Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Will, estate plan and power of attorney in time of confinement | France

During this pandemic, it is important to ensure his safety, but also to ensure the validity of his will.

We have been in containment for eight weeks now and it is still just as difficult to get used to. People are rightly vulnerable. We feel like we have fallen asleep in one world and wake up in another.
Will, estate plan and power of attorney in time of confinement

This pandemic will certainly have brought forward the subject of estate plans, end-of-life care plans and testamentary plans for many. In fact, death is in the foreground these days, and the different inheritance tools take on their full meaning. Taking the time to finalize a will or ensure that our proxies are adequate is a responsible gesture not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones.

Right now, with social distancing and the difficulty of accessing services in person, it is true that the preparation of a will and powers of attorney can be more difficult. However, many notaries adapt well and offer excellent service. Indeed, the Chamber of Notaries and lawyers from the Ministry of Justice have worked hard on government decrees in order to quickly adapt to this extraordinary situation.

These decrees relax certain rules in order to allow, for example, the reception of signatures at a distance. It is now possible to sign a will electronically, during a virtual meeting with your notary. This is not mandatory and each notary is free to use this tool or not, but these new measures will certainly reassure some people who wish to write or update their documents during confinement.

Note that these virtual meetings are framed by strict rules, allowing notaries to ascertain the identity of their clients. Notaries can also, if they wish, continue to meet their clients in person, obviously respecting the distances imposed and the implementation of the measures required by the public health authorities.

The events of the past few weeks have certainly been unprecedented for everyone, including the almost 4,000 professional notaries who are also essential services to the population. As with many other industries, this is quite a puzzle, but maintaining legal services and advice during the pandemic is certainly one measure to reduce the anxiety of many.

This crisis has allowed us to put our creativity to work to find solutions and to demonstrate that almost anything is possible. Hopefully some of these new modern and efficient procedures can be permanently put forward later for those who wish!