The world of technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Hence, it can sometimes be hectic to keep yourself up-to-date with the recent trends in the tech and gadget spaces. To make things easier for you, here’s a roundup of all the important recent developments this week so you can keep up with the changes in the tech space:
Apple Updates Its AirTags
Apple, one of the world’s most valuable companies, recently released a new software update for its AirTags. These updates come after concerns that these coin-sized devices were being used to track people secretly.
As part of Apple’s initiative to help people track their everyday items, AirTags were released earlier this year in April. The company claims, in its marketing, that the AirTags help people in locating their lost bags or keys when attached. However, AirTags have been criticized for being used for secretly tracking people without their knowledge. It has been suggested numerous times since their release that the devices could be tweaked to be even more privacy-aware. Stalking concerns have, since then, been on the rise with many owners fearing the exposure of their real-time location.
Before the recent update, the AirTags were programmed to chime if they had been away from their owner’s iPhone for three days. In addition, you were able to get a notification that read “AirTag Found Moving With You” if you were carrying an up-to-date iPhone. However, owners of Android or iPhones without the latest updates had no such privileges.
But with this recent update, the AirTags will beep at a random time between eight to twenty-four hours of separation from the owner’s iPhone. Such a step will reduce the time and distance that an AirTag can travel without alerting the people nearby. In addition, Apple has said that it has been working on an app for Android users as well that may potentially be launched later this year. It is said that this app will help them locate AirTags along with other Find My accessories.
To stay current with the latest development in the tech space, make sure to follow some credible resources on the web, such as TechCrunch, The Verge, www.crunchreviews.com, and other reputable online resources.
Twitter Blue Service Launched In Australia And Canada
Twitter, one of the biggest social networking sites, on Thursday said that it was all set to roll out a new subscription service called “Twitter Blue” in Australia and Canada. Tweets can be undone with an undo button, bookmarks can be added, and a reader mode will be launched in the paid-for extra service. It will also allow them to change the color theme of their app as well.
Twitter Blue is supposed to be the company’s first subscription offering and is meant to be a limited launch. Twitter said it is doing so to get a deeper understanding of users’ needs.
In addition, Twitter stated that the new subscription was not meant to replace or undermine the free experience, but to offer “enhanced and complementary” features to those who wish to access them.
Apple working On Updates In iPad Pro And iPad Mini
The tech giant, Apple, has also been making news for allegedly working on a new version of iPad Pro that will have wireless charging. A report by Bloomberg claims that Apple has also been revamping the iPad Mini, a device it has not changed in almost six years.
The updated and new iPad Pro with wireless charging is speculated to be released next year whereas the iPad Mini could potentially launch this year. It is reported that Apple may replace its aluminum back with a glass one in order to allow for wireless charging, which would also compromise the iPad Pro’s durability and sturdiness.
The new iPad mini could, however, come without a home button altogether, with slimmer bezels around the display, according to a report. It is expected that the upcoming iPad mini will have an 8.4-inch display and use the M1 chip.
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