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Apple Acquires Startup NextVR That Broadcasts VR Content

Headlines

Apple Inc. confirmed it acquired NextVR, a startup that provides sports and other content for virtual-reality headsets.

A major update to Logic Pro X includes a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools.

News

Apple Inc. plans to soon start returning more employees to its major global offices while other tech companies are continuing work-from-home policies through at least the end of 2020 due to Covid-19.

The spoken word versions of stories already available in Apple News+ would be produced by Apple, rather than the publishers of the original stories.

US firm could make handsets worth $40 billion over the next five years through contract manufacturers, becoming country’s largest exporter

Reviews

Don’t pull the trigger on buying a fully-loaded 13-inch MacBook Pro just yet. At the higher end, there are cases where a 16-inch MacBook Pro will be a much better value.

This guide with screenshots includes 4 solid Giphy alternatives to find and share GIFs as well as how to delete the Giphy iMessage app on iPhone.

Rumors

Others

Get a glimpse of new and improved real-time rendering features currently in development.

Finally

“Unbending stance” is a rather harsh description of Apple and Google’s desire not to (a) “undermine people’s privacy” or (b) “drain phone battery life”. This isn’t an “unbending stance”. It’s table stakes for designing a system that people will actually install and use.

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