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Released iOS 12.4 and audioOS 12.4

Apple released iOS 12.4, which the company has been testing since mid-May.

The new version of the OS got rid of known bugs, for example, with the transfer of data during the initial setup of the iPhone. It also improves the overall stability of the device.

iOS 12.4 must support Apple Card. But when this product is launched, the company has not yet announced.

Apple also released audioOS 12.4 with Japanese support for the HomePod. This is due to the imminent start of sales of smart Apple column in Japan and Taiwan.

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Suddenly: Apple has released updates for older iPhones and iPads

With the release of iOS 12.4 on July 22, Apple released iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 for older iPhone and iPad models.

iOS 9.3.6 is for iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 3 3G models, and iOS 10.3.4 is for iPad 4 and iPhone 5.

Updates solve performance problems with GPS location and eliminate the bug with the wrong device date and time.

Apple recommends that all owners of old devices install these assemblies.

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WatchOS 5.3 released: Apple returns the walkie-talkie to the watch

Apple released watchOS 5.3 for all Apple Watch models, with the exception of the very first one.

The OS update fixes a serious error in the “Radio” application, which allowed to eavesdrop on other people's conversations.

The vulnerability became known on July 11, after which Apple temporarily disabled the feature.

Also, watchOS 5.3 expanded the geography of the ECG functions for the Apple Watch Series 4 – now it is available in Canada and Singapore. In Russia – still not.

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Huawei's Hongmeng OS won't be released on smartphones

Huawei vice president Katherine Chen said that the company's own operating system, codenamed Hongmeng, will not compete with Android.

Chen argues that Hongmeng was never intended to replace Android. Ostensibly it was originally developed for another. For example, for Internet of Things devices.

At the same time, the screenshots of smartphone screens installed by Hongmeng flowed to the Network.

She also said that Hongmeng contains several hundred thousand lines of code, and not tens of millions, as in other mobile operating systems.

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New public beta versions of Apple OS have been released

Apple released the third public beta builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina for everyone.

Public builds include all of the same innovations as the fourth beta version for developers, released July 17.

Some users complain about the overheating of smartphones after the update, but after a while the problem disappears.

Also, users of the latest beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are faced with a Safari bug – the “open in a new tab” item has disappeared.

Otherwise, the current test builds are more stable than the previous ones.

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Sony has released a camera with a resolution of 61 (!) MP

Sony introduced the new A7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera with a 61-megapixel Exmor R sensor.

New device – the successor of the famous Sony A7R III.

In addition to the 61-megapixel sensor, the A7R IV camera has a 15-step dynamic range, an ISO sensitivity of up to 32,000, a continuous shooting function of up to 10 frames per second with autofocus and auto-exposure, and 567 autofocus points (they cover about 74% of the frame).

Like most of the Sony mirrorless cameras, the A7R IV is aimed at photographers and videographers.

New shoots video in 4K-resolution with support for S-Log3, HDR (HLG) and with autofocus on the eyes in real time (Realtime Eye-AF).

Sony also added a “multi-interface shoe” for connecting fully digital microphones (most cameras now record analog audio through a 3.5 mm jack).

The A7R IV has a USB …


Xiaomi has released a gold smartphone with diamonds

Redmi announced the special K20 Pro Signature Edition in gold. Sub-brand Xiaomi plans to release only 20 phones and will sell them in India for about $ 7,000.

In a Twitter account, Redmi India notes that this is not just a gilded version of the existing model, but a smartphone made entirely of gold with diamonds.

For comparison, the usual K20 Pro costs about $ 400. Both versions of the smartphone are equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner in the display and three cameras.

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Apple has released the next beta version of the new OS

Developers have become available the fourth beta version of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6.

The macOS Catalina update does not include any major changes, except for performance improvements and bug fixes.

New in the fourth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13:

– The size of the menu for applications on the main screen of iOS and iPadOS has decreased.

– The option “Change the order of applications” has appeared with a long press on applications in iOS and iPadOS.

– Changed the voicemail icon.

– Improved 3D Touch response.

– Fixed a bug due to which it was possible to access passwords for sites and software without a Face ID or Touch ID.

It is expected that public beta versions will be available soon.

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The second beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6 for developers have been released

Apple released the second beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6 for developers. In them, the company eliminated the first build bugs.

We do not recommend installing builds for developers.

Unlike the previous version, iOS 13 beta 2 and iPadOS beta 2 can be downloaded “over the air”. To do this, simply install the developer profile, reboot the device and start the update.

New operating systems were presented at the WWDC Developer Conference June 3.

Apple is expected to release public beta in July, and the final release of all operating systems will take place in September.

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Sony released the fastest SD card reader

Sony introduced the USB-hub MRW-W3 for reading UHS-II SD and microSD cards with processing speeds up to 300 Mbps. It is also equipped with USB-C and USB-A connectors and an HDMI output, which can be used to display video with a resolution of up to 4K at a speed of 30 frames per second. The card reader is designed for professional photographers who need to transfer large files quickly.


The case of the reader is made of aluminum and has a ribbed surface to protect from scratches, it also received a level of protection against moisture and dust IP68.

The MRW-W3 will go on sale in the fall of 2019 with a series of Tough SF-M memory cards of 64, 128 and 256 GB. The reading speed will be up to 277 Mb / s, and the record – up …