“While Russia makes up only 7 per cent of Telegram’s userbase, Apple is restricting updates for all Telegram users around the world since mid-April.”
The Russian government banned Telegram in April because the messaging app company, in an ongoing court trial in Russia refused to hand over encryption keys that would allow the country’s “Federal Security Service (FSB)”, access to sensitive user data.
“Thank you @Apple and @tim_cook for letting us deliver the latest version of @telegram to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks,” Durov tweeted on Saturday.
Launched in 2013, “Telegram” was invented by Durov, who frequently clashed with the security services over his social network “VKontakte” and left Russia in 2014.
“By attempting to block the ‘Telegram’ messaging app, the Russian authorities are launching the latest in a series of attacks on online freedom of expression in the country,” Denis Krivosheev, the human rights group’s deputy director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia had said in April.
Apple developers conference 2018
Apple world wide developers conference 2018 was one a big platform to showcase the technological developments in the year 2018. With the CEO Tim Cook, the event was grand with showcasing new developments and features for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
Anyway what grabbed everyone attention is the customized animations in the power-packed iOS 12 mobile software. The feature is a tool to monitor addiction, group Face Time and advanced augmented reality.The major attractions of the event were Screen Time, Group face time, Memoji, Enhanced voice assistant, Measure App and Voice Memos on iPad. The screen time mainly allows you to check how much time you had spent on the device where you can see how much time you spent on each app thus allowing you to monitor your usage. You can also set time limit option on each app. With Group Face Time you can make video call up to 12 members and is trying to extend it to 32 members ! And that’s amazing right? Memoji or customized emoji lets you make your own version of emoji whereby you can add features like skin tone hair colour for the one whom you are creating. The Enhanced voice assistant enables much more integration of third-party apps with the help of its voice assistant siri. The Measure App which iOS allows you to measure objects or walls in an accurate way. For this you can place the object to be measured in the camera frame and tap and drag out a line for measurements. With Voice Memos on iPad all the recordings you do can be accessed across devices with the help of iCloud syncing.
Apple will also re-brand its eBook app. It will be then called Apple Books.The new design for this will focus on discoverability.
Apple TV with 4k
Apple TV is on its way to take the place of traditional cable decoders. With charter communications Apple TV will provide 4k to its customers.
In US, the operators has already begun offering Apple TV 4k to their customers. Moreover, soon Apple TV will provide Over-The-Top contents in its platform. NLZiet and T-Mobile in The Netherlands are some of it.
Another major factor is within ten countries Apple has over 100 apps for apple TV. After launching, Apple TV 4k will be the only platform which supports Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos and HDR.
With fourth generation tvOS 12, we could get past authentication process in Apple TV with zero sign-on. It is customized to detect the broadband network and to allow usage to all its app automatically. This feature will be available only later in this year. After this feature is fully available you wont ever need to fill in details to sign-in.
HDR videos now supporting in Iphones
YouTube has added support for HDR video playback on Apple’s iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus. The iPad Pro also has a display that’s bright and vibrant enough for high dynamic range content. HDR video is more colorful and more radiant than traditional content. It’s a little closer to looking through a window than watching video on a screen. But the users have a display that’s capable of showing it and nowadays more and more recent smartphones do.
YouTube has plenty of great demo material for seeing the improved picture and just search “HDR” and will find no shortage of exotic scenery, cityscapes, food, animals, and other demo reel material. Also tap the icon in youtube with three vertical dots to manually enable it. Note that since it’s really all about color, brightness, and contrast, the users doesn’t have to pick 1080p to enjoy HDR; it’s also supported at lower resolutions like 480p.
Try out these methods to speed up your Mac
A Mac that didn’t cause headaches or frustration. Everything was just perfect! However, with all apps, documents, photos, and a full iTunes library, your Mac starts to get slow down. Don’t worry, it’s easy to improve Mac performance. Try this technic to speed up your Mac.
1. Find resource-hungry Apps
Some apps are more power hungry than others and can slow your Mac to a crawl. To see which apps are eating up your system resources, use Activity Monitor. You can open it from the utility folder of your Applications folder, or use Spotlight to find it.
If you see that some app is using a lot of CPU power, you can close it from here by choosing the app with the mouse and clicking the X in the left-hand corner of the Activity Monitor.
2. Manage your startup items
When your Mac boots up, it runs a lot of unnecessary apps. But it’s quite easy to take control of it. Go to your System Preferences > Users & Groups and then click on your username. Now click on Login Items and select a program you don’t immediately need when your Mac starts up, and click the “-” button below.
3. Turn off visual effects
Here’s how to speed up a Mac by turning off some visual effects:
- Click System Preferences > Dock.
- Untick the following boxes: Animate opening applications, Automatically hide and show the Dock.
- Click on Minimize windows using and change Genie effect to Scale effect.
4. Repair disk permissions
When you install an app on your Mac, the piece of software arrives as a package of files, including permissions that tell OS which users can do what things with specific files. These permissions are file settings that affect the ability to read, write, or execute (open and run) the file. Over time, these permissions can get changed, and software that uses the file might not work correctly. It results in your Mac lagging. A quick and easy fix is to repair disk permissions.
Follow these steps to repair disk permissions:
- Open Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
- Choose your startup disk.
- Click the First Aid tab.
- Click Repair Disk Permissions to repair any inconsistent permissions.
5. Reindex Spotlight
If you recently updated your OS, you would be aware of the slowness that occurs when Spotlight is indexing. This only takes a few hours and then your Mac will be fine. But sometimes the indexing gets stuck, and you need to speed up a Mac. To solve this problem, you need to reindex Spotlight by going to System Preferences > Spotlight and clicking on the “Privacy” tab.
Now drag your hard drive from Finder into the Privacy List. Once added, remove it by clicking the “-” sign. The indexing will start again, but hopefully, after a few hours, it will finish properly and boost your Mac speed.
6. Manage syncing photos to iCloud
You may be surprised by how much of your Mac’s storage is taken up by photos. And syncing them to iCloud may take plenty of time, and as a result, slow down your Mac. You may think that deleting photos from your Mac may resolve the problem. But, unfortunately, that’s not how iCloud Photo Library works. When you remove photos from your computer, they are also deleted from all your devices. So how to speed up your Mac and don’t lose your photos?
One of the possible solutions might be turning off iCloud Photo Library on your Mac. If you still want to back up your photos in the cloud, you may use another device, such as Dropbox or Google Drive. That’s up to you! But note that taking control over syncing your photos to the iCloud may speed up your Mac.
7. Empty the caches
So how to speed up MacBook by emptying the caches? There are two ways: you can clean them up manually (step-by-step) or you can remove them in a second with a cleaning utility CleanMyMac 3.
If you want to clear cache automatically, do the following:
- Launch CleanMyMac 3.
- Choose System Junk.
- Click Scan and then Clean.
8. Uninstall applications
Another proven way to speed up MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac is to uninstall the application you don’t need anymore. So how to remove unwanted apps on your Mac? You may be surprised to find out that simply dragging them to a Trash bin is not enough. It leaves gigabytes of junk behind. Dragging documents and movies to Trash works fine but apps should be uninstalled completely. Check out a step-by-step guide on “How to Install Apps on a Mac.” It describes the manual way and the easy way.
9. Clean up Mac’s hard drive
If you want the most bang for your buck, cleaning your hard drive is by far the best and easiest way to speed up MacBook or iMac. Go through your hard drive and clean out everything that is slowing it down. But what is slowing down my Mac? What to look for? Caches, logs, apps, widgets, hidden trash, large and old files.
Of course, you can clean up your Mac manually. But finding and removing all these things takes time. And you have to know where to look. The good news is that there is an easy solution to the problem. CleanMyMac 3 app has everything you need to finish the 3-hour task of hard drive cleanup in under 5 minutes. Even more, it will clean up the junk you didn’t even know about and speed up Mac.
10. Update your Mac (OS and hardware)
Typically, Macs take care of themselves. Having the latest software from Apple makes speeding up your Mac simple. To check your version of the operating system, click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and then About This Mac. Make sure you have the latest macOS/OS X installed (or the latest you can install since not all Macs upgrade to High Sierra.)
As for the hardware upgrade, as you’ve probably guessed, it is costly. But if your OS is the latest possible version and you’ve cleaned up the hard drive, and you still have troubles with speed, this could be your solution. Keep in mind that upgrading some hardware is not possible for certain Macs.
Upgrading to the latest OS and upgrading your hardware will typically solve a bunch of slowness issues.
11. Restart your Mac
If your Mac is acting sluggish or some programs are failing to run, try to restart your computer. When you restart your Mac, it closes all running programs and offers to save any files you’re working on. Once you choose to save the file, your Mac will boot up again. The result is a refreshed Mac that should perform better.
To restart your Mac, do the following:
- Click the Apple menu button in the top-left corner of your screen.
- Click Restart.
- Click the Restart button in the pop-up menu to confirm.
If you need to reboot your Mac but want to reopen apps automatically after rebooting, check the Reopen windows when logging back in the box in the pop-up menu.
12. Reset SMC & PRAM
Sometimes your Mac will act strange for no apparent reason — it sleeps or shuts down unexpectedly, the battery doesn’t charge properly, the keyboard backlight behaves incorrectly, and your Mac performs slowly. If these issues are not solved by restarting your computer, you’ll need to reset SMC (system management controller) and PRAM (parameter RAM).
Resetting the SMC
How to speed up MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook
First of all, you need to determine whether your Mac’s battery is removable. That’s because the process of resetting the SMC for computers that have a non-removable battery is quite different.
If the battery is non-removable:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press Shift+Control+Option on your keyboard and press the power button at the same time. Hold the keys and a power button for 10 seconds.
- Release all keys.
- Press the power button to turn on your Mac.
If the battery is removable:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Remove the battery.
- Press the power button and hold it for 5 seconds.
- Press the power button again to turn on your computer.
How to speed up iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro
- Shut down your computer.
- Unplug a power cord and wait 15 seconds.
- Plug the power cord in.
- Wait 5 seconds and press the power button.
Resetting the PRAM
- Shut down your Mac.
- Press the power button.
- Press the Command+Option+P+R keys at the same time.
- Hold the keys until your Mac restarts.
- Release the keys.
Resetting SMC and PRAM may seem to be difficult, but it can really help with Mac speedup.
13. Replace your HDD with SSD
You can breathe new life into your Mac by replacing its traditional hard drive with a solid-state drive. Adding an SSD will make your computer boot faster, copy files in the blink of an eye and make the system really fast when multitasking.
A word of caution: it’s recommended that you consult a professional before attempting any hardware upgrades yourself because the process is quite challenging. And don’t forget to make a complete backup of your data before replacing your HDD with SSD, so that you’ll be able to restore all important files if something goes wrong.
14. Add more RAM
How to speed up my Mac? How to get it run faster? In fact, upgrading RAM is usually a great solution for improving your Mac’s performance. The more RAM your Mac has at its disposal, the more windows or tabs you can have open without slowing the system down. With more RAM, the operating system isn’t making calls to virtual memory which uses the hard drive and slows down the system considerably. Here’s a comprehensive guide on “How to Upgrade Your Mac’s RAM.”
15. Use CleanMyMac 3
If you don’t feel like spending the next several hours trying to get your Mac in shape manually, there is a great solution. Download CleanMyMac 3 and let it do the job for you. It’s a powerful utility for speeding up Mac. It knows which files are useless, where they are, and how to remove them completely. CleanMyMac is incredibly easy to use: all the tools we’ve talked about, and even more, are right there, ready to launch in a few clicks. No wasted time, just a faster Mac.
Now, speed up your Mac, take a deep breath, do a Mac speed test and get to know the change of the speed of your system
Apple launched special RED edition Iphone for CSR
Apple announced the release of a Special RED Edition for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with a portion of all proceeds set to directly go to The Global Fund, which is fighting against HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases.
Since partnering with RED in 2006, Apple has donated more than $160 million to the Global Fund, which is an international financing organization that provides testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programmes with a specific focus on eliminating transmission of the virus from mothers to their babies, serving as the organization’s largest corporate donor.
There are a lot of modifications done in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, including Retina HD displays that are more beautiful than ever, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone with the A11 Bionic and more advanced cameras for unbelievable photos and videos.