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iPhone 11: A Roundup of Reviews

The early reviews are in for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Expect better cameras and improved battery life.

Adam Engst 2 comments

iOS 13.0 Now Available; iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Moved Up to September 24th

Apple has shipped iOS 13.0, but given the number of bugs reported in early iPhone 11 reviews, you might want to wait for iOS 13.1, which Apple moved up to next Tuesday.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Is Your AppleCare+ Expiring? You Can Now Renew It

Do you have an aging iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with AppleCare+ that you want to keep covered? You can now extend your AppleCare+ indefinitely, paying on a monthly basis.

Glenn Fleishman 30 comments

Moving to Catalina: Keep Your 32-Bit Mac Apps Running with Parallels

While macOS 10.15 Catalina won’t support old 32-bit apps, you can keep them running indefinitely on your Mac by installing a copy of 10.14 Mojave in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 5 comments

AirPods Versus PowerBeats Pro: Same Parent, Different Paths

AirPods aren’t Apple’s only earbuds. The PowerBeats Pro buds, a product of the Apple-owned Beats by Dre brand, have features in common with their little white cousins yet differ in many ways. Which should you pick? Julio Ojeda-Zapata walks you through your options.

Adam Engst No comments

Behind the Scenes of the Backblaze Price Hike

It’s unusual for customers to get insight into why companies they work with raise prices and how those price hikes work out, but online backup service Backblaze is being highly transparent about the reasoning behind and results of its February price increase.

Adam Engst 25 comments

International Verify Your Backups Day

What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Cuts 1 TB iPad Pro Prices by $200

Apple has cut $200 from the price tag of its top-of-the-line 1 TB iPad Pro models. Could these and other recent price cuts suggest that Apple is responding to complaints of too-high prices?

Josh Centers 10 comments

Evaluating Your iPhone 11 Purchase Options

Gearing up to buy an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? We walk you through all of the different ways you can buy an iPhone from Apple so you don’t have to think too hard during the preorder time before you’re fully awake.

Adam Engst 9 comments

Apple Embeds Easter Egg in iPhone 11 Event Supercut Video

Take a few minutes to watch Apple’s 2-minute supercut video of the iPhone 11 announcement event and you’ll get the opportunity to see an Easter egg message from Apple.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Apple Announces iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple has announced three new iPhones for 2019: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They feature significantly improved cameras and new case colors but maintain the same physical form factors of the previous models.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Apple’s Base Model iPad Goes Semi-Pro

Apple has updated its entry-level iPad with a larger screen and Smart Keyboard support, making Apple’s best bargain even better.

Michael E. Cohen 14 comments

Apple Unveils Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Prices and Dates

Apple relieved media-heightened suspense at its September event by unveiling the debut dates and prices for its Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ services.

Adam Engst 14 comments

Apple Watch Series 5 Introduces Always-On Display

Unsurprisingly, Apple introduced an Apple Watch Series 5 at its special event, but no one was expecting its marquee feature, the Always-On Retina display. It also includes a built-in compass and international emergency calling. Ceramic cases are back, and Apple added titanium cases as well.

Adam Engst 18 comments

Apple to Ship iOS 13 on September 19th, iOS 13.1 on September 30th

Despite saying nothing during its iPhone announcement event, Apple has quietly revealed that iOS 13 will ship on September 19th, with iOS 13.1 following soon after on September 30th. With no other word from Cupertino, Adam Engst makes some guesses about macOS 10.15 Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.