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Josh Centers Adam Engst 18 comments

Four More Apple Updates Drop: iOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.2, watchOS 6.0.1, and watchOS 5.3.2

Apple has released its third iOS 13 update in a week with iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2, which squash more bugs, along with the first update to watchOS 6 and a security fix update to watchOS 5.3.2.

Josh Centers Adam Engst 11 comments

iOS 12.4.2 Provides Important Security Fix to Older iOS Devices

The small iOS 12.4.2 update fixes a vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to cause application termination or arbitrary code execution. It's available only to devices that can run iOS 12 but not iOS 13.

Josh Centers 12 comments

iOS 13.1.1 Fixes Bugs and Keyboard Security Issue

Apple has quickly updated both iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to version 13.1.1 to fix a variety of bugs and address the keyboard security issue.

Josh Centers 15 comments

Here’s What Sets iPadOS Apart from iOS

iPadOS 13.1 is now available, with iPad-specific features like improved multitasking, a desktop-class version of Safari, Home screen enhancements, a floating keyboard, and more. Here are some tips to get the most out of it.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Features Added in iOS 13.1: Personal Automations, Driving ETA, and More

iOS 13.1 is here to fix numerous bugs in the short-lived iOS 13.0 and to provide some features that were missing from iOS 13’s initial release. Alas, there are still more features that Apple has pushed off to a future iOS update.

Josh Centers 7 comments

iPhone 11: A Roundup of Reviews

The early reviews are in for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Expect better cameras and improved battery life.

Adam Engst 19 comments

iOS 13.0 Now Available; iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Moved Up to September 24th

Apple has shipped iOS 13.0, but given the number of bugs reported in early iPhone 11 reviews, you might want to wait for iOS 13.1, which Apple moved up to next Tuesday.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Is Your AppleCare+ Expiring? You Can Now Renew It

Do you have an aging iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with AppleCare+ that you want to keep covered? You can now extend your AppleCare+ indefinitely, paying on a monthly basis.

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Apple Cuts 1 TB iPad Pro Prices by $200

Apple has cut $200 from the price tag of its top-of-the-line 1 TB iPad Pro models. Could these and other recent price cuts suggest that Apple is responding to complaints of too-high prices?

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Evaluating Your iPhone 11 Purchase Options

Gearing up to buy an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? We walk you through all of the different ways you can buy an iPhone from Apple so you don’t have to think too hard during the preorder time before you’re fully awake.

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Apple Announces iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple has announced three new iPhones for 2019: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They feature significantly improved cameras and new case colors but maintain the same physical form factors of the previous models.

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Apple’s Base Model iPad Goes Semi-Pro

Apple has updated its entry-level iPad with a larger screen and Smart Keyboard support, making Apple’s best bargain even better.

Adam Engst 18 comments

Apple to Ship iOS 13 on September 19th, iOS 13.1 on September 30th

Despite saying nothing during its iPhone announcement event, Apple has quietly revealed that iOS 13 will ship on September 19th, with iOS 13.1 following soon after on September 30th. With no other word from Cupertino, Adam Engst makes some guesses about macOS 10.15 Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.

Josh Centers 9 comments

Apple Admits Its Apps Had App Store Advantage

Top Apple executives have acknowledged that Apple’s own apps have enjoyed a search ranking advantage in the App Store. Apple says it has adjusted the search algorithm, but the lack of oversight may have already damaged the company.

Adam Engst 7 comments

Take Control Tackles Catalina and iOS 13

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Apple will undoubtedly be announcing ship dates for macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13 at its September 10th event, but you can start preparing for the upgrade and what’s new with three new books from Take Control.