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The new iOS Photos app makes it easier to manage and edit photos

Siri

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AirPods are up first, with a couple of cool new features. Siri can now read admission letters to you as soon as they arrive, and you can instantly respond. Responses will be contextual, acceptation you can simply acknowledge after a wake word once Siri reads the message. The affection is called Announce Messages, and will roll out with iOS 13.

You can now share a bulletin or a song with accompany with just a tap. Tap two devices, and you’ll be prompted to share capacity with addition iOS user, whether that’s a song, a message, or acquaintance details.

Handoff is coming to HomePod, as are alone accounts. Siri on HomePod can now admit who is speaking, giving each user a alone experience.

Live radio is coming to Siri-enabled devices. Ask Siri to play radio from iHeart Radio, TuneIn, and others and you’ll get a life feed of your admired stations.

CarPlay is now attainable on more than 90 percent of the cars sold in the US. As for updates, it’s accepting a new dashboard, redesigned music widget, and affiliation with third party-apps like Pandora and Waze.

Siri Shortcuts are still here, and adding automation tools to make your life easier.

Apple now lets you share songs and movies with accompany via AirPods

iPadOS

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Apple today appear iPadOS, a new operating system that brings appropriate iPad-only functionality, an advancement that assuredly makes use of some of the iPad’s continued functionality.

“We have some big changes coming to iPad this year,” says Craig Federighi. “The time has come to admit the belvedere in a big way.”

App switching looks cool. Slide along the bottom to switch amid apps. Split view brings multi-window adequacy to apps on iPad. Tap Notes, for example, and bring up a second note to view the two in half window, side-by-side. It looks smooth, and works amid apps — Apple showed it on Notes, Words, Mail, and others.

App Exposé is a thing now too. It brings an Exposé look from macOS to the iPad, which candidly looks great.

Column View brings file preview, quick actions, and rich metadata. “You can now plug in a thumb drive” — crowd goes nuts. Zipping and unzipping files on an iPad is a thing now too.

Safari brings “desktop-class browsing” to iPadOS. You’ll also get a download manager, 30 new keyboard shortcuts, and “much, much more.”

Selecting text just got easier. Three finger pinches copy, three finger spread pastes it. A three finger swipe undoes the antecedent action. And best of all, you’ll no longer have to mess with the arresting text alternative behavior. Instead, you’ll just press the text, and then drag — after the aerial dance of boring out tiny icons to get the text you want.

Apple Pencil cessation is now 9ms, down from an industry-leading 20ms. The tool palette gets a new design in Notes. It absolutely looks like an app that’s *supposed* to use Pencil now. Boring in from the corner of the iPad with Pencil takes users right into Markup, acceptance them to comment images and text after abrogation the app.

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Mac Pro

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Here we’re taking a bit of a break from our consistently appointed programming to talk about the highly-anticipated Mac Pro.

It has a stainless steel frame, built for modularity and flexibility. The Mac Pro appearance steel handles making it easy to move the system around. It offers 360-degree access to components. And, if you’re really hardcore, you can get it in a rack-mountable version.

Mac Pro gets a beefy processor, acknowledging up to 28-core Intel Xeon chips. You’ll get300 watts of power with a massive heatsink, and offers up to 1.5 terabytes of RAM. You read that right. PCI amplification is back with 8 PCIe slots — four double-wide, 3 single-wide. It has 2 10GB Ethernet ports.

The cartoon card has a fanless design, called an MPX module. It has assorted GPU options, such as the Radeon Pro 580x, or the Radeon Pro Vega II — with 14 teraflops. You can also use the two in tandem. You can absolutely configure the Mac Pro with two of these modules, alms up to 56 teraflops total.

Apple also built a hardware-accelerated card for video editors. Afterburner is able of processing 6 billion pixels per second. It’s an aberrant level of achievement for ProRes and ProRes RAW codecs. It can play back up to 3 streams of 8k RAW video, or 12 streams of 4k. To abutment all of this, you’ll get a 1.4 kW power supply, three aluminum fans, and one blower to cool the aluminum housing.

Oh, and the case is on wheels for added portability.

MSRP $5,999, attainable this fall.

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Pro Affectation XDR

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What’s a beefy new Mac Pro after a sweet adviser to abutment it.

Here you’ll get HDR, of course, and 6k Retina resolution. According to Apple, it goes beyond that, arch to a new classification, XDR, or Acute Dynamic Range. It has an anti-glare blanket and nano-textured glass to advance affection in acute examination angles. HDR is made attainable with a new backlighting system. Each LED is calibrated and articulate with an algorithm acceptation this advertence adviser is built for Pros. It has 1,000 nits consistently, with 1,600 nits peak and a 1,000,000:1 adverse ratio.

As for I/O you’ll get Thunderbolt 3. It’s able of active six displays calm with the Mac Pro.

The single arm ascent system allows for complete circling into account mode. It’s also removable, acceptance you to pack up the affectation by disconnecting it from the ascent arm and taking it with you on the go. It’s the “world’s best pro display,” as Apple tells it. Sure sounds like it.

The Apple Pro Affectation XDR is an ultra-expensive, ultra-powerful HDR monitor

macOS Catalina

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Apple’s latest desktop operating system is… drumroll please… macOS Catalina.

The future of iTunes is Apple Music, Podcasts, and TV. This means iTunes is assuredly dead and you can acclaim now if you’d like. Podcasts indexes spoken content, acceptance you to search audio to find the name of a podcast, or episode, even if you missed the name. TV allows you to stream your purchased movies, as well as channels on the account with 4k HDR playback support. You’ll get HDR 10, as well as Dolby Vision and Atmos.

Sidecar is a new affection that allows you to use an iPad as a second affectation for your Mac. You can also use the Apple Pencil, with the iPad as a accessory input device.

Voice ascendancy is a new Accessibility affection acceptance users with disabilities to ascendancy their accessories using only their voices with rich dictation and editing. Aggregate from scrolling, to typing, to adjusting volume, sending email, and aggregate average is now more attainable than ever. The demo looks really impressive.

FindMy replaces FindMyIphone and FindMyMacbook. This upgraded adaptation can find Apple devices, even when they’re offline. It’s all encrypted and anonymous, using tiny bits of data that piggyback on absolute arrangement traffic.

Activation Lock renders your Mac absolutely abortive if stolen.

The Photos browsing acquaintance from iOS is also coming to Catalina, and it looks great.

Screen time is coming too, or a adaptation of it, anyway.

Devs are accepting a new absoluteness artisan for VR, a drag and drop interface with a full 3D altar library. It’s also attainable on iOS. ARKit is also accepting a major kit update with real time motion tracking and people occlusion. Developers demoed Minecraft using some of the new tools and showcasing some really cool appearance like the adeptness to motion abduction and beam other players in AR. Better still, it can bound scale from table size, to much larger — Apple demoed it in “stage size,” capturing the mobile, blocky ambiance live and on stage with developers acceptable characters in the game. This is a Black Mirror adventure cat-and-mouse to happen, I’m sure of it. You can find out more at the Minecraft Earth website.

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SwiftUI

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Swift was advised — at least, partially — to bolster developer productivity. Its simple, clear syntax accustomed developers to build apps with fewer lines of code, and aftermath applications that were far more clear than they contrarily would be if accounting in Objective-C.

Now, Apple goes a step added with SwiftUI, which is a allegorical UI framework advised for best productivity. This, in a nutshell, makes it easy to build attractive TV, tablet, watch, phone, and desktop applications.

How easy is SwiftUI? One Apple developer showed how a Hello World iPhone appliance could be built with just six lines of code. With the new Xcode, developers can drag-and-drop elements into their app, and edit them with a Chrome-style “inspect tool.” Even more exciting, to to save developers re-writing the wheel with each application, it comes with native abutment for OS-level features, like right-to-left autograph and “dark mode.”

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