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YouTube is said to be working on content control features that will allow parents regulate what their kids watch on the platform. The company already has YouTube Kids for children, but these new content settings is aimed at kids graduating from YouTube Kids to regular YouTube. So to help protect them from inappropriate content — because they’re still too young — the company will launch a new experience in beta for parents to allow their children to access YouTube through a “supervised Google Account.”

This supervised account Google is calling “supervised experiences” will include content settings that parents can select…


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Apple

Following the news of Apple planning new redesigned MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Pros in 2021, the company could also launch a new iPhone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor, according to reports by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. First off, Apple will definitely release an iPhone this year, which has been the tradition since 2007 when the original iPhone launched. This year, we could be getting an “S” version, which would be the first “S” since 2018. And since it’s going to be an S version, we shouldn’t be expecting too many big features or a redesign. …


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Apple

Apple on Tuesday announces the “AirPods Max” noise-cancelling headphones for a premium price of $549. The device is the company’s first over-ear headphones carrying the AirPods name, which could mean the end of Beats headphones, maybe. The device will come in five colours including space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink, and you can start preordering now.

Apple

“With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. …


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Apple

Last month, Apple announced that it will be cutting its AppStore developers commission rate by half for small businesses and developers. The Small Business Program as it is called will help “small businesses and independent developers propel their businesses forward with the next generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store.” Well on Thursday, the company announced that eligible developers can now register for the program to benefit from the new 15% commission rate.

Mind you, not everyone is eligible to apply for this program and only developers or businesses who’ve made $1 million or less this year can sign…


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Apple

On Tuesday, Apple announced that it will be extending its partnership with (RED) to help keep the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa alive. The company is also joining in the fight to help protect these communities from COVID-19. For starters, (RED) is a non-profit organisation that partners with brands to create a PRODUCT (RED) version of their products and use the proceeds to help fund the fight against HIV/AIDS, and recently COVID-19.

Apple joined (RED)’s mission in 2006, and over the last 14 years, the partnership has led to about $250 million in donations “for the Global Fund’s HIV/AIDS programs…


Drug maker Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate proves to be nearly 95% effective against the coronavirus, exactly one week after Pfizer and BioNTech’s big reveal. The company said that its trial “has met the statistical criteria pre-specified in the study protocol for efficacy, with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%.”

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Moderna’s result is based on its first interim analysis from Phase 3 of its clinical trials (which is the final stage before going through the licensing process). The study which is also known as the COVE study was based on 95 participants with confirmed cases of COVID-19. The company’s trial was carried…


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Apple

Apple will be reducing its AppStore developers commission by half as it launches a new AppStore Small Business Program. The company announced on Wednesday that the new developer program will help “small businesses and independent developers propel their businesses forward with the next generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store.” The new program is expected to cover “vast majority of developers” who have their businesses running in the AppStore.

However, the program is not opened to all developers or companies operating on the AppStore, in fact you have to meet requirements to qualify for the Small Business Program, the…


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BMW

Apple on Wednesday rolled out new updates for all of its softwares across all platforms, including iOS 13.6 for iPhone, iPadOS 13.6 for iPad, and watchOS 6.2.8 for Apple Watch.

These updates are minimal with some key features to prepare users for what’s coming in new versions of the operating systems, coming later this year. The iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6 are similar, but iOS 13.6 and watchOS 6.2.8 comes with the digital car keys support announced at the WWDC20, and also contains a new symptoms category in the Health app.

The new digital car keys feature brings all traditional…


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Apple

Apple announced on Thursday that its 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 will commence Monday, June 22nd. The event will be virtual and will run from June 22nd to June 26th.

According to Apple, the event will include keynote address, Platforms State of the Union, 100+ engineering sessions, all-new Developer Forums, 1-on-1 labs with more than 1,000 Apple engineers, and more. …


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iPhone maker Apple gets the right to new a patent for software that will bring to existence “synthetic group selfies,” according to The Verge. This means that you could organise your friends and family virtually to take a group selfie, but the software will automatically place all of you in the picture as if you all were there physically.

Victor Babalola

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