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Apple Unveils “Best of 2019” Apps and Games

Privacy, security, quality and curation are fundamental to the App Store. Every app must meet and maintain Apple's strict guidelines to launch and remain on the App Store

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According to Apple, the App Store is the world's safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week. IANS

Apple has revealed its “Best of 2019” apps and games across platforms such as iOS, macOS and tvOS.

“Developers around the world inspire us all with innovative apps that have the power to influence culture and change our lives, and this year that is as true as ever. The 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games winners reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said in a statement on Monday.

The iPhone app of the year went to Lux Optics’ Spectre Camera, an AI-powered photography app.

Digital notebook app Flow by Moleskine was the top iPad app, while Serif Labs’ Affinity Publisher publishing and design app took top honours for Mac.

The Explorers, an app designed to “create a comprehensive ‘visual inventory’ of the natural world through photo and video,” ranked as the year’s best Apple TV app.

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Apple has revealed its “Best of 2019” apps and games across platforms such as iOS, macOS and tvOS. Pixabay

Sky: Children of the Light was named iPhone game of the year, while Hyper Light Drifter, GRIS and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap received top awards for iPad, Mac and Apple TV, respectively.

Additionally, “Sayonara Wild Hearts,” developed by Simogo and published by Annapurna Interactive bagged the Apple Arcade Game of the Year.

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According to Apple, the App Store is the world’s safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week.

Privacy, security, quality and curation are fundamental to the App Store. Every app must meet and maintain Apple’s strict guidelines to launch and remain on the App Store. (IANS)

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Users to be Able to Order Apple’s New Mac Pro Soon

In terms of specifications, the all-new Mac Pro boasts up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage along with up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory

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An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, Dec. 14, 2018. VOA

Apple’s all-new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for pre-orders starting December 10 in the US, according to an email that the iPhone maker has sent out to customers.

The email was spotted by popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee on Twitter, The Verge reported.

The company first announced the new Mac Pro as well as the Pro Display XDR in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

According to the media reports, the company had originally announced that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR would be available sometime “this fall”. The email revealed on Saturday is the first confirmation of an actual date.

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iPhones are on display at an Apple store in Prince William Country, Virginia. (Photo: Diaa Bekheet) VOA

Notably, Apple’s annoucement email just said that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be “available to order” on December 10 – given the fact that many users will likely be ordering custom configurations, shipping may take longer, the Verge reported.

The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 while the Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.

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The entry-level Mac Pro is set to cost $5,999, with 32GB of memory, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

In terms of specifications, the all-new Mac Pro boasts up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage along with up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory. (IANS)