With happening events taking place all over the globe, it is easy to get lost in the doomscrolling, between the reels and the TikToks. Here are some of the easy ways to keep you informed without distracting you. The apps I mention below are some of the best apps that give you complete news.
Apple is testing a new external display for Pro Display XDR with an A13 chip and Neural Engine for a high-quality resolution. According to 9to5Mac’s sources, while the Pro display will have a specialized internal chip, and a dedicated SoC, currently it is the A13 Bionic chip, the same one used for iPhone 11 series. The external display features the neural engine and is deemed to be the future of Pro Display XDR.
Apple introduced new patches for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that can save you from being hacked. The releases were iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1. With the release of the macOS Big Sur just last week, updates are already available because of how vulnerable your device is without the patches.
In May 2021, Google’s YouTube App crossed a whopping 10 billion downloads with the second-highest downloads from India. That is more than the current population of the world, 7.9 billion. Android phones contain a Google suite of Apps one of which is YouTube, which could also be a reason for the high number of downloads.
This has moved apps like Facebook to the second position with 7 billion downloads. With a 1 billion difference, WhatsApp is at 6 billion downloads. Other common apps like Messenger are placed number 4 with 5 billion downloads and last in the top 5 is Instagram with more than 3 billion downloads. While Snapchat and TikTok continue to grow in the number of downloads per day with over 1 billion and 2 billion downloads respectively.
The much heard of AirPods 3 are almost here. The brand is said to launch the next generation of wireless AirPods possibly, with the iPhone 13 at the annual launch events in September. Leaks reveal that the design will be similar to AirPods Pro with a few changes for improved ease and better quality of sound. While the launch date was rumored to be earlier this year, Apple did not launch the new product. Sources say that the headphones are still undergoing development and thus expected to be available for purchase during the second half of the year.
While its performance remains as significant as the older versions, some functional changes known to be added to the AirPods Pro are the inactivation of the active noise reduction system. The device will be accompanied by a chipset that can be paired with Lossless and spatial audio to give the studio-like feel on Apple Music. The design still being as chic as it is, is said to be now close to that of the Beats Studio Buds in comparison to the size.
The Apple Music app has some exciting updates and it is all in favor of its Android users. The Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos are now available on Android phones as well. While Apple recently added these features to its iPadOS, iOS, and MacOS just last month, they soon released them to their Indian audience as well. Apple Music users around the globe can enjoy spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and its live music feel. The addition of these features makes the Music apps for Apple and Android, equal. Another good news is it comes with no special charges on the upgrade. The subscription amount remains the same for regular (Rs.99/month) as well as the student plan (Rs.49/month).
Apple says the upgrade does consume more data for Android users as well, for example, a 3-minute track consumes 6MB and can consume up to 145MB with High-resolution Lossless. Apple has also said to create playlists for the easy use of the customers. The quality of music is described as “a new experience that transforms the way music will be created”.
We had already reported that the Google Pixel 6 will be Google’s launch for this year. Previously it was known for some time that the larger of the two models will be called the Google Pixel 6 Pro as opposed to the usual ‘XL’ naming system offered by Google. Now, some new papers uploaded by Google for new Game Mode APIs show that the phone might be called the Pixel 6 XL. The Google Pixel 6 XL will be the first Google smartphone to have a triple rear camera setup. A recent report has come out which states that the phone might have a 5X zoom “ultra tele” camera.Read More
Google Maps has brought in a new feature for the lakh of daily bus passengers of Delhi. Now, the people of Delhi will be receiving real-time bus information in Google Maps. For this to happen, Google has partnered up with Delhi Transport Ministry, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), IIIT Delhi, and Lepton Software. Through this collaboration, Google Maps will be able to provide real-time information about the arrival times of buses for Delhi on Google Maps.Read More