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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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Apple Takes Another Step into the World of Banking

Apple will soon be offering savings accounts for Apple Card users, in partnership with Goldman Sachs.

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Tab Wrangler Keeps Your Browser Clean by Automatically Closing Tabs

Do you have tons of browser tabs open, either because you forgot to close them or because you’re holding on to them to read or act on later? The Tab Wrangler extension for Chrome and Firefox closes them automatically while maintaining a list of closed tabs, just in case.

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No, Lufthansa Isn’t Banning AirTags from Luggage

German airline Lufthansa set off a firestorm when it claimed that AirTags aren’t allowed in checked baggage, but it was a simple case of confusion about regulations.

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iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 Fix Bugs

Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to address miscellaneous bugs, especially related to the new iPhone 14 models.

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Roller Coasters Can Trigger Crash Detection in the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch

It seems obvious in retrospect, but we now have confirmation that the new Crash Detection feature in the iPhone 14 and current Apple Watch models can be triggered by roller coaster rides. Here’s how to turn it off temporarily.

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What’s New with Focus in iOS 16

Apple updated Focus in iOS 16 with several improvements that make it more flexible and useful. We explore the top changes and explain how they can change your workflow.

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European Union to Mandate USB-C in Electronic Devices by the End of 2024

A new European Union directive aimed at reducing electronic waste and saving consumers money will require new electronic devices to charge using USB-C. Most observers assume this will cause Apple to replace Lightning ports with USB-C across its product line.

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How Apple’s Books App Has Changed in iOS 16

Apple has overhauled how you read EPUB ebooks in the Books app. Here’s how to use the new interface and take advantage of its somewhat hidden customization options.

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Meditate for Free with the Oak App

Oak is a free alternative to subscription-based guided meditation apps. It offers a simple menu of meditations that should be more than enough for most people.

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iOS 16.0.2 Fixes Paste Permissions and iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shake

iOS 16.0.2 fixes early bugs related to paste permissions and camera shake, along with a few other issues.

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How to Customize Your Lock Screen in iOS 16

iOS 16’s marquee feature is the option to create multiple custom Lock screens, each with its own wallpaper, clock font, and widgets. Here’s how to take advantage of it.

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iPhone 14 Quick Impressions: Good, but Just Another iPhone

Josh Centers unexpectedly received an iPhone 14 to test for several days. His overall sense in comparison to his iPhone 11 Pro? The iPhone 14 might be the best model in its class, but there’s nothing particularly special about it other than its crash detection feature.

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iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16 Now Available

Apple has released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16. Here’s how to get the updates, a brief summary of what’s new, and our advice on when to upgrade.

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iOS 16 and watchOS 9 Will Ship on 12 September 2022

Apple’s latest operating systems for the iPhone and Apple Watch are coming soon. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.

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Apple Unveils Four Models of the iPhone 14

At its Far Out event, Apple expanded the iPhone line by introducing the ho-hum iPhone 14, the large iPhone 14 Plus, and the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.