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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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Moving from 1Password to KeePass

Josh Centers decided to regain control over his password database by moving from 1Password to the open-source KeePass. He explains the tradeoffs and how to overcome the hurdles of syncing passwords among all your devices.

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Chipolo Card Spot Puts Find My in Your Wallet

What’s in your wallet? The credit card-sized Chipolo Card Spot location tracker puts Apple’s powerful Find My network in your wallet to make it easier to find if lost.

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WWDC 2022 Stays Virtual Starting June 6

Apple has announced WWDC 2022 as a virtual event, but with a special in-person viewing of the keynote and State of the Union presentation for select developers and students.

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The Real Reason Wyze Labs Discontinued Its First-Generation Security Camera

Wyze Labs has finally come clean about why it discontinued its first-generation security camera, and if you’re still using one, you may want to unplug it.

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Apple in the Enterprise in 2022: The Six Colors Report Card

Jason Snell of Six Colors is now compiling another Apple report card based on reports from enterprise Apple admins. His second survey shows big improvements thanks to macOS 12 Monterey.

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iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, macOS 12.3.1 Monterey, and Siblings Fix Bugs and Security Vulnerabilities

Apple has updated all its operating systems to fix bugs and block security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

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Using Universal Control in macOS 12.3 Monterey and iPadOS 15.4

At long last, Universal Control is here, and it lets you control up to three additional Macs and iPads using one Mac’s keyboard and pointing device. It’s remarkable, but how are you going to use it?

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Clarifying the Lack of Mac Studio SSD Upgradability

Some repair enthusiasts have accused Apple of deliberately preventing SSD upgrades in the Mac Studio. That isn’t the case, though the truth is complicated.

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Fifth-Generation iPad Air Drawing Build Quality Complaints

No one anticipated significant build differences between the fourth- and fifth-generation models of the iPad Air, but there are multiple reports of the new model’s aluminum back panel being so thin that it creaks.

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macOS 12.3 Monterey Bricking Some Repaired 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros

There are multiple reports of the macOS 12.3 Monterey bricking Macs that have had their logic boards replaced. If that describes your Mac, hold off on the update for now.

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Apple Releases iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 Monterey, watchOS 8.5, tvOS 15.4, and HomePod Software 15.4

Apple has finally rolled out its Universal Control feature for Macs and iPad, albeit in beta form, and newer iPhones let you use Face ID even if you’re wearing a mask. The company’s latest operating system updates offer a variety of other enhancements, bug fixes, and security fixes.

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A Baseball Fan Explains Apple’s MLB Deal

At the Peek Performance event, Apple announced that Major League Baseball is coming to Apple TV+. Baseball fan Jason Snell of Six Colors explains what it means.

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Third-Generation iPhone SE Is Another Great Bargain

Despite its dated design, the third-generation iPhone SE remains a bargain, especially if you prefer a smaller iPhone and Touch ID.

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Apple Announces “Peek Performance” Event for 8 March 2022

Apple has announced an event for tomorrow. Rumors point toward the release of a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and at least one Apple silicon Mac.

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Do You Need Cellular in Your Apple Watch?

On the Apple Buying Advice site, Josh Centers cautioned against cellular Apple Watches, but TidBITS readers were quick to point out that many people need cellular connectivity.