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You should update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 14.5.1 right away

You should update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 14.5.1 right away

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Apple on Monday released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 for its iPhone and iPad lineup. The update comes just a week after iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 were officially released, but there’s a good reason for the back-to-back updates: It includes a fix for two security issues that, according to Apple, […]

Apple's new privacy feature will change the web. And not everyone is happy about it

Apple's new privacy feature will change the web. And not everyone is happy about it

Apple is introducing some limitations to the data collection practices that underpin targeted advertising.   Image: FRANCESCO RINALDI / Getty Images Ever been spammed with sportswear adverts after looking up gym membership fees, or been bombarded with tempting hotel discounts upon booking flights for your next getaway?  These sort of adverts, almost eerie in how […]

Best iPad in 2021: Which iPad model should you buy?

Best iPad in 2021: Which iPad model should you buy?

Apple’s iPad lineup is arguably something that’s unmatched by any other platform or device maker — and Apple has just announced a new, more capable iPad Pro that’s sure to move that sentiment even further.  Also: iPad Pro goes Apple Silicon, too From the iPad Mini to the iPad Air or iPad Pro, the tablets all […]

Apple expands Find My network to include third-party devices

Apple expands Find My network to include third-party devices

Image: Apple Apple has flipped the switch that allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to use the Find My app to track third-party devices, the company announced on Wednesday.  The expansion of the Find My network beyond Apple’s own hardware was first announced during WWDC 2020. There have been ongoing rumors and speculation that Apple […]

iOS 14.4 Bluetooth bug, along with a possible fix

iOS 14.4 Bluetooth bug, along with a possible fix

Bluetooth problems are plaguing some iPhone users, causing annoying headphone glitches. The problem, which was first reported to me by readers, manifests itself as periodic disconnections. Sometimes the headphones will reconnect, other times the problem requires Bluetooth to be switched off and on, and at its worst, it requires a reboot of the iPhone. Popular […]

iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

Head over to Settings > Battery, and then into Battery Health and Apple gives you a lot of information about your iPhone’s battery. But there’s one number that Apple doesn’t give you — how many times your iPhone has been recharged. Must read: Switching to Signal? Turn on these settings now for greater privacy and […]

iOS 14 pro tip: One setting change for better photos

iOS 14 pro tip: One setting change for better photos

Having a new kitten means that I’m taking a lot more photos. But trying to get a good photo of a subject that continually moves and squirms (even when sleeping) is tricky. And it was made all the harder because Apple hid a handy Camera app feature. Prior to iOS 14, if you held down […]

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Proof big things can come in small packages

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Proof big things can come in small packages

Apple released four new iPhone 12 models in a total of three different sizes. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro both have a screen size of 6.1-inches, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in at 6.7-inches; the largest for any iPhone model to date.  The smallest of the bunch, the $699 iPhone 12 Mini, has a […]

Apple M1 speed tests: New Arm MacBook Air blows away Intel-based MacBook Pro

Apple M1 speed tests: New Arm MacBook Air blows away Intel-based MacBook Pro

Apple’s new M1 chip in the MacBook Air has showed up in a Geekbench benchmark that suggests the Arm-based hardware far outperforms today’s Intel-based 16-inch MacBook Pro.  Per MacRumors, the MacBook Air running on Apple’s silicon chip had a single core score of 1687 and a multi-core score of 7,433.  The M1 is an eight-core […]

Apple fixes three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild

Apple fixes three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild

Apple has released security updates today for iOS to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities that were discovered being abused in attacks against its users. According to Shane Huntley, Director of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, the three iOS zero-days are related to the recent spat of three Chrome zero-days[1, 2, 3] and a Windows zero-day that Google had previously disclosed over […]

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