iPhone 11 Night Mode Vs Pixel 4 Night Sight Comparison Sees Apple’s Phone Beat Google’s

A new side-by-side comparison between iPhone 11 Night Mode Vs Pixel 4 Night Sight sees the former beat Google’s phone. Here are the details.
The arrival of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max brought the announcement of the new Night Mode, too. With the new ability to take photos even in low light, the obvious comparison was with Google’s Pixel phones, powered by Night Sight.

Apple today released iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS13.1.3, minor updates to the iOS 13.1.2 softwarethat was released two weeks ago. This is the fourth update to the iOS 13 operating system that came out in September. 

The iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.1.3 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple’s release notes for the software, the iOS 13.1.3 update introduces bug fixes and performance improvements. Full details below:iOS 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts

In a new research report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that prices for the rumored iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, MacRumors reports. Alongside the new pricing information, Kuo also used the report to re-iterate several of his previous predictions for the device, including that it will be powered by the iPhone 11’s A13 chip, will have 3GB of RAM, and will be released in the first quarter of next year.

Kuo also says that the new phone will be available with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (although a report from earlier this year said it would only have 128GB), and will come in gray, silver, or red. He also said that the phone won’t include 3D Touch, although that’s less surprising given the feature has recently disappeared from Apple’s top-end devices. The analyst has previously said he expects the iPhone SE 2’s design to be similar to that of the iPhone 8, echoing a previous report from Bloomberg.
As 9to5Mac notes, a $399 starting price is exactly the same as what the original iPhone SE had when it launched way back in 2016, although it dropped to $349 by the time it was discontinued the following year. Selling cheaper devices like the SE is particularly important for Apple if it wants to compete on unit sales in markets like India, where phones costing more than around $450 only made up 4 percent of the market as of last year. The cheapest phone Apple currently sells is the iPhone 8, which starts at $449.

Ming-Chi Kuo updates 2020 Apple predictions for AR glasses, iPhone SE 2, iPad Pro, and MacBook

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is preparing to release the iPhone SE 2, a new iPad Pro with a 3D sensor for better AR support, a new MacBook equipped with a scissor-switch keyboard, and the long-rumored augmented reality headset all in the first half of 2020. The predictions were published in a new Chinese-language report that was reported in English by 9to5Mac.

The new MacOS, Catalina, is finally here — here are the biggest changes in Apple’s big software update for Macs

Apple has officially released Catalina,the next major software update for its MacBook, iMac, and Mac Pro computers.
First announced during Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Catalina introduces some big changes to native Mac apps, including the elimination of iTunes and the new ability to control your computer with voice commands.
Catalina also features some important updates for iPad owners and developers. A new app called Sidecar will let iPad owners use their tablet as a second screen, complete with Apple Pencil support. New developer tools for Catalina called Project Catalyst will also make it easier for iPad developers to bring their apps directly to MacOS.
After more than 18 years, Apple is ready to move on from iTunes. Rather than using iTunes as a catch-all for different types of entertainment, Apple is introducing three separate macOS apps for users to manage their content.
A macOS version of Apple Music will become the default app for users to manage their music library, while Apple Podcasts will organize podcast subscriptions. Apple TV will manage downloaded video content and introduce Mac owners to Apple’s streaming TV service.

Apple says some iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices have a problem that makes it so they can’t turn on, but it says it will fix them for free

If you’re still rocking the four-year-old iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, there’s a slight chance you may have run into a big problem where the phone simply stops turning on.
The silver lining here, if there is one, is that Apple said on Friday that it will fix that problems for free.

“Apple has determined that certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices may not power on due to a component that may fail,” Apple says on a website dedicated to the issue. “This issue only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between October 2018 to August 2019.”
If you think your iPhone 6 or 6S is subject to the problem, you can go to that site and plug in your serial number, and Apple will set you up with a repair.

The iPhone 6S holds an important distinction in Apple history: It was the last of the numbered iPhone line to come with a headphone jack, before it was taken out in 2016’s iPhone 7.
That’s led to some continued love for a device that’s otherwise getting long in the tooth, specs-wise — and why many were upset when Apple unceremoniously discontinued the iPhone 6S, and the similarly headphone-jacked iPhone SE, in 2018.

Apple is reportedly bringing back its smaller, cheaper iPhone in early 2020 — but this time it’s rumored to look like the iPhone 8

The original iPhone SE, which launched in 2016, cost just $400 — the iPhone SE 2 could come in around a similar price point, well below the $700 price of Apple’s new iPhone 11.

According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo via 9to5Mac, the new iPhone SE will arrive in the first quarter of 2020.

Moreover, Kuo, who has a good track record for reporting about upcoming Apple products, says the new iPhone SE will resemble an iPhone 8 but it’ll have the same chip powering it as the iPhone 11 — Apple’s A13 — and 3GB of RAM.

Apple has yet to officially announce a new iPhone SE model, but this is the second such credible report to suggest one is in the works. In September, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei published a report suggesting Apple was working on the rumored device. 

Representatives for Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment as of publishing.

France has banned all children under 15 from using their phones in school

The ban, passed in July following a campaign pledge made by French President Emmanuel Macron, will affect elementary and junior high schools across the country as they return from the summer break.
The new law, which went into effect on August 5, bans all types of cellphones, as well as tablets and smartwatches.
While a ban on cellphones during class hours was already in place since 2010, the new law extends to breaks and mealtimes.
Schools are free to choose themselves if they will implement the ban for students over 15. There are also some exceptions to the ban, such as for students with disabilities.
Monday is the first day that French schoolchildren under 15 cannot use their cellphones at any point during the school day, thanks to a new nationwide law.

Here’s why HDR, not 4K, is the most important upgrade for your next TV

“4K” is the latest buzzword with TVs.
Most advertising would have you think that 4K is akin to the leap we made from standard to high-definition TVs, but that’s not totally true.
Instead, when you’re buying your next TV, there’s another feature you should be more focused on: HDR.

iOS 13.1.2 now available as Apple continues polishing iOS 13 at rapid pace

Apple is continuing to update iOS 13 at a breakneck pace. On Friday, the company pushed out iOS 13.1.1 with a few bug fixes — and iOS 13.1 had only just launched on September 24th. Fast-forward to today, and Apple is already rolling out iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2. It’s getting a little hard to keep these things straight.

The newest update addresses a handful of issues impacting iCloud backups, the camera (“fixes an issue where camera may not work”), flashlight, Bluetooth, and the HomePod. It also patches up an unusual bug that “could result in a loss of display calibration data.” You wouldn’t want that happening to your new iPhone 11 Pro display, now would you?

You should be able to find the latest iOS and iPadOS update now by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. These rapid-fire bug fixes are a key benefit of Apple’s control over both iPhone / iPad hardware and software. It’s unfortunate that iOS 13 shipped with some of these issues for that customers have encountered, but Apple is wasting no time in addressing them.