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#1566: Top new features from WWDC, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, explaining AirTag safety alerts

The 2021 WWDC keynote has come and gone. Apple announced far more than we could fit in one issue, so we rounded up 20 of the most interesting features in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8: ten that are long overdue and ten that were unexpected. Meanwhile, Julio Ojeda-Zapata offers detailed looks at iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8. Finally, Glenn Fleishman tells you what to do when you’re alerted that an AirTag is moving with you and explains how Apple has already tweaked its AirTag safety parameters. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 7.8.5; Firefox 89; Pages 11.1, Numbers 11.1, and Keynote 11.1; Simon 5.0; and SoundSource 5.3.3.


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1Password 7.8.5

Restores the capability to delete vaults on 1Password accounts and makes recently deleted items accessible for 1Password accounts. ($64.99 new, free update, 75.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Firefox 89

Updates the browser with a redesigned and modernized look with a cleaner, easier to use design. (Free, 126 MB, macOS 10.12+)

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Simon 5.0

Major new release for the server monitoring tool adds support for syncing data between multiple Macs via iCloud. ($99 new, free update, 17.1 MB, macOS 10.12+)

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SoundSource 5.3.3

Corrects how the audio control utility handles AirPlay devices and enhances support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. ($39 new, free update, 26 MB, macOS 10.13+)


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John Gruber Analyzes Apple’s Secure Intent

Apple has published a description of its Secure Intent technology that explains how you can securely log in and confirm purchases without entering a password. John Gruber of Daring Fireball analyzes Apple’s statements to speculate about the future of Apple security.