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Samsung Reveals Galaxy Buds Pro Name on Canadian Storefront - PCMag India
The name and model number for the upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro were posted to Samsung Canada's retail website, though there aren't any additional details at this time.
(Samsung Galaxy Buds+) Samsung has been working on a successor to its Galaxy Buds Plus wireless earbuds, seen above. Until now, there had been no official confirmation of a name or model number, but with a new listing on Samsung Canada's official website, it looks like that's changed. Samsung-centric publication SamMobile eyed a listing for the Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds on the Canadian storefront. There's no pricing or release date information, but the new moniker is now all but confirmed. Galaxy Buds Live (Image: Samsung) The Galaxy Buds Pro will be the fourth iteration of Samsung's Galaxy Buds line, following August's Galaxy Buds Live release. That version featured active noise cancellation and a distinct "bean" shape. It's unclear what the Galaxy Buds Pro will look like. Various rumors indicate that the Pro line will include features such as 3D spatial audio, touch controls, and up to 22 hours of battery life with a special charging case. They'll likely be priced around $199, making them a viable contender for Apple's own AirPods Pro. Samsung hasn't announced when it might reveal the Galaxy Buds Pro. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 flagship smartphone is rumored to debut on Jan. 14, TechRadar notes. If that date comes to fruition, it's likely we'll see the new earbuds debut on the same day.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X - Review 2020 - PCMag India
Content creators get a new 16-core tool in their kits
AMD is erasing the clean lines between mainstream desktop CPUs and so-called high-end desktop (HEDT) ones, thanks to more-powerful-than-powerhouse chips like the stellar 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X ($749). Compare it to Intel's closest options, such as the Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition and others in the decidedly pricey, definitely HEDT Core X-Series, and the value contest isn't even close. In the core wars at the close of 2020, AMD simply can't be beat. If you deal with demanding content-creation applications or need a workhorse CPU to handle the rigors of heavy-load, highly multithreaded productivity tasks day in and day out, look no further. As AMD's latest and greatest top-of-the-stack Zen 3 processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X delivers core-crushing power that bests an Intel chip meant to compete with AMD's own "true HEDT" platform, Ryzen Threadripper. Most folks don't need all the power the Ryzen 9 5950X packs, but few wouldn't want it. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Specs: The Real Zen 3 Workhorse Has Arrived To start off, let's take a deeper dive into the specs of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, and specifically how it stacks up against both the Zen 2 generation chip it replaces (the Ryzen 9 3950X) and Intel's HEDT option, the $979 (RCP) Intel Core i9-10980XE. As a 16-core/32-thread CPU, the Ryzen 9 5950X rests just on the edge of AMD's HEDT options, but still falls fairly short of the company's even more thread-happy parts such as the 24-core/48-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. However, unlike Threadripper CPUs, which require their own specialized TRX40 chipset and oversize motherboard socket, the Ryzen 9 5950X is compatible with the familiar Socket AM4. That means it will work with a host of select motherboards, stretching from the B350 chipset all the way up to X570. (You'll still need to provide your own cooler, though; the Ryzen 9 5950X doesn't come boxed with one.) This makes it a better choice for amateur content creators who need a lot of power for their productivity tasks, but may not want to make the larger financial plunge that's demanded of Threadripper owners. (Threadrippers more or less require liquid cooling, and their motherboards are pricey.) Compared with the Ryzen 9 3950X, there aren't a whole lot of changes to talk about: the same 7-nanometer lithography, and the same 105-watt TDP. The biggest shift in specs is around the base and boost clocks. The base clock falls from 3.5GHz in the Ryzen 9 3950X to 3.4GHz with the Ryzen 9 5950X, while AMD raised the peak boost clock speed from 4.7GHz (Ryzen 9 3950X) to 4.9GHz (Ryzen 9 5950X).Like with the other Zen 3 processors we've tested, however, AMD bumped up the price by $50 from its previous-generation equivalent. Meanwhile, comparing the Ryzen 9 5950X with the Intel Core i9-10980XE (on the Core X platform) is a bitter pill for the Intel faithful to swallow. Besides coming in at around $250 less, the AMD chip draws considerably less power (105 versus 165 watts). You might hold out hope that the Core i9-10980XE's two extra processing cores (18 versus 16) could justify its higher price, but once we ran our performance benchmarks those hopes were all but dashed. Testing the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Move Over, Zen 2 Threadrippers (and Core X) For our test setup, we installed the Ryzen 9 5950X into an MSI MEG X570 Godlike AM4 motherboard (our standard test platform for latest-generation Ryzens) and populated two of the DIMM slots with 16GB of memory set at 3,000MHz. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti handled video output during the CPU tests. (Like other Ryzen desktop chips not ending in "G," these first four Zen 3 Ryzens lack on-chip graphics, so a video card is necessary.) We used an NZXT Kraken Z63 280mm closed-loop liquid cooling solution to keep the CPU cool during all our benchmark runs, with fan profiles set to the default of our Godlike's BIOS settings. We test CPUs using a variety of synthetic benchmarks that offer proprietary scores, as well as real-world tests using consumer apps like 7-Zip and 3D games such as Far Cry 5. The charts below include results from a variety of competing and sibling Intel and AMD processors. CPU-Centric Tests: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Productivity Performance As is tradition with any performance-minded CPU, let's start off our benchmarking suite with a look at productivity and content-creation tasks... In our productivity suite, the Ryzen 9 5950X shines at its brightest, setting new records in its class in the 7-Zip compression benchmark and even beating out third-generation Ryzen Threadrippers in our Blender run. Compared with the 18-core/32-thread Intel Core i9-10980XE, the Ryzen 9 5950X came out well ahead in both raw scores and performance-per-core ratios. Apart from a virtual tie in the legacy/single-threaded iTunes test, there wasn't a single task where the higher-core-count (and higher-cost) Intel Core X chip beat the Ryzen 9 5950X, not even in 7-Zip, a benchmark whose story is almost always "the more cores the better." Unfortunately, anyone expecting the best Zen 3 "plain" Ryzen CPUs to leapfrog over Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadrippers across the board will be disappointed. Though the Ryzen 9 5950X's value proposition against Intel is undeniable, anyone who needs Threadripper-level performance in tasks like Handbrake video conversion are still better off choosing a CPU like the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X. Gaming at the High End: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Frame Rates Here's what we saw in our bank of gaming tests with our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card running the show. This top-end consumer graphics card is the primary arbiter of performance at 4K with all of the processors laid out below. At 1080p, however, the GPU gets out of the way a bit more and lets the CPU differences shine. Since it's targeted at content creators first and foremost, not PC gamers, we weren't expecting the Ryzen 9 5950X to break any records in gaming. So you can imagine our surprise when the processor not only kept pace at times with more gaming-centric chips like the lower-core, higher-boost-clock Ryzen 7 5800X, but even managed to tie a few records in select resolutions in Hitman: Absolution. That said, in lightly threaded esports games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, we didn't see the same gains. There, the Ryzen 9 5950X actually faltered a bit when put up against the current gaming-CPU royalty, the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Intel Core i9-10900K. A Brief Look at Overclocking and Thermals In our testing, whether overclocking or at stock, the Ryzen 9 5950X never crested above 78 degrees C, though that's considerably higher than the maximum temperature reading of 71 degrees C we saw from the Ryzen 9 5900X. In our overclocking trials, we were able to achieve a stable overclock of roughly 8%. But, as with many of the other Ryzens we've tested thus far in the Zen 3 lineup, those theoretical gains in clock didn't always translate into reliably higher performance. During our testing, we weren't able to see more than a 5% boost in performance across multiple overclocked benchmarks, and those results were subject to dips below that if we ran tests back-to-back. Overall, the chips in the Zen 3 line look like they have been pushed about as far as they can go straight out of the box. So any real-world gains you do see are just cream atop an already well-iced confection. Verdict: Serious Content Creation Without the Serious Cost As a mega-core monster, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X does exactly what we expected it to, given what we saw with the Ryzen 9 3950X that came before it: It provides elite-level multicore muscle at a reasonable price point. As a $799 processor that beat the $979 Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition in just about every test we could throw its way, it's the best value-for-sheer-cores option on the market short of a Ryzen Threadripper chip. If you're solely looking for a top-end gaming engine, though, you'd be better served going with options like the Ryzen 7 5800X instead, both in terms of price and overall gaming performance. For content creators and anyone looking for an AM4-compatible chip that can deliver serious productivity, your search stops here. The Ryzen 9 5950X is a capable and powerful productivity engine (but not an overly power-hungry one). And if you want to run serious content-creation tasks but have an AM4 motherboard you'd like to grandfather into the equation, the 5950X provides a less expensive alternative to options like the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.
Report: Xiaomi's Mi 11 Smartphone Won't Come With a Charger - PCMag India
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirms the Mi 11 smartphone won't come with a charger in the box after the company previously mocked Apple for the same thing.
(Image: PCMag) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will no longer include a charger in the box with its new Mi 11 device. The Verge reports that Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun made the announcement on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Jun framed the decision as an environmentally conscious one. He then encouraged customers to tune into the upcoming Mi 11 press conference next week. It's an intriguing decision, especially as Xiaomi has mocked Apple for doing the same thing. The official Xiaomi Twitter account previously tweeted that it "didn't leave anything out of the box" during its Mi 10T Pro launch. The Mi 10 Pro 5G (pictured above) included a charger. Samsung also poked fun at Apple for ditching the brick before following suit months later. Samsung reportedly deleted its ads, while Xiaomi's messaging remains. Apple cited environmental concerns when removing the charger brick from its iPhone 12 packaging. Xiaomi has done the same here. It's unclear what prompted this about-face, given that the brand was on the other side of the fence before. This decision could have positive implications for the ongoing e-waste problem. With millions of phone sales around the globe, the excess plastic needed for chargers that go unused tends to pile up. It also presents a potential issue for customers, who may have to buy chargers. Smartphone prices are ever-inflating. Being forced to spend more for such a necessity may not go over well with users. For iPhone buyers, the simplest solution was to opt for a new wireless MagSafe charger with the iPhone 12. Old charging bricks and Lightning cables worked as well. Apple hadn't yet made the decision to move to USB-C for charging yet. Samsung customers have done much the same. Xiaomi hasn't made any official statement beyond Jun's Weibo post on the matter. The company could be waiting to announce a new wireless charger all its own. All will likely be revealed during the upcoming Mi 11 press conference on Monday.
Report: Cyberpunk 2077 Players Losing Progress With Corrupted Save Files - PCMag India
Cyberpunk 2077 players are flooding the official CD Projekt RED forums and Reddit with reports that their game save files are being damaged after reaching a certain file size.
(Image: CD Projekt RED) From missing NPCs to abrupt crashes, CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 continues to suffer from a barrage of glitches and game-breaking bugs. But the latest issue could be one of the most frustrating yet, especially for those who have spent dozens of hours in-game. Tom's Hardware reports that a save-corruption bug is plaguing PC users. Players are finding that save files over 8MB are suddenly corrupted. The official CD Projekt RED forums are awash with complaints, while Redditors have also converged on multiple threads to report similar problems. It appears that spending a lot of time using the game's crafting system boosts Cyberpunk 2077's save file sizes, which triggers longer loading times. Many eventually culminate in a save file being ruined and data unrecoverable. Warning signs appear before the save files are corrupted, at least in some situations. As file sizes enlarge, black screens appear for up to 30 seconds or more, which indicates there is a problem. Players are unable to resume their game and are instead met with "Saved data is damaged and cannot be loaded." CD Projekt RED's own forum moderators appear to be aware of the issue. Several have suggested that this problem isn't a bug but how the game is designed. One responder's solution was simply to have players try an earlier save and continue on from there. "Unfortunately the save is damaged and cant be recovered," a moderator wrote. "Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials. Additional solutions offered by CD Projekt RED mods involve backing up saves, repairing the game, uninstalling any mods, and then re-enabling them after repairing the game. These options do not appear satisfactory for many users, who have lost hours of gameplay progress. It remains to be seen whether CD Projekt RED will address this particular issue in a future patch or if it may be resolved with the patch scheduled for Dec. 21.
SpaceX's Starlink Targets January for Wider Public Beta Test - PCMag India
During a Reddit AMA, SpaceX engineers also discussed whether Starlink will implement data caps and if the service will degrade as more users sign up for the high-speed satellite internet service.
(Credit: SpaceX) If youve been eager to try out SpaceXs satellite internet service, Starlink, theres good news: The company plans on kicking off a wider public beta early next year. Notably we're planning to move from a limited beta to a wider beta in late January, [which] should give more users an opportunity to participate, SpaceX engineers said during a Reddit Ask Me Anything over the weekend. Currently, SpaceX has only been offering beta invites to people based in the northern US and southern Canada. But the company plans on expanding Starlink's coverage as it successfully launches more low-orbiting satellites to power the broadband network. SpaceX didn't specify the scope of the wider beta. But early next year, the company plans on using Starlink to supply free broadband to families in a Texas school district. So theres hope the beta could hit the southern US soon. The satellite broadband network is currently capable of delivering 100Mbps+ download speeds at a latency of around 30 milliseconds, according to beta users. During the Reddit AMA, engineers also addressed whether SpaceX would one day implement data caps when currently youre free to download as much as you want over the service. So we really don't want to implement restrictive data caps like people have encountered with satellite internet in the past, the company said. Right now we're still trying to figure a lot of stuff outwe might have to do something in the future to prevent abuse and just ensure that everyone else gets quality service. SpaceX wants Starlink to supply global coverage some time in 2021, meaning potentially millions of customers could soon be using the service. But the company promises the service will remain fast, despite any surge in new users. This is not going to be like your regular satellite internet where it gets way too crowdedas we launch more satellites over time the network will get increasingly great, not increasingly worse, SpaceX added. Heres some other interesting tidbits from the Reddit AMA:
- The dish that beta users have been receiving to test Starlink is certified to operate between -30 Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
- The dish also has self-heating capabilities. A snow-melting capability is in the works via an upcoming software update.
- Beta testers are currently limited to using Starlink at their home addresses. But the company plans on lifting the restriction through new mobility options via new hardware and software.
Twitter Fleets Still Accessible After 24 Hours Due to Bug - PCMag India
Twitter fleets are supposed to expire after 24 hours, but a bug has allowed users to view and download the posts long after that point.
(Image: Twitter) When it comes to social media, permanent posts aren't always the best solution. Whether you want to share excitement about that delicious burger you just ate or need to vent about the hard times in your life, a quick post that disappears after a certain amount of time is often ideal. That's the idea behind Twitter's new disappearing tweet feature, otherwise known as "fleets." Like the Stories feature on Snapchat or Instagram, they're meant to allow users to share post that disappear after 24 hours. Unfortunately, due to a recent bug affecting Twitter users, it seems some users' fleets have simply remained accessible after their initial viewing window. TechCrunch reports that the bug, which Twitter is now working to resolve, allows anyone to access and download Twitter fleets and their unique URLs using an app that interacts with Twitter's developer API. The issue was first reported by Twitter user @donk_enby. The bug means you won't be notified if your fleets are viewed and downloaded. "Were aware of a bug accessible through a technical workaround where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours. We are working on a fix that should be rolled out shortly," a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch. For now, anyone planning on posting fleets and relying on their 24-hour expiration window, it might be a good idea to wait until the issue has been fully resolved. Or take your story to Instagram, Snapchat, or any of the other social networks that have embraced stories.
Some iPhone 12 Mini Owners Plagued by Unresponsive Lock Screens - PCMag India
Some users are finding difficulty with using the phone's camera or flashlight or swiping to unlock with one finger.
(Image: Apple) The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest of the new crop of iPhones. It also appears that it might be the most troublesome, at least for some user across multiple Reddit threads, Apple forums, and MacRumors. The problem arises when users attempt to swipe up from their Lock Screen using a thumb or one specific finger. There are also delayed responses when attempting to use the flashlight or camera buttons while the phone is locked. Some users, like Redditor dupontcircle, indicate they've even been unable to enter their phone passcode because of this sensitivity issue. Others, like KristiBrudmagnet, wondered if the problem stemmed from their usage of a screen protector, but it's happening to iPhone 12 mini owners with and without them. As MacRumors notes, frustrated iPhone owners have theorized that the problem could be localized to a grounding or conduction issue, as some have been able to avoid it entirely when the phone is used without a case or plugged in and charging. Apple has yet to comment on the situation.
Some iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini Orders Shipping Ahead of Release Date - PCMag India
Several customers are seeing shipping notifications for their iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini orders.
(Image: Apple) For those who preordered their iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini phones on Friday, November 6, it seems they may receive their bounty a bit early. Apple Insider reports that some buyers are seeing their purchases updated with shipping information already, which indicates their phones are on their way to them. While it's unlikely the phones will actually reach these customers until their release date of November 13, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Both phones were opened up for preorders for the first time ever on November 6, as purchasing options were made available through the online Apple Store. Though both phones are set to debut next week, it seems those early to lock in purchases are seeing the fruits of their labor. In addition to customers reporting that their phones will arrive soon, some are seeing that their orders are simply preparing to ship for a delivery date of November 13. This may not mean that any customers receive their orders ahead of time, since Apple typically works to ensure early deliveries don't tend to happen, but it's still possible. If you locked in an order for either the iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 12 mini, it's worth checking the shipment status to see if it's already updated for a potential surprise in the next few days.
Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel Turns Mobile Gaming Sideways - PCMag India
Lenovo's gaming-centric smartphone is all about turning convention on its head, as it's best utilized in landscape mode.
(Image: Lenovo) Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel is a gaming-focused smartphone that's taking a bit of a sideways approach. The Legion Phone Duel is out now for European buyers, and it's a smartphone that's built entirely for gaming on the go, all the way down to its natural horizontal orientation. Whether you're getting in some game streaming by way of Stadia or enjoying your favorite gacha title, you're meant to hold it in landscape mode. It's built with visual fidelity in mind, with a 6.65-inch screen that features a 1080 x 2340 resolution and a 144Hz refesh rate. Powered by a Snapdragon 865 Plus chip with 16GB RAM, it can handle just about any game you throw at it, plus 5G support to take your favorite titles on the go. It should also provide several hours' worth of gaming goodness with its 5,000mAh of battery capacity. Two 2,5000mAh offer this amount of juice, which is meant to offer you up to seven hours of "intermittent gaming," according to to Lenovo. When it's time to charge it back up, it can support 90W, which is pretty impressive. But there's more to the Legion Phone Duel than being built for gaming performance. It also has a few interesting quirks, like side trigger buttons on the phone that can be used during gameplay. It also features a 20MP front-facing camera with a 64MP and 16MP ultra-wide array to round things out. The phone is available now for European buyers for £899. That's about $1,200. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any planned rollout for US buyers at the moment. Still, if using a phone primarily on its side sounds interesting to you, it could certainly be worth importing based on its odd factor alone.
NASA Delays SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch to November - PCMag India
The Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station will have to wait a few weeks.
(Photo via NASA) NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for a Halloween launch, has been delayed until November. The stay of launch allows SpaceX more time to evaluate what NASA called "off-nominal behavior" of a Falcon 9 during a recent launch attempt. It's unclear exactly what went wrong with the rocket's first-stage engine gas generators. "With the high cadence of missions SpaceX performs, it really gives us incredible insight into this commercial system and helps us make informed decisions about the status of our missions," Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission DIrectorate, said in a statement. "The teams are actively working this finding on the engines, and we should be a lot smarter within the coming week." Rescheduled for early-to-mid November, the SpaceX Crew-1 mission will carry three NASA astronautsMichael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walkerand JAXA specialist Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station. In preparation, the reusable Crew Dragon Resilience craft was secured to its unpressurized trunk last week. Once docked with the International Space Station, the team will join Expedition 64 members Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov for spacewalks and unpiloted flight tests. They'll also be there to welcome the Russian Soyuz vehicle and next SpaceX Crew Dragon in 2021. "The Crew-1 mission is a major step for NASA's Commercial Crew Program," the US space program said in a blog announcement. "Operational, long duration commercial crew rotation missions will enable NASA to continue the important research and technology investigations taking place onboard the station. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration of the Moon and Mars." Next month's trip to the ISS isn't the only mission that relies on a working Falcon 9 vehicle: The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and SpaceX CRS-21 are targeted for launch in November/December from California and Florida, respectively.
Elon Musk: Public Beta for SpaceX's Satellite Internet Will Start Soon - PCMag India
With today’s successful launch, SpaceX now has about 770 satellites in orbit to power Starlink, which is currently capable of delivering 100Mbps download speeds.
(Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 satellites into orbit, clearing the way for the public beta of its Starlink satellite broadband network to begin. Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US and hopefully southern Canada, CEO Elon Musk tweeted today. The Starlink satellite broadband network can currently deliver 100Mbps download speeds with latency at around 30 milliseconds, which is on par with ground-based internet services. However, Starlinks main selling point is that SpaceX will theoretically be able to deliver fast broadband to anyone on Earth with a satellite dish outside their home. As a result, customer interest in the upcoming broadband network has been high, especially among users based in rural areas or small towns, who lack access to fast internet speeds. With todays successful launch, SpaceX now has about 770 satellites in orbit to power Starlink. However, the satellites have been generally orbiting around the Earth along the higher latitudes, where cities such as Seattle are located. So for now, the company is first targeting the northern US and southern Canada for the public beta. The company plans to expand to lower latitudes, including areas over Texas, three months from now as SpaceX sends more satellites into orbit. Average latency will improve as more satellites launch (directly above you more frequently) and more ground stations are deployed, Musk said in a tweet last Thursday. As were able to put more ground stations on roofs of server centers, legacy Internet latency will be zero. The long-term plan is to eventually launch thousands of more satellites so Starlink can supply 1Gbps internet speeds to those on Earth. SpaceX is currently asking interested users to sign up for email updates to learn more about the upcoming beta trials. However, theres still no word on what Starlink will eventually cost.
WWDC 2020: How to Watch and What to Expect - PCMag India
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference runs from June 22-26, but it's an online-only affair this year thanks to COVID-19. Here's what's on the agenda, how you can watch Monday's keynote, and the top WWDC rumors.
COVID-19 has forced the tech industry to cancel or reimagine major tech events left and right in 2020, including Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year, Cupertino will show off what's next for iOS and macOS via livestreams instead of a large, in-person event. WWDC 2020 runs from June 22-26, kicking off with a 10 a.m. PT keynote. Here's what's on the agenda, how you can watch, and the top WWDC rumors about what Apple has up its sleeve. How to Watch Apple's WWDC Keynote Monday's keynote will stream via Apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app, and YouTube (embedded below). If you miss it live, it'll be available to watch later. Those in China can also stream on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and Youku. For developers, a "State of the Union" session will be available on-demand starting at 2 p.m. PT on Monday. "Hear directly from Apple engineering leaders as they dive deeper into the latest advances across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS," Apple says. Watch via the Apple Developer app and website, or via Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili and YouKu in China. Starting Tuesday, Apple will post technical and design-focused sessions taught by Apple engineers on the Apple Developer app and website. New ones go up at 10 a.m. PT and Apple promises more than 100 sessions in all. Apple is also hosting one-on-one developer labs by appointment only. WWDC 2020 Rumors: What to Expect WWDC is largely a software-focused show, with Apple demoing what's next for its mobile and desktop operating systems. But we do get an occasional hardware announcement, and there are a number of rumors about upgraded Mac hardware. At WWDC, we usually get a sneak peek of the next versions of iOS, watchOS, and macOS. Apple releases the OSes for developers so they can tinker with them before a beta release sometime this summer. The final launch will likely arrive in mid-September alongside new iPhones. Until then, here's what the rumor mill has to say: iOS 14
- Home screen updates:9to5Mac reports that iOS 14 will let you view your apps in a list view so you don't have to swipe or pull down and search to see everything that's installed.
- Built-in translator in Safari: 9to5Mac also reports that Apple's browser will add support for quick translations; no need for any third-party apps. A separate report indicates that iOS 14 will offer haptic alerts about specific noises (fire alarms, doorbells, crying babies) for those with hearing loss.
- Use non-Apple apps as a default: Apple likes to control is ecosystem, but Bloomberg suggests that iOS users might be able to set rival browsers, email clients, or music apps as the default experience rather than being locked into Safari, the Mail app, or Apple Music.
- Guided workouts: MacRumors tips the rollout of a guided workout app that will help get you moving during quarantine and beyond.
- Messages upgrades: According to MacRumors, Apple is testing the ability to @ people in iMessage chats, as well as retract messages after they're sent.
- Multi-tasking on iPhone: Multi-tasking is pretty robust on iPad, but 91mobiles.com reports that Apple will bring some of that to iPhone with iOS 14. Check out the video below.
- Overhauled Messages app:9to5Mac says it "found evidence in iOS 14 that Apple is working to completely replace the Messages app on macOS, [meaning] Apple will bring the same Messages app from iOS and iPadOS to the Mac."