Morning Beat: Apple Inc. (AAPL), GoPro Inc (GPRO), and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has followed the launch of the much awaited iPad Pro, with the unveiling of two new apps categories dedicated to it. The ‘Amazing Apps for iPad Pro’ category stocks all the general app genres needed for productivity, art, and other utilities. The category boasts of built-in support apps such as iWork suite as well as Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s productivity apps
Great Games is the second category that should be the epicenter of entertainment with three subcategories. The first category features impressive titles with the second one boasting titles with ‘fantastic sounds’. The third category comprises of apps of former Editors Choice titles as well as App Store chart toppers. Some of the curated titles to watch out for include, Shadowmatic and The Room Three.
Virtual reality is slowly taking over what people can achieve when it comes to video viewing. In line with the fast growing spectacle GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) has announced its third 360-degree video. The video is of Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet surfing. Its release coincides with Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)’s confirmation that it will start supporting 360 video support on mobile devices.
People will be able to discover immersive 360 videos in News Feed, on the web on Android among other platforms without specifically designed headsets according to GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO). Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg expects more 360 content in future as the technology continues to evolve making it easier for people to record themselves.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is well known for its hard stance when it comes to third party browsers on its iOS platform. In the recent past, it has lessened its stance as it moves to popularize its software suite. Firefox is the latest browser to make its maiden debut in the tightly protected App Store.
The browser joins Chrome and others already thriving in the ecosystem even though with certain minor limitations. Firefox has thrived in Android for years but given Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s standards Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was unable to make its presence felt by building a variant for iPhones.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s new app for creating smooth stabilized time lapses from camera video clips is now available for Macs at $49.99. Hyperlapse Pro is the app that software giant says will allow users take all sorts of videos and make their motion appear smooth in a range of playback speeds.
With the app users should be able to save smooth footage with speeds from 1 to 25 times the original clip with different resolutions and frame rates. Hyperlapse Pro uses a computational photography technology to achieve the same. It is already available for Windows devices as well as Android phones.
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