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Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Take Control of Notes, Take Control of Apple Home Automation, and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview. He's also a contributor to The Prepared and USA TODAY.

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Josh Centers: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

After nine years, TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers is moving on. He reflects on what he’s done and where he’s going.

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iOS 16.1.1, iPadOS 16.1.1, and macOS 13.0.1 Ventura Plug Two Security Holes

iOS 16.0.1, iPadOS 16.0.1, and macOS 13.0.1 Ventura close a couple of concerning security vulnerabilities related to libxml2. Update soon to protect yourself.

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Regain Control of Your Inbox with SaneBox

Drowning in unimportant email, despite your best efforts at filtering? The SaneBox service is a power tool that can help clean up even the messiest of inboxes.

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Matter Is Here, but Does It Matter Right Now?

Matter may be the biggest thing to happen to the world of home automation, but does it actually make a difference at the moment?

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Apple Launches Consolidated Security Site

Apple has created a new Apple Security Research website to centralize all of the company’s security resources.

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Apple Releases iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 to Fix Security Vulnerabilities on Older Devices

Apple has released iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 to address numerous vulnerabilities on iPhones and iPads that either haven’t upgraded or can’t upgrade to iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Update such devices as soon as possible.

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iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Virtual Keyboards Now Support Dvorak

If you use the Dvorak keyboard layout, you can now implement it for the onscreen keyboard in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.

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Apple Releases macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16.1, iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, and More

Today is the big day: Apple has released macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16.1 alongside iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.1, and HomePod Software 16.1.

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Apple Raises the Price of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One

Apple has raised the prices of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and the Apple One service bundle by $1–$3 per month.

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Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for Free on Apple TV+ This Week

You’ll be able to stream “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for free on Apple TV+ from 28 October through 31 October 2022.

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Belkin’s iPhone Mount Now Available

Just in time for the Continuity Camera feature of macOS 13 Ventura, the Apple Store is now selling a Belkin accessory that lets you attach your iPhone to a Mac laptop to use it as a webcam.

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Apple Reimagines the Basic iPad for 2022

Apple has overhauled its base model iPad to better match the feature set of the rest of the iPad lineup, but it comes at a notably higher price.

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New iPad Pro Models Gain M2 Processor, Faster Wi-Fi, and Apple Pencil Hover

This year’s iPad Pro upgrades aren’t likely to change the iPad Pro experience in a significant way, but they bring a move to the M2 chip, faster Wi-Fi, and the new Apple Pencil hover feature.

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Third-Generation Apple TV 4K Boasts More Storage for Lower Prices

Apple has updated the Apple TV 4K for the second time in two years, upgrading it to a modern processor and more storage at significantly more competitive prices.

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Microsoft Rebranding Office to Microsoft 365

Microsoft is dropping its Office brand and rebranding its productivity apps as Microsoft 365.