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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.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Three Wallet Cases: Bellroy, Encased, and Smartish

With a new iPhone comes a new case. Adam Engst has become fond of iPhone wallet cases that store a few cards and a couple of bills, so he explored some new options for his iPhone 14 Pro.

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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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iOS 16 Bug Tripping Up iPhone 14 Activations

Apple has confirmed that a bug in iOS 16.0 is causing problems during activation for new iPhone 14 buyers. Workarounds involve connecting to a Mac or PC during the process or upgrading to iOS 16.0.1, which also requires using a Mac or PC before activation.

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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.

Adam Engst 5 comments

iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra Ordering Observations

After spending two days writing about Apple’s latest releases, Adam Engst spent some time on the order pages for the iPhone 14 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra and came away with a few observations.

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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.

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iOS 12.5.6 Fixes Serious WebKit Vulnerability for Older Devices

Apple has released iOS 12.5.6 to fix a serious WebKit vulnerability for older models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has been exploited in the wild, so update immediately if you’re still using one of those classics.

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Apple “Far Out” Event Scheduled for 7 September 2022, iPadOS 16 Delayed

Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.

Adam Engst 62 comments

Survey Results: Which iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey Features Do You Actually Use?

The results are in and wow, do people not use a lot of Apple’s features. In fact, only 4 of 20 features garnered more votes from those who used the feature than those who didn’t. Some of the usage patterns are no surprise—SharePlay, really?—but others caught us off guard.

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 10 comments

Continuity Camera Turns an iPhone Into a Mac Webcam

If you think the webcams built into the latest Macs and Apple’s Studio Display leave a bit to be desired, there’s an alternative: Continuity Camera. Harnessing an iPhone as a Mac webcam, Continuity Camera provides a high-quality virtual-camera system in the upcoming iOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura.

Josh Centers 14 comments

Use AssistiveTouch for Customizable Shortcuts on the iPhone and iPad

Don’t be fooled by its location in Settings > Accessibility. AssistiveTouch is more than just another accessibility feature. Instead, it’s an always-available shortcut to numerous actions on your iPhone and iPad.