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Machine Learning Research Released By Apple

Apple has launched a journal, documenting its innovations in machine learning. Launched this week, the online blog will demonstrate how Apple engineers are using machine learning technologies to build innovative products. Machine learning technology uses algorithms to program software so that it can learn from large sets of data and improve its output. Apple offers machine learning technology to app producers via Core ML. Apple uses this feature in a range of its existing products such as Siri, Camera and QuickType. Supported features for app designers include face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text detection, rectangle detection, barcode detection, object tracking, and image registration. Machine Learning Developments Critics have claimed that Apple has fallen behind in its development of machine learning technology. Google, the major Silicon Valley rival of the tech giant, has created a subsidiary, DeepMind. They have become the world leaders in machine learning technology features deep learning and…

New iPad Pro Almost As Fast As $1,800 MacBook Pro. Time to Ditch Laptops?

If you ever wanted to ditch your desktop PC and switch to a tablet, it might soon be the best time to do it. At least, that’s the idea we can get from the specs of Apple’s latest iPad Pro. According to tech website Bare Feats, the upcoming 10.5 and 12.9-inch tablets are pretty close to the newest 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of sheer power. And we are not talking about the basic MacBook version with a Core i5 chipset, no, sir! Read also: New Leaks Show Google Drops Pixel XL 2, Confirm iPhone 8 Design Turns out, the iPads might really compete with the fastest MacBook Pro, which comes with Intel’s most powerful CPU, Core i7. Take a look at the benchmark below and see for yourself. Bare Feats/GeekBench/Circles by Business Insider Is it really the only ‘computer’ you need? Of course, on paper, the new iPads look incredible,…

New Leaks Show Google Drops Pixel XL 2, Confirm iPhone 8 Design

We will probably not see the direct sequel to the popular Pixel XL phone from Google, according to fresh leaks from Android Police and a few other sources. Android Police says Google ‘has shelved’ plans to release one of the Pixel phones, codenamed ‘Muskie’. People expected it to succeed the Pixel XL, released last year. AP says the leak is very likely to be correct, and ‘rates it 9 out of 10 on their rumor scale’. The website is actually known to be a reliable source of information, so there is very little doubt here. Read also: 6 Fascinating Pieces of Hardware Made By Google Both reviewers and fans say the Pixel XL is one of the best phones Google has ever released. While the supposed cancellation does sound terrible, there might be some good news too. We should still expect a bigger Google phone Multiple sources have repeatedly said Google…

Coding on a Macbook: How Limited Is The Experience?

We all know the Macbook is a capable machine, thanks to its many features and functions. Apple’s approach to the build quality, display, battery efficiency, and software makes it one of the best devices out there. However, we can safely say that the Macbook is traditionally most popular among video and photo editors. It’s great for content creation, there is no doubt about that. Programmers, in turn, mostly stick with Linux or Windows, or both at once. Let’s be honest, Mac also has a number of serious issues, including a small(er) user base, limited applications, and a higher price tag. These factors prevent Apple’s laptop from being as widely accepted, as the Windows machines. While there are people who like to code on their Macbooks, they are rather a ‘vocal minority’. Microsoft is obviously the most preferred option, thanks to the sheer number of programmers on the platform alone. Read…

IOS 11: Deliberate Push to Upgrade or Gross Oversight?

A number of current iPhone and iPad owners myself included, won’t be able to use the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple announced iOS 11 at its latest developer conference, teasing its plans for the future of the iPhone. However, it’s now been confirmed that several of the company’s devices aren’t in line for the latest update. The new iOS 11 will not support the iPhone 5 – one of the best-loved models – or the iPhone 5C or fourth-generation iPad when it arrives in the autumn. iOS 11 Beta Available. PROFILES DOWNLOAD LINK Developer beta profile of #iOS11.https://t.co/CHpuWwbSWs pic.twitter.com/TytO5hPr3d — iOS 11 (@iOS11beta) June 5, 2017 This means that these popular devices will be stuck on iOS 10, the current version of the operating system, which will stop receiving important security and performance updates from Apple, leaving them potentially vulnerable to bugs and glitches. This poses a…

The iPad Aspires To Become EVERYONE’s Computer

The iPad has never been a full-fledged computer. At its launch back in 2010, it was mocked for having a large screen without a typical large-screen operating system like macOS or Windows, and it was dismissed as just a bigger iPhone. But, as it turned out, people found a whole bunch of really cool and enjoyable uses for that enlarged iPhone, and even as iPad sales have slowed over recent years, Apple’s tablet has proven enduringly popular among those who’ve acquired one. At WWDC 2017, Apple underlined its commitment to pushing the iPad as its next computing platform, and for the first time ever, it even has me interested. In all the time it’s been around, I haven’t been able to answer the question of who the iPad is for. It’s often been the wrong question, mind you, as the iPad shows its strengths best when it’s serving narrowly defined…

Is The New iMac Good Enough For Pro Video Editors?

Apple’s WWDC usually focuses on different OS updates and new applications. The latest conference, though, shifted people’s attention to the hardware part. We saw lots of new, upgraded devices, like the MacBook and iPad, as well as the HomePod speaker. Apple also brought something exciting for desktop users. Professionals, rejoice, the new iMac and iMac Pro are almost here. The updated iMac is already available, and let’s take a look at how well it handles video editing, 4K video editing in particular. It’s getting more and more popular nowadays and always needs a real powerhouse to satisfy the hunger for resources. But let’s take a minute to talk about the new performance boost the iMac received and the specs overall. iMac’s specifications The cheapest 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,099, but bigger diagonal and faster hardware goes as high as $5,299. We are testing a 27-inch unit, which costs $2,899 and…

How Apple’s Anti-Tracking Policy Will Make Google And Facebook Even Stronger

The Internet is built on targeted advertising. It’s a known fact we rarely bring up, but it’s been like this for many years. These websites that provide free information and other content – they all have tons of tracking systems, or cookies. These systems monitor your activity online to come up with a unique ad that will follow you wherever you go. Companies make money from targeted advertising. It’s a gigantic business that generates billions of dollars every year. Some websites are open about it, some aren’t. The truth is, it pays for almost everything people see on the Internet. The problem with Apple’s new policy At WWDC, Apple announced something that could damage the traditionally accepted system. The next version of Safari – Apple’s web browser – will come with a new anti-tracking tool. It will analyze and ultimately block any third-party ad trackers online. Apple reps call this…

Best Low-Key iOS 11 Features Apple Didn’t Talk About At WWDC

Apple’s latest Worldwide Developer’s Conference made quite a bit of noise out there. It was full of new software and hardware reveals, including iOS 11, but a lot was also left unsaid. In the end, there is only so much you can tell in two hours, and smaller features don’t always get to shine. Especially when you want to show off your newest techs and features, like a smart speaker or augmented reality. One of the most curious moments of the conference was when Apple decided to include several dozen new features in just one slide. A lot of people probably missed it, and, in fact, there weren’t too many details, hiding in that slide. Yet it might just be enough for us to sneak a peek of some of the low-key features iOS 11 will bring to the table. A new way to interact with Siri Talking to digital…

WWDC 2017: You Knew This Was Coming, Right?

• Apple gave a sneak peek of HomePod, a speaker, to rival Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home. It’s the first brand-new hardware product for Apple since the Apple Watch. • The company also showed new iPads at its annual developer conference, which typically focuses on software instead of hardware. • Also unveiled: a new iMac Pro, as well as upgraded iMacs and MacBooks. • And Apple announced updates to the iOS operating system that underlies iPhones and iPads, as well as updates to the operating system for the Apple Watch and Mac computers. Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, discussing Apple’s new HomePod speaker. Jim Wilson/The New York Times Hello HomePod, Apple’s new speaker. Amazon, with the Echo, pioneered a device that lets you play music, look up basic information and control your lighting and other home accessories. Now Apple’s answer to the Echo — the HomePod — is here,…