Apple iPhone owners who use Windows-based machines to view and edit video files are potentially at risk to remote hacking thanks to a vulnerability that exists in the way Microsoft's operating system handles HEVC files.
Apple is making it easier for video editors to work with footage encoded in ProRes RAW within their preferred workflow, by releasing beta software for Windows allowing Adobe video editing tools to use ProRes RAW files on PCs.
A recent job listing reveals Apple is looking to grow its presence on Windows with new media-centric apps, potentially hinting at plans to expand beyond the company's current iTunes and iCloud offerings.
The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories often resulted in inaccurate conclusions, because the OS platform wasn't the only important factor in picking winners and losers.
Shortly before Apple releases its Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina to allow Mac screen mirroring and extension onto iPads, the makers Duet Display are soon to release a version that will allow users to use an Android tablet as a Mac display.
Microsoft is running a retro-styled advertising campaign tied into the new third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" TV series, which is set in 1985. It promotes fake nostalgia for a romanticized Windows launch that in reality was only scoffed at as underpowered, poorly-built vaporware at the time.
Microsoft's former chief executive Bill Gates mused this week that it would have been the "natural thing" for Microsoft to have been the "standard non-Apple phone platform." But he's wrong, and here's why.