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Get More Info from Photos in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

At long last, Apple has enhanced Photos in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to display Exif metadata in your pictures. Better yet, with Visual Lookup, it can even identify plants, flowers, artworks, landmarks, books, and some pet breeds.

Josh Centers 16 comments

Ten Years Without Steve Jobs

It has been a decade since Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs died. Apple commemorated the occasion on 5 October 2021 with a brief video on its homepage that it has now posted on YouTube.

Glenn Fleishman 17 comments

Add Two-Factor Codes to Password Entries in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and Safari 15

With iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and Safari 15 for macOS, you can add two-factor authentication codes directly to password entries. When you log into a website or app later, the token auto-fills, saving fuss.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Apple Updates AirPods Pro and AirPods Max to Support Find My

Apple is rolling out a firmware update for the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max that adds limited support for Find My and the Find My network.

Josh Centers 18 comments

How Facebook Vanished from the Internet

On 4 October 2021, Facebook disappeared from the Internet for most of the day. Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare explains how it happened, even if we don’t know exactly why.

Josh Centers 16 comments

Apple Watch Series 7 Release Dates Announced

Apple says that the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available to order on 8 October 2021 and will be in stores starting 15 October 2021. Whether or not it’s worth upgrading to depends on what Apple Watch model you have now.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Digitize Any Text with Live Text in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

With the new Live Text feature of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, any text your device’s camera can see or that appears in a photo or other image can be selected, copied, and pasted like any other text. It’s a brilliant feature, and “Take Control of iOS 15” author Josh Centers explains how and where you can use it.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Using Extensions in Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 now supports extensions like its big sibling on the Mac. Here’s how to find and use them.

Josh Centers 8 comments

iOS 15.0.1 and iPadOS 15.0.1 Fix Unlock with Apple Watch and “Storage Almost Full” Bugs

Apple has released an update to fix both the bug that prevented Unlock with Apple Watch from working for all iPhone 13 users and the annoying “Storage Almost Full” notification.

Josh Centers 11 comments

Why Analysts “Believe” in Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has a small library and relatively few paying subscribers compared to competing streaming services, but thanks to a high-quality assortment of programs, analysts believe that Apple will be a major player in streaming.

Adam Engst 6 comments

Unlock with Apple Watch Broken for Some iPhone 13 Owners, Fix Coming Soon

If you’re unable to turn on Unlock with Apple Watch on your new iPhone 13, you’re not alone. Apple promises a fix in an upcoming software update.

Glenn Fleishman 44 comments

How You Can Lose a File Despite Three Layers of Backup (and How To Avoid It)

You’d think that three separate continuous file-archiving systems would have been enough to protect Glenn Fleishman from his own mistake after modifying a file whose original he wanted to see. Unfortunately, circumstances conspired. His cautionary tale offers a lesson.

Josh Centers 22 comments

iPhone 13 Upgrade Advice Based on the Age of Your Current iPhone

If you own an older iPhone, is it worth upgrading to an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro? Jason Snell outlines the improvements the new iPhones offer over older models back to the iPhone 7.

Josh Centers 10 comments

iOS 12.5.5 and Security Update 2021-006 Catalina Block Exploited Vulnerabilities

Apple has updated iOS 12 and macOS 10.15 Catalina to address severe security vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild. Update right away.

Josh Centers 16 comments

Hot New Features in Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

In iOS 15, Safari receives some of its most significant interface and feature changes in years. Here’s how to make sense of and take advantage of them (and how to revert to previous designs in a few cases).