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Study: social networks cause depression in adolescents, but video games do not

Employees of the University of Montreal summed up the four-year study, which was attended by 3,826 teens. They wanted to know if the gadget craze was contributing to the symptoms of depression. It turned out that social networking and watching TV can really have an impact, but video games are not.

The study showed that every hour of using social networks increases the severity of depressive symptoms over the next four years by 0.64 points, and watching TV – by 0.69 points (on a scale from 0 to 28). Video games have no such effect on the psyche.

The average age of the subjects was 12.7 years. The presence of symptoms, the researchers checked on a special questionnaire. Additionally, the level of physical activity of the subjects was assessed.

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Oneplus began producing televisions

The Chinese technology company OnePlus, specializing in smartphones, has launched a TV production. A OnePlus remote control with model RC-001A was noted in the Bluetooth SIG registration database.

The document shows that the gadget supports Bluetooth 4.2 protocol and is designated as 1+ Remote Control. Although only in April 2019, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau stated that he considers TV remotes obsolete. In his opinion, the TV should be controlled with the help of AI.

According to rumors, OnePlus TV will be equipped with a HDR 4K panel with a built-in voice assistant (probably Google Assistant). It is assumed that the device will be a direct competitor to Xiaomi Mi TV.

The possible release of the device was mentioned back in September 2018, the company turned to fans of the brand to find the name of the product.

About the availability …


Apple can split iTunes into a podcast app and Apple Music

According to the developer Steve Trouton-Smith, with the release of the new macOS 10.15, the Cupertin players can release separate applications for music and podcasts.

In his Twitter account, Trouton-Smith said that Apple is working on new applications Music, Podcasts and Books for macOS based on UIKit. Most likely this means that the company is going to share iTunes for Mac, where all the podcasts, music, movies and TV shows are currently located.

Earlier, Troughton-Smith had already shared Apple’s plans, based on his predictions of studying the code of current OS versions, and later they were confirmed.

Sharing iTunes can be one of Apple’s first steps towards creating cross-platform apps on iOS and Mac.

Apple is expected to introduce macOS 10.15 along with iOS 13 at WWDC 2019, which starts June 3.


Third beta versions of iOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 have been released

Simultaneously with the public release of the third beta version of iOS 12.3, Apple released the third beta version of watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5.

In iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, a fresh version of the Apple TV application has been added with an updated design and enhanced functionality. A recommendation mode has appeared that works on machine learning algorithms, so that the user can get a selection of content based on his preferences.

Apple TV interface is simplified. Now it contains the following sections: films, television shows, children's and sports programs. There is a special search bar, library options and a browse button.

Appeared and the Channels button. By clicking on it, the user can choose what he likes, subscribe and watch TV channels using the application. After the public release of the update, Apple TV will …


Apple will kill iTunes – 9to5Mac

One after another, leaks appear on the Web about the features of macOS 10.15, which will be presented at the Apple WWDC developer conference starting on June 3.

On the eve of the MacRumors edition suggested that the new OS for Apple computers will be called Mammoth. Now 9to5Mac publishes screenshots confirming that Apple will split iTunes into separate applications – for music, video content and podcasts.

Continuity in design is obvious: new applications are similar to iTunes.

The Music app will serve to listen to songs from Apple Music and manage the user's personal music collection. It will retain the ability to sync with your iPhone and iPod.

New TV application contains a toolbar to switch between the sections "Watch Now", "Movies", "TV Shows" and "Library".

Screenshots of the Podcasts application have not been published.

The iTunes application was …


Mac Pro on wheels, new iOS, macOS, watchOS and other announcements WWDC 2019

On June 3, Apple opened a conference for WWDC developers with a demonstration of new software and hardware. actualapple.com led the live broadcast of the event. The most important announcements: 28-core Mac Pro and new versions of operating systems.

Mac pro

The new Mac Pro has a 28-core Intel Xeon processor. RAM – up to 1 TB. A monitor with a 32-inch screen and a resolution of 6K is attached to the system unit (a curious detail: it is on wheels).

The cheapest kit will make up the system unit for $ 5999 and $ 4999.

Apple has not updated Mac Pro since 2013.


IOS version 13 is twice as fast as the 12th due to the new application packaging algorithm. Added dark mode – as in macOS. You can now print using svaypov.

Updated Maps application: now there …


What you need to know about macOS Catalina. First, we do not recommend downloading it yet.

June 3 Apple introduced
the next version of macOS is called Catalina (in honor of the resort island of Santa Catalina in California). Beta version for developers is already available. The final release will take place in the fall.

One of the key innovations of macOS Catalina is the Sidecar feature. It turns the iPad into an extra display. Previously, this had to use third-party solutions – for example, Duet Display worth 1,150 rubles. Now it is enough to have a tablet with iPadOS (another new WWDC) and a computer with macOS Catalina. Use case: edit images using the Apple Pencil on iPad, and all changes occur on the Mac screen.

Project Catalyst – allows developers to easily port iOS and iPadOS applications on Mac. This has long dreamed of developers. For magic to happen, simply tick the appropriate menu …


Nintendo officially announced Switch Lite

Rumors about the new version of the Nintendo Switch went long ago: fans were waiting for a more powerful and more affordable option. On July 10, the announcement of the new Switch – Lite took place in Nintendo social networks.

According to the manufacturer, Switch Lite is designed to find the game: the console has become lighter, the screen has decreased, but retained the resolution of 720p.

Connecting to the TV will not work anymore, Joycon, HD-vibration and infrared have also disappeared. The controllers are integrated into the console, and the buttons have changed a bit: for example, the D-Pad has returned to its classic configuration.

Joystick from the flagship console can be connected to Lite – for games that support local multiplayer. Library games consoles in common.

The new console is made of matte plastic and will be available …


The public beta of macOS Catalina has been released. actualapple.com Review

On June 24, Apple released the first public beta of macOS Catalina, which was presented at a conference for WWDC developers. We talk about the main innovations.

More developer opportunities

A very important, albeit inconspicuous for ordinary users, Xcode received the update. In its 11th version, it became possible to visually preview a selected section of code. The editor received the support of the intelligent assistant, SwiftUI. In addition, it has new tools for rapid prototyping and visualization of the interface on various devices, also Catalyst, which allows porting applications created for iPad to Mac.

For example, thanks to Catalyst, the release of Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends game, which Apple has already announced, has become possible.

New Augmented Reality Tools on Mac

Another new developer tool is an application for creating worlds in augmented reality Reality Composer.

Reality Composer creates …


Netflix fears the competition with Fortnite more than Apple c

Netflix published a report on financial indicators for the year 2018, which commented on the competition from other streaming services and Fortnite.

In 2018, the revenue of Netflix was 15.8 billion dollars, 4.1 billion more than in 2017. The number of subscribers grew by 22.9 million to 88,77 million.

Netflix is not afraid of competition from Hulu, because this is a streaming service, the average viewing time is less than YouTube. In addition, Hulu is available only in the United …