Apple is making easier for users who want to switch to Android

Apple’s announcement regarding its plans to facilitate the transition of users from iPhones to Android devices marks a significant response to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). With the DMA in effect, Apple is compelled to enhance data portability and competition within its ecosystem. By committing to developing a user-friendly process for transferring data from iPhones to non-Apple devices by fall 2025, Apple aims to meet the requirements set forth by the EU while also navigating potential financial impacts on its business. Despite the introduction of new fees for developers who opt for DMA rules, Apple’s strategic maneuvers demonstrate its adaptability to regulatory changes while maintaining its market position.

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The expansion of data portability options, including the ability to export App Store data to authorized third parties, reflects Apple’s efforts to comply with the DMA’s provisions. Through updates to its Data & Privacy website, users gain greater control over their data, with options to transfer various types of information, such as photos, contacts, and browser data. Additionally, the scheduled downloads feature enhances user convenience by providing access to updated data over specific timeframes, ensuring the continuity of information across platforms.

As Apple continues to refine its data portability offerings, the focus on facilitating transitions to non-Apple devices underscores the evolving dynamics of the mobile ecosystem. While specifics about the new solution remain undisclosed, Apple’s commitment to assisting other mobile operating system providers in building seamless data transfer mechanisms suggests a broader industry shift towards interoperability. Ultimately, as regulatory pressures drive innovation and competition in the app ecosystem, users stand to benefit from increased choice and control over their digital experiences, regardless of the platform they choose.

Opera’s iOS web browser with an AI companion, Aria

Opera’s web browser app for iOS will come with an artificial intelligence assistant. The company today announced that Opera for iOS will include Aria, a browser-based artificial intelligence product developed in collaboration with OpenAI. Aria integrates directly into your web browser and is free to all users.

This AI solution has so far been released in Opera for desktop and Opera for Android and now has over 1 million users. With the addition of iOS support, Aria is now available for all major platforms including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and now iOS, the company said.

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However, the use of Aria will vary for each individual user. If you want to experience our AI services, you can opt-in and there is no obligation for anyone. In doing so, Aria offers a range of knowledge and smart ideas, along with responsive voice commands. Users must also be signed in to an Opera account to use Aria. If you don’t have an account, you can create one from within the app.

Aria is based on Opera’s own “Composer” infrastructure and connects with OpenAI’s GPT technology. Composer will allow Aria to connect to multiple AI models and, in the future, will extend AI capabilities across search and AI services, including new moves such as Generative AI, which Opera plans to reveal at a later date. is planned to be extended.

Like other AI search partners, Opera on iOS has a chatbot-like interface that lets you ask questions and get answers instead of searching the web for answers.

Opera for iOS is a free download and includes useful features like built-in ad blocking, free VPN, tracking protection, crypto wallets, support for private browsing, and more.

iPhone as a Desk Clock

With the new “Standby” view in iOS 17, you can now use your iPhone as a deskside clock.

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Announced at Apple’s WWDC conference, the feature activates standby when you lay your iPhone on its side while it’s charging. Provides at-a-glance information such as time and incoming notifications via swipe-able widgets.

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Apple didn’t say if Standby is a special exclusive feature of iPhone, but it’s probably more useful on the iPad’s larger screen. But either way, it seems like a smart move to take advantage of a device that was left on your desk.


ChatGPT iOS app adds up more available countries

OpenAI has expanded the availability of its ChatGPT app to iOS users in India and 32 other countries just one week after its US release.

The new list of countries includes Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ghana, India, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mauritania, Includes Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates.

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Earlier this week, OpenAI added his ChatGPT application to 11 other countries, including European countries such as France, Germany, and Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, following the United States.

According to data shared by app intelligence firm, the ChatGPT mobile app surpassed 500,000 downloads in the first six days after it was first available in the US last Thursday (May 18). This achievement makes the app one of the best performing new apps.

The ChatGPT app is free to download and ad-free, allowing users to interact with his AI-based generative chatbot using his iPhone. It also supports voice input via OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system, allowing ChatGPT Plus users to access advanced features via his GPT-4. Additionally, users can also sign up for the ChatGPT Plus service ($20 per month in the US) directly from his iOS app.

The expansion of the ChatGPT app comes at a time when OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is traveling to several countries to connect with global policymakers and understand their concerns about AI. The official met with some European leaders this week. He plans to visit India early next month.


OpenAI releases chatGPT iOS applicaiton

OpenAI has announced the release of an official iOS app that allows users to access the popular AI chatbot on the go. The new ChatGPT app is free, ad-free, and has voice input, but will be limited to U.S. users at launch.

iPhone Screenshots of ChatGPT app on apple app store.

The app allows users to ask questions, get advice, find inspiration, learn, and research without having to perform a traditional web search. can. The release could also affect Google, Safari which is the current search engine benefits from being the default search engine for Apple’s iPhone and of course Siri.

With the mobile version of ChatGPT, the app syncs your history across all your devices. The app also integrates with Whisper, OpenAI’s open-source speech recognition system, to enable voice input.

OpenAI said ChatGPT Plus subscribers will be able to access GPT-4 features through the new app, as well as gain early access to new features and faster response times.

The company says the rollout of the new app will begin in the US, but will expand to other countries in the “coming weeks.” It also announces the Android version is coming soon as well.





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