The newest Mac working system arrives, Amazon faces a lawsuit over PPE and Disney+ turns one. That is your Every day Crunch for November 12, 2020.
The large story: Apple releases macOS Large Sur
This replace, which was first introduced 5 months in the past at WWDC, contains a variety of design modifications that proceed to blur the road between macOS and iOS.
One of many massive additions is the Management Middle, an iOS/iPadOS function that presents a translucent pane down the proper facet of the display. In the meantime, Safari added options like built-in translation. And app icons and sounds have been up to date all through.
Brian Heater has been using the beta since June, and he concluded that Large Sur “boasts some key upgrades to apps and the system at giant, however extra importantly from Apple’s perspective, it lays the groundwork for the primary spherical of Arm-powered Macs and continues its march towards a uniformity between the corporate’s two major working programs.”
The tech giants
Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram — The function, meant for extra informal conversations, permits customers to set chats to robotically delete after the message is seen and the chat is closed.
Amazon faces lawsuit alleging failure to provide PPE to workers during pandemic — The category motion swimsuit alleges Amazon didn’t correctly shield its warehouse staff and violated parts of New York Metropolis’s human rights legislation.
Apple HomePod Mini review: Remarkably big sound — A sensible speaker for the lots.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Menlo Security announces $100M Series E on $800M valuation — CEO and co-founder Amir Ben-Efraim instructed us the startup stays centered on net and electronic mail as main assault vectors.
Livestorm raises $30M for its browser-based meeting and webinar platform — It’s purely browser primarily based, with out requiring presenters or attendees to put in any software program.
Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair — Nana runs a free academy to show folks how you can repair home equipment, then offers them the choice to grow to be part of its restore market.
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All the pieces else
Disney+ has more than 73M subscribers — The streaming service launched one 12 months in the past immediately.
L’Oréal rolls out a line of ‘virtual makeup’ — This builds on L’Oréal’s 2018 acquisition of an augmented actuality filter firm known as Modiface.
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