Apple’s Reality Converter simplifies creating 3D augmented reality objects

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Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionize education, driving, shopping, medicine, and many other fields.
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Apple’s Reality Converter gives developers a free tool to convert, view, and customize 3D objects into USDZ, the file format Apple uses for augmented reality content. This is clearly part of the company’s drive to play a significant role in AR development.

Screen Time improvements move closer with third iOS 13.3 beta

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iPadOS 13.3 Developer beta
Developers can download iPadOS 13.3, along with the nearly identical iOS 13.3.
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Pre-release testing of iOS 13.3 and the iPad equivalent keeps chugging along. This is the third week in a row Apple introduced new beta versions.

When the full version is released, it will add an important feature to Screen Time, allowing parents to limit with whom their children communicate.

iOS 13.3 takes another step toward release

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iPadOS 13.3 Developer beta
A second beta of iPadOS 13.3 and the iPhone equivalent just came out.
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The beta process for iOS 13.3 and its iPad equivalent is moving along. Apple just seeded the second beta of each to developers. The final version, when it’s released to the general public, will help parents limit who their kids talk to with a big improvement to Screen Time.

In addition, there are new betas of watchOS 6.1.1 and tvOS 13.3.