2020 iPad Pro’s A12Z Bionic Chip Is a Rebadged A12X Bionic with an ‘Enabled GPU Core’

When the 2020 iPad Pro was first announced by Apple last week, it was reported that the A12Z Bionic was only a marginal upgrade over the A12X Bionic chip found in the 2018 iPad Pro. The A12Z Bionic had an 8-core GPU while the A12X Bionic packed a 7-core GPU. A new report now claims that the A12X and A12Z Bionic are actually the same chips. The A12X Bionic chip inside the 2018 iPad Pro actually shipped with an 8-core GPU but Apple disabled one of the cores. It is…

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Apple Music App Now Shows Notifications For New Albums From Favorite Artists In Library

With its latest update, the Apple Music app on iOS notifies you about new songs, albums, and videos that were released by your favorite artists, right at the top of your music library. The Apple Music service was launched back in 2015. At the time of its launch, the Apple Music app was available only on iOS. The Cupertino-based tech giant soon launched an app for Apple Music for Android devices. In its initial stages, the music service had very limited features and it was certainly behind apps from rival…

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iOS 13.3.1 Bug Stops VPN’s from Encrypting Entire Traffic

VPN’s or Virtual Private Networks adds an extra layer of security while using the internet. Now a newly discovered bug on iOS 13.3.1 and later is found to be blocking virtual private networks from encrypting all traffic. As the VPN is not able to encrypt entire traffic some bits and pieces are exposed. This will eventually expose users’ data and IP addresses. The vulnerability was discovered by a security consultant who disclosed it to ProtonVPN. The issue occurs when iOS fails to terminate all the existing Internet connection before allowing…

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Apple Once Made Sneakers, and a Pair Was Recently Sold at an Auction for More than $10,000

Yes, Apple once made sneakers, and this happened after Steve Jobs was fired. A pair of Apple sneakers from the 90s has just been sold for over $16,000. Most of us know Apple for its gadgets, such as iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Recently, people also got acquainted with a few new services from the brand, such as the Apple Music and the Apple Card. But does Apple as a brand ring a bell when it comes to fashion? No, right? And that’s because you might think…

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Apple Could Bring Face ID to Future iMacs, MacBooks

Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry with the iPhone 5s and its Touch ID fingerprint authentication mechanism. It then repeated the same feat by introducing Face ID with the iPhone X, but it is still limited to iPhones and iPads. Now, it is planning to bring Face ID to Macs. The Cupertino-based tech giant took three years to bring Touch ID the MacBook Pro after the technology was first released in 2013. Face ID was introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, and it has been three years since, but we…

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2020 iPad Pro Users Upload Videos Showing the Capabilities of New LiDAR Scanner

Earlier this week, Apple launched the new iPad Pro with a LiDAR scanner. LIDAR or Light Detection and Ranging is a method of remote sensing that is used to map the surroundings. 2020 iPad Pro started arriving yesterday for people across the world and the users have posted videos of what LIDAR does on iPad Pro. The new scanner does offer some sophisticated capabilities. Apple says LiDAR scanner allows the iPad Pro to measure the distance to surrounding objects that are up to 5m away. The sensor works both indoors…

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15 Best iPhone Apps and Games to Try While You’re Stuck at Home

COVID-19 lockdown across the globe has forced millions of people to stay at home. Now, not everyone has the privilege to work from home. Many jobs do require fieldwork and you can’t run retail businesses from home. If you find yourself having plenty of time to kill on your hand thanks to the lockdown, check out some iPhone apps and games to kill your boredom. The App Store is filled with some great apps and games for your iPhone or iPad that you can use to learn new skills, stream…

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Apple Developing AR Crosswalk Bowling Game, Testing AR/VR Headset With HTC Vive Controller

A leaked iOS 14 build has further added credence to the fact that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset which it could potentially release in 2021 or 2022. The leaked iOS 14 build contains a photo of a generic controller for an AR/VR headset that looks similar to HTC’s Vive controller. A previous rumor had claimed that Apple has partnered with Valve over its AR headset. A report from 2017 had claimed that Apple engineers were using HTC’s Vive headset for internal testing. It is unlikely that Apple’s AR/VR…

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Download this Self-Reporting App Tracking COVID-19 Symptoms; UK Only For Now, Coming to US Next

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, it is important that one tries to avoid overwhelming the already stressed health system. There are many ways you can do this including self-reporting your symptoms so that medical teams know where their resources are needed more urgently. If you live in the U.K., you can do this by using the C-19 COVID Symptom tracker app. The app has been developed by a startup called Zoe in partnership with researchers at Kings College Hospital in London. This is not an app that…

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Apple Could Delay 5G iPhone 12 Launch By Months

A new report claims that Apple could delay the launch of its 5G iPhones due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it has affected global demand and disrupted the company’s supply chain. Apple has held internal discussions with its executives on delaying the launch of the 5G iPhones by months. Other supply chain sources say that the phone’s launch can be delayed from September due to “practical hurdles.” “Supply chain constraint aside, Apple is concerned that the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones, which could lead…

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