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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

VideoHands on with everything new in iOS 15.1

Hands on with everything new in iOS 15.1

After successfully launching iOS 15 earlier this week, Apple is out with the first betas of iOS 15.1. We take you hands on with the new features expected to launch with these new updates later this fall.

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TipsHow to use Shared with You on iOS 15

How to use Shared with You on iOS 15

The new Shared with You feature in iOS 15 is a time saver, and a convenience, but only when you know what it sets out to do.

HomePod 15.1 beta brings back lossless streaming, Dolby Atmos

HomePod 15.1 beta brings back lossless streaming, Dolby Atmos

The first beta of Apple's upcoming HomePod Software Version 15.1 has reintroduced Lossless and Dolby Atmos with Spatial Audio support to the company's smart speakers.

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Bitcoin scammers steal $69k using iPhone 13 event as a lure

Bitcoin scammers steal $69k using iPhone 13 event as a lure

Scammers utilized a fake event stream, a faked Apple website, and the promise of free Bitcoin to scam unsuspecting fans during the iPhone 13 reveal event.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

TipsHow to use Tab Groups in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

How to use Tab Groups in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Tab Groups are a little fiddlier to use on Safari on iPhone with iOS 15, but they're worth the effort — especially when you also use them on iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.

iOS 15.1 will support verifiable COVID vaccination cards in Apple Wallet

iOS 15.1 will support verifiable COVID vaccination cards in Apple Wallet

Apple in iOS 15.1 will introduce support for verifiable vaccination cards in Apple Wallet, making it easier for people to prove their vaccination status at restaurants, airlines, and other locations.

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If you've updated to iOS 15, make sure your AirTag is still in Find My

If you've updated to iOS 15, make sure your AirTag is still in Find My

An increasing number of users are reporting that AirTags are no longer in the Find My app after updating to iOS 15.

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EU pressing on with USB-C charger legislation on Thursday

EU pressing on with USB-C charger legislation on Thursday

The European Commission will soon present a legislative proposal that could institute a common charger for mobile devices in the EU, possibly forcing Apple to ditch Lightning for USB-C.

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SharePlay returns in iOS 15.1, macOS Monterey betas

SharePlay returns in iOS 15.1, macOS Monterey betas

SharePlay has returned for the iOS 15.1 and macOS Monterey betas, meaning the feature could see release in the next major update.

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TipsHow to use the new Weather app in iOS 15

How to use the new Weather app in iOS 15

Apple has done a remarkable job with its Weather app in adding Dark Sky data, yet still keeping the app simple and clear to use, in iOS 15.

Apple releases seventh developer beta for macOS Monterey

Apple releases seventh developer beta for macOS Monterey

Apple has reached the seventh beta for macOS Monterey, in what could be one of the last builds before its release to end users.

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Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1

Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1

Just as the milestone beta process finishes, Apple starts the process once again, providing developers with the first builds of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, and tvOS 15.1.

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'iPhone storage almost full' message plaguing some iOS 15 users

'iPhone storage almost full' message plaguing some iOS 15 users

Some early iOS 15 upgraders see "iPhone storage almost full" message regardless of storage used, and it cannot be dismissed.

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TipsHow to use Apple Notes tags in iOS 15 & macOS Monterey

How to use Apple Notes tags in iOS 15 & macOS Monterey

You always could use tags in Apple Notes, but now it's as if the app pays attention, and it is so much useful in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, that tagging will become a habit.

Amazon's $599 Mac mini deal is still in stock, grab it while it lasts

Amazon's $599 Mac mini deal is still in stock, grab it while it lasts

A fan-favorite due to its budget-friendly price and M1 chip, the latest Mac mini is on sale for just $599.99 at Amazon thanks to a hidden $59.01 discount.

Best Deals Sept. 21 - $590 iPhone 11 Pro, $139 SanDisk 1TB External SSD, more!

Best Deals Sept. 21 - $590 iPhone 11 Pro, $139 SanDisk 1TB External SSD, more!

Tuesday's best deals include $30 off a Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker, $6 for the Zombieland Double Pack, refurbished iPhone 11 Pro, and more!

VideoHands on with Apple's new Apple Watch band color options

Hands on with Apple's new Apple Watch band color options

Alongside the as-yet unreleased Apple Watch Series 7, Apple also released a refreshed lineup of Apple Watch bands. We go hands on with them to check them out.

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Claris ECF Records Manager helps to simplify school & library funding

Claris ECF Records Manager helps to simplify school & library funding

Apple spin-off Claris has launched ECF Records Manager — an app designed to help K-12 schools and libraries meet the demands of a $7 billion federal remote learning support program.

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Toggle switch to turn off iPhone 13 Pro macro photography coming in the fall

Toggle switch to turn off iPhone 13 Pro macro photography coming in the fall

While users must rely on proximity sensors for macro photography right now, Apple will add a manual toggle for macro photography in iPhone 13 Pro at some point in the future.

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TipsWhat to do if your Apple TV 4K won't update to tvOS 15

What to do if your Apple TV 4K won't update to tvOS 15

If your Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K won't update to the new tvOS 15, you can force it to.

iPhone 13 review roundup: Great cameras, incredible battery life

iPhone 13 review roundup: Great cameras, incredible battery life

The initial reviews for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 mini are out, all heaping praise on improved cameras, though also acknowledging that it's not a revolutionary year-over-year change.

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Amazon updates Kindle Paperwhite lineup with USB-C

Amazon updates Kindle Paperwhite lineup with USB-C

The popular Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader starts at $140 and is now available in three models — standard, signature, and kid.

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Apple Podcasts gains SiriusXM 'Marvel Podcasts Unlimited' channel

Apple Podcasts gains SiriusXM 'Marvel Podcasts Unlimited' channel

Marvel fans can now tune in to Apple Podcasts to hear brand new exclusive audio content geared around their favorite superheroes and villains.

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Apple offers six months free Apple Music to AirPods, Beats owners

Apple offers six months free Apple Music to AirPods, Beats owners

In a rare extension of its Apple Music trial offers, Apple is now giving users of specific devices who have updated to iOS 15 six months free use of the streaming service.

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TSMC may make Apple miss 2030 carbon-neutral pledge

TSMC may make Apple miss 2030 carbon-neutral pledge

Apple's work to reach a 100% carbon neutral footprint by 2030 may be in danger because of TSMC, with the Apple chip partner aiming to do the same by 2050 despite reports of the company's massive impact on the environment.

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First trailer for Apple TV+ 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' has arrived

First trailer for Apple TV+ 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' has arrived

From Joel Coen, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" is a black and white adaptation of the classic — coming December 25 to theaters and January 14 to Apple TV+.

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TipsHow to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

How to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

For an iOS 15 feature that's meant to be incredibly easy to use, Hide My Email comes with a lot of options. Here's what you can - and as yet, can't - do.

Debut of Apple TV+ 'The Problem with Jon Stewart' teased in new trailer

Debut of Apple TV+ 'The Problem with Jon Stewart' teased in new trailer

The Apple TV+ biweekly topical news show "The Problem with Jon Stewart" gets another quick teaser showcasing interviews and how the show is formatted.

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Future MacBook Pro could use giant trackpads for force touch gestures

Future MacBook Pro could use giant trackpads for force touch gestures

A future version of the MacBook Pro could have a considerably larger trackpad, one that occupies the entire surface below the keyboard.

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FeatureOriginal iPad versus 2021 10.2-inch iPad - same philosophy, 11 years of refinement

Original iPad versus 2021 10.2-inch iPad - same philosophy, 11 years of refinement

Apple has released the ninth generation of the original 10.2-inch iPad. Here's how much Steve Jobs would still recognize it — and how much has changed since he unveiled the iPad in 2010.

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TipsHow to turn off Private Relay in iOS 15 - and why you might want to

How to turn off Private Relay in iOS 15 - and why you might want to

Apple's Private Relay feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey may only be a public beta at launch, but it's still a boon for privacy - except it won't always play nice with other VPNs you may have. Here's what you can do about it.

iPhone & Apple Watch study launches to detect depression, dementia

iPhone & Apple Watch study launches to detect depression, dementia

Biogen has launched a new study with Apple and UCLA to evaluate how existing iPhone and Apple Watch sensors could detect symptoms of dementia, depression, and other neurological diseases.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Apple ceases iOS 14.7.1 code signing following release of iOS 14.8 and iOS 15

Apple ceases iOS 14.7.1 code signing following release of iOS 14.8 and iOS 15

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 14.7.1 code, effectively putting a halt to downgrades from iOS 14.8 and the recently released iOS 15.

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Apple's Siri and Applebot targeted in voice-enabled web search patent suit

Apple's Siri and Applebot targeted in voice-enabled web search patent suit

Patent holdings firm Parus Holdings last week filed a lawsuit claiming Apple's Siri voice assistant infringes on owned patents relating to methods of searching the internet with voice-enabled devices.

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Apple prompts upgraders to 'get ready' for iPhone 13

Apple prompts upgraders to 'get ready' for iPhone 13

Apple is pushing out a specialized notification that asks iPhone 13 upgraders to prepare for their new hardware ahead of Friday's release.

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1Password update delivers tight Safari integration for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

1Password update delivers tight Safari integration for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Popular password management tool 1Password was updated for iOS 15 on Monday, delivering a number of Safari integration features that were previously limited to 1Password X for desktop web browsers.

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Netflix unveils free-to-stream tier for Android users in Kenya

Netflix unveils free-to-stream tier for Android users in Kenya

Netflix on Monday launched a free tier of its streaming service after more than a decade of going without, but the plan comes with about a quarter of the content and will initially be limited to Android users in Kenya.

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Apple's iMovie and Clips updated with support for Cinematic mode, ProRes

Apple's iMovie and Clips updated with support for Cinematic mode, ProRes

Ahead of Apple's iPhone 13 launch this week, the company on Monday issued updates to its iMovie and Clips video editing apps with support for new hardware features Cinematic mode and ProRes recording.

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