Apple seeds iOS 13.2 beta 3 to developers

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iOS 13.2 makes the iPhone 11 Pro camera even better.
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Apple is back with a brand new beta build of iOS 13.2 less than a week after seeding the second beta to developers.

iOS 13.2 beta 3 builds on the last two betas that added over 57 new emoji to iPhone and iPad along with Deep Fusion camera technology for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Today’s update is joined by watchOS 6.1 beta 4 and tvOS 13.2 beta 3, bringing tons of improvements to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Google takes aim at Apple with Pixel 4, Pixel Buds and more

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Google has a bunch of new hardware coming down the pipeline.
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Google is gunning for Apple with a wave of new products designed to compete with everything from the iPhone to AirPods.

During its hour-long event this morning, Google revealed its best smartphone ever in the Pixel 4 and we must say, it actually looks pretty awesome. Google also came out with new smart speakers, WiFi routers, a new MacBook competitor and much more.

For a company that makes most of its money off of search engine ads, Google’s hardware game is finally looking like a worthy Apple challenger.

iPhone 11 sales close to exceeding Apple’s expectations

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iPhone 11 sales are making a splash.
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iPhone is selling at a rate that almost beats Apple’s production target. The company gave its component suppliers a range of units it expected to sell this year, and actual sales are reportedly at the very top of that estimate.

This is the latest report indicating that the iPhone 11 is selling far better than some predicted before its launch.

Gear4 slim cases protect an iPhone 11 from a 13-foot fall [Review]

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The Gear4 Hampton, Battersea, Oxford Eco and Crystal Palace Neon are just some of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro series cases this company offers.
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Gear4 cases can save an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro series from breaking if dropped quite long distances, but they aren’t as bulky as typical rugged cases. The lineup for all three of Apple’s latest is surprisingly attractive, given how protective they are.

I tried out several of Gear4’s offerings, and find they might be just what your new iPhone needs.

iOS 13.2 finally brings frame rate, resolution settings to Camera app

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iOS 13.2 will make switching frame rates and resolution for your video shooting much easier.
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The iPhone 11 line hasn’t even been out a month, but Apple continues to improve its camera through iOS updates.

An iOS developer exploring iOS 13.2 beta 2 said the Camera app will allow video shooters to adjust frame rates and resolution without going into the Settings app.

57 new emoji land on iPhone in iOS 13.2 beta 2

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There are just a few of the new emoji coming.
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The biggest iPhone emoji update of the year is finally ready for testing if you’re a developer.

Apple seeded iOS 13.2 beta 2 and iPadOS 13.2 beta 2 to developers today. The update comes just over a week after the first beta brought Apple’s Deep Fusion camera technology to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. With this latest beta, Apple has finally added support for the Unicode 12 update that adds 59 new emoji characters.