Bringing a picture-in-picture to everyone on YouTube, live tweeting on Instagram, photo editing on OneDrive, new classics on Apple Arcade, a modern-style 1984 Macintosh commercial, Sony vs AirPods, a survey about iOS 15, and other exciting news in Fringe…

News on the sidelines Week Mar 5 - Mar 11

The market share of Intel processors may decrease due to Apple Silicon

Intel may see its market share decline again next year, due to Apple's decision to abandon Intel processors in Macs and use Apple Silicon processors instead.

And Apple announced last year that it would start including M1 processors for all Macs. It is expected to finish this next year and has so far released only four Macs with the first version of the Apple Silicon M1 chip.

As a result, this year Intel will lose 50% of its shipments to Apple, and this will eventually lead to the loss of all shipments which will lead to Intel's market share dropping to less than 80% in 2023.

TSMC is preparing to produce 3nm chips in the second half of next year

TSMC is preparing to produce 3nm chips in the second half of next year, and in the coming months, it will start producing 4nm chips. Apple had previously reserved the initial capacity of 4nm chips for future Macs and asked TSMC to start production of the A15 chip for the iPhone 13 with an improved 5nm technology.

The new 3nm chip will provide a 15% performance increase and a significant 30% energy efficiency improvement and will enter mass production late next year.

YouTube: Picture-in-picture feature will be available to everyone soon

Finally, it was officially allowed to support the image-in-picture feature in the YouTube app on iOS for all users, subscribers and others, after it was limited to subscribers only. YouTube has announced that there will be an extended launch of the feature in the US soon.

The Picture-in-Picture feature on YouTube has sparked widespread controversy since its release. Once you find YouTube supports it in a way that is not directly through the Safari browser and then blocks it. And some users have made creative solutions through the shortcuts to turn off the embed codes on YouTube that disable Picture-in-Picture. Now, although official support is provided and is quickly spreading widely, these solutions will no longer be needed.

It is worth noting that through the iPhone Islam application, you can play most social media videos with the image-in-picture feature, just enter the Tools section and then save videos

iCloud users still struggle with spam calendars and events

Some iCloud users still receive unwanted calendar invites or event notifications, causing their calendars to fill up with random events.

The situation received widespread coverage in 2016, with Apple saying it was "actively working to address this issue" by "identifying and blocking suspected senders." Victims are targeted in different ways, the most common way is to receive a regular iCloud calendar invitation through their calendar app.

Interacting with the invitation, including declining, accepting, or choosing “Maybe,” lets spammers know that the email is valid, so they can continue to target it. Other users are targeted by pop-ups on the web.

Apple has not publicly commented on the specific actions it has taken to resolve the issue, but a video posted by Apple Support offered a solution to the issue.

The video advises, to unsubscribe from these spam calendars. It does not provide any idea of ​​the proactive actions users can take to not receive invitations beforehand.

It is worth noting that we wrote an article about it
Some links spread across the internet may compromise the calendar application, here is the solution to the problem

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 update, disappointing new poll

Just like what the followers of iPhone Islam said, the upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates were disappointing and some said it should be a sub-update and we call it iOS 14.7 update.

And in a new poll of 3000 iPhone and iPad users about ‌iOS 15‌ and iPadOS 15‌. More than 50% of respondents said the ‌iOS 15‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ updates were "a little" or "not at all exciting." And 28.1% rated the updates as 'somewhat exciting', but at least 19.3% were very enthusiastic and chose 'extremely' exciting.

On the most important features of the update, 23% of users said the most exciting update is ID cards in the Wallet app, 17.3% said improved Spotlight search is the most exciting, and 14.2% were very excited about the new Find My feature.

iPhone 12 mini production stopped earlier than expected

After widespread reports that the iPhone 12 mini has suffered from severely weak sales, at least relative to other iPhone 12 models, the Taiwanese company TrendForce claimed that production of the device has already ended early, indicating that Apple will focus on selling. Through its current stock of the machine without producing any other new units. Despite the discontinuation of production, the iPhone 12 mini is still available on Camel Without any noticeable delay in shipping for the time being.

New Sony WF-1000XM4 Headset vs AirPods Pro

Sony is one of the main competitors in the field of wireless earbuds WF-1000XM4 $279, which is slightly higher than the $249 AirPods Pro.

And when it comes to performance, the Sony XM4 delivers powerful sound quality that can be adjusted to find the perfect balance using an app Sony's Headphones Connect for iOS and Android, something Apple doesn't offer. It also provides active noise cancellation in a great way like AirPods Pro and maybe a little better, this is not artificial intelligence improved for surround sound or when you listen to music and someone wanted to talk to you then the music stops automatically, and other great features.

Both headphones, whether for Apple or Sony, are strong in performance in general, but the most important thing that distinguishes the AirPods Pro headset is the H1 chip and the capabilities it provides for users of Apple devices. Instant pairing and automatic switching across devices is very convenient, and AirPods Pro offer many other special features such as integration with Find My and Voice Sharing to connect more than one earbud to one device simultaneously.

Brave Search to protect privacy, an alternative to Google

Brave Browser Which has grown in popularity in recent years, and recently surpassed 32 million monthly active users, it has taken a leap forward in its quest to provide users with a more private and secure Internet experience. Browser users will be able to use Brave Search beta, an all-new search engine that offers unparalleled privacy.

Was announced Brave search Last March, since it was announced, it has been tested by more than a hundred thousand users and the company hopes Brave Search will strengthen its role in the browser market.

The Brave Search beta is available to all users of the Brave browser on iOS, Android and desktop devices, but users will need to manually choose Brave Search as their search engine option, along with other options like Google and Bing. However, Brave Search will become the default and standard search engine for Brave browser later this year.

Unlike Google and others, Brave Search does not track users, searches or clicks, and promises complete transparency, and user privacy in the first place.

Google Updates Google Authenticator App

Google has updated its two-factor authentication app 2FA Authenticator iOS has a new privacy feature that allows users to request Face ID or Touch ID before viewing two-factor authentication codes for an account.

Previously, fingerprint or face authentication was only required when exporting accounts. Now, even though the Google Privacy Screen feature is activated in version 3.2.0 of the app, Face ID or Touch ID‌ is required to show the newly created icons.

Authentication requirements can be set to appear immediately, after 10 seconds, 10 minute, or XNUMX minutes. Additionally, Google has added a search bar at the top of the app's interface to allow users to search for accounts.

Submit a previous update for Google Authenticator Night mode and account transfer feature mentioned above. However, many Apple device users will likely see the latest improvements as redundant, following news earlier this month that iOS 15 will include a built-in password authenticator, so a separate app won't be needed.

Google Authenticator

Apple Watch 7 may have a small double-sided S7 chip

The Watch 7 could feature a smaller S7 chip, making room for a larger battery or room for other components, and Bloomberg's Mark Gorman and Debbie Wu previously reported that Apple has tested thinner screen edges and a new lamination technology that brings the screen closer to the front cover. The next Apple Watch could also feature a new flat-edged design and a new green color option, according to leaker John Prosser.

Other advanced health features like body temperature sensing and blood glucose monitoring have also been rumored, but these are unlikely to be ready for this year's models.

Miscellaneous news

◉ Apple released updates to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor, introducing a host of new features such as improved media search and notifications, as well as bug fixes.

◉ Apple this week stopped selling the Magic Keyboard, Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 accessories for Macs in space grey, about three months after the iMac Pro was shut down, which also came in grey.

◉ A Macintosh 128K fan has created a video that reimagines the original 1984 Mac in a modern style advertisement.

◉ Russian lawmakers last week passed a law requiring foreign websites with more than half a million daily users in Russia to create a local Russian subsidiary or legal entity or face punitive measures, as part of improving their online sovereignty and controlling content.

◉ Apple Arcade continues to bring classic and popular games to the gaming platform, and the latest addition is coming soon to be the classic Jetpack Joyride.

◉ Apple released a new version of firmware 1.0.276 designed for AirTags, and the update focuses on further anti-stalking security improvements.

◉ An analyst at Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that Apple plans to launch an updated version of the iPhone with 5G technology at a cheaper price in the first half of 2022 and its price will be much lower than the iPhone 12 mini.

◉ In a new report, iPhone 2022 devices may feature a Touch ID under the screen, according to Ming Chi Kuo as well.

◉ 13D models of the upcoming iPhone 12 depict a modified camera design with two lenses in a diagonal arrangement instead of the vertical arrangement on the iPhone XNUMX, according to leaker Sonny Dickson.

◉ OneDrive users can now edit photos after uploading them to the cloud, thanks to the addition of basic photo editing features Microsoft announced this week.

◉ Twitter now allows iOS users to easily share tweets directly to Instagram through a story, instead of having to take a screenshot and post the tweet to the platform.

This is not all the news that is on the sidelines, but we have brought you the most important of them, and it is not necessary for a non-specialist to occupy himself with every oddity and incidence,
There are more important things that you do in your life, do not let the devices distract you or distract you from your life and your duties, and know that technology is there to facilitate life and help you in it, and if it robs you of your life and preoccupies you, then there is no need for it.


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