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Apple Card Holders Can Now Access Their Account Via The Web

Apple has launched an online portal for Apple Card Account holders to manage their account through the web, which includes viewing past statements, managing balances, paying bills and more. Apple Card was announced in 2019 as a part of its service industry. Partnered with Goldman Sachs, it provides a titanium card, does not charge any fee and offers its users a lot of other benefits in the form of cashbacks. Earlier, all transactions and other activities happened only via the Wallet App installed on a campatible Apple device. Now, the user will no longer need to rely on their iPhone or iPad to carry out their Apple Account functions. That doesn’t mean, you will not need an Apple device to acquire the Apple Card in the first place.

A website just makes it easier, in case you aren’t using your iPhone anymore or you have misplaced it. Under such a circumstance, usually you would have to call Goldman Sachs directly to carry out the function. Read More

Apple Is Terminating Apple Arcade Contracts That Are Not Engaging Enough

Apple’s video game subscription service, Apple Arcade is available for a 30-day free trial period, beyond which Apple charges $4.99 per month in the US and only Rs. 99 per month in India, giving access to unlimited ad-free games. The gaming service is apparantly shifting its strategy to retain more subscribers. Apple is cancelling contracts for some games that are still in the development phase and is seeking to get on board those titles that it believes will allow it to hold on to its subscribers.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple had withdrawn contracts with multiple game production houses, saying their upcoming games did not meet their engagement standards that the company was looking for. Apple is seeking for games that would make their subscribers to keep using the service even after the trial period is over. For example, action puzzler game, Grindstone which is a multi-level match-3 puzzle game, is the kind of engaging game that Apple is looking for. Read More

Here Are The Winners Of Apple 2020 Design Awards

Apple recognizes those developers who showcase the best in design, innovation and technology. To honor these developers, Apple hosts the Apple Design Awards anually and celebrate their achievement. Apple today announced eight winners of the Apple 2020 Design Awards, mentioning those, it said, “brought distinctive new ideas to life while demonstrating a master of Apple technology.” Among the eight winners, four were who created some of the best apps for making creatives and four were for building some of the best games available on App Store.

Apple Awards usually serves as an indicator as to what kind of apps Apple wants to see. In 2019, Apple presented the award to those developers who highlighted the usage of Apple Pencil, Core ML and Metal 2. However, this year Apple has focused mostly on apps designed for iPad, especially photo editors and other such tools that showcases iPad as a creative tool. Also, the most of the game winners were awarded for their use of spatial audio and haptics. Read More

Apple’s Annual Summer Camp Brings Free Activities Right To The Camper’s Home – Registrations Now Open

With the whole world moving to digital modes for carrying out meeting, activities and events, Apple Camp 2020 will be held virtually too. Apple had announced last week that its yearly Apple Camp which takes place at their retail stores will now be held online, where kids can experience fun digital programs from their favourite spot at home. Thereby, the event is being called ‘Apple Camp at Home’. Apple Camp at Home is bringing digital activites for childern between the age of 8-12 years for free by offering a self-guided activity book and live virtual sessions with Apple Creatives. The digital programs are focused on video, art & design, and coding. The registrations for Apple Camp at Home are now open, parents can sign up for the online sessions and also download the free Activity Book. Read More

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Reports: Apple Is All Set To Launch 10.8-Inch iPad in 2020 & 8.5-Inch iPad Mini in 2021

After the unveiling of new iPad models in March with Light Detection and Ranging sensor technology , Apple is preparing to release a 10.8 inch iPad later this year and an 8.5 inch iPad Mini in the first half of 2021, according to reports. It is not clear as of now, if the 10.8-inch iPad will be the successor to the 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, since both of them belong to two different product lineup. However, we know the 8.5-inch iPad Mini will be a new product of iPad Mini series. Apple is likely to make the brezels of the iPad narrower to make space for larger screen size with the same form factor.

The last lineup in the iPad Mini series was launched in March 2019 with an A12 Bionic Chip, an upgraded front-camera and a support for Apple Pencil. It is possible to get the A13 Bionic Chip with the upcoming iPhone 12 and iPads. Apple now plans to adopt mini-LED display technology for future iPad Minis. But it’s not clear if the 8.5-inch iPad is the same iPad Mini that will get this technology. Read More

Apple Brings A Redesigned Game Center With Advanced Controller For iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and TVOS

For all the gamers out there, Apple is bringing significant improvements to gaming experience with its iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 and TVOS update. Apple promises to make gaming on them feel more like playing on a console or PC. During the WWDC, Apple announced game- controller support functions including button remapping, leverage motion controls, haptics, custom rumble feedback for Xbox and PlayaStation controllers and improvement in usage of keyboard & mouse as well for iPad gaming.

Games like the Sony’s DualShock 4 controllers, can support motion inputs. Developers can add a feature for changing the colour of the Lightbar at the top according to a character’s health. They can also let players use the DualShock 4’s touchpad for finger tracking and even support for touchpad’s button. Additionally, Developers will now be able to add feedback support into their games, enabling the players to sense specific feelings like shooting a gun or an explosion. Read More

Apple To Sell Macs Built With Its Own Processor In 2021

In its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), held virtually on June 22, Apple announced new features rolling out for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. One of the key highlights of the conference was the announcement of a major change to Apple’s Mac Computers in 14 years. Earlier in this year, Apple’s effort to move away from Intel was reported by Bloomberg. Apple made the hardware transition official on Monday by announcing a shift from Intel processors to its custom-designed chips for future Mac computers which will be based on ARM-powered silicons that are used in smartphones and tablets, including iPhone and iPad. Read More

Apple Makes Changes In Its App Store Guidelines For Easing Tension Among Developers

In a press release on Monday, Apple announced two major alterations to its App Store rules. Firstly, Developers will not only be able to appeal the rejection of an App that violates a given guideline of the App Store Review Guidelines, but will also have a procedure to challenge the guideline that led to the rejection. Secondly, there won’t be a delay in App updates and bug fixes over App Store disputes except for those related to legal issues. The changes were made in the wake of criticism received by Apple over software developer Basecamp’s ‘Hey’, an E-mail App which was initially approved by Apple but then repeatedly rejected as it violated App Store guidelines requiring in-app purchases, thereby harming Apple’s subscription revenue.  Read More

Apple’s CarKey – Control Your Car With Your iPhone

Tie-up between the German carmaker, BMW and the tech giant, Apple, brings virtual car key. Apple announced Apple CarKey as one of the features of iOS 14.0, which is scheduled for launch in the coming months. An update of iOS 13 will also support the feature a little later. BMW will market the same as the BMW Digital Key in its vehicles. Initially, only the recently face-lifted BMW 5 Series will support this feature and then subsequently other models. Apple is working on getting other manufacturers onboard as well to support the feature in the upcoming year. Read More

Facebook Gaming Stopped From Arriving On The App Store By Apple

Facebook’s application for launching its Gaming App on the iOS App Store has been rejected for the fifth time, according to a report by The New York Times.

Facebook has been repeatedly been denied permission to arrive on the App Store since February as it can jeopardize the Gaming Service – Apple Arcade. Facebook announced its Gaming App back in April amid the COVID-19 lock-down restrictions. The App which is available on Google Play Store, lets the users play simple HTML5 games and watch live-streams of other players. Read More