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Apple WWDC 2020 Announcements: macOS Big Sur, iOS 14, transition to Apple Silicon and More

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Apple has tapped up WWDC 2020 Day 1 with some key announcements. The most significant of them include an introduction to iOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7. Apple has also confirmed its transition to its custom Apple Silicon from Intel chips for the Mac.

WWDC 2020 Announcements: Key Highlights

Apple CEO Tim Cook began the WWDC Keynote by addressing support for protests against racism and also thanking the healthcare workers for his or her continuation in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Apple also introduced iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 4. Under this article article, we’ll cover a number of the key features introduced within the respective operating systems.

iOS 14 features a bunch of latest additions and enhancements. The new iPhone OS gets an App Library that arranges all the installed apps on an iPhone in a list view. Widgets make their way to iOS with iOS 14. You will be able to make a choice from different sizes and arrange them as per your liking.

Apple has also introduced App Clips, which loads a small part of an app within seconds to finish a particular task, like renting a scooter, purchasing a coffee, or filling a parking meter. These apps are then suggested in the App Library just in case you would like to download the full version.

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There is also Picture-in-Picture (PiP), which allows you to minimize a video and place it to some corner of the screen and use another app. Another UI change is during incoming calls, wherein the calling interface now not covers the entire screen and now features a compact design instead. Once you receive a call, it’ll be displayed on top of the screen.

Messages on iOS 14 get Pinned conversations, allowing you to pin up to nine chats on top of your conversations list. For groups on Messages, you get three new features — Inline Replies, Mentions, and Group Photo. Inline Messages allow you to select and reply to a message. You could view replies within the full conversation or as their own thread for a more focused view. Mentions is essentially a feature borrowed from the likes of WhatsApp and Slack. once you @ mention someone, the person’s name is highlighted. Users also can customize a lively group so you simply receive notifications once they are mentioned.

Another app that gets major updates in iOS 14 is Maps. You now get a dedicated Cycling Mode that shows you bike lanes, paths, and roads. You might also see elevation, busy streets, stairs, and steep passages when planning your trip. There’s also EV routing that shows you the compatible charging stations on your route. Apple is additionally introducing Guides to go to ‘great places around the world to eat, shop, and explore’.

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There is a brand new Translate app that supports up to 11 languages.

Siri, which is stated by Apple is now 20 times faster, gets a compact design, and now occupies the bottom row of the screen when invoked.

Safari is more responsive, powerful, and personal in iOS 14. Apple claims that it loads pages 50 percent faster than Chrome. You could also translate websites in seven different languages. It also warns you if a password you’re using isn’t secure.

A big update that AirPods users get in iOS 14 is Automatic Switching. AirPods will automatically switch between devices by recognizing if you place down your phone and pick up your iPad, or if you’re using your iPad and you get a call, It will switch back and connect with your iPhone.

The same feature is supported for Mac too.

Regarding Privacy, Apple stated that each one of its App Stores will show users the info collected by developers and what it might be used for.

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iPad OS 14

iPad OS 14 gets all the features of iOS 14 and a few additional iPad-specific tweaks. Scribble anywhere using your Apple Pencil. iPad OS 14 also converts your handwriting into text, which might be copied and pasted on different apps.

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Several apps that take advantage of the large screen of the iPad and offer multiple options for organizing content.

watchOS 7

Watch faces are now customizable with watchOS 7. Each app can now offer many complications, allowing users to feature more in their watch faces. You could also share the watch face you’ve got created via text, email, or posting a link online.

The biggest update to watchOS is Sleep Tracking. There is a Sleep Mode that activates automatically once you get to bed. Sleep Tracking also offers you various tools that assist you to analyse the quality of your sleep.

Apple Watch now automatically detects once you begin washing and helps you keep going for the amount of time recommended by global health organizations.

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Fitness is usually a key focus in any watchOS update and the same goes with watchOS 7. Dance, Core, Functional Strength training, and post-workout Cooldown are the newest additions to workout modes on watchOS 7.

tvOS 14

Apple TV users can now access HomeKit-enabled video cameras and accessories by using Siri or Control Centre and receive doorbell notifications on the large screen with live feeds showing who is there.

tvOS 14 expands multi-user capabilities to include Apple Arcade and other games. This enables users to instantly resume games exactly where they left off. Through the Control Centre, players can switch between users, check the game progress, achievements, leaderboards, etc.

macOS Big Sur

macOS Big Sur gets a massive visual update since OS X. You now get a customizable Control Centre on macOS Big Sur, Providing you with access to controls like Wi-FI and Bluetooth. You could also add controls and drag them to the menu bar.

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Notification Centre gets a brand new design, combining notifications and widgets in a single view.

Safari on macOS Big Sur gets a customizable background image on the start-up page. It has also a dedicated Safari Extensions category for easier discovery of extensions. Safari also will ask you which of them websites each extension can access.

Web Page translation, which is currently in beta, can translate sites between seven languages. Safari also uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to identify and stop trackers from profiling or following you across on the internet. It will generate a weekly Privacy Report on your start page showing how it protects your browsing across all the websites you visit. It has a dedicated button on the toolbar for the same.

Messages and Maps on macOS Big Sur get a similar set of latest features introduced on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

Switch to Apple Silicon

Apple confirmed that it’ll make a transition from Intel chips to its custom Apple Silicon chips for the Mac. This tradition chip will drive the following generation of Macs and help introduce new features faster while making them more efficient to use.

“From the start, the Mac has always embraced big changes to remain at the forefront of private computing. Today we’re announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac. With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I’ve never been more excited about the long run of the Mac,” Cook said during the Keynote.

The software updates for developer beta are released. Users can expect the public beta update in July, followed by a stable release in Fall.

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OnePlus 9 borrows from OnePlus 8 Pro a lot, hints latest leak

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OnePlus 9 borrows from OnePlus 8 Pro a lot, hints latest leak

What do we know about OnePlus 9? For starters, it is bound to run on the Snapdragon 888 chip and is most likely to be an evolution of the OnePlus 8T. That’s it! Most of the leaks on the OnePlus 9 series are related to the OnePlus 9 Lite, a new addition to the lineup that’s speculated to keep the flagship range fairly accessible to consumers. For those not caring about accessibility, the vanilla model may be the sweet one to choose since it borrows from the OnePlus 8 Pro a lot if the latest leaks are anything to believe.



A report from 91Mobiles has leaked some of the details on the upcoming OnePlus 9 and while the main details are yet to come out, there’s enough to get OnePlus fans excited. The regular model is likely to get borrow some features from the OnePlus 8 Pro, such as wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and a 65W fast-charging system charging the 4500mAh battery. For power users, these additions should be enough to consider the next-gen upgrade.

OnePlus 9 going high on its wireless ambitions

In 2020, OnePlus introduced the concept of wireless charging to its Pro variant of the OnePlus 8. The phone grabbed headlines for its 30W fast wireless chargings system, which promised a full top-up in almost an hour. OnePlus retained the feature for the Pro model as the newer OnePlus 8T skipped the wireless charging feature entirely and focused on the 65W fast charging system. With Apple embracing wireless charging better with the iPhone 12, OnePlus seems to be following the same for most of its devices.



Another notable upgrade seems to be the 4500mAh battery over the 4300mAh unit from the OnePlus 8. Surely, it’s not drastically bigger but even a minor increase in battery capacity is always helpful. The phone is also said to retain the flat display from the OnePlus 8T, complete with a punch-hole cutout in the corner.

Previous leaks and rumors hinted at a possible upgrade to the main camera system on the regular OnePlus 9 since it last saw an upgrade in 2019 with the OnePlus 7. The main camera is said to use the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor that just debuted on the Oppo Reno 5 Pro+. This could be accompanied by a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera system. After the OnePlus 7T, this is the first time since the cameras would be upgraded on the regular model if these rumors are true.

What remains to be seen is what will the OnePlus 9 Pro bring to the table? Speculations suggest the same curved edge display design mated to a new camera system, the new Snapdragon 888 chip, an even bigger battery, and possibly, the 120W fast wired charging from those Oppo flagships.

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Samsung removes ad that mocked Apple for charger-less iPhone 12 and we know why

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Samsung seems to have a habit of poking fun at its direct competitor Apple for whatever the latter does. This happened when Apple removed the 3.5mm audio jack or when it introduced the notch in the iPhone X, and even recently when Apple stopped selling a charger with the new iPhone 12 series and more to follow. But now, the South Korean tech major has removed the recent ad that mocked Apple for this reason and we may know why.

Samsung gets rid of ad that mocked Apple

The company has removed the advert that its Caribbean subsidiary posted after Apple launched the iPhone 12. The ad threw a jab at Apple’s decision to not include the charger and the EarPods with the iPhone 12 series and more iPhones to follow.



The ad posted on Facebook with a black charger, which no longer exists, by the way, read, “Your #Galaxy does give you what you are looking for. From the most basic as a charger to the best camera, battery, performance, memory, and even 120Hz screen on a phone.

While Samsung hasn’t revealed why it removed the ad, the reason is deemed pretty simple. Much like earlier, the company will also follow Apple and remove the charger and earphones with the upcoming Samsung devices.

For those who don’t know, Samsung has taken jabs at Apple on several occasions. It mocked Apple for the removal of headphones jacks, inclusion of notches, non-inclusion of fast charging, and even for the apparent lower download speeds.

While the company leaves no stone unturned to poke fun at Apple and keeps on coming up with indirect ways to do it, the company eventually ends up following what Apple has done. This leaves us wondering why the mockery in the first place.



For the uninitiated, Samsung is also expected to remove the in-box charger and earphones with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which is scheduled to launch in January 2021. The decision, which is for environmental reasons (at least on the surface) will take shape in Europe and eventually extend to more regions.

However, we still don’t have a confirmation on the same and need to wait until the launch to take place.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Specifications Leaked : Check Details

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There are only a couple of companies that sell Android tablets in 2020. The notable two brands are Samsung and Huawei. The South Korean tech giant had only recently launched Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ as its flagship tablet devices. Now, it seems the corporate will soon release Galaxy Tab Active 3 whose entire specs are now leaked.



The upcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3 will be the successor to Galaxy Tab Active 2 from late 2017. Samsung’s Active series of tablets are targeted at industries, hence the long interval of 3 years between the launch of every new model. For those unaware, the primary one in the series was unveiled back in December 2014.

That said, the 2020 model was first spotted on Geekbench with model number SM-T575 in July powered by Exynos 9810 paired with 4GB RAM and Android 10 operating system. Just in case you’re wondering, this chipset made its debut inside Galaxy S9 in 2018.



Now, an exclusive leak by SamMobile reveals the other remaining specs of this forthcoming Galaxy Tab Active 3. As per the publication, it’ll be MIL-STD 810 certified for durability and can be available in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Customers will also have a choice to get it with LTE connectivity.

Further, on the front, the tablet will sport an 8-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and three physical buttons below it for navigation as per the SafetyKorea certification bureau. It might come with Bluetooth 5.0 and can also support S Pen with remote control option.

Last but not least, it’ll be backed by a 5,050mAh battery and its launch date is not known at this point. Anyway, since its a niche product, we expect Samsung to announce it via press release within the coming days just like the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.

Source:- SamMobile

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