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#1615: Why Stage Manager needs an M1 iPad, Limit IP Address Tracking problems, Citibank cryptocurrency confusion

iPadOS 16’s marquee feature is Stage Manager, which adds Mac-like windowing to the iPad, but controversially, Apple requires an M1 iPad to use it. Josh Centers explores Apple’s reasoning and suggests how the company could calm the waters. Adam Engst tells the strange story of how Citibank wouldn’t process TidBITS membership payments because it erroneously thought we were selling cryptocurrency. Finally, Adam explains why a triumvirate of interlocking Apple privacy features—iCloud Private Relay, Limit IP Address Tracking, and Hide IP Address—can cause unusual connection problems. Notable Mac app releases this week include BusyCal 2022.2.3, Camo Studio 1.7, and Evernote 10.39.

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Explaining Stage Manager’s M1 iPad Requirement

In many ways, iPadOS 16’s marquee new feature is Stage Manager, which brings windowing to the iPad—or at least M1-based iPads. But it won’t be available on the vast majority of iPads. Are there legitimate technical limitations or is Apple trying to push hardware upgrades?

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Camo Studio 1.7

Brings a new overlay editor for creating customizable text, shapes, images, and colored overlays. ($39.99 annual subscription, free update, 29.1 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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