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  • MagSafe Battery Pack vs Alternatives

    Apple without any fanfare, release the MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 in July 2021. It a new kind of battery pack from Apple, the first the use Wireless Charging and MagSafe connection for the battery pack. The MagSafe Battery Pack is a unique product at the moment because only Apple sell a MagSafe Battery Pack, but it is good enough against the competition? Read on to find out.

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    Apple M1 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

    Update: We also make a comparison between Intel’s latest Alder Lake CPU against the M1-series, from base to M1 Max. Read about it here Imagine having the most powerful microprocessor in your hand. It has multilude of cores on a single die and each core can run two threads at the same. In some version of the same processor, it also has an integrated graphics so you can also run 3D software or even gaming on it.

    Filed in: comparison, amd, m1, ryzen, ryzen 9, apple,

    ARM vs RISC-V

    Since 2007, a different kind of computer chip has taken the world by storm. What happened in 2007, was the launch of the first iPhone by Steve Jobs where he unveiled a new iPod, a new internet device and a telecommunication device. Since then, Google jumped on the bandwagon by sponsoring the development of the Android OS which made 2010s the Age of the Smartphone. With the rise of the smartphone, the chip that powers it also rose to prominence.

    Filed in: comparison, arm, risc-v, open source, close source,

    Snapdragon 888+

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is the updated version of 888. It is basically an improved version of the 888 with a slightly faster base clock speed of 3.0 GHz instead of 2.84GHz in the base 888. There is no new cores introduced in the SOC but any code compiled for 888 will works seamlessly for 888+. The 888+ was unveiled in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2021. As mentioned earlier, the 888+ is basically a higher speed version of the 888.

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    Apple Ecosystem Explained

    At WWDC 2021, Apple showcased new features and updates for the upcoming iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and macOS which is scheduled to be released in fall 2021. What is not shown nor mentioned is that the features that are demoed are available, one form or another, for the entire Apple Ecosystem. What is the Apple Ecosystem? It is something that Apple makes but does not directly market it, feature it or even mention it by name.

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    Lossless Audio in Apple Music: Join the Revolution

    On May 2021, Apple shake the music streaming game by announcing that the entire catalog will have two new major features: Dolby Atmos and Lossless for free. Lossless streaming has been available to competitors like Tidal for an extra fee but spatial audio is a brand new feature without any competition at the moment. Apple moves has change the game because competitors like Tidal and Spotify charge extra for ‘premium’ feature which forces them to rewrote their game plan.

    Filed in: apple music, ecosystem, apple services,

    What Happened in WWDC 2021

    WWDC 2021 keynote come and went and wow, there’s a lot to unpack. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a new 16-inch MacBook but there is tons of software update in store for us in the future. Since there’s a lot to cover, each feature will be as brief and concise as possible. If you do not want to go through the laundry list of features and updates, the key takeaway from this WWDC is that Apple is building features for ecosystem-wide usage instead of for a specific devise.

    Filed in: apple events, wwdc, ecosystem, ipados, ios, macos, tvos, watchos,

    What to Expect in WWDC 2021

    WWDC will be held from June 7 to 11. Just like last year, WWDC 2021 will be a fully digital affair. It will kick off with a keynote presentation at 10am PT where there will be anticipation of new products and of course, new releases for Apple software. Here is what we are expecting from this year’s WWDC 2021. Plug: Wondershare Filmora video editor for the Mac allows you to tell your story to the world.

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    US Digital Dollar Explained

    There are some ideas, once introduced, will never idea because it is so endearing. Ideas like peer to peer distribution, prime numbers, streaming services and the latest, Cryptocurrency are some that will never idea no matter what. Some might argue that cryptocurrencies like BitCoin is not really money, block chain is a fad and other new inventions that are laden with techno babble are really snake oil in disguise. However that maybe, cryptocurrency has now attracted the attention of the United States government and they might join the bandwagon, but just not in the way that you would think.

    Filed in: Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, digital currency, technology,

    How Apple Can Make iPadOS Better

    The iPad was first introduced in 2010 which featured Apple’s first custom chip: the A4 which later grew into a powerhouse of performance and efficiency. After 9 years of development under the shadow of iOS, the iPad finally got its own operating system in 2019 when the iPadOS debuted in WWDC 2019 as a fork of the iOS development tree. Despite Apple attempts to make the iPad more ‘productive’ since the introduction of iPad Pro in 2015, there are consistent complaints from users about how the iPad is too crippled to be use as a serious laptop replacement.

    Filed in: ipados, wishlist, apple,