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  • iOS 14.3 Developer Beta Brings New Features Like ProRAW Format; Carries References of Apple Headphones, AirTags

    first_imgIt is important to note that ProRAW is limited to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The format essentially combines Apple’s computational photography and multi-frame image processing along with the traditional benefits of the RAW format. This helps enhance image results and ease editing.Alongside ProRAW, the first iOS 14.3 beta brings the new Home app that lets you natively install software updates for third-party HomeKit accessories. This means that you won’t be required to go into the dedicated app of your HomeKit accessories to install their latest updates on your iPhone. The experience is as natural as installing updates for the HomePod through the Home app, 9to5Mac reports.The iOS 14.3 beta also includes Ecosia as a default search engine — alongside the existing options, namely Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. The new beta update also brings the ability to receive Cardio Fitness notifications through your Apple Watch. Apple had teased Low Cardio Fitness notifications for later this year. However, you just need iOS 14.3 on your iPhone and watchOS 7.2 on your Apple Watch to get the latest experience.- Advertisement – With iOS 14.3, Apple is also seen to have started suggesting third-party apps to users during the setup process of a new iPhone. 9to5Mac claims that the latest beta code contains clear evidence of the new change.Apple might not bring third-party app suggestions for all its users globally and implement the change for limited markets initially. The code reportedly says, “In compliance with regional legal requirements, continue to view available apps to download.” This may help the Cupertino company bargain better in the ongoing antitrust and anti-competitive lawsuits.The iOS 14.3 beta also includes an icon suggesting Apple’s over-ear headphones, 9to5Mac reports. The headphones icon was visible in a pairing video of the Find My app in the latest beta version, according to MacRumors contributing writer Steve Moser. Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 14.3 that suggests a series of features coming to iPhone users. These include ProRAW photo format for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, a new Home app, and an option to consider Ecosia as a new default search option. The iOS 14.3 beta release also suggests Cardio Fitness notifications for Apple Watch users. Additionally, the new beta version includes references to Apple’s rumoured over-ear headphones as well as the much-anticipated AirTags.As reported by 9to5Mac, the first developer beta of iOS 14.3 brings the option to enable the ProRAW format. It can be accessed by going through Settings > Camera > Formats. Once enabled, a new RAW toggle will be visible on the upper-right corner of the Camera app. You will just need to tap that toggle to enable or disable the ProRAW format for your photos.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – Apple had previously suggested its new headphones, which are rumoured as AirPods Studio, through two distinct icons available in an early build of iOS 14. Those icons were available in black and white colours, suggesting the hues of the company’s rumoured in-house headphones.If we look at the rumour mill, Apple was expected to unveil its over-ear headphones with a retro look and oval-shaped ear cups. The headphones were slated to debut later this year, though there isn’t any official announcement confirming its launch.Alongside the headphones, the iOS 14.3 beta also includes evidence of the existence of the AirTags. There is a hidden section in the Find My app with a codename “Hawkeye” that could be for AirTags as well as third-party tracking accessories including Tile, says 9to5Mac.The Find My app on the latest iOS beta reportedly shows a guide to users to let them set up tracking tags on their accessories such as bags, suitcases, and key chains and find them directly through the Find My network.As per the details available through the code of the Find My app, users could be able to track their AirTags and other tracking tags even when offline using Bluetooth connectivity. Some sound alerts could also be produced to find lost items that are connected with the tracking tags. Further, the code suggested that AirTags in particular could be connected to an Apple ID for enhanced security.Details about the launch of AirTags are yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, the references available within the iOS 14.3 beta suggest that it could just be a matter of time before they are launched.Apple has just seeded iOS 14.3 beta to developers for testing purposes. However, there is no word on when the new update would reach the general public.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

  • Crosby, Penguins beat Preds 3-0

    first_imgPittsburgh Penguins right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) celebrates with Sidney Crosby (87), Steve Downie (23) and Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, after Dupuis scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – After two straight losses, Sidney Crosby made sure there wasn’t a third.Crosby had a goal and two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Nashville Predators their first loss in regulation with a 3-0 shutout on Saturday.The Predators were the last NHL team to lose in regulation this season.Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped a two-game losing streak.“Everybody committed to our defensive game, and it didn’t really take away from our offensive game tonight,” said Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston. “Against a stingy team who has a great goaltender, we were still able to score three.”Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and 29th of his career.Nashville recorded four shots on Fleury before the Penguins got their first shot of the night. Early on, Fleury thought he was in for a heavy workload.“I thought I was going to be a little more busy. But give credit to our guys. I thought they played very solid,” Fleury said. “They are a good team. They are a fast team, and I thought we played very well against them.”Fleury was the first overall pick in the 2003 Entry Draft, which was held in Nashville.Crosby opened the scoring at 6:21 of the first period when he collected the rebound of his own shot at the right post and stuffed it past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne.“We played the right way,” Crosby said. “We didn’t sit back to play defensively. We play defense with our forecheck and getting sticks in lanes and forcing them to miss shots sometimes. All around, that’s more our style of game.”The goal killed any momentum Nashville had from the early pressure they put on Fleury.“I think the start was okay and the guys came out of the gate the right way,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “I think that goal, that changed the tide a little bit.”Patric Hornqvist earned the second assist on Crosby’s goal. Pittsburgh acquired Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville in a draft-day trade in exchange for high-scoring winger James Neal.Neal recorded a natural hat trick in Nashville’s Thursday night victory over Chicago.Malkin and Dupuis scored power-play goals 3:22 apart early in the third period.Malkin’s goal came on a give-and-go with Crosby. From above the right circle, Crosby hit Malkin in stride by the left post, where he had an easy re-direct for his third goal of the season, all on the power play.Crosby has five goals and seven assists on the season.“That’s why he’s the best player in the world, right?” Nashville defenseman Seth Jones said. “It’s tough to contain guys like that, him and Malkin on the ice together, it’s tough. He’s just good down low when you give him time and space and I don’t think we took it away fast enough.”In the low slot, Dupuis collected the rebound of Steve Downie’s shot and beat Rinne with a backhand. The goal was Dupuis’ 400th career NHL point.Pittsburgh entered the game with the league’s best power play with a 36.4 percent success rate. They went 2 for 3 with the man advantage against Nashville.Notes: After playing six of their first eight at home, the Predators head on the road for the next six and seven of eight. … Nashville has allowed the first goal in six of eight games this season. … Fleury is 6-2-1 against Nashville. … Malkin has at least one point in each of Pittsburgh’s seven games this season.last_img read more

  • R Ashwin narrrates ridiculous incident when he was kidnapped and threatened to have his…

    first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/AFPAdvertisement 26jNBA Finals | Brooklyn VspeoeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4582hw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c9qWould you ever consider trying this?😱3eshdCan your students do this? 🌚8bw5xRoller skating! Powered by Firework We often read about a sportsperson’s journey to fame. The struggles they face in the nascent days of their career is always an inspiration for the next generation to follow, and the supporters never stop hailing their idols to overcome their battles. However in case of Ravichandran Ashwin, an incident from his younger days is peaking the level of absurdity. The veteran Indian bowler narrates one story from the past where his adversaries decided to kidnap him and also threaten the player to cut his fingers!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/AFPSpeaking to Cricbuzz, Ashwin recalled his teenage days, when his finesse with the tennis ball made him an icon in his friends circle. Despite reprimand from his father, Ashwin was a regular in tennis ball tournaments, thanks to his skills as a bowler.The 33 year old said: “My friend had the habit of getting me playing tennis-ball tournaments, My dad clearly didn’t like it. He doesn’t appreciate me playing on the roads as well.”Advertisement Once he was selected for the final of one such tennis ball tournament, his kidnappers arrived on motorcycles to pick him up.He continued: “So, one of those days we were supposed to play this final and we have this culture of people priding themselves on winning a competition like that. When I was about to leave, there were like 4-5 guys who came on a Royal Enfield. They were muscular and big and stuff like that.” Advertisement They had a little conversation with Ashwin before taking him.“They just picked me up and said ‘we gotta go’. “I asked ‘who?’ and they said ‘No, you’re playing the match here, right? We have come to pick you up.”At first imagining them as people from his own team, the young Ashwin thought they had come to pick him up for the final match, and he rode on the motorcycles to a tea shop.The Tamil Nadu superstar went on- “So, I said wow, they have arranged for a pickup. And it feels great. And what happened is I sat behind one person and the other person sat right behind me as if I was going to get up and go and I was properly sandwiched between them.”“They took me to a nice, posh tea shop. A tea shop is a big culture thing in Chennai. Next to all grounds there is a tea shop, with benches and all that,” the 33 year old also added that he was barely 14 or 15 when the incident happened.However, the excitement soon turned into a nightmare for the teenager, as his ‘pickup’ guys revealed their true identity.“At around 3:30-4 o clock, I said match is going to start, let’s go. They said ‘No, we are actually from the opposition. We wanted to stop you from playing. If you go and play, we’ll make sure your fingers are not there. I just kept staring at them and was like ‘Okay, yeah”.Although the young Ashwin had no chance of joining his friends for the final, the kidnappers didn’t harm him, and he had a good time on the tea shop. Later, they even dropped him off to his home, before Ashwin’s father returned from his workplace.“So, we had a gala time for the next hour and a half then I said look, my father will be back from office. I got to go home. I’ll not play the match. I promise you. Then they said okay. They picked me up and dropped me home,” Ashwin concluded.Also read-Read the social media banter between Ashwin and James Anderson about Mankading Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Leafs hoping for festive weekend

    first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe best way for the Nelson Leafs to get into the festive season is to play out the unofficial first half of the season with three wins.The three-game set begins Friday night in the Bavarian City when Nelson faces the Kimberley Dynamiters in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.Nelson won the only meeting between the two clubs October 30 at the NDCC Arena, but needed an overtime marker by Braeden Hikichi to pull out a 3-2 victory.The game marks the first time former Leaf Adrian Moyls gets to play against his old teammates. The Nelson Minor Hockey product was traded last month to Kimberley in exchange for 6-foot, 184-pound Brennan Foreman.In four games with the Nitros Moyls has registered two assists. Meanwhile Forman has six points in six games for Nelson.Saturday Nelson travels to Beaver Valley to battle the Nitehawks. The Hawks will be out for a little revenge after Nelson scored a 6-2 victory last week in the Heritage City.Sunday Nelson enters the Christmas break following an afternoon contest against Grand Forks Border Bruins. Puck drops at 1 p.m.Riders lose another playerThe Fernie Ghostriders have lost another player to the B.C. Hockey League.Speedy forward Chase Golightly of Temecula, Calif., has signed with the Prince George Spruce Kings following a two-game tryout. The 18-year-old sniper has 22 points in 21 games for Fernie.Earlier this season the Riders lost Bond and Brendan Hawryluk to the Power River Paper Kings. Powell River owns the top record in the BCHL.Border Bruin sniper earns awardYan Kalashnikov of Grand Forks and Stefan Jensen of Osoyoos earned KIJHL player-of-the-month awards for the Kootenay and Okanagan/Shuswap Conferences, respectively.Coyotes to KIJHLOsoyoos Coyotes hold down top spot in the KIJHL with a 26-2-1-4 record. Defending KIJHL champion Revelstoke Grizzlies are next with 52 points, seven behind Osoyoos. Fernie Ghostriders are third with 49 points. Nelson Leafs sit seventh overall with 32 [email protected]last_img read more

  • Mt. Sentinel Grad Kendra Wayling gets grand send off at UBC/O

    first_imgCastlegar’s Kendra Wayling varsity volleyball career is not over quite yet.Wayling, who was ceremoniously sent off during Senior’s Night at UBC/Okanagan, helped the Heat defeat Brandon 2-0 in the best-of-three Canada West Women’s Volleyball series Friday night and advance to the Final Four next weekend in Vancouver.The Heat, after surprising the Bobcats Thursday in the opener, won the second match of the series 3-1 (29-31, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19).Wayling and along with Jill Festival and Lenai Schmidt, are playing their last games at the Kelowna-based school.”I didn’t think my time here would be this intense and exciting,” said Wayling after playing her final game at home, a thrilling five-game loss to University of Regina.”I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to actually play CIS volleyball and it has been such a great and amazing time to be a part of this team and to see how far we’ve come in only three seasons.” Wayling arrived in Kelowna after leading the Mount Sentinel Sentinel Wildcats to the BC High School A Girl’s Championships and playing one season south of the 49th parallel at North Idaho College.Wayling had an immediate impact, helping the Heat win their second BCCAA Provincial Gold in as many years.The daughter of Trafalgar teacher Christine Wayling and Realtor Rand Wayling, was also the recipient of the CCAA National Scholar award that season.The following season, Wayling was crucial in helping UBC Okanagan bridge the gap into the CIS, and her academic accolades continued to grow as she was named CIS Academic All-Canadian.She was also the recipient of the UBC Okanagan Heat Scholar-Athlete award during that 2011/2012 season, in addition to being named UBC Okanagan Female Student Athlete of the Year.“Kendra’s contributions to the Heat over her three years at UBC Okanagan aren’t best expressed in stats; she was the player that her teammates and coaches relied on to make the big play at the right time to carry the team to victory,” Heat Director of Athletic & Recreation Rob Johnson said during the senior send-off ceremony.“(Kendra) will graduate as one of the most selfless athletes to don the Heat uniform.”This season has not gone well for Wayling, who suffered a hand injury early in the year before experiencing a concussion after Christmas.Wayling will graduate in the spring with a degree from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences in the Arts program.last_img read more


    first_imgFINN VALLEY AC’s Tori Pena opened her 2012 season in style competing in the U C S Spirit Pole Vault Summit overnight.She went for and hit a new Irish record of 4-45m edging closer to that much sought 4-50m mark needed for London Olympic Qualification.Her previous best 4.35 indoors and obviously a winter spent with an elite training group in Phoenix is beginning to show a return. This mark in itself puts her in line for world indoor selection and European championship selection next July but the focus is very much on being on that plane from Derry to London.A number of other high profile meets are planned in the weeks ahead Stateside so fingers crossed.She is pictured here at a recent Donegal game with Michael McGonagle.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  DELIGHT AS TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH POLE VAULT RECORD was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACnew irish recordtori penalast_img read more

  • Photos: The 10 Best pictures from the MLB All-Star Game

    first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks pitched in the sixth inning for the American League. Hendriks gave up a solo home run to Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon. Hendriks struck out three batters. A’s Matt Chapman was walked and scored a run in the seventh inning.Will Smith, the only All-Star from the San Francisco Giants, pitched in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving up a solo home run to Texas Rangers’ Joey …last_img read more

  • Investing in the Western Cape

    first_imgEconomic development in the Western Cape is characterised by a broad sector base, with good growth potential in several major sectors, a range of significant niche sectors and a number of large new investment projects.Cape Town International Airport in the Western Cape (Image: Brand South Africa)Rapidly decreasing communication cost levels mean the disadvantages of Cape Town’s distance of 1 500 kilometres south of the economic hub of Gauteng and several thousand kilometres from European, American and Asian centres is less and less significant.In line with worldwide trends, South Africa’s export-oriented industries tend to shift towards port cities and coastal industrial belts – the drop in import duties and the establishment of Saldanha Steel as a basis for Western Cape heavy industry add more momentum to this shift.The Western Cape has an open economy with foreign trade making up close to 30% of the gross regional product. The province’s exports have traditionally been dominated by primary products such as fruit, fish and vegetables, but with beneficiation adding increasingly higher value.Western Cape overviewWesgroWestern Cape governmentWestern Cape Provincial ParliamentWesgroWesgro is the official investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, the first point of contact for foreign importers, local exporters and investors wanting to take advantage of the business potential of Cape Town and the province as a whole.The agency works closely with key players such as the South African government, business, labour, the City of Cape Town, district municipalities and rural local authorities. Its key objectives are:To market the economic potential, the advantages and investment opportunities of the Western Cape, both within South Africa and internationally.To maintain and increase economic momentum and confidence in the Western Cape.To gain recognition for the Western Cape as a dynamic development region.WesgroKey projectsIn the regional development of the Western Cape a number of large investment projects have lately played an important role in maintaining growth and employment momentum.Some major projects are currently in the process of implementation, with ample opportunities for further investments in each of these cases. These include the Cape Town International airport, Cape Town central station, jewellery emporium, Kudu Gas (Cape Power Project), perlemoen (abalone) project, Philippi east town centre, refrigerated container plant, Robben Island gateway centre, Roggebaai canal, Sandy Cove and the Zeconi optical fibre plant.TourismThe Western Cape’s beauty is unsurpassed and it is a top international tourist destination. Some 50% of international tourists arriving in South Africa visit the Western Cape, while the overall share of the region in South Africa’s tourism market is approximately 24% by gross expenditure.Estimates for the different components of the Western Cape’s 8-million annual tourists clearly show the dominance of local tourists – 46% from other provinces and 39% from inside the Western Cape – as compared to 14.3% foreign tourists. In the latter category, tourists from elsewhere in Africa have reached about half the number of foreign arrivals.The tourism industry is a major growth sector in terms of investment, employment and the diversification of services. Less directly, tourism stimulates the property market – especially prime residential and cluster projects – and strengthens business contacts, often are the forerunners of trade, joint ventures and immigration plans.Agriculture and fishingThe sheltered valleys between mountains are ideal for the cultivation of export-grade fruit such as apples, table grapes, olives, peaches and oranges. A variety of vegetables is cultivated in the eastern part of the Western Cape, while the wheat- growing Swartland and Overberg districts are the country’s breadbasket.The agricultural sector is critical for the Western Cape economy, accounting for 60% of regional exports. Since the 1990s the sector has steadily expanded, with only moderate fluctuations due to late winter rains, shifting world market prices and other unforeseeable factors related to specific product segments.South Africa’s 300-year-oldwine industry is based in the south of the province. The region produces 3.1% of the world’s wine and ranks as number nine in overall volume production, with 100 200 hectares under vines for wine production.Some 75% of all South African fishing taking place along the Western Cape coastline. The rich fishing grounds on the west coast are protected from exploitation by a 200km commercial fishing zone and a strict quota system. Snoek, Cape lobster, abalone, calamari, octopus, oysters and mussels are among the delicacies produced in these waters.Key exports are also fruit, wine, wool and ostrich. The high quality of exports, combined with the relative weakness of the local currency, makes the products some of the most affordable high quality exports in the world.ManufacturingIn the past the strength of Cape manufacturing largely depended on the performance of the food processing sector as well as clothing and textile industries. Several other segments made relatively small, yet significant contributions to the sector, like the petrochemical and plastics industry, furniture, printing and publishing.The establishment of the R9-billion Saldanha Steel Project (SSP) is expected to gradually expand the base of Western Cape industry, helping create downstream processing plants. The rise of information technology, telecommunications, medical and research equipment and other hi-tech processes will further broaden the industrial core of the Western Cape. The Capricorn Science and Industrial Park in the beach town of Muizenberg one of a number of catalysts.Financial servicesCape Town is the second largest financial centre in the country. The province has in the past relied largely on the insurance industry as the backbone of this sector.While this sector still expands, a stronger momentum seems to come from the establishment of new, specialised financial service suppliers in the area, either as branches of Gauteng head office, or as a shift of certain of the activities to the more attractive working environment of the Cape. This trend includes foreign firms, and new investment groups focusing on the local investment scene.Parallel to the steady expansion of financial services and retailing, dominated by the expansion of a few retail mega-centres, there is also a boom in professional, business, property and personal services. In particular the property services sector has experienced dramatic growth.Business process outsourcingA rapidly expanding sector showing good potential in the Western Cape in particular is business process outsourcing, which includes the processing of accounts and claims, as well as front office activities such as call centres. This growth is fuelled by world- class service levels of call centre staff, time-zone compatibility with Europe, high rates of fluency in English coupled with neutral English accents, a favourable exchange rate and an advanced telecommunications industry.Investment agency Calling the Cape has facilitated call centre deals in the Western Cape worth R933-million since the beginning of 2004, with investments in 2005 up by 19% over 2004. Some 79% of this investment originated from the UK, with companies from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the US also represented.Companies running call centres in the Western Cape include Barclays, JP Morgan, Lufthansa, the Budget Group, Merchants/Asda, Dialogue and STA Travel.Research published in November 2004 by independent analysts Datamonitor predicted that South African call centre numbers would double by 2008 – and rated Cape Town ahead of India for quality of service.Brand South Africa reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

  • Assembler Robots: Symbiotic Builders of the Future

    first_imgMIT researchers have developed symbiotic robots, something that they’re calling assembler robots. These are robots that can build, maintain, and coexist with structures. The MIT work demonstrates that robots are capable of self-assembling complex structures. Potential applications of the technology are the construction of airplane parts, bridges, entire buildings or as complex as a lunar base. Once built, the robots can still remain with the structure and can maintain and rebuild it, as necessary. From: MIT News Sandor Fekete, director at the Technical University of Braunschweig, said that “ultralight, digital materials such as these open amazing perspectives for constructing efficient, complex, large-scale structures, which are of vital importance in aerospace applications. The use of small and simple robots promises to provide the next breakthrough: Robots don’t get tired or bored, and using many miniature robots seems like the only way to get this critical job done. This extremely original and clever work by Ben Jennet and collaborators [at MIT] makes a giant leap towards the construction of dynamically adjustable airplane wings, enormous solar sails or even reconfigurable space habitats.”center_img These assembler robots are a hybrid of previous robots. Robots to date can be classified as either very high-end, expensive and deployed for performing very precise and optimized work, or at the other extreme, as low-end, mass produced and with lower performance and capabilities.last_img read more