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Apple releases iOS 14 Public Beta

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 14. You can sign-up to download the beta on Apple’s Web site. I’ve been using the developer betas for a couple of weeks and have written some of my thoughts that I posted this morning. ∞ Read this on The Loop

∞ iOS 14: Some of my favorite features

Apple released iOS 14 Public Beta, giving users worldwide access to the next version of its operating system. I have been using the developer versions of iOS 14 since they were released and have been very happy with how well they have performed. I will say that what Apple talked about during the WWDC keynote just scratched the surface of what’s available...

Samsung reportedly won’t include chargers with some phones starting next year

Samsung skipping the whole “mock Apple” stage, moving right to the copiers. ∞ Read this on The Loop

Intel’s Lyle Warnke walks through the new Thunderbolt 4 features

[VIDEO] Follow the headline link for all the details, watch the video (embedded in the main Loop post) for more of a guided tour. To me, these highlights stick out: Thunderbolt 4 implemented as a USB-C port (no change there) Daisy chain up to 4 Thunderbolt 4 devices Video: Support for two 4K displays or one 8K display. Data: PCIe...

Another appreciative Apple TV+ “Little Voice” review

While yesterday’s Variety review was safe reading, this Rolling Stone review digs into plot points, has some spoilers. But suffice it to say, while neither review is effusive, both are thoughtful and appreciative, both make me want to binge Little Voice when it drops tomorrow, July 10th. Or, at least, binge the first three episodes. The remaining...

Nvidia is now worth more than Intel

TechSpot: Thanks to a recent surge in its stock price, Nvidia has overtaken Intel to become the most valuable chipmaker in the US. Following a 2.3 percent jump yesterday afternoon, team green’s shares have now reached $408, putting its market cap at $251.3 billion, ahead of Intel’s $248.1 billion. Interesting, granted, but I do take...

Apple Stores now offer reservations to shop, one-on-one, with a Specialist

Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac: Starting today, Apple Store visitors can head online before visiting the store in person and schedule a Shop with a Specialist appointment. Booking an appointment guarantees you a time to comfortably browse inside the store and shop without the hassle of waiting or potentially being turned away at the door. ...

∞ Inside look at “Greyhound: Battle of the Atlantic”

Looking beyond all the fake outrage over Hank’s comments over the weekend, I’m really looking forward to this film. My home town of Halifax, Nova Scotia was a key staging ground for these WWII Atlantic convoys.

Variety reviews Apple TV+ “Little Voice”

If you care about the show, read the review. It’s spoiler free. Bottom line, this smells like a surprisingly, refreshing winner of a show. It drops Friday. I will definitely be watching it. ∞ Read this on The Loop

AirPods versus AirPods Pro: Apple’s earbuds go head-to-head

Adam Engst, TidBITS: When it comes to general usage, I haven’t noticed any real difference between the AirPods and the AirPods Pro. In an attempt to qualify that better, I connected both to my Mac and played my go-to test music—the “Brothers in Arms” album by Dire Straits from Apple Music—through one and then the other. Even with...

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