Here’s how iPhones might do interchangeable lenses

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The camera bump on future iPhones could include an “interlock arrangement” for mounting additional third-party lenses, according to a patent awarded to Apple.

The idea sounds potentially compromising to the svelte design we’ve come to expect from our iPhones. “The best camera is the one in your pocket” just might need a bag.

Ideas and inventions often stay filed at the United States Patent and Trade Office never to see the light of day. Apple filed for the patient in 2017 but just won it on Jan. 14.

Smartphone companies over the last few years have added additional cameras to bring an ultra-wide view as well as a short telephoto. Other challenges having to do with the form factor of these hand-held computers, such as zoom and shooting in low light, are addressed with software and algorithms.

There are great photographers with iPhones, some working within the handset’s limits, others expanding what the native camera sees with third-party lenses. There are even complicated riggings for smartphones to provide a mount for DSLR lenses.

Apple lens mount patent explores several ideas

Patent summaries can be vague and offer several “embodiments.” Apple’s idea could involve a mount that attaches with an adhesive. The mount would feature grooves to correspond with the mounting ring on the back of the lens.

Another version could have a separate camera module that would include sensors and autofocus coils, according to patent details.

“In some embodiments, a camera module may include one or more elements that define an optical axis, a lens barrel that holds the one or more lens elements (and) a lens carrier and interlock arrangement to attach the lens barrel to the lens carrier,” the patent says. “Furthermore, the camera module may include a lens actuator to move the lens carrier relative to the image sensor.”

The patent also makes reference to voice-activated motors and processors. A processor would bring an image up on the display of either an iPhone or iPad.

Source: AppleWorld.Today

How to Find and Use Facebook’s Revamped Privacy Checkup Tool

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acebook is starting out 2020 by updating the Privacy Checkup tool it introduced back in 2014, which makes it easier for users to find and change several important account settings. To be honest, outside of some visual flair and updated explanations for each setting, it’s not much of an upgrade—and also still doesn’t include all privacy and security features available to users.

However, it’s still smart to know how to find Privacy Checkup, especially since the revamped design should make navigating the included options a bit easier.

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 98 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 98 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web Animations, Media, Rendering, Web API, CSS, JavaScript, WebRTC, Clipboard API, Browser Changes, and WebAssembly.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Mojave and MacOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released in October.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple’s aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

Cydia Impactor alternative ‘AltDeploy’ officially released

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Those using the side-loadable Chimera and unc0ver jailbreak apps have experienced quite a rough patch these past couple of months given Cydia Impactor’s current broken state and the scarcity of reliable signing services that don’t get their certificates revoked shortly after going online. These issues have made it unusually challenging to get the jailbreak(s) running again after the host device endures a power cycle.

Apple Music Free 6 Months Trial Subscription: Here’s How To Get It

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If you’re yet to get onto the Apple Music train now might be a good time to try it out, with six months available for free right now.

Apple has always offered three months free access to Apple Music for new customers, but right now that’s being extended to six months. The only thing is you need to sign up via the Shazam app which just so happens to also be owned by Apple.

The offer will apparently run through the end of the year, so you’ve only got a couple of weeks to take advantage of it.

If you already have the Shazam app installed on an iPhone or iPad you’re good to go. If not, install it and then launch it. Head to Library and then select a song from the Recent Shazams list. Finally, tap the Open in Apple Music button. If you aren’t an Apple Music subscriber you should then be given the option to sign up for six months absolutely free. Tap the Try it Free button to sign up.

Select any song from the “Recent Shazams” list, and then tap the “Open in Apple Music” button. You should be prompted with the six months subscription deal for free. Tap “Try it free” to be redirected to the Music app.

A promo code will be generated and redeemed in your account automatically so you can use Apple Music without paying anything for six months.

The good news is that users who are already subscribed to Apple Music can also get a similar offer. If you cancel your current subscription, you can re-subscribe through Shazam and get another three months for free.

The easiest way to cancel it is directly through the Music app on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Music app
  2. Select the “For You” menu
  3. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner
  4. Tap “Manage Subscription”
  5. Tap “Cancel Subscription” at the bottom
  6. Tap “Confirm”

Once you have canceled your subscription, open the Shazam app again and tap “Library”. Then, tap the settings icon. Look for “Disconnect Apple Music” and confirm it. All you have to do now is follow the same steps listed above so you can get another three months for free.

Tell us in the comments below if you get the Apple Music offer.

Checkra.in · Compatibility sheet ( iPhone, iPod & iPad )

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Here is a list of all iOS 13 to iOS 13.2.2 compatible jailbreak tweaks compatibility list for Checkra1n iPhone and iPad devices.

We’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s here. The Checkra1n jailbreak for iOS 13 has arrived. Jailbreakers, now you can enjoy the latest Apple has to offer while still getting your jailbreak on.

Opera Launches ‘World’s Fastest Gaming Browser’ Opera GX for macOS

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Today Opera has seen fit to release Opera GX ‘World’s fastest gaming browser’ on macOS. The browser is a special version of its Opera browser which is specifically built to game on a Mac. there are specially designed features which work in order to provide the best performance. Let’s dive in to see some more details on the new browser, Opera GX on macOS.