APPLE AND MICROSOFT COLLABORATION FOR 2020 PANDEMIC

Apple and Google officially announce cooperation to create contact tracing or contact tracking technology to identify and prevent the spread of C-Virus in the world. This system will use Bluetooth technology to help governments and health institutions reduce the spread of viruses. Of course, user privacy and security will remain the top priority. Apple delivered this statement on the Apple Newsroom website. Technically, Apple and Google will launch a comprehensive solution by releasing API (Application Programming Interfaces) and technology at the operating system level to help enable contact tracing.

There are two steps to be used in this urgent situation and remain focused on protecting user privacy. First, in May, Apple and Google will release APIs for Android and iOS devices that are connected to public health authority applications. The application will be available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Second, in the coming months, Apple and Google will work to activate a broader Bluetooth-based contact search platform. The solution is claimed to be stronger than using the API and allows more people to participate.

In closing in the notes provided, Apple and Google believe that this is a very appropriate moment to work together and help each other in solving C-Virus issues. It is hoped that this collaboration and collaboration can also be supported by third-party application developers, governments, and health service providers. The main goal to be achieved is to help countries around the world slow the spread of C-Virus and accelerate returning to normal conditions.

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And also after one month of release, the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application gets its first update to version 2.0, some new features and performance improvements are presented in the Apple C-Virus Screening Tool application. Reporting from iMore, users can now receive guidance on information about C-Virus from the Department of Health where they live. Apple C-Virus Screening Tool provides a column that allows users to choose their area of ​​residence. After choosing the right place to live, the application will bring up information about C-Virus there.

Starting from the latest developments to guidelines that can help users know the symptoms of C-Virus. In addition, Apple C-Virus Screening Tool also has one additional feature in the application. Still struggling with health information, but not about C-Virus. This new feature displays information about tips for taking care of yourself during quarantine at home.

These tips can be found in the column called ‘Support Yourself’. If you click on that column, there will be several categories in it. For example, the category ‘Look After Your Mental Health’ which contains information about our mental health. Facing the C-Virus pandemic emergency as it is now, will unwittingly have an impact on one’s mental health. In that category, users will find various tips that can be applied to stay healthy. In addition, many other tips about maintaining personal health can be found.

5 DREAM FEATURES THAT ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE ON WHATSAPP

WhatsApp is arguably the best-selling chat application and is used by millions of users in Indonesia. Since it was bought by Facebook a few years ago, WhatsApp finally provides many features that had never existed before—starting from Video and Voice Call, WhatsApp Status, Broadcast mode, and many others.

 

But of all the features mentioned earlier, there are still some features on WhatsApp that users dream of. Yes, a dream because it will not be released, or maybe it will be made in the near future by the WhatsApp team. Here are five opinions about the WhatsApp Dream features that I look forward to.

5 Dream Features that are not yet available on WhatsApp.

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1. WhatsApp on iPad

Not a few iPad users who dream of being able to install the WhatsApp for iPad application. But the WhatsApp team itself has confirmed that they have no plans to release WhatsApp for iPad. Yes, this is because not all iPad devices are equipped with cellular technology.

Moreover, the iPad is also not designed to be able to receive SMS messages in the form of a confirmation code when logging in to WhatsApp for the first time. Another opinion that reinforces that WhatsApp will not release WhatsApp for iPad is the presence of the WhatsApp Web feature, making it easier for you to reply to WhatsApp messages via a computer.

2. WhatsApp Multi-Accounts

Surely many of you need 2 WhatsApp accounts – personal and work-related. The most practical solution is to have two different iPhone devices and two different numbers. This commotion can be more practical if you can use 2 WhatsApp accounts on an iPhone.

Given the iPhone technology that does not support dual sim, of course, you still have to prepare a second cell phone to put the sim card. How noisy? Yes, Unless you, at the same time, a dream that Apple will release an iPhone with dual sim technology.

3. Backup and Restore Data Between iOS and Android Without Hassle

WhatsApp on iOS uses an iCloud Drive account to back up data. Whereas WhatsApp on Android uses an external memory card or another way you can find out on the WhatsApp for Android page.

If you are an Android user and want to switch completely to iOS or vice versa, transferring message data and multimedia documents on WhatsApp is not easy. Several steps must be done (I will discuss in a separate article). If all of these steps can be made simpler, surely, this will bring the dream of every WhatsApp user, especially those who frequently switch devices.

4. Send Uncompressed Image

WhatsApp has supported the PDF document sending mode since several versions ago. But unfortunately, until now, WhatsApp does not support sending uncompressed image mode. Though sometimes, I need this feature on several occasions.

For example, send pictures of the iPhone launch coverage at the Apple Store in Singapore to the other MakeMac writing team who are in the office. Images sent via WhatsApp will experience considerable compression, making the results less sharp or decreasing image resolution. Same with photos, video documents can also experience a decrease in quality if sent via WhatsApp.

5. Leave the Group Without Being Found

How many WhatsApp Groups do you follow? 5, 10,15? Do you often get an invitation to enter a WhatsApp Group or even suddenly exist in a group but don’t feel connected to the chat in it? The quickest way to avoid getting dizzy is to leave the group.

But unfortunately, WhatsApp will provide notifications or notifications when someone leaves a group. This notification will appear in all remaining WhatsApp Group members alias still in it. Not a big problem if you rarely meet these people. But what if they are a big family, neighbors, or maybe coworkers in the office? Hemm, it can be really bad.

What About Your Dream Feature?

Which of the above features is your dream to be available on WhatsApp immediately? Is WhatsApp for iPad, multi accounts on WhatsApp, or maybe other features? Share it in the comments column!

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EMOJI UPDATES ON IOS

Unicode Consortium has received 230 new Emojis for use in 2019. Apple will usually adapt this new standard in its newest operating system, iOS 13 for this year. In total there are 230 new Emojis registered for Emoji 12.0. It is divided into 29 different Emojis, 75 gender variations and a total of 230 new Emojis when calculated with skin color options.

Some of the new Emojis introduced in Emoji 12.0 are Flamingo animals, Otter, Hindu Temple, Sari, Sloth worship places and many others. Emoji 12.0 also introduces many Emoji with disability themes. Ranging from horseback chairs, robotic arms and legs, hearing aids, to sign language for mute and blind people who use sticks. Unicode also explained that all the documentation needed for Emoji 12.0 was complete.

Now just go into the technical documentation and various other details to make this latest Emoji available in a web browser, computer operating system and also a smartphone that will be prepared throughout 2019.

Also read: MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH REVIEW, ALMOST PERFECT!

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Additional:

The iOS 13.1 update provides several new features and important improvements. But besides that, Apple quietly also provides improvements in a number of Emoji characters that were previously considered inappropriate. Shared by Emojipedia, the iOS 13.1 update has 24 improvements to the previously released Emoji character. Some of them are Emoji for Octopus, Squid, Mosquito, Sipoa, Puzzle, and many others. Repair of 24 Emoji characters is arguably quite minimal.

For example for Octopus, there are now sucker details at the bottom.

As for the Squid, the shape is no longer inverted. Then for Mosquitoes, now the number of legs is correct to be 6 (previously 5).

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Additional:

About a week ago, Apple distributed beta versions for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. This version is the developer beta and the third public beta for iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 has been released. Later some interesting features that have been tested on the beta will also be available. For example, the addition of 60 kinds of new emojis and some additional variations of emojis that already exist.

New emojis that will appear later include smiling smiley faces, one-piece swimsuits, and some food emojis such as waffles, falafel, butter, and garlic. In addition there are also additional animal emojis such as sloths, flamingos, orangutans, and skunks. Certainly not only new emojis will be present. Some new features and systems have also been prepared. Including Siri support for Announce Messages which was originally prepared for iOS 13.

With this feature, you can immediately respond to messages that come through AirPods. Siri will read the message through AirPods so that you no longer need to look at your cellphone or Apple Watch to check incoming messages. To reply, Siri will immediately copy the message according to your words and then send it to the destination. There is also a Deep Fusion Camera feature that can enhance the photo capabilities of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro by being able to improve the quality of background images.

MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH REVIEW, ALMOST PERFECT!

July 10, 2019 yesterday suddenly Apple pulled a 12 inch MacBook and a 13 inch MacBook Pro non-touch bar. Surprisingly, Apple included a new line-up of MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro touch bar for entry level. Some simple assessments have emerged related to performance to price worthiness. Quoting from various sources following Apple’s review of the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 touch bar. The presence of Touch Bar is still a pros and cons among MacBook Pro users.

However, with the removal of the non-touch bar version, users inevitably accept the presence of the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. In fact, the presence of the Touch Bar is enough to help users when doing certain jobs more quickly, such as video editing for example. Pinned T2 Chip, Touch ID, True Tone Display, and sold starting from $ 1299 makes the public ask, ‘is it worth it?’

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Screen

The 13 inch MacBook Pro 2019 has the same True Tone Display technology as the version above it. Not only that, this screen supports P3 Wide Color Gamut color and has a brightness level of 500 nits. The advantage of True Tone Display is the color accuracy that is very precise and makes professional users like photographers or editors comfortable using this screen. In terms of screen, the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 has the same quality as the 15 inch version of the Touch Bar.

Keyboard

The 13 inch Macbook Pro 2019 is claimed to have used the butterfly keyboard that was developed. Keyboard with improvements, but the speaker and Touch Bar still have the same performance Apple presents new material to make this keyboard, as well as a new membrane embedded under the keyboard. Not only that, in terms of sound, the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard is softer and quieter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2017 predecessor.

Butterfly keyboards are often complained by some users because they are easily damaged, have a low level of accuracy, and often experience sudden typing problems. Apple itself has held a butterfly keyboard replacement program for several MacBook Pro models. However, to see the quality of this new keyboard takes several months before concluding that the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard is really new and different.

Speaker

The speaker placement is still the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2017, which is located on the right and left side of the keyboard and facing up. Voice-wise, there are no significant changes compared to the previous version.

Processor

Kitchen performance runway 13 inch MacBook Pro 2019 is indeed a warm chat among users. How come? In a Geekbench measurement, it is known that the multi-tasking performance of MacBook Pro 2019 has a significant increase. With an Intel i5 1.4 Ghz (boost up 3.9 Ghz), 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage capacity, and Intel Iris Plus 645 graphics, it has amazing performance. In fact, when compared with the 13 inch MacBook Pro version on it at a price of $ 1799, the two do not have a significant difference.

As an illustration, the MacBook Pro 2019 has a value of 4770 for single performance and 17366 for multi-core, differing slightly from the MacBook Pro 13 inches above it with 4993 for single performance and 18283 for multi-core.

Graphic

The MacBook Pro 2019 got a score of 1583 when it was tested with Cinebench R20. This value is not bad when looking at graphics cards that only use Intel Iris Plus 645. His sister, the 2018 MacBook Pro 2018 with Intel Iris Plus 655 scored 1779. Whereas when judging through Unigine Heaven, the MacBook Pro 2019 gets a score of 784 and the average frame is a minimum of 31 fps and a maximum of 66.7 fps.

SSD

In trials using the BlackMagic Disk Speed ​​Test, the MacBook Pro 2019 recorded a speed of 495 MB / s for writing capability and 1350 MB / s for reading speed. Although not the highest speed Apple has ever made, but again, the speed is equal to the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 for $ 1799.

Editing Video

Not complete when testing the MacBook Pro device with the Final Cut Pro video editing application. Through Final Cut Pro X testing, MacBook Pro 2019 is able to export 4K H.264 video that is 5 minutes long and takes 2 minutes 45 seconds. Meanwhile, when disabling the background rendering feature, it takes about 10 minutes 26 seconds.

In comparison to the 2018 MacBook Pro 2018 and Radeon Pro 560X, the video takes 1 minute 55 seconds when exporting. The 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 takes 8 minutes 15 seconds when disabling background rendering. A result that does not differ much, but back again to the user whether the difference of 50 seconds is quite significant or not.

Battery Life

As in previous testing, the MacBook Pro 2019 has a battery life that deserves thumbs up. Test results for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2019 by CNET, MacBook Pro 2019 can be used for up to 9 or 10 hours with light work such as browsing and typing.

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Conclusion

The 13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 is the lowest version of the MacBook Pro line-up offered by Apple today. But some data proves that the bottom MacBook Pro cannot be underestimated given its outstanding performance. Having a cheaper price than other MacBook Pro ranks is a value that is worth considering. For users who have daily work such as typing, browsing, and a little photo and video editing, this 13-inch MacBook Pro 2019 is the right choice. Moreover, the cheapest version of the MacBook Pro has been equipped with a Touch Bar. At present, there is only one variant of the MacBook Pro sold, which uses Intel i5 2.4 Ghz.