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Apple iOS 14 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know
Features and enhancements in iOS 14 include App Clips, Picture in Picture video mode, translation support in Siri, widgets, and COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.This iOS 14 cheat sheet details what developers and users need to know about the operating system and covers the redesigned Home Screen, App Clips, Car Play features, and more. This article will be updated with the latest information about iOS 14.
This week started off with a whole lot of Apple , which used its events to talk directly to developers working on software for Macs, , and so on -- but also indirectly to everyone who uses those devices. We learned a lot about , , , new privacy tools and more.
Developer betas of all Apple OS upgrades are now available, but the general public will have to wait for public betas to start in July, with wide releases likely coming in the fall. In the meantime, we've got you covered with and all the features and functions you can look forward to.
Apple TV HD review (2021): Why is this still a $149 thing?
If you want an Apple TV streaming box that badly, just spend the extra $30 for the 4K version.Both boxes still retail for the same high prices as before -- $149 for the 32GB Apple TV HD, $179 for the 32GB Apple TV 4K (or $199 for the 64GB 4K version) -- and run the same software, apps and services. In an era when Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast support nearly all the same streaming services and offer 4K HDR for $50 or less, the question can be asked why Apple needs such a pricey 4K box in 2021. That question is only amplified with the almost-as-pricey, HD-only Apple TV HD.
We've included two WWDC stories here, among other in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don't want to miss:
The average person gets dozens of push notifications each day.
The tech giant is working on TV software and a streaming device to access Xbox games anywhere with an internet connection.
Young people have always been the subject of criticism, but what happens when they can talk back?
Best iPhone in 2021: Which model is right for you?
Apple released four new iPhone 12 models in late 2021, but last-generation models are also worth considering, and they're at a more affordable price. Apple does a great job of updating its phones for several years, so you don't need to upgrade every single year.We have seen improvements in battery life, advanced multi-camera functionality, and continued improvements to Apple's iOS. The high-end iPhones are pricey, but Apple's processor architecture has also proven to be the best in the smartphone world. There are also ways to buy iPhones from Apple or your carrier so you can pay for the phone over time with no interest.
Commentary: To figure out if aliens, top-secret tech or something else is to blame, we need more data. A lot more.
The company doesn't have a headset yet, but the latest software for iPhones, iPads and Macs keeps laying the groundwork.
Commentary: The Amazon-owned company's new measures won't stop police abuse, but they'll make it easier to track.
It's more than a COVID-prevention measure. Curbside pickup means I never have to drag myself through a store with a long list again.
Apple's ARKit: Cheat sheet
ARKit is Apple's augmented reality development framework, and it's compatible with millions of iOS devices. Here's what developers and end users should know about ARKit.This article is an introduction to ARKit. We'll update this resource periodically when there's new information about the AR development framework. It is also available as a download, Cheat sheet: Apple's ARKit (free PDF).
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous this is not.
The director and lead actors discuss the film about skateboarding in rural India, and the importance of authentic representation and female empowerment.
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