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Apple's Dan Riccio Says 2018 iPad Pro 'Meets or Exceeds' Quality Standards of Design and Precision, More Info… – MacRumors

Apple's Dan Riccio Says 2018 iPad Pro 'Meets or Exceeds' Quality Standards of Design and Precision, More Info… – MacRumors

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Earlier this week, Apple told The Verge that some 2018 iPad Pro models are shipping with a slight bend in the aluminum chassis, which is a side effect of the manufacturing process that is not expected to worsen over time or negatively impact the iPad's performance. Many MacRumors readers were concerned about Apple's position that a noticeable bend is not a manufacturing issue, prompting MacRumors reader Craig to send an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook to express his concerns. Image via MacRumors reader Bwrin1While Cook didn't respond, Craig did get a reply from Apple's VP of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, which he shared with MacRumors and we which we have confirmed to be from Apple's corporate mail servers in Cupertino, California. In the email, Riccio says that the iPad Pro's design "m...
Google’s Chrome OS Camera app is now open source – 9to5Google

Google’s Chrome OS Camera app is now open source – 9to5Google

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Many aspects of Google Chrome and Chrome OS are available open source directly from Google under the Chromium projects. However, Google still keeps some things private. One piece of Chrome OS that’s been kept private all this time is the Camera app, but that is changing now with it being added to the open source Chromium repository. Google also seems to be planning some improvements like portrait mode. Chrome OS’s camera app, while handy, could admittedly use some improvements. For example, the app gained the ability to record videos this year. Now it seems Google may attempt some much-needed improvements (or at least leave the door open for others to do it themselves) by making the entire application open source. This was discovered in a (still work-in-progress) cod...