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Netflix Adding Spatial Audio Support For iPhones And iPads

Netflix is rolling out spatial audio support for iPhones and iPads. The spatial audio feature has been rolled out to music streaming services such as Apple Music recently and its appeal is that it enhances the separation (or ‘space’) between sounds or instruments in the audio you are playing. This makes watching movies with headphones…

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Siri Will Start Working Offline (When Feasible) In iOS 15

Apple has been transitioning towards privacy for years, and they have been making strides. However, Siri has been transmitting recordings to Apple’s servers for processing. It is clear that iPhones have the required hardware to handle speech recognition offline instead of using a remote server to do it, and now Apple is rolling out that…

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iOS Should Have A Permissions Screen

Apple has been leading the pack on user privacy for smartphones and tablets for years, and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5 is one of the most prominent examples of that so far. Despite offering a significantly higher security and privacy standard than Android, iOS users would still benefit from having a permissions screen.…

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Apple Says That Excluding Chargers From iPhone Packaging Will Save 861,000 Tons Of Metal

Apple has released its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, and they touted their use of recycled materials, carbon emissions reductions and the contentious issue of the chargers they excluded from iPhone packaging. Apple stopped shipping iPhones with AC adapters in the second half of 2020, citing environmental reasons. Critics say they did it to increase profits…

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What’s The Difference Between The iPhone SE And The iPhone 12 Mini?

Apple released the second generation of the iPhone SE for $399 in May and turned heads with the performance it offered for the price, and for bringing the lowest price point for new iPhones down to $399. That price point helps Apple to break into the mid-range smartphone market, as they have broadened their offerings…

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LCD Screens May Finally Be Dropped From iPhones In 2020

LCD displays were (almost) always the type of screens used in phones until several years ago. Super AMOLED displays eventually came out on the market in high-end product lines (like the Samsung Galaxy S series). The OLED technology, while expensive, was being offered at competitive prices and was already helping to usher in curved screens,…

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iPhones Will Soon Send Your Location To First Responders

There’s a good chance that you’ve called 911 and repeatedly tried to spell out your address over a lot of noise or a scratchy phone call. Smartphones have tremendous capabilities that enable them to find anything you need in a flash, and nearby based on your location. Yet contacting the police is just as difficult…