The Latest Android Auto Updates Make CarPlay Look Ridiculous

And without a doubt, this was true at so many levels, especially as every Android Auto update was more or less a Russian roulette. While for some people they came with major improvements, others ended up struggling even with the little things like playing music or using a voice command to set up a new destination in Google Maps.

Times have changed, though, and now CarPlay not only is no longer more reliable than Android Auto, but Google’s application is also getting more and more improvements at an impressive pace.

In other words, Google has managed to turn Android Auto

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How to Use Ada to Insulate Software from Hardware Updates

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What you’ll learn:

  • How data representation is impacted by hardware updates.
  • How to use Ada representation clauses to create portable specifications for data representation.
  • How to use GNAT’s Scalar_Storage_Order feature to write endianness-agnostic code.

Hopefully, the software you pour your time and effort into will be around to make the world a better place for a long time. But will today’s hardware be sufficient to support future features and requirements? The breakneck pace at which new hardware, with increased resources, comes to market provides some relief for worries. But what

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Leaker hints at HomeKit updates, no new hardware, and more for WWDC21

As we are a few hours away from the WWDC21 keynote, there is still room for last-minute rumors and tidbits. According to leaker L0vetodream, Apple won’t likely introduce any new hardware at the WWDC 2021.

For the past month, we’ve been hearing from some leakers, such as YouTuber Jon Prosser, that Apple would announce a new MacBook Pro during WWDC 2021. L0vetodream turns out to be right: Apple will only focus on its software releases today.

In a tweet, L0vetodream was asked whether Apple will introduce new hardware at the WWDC21 keynote, which he says, “I feel no.” Although it’s

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Apple WWDC 2021 live updates: iOS 15 announced

That’s a wrap

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the new beta software will be available for developers and early adopters in the coming month, and they will be released to the public in the fall.

Thanks for tuning in. — Kif Leswing

Apple says App Store has 600 million weekly visitors, updates product pages

Apple has paid $230 billion to developers since it launched, the company said. 600 million people visit it per week.

Apple will allow developers to maintain multiple product pages to test

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Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities

Cupertino, California Apple today announced powerful software features designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities. These next-generation technologies showcase Apple’s belief that accessibility is a human right and advance the company’s long history of delivering industry-leading features that make Apple products customizable for all users.

Later this year, with software updates across all of Apple’s operating systems, people with limb differences will be able to navigate Apple Watch using AssistiveTouch; iPad will support third-party eye-tracking hardware for easier control; and for blind and low vision communities, Apple’s industry-leading VoiceOver screen reader will get even smarter using on-device

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Google Maps Receives Several New Updates on Android and Android Auto

As a result, Google Maps has been updated several times on Android and Android Auto in the last few months, and April, in particular, has been pretty busy for Google users.

Google has released no less than 10 different Google Maps updates so far this month for both stable and beta channels, with the most recent builds landing earlier this week.

The most recent version of Google Maps beta is 10.66.1 (up from 10.64.1 beta on March 31), while for those running the stable build, the latest update is Google Maps 10.65.2 (the last March release was version 10.63.0).


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