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Apple brengt een geheim(zinnig) bezoek aan TSMC


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Apple heeft een geheim bezoek heeft gebracht aan de Taiwanese chipfabrikant TSMC. De geruchten suggereren dat dit bezoek bedoeld was om de levering van de allernieuwste 2nm chips veilig te stellen, zodat Apple ook de komende jaren verzekerd is van de allersnelste chips in iPhones en Macs.

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Apple Music onthult top 10 van lijst met 100 beste albums


Vandaag bereikt de lijst van de 100 beste albums van Apple Music een hoogtepunt met de langverwachte onthulling van de top 10, met The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill op nummer 1.  Bij het horen van het nieuws zei Lauryn Hill tegen Apple Music: “Dit is mijn prijs, maar het gaat om een rijkgeschakeerd en diepgaand verhaal waarbij veel mensen…


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iFixit Ends Repair Relationship With Samsung


Device repair company iFixit is ending its repair relationship with Samsung, iFixit announced in a blog post today. The partnership is being dissolved after a two-year period because iFixit and Samsung have been unable to negotiate a new deal.


iFixit said that it wanted to build a repair-friendly ecosystem for independent businesses and consumers with its Samsung Repair Hub, something that it has not been able to do. The company says it ultimately doubts "Samsung's commitment to making repair more accessible."

Samsung used iFixit to facilitate a self-repair program for its customers, with iFixit offering step-by-step repair guides for replacing display assemblies, back glass, charging ports, and other components. iFixit says that there were continual obstacles working with Samsung, including the high price of components.

Repair parts "were so costly" that customers ended up replacing their devices rather than repairing them. Batteries and screens, for example, were in pre-glued bundles and customers could not replace a battery without also swapping out the screen, which is a much more expensive repair. iFixit was also unable to provide parts to repair shops at prices and quantities "that made business sense," and iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told The Verge that Samsung limited iFixit to selling no more than seven parts per customer within a three-month period.

Samsung never even shipped iFixit components for the Galaxy S23 series, the Z Flip 5, and the Z Fold 5, and has not sent anything since the S22 lineup launched. Samsung is instead selling components for its latest smartphones through Encompass. A separate report from 404 Media gives further insight into Samsung's repair requirements, with a leaked contract suggesting that independent repair shops must give Samsung the contact information and other details of every customer that has a repair done. Samsung's contract also has a clause that requires repair shops to "immediately disassemble" any smartphone that has been previously repaired with aftermarket parts.

Starting in June, iFixit will no longer be Samsung's designated third-party parts and tools distributor. Existing repair information won't be removed from iFixit, but iFixit also will no longer collaborate with Samsung to develop new repair manuals. iFixit plans to continue to sell parts and repair kits for Samsung devices using OEM parts when available as well as aftermarket components, which is similar to what it does for iPhone replacement parts.

Samsung previously worked with iFixit to announce a Galaxy Upcycling program that ultimately never materialized, so this is iFixit's second failed Samsung venture. "We clearly didn't learn our lesson the first time, and two years ago we let them convince us they were serious about embracing repair," reads the iFixit blog.

iFixit said that it "tried to make this work," but Samsung was profiting from unpaid work on repair guides. Ultimately, iFixit is "bummed" and won't let "one bad apple spoil the bunch." iFixit is still working with Google, Valve, Lenovo, Motorola, Microsoft, and others on repair ventures.

Samsung will likely bring more of its self-repair options in house, mirroring what Apple does. Apple has a Self Service Repair program that was introduced in 2021, with Apple offering repair manuals and components so customers can do their own repairs.
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Experience Immersive sizzle reel for Apple Vision Pro updated with new scenes, sports


Apple has updated the short sizzle reel included in the immersive video section of the Apple Vision Pro Apple TV app to include scenes from American football, basketball, and other content.

A screenshot taken on Apple Vision Pro showing the Immersive Experience in Apple TV
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Apple Vision Pro has had quite a slow rollout regarding exclusive content and software. As Apple approaches an apparent global launch, the pace of interesting content seems to be increasing.

Late Thursday, Apple updated the Experience Immersive sizzle reel with new content. It had remained unchanged since launch, minus the removal of a basketball scene.


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Adobe Photoshop 25.5 - Professional image editor.




You can download Adobe Photoshop as a part of Creative Cloud for only $54.99/month

Adobe Photoshop is a recognized classic of photo-enhancing software. It offers a broad spectrum of tools that can turn your inspiration into incredible images, photos, composites, 3D artwork, paintings, and graphics on any device.

Photoshop has become the choice of thousands of creative professionals around the world. First introduced in 1988, it still is the world's leading image-editing software.

Intuitive and clean user interface

Although Photoshop for Mac is the most comprehensive graphics and image-editing software available in the market today, it has a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface.

With recently improved usability, this photo-editor has become even more enjoyable to use. The interface loads as soon as you decide to use Photoshop.

A user-friendly interface updates you about new features, suggests learning content, and allows you to quickly access recent files. You can easily pick up where you left or create a new project, access cloud and desktop pictures, and open an existing document.

Convenient content-aware fill workspace

Adobe has recently announced the launch of its new Content-Aware Fill workspace. It allows you to remove objects or distracting elements from your images easier than ever before.

This new option offers an interactive editing experience. Now, you can take full Control over which "good" parts of the picture to use to replace the undesired areas. It allows resizing the initial selection, rotating, scaling, and mirroring content.

Enjoy a range of new tools

The latest version of the software provides a new Frame Tool that allows you to enjoy much simpler masking. Now, you can place shapes and text into placeholder frames and fill them with pictures. To create elliptical or rectangular forms, you only need to select the Frame Tool and press "K."

There is also a new default feature of multiple undo. If you want to view an object before changes are applied, just click Control + Z (for Windows OS) and Command + Z (for macOS). Don't worry about losing any project changes in Adobe Photoshop on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. With a new auto-commit feature, they are saved automatically.

What's new in Photoshop

Version 21.2:
  • In the latest version, you can make accurate selections of people with one click.
  • Now, Adobe Photoshop can find and add all available fonts to your libraries automatically when you open a project.
  • In updated Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw workspace provides all your tools right where you need them so that you can work on your project more efficiently.
  • You can experience higher accuracy with the enhanced Match Font feature that allows vertical text, provides multiple-line detection and offers even more typefaces.
  • Now, you can change the orientation and add a rotation to any pattern in Pattern Overlays and Pattern Fill layers much more easily than before.


  • Create and save your presets for future use or import and export to share inspiration.
  • You can now adjust text alignment, spacing (leading and kerning), and font style (bolding, italicizing, underlining) directly from the Contextual Task Bar.


  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Internet connection


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