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Disney includes Gina Carano in its push for the Mandalorian Emmy Awards



Gina Carano in season 2 of The Mandalorian.

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Despite Lucasfilm saying it wouldn’t work with her anymore, has included Gina Carano in its Emmy Awards “for consideration” to boost The mandalorian.

On Sunday, a poster appeared for Disney, which owns the Star Wars production company, promoting cast members, including Pedro Pascal and Giancarlo Esposito, for the awards call. Carano is listed in the category of best supporting actress.


In February, Carano shared a now deleted post about her Instagram story like being a Republican today to being a Jew during the Holocaust. The post was captured and shared on social media, sparking a strong backlash and the #FireGinaCarano hashtag became a trend.

The same week, Lucasfilm issued a statement saying the studio would no longer hire the actress.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “However, his social media posts that denigrate people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Carano managed the Instagram post and explained that it was “inspired by the Gentile spirit of the Jewish people going through that time,” adding:[w]When I posted that it wasn’t something that I found controversial. It was something that I thought, well, maybe we should all wonder how that happened.

“I have each and every major publication saying that it is comparing conservatives and republicans to this and that is not really what it was doing … I have love for everyone. I am not a person to hate.”

Carano reportedly discovered his status with Star Wars on social media when Lucasfilm posted his statement.

Seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian air on Disney Plus. The 2021 Emmy Awards is scheduled for September 19 and will air on CBS.


Windows 11: everything we want from Microsoft’s new operating system



We still don’t know what the big Windows 10 redesign will look like, or if it will be called Windows 11, but we do have a few things we’d like to see in it.


It seems that Windows 11 is happening. Microsoft wants to reveal what it’s been calling “the next generation of Windows“at a virtual event Thursday, despite previous promises that Windows 10 would be the final version of the operating system. Filtered images of the new version of Windows shows a total redesign, with a new Start menu, start screen and startup sound, and a more modern aesthetic, similar to that of Mac.

Outside of aesthetics, CNET editors, including Jason Hiner, Stephen Shankland, Lori Grunin, and myself, have high hopes for what the latest version of Windows might pack in terms of performance, productivity, and other features. This is what we expect to see in Windows 11 (or whatever the new version of Windows is called).

One control panel instead of two

A big complaint among Windows 10 users is the confusing division between the Control Panel and the Settings app. A single control panel interface would be a welcome improvement on Windows 11.

Computational videography for webcams

With many people switching to remote or hybrid work, the need for a robust webcam experience is imperative for all those zoom and team calls. The iPhone 12 Pro and recent Google Pixel Phones already includes computational image processing to improve quality. We’d love to see this feature in Windows 11 for webcams, which could also give PCs an edge over the new M1 Macs.

More Mac-like virtual desktops

Macs have a great feature known as Spaces that allow you to easily create multiple virtual desktops to keep your screen tidier. On Windows, do it take a few more steps. We would like to see easier virtual desktop creation and management in Windows 11.


Virtual desktops help you distribute your applications across multiple workspaces.

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Stop forcing us to use Edge

Based on Microsoft Chrome Edge browser it is the default in Windows 10. Of course, you can change it to the browser of your choice, such as Chrome, Firefox or Brave. But some users have reported a problem with Microsoft. resetting the default back to edge. We hope it is easier to set and maintain the defaults in Windows 11.

Faster Windows updates

Windows 10 Microsoft’s move to offer Windows as a service, with continuous updates, which is great for keeping the represented machines safe. However, these updates can be slow. In Windows 11, we’d like to see a more Google-like approach with Chrome OS, where the update happens on a second partition to be done in the background.

Faster shutdown, reboot and wake up from sleep

PCs running Windows 10 may face slower shutdown, reboot, and wake-up times, sometimes due to the need to close applications like Task Manager. We would like to see those options accelerated in the next version.

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We’d like to see faster startup, shutdown, and wake-up times in Windows 11.

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Three-finger trackpad for drag and drop

MacOS offers the option of using three fingers on the trackpad to drag and drop items. But Windows machines currently double-click it to do this.

Easier options to reverse the direction of travel

Again, MacOS makes it easy to reverse the direction of mouse scrolling if you want to from System Preferences. But in Windows 10, you have to enter the registry and it is a more complicated process.

Simple user account creation

In Windows 10, you must sign in to create a new user account, and Microsoft recommends that the new account also be attached to a Microsoft account. We’d like to see easier user account creation without logging in or being pushed to create or connect a Microsoft account.

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We hope that setting up user accounts is a bit easier in Windows 11.

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Improve settings for multiple cameras, webcams, microphones, and headsets

With the rise of working from home, more people are upgrading their computers setup with multiple webcams, microphones, and headsets. However, Windows 10 makes it difficult to choose the device you want to use and sometimes requires you to disable one of the others. We’d like to see better options for switching between multiple devices in Windows 11.

What other features do you want to see in Windows 11? Turn off the sound below in the comments.

For more information, see everything we know so far about Windows 11 other how to download Windows 10 for free if you haven’t already.

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How to stream music for free with Amazon Prime




Amazon prime Memberships come with much more than free two-day shipping. The Prime Video streaming service is quite popular, but you may not know that Amazon has music streaming too. We will show you how to start listening.

What is Amazon Music?

Amazon Music is actually made up of four different subscriptions, each with various music libraries and features. Here are the basic differences (a full comparison chart can be found here):

  • Free Amazon Music: It does not require a primary membership. Similar to Pandora, they are just playlists and stations with ads. Limited to one device at a time.
  • Amazon Music Prime: Included with your Amazon Prime membership. Two million songs, playlists, stations, and no ads. Limited to one device at a time.
  • With Amazon Music Unlimited: Requires a subscription outside of Prime. 60 million songs, playlists, stations and no ads.
  • Amazon Music HD: Requires a subscription outside of Prime. Same library as Music Unlimited, but with songs in HD, Ultra HD, and some with 3D studio sound. No Ads.

Amazon Music Prime is a good music streaming service in the middle of the road. It doesn’t have a huge music library like Spotify or Apple Music, but two million songs are decent. If you’re a casual music listener who doesn’t want to subscribe to an additional service, this is a great deal.

Where can I listen to Amazon Music?

Amazon Music is compatible with many of the popular platforms. That includes iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Echo devices, Windows PCs, Macs, and web browsers. You should be able to stream Amazon Music on almost any device you own.

How to get started with Amazon Music Prime

Using Amazon Music is really as simple as logging into your Amazon account. Of course, you will need to be a Prime member to use the Music Prime streaming package. The process will be the same for whatever platform you are using.

First, download the appropriate application for your platform. Here, we are using the Android application. You will be asked to log into your Amazon account.

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Once you are logged in, you will see a few different sections to explore. Mobile apps have tabs at the bottom, while desktop apps have tabs at the top. Scroll and search for music or do a search.

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You can save songs and albums to your music library or create playlists.

save song or add to playlist

That’s the basics of Amazon Music Prime. It’s a great little streaming service that you might not even know was available. If you are a Prime member, this is another little benefit that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work



Spacewalking astronauts are back 260 miles up, working to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Astronauts ventured on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

France’s Thomas Pesquet and NASA’s Shane Kimbrough picked up where they left off on Wednesday, when spacesuits and other problems prevented them from unrolling the first in a series of high-tech solar panels.

“Remember, it’s butterflies with biceps today,” astronaut Megan McArthur radioed from inside.

The spacewalkers managed to shut down the first solar wing last week, but had to delay the electrical connections and deploy the panel to its 63 feet (19 meters) in length. That topped Sunday’s to-do list.

These new solar wings are designed to unfold like a red carpet, unlike the station’s old ones that unfolded like an accordion. They will give the old station a much-needed electrical boost, as demand for space experiments and tourists grows.

NASA originally assigned two spacewalks for the job, one for each solar panel that is installed. But the managers added a third spacewalk, given all the above problems. Pesquet and Kimbrough will be dating again on Friday to complete work on the second panel delivered by Space X earlier this month.

This first pair will augment the space station’s oldest solar wings, which are degrading after 20 years of continuous operation.

SpaceX will deliver two more pairs over the next year.

Although smaller than the originals, the new solar panels can generate much more power. The space station needs this revitalization if NASA expects the space station to continue operating for the rest of this decade, with private guests paying millions of dollars to get on board.

A Russian film crew is scheduled to launch into the orbiting outpost this fall from Kazakhstan, followed by a string of wealthy businessmen. SpaceX is providing the trips from Cape Canaveral.

On Wednesday, Kimbrough’s suit display control panel broke down and he had to go back to the airlock to reset it. Then its cooling system registered a momentary pressure spike. “Space is difficult,” he later tweeted.


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AirTags Hands On: Apple’s Awesome Bluetooth Trackers Will Get An Android App



Despite its small size, Apple AirTag has Bluetooth, ultra-wideband, and NFC to help you find it and attach items.

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This story is part of Apple event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

To apple AirTag It is a small Bluetooth tracker that connects to an object like your keys (with the help of a case sold separately) and can be located using Find my Apple network with an application on the iPhone, Mac or iPad. It offers a level of security and privacy unmatched by other Bluetooth trackers. Apple includes alerts to notify a person if an unknown AirTag travels with them, but some journalists and social media posts They suggest those unwanted tracking deterrents didn’t go far enough. Thursday, Apple said it would update the time it takes for an AirTag to play an alert once it is separated from its owner. Apple is working on a version of Android that will be released later this year to help those users “detect” if a stranger’s AirTag is moving with them.

Bluetooth trackers are not new. But AirTag’s biggest selling point is Find my Apple network, which is made up of hundreds of millions of Apple devices. Last week, the Find My network was opened to third parties They can use the net for items like bikes and headphones. This will only increase that number of devices on Find My and make it even more robust. And that’s important, because let’s say you lost your keys and they had an AirTag attached. As soon as someone with another device on the Find My network, such as an iPhone, crosses your path, AirTag will securely communicate with the iPhone in the background to update the location of your lost keys. AirTags is basically a framework that shows the strength and reach of Apple’s Find My network.

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AirTags works with any iPhone or iPodTouch on iOS 14.5 or any iPad on iPadOS 14.5. A single AirTag costs $ 29 (£ 29, AU $ 45) and a pack of four costs $ 99 (£ 99, AU $ 149). You can order an AirTag starting Friday, April 23, and AirTags will be available on April 30.

Read more: Apple AirTag is a rival to Tile: price, free engraving, Hermès accessories, privacy and more

An AirTag is slightly larger than a Junior Mint

I can’t stress enough how small an AirTag is. It weighs about the same as two quarts. It has a larger diameter than a Junior Mint, Milk Dud, or Mento, but not by much. One side is white, the other is stainless steel. And it feels well done. In fact, it is classified IP67 for dust and water resistance and can survive submerged up to 1 meter (approximately 3 feet) for 30 minutes.


The Apple AirTag is slightly larger than some popular candies.

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Behind the stainless steel back is a replaceable CR2032 battery, which Apple claims will last for a year. Each AirTag comes with one already installed. When it starts to go down, your iPhone receives a notification. And CR2032 batteries are common. I like that Apple has decided to make the battery replaceable and easily accessible.

The Apple logo on the stainless steel side already has some scratches, just a few days ago. I have the AirTag on the Apple Leather Keychain on my keychain. The scratch marks are not deep. In fact, the metal itself doesn’t appear to be scratched at all. I’m not sure how the logo is applied to stainless steel, but the only way I can describe what happened is that it looks like a scratch. lottery ticket.

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After a day, the Apple logo has some marks on it.

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Get an AirTag setup with your iPhone

Setting up your AirTag is easy. Just pull the tab on the battery, bring it closer to your iPhone, and tap the Connect button. Is similar to set up a pair of AirPods. I had to update my iPhone to iOS 14.5, log into my iCloud account, and check the lock code on my iPhone. But even with the extra steps, it was a straightforward process.

From there, you will be asked to give it a name. For example, I called my AirTags “keys” because I attached them to my keys. I know, original. (Have a step-by-step guide on how to set up and use your AirTags here.)

Locate an AirTag by ringing a doorbell

Once AirTag is linked to your Apple ID, you can use and interact with the Find My app on the Items tab. To help you find your item, you can ping the attached AirTag and play a sound. The AirTag uses its surface as a sound actuator to produce sound, hence the absence of small speaker grilles.

Even if you don’t have the Find My app open on your iPhone, you can say, for example, “Hey Siri, where are my keys?” The AirTag will sound in response.

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AirTag uses the precision search function to guide you to it

But it gets better. If you have an iPhone 11 or 12, you can use Precision Finding to locate your AirTag. And that’s because AirTag, like the iPhone 11 and 12, has an ultra-wideband U1 chip to determine the exact distance and directions to reach it. A really cool interface pops up on your iPhone to guide you to the article and AirTag. It uses the iPhone’s cameras, its ARKit software, its accelerometer and gyroscope, along with the AirTag data to create a visual guide that, with haptic and sound, directs you to your lost item. Precision Finding works within the AirTag’s Bluetooth range.


Precision Finding can take you step by step until you get to your item and AirTag.

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If someone finds a lost AirTag, they can interact with it using NFC

If your AirTag is far away, you can put it in Lost Mode, which allows you to enter a phone number. If someone comes across AirTag, they can touch it with an NFC phone (iOS or Android). This will take them to a website with information on how to contact you.

AirTags does not store your location data

You are the only one who can see where your AirTag is. Location data or history is not stored on the AirTag. When AirTag comes into contact with another Find My device, such as an iPhone, the location information is transferred encrypted and anonymously.

No one, not even Apple, knows the location of your AirTag or the identity of the Find My device used to find it. All Bluetooth signals rotate frequently, so other people can’t use them to track you.

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AirTags can’t reluctantly track someone else

There are people who might want to take advantage of the anonymity and privacy that AirTag offers to track someone else without their knowledge. Apple created a number of features to discourage unwanted tracking.

Any AirTag separated from its owner for a period of time will play a sound to alert you when it is moved. You don’t need an iPhone or Android phone to receive alerts from someone else’s AirTag. Let’s say I put my AirTag in your bag and leave. As soon as that AirTag is moved, it plays a sound to alert you so you can find it. You can use any NFC-enabled iOS or Android phone to interact with and receive information about my AirTag (as if it were in lost mode) or see instructions on how to remove and disable the battery.

On top of all that, your iPhone or iOS device can warn you of the presence of an AirTag that has been separated from its owner. You can then play a sound on the unknown AirTag to locate it. There is a bit of “the green bubble does not have the same characteristics as a blue bubble“What happens here with AirTags, but at the most basic level, even without a phone, unwanted AirTags are designed to be found.

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The AirTag can be deactivated by removing the CR2032 battery.

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Use of AirTags on pets or children

As soon as the AirTags were announced, I saw friends online joking about how they wanted to put one on their kid or dog or whatever. If you attach it to a pet, it must be within Bluetooth range of a device on the Find My network for its location to be updated; It is not of much use if your dog has escaped into the woods.

When it comes to children, the AirTag is designed for items, for example, your child’s backpack. The built-in features aimed at avoiding tracking that I mentioned above mean that an AirTag is not the best option for keeping your child’s location data. It would be better to use an Apple Watch with family settings.

AirTag Accessories

AirTags are small and can be kept in a purse pocket, for example, but they lack a hole for the key fob. The only way to attach it to something else is to buy and use a case. Apple sells AirTag holders and Third-party cases are already starting to be published.:

I was able to wear an AirTag for about 8 hours, which is not long. I hope to test it for a longer time and will come back with an in-depth review when I have had more time with AirTag.

read more: The first Apple AirTag accessories are here, and prices range from $ 13 to $ 449 (actually)

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What does “DW” mean and how is it used?



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The acronym “DW” is a great way to make a conversation a little less tense. We tell you what it means and how to use it in your messages.

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DW means “don’t worry”. Used to tell someone to relax and stop worrying about something. It can be sent as a complete message on its own or combined with other phrases. For example, “dw about it” or “dw too much”.

It is a general term in text messages and chat applications, such as WhatsApp and iMessage. You can also find it on social media websites like Twitter and Instagram.

Initialism is written in lowercase “dw” instead of uppercase “DW”. It can also be written as “d / w” with a slash between the letters, similar to how “whatever” is written as “w / e”. However, this style is very outdated.

The origins of DW

The actual phrase “don’t worry” has been used for a long time. He was featured on the famous Bobby McFerrin song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” which topped the charts in 1988.

DW is part of the first group of Internet acronyms to become popular in the 1990s and 2000s. The first definition for it in Urban dictionary dates back to 2003. Along with other slang terms like TBH and AFK, DW emerged in online chat rooms and early Internet forums. Then it gained even more popularity with the emergence of instant messaging applications such as AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo Messenger.

Living without worries

DW is a reassuring and reassuring acronym. Used to tell someone that they don’t need to worry about something. You can defuse a tense situation with someone in chat.

One of the most common uses for DW is to show that you have solved a problem or situation. For example, if someone is concerned about the weather for an outdoor event tomorrow, they might say, “dw, I checked the weather earlier today and the forecast was sunny.” In this context, DW gives someone the assurance that you can handle things.

Alternatively, it can also be used to minimize the meaning of something. For example, if someone is concerned about their outfit, they could say “dw” to tell them that it doesn’t really matter what they wear. In this use case, it is a friendlier alternative to “IDC” or “I don’t care”.

Dear wife?

A man massaging his wife's shoulders in a kitchen.
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Another use of the acronym DW can be found online marriage or parenting forums. In that context, it means “dear wife” or “dear wife,” an endearing online term for people to refer to their partner. It is often used in conjunction with other family-based Internet acronyms, such as DH, DS, and DD, which refer to “dear husband,” “dear son,” and “dear daughter,” respectively.

While this usage is significantly less common than “don’t worry,” you may come across it at times. It is often found in stories or posts that refer to someone’s spouse. For example, a user might post: “My DW recently painted our master bedroom. It looks incredible! “It can also be used in an ironic and sarcastic way. If you are actually very frustrated with your partner about something, you could use the additional” dear “to express it.

There are also other specific uses of DW. It may be an abbreviation for the popular British science fiction show Doctor Who and its titular hero in film and television circles. They are also the initials of a character from the adult animation show Archer.

How to use DW

To use DW, put it in place of where it would say “don’t worry”. If you are using it in a conversation or social media post, be sure to use the lowercase “dw”. Because it is an informal slang term, avoid using it in formal or business communications.

Here are some ways you can use DW in your messages:

  • dw, I’ll take care of it.
  • I already asked the landlord for repairs, dw about it.
  • dw, I’m sure things will get better soon.
  • dw about the laundry for now.

If you don’t want to worry about knowing the correct words when online, you should check out our explainer on other internet acronyms like NVM and TLDR.

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The iPhone 13 is not a shoo-in: Why the iPhone 12S could be Apple’s next flagship?



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until Apple Marquee Event in the Fall, the name of the next iPhone family is anyone’s guess. Many wonder: Will the company stick to a sequential naming scheme this year? Here at CNET, we’ve been referring to the next flagship as the iPhone 13 for the sake of continuity, but a wave of reports suggests that it may not be Apple’s chosen nickname.

Of the possible names, the iPhone 12S is rumored to be this year’s series favorite. Emergency iPhone 13. As of January Bloomberg article Quoting Apple engineers, he says only minor updates are planned for the next line, which will likely be an “S” version of the iPhone 12. Frequent leaker Jon Prosser also pointed to an iPhone 12S. We’ve seen Apple use this naming scheme in the past with the 2015 iPhone 6S, which replaced the 2014 iPhone 6, and again with the 2018 iPhone XS, a continuation of the 2017 iPhone X.

But yes other reports they are accurate, there won’t be an iPhone 13 in stores next year eitherApple is expected to make the jump to an iPhone 14 in 2022, excluding “iPhone 13” from its nomenclature entirely. This is why.


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The name iPhone 13 may be bad for optics

It’s no secret that the number 13’s association with bad luck has real-world answers. Ask the real estate developers who skip the 13th floor of their skyscrapers, the crowds of couples who avoid getting married on the 13th, or the psychologists who treat patients with triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13.

Apple knows that this less than favorable perception could scare customers out of buying an iPhone 13. Apple has not shied away from marking its products with the number 13 in the past, after launching the A13 bionic chipset and the iOS 13 software update, for example. However, this is a high-stakes branding exercise, as we are talking about the iPhone, one of the most popular consumer products of all time. A product that generates almost 50% of Apple’s billions of dollars in revenue.

read more: Apple’s iPhone 12 generated the highest revenue and profits in its company’s history

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The iPhone X (center), released in 2017 alongside the iPhone 8 (left) and iPhone 8 Plus (right).

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The iPhone 12S paves the way for a big update

By opting for the iPhone 12S name and omitting the iPhone 13, Apple could also be setting the stage for a radical design overhaul when the iPhone 14 or 15 arrives, just as it did with the iPhone X. You may recall that Apple skipped the name of the iPhone 9 in 2017, instead of following the iPhone 7 of 2016 with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. And don’t forget, it was the iPhone X that redefined design standards and paved the way for the modern iPhone.

By some accounts, the iPhone 14 or 15 (or whatever Apple decides to call it) could be the company’s long-awaited entry into the world of folding smartphones. To be clear, we cannot say for sure if a foldable iPhone will see the light of day, but we are hopeful that it can happen next year. A Bloomberg report, released in January, said Apple already has a working prototype of a foldable iPhone screen, but did not confirm a launch. Other outlets, such as Taiwan’s Economic Daily, for example, singled out 2022 as the year the foldable iPhone will come to fruition. Prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo pointed to 2023.

Until Apple’s fall event, there are no guarantees on what name will be placed on this year’s iPhone. But if you are interested in learning more about what we expect from Phone 13, or Ahem, iPhone 12S family, read our roundup of some of the juiciest rumors about the iPhone.

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FaceTime is getting a ton of updates and I can’t wait to try them out with my friends



FaceTime is taking over Zoom with some exciting updates to iOS 15.


This story is part of WWDC 2021. All the latest coverage from Apple’s annual developer conference.

Apple’s FaceTime video chat service has been around since 2010, but the global coronavirus pandemic has meant that video calling has become much more important both for business uses and for keeping in touch with friends and family.

Not wanting zoom to take all the success, Apple announced some key FaceTime updates during his WWDC event. Some of the features actually make FaceTime look more like Zoom, while other features, like SharePlay – they’re all new and could offer great new ways to virtually hang out with friends.

Here are all the new features.

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Generate invitation link

Instead of calling another FaceTime user through the app, just like you would a phone call, you can now generate an invite link to send to your friends, family, or colleagues. This allows you to put links on calendars and schedule them for later, rather than having to set up the call when the meeting starts.

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FaceTime with Android and Windows

FaceTime was previously only available to iPhone or iMac users, but using invite links you can now have people on Android or Windows join the call. Once you’ve sent them the link, they can join through their web browser on whatever device they’re using. Apple says calls will continue to be end-to-end encrypted.

Spatial audio

A new spatial audio isolation function it will be available in the FaceTime app, which will help significantly to reduce background noise. Apple showed a demo where a person used a loud leaf blower behind the person on the call, but when the new isolation feature was activated, only their speech could be heard. It certainly looked impressive and great for taking calls in noisy places, although how it will fare in real life remains to be seen.

The other side of the coin is a spatial audio enhancement, which aims to use 3D audio processing to capture more of the environment around a speaker and help make it seem like they are in the room with you.


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Portrait mode for FaceTime

Using the depth-sensing cameras on recent iPhones, iPads, and iMacs, when using FaceTime you can have an attractive blurred background on your FaceTime calls. Zoom offers a similar feature, but it is only software-based, so we may see an improvement in the way you “killed” your experience on the Apple version.


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SharePlay lets you watch movies or listen to music fully in sync with your friends and family via FaceTime. Say, for example, you want to watch Shrek with your friends (because why wouldn’t you?). SharePlay would allow the movie to start on both devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV) at exactly the same time, mimicking the experience of watching it together in the same room. Both parties on the call can pause and rewind whatever you’re watching and you can play the movie on your Apple TV using your phone or iPad just for the FaceTime call.

It works with iTunes and Apple Music, along with HBO, TikTok, Disney Plus, Paramount Plus, and others as initial partners.


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Group FaceTime Grid View

With friends and family scattered all over the place, Group FaceTime calls are an important feature. The new grid view places all call participants on the screen, making it easy to see who is speaking, with the active speaker highlighted. It looks a lot like Zoom’s Gallery view and will be a welcome addition for anyone trying to negotiate family group calls or team meetings via FaceTime.

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