Apple is now powered by 100% renewable energy worldwide

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Apple today announced that its global facilities are powered by 100 percent clean energy which also includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and India. The company also mentioned that nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy. Continue reading “Apple is now powered by 100% renewable energy worldwide”

Snapchat rolls out TrueDepth-Optimised AR Lenses for iPhone X

Snapchat iPhone X Lenses

Snapchat is now rolling out their first TrueDepth-Enhanced AR Lenses for iPhone X and is now officially implementing Apple’s TrueDepth camera technology in its Lenses selfie-feature. With the new silent update, iPhone X users who use Snapchat will be able to use augmented reality masks pop-ups that take advantage of the Apple’s facial mapping technology. Continue reading “Snapchat rolls out TrueDepth-Optimised AR Lenses for iPhone X”

Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 brings new ProRes RAW format and advanced closed captioning

Apple Final Cut Pro

Apple is rolling out next major update to Final Cut Pro which brings features ProRes RAW and advanced closed captioning. The ProRes RAW feature combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video, while the advanced closed captioning tools allow video editors to easily view, edit and deliver captions from right within the app. Continue reading “Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 brings new ProRes RAW format and advanced closed captioning”

Apple to launch Mac Pro only in 2019, design shaped by the Pro Workflow Team

Mac Pro

Apple just confirmed that the Mac Pro machines will find their way into the market only in 2019 which might come as a let down to those who were hoping to see a Pro machine sometime this year. Back in 2017, at a roundtable conference, Apple has responded to the concerns of the Mac Pro users saying that it is developing a brand new Mac Pro that will be launched next year, i.e 2018. Continue reading “Apple to launch Mac Pro only in 2019, design shaped by the Pro Workflow Team”

Apple hires Google’s former A.I Chief John Giannandrea, aims to improve Siri

John Giannandrea

Apple is hiring Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence; John Giannandrea. The news was first reported by The New York Times, and it comes one day after he announced that he was stepping down from his role at Google.  Continue reading “Apple hires Google’s former A.I Chief John Giannandrea, aims to improve Siri”

Apple said to use its own chips in MacBooks replacing Intel chipsets starting 2020

Apple is said to be planning to use its own chipsets in MacBooks replacing Intel chipsets from 2020, according to the latest report from Bloomberg. The initiative is named ‘Kalamata,’ and is still in early developmental stages but comes as a part of Apple’s strategy to make all of Apple’s devices including MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads work seamlessly together. Continue reading “Apple said to use its own chips in MacBooks replacing Intel chipsets starting 2020”

Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4, recommends AMD Radeon graphic cards; no NVIDIA support

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Apple this week rolled out the macOS 10.13.4 that introduced official support for eGPUs (external graphics processors) on Thunderbolt 3 Macs. In the release notes, Apple has published a detailed support document that outlines how eGPU support works and provides graphics card and chassis recommendations that can be used with your Mac.  Continue reading “Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4, recommends AMD Radeon graphic cards; no NVIDIA support”

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health Tool, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, New Animoji and more

Apple just released iOS 11.3, a major update for iPhone and iPad, about three months after the release of iOS 11.2.  The update brings ARKit 1.5 to offer even more immersive AR experiences to recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables for next-generation AR apps,  iPhone Battery Health (Beta) to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced. This feature is available in Settings -> Battery for iPhone 6 and later.  As promised, it is now possible to disable Apple’s power management feature.

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Apple iWork update brings the ability to draw, create books and more, gets Smart Annotation beta

iWork update

Apple at the creative education even has announced an update to its iWork suite of productivity apps; Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. This new update is aimed at making it easier to add creativity to your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on iPad. Continue reading “Apple iWork update brings the ability to draw, create books and more, gets Smart Annotation beta”

Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad with A10 Fusion chip, Apple Pencil support starting at Rs. 28000

Apple at the Creative Education event in Chicago has introduced a new refreshed 9.7-inches iPad with Apple Pencil support. The new iPad is powered by the A10 Fusion chip which is used on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.  The new Apple iPad features familiar hardware, it sports a 9.7-inch Retina display. Continue reading “Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad with A10 Fusion chip, Apple Pencil support starting at Rs. 28000”

Apple iPhone X 2018 and iPhone X Plus said to start at $899 and $999 respectively

iPhone Models 2018

Apple is expected to introduce the 2018  iPhone X and iPhone X Plus later this year and according to fresh reports from RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani, the pricing is expected to start $899 (Rs. 58,320 approx.) and $999 (64,800 approx.), respectively. Continue reading “Apple iPhone X 2018 and iPhone X Plus said to start at $899 and $999 respectively”

Apple said to introduce new iPhone X color option to restore sales; updated iPad expected in Q3

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According to a report of  Macotakara, Apple is said to be planning to launch a new iPhone X color option to restore sales. However, there aren’t any details about the launch timeline or the color option. The report simply says that “for the purpose of restoring sales of iPhone X, Apple plans to release a new color.” Continue reading “Apple said to introduce new iPhone X color option to restore sales; updated iPad expected in Q3”

Apple’s low-cost 9.7-inch iPad could support Apple Pencil: KGI

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Apple is expected to launch the new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad at the ‘Creative Education’ event tomorrow, i.e. March 27th. The company is also expected to bring in a new Apple pencil at the event, and now we hear that the new low-cost iPad will likely support the new Apple pencil. Continue reading “Apple’s low-cost 9.7-inch iPad could support Apple Pencil: KGI”

Apple proposes 13 new accessibility emojis to be included in Emoji 12.0

Apple's Accessibility Emoji

Apple has proposed 13-new accessibility emojis to be joined in the upcoming Unicode emoji release. The new list includes guide dog, hearing aid, prosthetic limbs, as well as people using canes and different types of wheelchairs. The new suite also adds emoji for people with disabilities. Continue reading “Apple proposes 13 new accessibility emojis to be included in Emoji 12.0”

Apple said to introduce new low-cost iPads and education software at March 27 event

It is already known that Apple has scheduled a ‘creative education’ event on March 27th, and today we are learning that the company is planning to launch a new low-cost iPads and education software, according a new report from Bloomberg. The event scheduled for early next week marks the first time Apple is holding a product launch aimed at education since 2012. Continue reading “Apple said to introduce new low-cost iPads and education software at March 27 event”