QUOTE OF THE DAY_ “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs
APPLE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TVOS 12 FOR APPLE TV 4K
New features like Dolby Atmos surround sound format, NASA screensavers, zero sign-on and more comes to Apple TV 4k.
WHAT CHANGES TVOS 12 BRINGS FOR APPLE TV 4K?
The major change tvOS 12 brings for Apple TV 4k is Dolby Atmos surround sound format. Then comes “zero sign-on” update followed by autofill password, compatibility with third party remotes, new NASA screensavers. And finally, a guest feature with pair code for users using iOS device within a foot of Siri Remote.
WHAT IS DOLBY ATMOS AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology announced in April 2012 by Dolby Laboratories. It is one of the highest-quality surround sound formats. An alternative form of surround sound that stimulates sound in 3D space instead of pushing them to different channels. It does away with the concept of fixed channels as it is built around the concept if audio “objects.”
Dolby Atmos allow a degree of precision and creative flexibility vby that wasn’t possible before. It can support up to 64 discrete speakers.
This all added to Apple TV 4K, makes it the only streaming player with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified to deliver highest quality cinematic experience to its users.
WHAT IS ZERO SIGN-ON?
Customers who get their cable subscription and internet access from same company will be able to automatically sign in without even login once.
With Zero sign-on feature Apple TV will be able to automatically detect users broadband network and then will sign them into all supported apps received through, TV subscribes without having to login to individual apps even once.
Charter Spectrum subscribers are first to gain support this fall, followed by other.
OTHER TVOS 12 FEATURES:
- To make Apple TV control easy, Apple TV Remote will be automatically added to control center on iPhone and iPad.
- Passwords autofill from iPhone and iPad to Apple TV for easy login to Apple TV apps.
- Third party control system like Savant, Control4, and Crestron can be used to control Apple TV, including Siri integration for voice search and control.
- Aerial screensavers to include location information for the first time.
HOW TO INSTALL LATEST TVOS 12?
Generally, Apple TV is set to download latest updates automatically. However, if you want to download them manually you can do so by heading to Settings app > choose System > Software Updates > Update Software.
TWITTER REVIVES CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINE
Twitter after listening to user feedback decides to bring back old chronological timeline.
WHY IS TWITTER BRINGING BACK THE CHRONOLOGICAL TIMELINE?
Twitter has admitted to the fact that its “show the best Tweets first” feature did not turn out to work well therefore it is switching back to the old feature. Show the best tweets first feature did show content that users may be interested in, but also hid Tweets from people that users followed. Therefore, the company is working on a new setting “to switch between a timeline of Tweets that are most relevant for your and a timeline of the latest Tweets.”
WHEN WILL THINGS CHANGE BACK TO THE WAY THEY WERE?
As of now there is no news as to when the feature will be officially rolled out but switching back to the old feature doesn’t sound like a big deal. Until the new feature is available, Twitter has update the Show the best Tweets first settings.
When this feature will be disabled, user will be able to see Tweets from people you follow in reverse chronological order.