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    📱 | How to disable Live Photos on your iPhone or iPad

    Live Photos are a cool but inessential feature of the iOS photography experience that preserve the moments before and after you take a photo, including the sound. They're great for bringing a particular photo “to life,” and they're especially excellent for making your own GIFs from photos—but they also take up a lot of storage space. The files are usually twice as big as those for a regular photo. That can be a problem for your photo storage, considering that Apple keeps Live Photos on by Fortunately, it's relatively easy to turn the feature off, and you can easily (and temporarily) s…

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    📱 | Apple warns of iPhone 14 activation issues on l…

    The first batch of iPhone 14 handsets are arriving with customers, but an issue with iOS 16 could mean they experience difficulties connecting to Wi-Fi networks as they rush to activate their new devices. Apple has acknowledged a “known issue for iOS 16 that may impact device activations on open Wi-Fi networks” in a memo to support staff. Apple's memo, obtained by MacRumors, states that there are no current official fixes, but offers the following recommendations for those encountering the problem: When asked to connect to a Wi-Fi network affected users should select “Connect to Mac or to a PC…

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    📱 | Got a new iPhone 14?

    So you just got a brand new iPhone, you got everything transferred from your old phone and now you're playing with your shiny new toy. What do you do first? Obviously, you're going to check out the apps you already have been using on your old iPhone for so long, probably marveling at how fast they load and how smooth and responsive everything is. Then what? Here are our suggestions for the first seven things you should do with your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro. And if your iPhone 14 is your first experience with iOS 16, you should know there are lots of excellent new features to try out there, t…

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    📱 | Got a new iPhone 14?

    So you just got a brand new iPhone, you got everything transferred from your old phone and now you're playing with your shiny new toy. What do you do first? Obviously, you're going to check out the apps you already have been using on your old iPhone for so long, probably marveling at how fast they load and how smooth and responsive everything is. Then what? Here are our suggestions for the first seven things you should do with your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro. And if your iPhone 14 is your first experience with iOS 16, you should know there are lots of excellent new features to try out there, t…

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    📱 | How to use Wi-Fi instead of cellular in weak co…

    Wi-Fi Assist can help you with weak Wi-Fi coverage for your iPhone or cellular-equipped iPad by switching to cellular data when the current Wi-Fi network isn't performing consistently. area with poor cellular coverage, can you boost your internet connection by requiring your iPhone to use Wi-Fi? Not precisely–and it depends on your model of iPhone or iPad. With an iPhone running iOS 14 or earlier or an iPad running iPadOS 14 or earlier, the operating system prefers Wi-Fi for your internet connection instead of cellular. Your iPhone or iPad continues…

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    📱 | Why the iPhone's always-on display is better than…

    At long last, the iPhone has an always-on display. In true Apple fashion, however, it's very different than what we've seen on Android phones—and exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, so you'll need one of Apple's latest and greatest phones to get it. But if you've preordered an iPhone 14, you'll notice that the always-on display isn't a carbon copy of the Galaxy S22 or Pixel 6. Apple has implemented smart, unique features into Its always-on concept. And it just might have some Android phone makers changing the way they do things. The Lock Screen picture doesn't disappearFor the past 15 years…

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    📱 | iOS 16: How to remove the search button from yo…

    iOS 16 brings many enjoyable new features, from customisable lock screens to the ability to edit sent messages. But not everything will be to your liking. Numerous iPhone owners have complained about the new home-screen search button, for example. Fortunately it's very simple to remove this potential annoyance. Open the Settings app (ironically, you could use the search button to find it!) and swipe down until you see an entry marked Home Screen. It should be in the third bank of options. Tap this. the next screen, you'll see a toggle under the heading SEARCH. It's labeled “Show on Home Sc…

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    📱|2023 will likely bring 3nm chips for the Mac, i…

    According to a report by Nikkei Asia, the iPhones and Macs released in 2023 could feature processors made using a new 3nm chipmaking technology by TSMC. half of next year. Reports from December 17 said that TSMC had started production of 3nm chips after some setbacks, and it was believed that the first 2021nm used by Apple would be the M3 for the Mac and the A3 for the iPhone. by Nikkei Asia says that TSMC has developed a new “N3E chipmaking tech” that's an upgrade from it…

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    📱 | Your new iPhone 14 will need a software update …

    The first item on your to-do list, if you've bought one of Apple's new iPhones, should be to update the operating system. The (unofficial) Twitter account Apple Software Updates, which reports on new software updates for the company's products, has revealed that the latest generation of iPhones will ship with “an earlier version of iOS 16,” and explains that customers will get a day-one update to the final release build. Customers may be tempted to ignore this and get on with the business of enjoying their new device. But this is not recommended. According to the release notes, the day-one upd…

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    📱 | How to remove an iOS beta from your iPhone

    Now that iOS 16 has arrived, Apple will immediately set to work on perfecting it. Over the next several months, there will be new “point” releases, starting with iOS 16.1, that tweak things, fix problems, plug security holes, and launch new features. Since you've already registered for the iOS 16 beta program, you'll continue to get betas as they arrive and your iPhone will always be one step ahead. But now that your iPhone has a stable release of a shiny new operating system, you might not want to keep up with the betas anymore. Thankfully, there's an easy way out. To leave the beta program, …

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    📱 | The iPhone has finally jumped the shark, again

    Brace yourselves. Because according to The Atlantic, “The iPhone Isn't Cool.” (Tip o' the antlers to @jonyiveparody.) Uh, well, sorry, but the iPhone's mom said it was cool. the contrast between the title of this piece above and the URL slug–“iphone-14-apple-annual-upgrade-improvements”–is hilarious. The Atlantic's Damon Beres is a little bit right, though. When everyone has something, is it still cool? Like, remember how we all thought being in a relationship with Harry Styles would be cool and then after we were all in a relationship with Harry Styles we were like, whoop, not…

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    📱|Why your updated iPhone is still missing some i…

    iOS 16 has arrived and if you've already downloaded it on your iPhone then you're already enjoying the new Lock Screen, Messages, and Focus features. But depending on which iPhone you have, some features might be missing—and not because Apple Has delayed them. Depending on your iPhone's age and processor, various elements of the new operating system just won't work. Here are the new iOS 16 features you won't be getting on your device and why. Lift the subject out of a photoWe're obsessed with the new feature that lets you cut and lift the subject out of a photo with a single long press.

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    📱|How to stop your iPhone from automatically updating…

    Apple's annual iOS update can bring fantastic new features on your iPhone, but if you have an older iPhone that might not be able to take advantage of all those features, or would rather wait a few weeks to give Apple a chance to fix the inevitable bugs and issues, you might not be happy to find your iPhone has downloaded the update without asking. iPhones are set to automatically download the latest version of iOS, and install it once you plug in your iPhone in and join a Wi-Fi network. can be a useful feature from a safety standpoint: by making it easy to update their iPhones Apple is a…

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    📱 | How to stop your iPhone automatically updating …

    Apple's annual iOS update can bring fantastic new features on your iPhone, but if you have an older iPhone that might not be able to take advantage of all those features, or would rather wait a few weeks to give Apple a chance to fix the inevitable bugs and issues that unfortunately seem to arise with every update, you might not be happy to find your iPhone has download the update and is offering to install it. iPhones are set to automatically download the latest version of iOS, and install it once you plug in your iPhone in and join a Wi-Fi network. This can be a useful feature from a safety …

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    📱 | iPhone 14 Pro first look: Buh-bye notch, hello …

    Perhaps the biggest advances in the iPhone 14 Pro aren't things you can see from the outside. The main camera has four times the megapixels as any previous iPhone camera, enabling all sorts of functionality. There are other camera upgrades, too, and they 're all boosted by the new A16 Bionic chip and its associated subprocessors. But all people will notice are the things they can see. At the Far Out event to introduce the new iPhones on Wednesday, I was able to see the biggest visual difference: the Dynamic Island–a feature that merges hardware and software while answering the question, “Do you…

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    📱 | iOS 16 release candidate is out now, iCloud Sha…

    Every June, Apple announces and demonstrates the next version of iOS for your iPhone, but the update itself won't actually launch until the fall (usually around September). This year at WWDC, Apple announced iOS 16, which is full of exciting new features like a customizable lock screen. But what if you don't want to wait that long to try out the new features? You need to install the beta! In this article, we walk you through the steps required to get the iOS 16 beta We explain how to join Apple's beta programs, and how to install and run an iOS beta on your iPhone. For more information about …

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    📱|Far Out! Take $100 off all iPad mini colors and…

    Apple isn't expected to release a new iPad mini at its Far Out event, but you can still make it the highlight of your week: Amazon is selling all colors and configurations of the iPad mini for $100 off, so you can get it as low as $400, the best price we've ever seen. The iPad mini doesn't have an M1 processor or Face ID, but it's still a great small and light tablet tablet, with an 8.3-inch display, Touch ID-enabled power button, and speedy A15 processor, as well as a 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, 10-hour battery life, and a USB-C port. This is the first significant sale we'…

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    📱 | How to update iOS on your iPhone

    Apple does a big update of iOS (the operating system that runs on all iPhones) once a year, bringing new features and interface tweaks. There are also numerous smaller point updates, with fixes and security patches; these are just as important. that Apple will be making the new version of the iPhone software – iOS 16 – available in the next few days.In this article we run through everything you need to do to update your iPhone to the very latest available software, including what to do if you encounter problems, like not having enough space or not being able to connect to Wi-Fi. How…

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    📱 | How to sell or trade in your old iPhone

    In case you haven't heard, there's a new iPhone coming at Apple's “Far out” event and that means two things: You want a new iPhone and you need to sell your old one. , you can usually recoup a good amount of the new cost by selling your old model every time you upgrade to a new one.Even if you're in the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have an older iPhone languishing in a drawer somewhere unused. Here's what you need to know about selling or trading in your old iPhone for top dollar. How to get an old iPhone ready for saleApple has a list of …

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    📱 | How to turn off and force-restart your iPhone

    You shouldn't have to turn off your iPhone very often. If you're not going to use it for a few hours, it's not worth the hassle (and minuscule battery life savings) to shut it down. 're not going to use your phone for a couple days, or on a very long international flight, and you want to save every last ounce of battery life, shutting it down can be an effective option. made your phone unresponsive or slow, the first troubleshooting step should be that old IT standby: turn it off and on again. To shut down your iPhone, quickly press and hol…

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    📱|Best iPad Pro deals right now

    If you want to buy the iPad Pro with the M1 chip you've come to the right place. We're looking at where you can buy the iPad Pro – whether cellular or Wi-Fi only – at the best price. various resellers who sell the iPad Pro in the US and UK, so we always have details of the best prices and best discounts. Read on to find the best place to get a great deal on a new iPad Pro right now! might launch later in 2022, read about the 2022 iPad Pro to see if you think it's worth waiting. If you aren't sure it has to be an iPad Pro, you might like to check out our round up of …

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    📱|Best iPad 10.2in (9th generation) deals availab…

    The standard 10.2in iPad is the cheapest iPad Apple sells, but you still don't have to pay full price for one. If you're looking to pick up a deal on the 2021 iPad (9th gen), then you've come to the right place. You can find great deals if you know where to look – and that's where we step in! We've sorted through all the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad at the best price, so you can get a bargain We'll share everything you need to know about buying the 2021 iPad (9th-gen), including Apple's price and where you can buy one (retailers and networks). Here are the best deals for the 2021 10.2…

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    📱|5 iPhone 14 rumors that you might have missed—b…

    With less than a week to go until Apple's Far Out event kicks off, iPhone 14 excitement has reached fever pitch. And we're expecting some big changes to the upper end of the line, with a new always-on display, a 48MP camera , and a faster processor headlining the iPhone 14 Pro. But as always, there are some important smaller changes coming that won't get the same attention as the major upgrades. Here are five iPhone 14 rumors that you might not have heard about. storageThe iPhone 2 Pro was Apple's first iPhone to offer 13TB of storage for a massive $1 premium over the entry-level 500GB motor…

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    📱|New iPhone now expected to be called the 14 Plus…

    With just days to go until the reveal of this fall's new iPhones, two separate sources have predicted that Apple is about to change its branding strategy and announce a “Plus” handset for the first time in five years. For almost the entirety of this rumor cycle, it's been widely accepted that Apple is about to discontinue the “mini” line and switch to a pair of 6.1-inch iPhones and a pair of 6.7-inch iPhones, each available in standard and Pro flavors. : how would Apple brand the large, non-Pro model? iPhone 14 (6.1-inch screen)iPhone 14 Max? (6.7 inches)iPhon…

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    📱 | Got an older iPhone or iPad? Get iOS 12.5.6 today

    If you have an iPhone 6s or newer, your phone is compatible with iOS 15 and you should have the latest version, iOS 15.6.1. Likewise, if you have a 5th-generation iPad, 4th-generation iPad mini, or 4th-generation iPad Air, you can run iPadOS 15.6.1. But those with iPhones and iPads older than that are stuck on iOS 12, which doesn't get regular updates. Every so often, though, Apple issues an update to this years-old operating system with critical security fixes. Some security issues are so important that it's urgent to get them out, even to the few users still hanging on to iPhones or iPads fr…

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    📱 | The new iPhone is coming and for Apple's sake, …

    You know summer is about over when kids are going back to school, your favorite baseball team is teasing you with a wildcard run that will inevitably sputter out (okay, maybe that's just the Macalope) and Apple announces its fall iPhone event. over a week away from the unveiling of the iPhone 14 so if you have anything you wanted to say about it, now's of course the time to get it off your chest. No sense in waiting until the thing gets announced. That's just a sucker's bet According to Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives has a few forecasts about the iPhone 14 that t…

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    📱 | Apple 'Far out' iPhone event streams on Septemb…

    Apple has made it official. As the rumors have hinted for a couple weeks, the company will hold its next big Special Event on September 7, 2022. As with other recent events, it will be an online streaming affair, and goes live at 10am Pacific Time (1pm ET, 5pm UTC). The company is expected to unveil two major product lines at the event: The iPhone 14 products and Apple Watch series 8 products. Both are rumored to have some significant changes. come in four variants: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The “mini” size is gone, replaced by …

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    📱|Want wheels on your next iPhone? Now you can li…

    With Apple fans around the world obsessing over next month's iPhone 14 launch, one creative developer (spotted by 9to5Mac) has given us the chance to design the device ourselves. If you'd like to indulge your fantasies of being the next Jony Ive, head over to Neal Agarwal's website, where you'll be given the chance to Design the Next iPhone. Starting with a portless, notchless device (which some may like to keep), it's up to you to select additional features and drag-and-drop them wherever you like. The chassis and screen size are set in stone, unfortunately for those who'd like to save the iP…

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    📱 | Silly website lets you come up with the worst i…

    With Apple fans around the world obsessing over next month's iPhone 14 launch, one creative developer (spotted by 9to5Mac) has given us the chance to design the device ourselves. If you'd like to indulge your fantasies of being the next Jony Ive, head over to Neal Agarwal's website, where you'll be given the chance to Design the Next iPhone. Starting with a portless, notchless device (which some may like to keep), it's up to you to select additional features and drag-and-drop them wherever you like. The chassis and screen size are set in stone, unfortunately for those who'd like to save the iP…

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    📱|You now have an extra year to get your iPhone 1…

    Last August, Apple publicly acknowledged a serious audio problem in which “a very small percentage” of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021 “may experience sound issues due to a component that might fail on the receiver module” When making a phone call. At the time, the company pledged that it, or one of its authorized partners, would repair eligible iPhones for free, for up to two years after the first retail sale. As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has now increased that term to three years. Despite the expansion of the eligibility period, we advise …

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    📱|iPhone VPN apps are 'a scam,' security research…

    In a blog titled, “VPNs on iOS are a scam,” a well-known security researcher accuses VPNs installed on an iPhone or iPad of leaking data while Apple turns a blind eye. In an article first published in May 2022, but updated regularly with new information, Michael Horowitz claims he was able to confirm the data leaks using multiple types of VPN and software from multiple VPN providers. He most recently tested with an iPhone running iOS 15.6. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) should establish a secure and encrypted connection between a device and the internet—a private tunnel through which your dat…

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    📱 | HomeKit is getting a major Thread upgrade–but h…

    When it comes to the smart home, it's fair to say that Apple's in third place. A distant third place. Google (with its Nest products and Google Assistant) and Amazon (with its Echo products and Alexa assistant) are way out ahead of HomeKit and Siri in almost every way that matters. There are many more compatible devices, in more categories, at more price points. Many of them are more flexible, too. While HomeKit and Apple's Home app have a lot to recommend them, it's challenging to build a smart home today if everything has to be HomeKit compatible, and much easier if you rely on Alexa or Goog…

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    📱 | RiotPWR Xbox Cloud Gaming Controller for iOS re…

    At a glance Expert's RatingProsLegit Xbox controller designLightweightPass-through Lightning chargingConsOnly works with iPhone and Lightning iPadsWired connection onlyExpensiveOur VerdictThe price is a little steep, but this wired-only controller accurately captures the Xbox controller feel and features with a simple iPhone mount built in. And pass-through charging keeps your iPhone alive longer. Price When Reviewed69.99 Best Prices Today: RiotPWR Xbox Cloud Gaming Controller Retailer Price Delivery $69.99 Free View RiotPWR $69.99 View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide The mo…

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    👍|Facebook is lying about Apple

    Just as Thursday is the day we open up the pit of snakes to see how the vipers are doing, Tuesday is the day we have to check in on Facebook. As recently as just a few weeks ago, Facebook's pals were making the argument that Apple App Tracking Transparency (ATT) could be responsible for the recession. No, really, they said that. At least they're consistent with the brand. You wouldn't go to Facebook for an opinion that isn't over-the-top and completely out of touch with reality, would you? At the same time, the company and its friends are trying to portray Apple as an even conglomerate bent on…

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    📱 | Apple's cheapest iPad may be the star of this y…

    In a few weeks, Apple will kick off its annual fall cavalcade of new products with the iPhone 14 event, which will likely bring new Apple Watches and possibly the second-generation AirPods Pro. But of course, that won't be the only Apple event of the fall. A few weeks later, probably in late October, Apple will send out invitations for another event. Over the past two years, that event has featured Macs—the M1 chip in 2020 and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in 2021—and one or two are likely to make an appearance this year too. Possibly an update to the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max …