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#1564: iOS 14.6 and macOS 11.4, Find My clarification, new Siri Remote, Apple TV buyer’s guide

It’s time for yet another slew of Apple operating system updates: iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6, and HomePod Software 14.6, which primarily offer support for paid podcast subscriptions and Apple Card Family, along with a bevy of security updates. Glenn Fleishman’s article outlining various scenarios around the use and abuse of AirTags revealed confusion about the difference between the Find My feature and Apple’s Find My network. Adam Engst wades into the topic to explain the distinction. Finally, Take Control of Apple TV author Josh Centers reviews the second-generation Siri Remote and offers guidance for those considering the updated Apple TV 4K. Notable Mac app releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0, Hazel 5.0.7, Moneydance 2021.1, and Twitterrific 5.4.6.

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The Two Faces of Find My

Our lengthy article outlining numerous scenarios for ways that the AirTags could be used and misused revealed that some people didn’t understand the difference between Find My iPhone and participating in the global Find My network. They are distinct, and you can use one without the other.