WhatsApp is behind the curve—long-promised updates to deliver an iPad app and real clients for Macs and PCs have yet to materialize. In recent months there has been a continual stream of hints that this new functionality is in development, but other than an expansion of its smartphone-based video calling and some limited progress on person-to-person payments, we have seen little change to the apps used by 2 billion people.
But now there seems to be a sudden and surprising update soon to go live that will address some of WhatsApp’s most critical missing functionality.
The battle between competing messengers is heating up fast. WhatsApp prides itself on its balance of security and functionality, and on keeping Facebook’s marketing and data monetization hounds at bay. Yes, it’s quite clear that WhatsApp has a treasure trove of metadata to mine, but our messaging feeds are not yet littered with ads
Apple’s most exciting iPhone 12 upgrade was its most unexpected and now the company has revealed it is working on the same exciting upgrade for AirPods.
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Just days after the iPhone 12 event, where Apple unveiled its exciting new ecosystem of MagSafe charging and accessories, the company has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office for heavily redesigned MagSafe AirPods.
Spotted by Patently Apple, the new AirPods use a super thin folio case that snaps onto the back of a device (read: iPhone) using magnets. Apple also shows a more traditional slimmed down design with a flip-open lid that connects the same way. Both devices then take their charge directly from the iPhone.
Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro has a game-changing feature which no other device in the world can offer.
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Speaking at the company’s October 13 “Hi, Speed” event, Greg Joswiak, Apple SVP, Worldwide Marketing, introduced several new ‘Pro’ camera features coming exclusively to the iPhone 12 range. Perhaps the most exciting among these is the news that Apple’s new flagships will be able to shoot, edit and share video in Dolby Vision HDR.
This is an incredible achievement for Apple as, according to Joswiak, the iPhone 12 models are the only devices in the world that can do this.
Compared to the standard dynamic range recordings achievable with most cameras, Dolby Vision allows for the display of a far wider range of bright and dark shades