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Apple TV 4K and its Siri Remote Apple may be focusing a bit more on the smart home segment, including mulling the release of Apple TV hardware with a built-in FaceTime camera and gesture-based controls. Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News: ‎ The Vision Pro headset ushered Apple into the mixed-reality category, which the company refers to as spatial computing. But its greatest potential may be replacing the Mac and iPad, rather than becoming an entirely new revenue source. And for the device to make any meaningful headway, the company will have to develop a cheaper model and ideally bring it to market within the next two years. Then there’s the smart home segment, where Apple still has grand ambitions. It…
An Apple “Persona” being created in FaceTime for the new Vision Pro spatial computer Apple has released Spatial Personas within the Personas beta for all Vision Pro users running visionOS 1.1. John Voorhees for MacStories: ‎ Spatial Personas are available in FaceTime where users can collaborate using SharePlay. That means you can work with colleagues on a presentation, watch TV with friends and family, play games, and more. According to Apple, Spatial Personas allow you to move around and interact with digital content, providing a greater sense of presence. Apple says that each user can reposition content to accommodate their own surroundings without affecting the others participating in a SharePlay session. Spatial Personas are available to developers. The Spatial Personas…
Belkin this week released a new iPhone Mount with MagSafe, which is designed to attach to a television for use with the Apple TV 4K. The MagSafe Mount lets you use your iPhone as a camera for your ‌Apple TV‌ on FaceTime calls. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple actually showed off this mount when it introduced ‌FaceTime‌ on ‌Apple TV‌, but it hasn't been available for purchase until now, and there hasn't been an official solution for mounting an ‌iPhone‌ to a television set. Priced at $49.95, the Belkin ‌iPhone‌ Mount has a bracket that is able to attach to a TV or a display that's up to four inches thick, or it can be…
The just-launched Belkin iPhone Mount with MagSafe for Apple TV 4K makes it easy to hold FaceTime calls with Apple's set-top box. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear patent-licensing company VirnetX’s bid to revive a $502.8 million jury verdict it won against Apple in a dispute over internet-security patents. That verdicts was overturned by a lower court’s decision and remains in effect. Blake Brittain for Reuters: ‎ The justices turned away Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX’s appeal of a lower court’s decision to overturn the verdict against Cupertino, California-based Apple that had been reached by a jury in Tyler, Texas. VirnetX had challenged the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decisions to invalidate its patents. Apple and VirnetX have waged a 14-year-long court battle over VirnetX’s internet-security patents that has included several trials and appeals. The jury awarded…
Making a FaceTime call in Vision Pro is a bit more involved than on iPhone or Mac. After all, you have a computer strapped on top of your face, which is not typical to other devices. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
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