Facebook launches the Hotline application, a mix of Clubhouse and Zoom

Ability to enable video and record conferences

“With Hotline, we hope to understand how multimedia, interactive, live Q&A sessions can help people learn from experts. It also helps experts grow their business,” Facebook detailed.

Unlike Clubhouse, there will be the option to enable video and the conferences will be recorded. The organizer will receive a digital copy. The application is thus building a more professional and calibrated image, less spontaneous and nebulous than the rising star of social networks, which has made large-scale intimacy its credo.

Live video and audio features already extended to Facebook and Instagram

The experimentation is being conducted by a Facebook research and development group led by Erik Hazzard, who joined Facebook when the California-based group acquired its “tbh” Q&A app.

“We’re experimenting with multimedia products like CatchUp (audio calling app), Venue, (Q&A app), Collab and BARS (collaborative music apps) and it’s encouraging to see how these formats help people connect with each other and form communities,” added Emilie Haskell, a communications manager at Facebook.

Under the influence of the video conferencing service Zoom and then Clubhouse, Facebook has already multiplied and expanded live video and audio features on the network and on Instagram. The Californian group is also developing a rival to Clubhouse within Messenger “rooms”.


iPhone 13: the Touch ID fingerprint reader under the screen is confirmed

According to information shared by McGuire Wood, editor at Appleosophy and a well-known leaker, Apple is indeed considering integrating a Touch ID fingerprint reader under the AMOLED screen of the iPhone 13. This is a first for the Cupertino giant, which has been banking everything on Face ID since 2017.


The informant claims that Touch ID has recently been approved by Apple, probably after several internal experiments. Obviously, it is still possible that the American group will change its mind in the coming months, by the time the mass production of smartphones.

On Twitter, the leaker confirms the appearance of a notch of reduced size. Apple would have recently approved this design change. The brand’s engineers would now place the speaker above the TrueDepth sensors, in the top edge, rather than in the center of the notch. This design cuts down on the size of the notch. McGuire Wood confirms the veracity of the stolen photo that appeared at the end of March showing several glass protections for the iPhone 13 range.

Finally, he assures that Apple aims to launch an iPhone 13 Pro Max without any charging port. The manufacturer would bet everything on the magnetic charging MagSafe inaugurated last year with the iPhone 12. True to its usual schedule, Apple should announce the new iPhone 13 as early as the end of September 2021. The industry-wide chip shortage, however, could delay the arrival of the lineup. We’ll tell you more as soon as we can. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.


The next iMac may have a much bigger screen than the 27-inch one

The current iMacs have 21.5-inch and 27-inch display sizes. However, if the leaked information is correct, the next iMac may have a much larger display.

This information was reported by leak account l0vetodream. According to the account, “the display on the (next) iMac will be really big, bigger than the big one (27-inch). Hmmm… how big will it be?

Maybe 32 inches?

No further details are available at this time, but Apple is selling a 32-inch Pro Display XDR as a larger display than the 27-inch iMac. According to preliminary information, the design of the next iMac will be similar to the Pro Display XDR. I’d be very happy if the next 32-inch iMac would appear in line with the Pro Display XDR.

As for the next iMac, there is a strong possibility that it will move to Apple’s proprietary processor, Apple Silicon. There are also rumors that the 21.5-inch model will be discontinued and a 24-inch model will be introduced with five colorful variations.

Apple has announced that it will hold WWDC online in June, and the next iMac may be announced there. I have a feeling that the next iMac will get a major makeover, and it will be one of the hottest Apple products this year.


Will the Apple iPhone 14 series feature the long-awaited punch-hole design display?

Even before the release of Apple’s iPhone 13 series (tentative name), which is expected in 2021, new rumors about the iPhone 14 series (tentative name) have already surfaced.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst who specializes in Apple leaks, some or all models of the iPhone 14 series will have a punch hole instead of a notch. A punch hole, as it is called, is a design for an almost full-screen display where the display fills the area around the front camera, making it look like a single hole in the screen. And if there are no problems with this implementation, the iPhone 15 series (tentative name) will have a completely full-screen display without notch or punch hole.

Regardless of the authenticity of his statement, there are many users who find the notch disturbing, and if the punch hole design iPhone is indeed born, it will be one of the most popular models in the series. For now, let’s wait for more information from the officials.


ASUS WS Motherboard Capable Of Installing Ryzen Threadripper PRO

ASUS Japan has announced the Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI workstation motherboard, which will go on sale on March 26.

This workstation motherboard is equipped with the AMD WRX80 chipset and uses Extended ATX, and supports the Socket sWRX8 CPU socket, allowing for the installation of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper PRO CPU. The memory slot is DDR4-3200.

The memory slots are DDR4-3200MHz DIMMs x 8 (up to 2048GB). Storage: 3 x M.2, 2 x U.2, 8 x SATA 6Gb/s. Expansion slots: 7 x PCI Express 4.0 x16.

Networking includes two 10 Gigabit LANs, WI-Fi 6-compliant wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 5.0.

It also has BIOS FlashBack, a feature that updates the BIOS without using the CPU and DRAM. Just connect the power supply and a USB flash drive containing the necessary files to the BIOS FlashBack port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS.


Apple Releases iOS 14.4.2 — Fixes “Potentially Exploited” Vulnerability

On March 26, 2012, Apple released updates iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to fix a serious vulnerability affecting iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS.

The vulnerability affects Apple’s WebKit, which, according to Apple, can cause universal cross-site scripting through the processing of maliciously crafted web content. The vulnerability could be actively exploited.

The vulnerability will be fixed in iOS 12.5.2 for iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, and older iPad models.

Apple is currently in beta testing for the next major update, iOS 14.5. It is believed to include a feature that allows the Apple Watch to unlock the iPhone using Face ID.


The IMac Pro Disappears From The Site, And The 21.5-Inch IMac Is Changing.

Some Macs come and some go, Apple’s iMac Pro has disappeared from its official website, and the 21.5-inch iMac is also running low on storage options.

It was originally announced earlier this month that the iMac Pro would be discontinued while supplies last, and even though the end of sales was planned, we’re still sad to see it go. I would have loved to get my hands on one of those space gray bodies.

On the other hand, the 21.5-inch iMac is no longer available in 512GB SSD and 1TB SSD configurations. The disappearance of this high-end option suggests the end of the model rather than the arrival of a new model.

In fact, rumors about the next iMac have already appeared, and it is reported that it will be equipped with Apple silicon and come in five different colors. In addition, some benchmark scores have been reported. On the other hand, according to Bloomberg, the next iMac will have a significantly redesigned 24-inch and 27-inch configuration, and the 21.5-inch model will be discontinued.

At this point, it is not clear when the next iMac will be released, but perhaps it will be soon.


Experience The 360Hz Display And Efficient Cooling Of The Razer Blade, The Latest Model To Arrive In Japan.

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is the latest and greatest model from Razer, a brand name in the gaming laptop industry.

The best feature of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced is that you can choose between a display with up to 360Hz/FHD resolution or 240Hz (G-SYNC)/QHD resolution. With specs that rival those of gaming monitors, you’ll be able to outperform your competitors.

The specs are also top-notch, with a 10th generation Core i7-10875H paired with GeForce RTX 3080/3070, 16GB/32GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD for internal storage.

Cooling these powerful systems is the Advanced model’s exclusive “vapor chamber” system. The vapor chamber system, exclusive to the Advanced model, efficiently releases heat to the outside through evaporation and condensation of the liquid inside. In addition, as is typical of gaming laptops, the RGB light emission can be customized for each key.


A thermometer that can be linked to a smartphone would be much more convenient.

Omron has released the MC-6800B, a sonic thermometer that can transfer measurement data to a smartphone, and is used to measure body temperature, which is the basis of physical condition management.

The MC-6800B looks like an ordinary thermometer that is used between the armpits. However, with its sonic communication function, it can transfer body temperature data to the OMRON connect health management application. The fact that it uses the microphone of your smartphone to transfer data is quite innovative.

With OMRON connect, you can check your daily body temperature on a graph, or output the measurement data to a CSV file and send it via email. This could be used for reporting to your workplace or doctor.

The MC-6800B is scheduled to be released on March 25. With this thermometer, you’ll be less likely to forget the data you took.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro begins OS update

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro SIM-free smartphone is now being updated to EMUI 11 (based on Android 10). notification will be sent to users’ devices gradually after December 24, 2020. The company claims that all devices will be able to update in about a month.

EMUI11 is a customized operating system based on Android 10 that includes features to enhance usability and expand the scope of UI and design customization.

The downloadable file size is large at about 4.49GB, so Wi-Fi is recommended. The company also recommends that you run the update with at least 50% of your device’s battery remaining, and that you back up your personal data such as photos, videos, and contacts before running the update. At the time of update, the device must have at least 6GB of free storage space. The version information after the update is as follows.

Before update

LYA-L29 GPU Turbo

LYA-L29 GPU Turbo

After update

LYA-L29 GPU Turbo