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Unreal’s new iPhone app does live motion capture with Face ID sensors

A workstation running Unreal Engine with an iPhone for motion capture. [credit: Epic Games ] Unreal Engine developer Epic Games has released Live Link Face, an iPhone app that uses the front-facing 3D sensors in the phone to do live motion...

Intel details Thunderbolt 4: Required DMA protection, longer cables, and more

The branding for Thunderbolt 4. [credit: Intel ] Intel has outlined what to expect from the new Thunderbolt 4 standard, which is expected to start appearing in consumer devices later this year. While it won't offer an increase over the...

Apple throws in another Mac Pro GPU configuration: The AMD Radeon Pro W5500X

The Mac Pro. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple has added a new GPU configuration option for its Mac Pro desktop tower: AMD's Radeon Pro 5500X. It's a mid-range pick amid the other configurations available on this machine. The W5500X adds $200...

Developers leak benchmarks from the Apple silicon Mac transition kit

Enlarge / Developers are wasting no time getting their hands dirty with the new A12Z ARM Developer Transition Kits. (credit: Axel Roest) As reported by MacRumors, eager Apple developers are already posting benchmarks on the developer transition kits for Macs with Apple silicon. These kits are based on the Mac mini chassis but include ARM-derived...

Gaming on Apple platforms is set for some big changes—here are a few

Enlarge / Beyond a Steel Sky, a sequel to a beloved game from the 90s, hit Apple Arcade today. (credit: Apple) WWDC 2020 has concluded, and that means it's time to glean some insights from all the documentation, sessions, and other materials that Apple released. We're going to do this on a few topics in the coming weeks, but to start, we're looking...

Apple makes another acquisition: IT startup Fleetsmith

Enlarge / The 2020 Retina MacBook Air. Apple has acquired device-management startup Fleetsmith. The technology and personnel that will join Apple as part of the acquisition could help Apple expand upon device enrollment and introduce better ways to set up new devices like iPads and Macs within organizations. Fleetsmith's proposition to customers...

Here’s what’s happening to Boot Camp amid the Apple silicon transition

Enlarge / The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro running macOS. (credit: Samuel Axon) When Apple announced its plans to transition the Mac to its own ARM-based silicon and away from the x86 architecture used in Intel Macs, the company listed a plethora of tools for making sure as many applications survive the shift as possible. But while it's helpful that...

Apple is changing parts of its app review process after the Hey controversy

Enlarge / 08 January 2019, Hessen, Rüsselsheim: ILLUSTRATION - The App Store (M) logo can be seen on the screen of an iPhone. (credit: Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images) Apple took to its developer website to announce a number of new initiatives, services, and tools for developers today. Most of what the company listed are evolutions...

This is Apple’s roadmap for moving the first Macs away from Intel

ARM Macs get a whole Apple SoC, with lots of components. [credit: Apple ] After 15 years, Apple will again transition the Mac to a new architecture. The company announced at its developer conference today that it will introduce Macs featuring...

Apple’s new watchOS is coming this year with new health tracking features

Vice President of Technology at Apple, Kevin Lynch, took to the WWDC 2020 livestream today to lay out the company's plans for watchOS, the latest version of the software for the Apple Watch. The new update—expected to launch later this year—adds new fitness features, watch faces, guidance for hand washing, and the long-awaited sleep tracking feature,...

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