View from the Park https://www.viewfromthepark.com Tech essays and guides about Apple, Microsoft, Google and the Internet. Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:15:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-vftp-logo-32x32.png View from the Park https://www.viewfromthepark.com 32 32 iPhone XS vs. Pixel 3 – camera reviews round up https://www.viewfromthepark.com/iphone-xs-vs-pixel-3-camera-reviews-round-up/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/iphone-xs-vs-pixel-3-camera-reviews-round-up/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:12:30 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=3963 Pixel 3, like it’s predecessor, has been receiving a ton of praise for its camera. Thanks to computational photography, Pixel 3 can take photos that can rival the best smartphone cameras currently available in the market. How does it compare to iPhone XS in the camera department though? Let’s find out. iPhone XS and XS Max were announced on September 13th, 2018 and have been on store shelves since 21st September. In its time on the market, the camera has garnered plenty of praise from content creators and other reputed sources. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were also recently

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How to request a copy of your data from Apple https://www.viewfromthepark.com/how-to-request-a-copy-of-your-data-from-apple/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/how-to-request-a-copy-of-your-data-from-apple/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:35:39 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=4000 Apple recently updated their privacy policy to allow their customers in the United States and other countries to get a digital copy of their data, in a bold move to be more transparent with their consumers.  We applaud Apple for being a strong advocate for their customer’s rights due to the sensitive issue of companies handling customer data. If you are a resident of the countries covered by Apple, you can now request them for a copy of your data. The data privacy request page states that any data you feel might be missing is because it lacks a link

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Tweetbot 5 for iOS gets OLED optimized theme, Giphy support & more https://www.viewfromthepark.com/tweetbot-5-for-ios-gets-oled-optimized-theme-giphy-support-more/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/tweetbot-5-for-ios-gets-oled-optimized-theme-giphy-support-more/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:55:49 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=4070 Tweetbot is perhaps the best third-party Twitter app for any platform. While it was recently nerfed thanks to Twitter’s API changes, the developers are still working on bringing new features to it. Tweetbot 5 for iOS receives a design refresh, an improved dark theme for OLED displays, support for haptic feedback, auto video playback and GIF support via Giphy. Even though Twitter updated their API recently, which has reduced functionality for third-party apps, there is still a huge market for them, on all platforms. Thanks to Twitter’s developer and user-hostile API changes, third-party apps now get delayed notifications. Timeline streaming

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Apple now lets consumers request a copy of their Apple ID data https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-now-lets-consumers-request-a-copy-of-their-apple-id-data/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-now-lets-consumers-request-a-copy-of-their-apple-id-data/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:47:51 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=3997 Apple has updated the privacy section on their website to facilitate compliance with GDPR for the US audiences. It is worth mentioning that users in the EU have been able to get a copy of their Apple ID data from Apple since May this year. The feature is now available to consumers in the US and other locations. In this digital day and age, data is the most precious commodity. The enforcement of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in recent months has given users more control over their information which is shared with advertisers. This allows for greater transparency between consumers

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Apple announces October 30 event and sends out invites https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-announces-october-30-event-and-sends-out-invites/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-announces-october-30-event-and-sends-out-invites/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:00:58 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=4027 After much speculation on the exact date of the event, Apple has finally announced that they will be holding an event on October 30, in Brooklyn at 10 a.m. EDT. The exact location will be Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House. The event invite is titled `There’s more in the making`, and is accompanied with a colorful Apple logo. As per rumors and leaks, Apple will be announcing third-generation iPad Pro, new low-cost MacBook, updated Mac Mini, second-generation AirPods and AirPower. Apple’s previous special event was held in September, for the launch of iPhone XS, iPhone XR and Apple Watch

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October event rumors: iPad Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, AirPod & more https://www.viewfromthepark.com/october-event-rumors-ipad-pro-macbook-mac-mini-airpod-more/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/october-event-rumors-ipad-pro-macbook-mac-mini-airpod-more/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:43:09 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=3805 It is expected that Apple will be holding an event this October to announce updates to iPad Pros, MacBooks, AirPods and other products. There have been a lot of rumors and reports on these products since a while. Here’s our round-up of everything you should expect from Apple’s October event. 2018 iPad Pro 2018 iPad Pro will be getting the biggest upgrade since the original iPad Pro. In addition to a variety of screen size (10.5 to 12.9 inches), the iPad Pro will have a unibody design complemented by thin bezels. USB Type-C is also rumored to replace Lightning as the

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Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 4 to developers https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-releases-macos-mojave-10-14-1-beta/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/apple-releases-macos-mojave-10-14-1-beta/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:15:11 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=3359 Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 4. The update is available for download now in Apple Developer Center or as an OTA update, if your Mac already has beta access. October 17 update: The fourth beta for macOS Mojave is released to developers and public beta testers. October 9 update: macOS Mojave beta 3 is now available to developers. October 3 update: Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 developer beta 2. September 27 Update: Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.1 public beta too. There are no release notes accompanied with the first developer beta, however it likely to

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Chrome 70 released with AV1 codec, picture-in-picture video playback and more https://www.viewfromthepark.com/chrome-70-released-with-av1-codec-picture-in-picture-video-playback-and-more/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/chrome-70-released-with-av1-codec-picture-in-picture-video-playback-and-more/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:08:01 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=4045 Google has released the latest update to Chrome, version 70, with a number of important new features. These include support for AV1 codec, picture-in-picture video playback, a fix for Google sign-in linking, support for Progressive Web Apps on Windows, and much more. Chrome 70 is now available for Mac, Windows and Android. Google sign-in in Chrome Google had a controversy on its hands recently when they changes how sign-in works in Chrome. With Chrome 69, when users signed into a Google website, their account would automatically start showing in the top right of the browser. While this did not automatically

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iOS 12.1 developer beta 4 – new features and updates [changelog] https://www.viewfromthepark.com/ios-12-beta-new-features-updates-changelog/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/ios-12-beta-new-features-updates-changelog/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:00:13 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=1724 This is a list of all the announced and unannounced iOS 12.1 developer beta features and changes that are discovered in each new build. The list will be updated with the release of every new beta. Note that the betas listed below are developer betas. Public betas are behind developer betas in terms of number, but they have the same features as the dev releases. iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018, with a number of new features like revamped notifications, Screen Time, Group FaceTime, improved device performance, Memojis, new Animojis and a lot more. However, with every major iOS

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How to install iOS 12.1 public beta 4 to your iPhone or iPad https://www.viewfromthepark.com/how-to-install-ios-12-public-beta-to-your-iphone-or-ipad/ https://www.viewfromthepark.com/how-to-install-ios-12-public-beta-to-your-iphone-or-ipad/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:00:36 +0000 https://www.viewfromthepark.com/?p=1649 Apple has released a new iOS 12.1 public beta 4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is a minor update with almost no new features, except the inclusion of Group FaceTime. iOS 12 was released recently with new features like grouped notifications, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time and more. To test the new features, you can install iOS 12.1 public beta 4 on your iPhone or iPad, by following our helpful guide. If you already have the public beta profile installed, go to Settings > General > Software Update to download and install the new beta over-the-air. You can also turn on

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