Source: iMore What you need to know Apple has added new features to Apple Maps in the Netherlands and Portugal. Users in Amsterdam can now see their city and surrounding areas in 3D. The company has also added transit information to Portugal's capital city of Lisbon. Apple has added new features for Apple Maps in two different parts of the world. Reported by AppleInsider , the company has expanded its 3D imaging in the Maps app to Amsterdam and surrounding areas. Users will now be able to see "buildings, trees, parks, and more in 3D," but the report notes that Flyover is not available. Those viewing Amsterdam and its surrounding areas will now be able to see buildings, trees, parks, and more in 3D when viewing them within Apple Maps. iCulture offers the current list of known areas, which includes Amsterdam and the following surrounding areas: Aalsmeer, Bloemendaal, Haarlem, Heemstede, Hoofddorp, Zaandam, and Zandvoort. They also point out that several … [Read more...] about Apple Maps rolls out 3D in Amsterdam, transit information in Lisbon
Source: MySmartPrice What you need to know New supposed iPhone 13 3D renders show a largely unchanged design from last year. The notch does seem to have had a makeover, as does the rear camera area. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup later this year with newly released 3D renders supposedly showing the iPhone 13 model in particular. Overall, not much appears to have changed. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything of note here. Shared by the oft-reliable MySmartPrice , the 3D renders appear to show a device that's very similar to the iPhone 12 that it will replace in Apple's lineup. The size appears to be the same, for example, but there are differences around the front of the device. Specifically, in the notch area. Rumors of a smaller notch have been rampant in recent weeks and it seems things have had a rejig if these renders are to be believed. Form MySmartPrice: The big surprise here is that there are three cutouts for the … [Read more...] about New iPhone 13 3D renders show a new notch layout but a familiar iPhone 12 design
Source: Apple What you need to know Apple has rolled out Look Around to Phoenix, Arizona. The feature allows users to tour a location in 3D. Look Around also recently expanded to Amsterdam. Reported by MacRumors , Apple has expanded its new Look Around feature for Apple Maps to Phoenix, Arizona. The feature will allow Apple Maps users to take a virtual tour through the city while interacting with locations like restaurants and other businesses. According to the report, the Look Around feature is now available in fourteen different regions around the world, but it still primarily limited to locations in the United States. Look Around is a feature that was first introduced in iOS 13, but it was limited to a handful of cities at launch. Apple has been working to expand it, and it can now be used in 14 regions around the world, including San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Houston, London, New York, and Oahu, with a full list available on … [Read more...] about Apple Maps expands Look Around feature to Phoenix, Arizona
When Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998, his sons Jonah and Justyn became heirs to their father’s estate. That meant joining with surviving Beach Boys founders Mike Love , Brian Wilson , and Al Jardine to vote on key business decisions, from archival releases to commercials. It wasn’t easy. “The dynamic changed a lot after our father passed,” says Jonah, who was in his late twenties at the time. “Not to say it was all negative, but we had a lot of challenges.” Adds Justyn, “In the beginning, it was just trying to navigate a very complicated group of individuals.” These days, Carl’s sons are more optimistic. They recently came together with the founding members to make a major decision: The band has sold a controlling interest in the Beach Boys’ intellectual property — including their master recordings, a portion of their publishing, the Beach Boys brand, and memorabilia — to Iconic Artists Group, a new company run by longtime music business power player Irving Azoff . … [Read more...] about Inside the Ambitious Plan to Monetize the Beach Boys’ Legacy
So you’re considering a projector? Perhaps you’re a movie fan who wants to curate their own home cinema night, popcorn and all. Or you’re a gamer who wants to step out onto a distant planet and blast life-sized aliens to smithereens? With the right projector you can do all of these things, and so much more. If you are indeed ready to take the plunge, or are looking to upgrade, there are a few considerations to take into account. Projectors require a little more planning and setting up when compared with televisions. To get the best out of one, you’ll need to attach it to the ceiling, as – unlike TVs – you’ll need distance between the lens and the screen to project. (Unless of course, you go for a short throw model, but we’ll talk a little more on this later.) A ceiling-mounted beamer also eliminates the possibility of shadows cast by passing people or pets. Not all need to be ceiling mounted as smaller projectors can be moved in and out of a room as needed, but Sony’s range … [Read more...] about Should I buy a Sony projector?