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More leaks suggest the next iPhone might have an always-on display

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Add another major voice to the chorus of those claiming the next iPhone could have an always-on display. As 9to5Macnotes, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman used his weekly “Power On” newsletter to say the 2021 iPhone will potentially have an “Apple Watch-like” always-on display with better battery life in addition to a 120Hz refresh rate, a smaller screen notch, an A15 chip and video recording upgrades.

Gurman didn’t outline the always-on screen functionality. However, a past leak from Max Weinbach suggested Apple would use an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) panel that, like on the Apple Watch and a few Android phones, could drop to extremely low refresh rates to offer persistent information without a large hit to battery life. You might see some notifications, battery life and the clock without having to wake up your phone.

The writer also used his newsletter to narrow the time frame for a long-rumored MacBook Pro redesign. He now expects Apple to start mass production of the mini LED-equipped laptops in the third quarter of 2021 (aka this summer) with a launch between September and November. That’s still somewhat vague, but it does suggest you won’t have to wait until next year (or watch for a surprise early announcement).

The new MacBook Pros are rumored to have a ‘flat’ design like the new iMac (minus the colors) while using a more powerful take on Apple’s M1 chip that could support up to 64GB of RAM and more ports. Mini LEDs could deliver a screen that offers high contrast ratios and brightness while keeping battery life in check.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/iphone-12s-always-on-display-leak-164539339.html?src=rss
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A New iPad Mini and Larger iMac May Be En Route

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Between miniLED screens and some major changes coming in iPadOS 15, Apple’s been steadily revamping its iPad following stellar sales in 2020. The latest rumor? This fall, the iPad Mini will get a refreshed design that gets rid of the home button in favor of slimmer bezels.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/a-new-ipad-mini-and-larger-imac-may-be-en-route-1847271925
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MacBook Pro models featuring HDMI output and SD card reader rumored

A new rumor is going around that suggests Apple is gearing up to launch new MacBook Pro models that feature additional outputs later this year. One of the complaints that many MacBook fans have about Apple’s high-end notebooks are the lack of connectivity options. Ports standard on any other computer brand require Apple users to buy expensive Apple accessories like … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/macbook-pro-models-featuring-hdmi-output-and-sd-card-reader-rumored-23660695/
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DJI’s future first-person drone surfaces in an unboxing video

d9955150-6f15-11eb-aeff-c0f932055421DJI’s first-person view drone still hasn’t been announced, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from getting hands-on time. The Verge reports that Dominion Drones briefly shared a video (reposted by SpiderMonkey FPV) where it unboxed the &…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/dji-first-person-view-drone-unboxing-leak-230540837.html
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Alleged Android 12 screenshots show a privacy indicator and conversation widget

11c403f0-6aac-11eb-be79-16d047f57d9aGoogle is expected to release Android 12 sometime this year, which means Developer Previews and betas will most likely be available for download soon. You may not have to wait that long to see what the upcoming mobile has in store for you, though: XD…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/leaked-android-12-screenshots-095530105.html
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Google is Working On Offline Voice-to-Text for Chromebooks

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Chromebooks often appeal to first-time computer buyers, or those who find Windows or MacOS too intimidating. A recent update to the Chrome OS code indicates that they might get even more friendly. The Chrome Story blog spotted two flags in a canary (alpha) build that indicate that system-wide voice dictation is coming, even when the device is offline.

The flags are listed as “Experimental accessibility dictation extension” and “Experimental accessibility dictation offline.” There’s also a bug tracking entry that mentions offline speech recognition. Exactly when the feature will be ready for end users, even in the preview canary builds, isn’t available at this time.

While Google Docs can do voice dictation, it requires an active data connection, and even that capability isn’t extended to other text entry points on an OS level. Dictation outside of Google Docs currently requires third-party extensions. This is in stark contrast to Google’s mobile OS Android, which has had deep voice integration for years, and can transcribe “okay, Google” commands even without a data connection. Connecting via mobile or Wi-Fi expands the accuracy and capability.

Obviously having a vocal text entry option would be a huge advantage for anyone who’s physically limited in terms of traditional keyboard text entry. But I think it might also be huge for anyone who’s just not comfortable or speedy enough with regular typing—especially now that Chromebooks are becoming commonplace in educational applications.

Source: Chrome Story via LaptopMag

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/69761/google-is-working-on-offline-voice-to-text-for-chromebooks/
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Google developing new Android called MicroDroid

A new version of Android is in the works over at Google with the name MicroDroid. This new operating system is apparently a bare-bones version of Android made specifically for virtual machines. It would SEEM that Google is making way for the future – a future where even a smartphone operating system needs an iteration that can be operated in … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/google-developing-new-android-called-microdroid-27657079/
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Everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S21 so far

64c60c00-4c44-11eb-9fff-7dd9f480b30f2020 is thankfully in the rearview mirror, which means — among other things — a year of new hardware to look forward to. While we’d normally have to wait a little longer for news of high-profile smartphone launches, 2021 is already shaping up to be…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-s21-plus-s21-ultra-specs-price-release-date-153202220.html
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