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Realme 9i Early Sale Today At 12 PM On Official Site & Flipkart; Offers & Price To Check Out

Realme 9i is all set to go for early sale today (January 22) at 12 PM in India. The smartphone was recently announced in the country which comes as the successor of the Realme 8i. The first sale of the device

Gizbot 22 Jan 2022 7:05 am

Leaked Realme 9 Pro specs show a potent Redmi Note 10 rival

Leaving nothing to chance, Realme has prepped a potent Redmi Note 10 competitor in 2022 with the Realme 9 Pro.

Digital Trends 22 Jan 2022 5:47 am

Top 12 GB RAM Smartphones Deals Available During Flipkart Big Saving Days Sale

Smartphones are available in a wide range today. They can be categorized by their price, features, design, specifications, and much more. For instance, most high-end smartphones offer 12GB RAM. We have listed some of the top 12GB RAM smartphones that are

Gizbot 22 Jan 2022 5:10 am

Lenovos cool new gaming phone leaked, but you cant buy it

Lenovo's upcoming ROG phone rival has some outrageous hardware specs. Unfortunately, the Lenovo Legion Y90 may never make it to the U.S.

Digital Trends 22 Jan 2022 3:56 am

Android 13: Everything we know so far about the upcoming OS

Google is working on Android 13, its next as-yet-unannounced major software release. Here's what it's expected to bring.

Digital Trends 22 Jan 2022 3:50 am

Apple Walks Back UNiDAYS Verification Requirement for U.S. Education Store

Earlier this week, Apple began requiring that customers taking advantage of educational discounts in the United States verify their status as a teacher, student, or school staff member through UNiDAYS. The requirement was a major change as Apple had never asked customers to go through a verification process in the United States before, and now, just three days after verification was added, Apple has removed it. As of today, discounted iPads, Macs, and other products can be purchased from Apple's education website in the U.S., and Apple is not asking for any proof that a customer is a student or teacher. After the UNiDAYS requirement rolled out, there were complaints from some MacRumors readers that suggested the UNiDAYS site was broken for staff member verification, as it was asking customers to upload a student ID with an expiration date. Staff members were prevented from obtaining discounted products, which could be why Apple has nixed the requirement. It is not clear if Apple will reimplement an institution verification process after working out kinks to make it available for students, teachers, and school staff, but for now, there is no requirement to make a discounted purchase. Apple has long required UNiDAYS verification in countries like the United Kingdom, so it would not be too much of a surprise to see it added again as a requirement in the United States at some point in the future. Tag: education This article, Apple Walks Back UNiDAYS Verification Requirement for U.S. Education Store first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 22 Jan 2022 2:13 am

Deals: Apple's 24-Inch iMac (7-Core, 256GB) Drops to Low Price of $1,239.92

Today you can get Apple's 24-inch 7-Core GPU, 256GB iMac for a new record low price of $1,239.92 , down from $1,299.00. This model is sold by Expercom on Amazon and it's available in Silver and Blue. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This deal beats the previous best price by about $10, making it the new all-time low price on this model on Amazon. You'll also find the 8-core, 256GB model discounted this week on Amazon in Silver and Orange. $59 OFF 24-inch iMac (7-core, 256GB) for $1,239.92 You can keep track of ongoing sales on Apple's iMac line by visiting our Best iMac Deals guide. There, we keep track of the best iMac offers from Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, and other retailers, so be sure to check back often if you're shopping for an iMac for the first time, or thinking of upgrading. Related Roundups: Apple Deals , iMac Buyer's Guide: iMac (Caution) Related Forum: iMac This article, Deals: Apple's 24-Inch iMac (7-Core, 256GB) Drops to Low Price of $1,239.92 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 22 Jan 2022 12:24 am

Apple Shares Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Apple today shared a new Valentine's Day gift guide with categories including music, health, entertainment, creativity, photography, and video. The gift guide promotes a wide variety of Apple products and accessories for Valentine's Day, with some of the more affordable options including an Apple Watch band, an iPhone case, an AirTag, AirPods, an Apple Pencil, and a HomePod mini. Many products are available with free engraving for a personalized touch, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Pencil, AirPods, and AirTag. Apple gift cards are always a popular gift idea as well and can be used towards products and accessories from the Apple Store, in addition to the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, iCloud+ storage, and more. This article, Apple Shares Valentine's Day Gift Ideas first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 22 Jan 2022 12:15 am

The best tablets for kids in 2022

Tablets aren't just for adults. Here's our list of the best tablets for kids for education and entertainment -- which also allow you control over the content.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 11:24 pm

How to connect AirPods to a Chromebook

Thanks to Bluetooth support, your AirPods should have no trouble connecting to your Chromebook for all-purpose audio. Here's how to do it.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 11:01 pm

How to fix the iPhone is disabled error

The iPhone is disabled lock occurs when too many failed passcodes are entered. Here's what to do when that happens and how to prevent passcode problems.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 10:54 pm

How to record phone calls on your iPhone

Are you wondering how to record calls on your iPhone? It isn't as easy as you might think. Here are some great apps and services that can help get the job done.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 10:48 pm

How to fix a dead pixel on your monitor or smartphone

Whether it's a stuck pixel or a dead one, there are a few tricks you can try. Follow these steps and get your monitor or screen back to pristine condition.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 10:46 pm

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Customized Sonos Roam Speaker From Electronic Finishing Solutions

For this week's giveaway , we've teamed up with Electronic Finishing Solutions to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Sonos Roam speaker that's customized with the MacRumors logo. Electronic Finishing Solutions bills itself as a company with high-end electronic customization experts. It offers a selection of customized AirPods, speakers, earbuds, headphones, and other devices. Companies often like to provide customized devices for clients or employees, and Electronic Finishing Solutions can add logos or other branding. Customized Sonos Roam speakers can be ordered in quantities ranging from a single set to more than 100, with pricing starting at $249.99. The speaker itself is $180, so the customization process is a $70 surcharge, but cost goes down with a higher number of units ordered. All of Electronic Finishing Solutions' customized products can be ordered as a single device or in multiples, so individuals can take advantage of the customization as well. Customized devices make fun corporate gifts for clients or for anyone who wants to gift friends or family with a custom set of headphones or speakers. Personalization services are all-inclusive and Electronic Finishing Solutions works with customers to get the perfect look for a customized product, with production beginning after a proof is approved by the customer. Orders ship in 5 to 10 business days, but faster shipping is available and there's even a direct fulfillment service. As for the Sonos Roam speaker, it is a lightweight, battery-operated speaker that's ready for the outdoors with IP67 water resistance and drop protection. It offers a 10+ hour battery life and it is compatible with AirPlay 2. Electronic Finishing Solutions has made three custom Sonos Roam speakers to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter , subscribing to our YouTube channel , following us on Twitter , following us on Instagram , or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page . Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter . All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section , as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected. Electronic Finishing Solutions Giveaway The contest will run from today (January 21) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 28. The winners will be chosen randomly on January 28 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen. Tag: giveaway This article, MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Customized Sonos Roam Speaker From Electronic Finishing Solutions first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 10:42 pm

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series Amazon listing reveals it all

A leak from Amazon Italy has revealed almost everything there is to know about the three models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 10:07 pm

Deals: Get the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad for Record Low Price of $449 on Amazon

Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi iPad has dropped to $449.00 today on Amazon, from $479.00. This sale is available in both Space Gray and Silver color options, and both are in stock and ready to ship today. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Compared to previous discounts, Amazon's discount is an all-time low price on this model of the 10.2-inch iPad. Markdowns on these models have been less consistent than other iPads over the past few months, so those interested should check out Amazon's sale soon. $30 OFF 256GB Wi-Fi iPad for $449.00 For even more iPad deals, head to our full Best Deals guide for iPad . In that guide we track the best discounts online for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. Related Roundups: Apple Deals , iPad Buyer's Guide: iPad (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPad This article, Deals: Get the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad for Record Low Price of $449 on Amazon first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 10:02 pm

Cricket is making mobile data more affordable with FCC help

As part of the Affordable Connectivity Program, Cricket is striving to make mobile data more affordable for those who qualify for the FCC-backed program.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 9:23 pm

Fridays deals: $10 COVID tests, Philips Hue sale, $179 Roomba, $20 Fire TV Stick, more

If youre looking for great Amazon deals, youve definitely come to the right place. The BGR Deals team dug through every inch of Amazons website. As a result, weve come up with all the hottest sales youll find on Friday. From On/Go COVID-19 home rapid test kits at a new lower price (just $12 per The post Fridays deals: $10 COVID tests, Philips Hue sale, $179 Roomba, $20 Fire TV Stick, more appeared first on BGR .

BGR 21 Jan 2022 8:37 pm

Apple Floated as Potential Buyer of Peloton

Following months of bleak news about Peloton's precarious state, including the revelation that it has halted production of its bikes and treadmills, Apple is being floated as a potential buyer of Peloton's troubled fitness business. Yesterday, CNBC reported that Peloton will temporarily stop production of its connected fitness products due to a significant reduction in consumer demand, a pressing need to control costs, and amplified competitor activity. In a confidential company presentation earlier this month, Peloton told employees that products such as the Bike, Bike+, and Tread will be out of production for between six weeks and six months. As a business, Peloton has high customer acquisition costs, translating to high product pricing. Toward the end of last year, the company reduced the price of its entry-level bike by almost 20 percent to $1,495 in an attempt to drive up sales through the end of 2021. It then emerged that the company is planning to lay off 41 percent of its sales and marketing staff. CNBC also revealed that the company's fiscal forecasts do not take into account new delivery and setup fees between $250 and $350 that customers will have to pay on top of the cost of the Bike or Tread. In addition, Peloton has seen low email capture rates for its upcoming $495 strength training product, Peloton Guide. In a press release preannouncing its upcoming financial results yesterday, Peloton CEO John Foley said that the company is now aking significant corrective actions to improve our profitability outlook and optimize our costs. Peloton's stock has since plunged 24 percent, now floating around 85 percent below where it was trading this time last year, and even $5 less than when it went public in 2019. There are also indications that Peloton is losing market share in the connected fitness industry. The Information reports that Peloton's production halt and the precarious state of its business looks like a prelude to an acquisition by a bigger company, positing that Apple is the ideal candidate to buy Peloton: If Peloton is to have a future, it would be better off as part of a bigger, more diversified company. Apple is an ideal candidate to take on that project. It has the Fitness+ subscription service for classes and it markets the Apple Watch as a device that can help with jogging and other exercise activities. It could close Peloton's stores and sell the equipment through its own stores. And hey, after today, Peloton's market capitalization is down to $7.9 billion. Cook could pay for that by dipping into the change jar in his kitchen. The idea of Apple acquiring Peloton is gathering steam among market observers, with the possibility being weighed up by The Motley Fool and Inc. , among others. Analyst Neil Cybart recently highlighted how Peloton is now actively threatened by Apple Fitness+, which is considerably cheaper, costing up to $388.01 less annually for digital classes alone. Cybart cautioned that without major changes in 2022, Peloton is on track to be a Fitbit 2.0 - a company unable to compete with the giants subsidizing health and fitness tracking as an ecosystem feature. Tags: Peloton , Apple Fitness Plus This article, Apple Floated as Potential Buyer of Peloton first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 7:41 pm

Best iPad keyboards in 2022: A necessary accessory

The Apple iPad is one of the best smart devices to debut in the past 25 years. A tablet that can do so much is a smart addition to your electronic inventory. Since the original iPad came out, there have been plenty of iPad accessories to hit the market. From styluses to cases and more, The post Best iPad keyboards in 2022: A necessary accessory appeared first on BGR .

BGR 21 Jan 2022 7:40 pm

Realme 9i Early Sale Announced, to Be Available on January 22 Ahead of First Sale

Realme 9i is set to go on early sale on Saturday, ahead of the official sale that is scheduled for January 25. The latest smartphone from Realme is powered by a Snapdragon 680 SoC and comes with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of inbuilt storage. Realme 9i features a 50-megapixel triple camera setup and sports a 5,000mAh battery under the hood.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 6:57 pm

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G Review: Unbelievable Charging Speeds

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G packs in the new MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G SoC and a 4,500mAh battery that is capable of charging at up to 120W. Xiaomi claims that the 11i HyperCharge 5G can charge completely in just 15 minutes. Here is my review of the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 6:52 pm

Vivo Y75 5G With Android 12, Dimensity 700 Tipped To Launch In January In India

Vivo has recently launched the Vivo Y21e and the Vivo Y33T under its Y-series in the country. Now, the brand is all set to launch another Y-series device dubbed Vivo Y75 in India. The smartphone has already received BIS certification. Also,

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 5:51 pm

Finished your Wordle today? Give these other word games a try - CNET

These eight word games won't make you wait until tomorrow to play again.

Cnet 21 Jan 2022 5:30 pm

Netflix's Modest Growth Forecast Casts Pall Over Streaming

Even as Netflix executives sought to reassure investors in video interview that its long-term prospects for streaming media remain bright, with its popular series Bridgerton returning for a second season and a science-fiction film starring Ryan Reynolds coming soon, shares slipped.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 5:18 pm

Micromax In Note 2 To Launch On January 25: Micromax's First 5G Smartphone?

Micromax made a comeback with the IN series of smartphones back in November 2020. During the launch event, the company confirmed that it is indeed working on 5G smartphones. Cut to, the company is now teasing a new smartphone launch --

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 5:08 pm

Pegasus Spyware: Israel's Attorney General Orders Probe of NSO Claims

Israel's attorney general said he was launching an investigation into Israeli police's use of phone surveillance technology following reports that investigators improperly tracked targets without...

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 4:57 pm

Apple to Stop Including EarPods With Every iPhone Sold in France From Next Week

Apple will no longer include EarPods with every iPhone sold in France, starting on January 24, according to a notice posted by a French carrier (via Consomac ). Apple was previously required to include EarPods in the box with the iPhone due to a French law that required every smartphone sold in the country to come with a handsfree kit, but the law has now been changed in favor of reducing the environmental footprint of digital devices . Photo shared by MacRumors forum member Recklessss Starting with the iPhone 12 in 2020, Apple stopped including EarPods and the power adapter from the iPhone box, claiming it was doing so in part to reduce its environmental footprint. With both accessories removed, the iPhone box was made drastically thinner . Apple also removed both items from older iPhone models it continued to sell. Despite Apple's announcement, the company was required to continue shipping iPhones with EarPods in France . Apple's lawful obligation to include the EarPods was based on the precautionary principle, because the risks of exposing developing brains to electromagnetic waves are not clearly known, according to French law. Now, that's all about to change. According to a new bill passed in the French assembly, smartphone manufacturers will no longer be forced to include headphones in the box. Instead, they just need to ensure that compatible headphones are available separately as an optional accessory. According to a notice posted by French carrier Fnac, iPhones will no longer ship with EarPods in the box starting on January 24. A machine translation of the poster reads: DEAR CUSTOMERS, We would like to inform you that our manufacturers are no longer required to supply headphones/hands-free kits with their smartphones in France. This new law, adopted in late 2021, aims to reduce the environmental footprint in France. The Xiaomi brand is concerned, for products purchased from the week of January 17, 2022. The same will be true for the Apple brand as of from the week of January 24, 2022 THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING Apple's regional website for France continues to show EarPods as an item included in the box with the iPhone alongside a USB-C to Lightning cable, although this will likely be updated soon. While it did remove the EarPods from the box, Apple reduced the headphones' price to $19 , down from $29, when the iPhone 12 launched in September 2020. Apple's decision to remove EarPods and the power adapter from the iPhone box was controversial in other countries, too. For example, Apple was fined $2 million in Brazil for not including the power adapter with iPhones. Tags: France , EarPods This article, Apple to Stop Including EarPods With Every iPhone Sold in France From Next Week first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 4:51 pm

Apple has an AirTag problemheres how to solve it

When Apple finally released AirTags last April, it was a welcome new accessory to the lineup. After years of rumors, an official Apple tracker was finally available to for the items in our life that didnt have a chip in themkeys, backpacks, purses, anything. Our biggest issue on launch day was that the key tag holder cost as much as the AirTag itself. But almost immediately, AirTags started making headlines for all the wrong reasons. First there were fears over the battery compartment , which is relatively easy to open and could pose a choking hazard for small children. Apple responded with a warning on its website to keep AirTags away from children and will likely tweak the design in future versions. The more pressing issues are related to unwanted tracking. A spate of police reports have highlighted a disturbing trend of thieves and stalkers using AirTags to track their would-be victims. First, the York Regional Police Department issued a statement detailing the use of AirTags to track luxury vehicles from parking lots to residences. Then a Dodge Charger owner in Detroit found an AirTag hidden on the underside of his vehicle. And there are likely dozens more that havent made the news. Its not just cars that are being tracked. Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooks Nader took to Instagram after she was notified that an unknown AirTag was traveling with her after leaving a bar in New York City. And shes not alone. Numerous women around the country have been alerted to AirTags traveling with them since the product was released less than a year ago. Thankfully Nader was able to disable the tracker without incident, and there have been no documented accounts of violence occurring after someone has been tracked with an AirTag. But her ordeal highlights the ways that people can use AirTag in nefarious ways that arent listed on Apples AirTag site and it seems to be just a matter of time before someone is able to use an AirTag to commit a violent crime. While the system is working as intended , its clear that Apple is going to have to modify the AirTag in meaningful ways to address the ways people are using it to track people. Here are three main AirTag issues and possible solutions: Problem 1: Unknown AirTags take hours to notify people Solution: Cut down the notification time In order to let people know that an unknown AirTag is traveling with them, Apple sends a notification to their iPhone to alert them. Then, the user can play a sound to locate the AirTag, disable it, and stop sharing your location. Its a great system that has had real-world positive results, but it takes too long to arrive on your iPhone. Apple estimates it takes between four and eight hours to send an alert, which could be a potentially fatal span of time. By cutting down the time it takes for alerts to appear to under an hour, Apple could cut down on the ability for people to use it as a stalking tool. Sure there may be the occasional false positive if youre hanging out with friends or at a club, but that could be mitigated by starting the timer only after moving some distance (say, 100 feet). Itll also make the AirTag much less effective as a stalking device. The Find My app makes is very easy to track itemsand people. c Trnh/Unsplash Problem 2: Unknown AirTag notifications only pop up on iPhones Solution: Make a good Android app Apple delivered on its promise to ship on AirTag tracking Android app by fulfilling its obligations to the least extent possible. The Android app is little more than a button to scan the surrounding area for any nearby trackers. It doesnt perform background scanning or issue push notifications, and it certainly doesnt let Android users track items on the Find My network or set up Find My compatible devices. Its understandable that Apple wouldnt want to put much effort into apps on competing platforms, but as the reports of people using AirTags for nefarious reasons pile up, it might need to rethink that stance. The AirTag could be a great cross-platform accessory that introduces Android users to the Apple ecosystem with the simple addition of the Find My app to the Google Play Store. You can already log into your iCloud account through Chrome to access Find My in a limited fashion on an Android phone, so making it all work is just a matter of designing an app that makes it easier to access. Apples Tracker Detect app for Android is as bare-boned as it gets. IDG Problem 3: An unknown AirTag might not emit a sound for a full day Solution: Tie alert sounds to unknown tag notifications Not everyone checks their phone every few minutes and some people dont even pay attention to notifications as they arrive. But they will take notice if they hear a strange beeping in their vicinity. We know what youre thinking: But AirTags will beep constantly! Sure, there might be some annoyances, but were willing to bet that the instances where people are sharing AirTags are pretty low. Plus Apple offers a way to disable an alert on known AirTags shared between family members, so nine times out of 10, the sound will be a warning not a nuisance. Its not that AirTags dont work well. Quite the contrary, they work so well that Apple might not have foreseen how easily they can be abused. But with a few tweaks Apple could put the attention back on the right way to use them.

Macworld 21 Jan 2022 4:45 pm

MacUpdater review: Take the tedium out of updating your apps

At a glance Experts Rating Price When Reviewed $14.99 Standard Edition (single license); $34.99 Pro Edition (family license); $35 Business Edition (per seat); Free Edition (scanning only) Best Prices Today Retailer Price Delivery CoreCode $14.99 View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide MacUpdater has a simple mission: keeping your apps up to date. Thats a noble goal, as some of the worst security flaws and crashing behavior appear in slightly older versions of software we use routinely. This Mac app scans your applications folders, checks the version of each app present, and consults its database. If your version is older, you can pick whether youre notified or the app simply gets automatically updated. Its as simple as that. MacUpdater can tell you which apps are out of dat and whether the update is major or minor, and optionally show badges that reveal details about the apps characteristics. The app is smart enough to warn you if youre about to overwrite software you installed from the Mac App Store. But what a relief that is. If youre like many Mac users, you have a rich history of installed apps and from dozens to hundreds of ones that arent in the Mac App Store. Nearly every app I use has its own update system, many of them relying on Sparkle . Yet I have to launch and app and run through its individual update procedure to make it current. MacUpdater lets you scan your apps on a routine basis and on demand, and you can configure automatic updates for apps it finds are lagging by version number. The interface differentiates between upgrades (a major release number), updates (a minor release), and manual upgrades and updates. It has different options for each. Where possible, MacUpdater downloads the latest version and installs it without intervention. If you need to step through an assistant or installer, enter your administrator password, or otherwise engage, youre alerted. You can optionally let MacUpdater securely store your administrator password to bypass entering each time its called for. Clicking the i info button to the next of each app reveals a wealth of information about the app and its developer, including any available notes about major updates. You can find out which upgrades you may want to purchase for a fee or download if free without having to visit many different web sites. Beyond its core feature, you can pull a lot of information out of MacUpdaters scans. I found it useful to view a list of every app installed on my Mac as many are incredibly out of date or obsolete. The app offers optional app badging, available in MacUpdater > Preferences > Appearance , where you can enable symbols for characteristics like 32-bit only, Discontinued, or Intel only. These badges let you scan at a glance how up-to-date your apps are. While you cant delete outdated apps from the list, you can Control-click and select Show in Finder. You can also choose Ignore This App. If you keep outdated apps or ones you want to ensure youre holding to specific versions that work for your purposes, you can identify them in the list or in the Ignores preferences tab. You can also create a list of included and excluded folders in the Scanning preferences tab. Ignore the updates for outdated apps or just the most recent update for specific apps. Theres one potentially risky aspect of automatically updating apps: if a developers website becomes compromised or theres other jiggery-pokery, MacUpdater might be convinced to update to a Trojan horse version of an app. While its unlikely to happenonly a handful of cases have occurred in the last decadeyou can up the default security level set by MacUpdater in the Updating preferences tab. Verify Team ID whenever possible is selected by default, a good way to bar some forms of fraudulent app insertion. But you can also enable signature checking before download, disable unencrypted web connections (select Disallow HTTP connections), warn of an unexpected checksum (which reveals a potential modification of the app), and more. These security checks are in addition to any performed by macOS when you attempt to launch the app, too. MacUpdater requires macOS 10.4 Mojave or later. The free version lets you scan for updates, while a $14.99 personal (up to 4 Macs) or $34.99 household license (up to 7 Macs) provides full update features. Dont spend valuable time staying to up to date when MacUpdater can update your apps for you. MacUpdater, initially released in 2018, is among the newest utilities weve included in MacGems; this is the first time weve reviewed it. Mac Gems highlights great nuggets of Mac software, apps that have a high utility, have a sharp focus on a limited set of problems to solve, and are generally developed by an individual or small company. With the strong resurgence of the Mac in recent years, we want to celebrate tools we use and that readers recommend to make the most of your macOS experience. Stay tuned for weekly updates, and send your suggestions to the Mac Gems Twitter feed ( @macgems ).

Macworld 21 Jan 2022 4:30 pm

Moto Edge X30 Special Edition With Under-Display Selfie Camera Teased Ahead of Debut

Moto Edge X30 Special Edition with an under-display selfie camera has been teased by Lenovo Mobile Business Groups China General Manager on Weibo. The new Motorola phone was unveiled in December but is yet to be available in the market.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 4:24 pm

Lenovo Legion Y90 Key Specifications Tipped, Said to Pack 18GB RAM and 512GB Storage

Lenovo Legion Y90s key specifications allegedly surface. It is believed to have a 6.92-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 4:12 pm

Google Begins AR Headset Development to Compete With Apple and Meta

Google has internally kickstarted the development of an augmented reality headset that will lend computer graphics with a video feed of the real world to deliver an immersive AR experience, with launch tentatively set for 2024, according to a report from The Verge . The report describes the headset, codenamed Project Iris, as a ightly kept secret at Google with around 300 employees working on the project. Project Iris will use an array of sensors and cameras to project computer-generated content onto the real world. One technical challenge of such headsets is being able to compute complicated 3D environments using high-performance mobile chipsets. A custom Google processor will reportedly power Project Iris, but even that may not be enough as the report suggests Google could offload some performance to data centers to render content. On the software side, the headset will be powered by Android, although Google job listings indicate a new operating system specifically designed for AR could be under development. Google's past attempts at augmented and virtual reality include Google Glass, Google Cardboard, and Daydream, but none ever went mainstream. The development of Project Iris comes as competition builds in the emerging AR industry as Meta, Apple, and now Google begin planning for future dominance. Apple has been hard at work on its first AR headset. The headset will be Apple's first major new product category since the Apple Watch and will also be the company's first major push in the VR and AR space. Apple's headset, yet named, could see a public launch as soon as this year, but recent reporting suggests Apple is facing thermal concerns with the headset, threatening a delay until 2023 . Learn more about Apple's VR and AR Plans with our dedicated roundup . Related Roundup: Apple Glasses Tag: Google Related Forum: Apple Glasses, AR and VR This article, Google Begins AR Headset Development to Compete With Apple and Meta first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 3:55 pm

iQoo 9 Pro Indian Variant Visits Geekbench; Price, Specifications Tipped

Geekbench has purportedly discovered the iQoo 9 Pro Indian variant, indicating that the phone would be released in India soon. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is listed as the smartphone's processor. The vanilla iQoo 9 and the iQoo 9

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 3:47 pm

Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G Launch Tipped by Bluetooth Certification Site; Galaxy M33 5G May Debut in India Soon

Samsung Galaxy A22e 5G launch seems imminent as the phone has appeared on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) website. The South Korean company is also said to have plans to launch the Samsung Galaxy M33 5G in India as early as next month. Separately, the Samsung Galaxy A23 is said to debut later this year, with a 50-megapixel SK Hynix primary camera.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 2:58 pm

Things That Made OPPO 5g Mobiles So Popular Among Teenagers

The first thing that one can notice about any brand is its target audience. This is evident from the slogans and marketing campaigns of the company. OPPO has clearly shown their inclination towards their cameras. This is a clear

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 2:57 pm

This 24,000mAh portable charger is on sale for $150 off

Portable chargers are often designed as a last resort to keep your phone going long enough to get through the day and back to an outlet. The ScoutPro: The Ultimate All-in-One Charger with LED Display is built differently with its 24,000mAh battery, five charging points, and sturdy design. And for a limited time, the ScoutPro is on sale for $159. The ScoutPro is distinct among portable chargers because it has the battery capacity to completely recharge Macbook four times and still has room to power four other devices. For charging options, ScoutPro comes with wireless charging pads, a Type-C output, magnetic charging, and a USB-A port. To check the status of your charge, you can use the LED display instead of guessing how much of your battery is left. Get the ScoutPro: The Ultimate All-in-One Charger with LED Display on sale for $159 (Reg. $349). Prices subject to change .

Macworld 21 Jan 2022 1:30 pm

Instagram Expands Remix Feature to All New Videos, TikTok Working on Paid Subscriptions

Instagram has updated its video remix feature to allow users to Remix any video shared on the platform, which will work in a similar fashion as rival TikTok. Meanwhile, TikTok has announced it is working on paid subscriptions, to allow creators to monetise their content on the service. The announcement comes days after Instagram announced it is testing paid subscripti...

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 12:19 pm

Facebook-Parent Meta Removes Iran-Based Fake Accounts Targeting Instagram Users in Scotland

Facebook-parent Meta removed a network of fake accounts that originated in Iran and targeted Instagram users in Scotland with content supporting Scottish independence, the company's investigators said.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 11:49 am

Moto Edge X30 Under-Screen Camera Edition Teased: Coming To India?

Motorola has been sweeping headlines lately for its steady stream of launches. The company recently unveiled the Moto G71 5G in India with premium features for a mid-range price tag. At the same time, Motorola is also enhancing its flagship offering

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 11:15 am

Samsung Confirms February Galaxy Unpacked Event for Galaxy S22 Launch, Teases Most Noteworthy S-Series Phone

Samsung has teased the launch of its upcoming Galaxy S22 smartphones that are set to arrive next month. The company has confirmed its next Galaxy Unpacked launch event will be in February, with new smartphones that are set to feature the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 SoCs under the hood. Samsung has also teased the launch of its most noteworthy devic...

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 11:05 am

Netflix Sees Disappointing Subscriber Growth in Q4 2021, Adds 8.3 Million Users Worldwide

Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year as tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader.

NDTV 21 Jan 2022 10:51 am

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked February 2022 Event Officially Teased: All You Need To Know

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is the talk of the town as the launch approaches. Previous reports claimed the South Korean company would debut the new S series in February. Now, Samsung has officially confirmed via a press release that it

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 9:11 am

Xiaomi Republic Day Sale: Discount Offers On Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G, Mi 11X, Redmi Note 11T, Redmi 9i, And More

Xiaomi smartphones have created a niche market for themselves. There are many attractive offerings that perform well at various price points. Especially, the affordable offerings are a success. Now, the company is hosting the Xiaomi Republic Day sale 2022 to provide

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 8:13 am

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 138 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview , the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 138 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Experimental Model Element, Media, Web Animation, WebAuthn, SVG, Web API, Service Workers, WebRTC, WebAssembly, and Web Extensions. The current Safari Technology Preview release is built on the Safari 15.4 update and it includes Safari 15 features introduced in macOS Monterey . The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences to anyone who has downloaded the browser . Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website . Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download. Tag: Safari Technology Preview This article, Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 138 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 7:17 am

Apple Highlights iPhone 13 Battery Life and Durability in New Ads

Apple today shared a pair of iPhone 13 ads highlighting key features like battery life and the durable Ceramic Shield front display. In the first spot, titled Doin' Laps, a child sets his iPhone 13 up on his bike and then cruises around the neighborhood capturing a long video. At the end of his journey, which lasts for five hours, the iPhone is still recording and has not run out of battery. What will you do with even looooooonger battery life? Relax, it's iPhone, reads the video description for the ad. In the second spot, titled Run Baby Run, a toddler plays with an iPhone 13, running around with it, dropping it on the floor, banging it on various items, and dropping it in the sink. The iPhone survives intact, and the video ends with the tagline Toddler resistant. Relax, it's iPhone. The Relax, it's iPhone series is not new, and Apple has shared other videos in this series to preview Find My , the iPhone's durability, and other features. Apple has used the Relax, it's iPhone tagline for both the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13. Tag: Apple ads This article, Apple Highlights iPhone 13 Battery Life and Durability in New Ads first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 6:19 am

96% of workers in survey would take pay cut for permanent WFH

Eighty-eight percent of financial services professionals say they are more successful working from home during the pandemic versus working in the office.

ZDNet 21 Jan 2022 5:49 am

Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed in watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate

The watchOS 8.4 release candidate that was seeded to developers and beta testers this morning addresses an ongoing bug that could cause some Apple Watch chargers not to work properly with the Apple Watch. Back in December, we reported on a growing number of charging issues that Apple Watch Series 7 owners were facing. Since watchOS 8.3, there have been a number of complaints about third-party chargers not functioning as expected. For many users, third-party chargers would refuse to charge an Apple Watch Series 7 at all, and some others saw problems where the charger would appear to work normally, and then quit working after a few minutes. Many of the reports focused on more affordable third-party chargers from Amazon, but there were also complaints about higher-end chargers from brands like Belkin. Some people even had charging issues with Apple's own Apple Watch charging pucks. According to Apple's release notes for the watchOS 8.4 update, the software specifically fixes a bug that could cause some Apple Watch chargers not to work, suggesting the charging issues will come to an end when watchOS 8.4 sees a release. Apple seeded the release candidate version today, and the release candidate represents the finished version of the software that will be provided to the public. We could see a watchOS 8.4 release as soon as next week. Related Roundup: watchOS 8 Related Forum: iOS, Mac, tvOS, watchOS Programming This article, Apple Watch Charging Bug Fixed in watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 5:31 am

Xiaomi Republic Day Sale: Discount Offers On Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G, Mi 11X Pr, Redmi Note 11T, Redmi 9i, And More

Xiaomi smartphones have created a niche market for themselves. There are many attractive offerings that perform well at various price points. Especially, the affordable offerings are a success. Now, the company is hosting the Xiaomi Republic Day sale 2022 to provide

Gizbot 21 Jan 2022 5:10 am

Apple Shares 'Shot on iPhone 13 Pro' Film Celebrating Chinese New Year

Apple today shared a short film called The Comeback, which has been released in celebration of Chinese New Year. Created by director Zhang Meng, the video kicks off the Year of the Tiger with the story of a father, a son, and a forgotten village with an out-of-this-world dream. The 23 minute film was shot using the latest iPhone (which is the iPhone 13 Pro ) like all of the videos in Apple's ongoing Shot on iPhone series. Though filmed in Chinese, Apple has also added English subtitles for those who do not speak the language. Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, and it is a major holiday in China and other countries. Apple previously shared a Chinese gift guide on its websites in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao that features iPhone 13 models, AirPods, and more. Apple also introduced special edition AirPods Pro and special edition Beats Studio Buds with custom-designed tiger themes as 2022 is the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar. Tag: Shot on iPhone This article, Apple Shares 'Shot on iPhone 13 Pro' Film Celebrating Chinese New Year first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 4:32 am

Samsung confirms February Unpacked event for Galaxy S22

Samsung has finally confirmed the rumors about a February Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in 2022. We're almost certain to see the S22 and other devices.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 4:30 am

Apple Inks Deal for Godzilla TV Show Based on Legendary's Monsterverse

Apple today announced a series order for a live-action Godzilla and the Titans TV series that's based on Legendary's Monsterverse franchise. The Monsterverse is a story universe that includes movies like Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla vs. Kong. The untitled Monsterverse series will take place after the battle between Godzilla and the Titans leveled San Francisco. Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the series explores one family's journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch. Apple's Godzilla TV series will be produced by Legendary Television with co-creator Chris Black serving as executive producer and showrunner. Black is known for his work on Star Trek: Enterprise and Outcast. Tags: Apple TV Shows , Apple TV Plus This article, Apple Inks Deal for Godzilla TV Show Based on Legendary's Monsterverse first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 3:55 am

Snapchat finally adds safeguards against drug sales to minors

Snapchat has started adding more safeguards to protect minors from being exposed to drug dealers, but is it enough?

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 3:42 am

Latest Samsung Galaxy A53 leaks point toward imminent launch

The much-rumored Samsung Galaxy A53 could be launched in the next few weeks. Here's the first leaked image we have of the device.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 3:03 am

Apple Watch, Garmin smartwatches discounted at Amazon today

Two of the best smartwatch deals available are happening at Amazon today, which is offering impressive discounts on the Garmin Venu and Apple Watch SE.

Digital Trends 21 Jan 2022 2:47 am

The Macworld iOS 15 superguide: Tips, how-tos, bug fixes, and more

Apples next big update for a billion-plus iPhones is iOS 15. A beta for developers was made available on the first day of WWDC, June 7, 2021. The beta was then expanded to public beta testers in its second release, on June 30, 2021. And Apple launched iOS 15 on Monday, September 20. This page collects all our major articles about iOS 15: FAQs and feature guides, how-tos, tips, updates, and news. Its your one-stop shop for all the iOS 15 related content on Macworld. Well continue to update this page as we post more iOS 15-related news, how-tos, and updates. iOS 15.2: The latest version Apple made the iOS 15.3 release candidate available on January 20, 2022. It will likely be released to the general public the following week. This release contains only bug fixes and security updates. iOS 15: Everything new Whats new in iOS 15? As usual, the big new iPhone operating system update comes with lots of new features, design changes, and improvements. Weve compiled a list of all the big new features in iOS 15 . iOS 15: How to update (and if you should) Now that iOS 15 has been released, all you have to do to update is open the Settings app, tap General , then Software Update . We also have an article with the full release notes , and another that weighs the pros and cons of updating or waiting . iOS 15: Delayed features A number of iOS 15 features will not be ready yet when iOS 15 first rolls out to the general public. SharePlay, Legacy Contacts, CSAM scanning, and Universal Control are all rolling out in an update later this year. We have a guide to iOS 15s delayed features to keep you up to date on whats coming and when. iOS 15: Hidden features The marquee features of iOS 15 are great, but there are just as many super-cool hidden features that Apple didnt tell us about. Here are the best ones weve found so far. iOS 15: Known bugs Every iOS release brings its share of bugs. Heres what users have reported in iOS 15 so far: Deleted Shared Messages Photos: Some users are having shared photos deleted from their library when deleting the corresponding iMessage. FIXED in iOS 15.0.2 CarPlay: Audio apps wont play or crash during playback. FIXED in iOS 15.0.2 Apple Music library: iPhone 13 users are unable to access their music library. FIXED in iPhone 13 update Home screen widgets: iPhone 13 users are unable to customize widgets. FIXED in iPhone 13 update Unlock with Apple Watch: Some iPhone 13 users arent able to unlock their iPhone using their Apple Watch while wearing a mask. FIXED in iOS 15.0.1 Further reading Every new feature and how to install iOS 15. Should you update now or wait? iOS15: Get to know the latest features Safari Apple constantly improves its Safari browser, but iOS 15 is the first time in a long time that it will actually have a substantially new interface. When you first visit a website after upgrading to iOS 15, its going to be a shock (and a lot of people arent going to like it ). Learn how to use the radically new Safari browser in iOS 15 . Fortunately, if you want to move the address bar back to the top like it used to be, you can do that. Follow our guide to learn how . IDG Notification Summary New to iOS 15 are some great new features meant to reduce distractions and keep your phone from always nagging you to pick it up. One of the best is a new Notification Summary tool that bundles up notifications that arent time-sensitive and delivers them at the time of your choosing. Learn how to use the new Notification Summary feature here . FaceTime links Once limited to Apple only devices, youll have the ability to share links to FaceTime calls with Android or Windows users, who can join on the web. FaceTime links can be used to get everyone on board at a future date, too. Learn all about the new FaceTime Links and how to talk to Android or Windows users . IDG Focus modes Another great tool to help you avoid unwanted distractions is Focus. With Focus you can set your iPhone (and iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch) into a customized mode that silences interruptions from all but the people and apps you determine, and can even display or hide specific home screens. Set up Focus modes for working, driving, sleeping, gaming, whatever you can even set triggers to turn them on or off automatically. Learn all about how to use Focus and how to let calls and messages from important people through. Siri offline One of the great annoyances of the iPhone is that you need an internet connection to use Siri. With iOS 15, thats finally changing! Siri will process your voice and do many of your requests entirely offline. Launching apps, changing settings, turning on the flashlight, setting timers, adjusting music playback, and much more will work even in airplane mode. This on-device processing also makes Siri much faster. Learn more about Siri offline processing here . Live Text With iOS 15 you can select text in pictures, and interact with it the way you do throughout the system: copy and paste, look up definitions, call phone numbers, look up addresses in Maps, and so on. In works in the Camera app, Photos, and even on images in Safari. Learn how to use Live Text here . Shared with You In iOS 15, the links and content that people send you in Messages will automatically appear in the associated apps in a new Shared with You section. So instead of having to go to Messages, find the thread, and scroll back to find that link someone sent you, youll find web links right in Safari, images in Photos, Apple Music links will be in Music, TV app content in the TV app, and so on. Heres how Shared with You works . How to scan text almost anywhere With iOS 15 you can use your camera to scan and copy text into almost any text input field! Its essentially a new option to go along with cut and pastenow its cut, paste, and scan . Our guide to scanning text in iOS 15 shows you how. Translate text in almost any app Apple has finally built translation right into the operating system, which means you can translate text in almost any app that lets you select text. You can even download language packs and do the translation entirely offline, if you want. Check out our feature on how to translate text with iOS 15 .

Macworld 21 Jan 2022 2:17 am

Apple PR Chief Stella Low Departs After 8 Months, Kristin Huguet Named Successor

Apple today announced that Kristin Huguet Quayle has been appointed Apple's new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, with Huguet Quayle replacing former communications VP Stella Low . In a statement, Apple said that Huguet Quayle has played an important role at Apple for over 15 years. Kristin has played an instrumental role sharing Apple's story of incredible innovation and strong values for more than 15 years. With an extraordinary depth of experience and a long track record of principled leadership, Kristin is uniquely suited for her new role overseeing worldwide communications. Huguet Quayle has been at Apple since 2005 and has been on Apple's communication team. She joined Apple when the company had fewer than 20,000 employees, and was responsible for leading communications during Apple's encryption fight with the FBI. Prior to joining Apple, Huguet Quayle led PR for Sun Microsystems and worked at Burson Marsteller. Stella Low, who Huguet Quayle is replacing, was with Apple for under a year having been hired in May 2021. Prior to Low's hiring, the PR chief role has been empty since Steve Dowling departed Apple. This article, Apple PR Chief Stella Low Departs After 8 Months, Kristin Huguet Named Successor first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 12:52 am

U.S. Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill That Would Allow Sideloading

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which means it will now move on to the Senate floor for a vote, reports The Wall Street Journal . The bill, which was first introduced over the summer , would require major changes to the App Store if passed in its current incarnation. It is designed to prevent dominant platforms from abusing their gatekeeper power by favoring their own products and services over those of competitors. It would enable sideloading, a process by which iPhone and iPad users would be able to use alternate app stores or other means to install apps on their devices outside of the App Store. Earlier this week , Apple's Senior Director of Government Affairs Timothy Powderly said that implementing such a change would cause consumers to face malware, ransomware, and scams. Sideloading would hurt competition and discourage innovation by making it much harder to protect the privacy and security of personal devices in the United States, according to Apple. Apple urged the Senate Judiciary Committee not to approve the act, but it will now advance. Several senators have suggested that they want to see changes implemented before voting in favor of the measure, so it could ultimately be toned down. Senator Dianne Feinstein criticized the bill and said that it targets a small number of specific companies, and Senator Alex Padilla said that it was difficult to see the justification for a bill that regulates the behavior of only a handful of companies while allowing everyone else to continue engaging in that exact same behavior. Other senators have complained that the bill in its current incarnation is not specific enough and could ultimately result in collateral damage. The bill is aimed specifically at Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, but amendments will see it also including large foreign-owned tech platforms like TikTok. The Senate Judiciary Committee will also soon hear additional bills that also target tech companies. Tags: App Store , antitrust This article, U.S. Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill That Would Allow Sideloading first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 21 Jan 2022 12:13 am

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Apple Lawsuit, Claims Court Made Errors

Epic Games today kicked off its appeal of the judge's decision in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, filing an opening brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Both Apple and Epic Games have decided to appeal the original ruling as neither company was satisfied with the outcome. Epic Games wanted the court to force Apple to support third-party App Stores, which did not happen. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that the ruling wasn't a win for developers or for consumers, and Epic Games confirmed that it planned to appeal shortly after the verdict was delivered. In the appeal, Epic Games asked whether Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers had made mistakes with some of her findings, including that Apple is not a monopolist. In the filing, Epic Games again argues that Apple's App Store restrictions and fees are harming developers and consumers, calling the App Store unnecessary. Absent these restrictions, iPhone users and app developers could use alternative app stores, and users could get apps directly from developers. Developers could procure payment mechanisms with additional features and lower costs for their apps. Epic wants to but cannot compete with Apple to fulfill that demand by providing an iPhone app store and in-app payment solution. Epic would charge developers much less than Apple's 30% commission, increasing innovation and reducing costs. Apple prevents Epic and other potential competitors from offering those choices. That is why Epic brought this antitrust suit. The district court's factual findings make clear that Apple's conduct is precisely what the antitrust laws prohibit. Epic Games argues that the court made an error when it found no Sherman Act violation against Apple, which would have painted Apple as a monopolist and would have likely resulted in a very different ruling. The goal with the appeal is to get the judgment against Apple reversed, and much of the rest of the document goes over the original arguments from the initial lawsuit. The district court's judgment on Epic's Sherman Act claims should be reversed and judgment of liability entered in Epic's favor with a remand to determine the appropriate injunctive remedy. The district court's judgment on Apple's breach of contract and declaratory judgment counterclaims should be reversed and judgment entered in Epic's favor Epic's full opening brief can be read on Scribd for those who are interested in the company's anti-Apple arguments. Tags: lawsuit , Epic Games , Fortnite , Epic Games vs. Apple This article, Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Apple Lawsuit, Claims Court Made Errors first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 11:59 pm

Apple Seeds macOS Monterey 12.2 Release Candidate to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one week the second beta and more than a month after the release of macOS Monterey 12.1 . Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. Apple has also released a macOS 11.6.3 release candidate version for Big Sur users. We don't yet know what's included in macOS Monterey 12.2, and no new features were found in the first beta. We'll update this article should anything new come up in the second beta. As of now, there's one major feature that Apple has yet to add to macOS Monterey -- Universal Control. Universal Control is designed to allow a single mouse and trackpad to be used with multiple Macs and iPads, and Apple has said it will be launching this spring . Related Roundup: macOS Monterey Related Forum: macOS Monterey This article, Apple Seeds macOS Monterey 12.2 Release Candidate to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 11:52 pm

Apple Seeds iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 Release Candidates to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one week after the launch of the second betas and over a month after the launch of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 . iOS and iPadOS 15.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad . There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 betas, suggesting that it likely focuses on under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes. The release notes for the update state that iOS 15.3 includes ug fixes and security updates for your iPhone with the software recommended for all users. There are a few features that Apple has yet to implement, such as Universal Control and support for IDs in the Wallet app. Universal Control will let multiple Macs and iPads be controlled with the same keyboard and mouse, and Apple recently said that the feature will come out in the spring . There were no signs of Universal Control in the betas, so it looks like it will instead come in iPadOS 15.4. Digital IDs in the Wallet app has been in the works since Apple introduced the feature at WWDC in June. Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are expected to be the first states to implement digital ID support, and Florida is also in talks to support the feature. Related Roundups: iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 Related Forum: iOS 15 This article, Apple Seeds iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 Release Candidates to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 11:43 pm

Apple Seeds watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one week after the launch of the first betas and over a month after the release of watchOS 8.3 . To install watchOS 8.4, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, watchOS 8 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone. According to Apple's release notes, watchOS 8.4 fixes a bug that could cause some Apple Watch chargers not to work as expected. Since the launch of watchOS 8.3, Apple Watch users have been experiencing charging issues with some third-party Apple Watch chargers, so we can expect the watchOS 8.4 update to address this problem. Related Roundup: watchOS 8 Related Forum: iOS, Mac, tvOS, watchOS Programming This article, Apple Seeds watchOS 8.4 Release Candidate to Developers first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 11:40 pm

Take 32% off this adjustable magnetic stand for your MagSafe iPhone

MagSafe is one of the more underrated features of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, mainly because most people dont have any accessories to take advantage of it. You can change that with todays deal: Amazon is selling the Anker PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand for $34 , a savings of $16 off the MSRP and the lowest price weve seen since. This magnetic PowerWave stand is compatible with all MagSafe iPhones and cases, and even includes a second built-in Qi charging pad for your AirPods. It will charge your phone at 7.5 watts, so youre not getting fast charging, but its fantastic for keeping your phone filled up on a video call or on a nightstand. It comes with a USB-C cable but youll need to bring your own charger. We havent reviewed this model, but it has 4.4 stars with 936 ratings with the most common complaint being about charging speed. Some users had issues with the strength of the magnets, but Anker appears to have rectified that problem according to follow-up reviews.

Macworld 20 Jan 2022 11:00 pm

Best Amazon Fire tablet deals for January 2022

Whether you want a tablet for yourself, your kids, or for grandchildren, you can choose from two generations of cheap Fire tablets with three display sizes.

Digital Trends 20 Jan 2022 10:20 pm

Beats Studio 3 headphones at their cheapest since Black Friday

The Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones, with pure adaptive noise canceling and equipped with Apple's W1 chip, are available on Amazon with a $141 discount.

Digital Trends 20 Jan 2022 10:16 pm

These phones could be coming in 2022, and they already look exciting - CNET

If rumors are true, we could see the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone SE 3 this year.

Cnet 20 Jan 2022 10:08 pm

New iPad Air, Macs, and iPhone SE With 5G Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event This Spring

Earlier this week, Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman tweeted that Apple will be holding a spring event to announce a new iPhone SE and other hardware. In a recent edition of his newsletter, Gurman said the event is likely to occur in March or April . Gurman did not elaborate on what other hardware will be announced at Apple's purported spring event, but rumors suggest at least four products are likely to be unveiled, including a fifth-generation iPad Air with similar features as the new iPad mini, a new iPhone SE with 5G, and two new Macs powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. New iPad Air A fifth-generation iPad Air is in the works with features that will bring it to parity with the sixth-generation iPad mini, including an A15 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support, 5G support for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara . The report said the new iPad Air will have the same overall design as the current model, including a single-lens rear camera. Released in October 2020, the current iPad Air features a 10.9-inch display with slim bezels, a Touch ID power button, and a USB-C port, with color options including Space Gray, Silver, Green, Rose Gold, and Sky Blue. New iPhone SE Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the third-generation iPhone SE will feature the same design as the current model, with a 4.7-inch display, Touch ID home button, and thicker bezels. Kuo said key upgrades to the device will include 5G support and a faster processor reportedly the A15 Bionic chip found in iPhone 13 models. Bigger changes to the iPhone SE are not expected until at least next year. Apple plans to release a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a larger 5.7-inch display in 2023 or 2024, according to display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a very accurate source of display-related information for future Apple products. The report, citing reliable sources in China, claimed that the new iPad Air could be announced alongside the third-generation iPhone SE this spring. Redesigned 27-Inch iMac Apple is rumored to be planning a redesigned 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display for release in the first half of 2022. The new 27-inch iMac is expected to support ProMotion, enabling a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother content and scrolling. The new 27-inch iMac is rumored to be powered by the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that debuted in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro last year. The switch to Apple silicon should result in a thinner design similar to the 24-inch iMac. High-End Mac Mini Apple is also expected to release higher-end Mac mini models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips this year, and while a specific timeframe has not been rumored, a March or April announcement would make sense alongside the new 27-inch iMac. Apple already updated the Mac mini with the M1 chip in November 2020, but only for lower-end configurations, with higher-end models still using Intel processors. For more, read our What to Expect From Apple in 2022 and Upcoming Apple Products guides. Related Roundups: iMac , iPad Air , iPhone SE 2020 , Mac mini Buyer's Guide: iMac (Caution) , iPad Air (Caution) , iPhone SE (Don't Buy) , Mac Mini (Caution) Related Forums: iMac , iPad , iPhone , Mac mini This article, New iPad Air, Macs, and iPhone SE With 5G Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event This Spring first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 10:02 pm

How to add your COVID-19 vaccine card to Apple Wallet

Apple iPhone owners can store their COVID-19 vaccine verification in their Apple Wallet and Health app, and leave the card safely at home. We show you how.

Digital Trends 20 Jan 2022 9:59 pm

Best office chairs in 2022: Sit more comfortably at your desk

Finding a great office chair that you actually like can be difficult. It is not so long ago that people have been in offices and hated their chair so much that they stole a coworkers chair when they werent around. Everyone has squirmed in their seat, trying to get comfortable at their desk while working The post Best office chairs in 2022: Sit more comfortably at your desk appeared first on BGR .

BGR 20 Jan 2022 9:45 pm

Sony Xperia Pro-I review: in pictures

After a few weeks with the Sony Xperia Pro-I, it's clear this phone is built for photographers who shoot with specific manual settings. It's extremely capable, but also too advanced for typical smartphone users.

ZDNet 20 Jan 2022 9:37 pm

Deals: Get Up to 40% Off Anker's USB-C Cables, MagSafe-Compatible Chargers, and More

Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day today is focusing on a collection of Anker chargers and cables, with prices starting at $16.99 for a 2-pack of Anker Powerline USB-C to USB-C cables . Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. There are eight total accessories on sale in today's Gold Box, and they range from cables to power strips, MagSafe-compatible chargers, and high-capacity portable chargers. As with all Gold Box sales, the prices listed below will last only for one day, so be sure to browse the sale before the end of the day. UP TO 40% OFF Anker Gold Box Sale Powerline USB-C to USB-C Cable (2-pack) - $16.99, down from $27.99 Powerline USB-C to Lightning Cable (2-pack) - $23.99, down from $39.99 Nano USB-C Wall Charger - $24.99, down from $33.99 USB-C Power Strip (3 Outlets, 2 USB-A, 1 USB-C) - $25.99, down from $39.99 PowerWave Magnetic Wireless Charger 2-in-1 Stand - $33.99, down from $49.99 PowerExpand 11-in-1 USB-C Hub - $64.99, down from $99.99 PowerCore 19,200 mAh Portable Charger - $74.99, down from $99.99 PowerExpand USB-C 9-in-1 Docking Station - $104.99, down from $149.99 Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Get Up to 40% Off Anker's USB-C Cables, MagSafe-Compatible Chargers, and More first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 9:11 pm

Best home printers in 2022: Print with ease for WFH purposes

Forget slow printing or running colors and upgrade to these top-rated reliable printers that are perfect for your home office. Opening up a small business and need a printer that can do multiple tasks? Want to print double-sided in order to save on paper costs? Or are you looking for photo lab quality color when The post Best home printers in 2022: Print with ease for WFH purposes appeared first on BGR .

BGR 20 Jan 2022 9:05 pm

When is my phone getting Android 12?

Google has released Android 12 to Pixels, and you might be wondering when you'll get it on your phone. Here's everything you need to know.

Digital Trends 20 Jan 2022 8:50 pm

Thursdays deals: KN95 masks, $15 Sonicare toothbrush, major Anker sale, more

Amazon deals have been off the charts so far in January 2022. With so many people shopping online right now, its fantastic that all these best-selling products have deep discounts. But because there are so many sales happening, it can be tricky to find the very best deals. Lucky for you, thats why BGR Deals The post Thursdays deals: KN95 masks, $15 Sonicare toothbrush, major Anker sale, more appeared first on BGR .

BGR 20 Jan 2022 8:21 pm

Xiaomi 12 Global Variant Spotted on Geekbench With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 8GB RAM Ahead of Launch

Xiaomi 12 has been spotted on Geekbench, ahead of the launch of the smartphone in global markets The smartphone was launched in China on December 28, with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood. Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera design as also been teased by a tipster, who has compared the design of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra to the upcoming Vivo X80 flagship smartphone.

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 8:18 pm

WWE 2K22 Release Date Set for March, to Star Rey Mysterio on Cover

WWE 2K22 will release on March 11 and feature Superstar Rey Mysterio as the cover star of both the Standard and Deluxe Edition. The much-awaited title will also feature a Career Showcase for Rey Mysterio, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary with WWE. WWE 2K22 will bring back the iconic GM Mode after 15 years, while the title will see the debut of a new MyFACTION m...

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 6:30 pm

5 iPhone features the Mac needs right now

2022 promises to be another big year for the Mac, with the second half of the Apple silicon transition bringing a new 27-inch iMac , Mac Pro , and a redesigned MacBook Air . But while were excited about the performance gains and new designs, the conclusion of the switch to its own chips is also an opportunity to create some further feature parity between the Mac and our iOS devices. As much as we love our Macs, the iPhone has become our primary device throughout the day. So weve gotten used to the convenience it brings and find ourselves longing for many of its features when we turn to our Macs. Heres are the ones wed like to see come to the Mac after the Apple silicon transition is finished. 5G cellular connectivity Its odd how Apple has never offered cellular connectivity with any of its MacBooks. We thought that would change with the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple promotes these laptops as true pro machines and we hoped that finally included 5G. But that didnt happen. The only wireless connectivity offered in any MacBook is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and while its relatively easy to find a publicly-accessible Wi-Fi connection or tether our iPhones, its usually much slower and not as convenient as built-in cellular networking. 5G cellular bars on a Mac menu bar would be a welcomed sight. IDG However, if a 5G MacBook is going to happen, 2023 seems more likely. Apple bought Intels modem business over two years ago, and right before the Intel deal, Apple settled a lawsuit with modem manufacturer Qualcomm that involved a six-year licensing agreement. Analysts estimate that an Apple wireless chip could appear in 2023the details of the licensing agreement arent publically known, but its likely it has nothing to do with the Mac, which would allow Apple to debut its new wireless chips in a MacBook. TrueDepth Camera The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 24-inch iMac came with improved 1080p FaceTime cameras. Well admit that theyre a vast improvement over the 720p FaceTime cameras that Apple used for far too long, but theyre also a far cry from what the camera on the Mac should be. Apple could do even better by using the iPhones TrueDepth camera, which pairs a 12 MP,f/2.2,23mmwide camera with a 3D structured light depth/biometrics sensor. Apple doesnt even need to put it in all of its Macs, just the pro models. As we wrote in our 14-inch MacBook Pro review , putting the 12MP FaceTime camera on the MacBook Pro would give pro users a top-notch video-conferencing experience. Rumor has it that Apple is gearing up to launch a larger iMac with an M1 Pro to revive iMac Pro this year, and we hope its the first Mac that will be outfitted with the 12MP FaceTime camera. Speaking of Center Stage OK, this isnt technically an iPhone feature, but it feels like one. One of the best new features in iPadOS 15 is Center Stage, which adjusts the tablets front-facing camera to keep you in the frame during a videoconference. It can zoom in when theres just one person on camera, or zoom out when there are multiple people. If you move, Center Stage adjusts so youre still in the center of the frame. For a Mac to have Center Stage, it needs the Ultra Wide camera found on the iPad Pro. Dominik Tomaszewski/IDG Its a fantastic feature and it needs to be on the Mac, which is frequently used for videoconferences. As Jason Snell pointed out in a recent More Color column for Macworld, Center Stage is perfect for anydevicethat generally stays still while people position themselves around its front-facing camera. Its an ideal feature for the iMac, and it would work great on the MacBook, too. Face ID Hey look, another feature involving the front-facing camera! With the release of the 24-inch iMac and the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, fingerprint authentication has become ubiquitous on the Mac. Its a convenient featureits a lot easier to scan your finger than enter a complicated passwordand much more secure, but Face ID takes it one step further. Imagine that the task youre doing requires authentication, and the Mac performs a Face ID check so quickly you barely even notice it. That would be cool. Apple could even keep Touch ID around, so a user can set a preference for either method and have a surefire way to pay for things. Like the TrueDepth camera above, Apple could limit Face ID to pro Macs to help differentiate those models from consumer Macs. Multi-Touch With an iMac Pro almost certainly coming out this year, its an opportunity to surprise the community with the first touchscreen Mac. Since the iMac Pro will have a screen bigger than 24 inches, UI elements will also be bigger and be more conducive to touch. Maybe Apple introduces it as a way to promote iPhone and iPad apps running on Apple silicon Macs. App developers tend to use pro Macs, so the touchscreen UI could be introduced in the iMac Pro and eventually be brought over to the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro. The ability to run iPhone and iPad apps on Apple silicon Macs could be the entry point for a touchscreen Mac. Apple Well admit its probably not going to happen. Weve been saying for years that touchscreen Macs are an opportunity for Apple, but the company has been adamant that the technology isnt in the Macs plans. Apple has flipped on similar declarations in the pasttechnology and user demands are constantly changing, and Apple is willing to change, too. We havent heard so much as a peep about touchscreen development, so if this did happen in 2022 (if at all), it might be Apples best ever kept secret.

Macworld 20 Jan 2022 6:27 pm

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Design, Specifications Spotted on TENAA Ahead of Launch

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has been spotted on Chinese certification website TENAA ahead of its launch. The smartphone has been tipped to launch with an octa-core Exynos 1200 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage. The smartphone was also spotted in live images as well as on TENAA, suggesting it will come with a 63-megapixel triple camera setup.

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 6:15 pm

Big Tech: Bills Targeting Google, Facebook, More Firms to Go Before US Senate Panel

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is set to decide whether the full Senate should vote on two bills aimed at reining in tech giants like Google and Facebook.

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 5:41 pm

What happens to your pics if you had iCloud Photos off, but turn it back on?

iCloud Photos offers a great way to access all your media across all your devices and at iCloud.com. Some people find it doesnt meet their needs and want to disable it, but theyre worried about a potential edge case, described as follows: They disable iCloud Photos on their Apple devices and retain images and videos variously based on storage. This unlinks their device-based Photos libraries from iCloud synchronization among them, and between them and iCloud.com. They go to iCloud.com and delete images. Unintentionally, iCloud Photos is re-enabled on a device. Will step 3 result in images deleted from iCloud.com in step 2 also being removed from the accidentally re-enabled device in step 3? Apple doesnt document this particular case, but the answer clearly seems to be no. iCloud retains no record of deletions thats applied when and if sync becomes re-enabled. Consider that deleting media in iCloud Photos more like moving media . That is, when you delete an image or video, via iCloud Photos in iOS, iPadOS, or macOS or at iCloud.com, you receive a warning that looks something like this (or in a plural form): Delete 1 item from all your devices? This item will be deleted from iCloud Photos on all your devices. This warning seems like youre about to lose an item, but Photos actually moves it to a holding tank awaiting deletion. However, thats not what happens. Instead, the Photos native app or web app moves your deleted items into the Recently Deleted folder. After about 30 days, they are automatically deleted. (You can navigate to Recently Deleted, select items, and delete them immediately, and they are never recoverable from that moment forward.) When you re-enable iCloud Photos on a device, by error or intention, iCloud merges photos and movies across your devices and iCloud.com, producing a superset of all images. This Mac 911 article is in response to a question submitted by Macworld reader Dan. Ask Mac 911 Weve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently, along with answers and links to columns: read our super FAQ to see if your question is covered. If not, were always looking for new problems to solve! Email yours to mac911@macworld.com , including screen captures as appropriate and whether you want your full name used. Not every question will be answered, we dont reply to email, and we cannot provide direct troubleshooting advice.

Macworld 20 Jan 2022 5:30 pm

Twitter Must Reveal Measures on Online Hate, French Court Rules

A Paris court ruled that Twitter must reveal its measures for fighting hate speech, in one of several cases thrashing out whether the French justice system has jurisdiction over the US social media...

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 5:19 pm

Amazon to Open First-Ever Fashion Store Where Algorithms Suggest What to Try On

Amazon's recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called a magic closet in the fitting room.

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 5:15 pm

iOS 15 Patched Security Hole That Potentially Exposed Users' Private Apple ID Information to Third-Party Apps

Apple patched two significant security vulnerabilities when it released iOS 15 that could have potentially exposed users' private Apple ID information and in-app search history to malicious third-party apps and allowed apps to override user Privacy preferences, Apple has revealed in a recent support document update . With most iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, Apple provides a list of security vulnerabilities patched in that update. Apple maintains a list of security fixes and occasionally updates them with new entries once an investigation of a specific security vulnerability is completed. Released in September, iOS and iPadOS 15 introduced additional sandbox restrictions on third-party applications as a patch, and Apple credits developer Steve Troughton-Smith for assisting it in finding and patching the vulnerability. Impact: A malicious application may be able to access some of the user's Apple ID information, or recent in-app search terms Description: An access issue was addressed with additional sandbox restrictions on third-party applications. CVE-2021-30898: Steven Troughton-Smith of High Caffeine Content (@stroughtonsmith) Entry added January 19, 2022 Apple does not offer any indication that this particular exploit was actively used in the wild. In addition, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8.0 also patched a security exploit that could allow a third-party app to bypass Privacy preferences. Apple does not provide any more information as to the specifics of the exploit and does not indicate it was actively used. Apple also updated its security content pages for iOS 15.1 , iOS 14 , tvOS 15 , tvOS 15.1 , macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 , macOS Big Sur 11.6 , and more with newly disclosed security vulnerabilities for each of the updates. According to Apple , iOS 15 is installed on more than 72% of all iPhones released in the last four years, with iPadOS 15 adoption lower at 57%. Adoption of iOS 15 is considerably lower than iOS 14, which was installed on more than 80% of all iPhones released in the last four years. Even iOS 13 experienced faster adoption rates than iOS 15 as it was installed on 77% of iPhones by January of 2020. With the newly disclosed security exploits patched in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, and iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, users are strongly encouraged to update to the latest iOS and iPadOS versions. Apple is currently testing iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 with public and developer beta testers, and the most recent public version is iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1. Apple in June said that it would give users a choice when iOS 15 launched on whether they would wish to update to the newest version or continue to receive iOS 14 security updates. The latter is no longer an option as Apple is now more aggressively pushing users to update to iOS 15 as users still running on iOS 14 will no longer receive standalone security updates. Apple says the option to remain on iOS 14 was always meant to be temporary . Related Roundups: iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 Tag: Apple privacy Related Forum: iOS 15 This article, iOS 15 Patched Security Hole That Potentially Exposed Users' Private Apple ID Information to Third-Party Apps first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 5:02 pm

Intels Next Gen Bitcoin ASIC called BZM2: Built on 7nm, 137 GigaHash/sec at 2.5 W

It has been noted in the media that at the upcoming ISSCC conference at the end of February, Intel is set to give a talk entitled Bonanza Mine: An Ultra-Low Voltage Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining ASIC. It already has a lot of attention, as it confirms the fact that Intel is working towards blockchain-enabling hardware. Through a number of channels, weve been able to acquire more details about this chip ahead of the conference.

AnandTech 20 Jan 2022 5:00 pm

Samsung Galaxy S22+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Spotted on NBTC; Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Seen on Support Site

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 lineup in February. Ahead of the launch, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra have reportedly been spotted on the NBTC website. Additionally, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has been reportedly spotted on the companys official website.

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 4:49 pm

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Live Images Leaked; Triple Cameras, Curved Edges Revealed

Samsung has several smartphones launches lined up in the coming weeks. One such smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, which is tipped to debut shortly. We've been getting a steady stream of leaks and speculations about the new smartphone. The

Gizbot 20 Jan 2022 4:48 pm

Realme GT Neo 3 Specifications Leak, Realme RMX3475 Design and Specifications Spotted on TENAA

Realme GT Neo 3 specifications have surfaced online, while a new Realme RMX3475 smartphone was spotted on TENAA, giving enthusiasts an idea what to expect from the companys upcoming smartphones. Realme GT Neo 3 is tipped to launch with a MediaTek Dimensity 8000 SoC, and a 50-megapixel triple camera setup, while Realme RMX3475 is listed to feature an octa-core proce...

NDTV 20 Jan 2022 4:42 pm

The best HomeKit-compatible smart light bulbs

Once you outfit your home with smart lighting, its hard to go back. Hey Siri, turn off the living room lights is a daily utterance in my home. You can make lights turn on automatically when you come home, or at a certain time when youre away. You can usually control brightness and sometimes color, too. After getting used to smart lights, your old switches and dimmers feel positively ancient. But there are lots of differentkinds of smart lights. Different networks, apps, and ecosystems used to control them. Some smart lighting solutions are only compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant, which will work with the appropriate apps on your iPhone, but to make a smart light seamlessly integrate into the Home app or with Siri, you really want lights that are compatible with HomeKit. This makes them easier to control with your iPhone or Mac, but also lets you integrated them into Automations that control several devices at once based on time, location, or the actions of other devices. To make use of Automations, or to control your lights from outside your home network, youll want to make sure youve got either an Apple TV, HomePod, or plugged-in iPad on your local network at home to act as a Home Hub. Our sister site TechHive reviews lots of smart bulbs , but if youre into the Apple ecosystem, you may not care much about those that only support Alexa or Google Assistant; you probably want one that works with HomeKit (in addition to its own app features). These are the top rated smart light bulbs that are compatible with HomeKit. Updated 01/20/22: Weve updated our list with several new products and reviews from our smart-home sister site TechHive . Best color LED smart bulb Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 (Bluetooth + Zigbee) Read our review MSRP: $49.99 Best Prices Today: Not Available at Amazon Philips was one of the first players in this market, and the companys experience shows. Physically, its Hue Color andAmbiance bulbs havent changed much since their introduction in late 2012, but the latest generation lasts a lot longer and the company has added a Bluetooth radio that obviates the need for the Philips Hue Bridge (but most smart home denizens will want the Bridge anyway). Best white LED smart bulb Philips Hue White BR30 (Bluetooth + Zigbee) MSRP: $19.99 Best Prices Today: $19.99 at Philips Hue Our choice wont surprise anyone whos been following this market. Philips dominates this space and is also our top pick for best color LED smart bulb . The latest Hue bulbs can be controlled via Bluetooth or Zigbee (the latter requires the Philips Hue Bridge), they deliver high-quality light, and are backed by a strong warranty. We received the BR30 form factor for our review, but the bulb is also available in A19, candelabra, and even with vintage-style LED filaments. Latest HomeKit-compatible smart bulb reviews Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons MSRP: $199.99 Best Prices Today: $199.99 at Nanoleaf Read our full Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons review LIFX A19 smart bulb (2018) MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $72.95 at Amazon Read our full LIFX A19 smart bulb (2018) review Philips Hue Iris MSRP: $99.99 Best Prices Today: $99.99 at Amazon Read our full Philips Hue Iris review LIFX Candle Color MSRP: $44.99 Best Prices Today: $44.99 at LIFX Read our full LIFX Candle Color review LIFX+ MSRP: $79.99 Best Prices Today: $104.63 at Amazon Read our full LIFX+ review Nanoleaf Light Panels MSRP: $199.99 Best Prices Today: $199.99 at Nanoleaf Read our full Nanoleaf Light Panels review Nanoleaf Rhythm MSRP: $44.99 Best Prices Today: $44.99 at Nanoleaf Read our full Nanoleaf Rhythm review Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 Starter Kit MSRP: $129.99 Best Prices Today: $165.00 at Amazon Read our full Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 Starter Kit review Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Bulb MSRP: $19.95 Best Prices Today: $19.95 at Apple Read our full Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Bulb review Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Bulb Starter Kit (Hub and 4 bulbs) MSRP: $199.99 Best Prices Today: $267.47 at Amazon Read our full Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Bulb Starter Kit (Hub and 4 bulbs) review Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2020) Best Prices Today: $79.90 ($13.32 / Foot) at Amazon Read our full Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2020) review LIFX Beam MSRP: $149.99 Best Prices Today: $149.99 at Lifx | $224.81 ($37.47 / Count) at Amazon Read our full LIFX Beam review

Macworld 20 Jan 2022 4:30 pm

The next iPhone SE: Debut likely at spring event in April

In 2020, after a four-year wait, Apple finally updated the iPhone SE to the iPhone SE . Hanging on to the same name is a little confusingApple differentiates the new model when necessary by calling it the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, but most people either call it the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2. Whatever you call it, its not very likely to be updated in 2021. Its also not very likely that Apple will wait another four years to update its most affordable iPhone. We currently expect the new iPhone SE (which may be called the iPhone SE Plus, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone SE (3rd-generation), or iPhone SE 3) to be released in the first half of 2022. Heres a summary of all the latest rumors, leaks, and other information weve been able to gather about the next revision of Apples most affordable iPhone. 2022 iPhone SE: The latest rumors January 19: Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants claims that production will begin in January with shipments likely beginning in late April or early May. December 21: The Chinese language publication MyDrivers ( translation ) reports that the iPhone SE has entered trial production with a planned early 2022 release date. December 9: Ming-Chi Kuo ( via Macrumors ) reiterates reports that the 2022 iPhone SE will have the same display as the current model and will likely be Apples last iPhone with a home button . December 1: Trendforce reports Apple is on track to launch the third-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022 . October 26: Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants says the next iPhone SE will be called the SE Plus with the same 4.7 LCD as the 8 along with 5G . June 23: In a note to investors seen by MacRumors , analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will position the 3rd-generation iPhone SE as the cheapest 5G iPhone ever. IDG 2022 iPhone SE: Design and display Currently, the most reliable analysts expect the next iPhone SE to physically resemble the current model. Thats perhaps a little disappointingthe iPhone SE is based on the body of the iPhone 8, which is now discontinued. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple plans to move ahead with another SE model to feature the 4.7-inch LCD display, a Home button with Touch ID, and no Face ID. In October, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants reported that the next iPhone SE will have the same 4.7-inch display as the current model, adding that the rumored iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch LCD is now pushed to 2024. In other words, the next iPhone SE is once again rumored to be based on the iPhone 8s shell, with select new components. Nikkei Asia reported in July that the next SE will look like a refreshed version of the iPhone 8 and have a 4.7-inch liquid crystal diode (LCD) display. Apple is also said to be working on an updated version of the iPhone 11 , with an LCD display between 5.7 inches and 6.1 inches and Touch ID either in the display or part of the power button, but likely for a 2023 or 2024 release. Apple still sells the iPhone 11 for $499 and a new SE with a similar design would directly compete with it at a lower price. 2022 iPhone SE: 5G The big selling point of the next iPhone SE is said to be that it is the most affordable 5G iPhone ever. The iPhone 12 mini is currently the least expensive 5G iPhone at $699, so you can expect the iPhone SE to cost less than that, though it may not retain the $399 price of the current iPhone SE. Its unknown if the iPhone SE will support mmWave 5G in addition to sub-6GHz frequencies. (For more on what this means, see our 5G FAQ .) The iPhone 8s body was never designed for antenna modules necessary for good mmWave reception, though its not clear to what degree that would be a problem, or if Apple could easily modify it. In July, Nikkei Asia reported that the iPhone SE will use Qualcomms X60 modem, the same that will reportedly be inside the iPhone 13 . Japanese Apple site Macotakara echoed the 5G rumor in October. Young also reported that the iPhone SE will have 5G. 2022 iPhone SE: Processor Apple has historically outfitted the iPhone SE with the very latest Apple A-series processor, which is the one used in the most recent high-end iPhone models. That means a 3rd-generation iPhone SE launching in the spring of 2022 would have the same processor as the iPhone 13 launching later this year, which we expect to be the A15 , which was reported by Nikkei Asia and Macotakara . However, a report in July from DigiTimes claimed that Apple would be using the A14 Bionic chip in the A12 instead. Either chip will make the SE fast, a great value, and eligible for iOS updates for a very long time, as was the case with the prior iPhone SE models. Apples cost-cutting comes from the body, display, cameras, and other such features (dont expect MagSafe, for example). 2022 iPhone SE: Camera When the iPhone SE 3 lands, it is expected to carry the same single 12MP wide-angle rear camera as the current model, along with a lone front-facing camera. The current model has a 7MP front-facing camera, which we would like to see upgraded to 12MP, but weve heard no rumors about it one way or the other. However, since Apple updated its $329 iPad with that camera, it could very well show up in the iPhone SE 2. Dont expect huge improvements in camera quality from fancy new sensors, though. Apple is likely to tout the improved camera quality of the new iPhone SE, but it will come mostly from improved visual processing of the A15 relative to the A13 in the current 2nd-gen iPhone SE. Additionally, a report from the Chinese language publication MyDrivers said the new SE will likely get night mode. 2022 iPhone SE: Price and release We dont know what the iPhone SE will cost, only that it should be less expensive than any other iPhone. The iPhone 12 mini currently retails for $699, and the iPhone SE for $399, each offering 64GB of storage. With the inclusion of 5G and the associated licensing costs, its quite possible that the iPhone SE gets a price hike to something like $449 or $499, but we dont expect it to cost more than that. Apple has released the last two iPhone SE models in the spring, and that tracks with the current rumors for the 3rd-generation model, which pegs it as coming in the first half of 2022. Of note, Apple stopped selling the 256GB model of the 2020 iPhone SE in September 2021, which could indicate a thinning of the available stock. Trendforce reported in December that Apple is on track to launch the next iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022, which would likely mean a March release. And in January, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants said that production of the new handset will begin in January with shipments eyed for late April or early May. iPhone SE (2020) Read our review MSRP: $399 64GB | $449 128GB | $549 256GB Best Prices Today: $399 at Apple

Macworld 20 Jan 2022 4:15 pm

Apple Music Is the World's Second Most Popular Music Streaming Service Behind Spotify

Apple Music is the second most popular music streaming service globally, but remains far behind Spotify in its continuing quest for streaming dominance, according to new market research. According to a new report by Midia Research , Apple Music subscribers made up 15% of all streaming service listeners in the global market in the second quarter of 2021, placing it in a distant second place behind Spotify. Spotify remained the dominant service, commanding more than double that amount with 31% of the worldwide market share, although this represents a small drop from 33% in 2020. Amazon Music and Tencent Music both took a 13% market share, with YouTube Music making up 8% of subscriptions globally. Spotify remains the DSP with the highest market share (31%), but this was down from 33% in Q2 2020 and 34% in Q2 2019. With Apple Music being a distant second with 15% market share, and Spotify adding more subscribers in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2021 than any other single DSP, there is no risk of Spotify losing its leading position anytime soon but the erosion of its share is steady and persistent. According to the report, Amazon Music again outperformed Spotify in terms of growth (25% versus 20%, respectively), however YouTube Music was the standout performer for the second successive year, growing by more than 50% in the 12 months leading up to the second quarter of 2021. YouTube Music was the only service to increase its global market share during this the period, thanks to its popularity with Gen Z and younger Millennials, according to the report. Google was once the laggard of the space, but the launch of YouTube Music has transformed its fortunes, growing by more than 50% in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2021. YouTube Music was the only Western DSP to increase global market share during this the period. YouTube Music particularly resonates among Gen Z and younger Millennials, which should have alarm bells ringing for Spotify, as their core base of Millennial subscribers from the 2010s in the West are now beginning to age. Meanwhile, Apple continued to bolster its music streaming service in 2021 by adding support for Spatial Audio and Lossless audio at no extra cost to subscribers. The company also introduced a new subscription plan called Apple Music Voice that exclusively relies on Siri for music playback and user interaction. The report notes that the global market for streaming music grew by 109.5 million by the end of Q2 2021 (around 26% year-on-year) and the total number of subscribers reached almost 524 million listeners. Tags: Spotify , Apple Music This article, Apple Music Is the World's Second Most Popular Music Streaming Service Behind Spotify first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 20 Jan 2022 4:08 pm