Tuesday, January 19

Apple

Apple, VLC

VLC receives a major update to support Mac M1

VLC, the open source media player, has received a substantial update to bring macOS compatibility on Mac M1. Through your last VLC 3.0.12 update, the M1 Mini Mac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will be able to run the software. The update also brings some tweaks and fixes for some software issues. VideoLAN recently announced the release of the VLC 3.0.12 update, according to 9to5Mac. Current and future Apple devices that support Apple processors will now be able to run the software thanks to the update. Along with native support for M1 Macs, the update includes improvements for DASH and RIST. VLC 3.0.12 also includes Bluray support while fixing macOS audio issues, crashes, and other anomalies.VLC 3.0.12 is out now! Support for Apple Silicon (Mac M1) and Big Sur, improvement...
Apple, iPhone 5S, leaks, News, Phones

The black and slate iPhone 5s of your dreams almost exists

It is always fascinating when new iPhone prototypes appear. Twitter user @DongleBookPro (big name), has shared images of a previously unreleased iPhone 5s prototype in 'Black and Slate'. The iPhone 5s was launched in 2013 and features a 4-inch 640 x 1136-pixel display, Apple's now-old A7 processor, and a physical Touch ID button. The 'S year' device also featured a five-element camera with an aperture of f / 2.2, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, and slow motion video capture at 120 frames per second. The smartphone was launched in 'Gold', 'Space Gray' and 'Silver', while the iPhone 5 was available in 'White' and 'Silver' and Black and Slate. For reasons that are not clear, the iPhone 5s was never officially released on Black an...
Apple, Apple TV, Apps & Games, News

Apple TV + free trial runs through July 2021

Apple is once again extending the free trial period for its Apple TV + streaming service. This time around, the tech giant is allowing spoilers to stay on the platform until July 2021, and 9to5Mac notes that even paying subscribers will be reimbursed for two months of credits. This is the second time Apple has extended the trial of the service. This probably means that anyone who got a free trial of Apple TV + when the service launched last year will still have access to the service for the launch of For all mankind Season 2 and the Tom Holland movie Cherry. Until now, no one in the MobileSyrup Apple TV subscription was extended last February, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple will send emails over the next several weeks notifying ...
Apple blocks an unofficial method to install iOS apps on Mac M1
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Apple blocks an unofficial method to install iOS apps on Mac M1

Apple has disabled the ability for people with Mac M1 to install iOS applications unofficially.First seen by 9to5Mac, the change means that the only way to install iOS apps is through the Mac App Store. Developers can still allow their iOS or iPad apps to run on the new Mac M1s, which use Apple Silicon and the ARM architecture that the iPhone and iPad chips are based on. However, if the developers have not enabled this capability for their applications, it will not be available for Mac M1.For a few months now, Mac M1 users could use a workaround to install whatever iOS app they have to run on their Mac. Unsurprisingly, this made the developer change moot and it is not surprising that Apple has disabled capacity.In macOS 11.1, users will receive an error message tell...
Amazon, Apple, Manufacturers, News, Podcasts, spotify

Apple is reportedly looking to create a podcast subscription service

Apple is reportedly considering creating a podcast subscription service to compete with companies like Spotify and SiriusXM. A new report from Information reveals that the tech giant is currently in talks with production companies about the service, which would charge people to listen to podcasts. By charging for individual podcasts, Apple could offer creators a way to earn more money, which could convince them to ditch rival services. The report highlights that it is worth noting that Apple often explores ideas without carrying them out, so it is unknown when or if the service could launch. It makes sense for Apple to consider creating its own premium service, especially since it played a role in popularizing podcasts via the ...
2021, Apple, Foldable Display, in-display fingerprint scanner, ipad, iPhone, News, Phones

Apple works on folding screens and plans minor updates for iPhones 2021: report

Apple has reportedly started work on a foldable display for a future iPhone model, and the company is planning minor changes for the 2021 iPhone and iPad lines. According to From Bloomberg trustworthy Mark Gurman, Apple developed prototype folding displays for internal testing. However, the company has yet to solidify plans to launch a foldable iPhone. Also, a person familiar with the company's plans said Bloomberg that development has not spread beyond the screen. In other words, Apple has yet to make a fully foldable prototype device. Apple reportedly considered several different foldable screen sizes, including an option that folds out to a 6.7-inch size similar to the company's iPhone 12 Pro Max. It's worth noting that current foldables from companies like Samsung, Motorola,...
airpods max, airpods pro, Apple, Apps & Games, Netflix, News, spatial audio

Netflix is ​​working to add support for Apple’s Spatial Audio

Netflix is ​​reportedly testing support for Apple's 'Spatial Audio' feature on AirPods Max and Pro. It could release the feature sometime this spring. French publication iPhonesoft (via Apple Insider) quoted a Netflix employee who revealed that work on Spatial Audio began last December. Although they did not share a specific release date, the employee confirmed that the feature should launch in the spring. Also, the employee said iPhonesoft that Netflix would only support Spatial Audio in a limited catalog of content. For those unfamiliar with the feature, Apple debuted Spatial Audio at WWDC 2020 and later released it to users with updates to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur. Spatial Audio uses algorithms to convert surround ...
Apple, iMac, MacBook Pro, News

Apple is reportedly planning to release a refurbished iMac this year

Along with a complete MacBook Pro redesign for later in 2021, From Bloomberg Mark Gurman It also says that Apple's 21.5- and 27-inch iMac will also receive a significant overhaul this year. According to Bloomberg, two iMac models will be released in 2021, one of them with a design similar to the look of Apple's square Pro Display XDR. This means that the substantial bezels and curved rear that the iMac's current design features will be a thing of the past. This also marks the first time Apple has redesigned the iMac since 2012. Of course, Apple's new iMacs will also feature the next-gen version of its M1 processor. Probably at least some of the expensive $ 6,299 Pro Display XDR high-end tech will make its way into Apple's iMac l...
Apple, MacBook Pro, News, Tablets & Computers, Touch Bar

2021 MacBook Pro redesign won’t feature Touch Bar and will bring back MagSafe

In the immediate aftermath of the reveal of its own M1 chip, Apple reportedly plans to significantly redesign the MacBook Pro in Q3 2021. According to the often trusted TF International Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo and as first reported MacRumors, the new MacBook Pro will feature square sides similar to the iPad Pro and iPhone 12. The report was also independently corroborated by From Bloomberg Mark Gurman, another frequently trusted source of Apple leaks. Also, the top and bottom of the laptop are expected to be flatter, while also introducing a new version of MagSafe. The Touch Bar is also being cut. MagSafe is a magnetic connector that appeared on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro several years ago. Since then, Apple has...
antitrust, Apple, Apps & Games, Epic Games, Fortnite, Google, News, u.k.

Epic Games expands legal dispute with Apple and Google to the UK

Epic Games kicked off 2021 by expanding its ongoing legal dispute with Apple and Google to the UK The company behind Fortnite and the unreal engine filed new complaints with the UK Antitrust Court of Appeal against the two companies for their decision to eliminate Fortnite from the App Store and Play Store. Specifically, Epic accused Apple of abusing its "dominant position" in the market. Epic highlights three accusations against Apple in the complaint. First, the company alleges that Apple reserved the sole method for distributing applications to iPhone and iPad devices, processing payments for the applications and content within the applications for itself. Epic also accused Apple of using its position to charge developers unfair prices for these systems. Finally, the presenta...
Apple, Manufacturers, News, nuvia, qualcomm

Qualcomm to acquire a startup founded by former Apple engineers

Qualcomm acquired a startup founded by former Apple chip designers for $ 1.4 billion (about $ 1.7 billion Canadian). The startup is called Nuvia, and it was founded by three Apple chip designers who worked on the tech giant's A-series processors that power the iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm says it will use Nuvia's technology in future chips for projects involving smartphones, laptops and vehicles. "NUVIA CPUs are expected to be integrated into Qualcomm Technologies' broad product portfolio, powering flagship smartphones, next-generation laptops and digital cockpits, as well as advanced driver assistance systems, extended reality and infrastructure networking solutions. ". Qualcomm states. Engadget notes that this acquisition could spel...
AirTags, Apple, Apps & Games, Find My, hidden, items page, News

Safari can open a hidden ‘Items’ tab in Apple’s Find My app

Apple's Safari browser contains a shortcut that opens an 'Items' page in the company's Find My app on iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Discovered by David Chu, who posted screenshots on Twitter, and reported by MacRumors, the shortcut allows users to access a portion of the Find My application long associated with Apple's AirTags product. MacRumors He says he first found the Find My Items page in 2019, and has been a part of the app ever since, though it's not accessible to anyone except registered Apple developers.Typing findmy: // items in Safari will take you to this hidden UI in Find My! pic.twitter.com/CakKBGEuNh - David Chu (@davidvanchu) January 13, 2021The app page would likely be available in a future update corresponding to ...