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AppleMagazine #416

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7 Min.
the best features of macos catalina

“It reflects how much Apple has put into macOS Catalina that the more attention you invest in it, the more you can get out of it.” The Mac is very much in a state of transition. A new, thoroughly redesigned version of the immensely powerful Mac Pro has been penciled in for a fall release, while a refreshed MacBook Pro is rumored for arrival at around the same time. However, it’s hard to deny that today’s computing world is largely a mobile-first one – and so, ironically with a software update named after an island, Apple is working to further bridge the traditional gaps between the Mac and Apple’s mobile devices. That software update is macOS Catalina, which takes its name from Santa Catalina Island, a rocky island located off the coast…

2 Min.
seniors can use virtual reality for travel, health issues

Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Kachess Lake without them knowing. Thanks to virtual reality, Golliver actually never left Tucson. “This technology can take us to any memory in our life that we want to visit,” she said. Golliver lives at the Fountains, one of two Tucson retirement communities serving as the launching pad for a program to see how virtual reality technology helps seniors. With a headset, residents have been able to ride a roller coaster and visit the Egyptian pyramids, Eiffel Tower and places they used to live. Some researchers say virtual reality can aid…

4 Min.
you can try this at home: cookbook serves up tv, movie foods

It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe’s character Chris Traeger on a third-season episode of “Parks and Recreation.” Hungry viewers were soon clamoring for more recipes based on foods that appear or get mentioned in movies or TV episodes, and Rea had a new career on his hands. Now he has a new cookbook: “Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). And while the premise might sound more silly than serious, the book — like the video series — is actually full of real meals and desserts that transcend their sometimes ridiculous fictional origins. There…

4 Min.
google debuts pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with ai

Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-Fi system is getting the AI features for the first time. The company also unveiled a new smart speaker and wireless earbuds, both invoking the AI-powered Google Assistant. The Assistant, akin to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, is now available on more than 1 billion devices, including ones made by other manufacturers. With Google’s own products, though, the company can steer users to Assistant features even more. That in turn, could encourage Google users to interact with other Google services such as search and maps more frequently, feeding into Google’s multi-billion dollar advertising business.…

4 Min.
google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google’s latest steps offer consumers some additional protections, although it’s unclear how much more secure users will feel. Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices, all aimed at getting people more hooked on services powered by the company’s Google Assistant and other artificial-intelligence technology. But privacy has emerged as a bigger issue with these products thanks to the growing popularity of always-listening “smart speakers” and similar devices. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple have all recently acknowledged employing human contractors to listen to and transcribe some voice recordings captured by AI software. Most such AI work, from interpreting voice…

8 Min.
pets: there’s an app for your best friend

With pet care spending topping $72.56 billion in the United States alone last year, there’s little wonder why companies are cashing in on our obsession for cats, dogs, and other furry friends. This week, we delve deeper into the technology that is improving the lives of our pets, from the pet-friendly portrait mode on the iPhone 11 to pet healthcare innovations… A BOOMING INDUSTRY With the average American spending an eye-watering $1,300 on their pets every year, the pet industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, with many pet parents prioritizing their pet’s health and happiness above their own. What’s more, we’re increasingly seeing Gen Z and millennial audiences turning to pets to ‘fill the void’ of marriage and parenthood , which they’re putting off until later life due to career and…