Apple Design Awards 2021: Here are the 12 best apps and games

Every year, Apple announces their top 12 apps and games at their Apple Design Awards. These apps and games are awarded across 6 categories – innovation, visual and graphics, interaction, delight and fun, inclusivity, and social impact.

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Apple M1X MacBook Pro surfaces in WWDC 2021 Keynote YouTube video tags

Apple recently held their Keynote event for WWDC 2021, where they announced loads of new software updates. Even though it was rumoured, Apple did not announce any new hardware at the event. However, hidden with the keywords of the Apple WWDC 2021 Keynote YouTube video, the terms ‘M1X’ and ‘M1X MacBook Pro’ were spotted, which essentially confirms the name of Apple’s next desktop chip.

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Apple rolls out Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio for Apple Music users; expected in India soon

Apple announced Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio for Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost last month. As promised, the company started rolling out the features yesterday. However, these features are not available for the Indian users yet. Even the Apple Music India page says that these features are coming soon. Continue reading “Apple rolls out Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio for Apple Music users; expected in India soon”

Apple Health app introduces secure data sharing, Walking Steadiness, new data insights and highlights

Along with the many updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS and WatchOS, Apple also introduced many health focused features for the Apple Health app. These features include new, secure ways to share user health data to health providers and doctors, new insight information and highlights about health data and a new feature called Walking Steadiness.

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Apple introduces new privacy features across iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8

With every new major software release from Apple, whether it be iOS, iPadOS or macOS, they always introduce new privacy-focused features. This year, at WWDC 2021, Apple announced a range of new privacy protection features such as iCloud+, Mail Privacy Protection, on-device processing for Siri and more across the software ecosystems.

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Apple introduces WatchOS 8 with redesigned Home app, Mindfulness app, respiratory rate tracking during sleep and more

At is WWDC 2021 event Apple introduced its WatchOS 8, the next major update to WatchOS for Apple watch devices with several new features such as new Wallet and Home apps features, new Breathe features, new Tai Chi and Pilates workout types, new Portraits watch face and enhancements to Messages and the Photos app. Continue reading “Apple introduces WatchOS 8 with redesigned Home app, Mindfulness app, respiratory rate tracking during sleep and more”

Apple macOS 12 Monterey introduces new Safari redesign, Shortcuts, Universal Control and more

At WWDC 2021 yesterday, Apple introduced their next major version of their macOS desktop operating system, called macOS Monterey. With it, Apple is introducing a whole range of new features such as Universal Control and Airplay support for Mac devices, support for Shortcuts, SharePlay, Shared With You, and of course, major updates to Safari.

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Apple introduces iPadOS 15 with new Home Screen with new widget layouts, App Library, Improved multitasking and more

Along with the iOS 15, Apple also introduced iPadOS 15 that brings a new Home Screen design with integrated widgets, better multitasking with Split View and Slide Over, system-wide note-taking with Quick Note. Other features such as SharePlay, a redesigned Safari experience, Translate, new privacy controls in Siri, Mail, and more are same as iOS 15. Continue reading “Apple introduces iPadOS 15 with new Home Screen with new widget layouts, App Library, Improved multitasking and more”

Apple introduces iOS 15 with Facetime Spatial audio and SharePlay, Notification Summary, Live Text and more

At the ongoing WWDC 2021 Apple introduced iOS 15, the next iteration of iOS with a lot of new features. The iOS 15 brings new features to FaceTime, Messages, Memoji, Focus, Notifications, Maps, Safari, Wallet, new Live Text feature, Advanced Spotlight Search, and more. Continue reading “Apple introduces iOS 15 with Facetime Spatial audio and SharePlay, Notification Summary, Live Text and more”

Apple will soon warn people quicker if an unidentified AirTag is tracking them

When Apple introduced the AirTags in April, they built a number of privacy features that were aimed at preventing unwanted tracking. Apple is now reportedly working on tightening the protections with various updates such as the time to inform a person when they are being tracked without permission, and an Android app to let users know when a AirTag is travelling with them.

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Apple’s next gen iPad Pro models may feature wireless charging support

Apple is reportedly developing a new iPad Pro model with a redesign that will feature a glass-backed design to enable wireless charging support. The company is also rumoured to be working on refreshing the iPad Mini and a new thinner entry-level iPad.

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Apple TV app now available for NVIDIA Shield and more Android TV models

When Apple first launched their new Apple TV app and their Apple TV+ subscription, it was supported on a few platforms, including all iOS and Mac devices, select Smart TVs and streaming devices. The app is now natively supported on the NVIDIA Shield and the Android TV ecosystem.

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Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launch delayed to June; various improvements promised

Last month, during their Spring loaded event, Apple introduced a new service called Podcast Subscription. The service was designed to help creators on the platform with an alternative form of monetization and was supposed launch this month. However, Apple has reportedly pushed the launch to June as they are working on improving various aspects of the Podcast app.

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Samsung and LG reportedly begin OLED panel production for upcoming iPhone 13 series

The Apple iPhone 13 seems to be on track for its launch this year as sources in the industry indicate that Samsung and LG Display have begun production of OLED panels for it. This is about a month earlier than last year, where the iPhone 12 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2nd gen with updated motion sensors for fitness tracking said to launch in 2022

Earlier rumours revealed that Apple will launch 3rd generation cheaper AirPods with a similar design as the AirPods Pro, with a shorter stem, replaceable ear tips and an improved battery life in 2021. Now a new Bloomberg report says that the second generation AirPods Pro will be introduced in 2022 with fitness tracking features, thanks to updated motion sensors. Continue reading “Apple AirPods Pro 2nd gen with updated motion sensors for fitness tracking said to launch in 2022”