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Apple buys AI camera tech that could put iPhone back on top

Apple buys AI camera tech that could put iPhone back on top

Apple has quietly acquired a camera tech startup that could make for crisper, more accurate photos and videos from future iPhones, according to reports. Spectral Edge is a UK startup spun out of machine learning research at the University of East Anglia, cooking up image processing smarts that could have relevance not only on Apple's smartphone but its displays and even future tech around autonomous cars.

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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink on Apple Arcade debuts a new sports game series

Ultimate Rivals: The Rink on Apple Arcade debuts a new sports game series

Apple Arcade marks a new chapter in Apple's business, combining its newfound service-oriented character with its traditional software model. It also proved, at least on paper, that it's serious about gaming and not just on mobile but also on all its platforms. It has quite a number of titles exclusive to the subscription service but most of them are existing games. Injecting fresh blood into Apple Arcade, Bit Fry Games Studio announced a new Ultimate Rivals: The Rink game that is also the beginning of a new breed of sports games.

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iOS 13.3 bug lets kids talk with strangers despite new parental controls

iOS 13.3 bug lets kids talk with strangers despite new parental controls

Apple's headaches with iOS 13 updates may have diminished but it's far from being a flawless situation. While there have been little reports in the way of broken updates or bricked iPhones, iOS 13.3 may bring its own list of concerns, especially from parents. The latest iOS update added a new feature that would protect kids against strangers but a bug in that Communication Limits ironically lets children get around those blocks, intentionally or otherwise.

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Apple Pro Display XDR with Nano-Texture requires an Apple cleaning cloth

Apple Pro Display XDR with Nano-Texture requires an Apple cleaning cloth

Although Apple is often praised for its design acumen and almost obsessive attention to detail, there are a few times that it has also been the butt of jokes for some products. Sometimes those jokes eventually go away but some do remain, especially when they're constantly reminded of how Apple can sometimes look out of touch with reality. The latest example of that is the $6,000 Pro Display XDR that comes with a nano-texture glass that apparently requires a very special cloth from Apple to clean.

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iOS 13.3 reveals details on Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats4 earbuds

iOS 13.3 reveals details on Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats4 earbuds

Apple is preparing to launch a new Powerbeats4 model of wireless earbuds, at least based on a discovery found in the recently released iOS 13.3. The Powerbeats 4 would be the next iteration in the line following the Powerbeats3 model, which Apple currently sells for $199.99 USD. Based on the iOS 13.3 discovery, the Powerbeats4 will probably feature Apple's H1 proprietary chip.

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Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Today Apple released a set of videos about their also-newly-released Mac Pro. This is the Mac Pro for late-2019, revealed back in June of 2019. The focus of the most interesting of these videos is the "plug-and-play Mac Pro Expansion Module", aka the "MPX Module", a piece of hardware that Apple says "adds extra graphical power to your Mac Pro." This is the way you switch out your GPU and replace it with a new GPU - it's made to appear simple.

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iPhone iOS 13.3 update brings fixes for Photos, Dark Mode, Gmail

iPhone iOS 13.3 update brings fixes for Photos, Dark Mode, Gmail

Apple's iOS 13.3 was released this afternoon with Screen Time updates as well as bug fixes for several apps. This update is available for all iPhone and iPod touch devices with the proper hardware requirements. Users will find improvements to Screen Time, Apple News, and the one you've been waiting for - Stocks! It's likely the changes most significant for the masses are, instead, the bug fixes for several key elements in other apps.

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Mac Pro 2019: Prices, options & the maxed-out monster

Mac Pro 2019: Prices, options & the maxed-out monster

It's new Mac Pro day, and if you've been saving up for Apple's 2019 flagship then now's the time to smash open the piggy-bank and hope you've got enough in there. Apple previously told us that it would be pricing the new macOS desktop from $5,999, but unsurprisingly things get even more expensive when you start checking off the options. Read on for what's on offer - and what a maxed-out Mac Pro will set you back.

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The Mac Pro wheels cost $400

The Mac Pro wheels cost $400

If you want to give your new Mac Pro (2019) a fancy set of roller-skates, be prepared to dig deep. Apple's new pro-spec computer isn't short on headline-worthy specifications, with features like special modular graphics cards and up to 28-core processors, but it's arguably the optional Mac Pro wheels that caused the most consternation back when the new tower was revealed earlier in the year.

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You can now order Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

You can now order Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Apple's new Mac Pro has gone up for order, with the flagship macOS computer bringing along the new Apple Pro Display XDR - and its fiendishly expensive stand - for the ride. Announced earlier this year, the new Mac Pro is a stark departure from its predecessor, though also a nod back to classic models before that - and the reasons users liked them.

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Edison Mail released for Mac, with invites, Windows in 2020

Edison Mail released for Mac, with invites, Windows in 2020

Independent email app Edison Mail was released today for Mac. This system extends the abilities of the mobile apps for Edison Mail (iOS and Android) to the Apple desktop computer with MacOS. It's not a mobile app simply retrofit for the desktop environment, but a new desktop-based email app "engineered from the ground up to eliminate common frustrations with desktop email." This app is available "by exclusive invitation to current Edison Mail users."

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Salt Apple TV remote is the complete opposite of the Siri Remote

Salt Apple TV remote is the complete opposite of the Siri Remote

Some tech companies, particularly smartphone makers, have dipped their hands into the TV market by bringing their smart technologies to the big screen. Unlike traditional players in that industry, however, the likes of Apple, Google, and even NVIDIA have stripped remote controls bare, leaving only what they deem to be the essentials. That hasn't always been favorably received and Swiss network operator Salt has taken matters into its own hands, pun unintended, by launching a slightly more conventional remote for the Apple TV 4K that almost goes against everything Apple's own Siri Remote stands for.

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