Neural Graph Databases, Apple Releases and More

Summary of my bookmarked links from Apr 4th, 2023


  • Neural Graph Databases

    Neural Graph Databases (NGDBs) are introduced as the next milestone in graph data management. They address the problem of incomplete graphs by incorporating neural reasoning and graph representation learning to infer missing edges. NGDBs combine traditional graph database principles with modern graph machine learning techniques, allowing for high expressiveness and supporting complex logical queries. The architecture of NGDBs consists of Neural Graph Storage, which includes Graph Store, Feature Store, and Embedding Store, and Neural Query Engine, which handles query processing and execution in the latent space. NGDBs aim to bridge the gap of incompleteness in graph data and enable efficient neural graph reasoning and inference.

  • iOS 16.4 Released — 9 Settings You NEED To Change Immediately!

    iOS 16.4 introduces several notable features among its extensive update. Firstly, Voice Isolation for Cellular Calls allows users to prioritize their voice over ambient noise during regular phone calls. Additionally, the beloved Curl animation returns to Apple Books, providing users with a realistic page-turning experience. For individuals with Photosensitive Epilepsy, the new "Dim Flashing Lights" feature in accessibility settings helps to mitigate discomfort caused by flickering lights in media. Other enhancements include auto-linking compatible cards to Apple Pay and the introduction of new widgets for order tracking in Wallet. Moreover, Focus filters can now include Always On Display, number formats can be customized, older iPhones gain 5GHz hotspot-sharing compatibility, and HomeKit receives a much-needed architecture upgrade for improved compatibility and performance. Overall, iOS 16.4 offers a range of new features and improvements for a more enhanced user experience.

  • The macOS Ventura 13.3 Update Is Much Bigger Than We’ve Expected — 11 Amazing Features!

    The post shows several updates and features included in macOS 13.3. Firstly, users can now approve the connection to an SD card on M-Series MacBooks. Secondly, Apple's free whiteboarding app, Freeform, allows users to remove the background of an image within the app. Thirdly, there are wording changes for wallpaper categories in System Settings. Fourthly, Arabic and Hebrew languages now have two new Siri voices. Fifthly, a new toggle called "Show resolutions as list" is available for secondary monitors. Sixthly, Apple introduces 21 new emojis in compliance with the Unicode 15.0 Standard. Seventh, macOS 13.4 offers 12 new Shortcut blocks. Eighth, dark mode support is extended to Safari for plain text files. Ninth, macOS 13.3 allows users to detect duplicate photos in Shared Photo Libraries. Tenth, a new feature called "Dim Flashing Lights" is available under Accessibility settings to reduce discomfort caused by flashing lights. Lastly, the Home app receives an upgrade in architecture for better compatibility and performance.

  • Declarative UI Programming in Rust for Native Applications

    Appy is an experimental framework inspired by React and built using Rust's high-performance capabilities and OpenGL rendering. It aims to explore the possibilities of Rust in UI programming. With cross-platform functionality provided by the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library, Appy can potentially be deployed on various platforms. Currently, the Android and desktop versions of the deployment tool are fully functional, with plans to add iOS and wasm toolchain support. Appy's syntax resembles React, allowing developers to write code that resembles HTML or XML. It is still in its early stages and intended as an experimental project.

  • 🔥Learning Proxy Pattern in React ⚛️ Will Make You Think Differently

    This article introduces the Proxy Design Patterns in the context of React. Proxy patterns act as intermediaries between the client and the actual object, allowing control over object access. Two common use cases in React are Proxy Servers and Proxy Components. Proxy Servers can be set up using Create React App (CRA) or the http-proxy-middleware npm package to handle CORS and proxy requests to backend servers. Proxy Components, on the other hand, act as stand-ins for other components, enabling lazy loading, caching, and access control. The article concludes by highlighting the usefulness of Proxy Servers and Proxy Components in React design.

  • The End of an Era: React Team Says Goodbye to Create React App

    The React team recommends alternative methods for creating React apps instead of using create-react-app. The first method is to use Next.js, a popular framework known for its advanced features like server-side rendering and static website generation. Next.js improves performance and user experience by rendering pages on the server and pre-rendering them at build time. Another recommended option is Remix, a flexible and extensible framework prioritizing performance and scalability. Lastly, Gatsby, a static site generator, is suggested for creating high-performance, scalable websites with a consistent user experience. Each method has its own benefits and can be set up easily using specific commands.