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Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for Free on Apple TV+ This Week

You’ll be able to stream “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for free on Apple TV+ from 28 October through 31 October 2022.

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Belkin’s iPhone Mount Now Available

Just in time for the Continuity Camera feature of macOS 13 Ventura, the Apple Store is now selling a Belkin accessory that lets you attach your iPhone to a Mac laptop to use it as a webcam.

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Apple Reimagines the Basic iPad for 2022

Apple has overhauled its base model iPad to better match the feature set of the rest of the iPad lineup, but it comes at a notably higher price.

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New iPad Pro Models Gain M2 Processor, Faster Wi-Fi, and Apple Pencil Hover

This year’s iPad Pro upgrades aren’t likely to change the iPad Pro experience in a significant way, but they bring a move to the M2 chip, faster Wi-Fi, and the new Apple Pencil hover feature.

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Third-Generation Apple TV 4K Boasts More Storage for Lower Prices

Apple has updated the Apple TV 4K for the second time in two years, upgrading it to a modern processor and more storage at significantly more competitive prices.

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Microsoft Rebranding Office to Microsoft 365

Microsoft is dropping its Office brand and rebranding its productivity apps as Microsoft 365.

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Apple Takes Another Step into the World of Banking

Apple will soon be offering savings accounts for Apple Card users, in partnership with Goldman Sachs.

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Tab Wrangler Keeps Your Browser Clean by Automatically Closing Tabs

Do you have tons of browser tabs open, either because you forgot to close them or because you’re holding on to them to read or act on later? The Tab Wrangler extension for Chrome and Firefox closes them automatically while maintaining a list of closed tabs, just in case.

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No, Lufthansa Isn’t Banning AirTags from Luggage

German airline Lufthansa set off a firestorm when it claimed that AirTags aren’t allowed in checked baggage, but it was a simple case of confusion about regulations.

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Apple Changes Portable Mac Descriptor from “Notebook” to “Laptop”

At long last, Apple has given up on the nonsensical “notebook” term and returned to referring to portable Macs as “laptops.” About time.

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What Does SOS in the iPhone Status Bar Mean?

What does it mean when SOS appears in your iPhone’s status bar? (Hint: it’s not an iPhone cry for help.) Adam Engst explains this new status indicator in iOS 16.

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iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 Fix Bugs

Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and watchOS 9.0.2 to address miscellaneous bugs, especially related to the new iPhone 14 models.

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Roller Coasters Can Trigger Crash Detection in the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch

It seems obvious in retrospect, but we now have confirmation that the new Crash Detection feature in the iPhone 14 and current Apple Watch models can be triggered by roller coaster rides. Here’s how to turn it off temporarily.

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watchOS 9’s Low Power Mode Could Extend Older Apple Watch Lifespans

The new Low Power Mode in watchOS 9 maintains far more of the functionality of the Apple Watch than the Power Reserve mode that it replaces. It could even enable you to keep using an Apple Watch longer before needing a battery replacement.

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An Apple a Day: iOS 16 Medications Feature Provides Alerts, Logging, and Peace of Mind

Apple quietly added a Medications section to the Health app in iOS 16 that lets you list all your medications, remind you when to take them, and log when you do.