Week 4, June 2021
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” — Albert Einstein
● Facebook Live Audio Rooms are beginning their rollout today. The ability to create and host rooms are currently limited to public figures and a handful of high-profile Facebook groups. You can join in with chats using either iOS or Android apps, but you’ll need to be an iPhone user to host rooms, as this requires the main Facebook iOS app.
Week 3–1, June 2021
“My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” — Elon Musk
● In iOS 15, Apple has added separation alerts to the Find My app, which let you know when you leave an AirTag or other Apple device behind. Separation alerts also support Find My-enabled third-party accessories. Read further to get how you set them up.
Week 3, June 2021
“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” — Stewart Brand
● Here is a side-by-side comparison of Apple’s most popular fully wireless earbuds — AirPods/Pro — and the new Beats Studio Buds when it comes to design, battery life, features, and sound quality.
Week 2–1, June 2021
“We’ve got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.” — Bill Gates
● Apple in iOS 15 overhauled the Maps app to add a much more detailed design in select areas, an interactive globe, improved driving directions, better transit info, and more, and all of those same changes are available in macOS Monterey.
Week 2, June 2021
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.” — Bill Gates
● Apple has just shared on its official website and YouTube channel the videos from today’s keynote. The company introduced major updates for all of its operating systems, which include iOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey.
Week 1–1, June 2021
“By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature.” — Ray Kurzweil
● Apple TV+ will release a new documentary film ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ on June 25, focusing on the back story of Charlie Brown and its creator Charles Schulz. The documentary arrives in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang.
Week 1, June 2021
“I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown.” — Elon Musk
● Starting this week, Coinbase is making it easier than ever to spend your crypto as if it was real currency. If you have a Coinbase card, you will be able to buy goods at retail stores using Apple Pay contactless transactions. …
Week 5–1, May 2021
“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” — Elon Musk
● The announcement of AssistiveTouch on the Apple Watch caused a great deal of excitement among those with motor disabilities, with many others impressed by the sheer technical achievement of it. Analyst Neil Cybart believes that Apple is likely to use the tech as a means of controlling Apple Glasses.
Week 5, May 2021
“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” — Ray Kurzweil
● iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable smartphone, and to achieve this, the company always makes some compromises — like not adopting the latest and greatest technologies. However, there is a rumor suggesting that the iPhone SE will get a redesign with a hole-punch front camera by 2023.
Week 4–1, May 2021
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” — Elon Musk
● Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan, Italy is celebrating creative exploration with a new art installation at the store’s public amphitheater. The Moral of the Story, a work by French artist Neïl Beloufa, will be displayed from May 21 through September 20.