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Josh Centers 27 comments

Apple Unveils Four Models of the iPhone 14

At its Far Out event, Apple expanded the iPhone line by introducing the ho-hum iPhone 14, the large iPhone 14 Plus, and the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

Adam Engst 25 comments

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra Expand Health, Safety, and Connectivity Features

Apple has revamped the entire Apple Watch lineup, dropping the obsolete Apple Watch Series 3, upgrading the Apple Watch SE, taking the next mainstream step with the Apple Watch Series 8, and introducing the adventure-oriented Apple Watch Ultra.

Adam Engst 15 comments

Move Downloaded Mac Apps Before Initial Launch

Howard Oakley explains App Translocation, a macOS security mechanism that protects against malicious plug-ins within benign apps but can occasionally cause first-launch crashes.

Josh Centers 28 comments

Here’s Why Your AirTag Battery Replacement Is Not Working

Is your AirTag still not working after replacing the battery? The most common cause is that certain batteries from Duracell have a bitterant coating that renders them unpalatable to small children and AirTags.

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Avoid the Tempting but Flawed Kindle Kids Ebook Reader

Amazon sells Kindle ebook readers customized for kids, bundled with extra features and services. But the Kindle Kids interface lets Amazon promote whatever it wants to kids while preventing parents from managing what their kids see.

Josh Centers 13 comments

macOS’s New XProtect Remediator Now Regularly Scans for Malware

A few months ago, Apple quietly updated Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina with XProtect Remediator, a new malware scanner built into XProtect, so your Mac is now regularly checking for malware in the background. Howard Oakley uncovered it and offers some technical details.

Josh Centers 3 comments

iOS 12.5.6 Fixes Serious WebKit Vulnerability for Older Devices

Apple has released iOS 12.5.6 to fix a serious WebKit vulnerability for older models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has been exploited in the wild, so update immediately if you’re still using one of those classics.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Walmart.com Listed Fake 30 TB SSDs For Sale

A security researcher discovered a 30 TB SSD on Walmart’s website for under $18. He bought one and cracked it open to learn just how it was too good to be true.

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T-Mobile Offers Three-Month Network Pass Test Drive

T-Mobile is expanding its Test Drive program with the new Network Pass, which gives you unlimited T-Mobile cellular data free for 3 months.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Free Two-Month Membership in Online NMUG Mac User Group

One of the most vibrant Mac user groups in the world is the Naples MacFriends User Group, which has been drawing hundreds of members from around the world to its weekly online meetings. NMUG is offering two free months of membership for anyone who signs up in September.

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Plex User Passwords Compromised in Data Breach

Streaming service Plex is warning users to change their passwords after user data was compromised. Here’s how to do so.

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Design Your Own Frankenphone

Developer Neal Agarwal has launched a website that invites you to design your own iPhone. Make it as sincere or silly as you want.

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Apple “Far Out” Event Scheduled for 7 September 2022, iPadOS 16 Delayed

Apple has announced an event for 7 September 2022, titling it "Far Out." We expect new iPhones and Apple Watches, likely accompanied by release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9. iPadOS 16 will follow later in the year.

Adam Engst 39 comments

Claris’s Plans for FileMaker Bode Well for Individual Users

Claris has announced that it will be changing the name of FileMaker Pro to Claris Pro and integrating it with a modern, Web-based development environment called Claris Studio. Even better, it will be free for personal use—a license fee is necessary only when deploying a solution to additional users.

Josh Centers 11 comments

Apple Adds M1 MacBooks to Self Service Repair

Apple is adding M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its Self Service Repair program, alongside iPhone 12 models.