IT’s NEW! iPad Pro mini with 8.9-inch display, Face ID, and USB-C – 9to5Mac

Background

In May of 2020, dependable Apple investigator Ming-Chi Kuo detailed that Apple would discharge an iPad scaled down that’s between 8.5 inches and 9 inches amid the primary half of 2021.

At the time, Kuo didn’t offer any points of interest on the revived iPad mini’s plan, instep saying that the offering focuses would be “the reasonable cost tag and the selection of quick chips.”

As a follow-up, Macotakara detailed in January that an iPad smaller than expected can be discharged as before long as this month.

This report specify, that the iPad mini will retain bezels on the top and home button and Touch ID, plus Lightning connectivity on the bottom.

Many individuals have been calling on Apple to discharge a present day form of the iPad smaller than expected, with the same about bezel-less plan that we’ve seen on the iPad Master and iPad Discuss 4.

This may too bring Confront ID to the iPad smaller than expected, or move Touch ID to the control button.

Today’s report came as portion of a brief post on a Korean web journal Naver and proposed that the “iPad scaled down Pro” is currently in development and could come as soon as “in the second half of the year.”

Concept

Unused concept renders nowadays from Apple envision an iPad Professional smaller than expected with an 8.9-inch show and a plan about indistinguishable to the iPad Professional.

This incorporates level edges, thin bezels around the show, Confront ID, and USB-C network on the bottom. What do you think of the plausibility of an iPad scaled down Master?

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The pros and cons of new updated WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp being the most used application nowadays, whether for personal communication or for business. Below are few of the most important pros and cons that you should know before deciding to use WhatsApp Business. 

As we know that WhatsApp recently announced about latest updates in its privacy policy. This news has raised so many questions about the privacy of user data and how the platform is going to use it which led to people to consider other communication options such as Signal and Telegram.  

Why consider WhatsApp Business? 

  • Popularity 

WhatsApp is one of the well-established platforms that has over 2 billion active users and around 50 million users on its Business account. Considering the popularity of WhatsApp, it’s a plus point for all businesses who are considering choosing WhatsApp Business, as your users are already familiar with this platform. Hence, it will save a lot of time and will give hassle free experience to your users. 

  • User friendly interface 

WhatsApp Business also have user friendly interface just like the normal WhatsApp which menas that it will be a lot easier to handle it. Apart from this, the platform is intuitive, which means fewer mishaps for your business.  

  • Virtual phone number 

Android and iPhone allow you to use WhatsApp Business with a virtual number; ideally for those who have concerns while sharing their number with WhatsApp.  

  • Free 

Considering WhatsApp’s global reach, it is a little surprising that both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business are still free. Even though it also offers additional features such as voice recordings and video calls. 

Why should you think twice before using WhatsApp Business? 

  • Security and privacy concerns 

Many companies across the world are using WhatsApp Business even though there are several restrictions, responsibilities and risks involved, especially for larger organizations because of privacy regulations or other regulatory requirements in their specific industry. 

Especially with its recent update now you’ll agree to the terms that your information will be shared across Facebook, “not possible to opt out of these data practices.”  

  • You cannot use WhatsApp Business in regulated industries 

According to WhatsApp Business’ Terms of Service “we make no representations or warranties that our Business Services meet the needs of entities regulated by laws and regulations with heightened confidentiality requirements for personal data, such as healthcare, financial, or legal service entities.” 

  • WhatsApp Business cannot be used within or across organizations 

WhatsApp Business can only be used as a potential sales tool or as a medium of communication between a business and its customers.  

  • A lack of work/life divide 

Now we have all learned to work remotely, the work/life balance is a real struggle without a daily commute and change of scenery to help us have a balance in our lives. Communications channels don’t offer this, and any one given business might use multiple mediums such as phone calls, email, Slack, video call, and WhatsApp to communicate between teams.  

Now it feels like the perfect time for messaging apps to lead by example and offer communication mediums that caters to user’s privacy concerns and are eager to provide accountable solutions, in policy and in practice. 

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What to expect in New Version of Microsoft- 2021?

New year always come up with latest updates! Dark mode is the new trend in the Tech World. 

Microsoft Office 2021 is on its way and is expected to have installed a dark mode in it. 

The tech giant will just prefer that all business and users simply subscribe to Microsoft 365, pay a small monthly or annual fee, and get new features and fixes as they’re rolled out. 

We all know that for many users not particularly Office users prefers subscription-based service as it is more convenient and a simple way to get Office. Even for those users who wants to use it as locally installed software. Instead of working on a separate browser or in cloud, but that’s a choice. 

For rest of the people like us—and for those especially who don’t want to put up with the complicated procedures compulsory to install Microsoft Office 365 apps on Remote Desktop Servers. 

Right now, there is Office 2019 and later during this year Office 2021 will be rolling out. Further, a new Office LTSC (Long Term Service Channel) will also be introduced, which will cause a 10 percent price hike but for a guarantee of longer support periods…well, when there is quality, price is not usually a problem- at least for some. Support will be longer than the consumer version of Office 2021. 

The “Long Term Service Channel” version of Office 2021 will have a shorter support life cycle than that enjoyed by previous versions of Office I.e., Office 2019. Office 2019 had a seven-year support window—Office 2021 LTSC will only offer five.  

So far, it is observed and expected that the newest version Office 2021 is focusing more on visual updates. Its apps are going to include a new Dark Mode for those who prefer light text on a dark background. 

Excel is also scheduled to get a few improvements ported in from Office 365, including dynamic arrays and xlookup.  

So far, the screenshots that have been rolling out on the internet, we don’t seem to find much difference in the latest version, but unspecified accessibility improvements are on the way as well. 

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How to Sync Your iCloud Passwords and Data to Windows

We all are using multiple platforms at a single time and it is not easy to remember all passwords. Hence, it is important to sync them to your Windows, including Apple data.

As far as Apple products are concerned, now there are numerous signs that Apple is ready to cautiously welcoming users of other hardware to its services, including tools for Chrome, Windows, and Android.

Below are few steps to how to get your bookmarks, passwords, and all your other iCloud data on a non-Apple device, since Cloud Backup Storage is a reliable and secure option nowadays.

  • Chrome extensions

Recently, Apple pushed out an iCloud Passwords extension for, which syncs your iCloud password manager to and from Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. If Safari knows all your login details on your Mac, now Chrome will on Windows. It joins the existing iCloud Bookmarks extension for Chrome and Firefox, which does the same job with bookmarks.

Install either the passwords or the bookmarks extensions and you’ll see that they rely on the existing iCloud for Windows client, which you’ll need to install (if you don’t already have it) to use those browser add-ons. Once you have signed in with your Apple ID credentials, the syncing happens in the background automatically.

You might need to restart your browser after installing the desktop client, but your Chrome or Firefox bookmarks should then match your Safari bookmarks and vice versa, folders and all. There is no interface to the bookmark’s extensions, everything is just handled behind the scenes as if you were using Safari on Windows (or Chrome or Firefox on a Mac).

With the passwords extension, you need to go into the iCloud for Windows desktop client and make sure the Passwords option is ticked, and that the setting is applied—you’ll get a verification code to enter in your browser, and the add-on will then pop up whenever you’re entering login credentials on a site that iCloud recognizes.

  • iCloud for Windows

The iCloud Passwords extension is the newest Windows tool released by Apple, but together with the bookmark’s extension it’s really just a plug-in for the iCloud for Windows client that’s been around for some time. Besides bookmarks and passwords, it can handle your iCloud Drive files, your Apple Photos, and your Apple emails, contacts, calendars, and tasks (through Microsoft Outlook).

The client adds new iCloud Drive and iCloud Photos entries to File Explorer in Windows, so you can easily get at all the images and other files you’ve got stored in iCloud. There are even some sharing options you can access right from within Windows, as well as offline syncing capabilities—right-click on a file and choose Always keep on this device to store a local copy, rather than just a shortcut to the file in iCloud.

Like the new extensions for Google Chrome, everything is designed to just work—there is not much here in the way of customization or configuration. Any new files or folders that you drop into the iCloud folders in File Explorer will make their way to iCloud and across to your Apple devices, just as they would if you had added them on a Mac.

When you will open up the main iCloud for Windows interface, you’ll see there are two Options buttons for photos and storage, covering a limited number of settings, like whether or not shared photo albums are available on your Windows PC, for example, and which browsers your bookmarks get synced to. It is pretty much a set it and forget it situation.

  • iCloud on the web

Apple’s iCloud web portal has slowly been getting better and better, and you might find it easier just to use this rather than installing any extra software on top of Windows. It is also an option for getting your iCloud data on Chromebooks, including emails, contacts, calendars, photos, iCloud Drive, notes, reminders, and even lightweight versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

When it comes to files, for example, you can use the web interface to manually upload files from Windows, create new folders, and so on—these files then sync to all of your other devices that are also syncing with iCloud. It’s not quite the seamless syncing experience that you get with the desktop client, but it might fit your needs better.

It is also easy enough to upload any photos and videos hanging around on your Windows computer to your Apple Photos library. Files can be viewed right inside your browser, and while it does not reach Google Photos levels of slickness, it is not bad. If you are doing most of your photo management on a Mac or an iPhone and just need to add the occasional file from Windows, iCloud on the web is enough.

With Apple Music now on Android and Apple TV+ accessible in any browser, you can use iCloud and Apple’s services from more devices than ever before—though Apple would of course prefer you to be using iPhones, iPads, and Macs. iTunes for Windows still lags behind the separate Music, TV, and Podcasts applications for macOS at the time of writing, but fingers crossed an update will make that software much more usable in the near future.

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Google’s own iOS apps are now asking for updates that don’t exist

Updates are always good, apparently it has become a necessity based on technological change.  

It’s been many weeks; Google hasn’t updated most of its iOS apps. This is perhaps to avoid potential criticism from the unexpected outcome from Apple’s new mandatory App Store privacy labels.  

So now, some of Google’s own iOS apps are complaining about the wait for the new update. It is noticed that iOS app’s users are now seeing confusing notices inside Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos. The notice says that the apps are out of date — because there aren’t newer versions of the apps available.  

To see the notice, you have to be logging into your account — so if you’re already logged in, you might not see it. After you type in your email address, you might see this warning message: “You should update this app. The version you’re using doesn’t include the latest security features to keep you protected. Only continue if you understand the risks.” 

After you tap the continue button, you can use the app as normal — they still work. But without additional context, users might worry that they don’t have the latest and most secure version of an app. 

Google had promised its apps would start including the new mandatory Apple app privacy labels in a blog post on January 12th, and the company has technically kept its word. Google Authenticator and Stadia, for example, have been updated with the labels, and in our testing with those two apps, we didn’t see the “this app is out of date” message. 

We’ve reached out to Google for comment and will update this article with anything we hear. 

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