPhone 11’s Deep Fusion camera is available now in iOS 13 public beta
Apple’s ‘mad science’ AI photo feature is here to test outDeep Fusion is designed to use artificial intelligence and other software tricks to improve the sharpness of images by capturing frames of differing exposures and merging them on its own.
Of course, there are also more than 70 new emoji in iOS 13.2 to jazz up your messages, including animals, food, gender neutral emoji and skin tones selection for couple emoji.
Apple released in September and quickly followed up with and iPad OS the following month.
Kaufhof and Karstadt - "A merger briefly quenches the bleeding, but does not heal the wound"
The merger of Karstadt and Kaufhof seems perfect. But not only ex-Kaufhof boss Lovro Mandac warns: The merger will be a huge chunk of work.
Perhaps the last major hurdle before the merger is taken: Kaufhof and Karstadt can merge their business. But then the real work begins, warn company connoisseurs. It will not be easy.
The merger will keep department store chains busy for years, says former Kaufhof boss Lovro Mandac. "It's going to be a huge chunk of work. It takes five to seven years to complete such a merger of two large trading houses, "said Mandac.
"In the long run, it's crucial that employees are taken and motivated," said Mandac. "When two companies join together for more than 130 years, it can not turn into a well-functioning team in one fell swoop. In the long run, however, this is exactly what has to succeed. "
The merger is made more difficult by the economic situation of both companies. For example, Karstadt "recently reported a profit, but for me that looks more like cosmetics than a sustainable turnaround in business."
Karstadt is "not over the top" despite the first refurbishment successes. Kaufhof, the merger partner, also reported losses under the Canadian Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). "At Kaufhof, the last few years have been lost years, many mistakes have been made," Mandac said.
First macOS Catalina update brings new emoji and support for AirPods Pro .
Apple just released macOS Catalina 10.15.1, which is notable as it includes a lot of the same enhancements Apple packaged with yesterday's iOS 13.2 release. To start, there are 70 new emoji, including the accessibility-focused ones the company showed off this past summer. Additionally, the software adds support for Apple's new AirPods Pro headphones which launch tomorrow. Apple has also added new privacy settings that allow you to opt-out of sharing your Siri recordings with the company.