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#1711: Apple Intelligence examined, Apple ID to become Apple Account, block SMS text spam, Apple Pay Later discontinued

This week’s feature article examines Apple Intelligence, the collection of AI-based features the company unveiled at WWDC and plans to roll out slowly throughout the next year. We also look at Apple’s quiet announcement that it will be renaming Apple ID to Apple Account, a minor change that will nevertheless drive tech writers to distraction. David Shayer rejoins TidBITS to share his eventual solution to an out-of-control SMS text spam problem: Nomorobo. Finally, we briefly acknowledge Apple’s discontinuation of the Apple Pay Later service. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 8.10.34, Arc 1.47, BusyCal 2024.2.5, Little Snitch 6.0.1, and Zoom Workplace 6.1.

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Examining Apple Intelligence

Apple devoted a large part of its WWDC keynote to Apple Intelligence, a collection of new AI-driven features that it plans to introduce throughout the next year in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15 Sequoia. 


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Little Snitch 6.0.1

Maintenance update for the network traffic management utility following its recent major upgrade. ($59 new, $39 upgrade from previous licenses, free update, 36.1 MB, macOS 14+)