Let's just preface this by saying that, unsurprisingly, we're not professional creatives that need a monitor with exquisitive color reproduction and high brightness for HDR playback.So, with that in mind, it should hopefully contextualise what we're saying about Apple's Pro Display XDR, the 32-inch LCD monitor to be paired with the new Mac Pro, and seems to be hugely capable.Like so many Apple products, it's about the premium gloss applied on the top - but with the Cupertino brand's professional equipment it can be hard to give a true feel of what the technology can achieve in the hands of the right people.The new features coming to iPhones with iOS 13Apple's tablets now have their own operating system: iPadOSMac will welcome macOS Catalina 10.15 later this yearMeet the Mac Pro: Apple's most powerful computer everApple Watch will get its own App Store thanks to watchOS 6Apple TV is gearing up for Apple Arcade gaming with tvOS 13Pro Display XDR price and release dateApple has said that … [Read more...] about Pro Display XDR – first look: Apple’s new monitor is not for mere mortals
Apple News Plus, the company's $9.99 per month subscription service, appeared to start strong when it launched in March. But since then, a report indicates, Apple has struggled to add more readers.Apple reportedly tallied 200,000 readers within days of launching Apple News Plus, the first in a new wave of services the company announced earlier this year. The goal, Apple said, wasn't just to sell us all iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, Apple Watches, AirPods and all sorts of other gizmos, it would also start aggregating stuff to do on them too. We could watch TV shows and documentaries led by stars like Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah with Apple TV Plus, for $4.99 per month. We could play more than a hundred video games through the $4.99 Apple Arcade. And we could read Apple News Plus.But a report from CNBC says Apple didn't "materially" add more readers to Apple News Plus after its launch, despite offering access to the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Esquire … [Read more...] about Apple News Plus struggles to add more readers, report says
A number of news outlets (TechSpot included) ran a story yesterday in which security expert Jonathan Zdziarski claims to have found several backdoors in iOS that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to potentially spy on citizens. The Cupertino-based company has since responded to the claims, essentially calling them hogwash. In an e-mail to Financial Times journalist Tim Bradshaw, Apple doesn't deny the backdoors in iOS. Instead, they refer to them as diagnostic functions which are primarily used by IT departments, developers and Apple for troubleshooting technical issues. "We have designed iOS so that its diagnostic functions do not compromise user privacy and security, but still provides needed information to enterprise IT departments, developers and Apple for troubleshooting technical issues. A user must have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer before that computer is able to access this limited diagnostic data. The user must agree … [Read more...] about Apple responds to ‘backdoor’ services in iOS, claims they are for troubleshooting technical issues
SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com briefly became the most valuable company on Wall Street in intraday trade on Monday, days after Microsoft Corp dethroned long-time leader Apple Inc . Amazon rose by 4.7% at one point, putting its market capitalisation at $865.0 billion. At the same time, Apple traded up 2.1%, giving it a market capitalisation of $864.8 billion. Microsoft, which on Friday closed above Apple's market capitalisation for the first time in eight years, was up 0.9 percent, leaving its stock market value at $859.0 billion, third in the group. Amazon's lead lasted only a few seconds. At the close, Apple was back on top with a 3.49% increase in its stock that put its total value at $877 billion. It was followed by Amazon, up 4.86% with a market capitalisation of $866.6 billion, and then Microsoft, up 1.08% and a stock market value of $860.4 billion. The tight race between the trio of high-powered technology stocks coincided with a broad stock market rally after the United … [Read more...] about Amazon briefly edges out Apple for most valuable company
There are a few different ways to think about pi. As apple, pumpkin and key lime … or as the different ways to represent the mathematical constant of ℼ, 3.14159, or, in binary, a long line of ones and zeroes. An irrational number, pi has decimal digits that go on forever without repeating. So when doing calculations with pi, both humans and computers must pick how many decimal digits to include before truncating or rounding the number. In grade school, one might do the math by hand, stopping at 3.14. A high schooler’s graphing calculator might go to 10 decimal places — using a higher level of detail to express the same number. In computer science, that’s called precision. Rather than decimals, it’s usually measured in bits, or binary digits. For complex scientific simulations, developers have long relied on high-precision math to understand events like the Big Bang or to predict the interaction of millions of atoms. Having more bits or decimal places … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Single-, Double-, Multi- and Mixed-Precision Computing?