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Adam Engst

#1638: Eliminate Apple Pay and Google Hangouts annoyances, give Affinity V2 a try, join TidBITS!

We’re looking forward to new publishing initiatives in 2023—will you join over 3600 other TidBITS members in helping us develop new approaches to sharing practical Apple content? Are you irritated by the badge left on…

Josh Centers

#1637: Testing Emergency SOS and Find My via satellite, Ventura free space issues, Lock Screen Photo Shuffle joy, Thanksgiving hiatus

We’re taking some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US this week, so the next TidBITS email issue will appear on 5 December 2022. Until then, look for new articles on our website…

Josh Centers

#1636: TidBITS wishes Josh a fond farewell, OS security updates, Emergency SOS via satellite details, hands-on at an Apple Store

After nearly a decade as the managing editor of TidBITS, Josh Centers is moving on—he reflects on what he’s done and where he’s going. Apple released important security updates for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and…

Josh Centers

#1635: Adobe/Pantone quarrel, does Matter matter yet?, OneWorld 65W international charger, corral your email with SaneBox, e3 Software sponsoring TidBITS

Why do Adobe users have to pay extra to use certain colors? Adam Engst dips his toe into the complex world of color and why Adobe Creative Cloud users must now subscribe to Pantone Connect…

Josh Centers

#1634: New Messages features, Apple Q4 2022 results, Preview drops PostScript, iOS/iPadOS 15.7.1, Dvorak on iPhone and iPad

Last week, Apple released iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1 with important security updates. The company also announced its Q4 2022 results, which revealed some interesting patterns: the iPad is again in decline, but the Mac…

Josh Centers

#1633: macOS 13 Ventura and other OS updates, 10th-gen iPad, M2 iPad Pro, 3rd-gen Apple TV 4K, Apple services price hikes

It’s a big day in the Apple world, as the company has released macOS 13 Ventura, iPadOS 16.1, iOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, and other updates. And all that comes after last week, when the company…

Josh Centers

#1632: Apple Card Savings accounts, SOS in the iPhone status bar, Tab Wrangler, Focus in iOS 16

Apple has announced that it will soon offer savings accounts for Apple Card customers through its partnership with Goldman Sachs, though details remain scant. If you’ve seen SOS in your iPhone’s status bar, don’t worry,…

Josh Centers

#1631: iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2, roller coasters trigger Crash Detection, Medications in iOS 16, watchOS 9 Low Power Mode

Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to fix a handful of specific bugs—it’s worth updating soon if you have an affected iPhone or Apple Watch. For those who enjoy roller coaster rides (in…

Josh Centers

#1630: Apple Books changes in iOS 16, simplified USB branding, recovering a lost Google Workspace account

Apple overhauled the Books app in iOS 16 to be more compact, but at the expense of clarity. Josh Centers explores how Books has changed and explains how to take advantage of its new customization…

Josh Centers

#1629: iOS 16.0.2, customizing the iOS 16 Lock Screen, iPhone wallet cases, meditate for free with Oak

Late last week, Apple released iOS 16.0.2 to address a few early iOS 16 bugs, most notably excessive paste permission prompts and camera shake in third-party apps on the iPhone 14 Pro. Want to improve…

Josh Centers

#1628: iPhone 14 impressions, Dark Sky end-of-life, tales from Rogue Amoeba

Josh Centers unexpectedly scored a review iPhone 14 for a few days before it shipped, so he shares his initial impressions of it from the perspective of someone still using an iPhone 11 Pro. Triggered…

Josh Centers

#1627: iPhone 14 lineup, Apple Watch SE/Series 8/Ultra, new AirPods Pro, iOS 16 and watchOS 9 released, Steve Jobs Archive

What a week! Apple has just released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16, with iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura due next month. At last week’s Far Out event, Apple unveiled…

Josh Centers

#1626: AirTag replacement battery gotcha, Kindle Kids software flaws, iOS 12.5.6 security fix

Following recent security-focused updates to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has issued iOS 12.5.6 to fix the same serious WebKit vulnerability for older devices. If you still use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch…

Josh Centers

#1625: Apple’s “Far Out” event, the future of FileMaker, free NMUG membership, Quick Note and tags in Notes, Plex suffers data breach

It’s that time again! Apple’s annual iPhone announcement event is next week, and we’re also anticipating new Apple Watch models along with news about when iOS 16 and watchOS 9 will ship. However, Apple has…

Josh Centers

#1624: Important OS security updates, rescuing QuickTake 150 photos, AirTag alerts while traveling

Last week, Apple released iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS 12.5.1 to address a pair of critical security issues—you should update soon. Apple’s QuickTake 100 from 1994 was the first consumer digital camera, but Photos…