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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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I Hope You Have Broadband, Charlie Brown!

Apple is now the exclusive home of the Peanuts holiday specials, and will stream them for free for a limited time, no account required.

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US Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

The US Justice Department has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In a rarity for 2020, the lawsuit has broad bipartisan support.

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Apple Extends Apple TV+ Free Trials to February 2021

If you received a free year of Apple TV+ last year, Apple is about to give you a few months more for free.

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House Judiciary Subcommittee: Apple, Other Tech Giants Wield “Monopoly Power”

A US House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the tech industry has released a report calling Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google monopolies, with company breakups as a possible solution.

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Apple Announces “Hi, Speed” Event for 13 October 2020

What wonders await us at Apple’s next big event? New iPhones? Macs with Apple silicon? A HomePod that doubles as a flying security drone? Find out with us!

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Do You Need a Security Drone in Your Home?

Amazon will soon offer an indoor security camera drone, but does anyone need such a thing, or do these products just instill fear in the public?

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AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming to 4K Roku Devices

Apple may not be doing all that much with the Apple TV and tvOS, but it’s looking to extend its influence in the streaming media device world. Later this year, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support are coming to the Roku platform to complement the Apple TV app.

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How to Change Your Default Email and Web Clients in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

For the first time since the introduction of the iPhone, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 let you choose the apps that serve as your default email client and Web browser. “Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14” author Josh Centers shows you how.

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macOS 10.15.7 Catalina, iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1, and tvOS 14.0.1 Squash Bugs

Apple has released macOS 10.15.7 Catalina, iOS 14.0.1, iPadOS 14.0.1, watchOS 7.0.1, and tvOS 14.0.1 to address minor bugs.

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iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 Now Available

Apple has released updated operating systems for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. We recommend waiting a few weeks before installing, in part so developers who were taken by surprise can update their apps.

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Apple Redesigns iPad Air, Updates Base-Model iPad

Apple has overhauled the iPad Air to resemble the iPad Pro and has upgraded the processor in the base-model iPad.

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CNN Investigation Finds AmazonBasics Products Dangerous

CNN has discovered many alarming reports about AmazonBasics electronics catching fire, burning users, and sometimes even exploding.

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iOS 14’s App Library: The FAQ

The new App Library feature of iOS 14 has generated numerous questions from readers of “Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.” Author Josh Centers explains how it works and what it will do for you.

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Apple Schedules September 2020 Event, Likely for the Apple Watch and iPad Air

Apple has announced that it will be holding a September event as usual, but new iPhones aren’t expected at this one. Instead, rumor-watchers anticipate the release of new Apple Watch models and a redesigned iPad Air.

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NSA Mass Phone Record Collection Ruled Illegal

Nearly seven years after being exposed to the public, and a year after being shut down, the NSA’s mass collection of phone records has been ruled illegal.