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Apple CarKey to replace vehicle keys, CarPlay gets an upgrade Apple CarKey to replace vehicle keys, CarPlay gets an upgrade
- June 23, 2020

Apple never misses a chance to brand itself as a tech company that puts our privacy before its profits - and this year's annual developer conference was no exception. To unlock auto doors, users must hold their CarKey-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch near an NFC reader typically located in the door handle. And because these regions are literally miles across, it's effectively impossible for the app to get a given user's precise coordinates if the user doesn't want them to. (more...)
Apple Gives iOS 14 Home Screen an Android-Inspired Makeover Apple Gives iOS 14 Home Screen an Android-Inspired Makeover
- June 23, 2020

With the update, the Watch will look out for the signs you're at a sink, from the way you move your hands, to the sound of water swooshing by. App developers are also going to be required to self-report the permissions that their apps ask for, so a given developer can't, say, secretly hoover up a user's location or identifying details without Apple - or the user - knowing about it. (more...)
National Basketball Association anxious over coronavirus spike in Florida National Basketball Association anxious over coronavirus spike in Florida
- June 23, 2020

In the meantime, the players' worries have to do mostly with the fact that there are Walt Disney World employees who will work inside the bubble but reside outside the confinement zone. That became official when the league's board of governors and NBPA both voted to approve a 22-team plan. According to a report by ESPN's Baxter Holmes and Zach Lowe , NBA players, club executives and the league office have been having concerns regarding the spike in coronavirus cases in relation to the ... (more...)
Fastest ever internet speed recorded in Australia, researchers claim Fastest ever internet speed recorded in Australia, researchers claim
- June 23, 2020

The research team set a new record using the existing infrastructure with the help of a micro comb device, replacing 80 lasers in existing telecommunications hardware. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities announced their extraordinary breakthrough that could transform our communications and beyond. "The speeds achieved reached 44.2 Tbps at peak, and in a coded line, the peak speed fell to 39 Tbps - a near-12 per cent drop, but hey, we aren't complaining at all", the journal ... (more...)
Mixer's death means the Xbox Series X could have Facebook Gaming Mixer's death means the Xbox Series X could have Facebook Gaming
- June 23, 2020

It is understood that top streamers like Ninja and Shroud are now free to rejoin Twitch , or stream on alternative platforms. The news was announced on Xbox Wire , with Microsoft admitting that "It became clear that the time needed to grow our own livestreaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences we want to deliver to gamers now". (more...)
Apple's Macs are moving to ARM-based custom processors Apple's Macs are moving to ARM-based custom processors
- June 22, 2020

Apple is calling the new chip Apple Silicon. And access to technologies such as the Neural Engine will make the Mac an wonderful platform for developers to use machine learning. Virtualization technology also allows users to run Linux or Windows seamlessly using Apple Silicon too. Apple's Developer Transition Kit, which registered developers can apply for via its developer website, includes a Mac mini with an A12Z processor inside, running a pre-release version of macOS Big Sur . (more...)
These leaked features will make Google Maps so much better These leaked features will make Google Maps so much better
- June 22, 2020

The more options, the better, we'd say. As can be seen in the screenshots below, the options that will be available include vehicle, bike, rickshaw, motorcycle, and ride services such as Uber. Google Maps is also working on deep integration with San Francisco-based bike sharing service Bay Wheels. Wong also learned that Google hopes to offer more accurate ridesharing fares by sharing route data with third-party apps like Uber. (more...)
Crash Bandicoot 4 Will Be Officially Revealed Tomorrow Crash Bandicoot 4 Will Be Officially Revealed Tomorrow
- June 22, 2020

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (developed by Toys for Bob, the same studio behind Crash 4 ) similarly launched for consoles in 2018, and came to PC a year later. The fully-fledged Crash sequel will feature new abilities, more playable characters (include Cortex), "ridonkulous" bosses, and even alternate dimensions to explore. (more...)
Apple's first AR/VR headset could be unveiled next year Apple's first AR/VR headset could be unveiled next year
- June 22, 2020

Rumours of Apple launching an AR headset have been doing the rounds for quite a while now. This is the latest of a long line of Apple AR and VR rumors, this time reported by Bloomberg . A cinematic speaker system will make the experience even more realistic, people who have used prototypes say. The N301 AR/VR glasses are said to look like a smaller version of Faceboook's Oculus Quest VR headset. (more...)
Things To Watch For At Apple's WWDC Things To Watch For At Apple's WWDC
- June 22, 2020

But the new email service Hey.com - which sells subscriptions on its website - says Apple threatened to remove it from the App Store when it refused to offer an in-app subscription option and share a cut. In the past few years, it has been unveiling new devices such as HomePod and Mac Pro as well. The WatchOS for Apple Watch models is also expected to get new updates. (more...)
MacBook Pro and new iMac to be Apple’s first ARM-powered computers MacBook Pro and new iMac to be Apple’s first ARM-powered computers
- June 22, 2020

According to the Bloomberg report , Apple's testing of Arm-based Mac computers has shown better graphics performance and apps using artificial intelligence than Intel-powered devices. The computer maker is also reportedly working on at least three of its own Mac processors, with the first one to arrive in 2021. While Apple is likely capable of handling the chip switch and has been able to power high-performance devices like the iPad Pro, it could struggle to match the firepower of Intel ... (more...)
Amid COVID-19, Kansans qualify for extended unemployment benefits Amid COVID-19, Kansans qualify for extended unemployment benefits
- June 22, 2020

Department of Labor shows. Stocks on Wall Street were trading mostly lower. This is down by 62,000 compared to the previous week, which was revised down to 20.606 million. Applications under these two programs are not included in the initial claims count. Applications for PUA increased by 66,063 to 760,526 last week. "Using 2019 wage and unemployment data, an upper-bound estimate of 92.8 million workers (or 63 percent of the workforce) typically make below the maximum weekly unemployment ... (more...)
Multiple Leaks Suggest No New Hardware at WWDC Multiple Leaks Suggest No New Hardware at WWDC
- June 22, 2020

The update is expected to bring a host of new features such as a new HomeScreen, new fitness and AR apps and iCloud Keychain among others. In addition to software , the company is also expected to unveil a bunch of new devices at the event. (more...)
Jaish commander among four militants killed in Srinagar, Kulgam encounters Jaish commander among four militants killed in Srinagar, Kulgam encounters
- June 22, 2020

They were killed in a gunfight this morning in Zadibal Soura in Srinagar where forces earlier launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The official said the three slain militants were affiliated to proscribed terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir. Police also said a slain militant killed in Kulgam encounter has been identified as a foreigner. (more...)
Apple Rejects Facebook’s Gaming App from the App Store, Again Apple Rejects Facebook’s Gaming App from the App Store, Again
- June 22, 2020

They haven't spoken to us about it". Sounds great, Matt. Except you might want to clue in Google and Apple first, or at least figure out what the hell is happening in the department you're meant to be in charge of before telling the country about it. (more...)
Twitter introduces audio tweets feature for iOS Twitter introduces audio tweets feature for iOS
- June 21, 2020

Twitter announced Wednesday that it has begun testing the option of adding a voice message to posts. A user named Andrew Hayward said that the team that provided the accessibility of Twitter is not an official team, but a team of volunteers. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next DLC Character To Be Revealed On Monday Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next DLC Character To Be Revealed On Monday
- June 21, 2020

Ultimate back in March . Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Despite revealing the character's original series, Nintendo has given no hints as to which character will make the cut. In the meantime, we leave you to our guide on how to become champions in Super Smash Bros Ultimate . Who do you reckon is joining the fray? All six people will be released for Supreme by December 31, 2021, Sakurai stated throughout a Nintendo Direct Mini ... (more...)
EA Play 2020: Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Coming to Steam; Release Date, Price Unveiled EA Play 2020: Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Coming to Steam; Release Date, Price Unveiled
- June 21, 2020

EA is promising a range of improvements for " Madden NFL 21 " and " FIFA 21" thanks to the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X . On the background of the new Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X public somehow forgotten about the fact that Microsoft promised to release a budget version of the console. (more...)
India to witness annular solar eclipse today; details here India to witness annular solar eclipse today; details here
- June 21, 2020

In Sukkur, the ring of fire was visible for the first time ever. For example, in Uttrakhand, India at the location of Greatest Eclipse, the path is only about 13 miles (21 kilometers) wide and the "ring of fire" lasted for just about 38 seconds. (more...)
WhatsApp back up after some users report issues with messaging app WhatsApp back up after some users report issues with messaging app
- June 21, 2020

Issues are being reported across both Android and iOS, and according to Down Detector, it's happening across the US, UK, Europe, and parts of Asia including India. WhatsApp, the world's largest cross-platform messaging application with over 2 billion active users, went down on Friday, affecting thousands of users in India. (more...)

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