Apple Could Expand iCloud Private Relay Functionality With iOS 16

Apple introduced iCloud Private Relay as a part of its iCloud+ subscription service at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in 2021. The feature has been available to paying iCloud+ customers as an opt-in beta feature only, but a report suggests the scope and availability of the feature could change when iOS 16 debuts at WWDC 2022 later this year. This week, a new report from Digiday cites information from “several” unnamed sources suggesting that iOS 16 will bring several privacy improvements and Private Relay will be improved in the process.…

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Should You Save Your iPhone 13 Protective Case for the iPhone 14?

We have come across leaked CAD renders, schematics, and accessory molds of the upcoming iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro in the last few months. However, there has been no tangible way to assess whether we will be able to use iPhone 13 accessories such as phone cases with the upcoming iPhone 14 models. Phone Case Compatibility Images of 3D printed mockups of the iPhone 14 models have surfaced, possibly based on accurate dimensional data of the iPhone 14 series. The iPhone 14 series is expected to have a more…

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macOS Monterey 12.3 Update Causing Issues With External Monitors

The macOS Monterey 12.3 update was released this month, bringing with it a plethora of complaints. Just last week, many MacBook Pro users complained that they faced multiple errors and restart loops trying to get the latest update, while some ended up with bricked Macs. Now, the latest issue plaguing Mac users pertains to connectivity with external monitors. Affected users took to Apple Support forums to complain that some external displays connected via USB-C are no longer being detected by Macs after getting the latest macOS 12.3 update. One user…

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iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4: All the New Features and Changes

Apple today released iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 to the public after over a month of beta testing. There are plenty of new features in this update, including Face ID with a Mask, a new Siri voice, emoji, and more. Below is a roundup of all the new features in iOS 15,4 and iPadOS 15.4 that you can try on your iPhone or iPad after the update. Apart from iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, Apple also released macOS Monterey 12.3 and watchOS 8.5 to users. Some of the features mentioned…

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20 iPhone Settings You Should Change Right Now

Unlike Android, iPhone users have to rely on the iOS Settings app to make most of the changes. With each iteration of the iPhone, Apple continues to pack the Settings app with more functions and options. If you have just gotten a new iPhone or are new to the entire iOS experience, check out the iPhone settings that you should change right now. It’s 2021 and Apple is offering more options than ever to customize the iOS experience. The thing is, they are all buried in the Settings menu. Let’s…

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How to Use Low and High Power Mode on Your MacBook

With each macOS update, Apple further bridges the gap between iOS and macOS. The company is making sure to have feature parity among all platforms. macOS already borrowed optimized battery charging from iOS. Now, with macOS Monterey, it’s getting Low power mode and High power mode as well. Here’s how you can use Low and High power mode on your MacBook to extend its battery life or improve its performance. Before we go ahead and show you how to use Low and High power modes on your MacBook, let’s understand…

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How to Get Cinematic Mode on iPhone 12, iPhone 11, and Older iPhones

Along with ProRes and macro photography, Cinematic Mode is the biggest highlight of the all-new iPhone 13 Series. What makes Cinematic Mode so impressive is the ability to shoot videos with a shallow depth of field and real-time focus transitions for a cinema-grade output.  Considering the rave reviews, would you like to get Cinematic Mode on your older iPhone? Is there a way to make it happen? Turns out, you are not completely out of luck. Thanks to a third-party app called “Focus Live”, you can activate Cinematic Mode on…

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Top Apple Stories of the Week: Facebook Renamed to Meta, iFixit Tears down MacBook Pro and Polishing Cloth, More

In case you missed events and interesting news from the world of Apple this week, check out this roundup of top stories so you’re all caught up with everything Apple. This week was packed with activity across the Apple world. Most importantly, Facebook announced that it will now be called Meta. Meanwhile, MacBook Pro users struggled to ensure items aren’t hidden behind its notch and Apple’s solution for this is less than ideal. Some iOS stable and beta updates were also released this week while the Polishing Cloth has become…

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What Do the Green and Orange Dots on Your iPhone’s Status Bar Mean?

iOS 14 introduced a slew of privacy-related features that drastically reduce abusive practices by the apps that you install on your iPhone. Chief among those are the colored dots that pop up within the status bar. If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 14 (or if you just got an iPhone 12), you should’ve already started to notice them. There are two types of colored dots — orange and green. iOS 14 does not attempt to explain what these dots mean, so obviously, they can cause lots of confusion. It’s…

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Spotify Direct Streaming Rolling Out to More Apple Watch App Users

In September, we saw that Spotify testing direct music streaming from its the Apple Watch app. Now the feature seems to be finally rolling out to more users. Other music streaming platforms like Pandora already offer a similar feature on Apple Watch. Many users are able to see Spotify streaming feature appear on Apple Watch. Interestingly, these are not the same set of people who could use the feature in September. In other words, Spotify is extending the streaming feature to more Apple Watch users. The Spotify app on Apple…

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