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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 Updates Apple TV 4K; Introduces New Siri Remote

After years of benign neglect, Apple has unveiled a second-generation Apple TV 4K with a beefier processor and enhanced video capabilities. More interesting, though, is the redesign of the Siri Remote.

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Adobe Co-Founder Charles Geschke Dead at 81

Dr. Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe and changed the world of publishing forever. He may be gone, but his legacy lives on.

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Apple Fitness+ Adds Workouts for Older Adults and Pregnant Women

Apple Fitness+ is getting new workouts for beginners, older adults, and pregnant women, as well as a new trainer and an Earth Day-themed episode of Time to Walk with Jane Fonda.

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Apple Event Scheduled for 20 April 2021

Apple has scheduled what is almost certainly a product introduction event for next week. Will we see new iPad Pro models, new M-series Macs, AirTags, or a better mousetrap?

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The Unforgettable Wedding (That Never Happened)

Lauren Goode canceled her wedding in 2019 but is still being reminded of it by online algorithms. This seemingly modern-day problem was somewhat foreseeable, but it’s also not entirely new.

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Apple Opens “Find My” Crowdsourcing to Third-Party Accessories (For Real This Time!)

Apple has officially opened up Find My to third-party devices, including Vanmoof e-bikes, Belkin earbuds, and Chipolo item trackers. Could this presage the long-rumored release of Apple’s AirTags?

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Kara Swisher Interviews Tim Cook about Privacy, App Store Policies, and His Future at Apple

In one of his most substantial interviews in years, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher to discuss everything Apple.

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Over 500 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

A 2019 data breach exposed the personal information of 533 million Facebook users. Here are a couple of tools you can use to see if you’ve been compromised.

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Apple Expands Arcade with Classic Games

The Apple Arcade subscription game service is struggling to catch on, so Apple is adding a slew of classic board games and App Store hits to lure in subscribers.

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Use Emergency Bypass to Circumvent Do Not Disturb for VIPs

Want to block notifications from your iPhone at specific times but still allow important messages to break through? Learn how to use Do Not Disturb and Emergency Bypass to achieve those contradictory goals, along with what to do if you occasionally want to block even Emergency Bypass contacts.

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Apple’s Second Virtual WWDC Set for June 7–11

Apple has announced the dates of its next Worldwide Developers Conference, which will once again be held entirely online.

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iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, iOS 12.5.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 Address Serious WebKit Issue

Facing yet another nasty WebKit vulnerability, Apple has updated iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and even iOS 12 to block it.

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Mac OS X at 20: The OS That Changed Everything

Mac OS X is now 20 years old, and the operating system that once seemed like it was from 20 years in the future is more relevant now than ever before.

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Be Careful When Deleting Conversations in Messages

There are reports of iMessage access being restricted on some accounts after messages from them were inadvertently reported as spam. Always read Apple’s prompts carefully, and let us know if this has happened to you.

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Class-Action Lawsuit: Apple Knew Butterfly Keyboards Were Faulty

A seven-state class-action lawsuit against Apple over faulty butterfly keyboards cites an unnamed executive who likened the keyboard revisions to putting lipstick on a pig.