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iPadOS 14.7 and macOS Big Sur 11.5 come with plenty of bug fixes and security updates

iPadOS 14.7 and macOS Big Sur 11.5 come with plenty of...

Enlarge / The front of the 2019 iPad Air, which has since been replaced with a more modern design.Samuel Axon Apple has released new versions of its iPadOS and macOS operating systems just a couple of days after the company updated iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The iPadOS update adds some new features and shares a…
With Apple Pay Later, Apple may take another stab at the PayPal model

With Apple Pay Later, Apple may take another stab at the...

Enlarge / Apple Pay on an iPhone and Apple Watch.Apple Apple will continue to expand beyond traditional technology projects with a new feature the company is internally calling "Apple Pay Later," according to a new report from Bloomberg. With Apple Pay Later, users making either retail or online purchases with Apple Pay will have the…
Here are a bunch of iOS 15 features that Apple didn’t mention earlier

Here are a bunch of iOS 15 features that Apple didn’t...

New Maps interface. The updated Weather app includes weather maps. Apple You'll be able to use your scanned ID at TSA checkpoints. Apple AI/ML processing can recognize text in the environment around you—like on a photo of a whiteboard. Apple New Focus profiles, with AI/ML juice, lets you change how and when your device bothers…
What to expect from WWDC 2021: iOS 15, M2, and more

What to expect from WWDC 2021: iOS 15, M2, and more

Behold, the Steve Jobs auditorium on Apple's campus in 2017. This is where Apple often hosts its events. Samuel Axon The surface-level waiting area has a minimalist design with slight accents, like many Apple products and retail spaces. Samuel Axon You can see the now-famous spaceship campus through the window. Samuel Axon The elevator from…
Apple releases iOS 14.5, the biggest update since iOS 14 first launched

Apple releases iOS 14.5, the biggest update since iOS 14 first...

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Enlarge / Apple's 2020 iPad Air.Samuel Axon Today is the day: Apple has finally released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 worldwide after a longer-than-usual beta period. If you're using a supported device, you should be able to find the update on the software update page in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch's Settings app. This…
Here are the updates that didn’t make it in Apple’s livestream yesterday

Here are the updates that didn’t make it in Apple’s livestream...

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Enlarge / Apple presents the new iPad Pro at its April 20, 2021 event. Apple crammed quite a few announcements into a short, one-hour presentation yesterday: new iPad Pros, new iMacs, a new Apple TV 4K, and the long-rumored launch of AirTags, to name a few. But for everything Apple executives and product managers said…
How Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency policy works

How Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency policy works

A mockup of the tracking confirmation that Apple included in its company blog. Note that it uses Facebook as its example. This week, Apple published a new white paper that describes the ways apps typically track users and handle their data, outlines the company's privacy philosophy, and offers several details and clarifications about the upcoming…
Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported devices

Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported...

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Enlarge / Apple's 2020 iPad Air.Samuel Axon Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, and the company issued an advisory to users to upgrade as soon as possible. Like iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 before it, this update addresses a security flaw. Additionally, Apple released a similar security update—12.5.2—for older devices like the…
All the little things that add up to make iPadOS productivity a pain

All the little things that add up to make iPadOS productivity...

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The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals. Samuel Axon The camera and sensor array on the 2020 iPad Pro includes two lenses and a lidar sensor. It's still as thin as before, but that camera bump is a change. The design hasn't changed at all beyond that camera bump.…
Not just Facebook: Snap, Unity warn Apple’s tracking change threatens business

Not just Facebook: Snap, Unity warn Apple’s tracking change threatens business

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Snapchat on an iPhone. Social media company Snap (which runs Snapchat) and game development software company Unity have joined Facebook in warning their investors that Apple's imminent ad-tracking change will negatively impact their businesses. As previously reported, Apple plans to use the next iOS update (iOS 14.5, due out in early spring) to implement a…

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