Technology new from ITZOO - Nov 16th 2019

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch is powerful enough to drive two 6K monitors

The MacBook Pro 16-inch is capable of driving a pair of 6K monitors, or if you’re working with 4K monitors, four of the things can be powered by the new larger spin on Apple’s laptop.The revelation comes courtesy of an Apple support document as highlighted by 9 to 5 Mac, which makes it clear the notebook can power the following monitor configurations:

  • Two 6K displays with resolutions of 6,016 x 3,384 at 60Hz
  • Two 5K displays with resolutions of 5,120 x 2,880 at 60Hz
  • Four 4K displays with resolutions of 4,096 x 2,304 at 60Hz
  • One 5K display at 5,120 x 2,880 at 60Hz and up to three 4K displays at 4,096 x 2,304 at 60 HzMacBook Pro 16-inch


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Best Disney Plus shows: what you should stream now

Disney Plus – or Disney + – has arrived, and its TV show offerings aren't quite as dazzling as the best movies on Disney Plus. Not right now, anyway. That'll surely change when Marvel's TV shows start arriving on the platform next year. With The Mandalorian rolling out new episodes every Friday, too, the original shows on the platform show a lot of promise. It just means your options on the platform feature a lot of kids shows, rather than the kind of adult TV that tends to dominate networks and streaming services in 2019. Fortunately, you've also also 30 seasons of The Simpsons to enjoy, which can arguably get pretty adult itself. And a lot of the kids' shows on Disney Plus are outright classics that appeal to multiple generations. 

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Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January

Microsoft has revealed that it’s planning to kill off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January. The software maker has posted a new support article for Cortana users in the UK, Canada, and Australia that reveals Cortana for iOS and Android is disappearing in at least those markets. “To make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible, we’re integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps,” reads a support note in the UK. “As part of this evolution, on January 31st, 2020, we’re ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market.”

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Microsoft xCloud’s PS4 controller shock starts a weird console war

Microsoft’s plan for taking on Google Stadia? Playing Xbox games on an Android phone with a PlayStation controller. “It’s not something that could be done before,” says Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of gaming cloud at Microsoft. But then all rules are seemingly out the window as the industry makes its complex shift from selling consoles and games to locking people into subscriptions.Which is where the PlayStation controller comes in. Support for Sony’s DualShock 4 wireless pad is just one of a smattering of announcements Microsoft has made as it expands its xCloud preview in the shadow of Google Stadia, which launches on November 19.

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