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A Special Feature Update Will Be Coming Soon for Apple iPhone 16



You can tell when Apple is making things right when it releases a feature that you had never considered but find to be really great as soon as it is available. That accurately sums up what the next iPhone 16, older iPhone models, and Apple TV will be like. A minor change has been made to the mute button. Following this announcement, there is a leak indicating that there are other changes being made to the Apple TV lineup.

The code points to a device with the identification ‘HomeAccessory17,1,’ which is a new identifier category, according to the report. The name is akin to the ‘AudioAccessory’ identification seen on the HomePod.

That number is particularly interesting since, by saying 17,1, it implies that it might have the A18 chip, which is the same chipset that is anticipated to be found in the Apple iPhone 16. It implies that the new gadget will be able to do sophisticated functions, possibly using AI.

Furthermore, the code alludes to two Apple TV models that have not yet been made public. This confirms earlier predictions that one or more new Apple TVs may be released this year, maybe in September, coinciding with the anticipated arrival of the iPhone 16 series.

The major story here, though, is the implication that a new gadget—whatever it is—would be so potent that it will require the A18 processor. Is it the much-rumored Apple TV/display hybrid? That would be a novel idea.

With Apple TV, Apple has a history of fascinating breakthroughs. It made video playback better years ago in a way that no other manufacturer has done since.

You may ask, “What did he/she/they say?” with your Siri remote control if you missed something that someone on TV said. No matter which pronoun you use, the outcome will be the same. After a ten-second replay, the portion you missed would play again, this time with subtitles front and center for those few moments. It’s great if you haven’t tried it.

There will be another significant innovation with the upcoming iOS 18 and tvOS 18 software for the iPhone and Apple TV, respectively.

After the software is installed, it will function on iPhones starting with the iPhone XS and continuing through the forthcoming iPhone 16 series. Right now, the program is in its second developer beta. This month, it will enter public beta, and in September, it will be released to the whole public.

Thus, what could be done to make the mute button better? I mean, it just functions, right? Apple has made a wonderful change: when you mute video playback, either on the iPhone or by using the Apple TV remote, subtitles will immediately display onscreen when the screen goes black. The subtitles will fade away when the sound fades in when you press the button again. How awesome is that?

When use the built-in movie player on the iPad or Mac, the feature will also be accessible, providing a sense of satisfying completion.

Be careful—if you’ve muted the TV, iPhone, or anything else so you can answer a call or listen to your significant other across the living room, for example, and you keep your eyes on the screen because you can still see the words, rather than paying attention to your conversation partner, you can make a mistake.

Still, this is one of the best improvements for watching videos that we have seen in a long time. Just Apple.


 Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 Pro Launch Postponed Because of Problems with Quality Control



At its Unpacked presentation on July 10, Samsung also debuted its newest flagship buds, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro, with the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Flip 6, and the Galaxy Watch 7. Similar to its other products, the firm immediately began taking preorders for the earphones following the event, and on July 26th, they will go on sale at retail. But the Korean behemoth was forced to postpone the release of the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro and delay preorder delivery due to quality control concerns.

The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro went on sale earlier this week in South Korea, Samsung’s home market, in contrast to the rest of the world. However, allegations of problems with quality control quickly surfaced. These included loose case hinges, earbud joints that did not sit flush, blue dye blotches, scratches or scuffs on the case cover, and so on. It appears that the issues are exclusive to the white Buds 3 Pro; the silver devices are working fine.

Samsung reportedly sent out an email to stop selling Galaxy Buds 3 Pros, according to a Reddit user. These problems appear to be a result of Samsung’s inadequate quality control inspections. Numerous user complaints can also be found on its Korean community forum, where one consumer claims that the firm would enhance quality control and reintroduce the earphones on July 24.

 A Samsung official stated. “There have been reports relating to a limited number of early production Galaxy Buds 3 Pro devices. We are taking this matter very seriously and remain committed to meeting the highest quality standards of our products. We are urgently assessing and enhancing our quality control processes.”

“To ensure all products meet our quality standards, we have temporarily suspended deliveries of Galaxy Buds 3 Pro devices to distribution channels to conduct a full quality control evaluation before shipments to consumers take place. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Should Korean customers encounter problems with their Buds 3 Pro devices after they have already received them, they should bring them to the closest service center for a replacement.

Possible postponement of the US debut of the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro

Samsung seems to have rescheduled the launch date and (some) presale deliveries of the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro in the US and other markets by one month. Inspect your earbuds carefully upon delivery to make sure there are no issues with quality control, especially if your order is still scheduled for July.

The Buds 3 Pro is currently scheduled for delivery in late August, one month after its launch date, on the company’s US store. Additionally, Best Buy no longer takes preorders for the earphones, and Amazon no longer lists them for sale.

There are no quality control difficulties affecting the Buds 3, and they are still scheduled for delivery by July 24, the day of launch. Customers of the original Galaxy Buds 3 Pro have reported that taking them out is easy to tear the ear tips. Samsung’s delay, though, doesn’t seem to be related to that issue.

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The First PC Emulator for the iPhone and iPad has been Approved by Apple



UTM SE is the first PC emulator for iPhone and iPad that is accessible on the App Store, and Apple has changed its mind and accepted it. This program enables you to run older versions of macOS, Windows, and other operating systems on your iPhone or iPad.

The Original iPad and iPhone PC Emulation

In April, Apple updated its App Store Guidelines to permit game emulators, a move that was implemented globally and in the European Union as well. As a result of this modification, several game emulators—including the well-known Nintendo emulator Delta—have been released on the App Store.

Nevertheless, in June, Apple banned the PC emulation program UTM SE, even after the Store Guidelines were modified. In addition, Apple removed the software from third-party app stores in the European Union in addition to the global software store.

Even though playing vintage games is one of the main reasons people use PC emulators like UTM, Apple’s answer at the time was that only “retro game” emulators were allowed, not PC emulators. Widespread criticism of the judgment resulted in possible action from the European Commission.

But this past weekend, the UTM SE developers revealed via a social media post that Apple had changed its mind. The App Store now offers UTM SE for download. Additionally, it will soon be accessible in the EU through AltStore PAL. Apple hasn’t offered any explanation for the reason behind this turnaround.

Using the PC emulator UTM SE, you can play retro games and applications.

  • supports text-only operating systems in terminal mode and graphics in VGA mode.
  • simulates PPC, RISC-V, and x86 architectures.
  • Use pre-built machines or start from scratch with a custom configuration.
  • constructed using the robust and popular emulator QEMU

One thing to keep in mind is that JIT compilers cannot be used with apps distributed on iOS. This implies that the iPhone and iPad emulators using UTM SE won’t be as capable as those on other platforms in terms of functionality and performance.

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Bixby, Samsung’s Enhanced Voice Assistant, will Debut this Year with its Own AI



According to the CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, the company will release an enhanced version of its voice assistant Bixby this year, which will be powered by its own artificial intelligence models.

Because ChatGPT from OpenAI has become so popular, digital assistants are now again in the spotlight. According to TM Roh, the CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, the South Korean tech giant’s own large language model, or LLM, will be used in a further enhanced version of Bixby that will be unveiled this year.

Through a translator, Roh added in Korean, “We’re going to advance Bixby with the application of Gen AI technology.”

In 2017, Bixby made its debut alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Among the many features of the voice assistant are suggestions for restaurants and real-time translations. With the Bixby Vision function, users may scan objects in front of them with their phone’s camera to get information about them from Bixby.

Artificial intelligence that can produce material, such as images or answers to queries, is known as generative AI, or Gen AI. The AI model that powers generative AI, known as an LLM, is trained on massive volumes of data.

But according to Roh, Samsung will continue to support numerous voice assistants on its products. For example, the newest Samsung devices come with Google’s AI helper.

Just over a month has passed since Apple said Siri, its assistant, will receive an AI update. Roh has now confirmed its Bixby upgrade. If Siri needs more answers, she will be able to use OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

The Bixby update is a component of Samsung’s larger campaign to promote AI capabilities across its line of products. In an attempt to persuade consumers to switch to more expensive smartphones, the Samsung announced some new AI features along with two new foldable devices on Wednesday: the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Z Flip6.

According to Roh, “We are reinforcing and bringing more AI capabilities to our products,”

“As consumers use more AI capabilities they can actually feel the convenience and benefits they bring. I believe strongly that these Galaxy AI, mobile AI are strong motivations and drivers for the purchase of new products.”

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