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Transparent design in technology has always had a futuristic feel, and now Momax is bringing the aesthetic to MagSafe compatible iPhone charging accessories. Momax has paired transparent style with quality and affordability with its battery packs, charging pucks, and car phone mounts. This lets you see both the wireless charging coils as well as the magnetic ring behind a glass cover inside each charger. Read on for our hands-on impressions with these transparent MagSafe chargers and find out how to save 10% at checkout.

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If you’re looking for a better deal on your cellular plan, checking out some of the growing pre-paid options is a great idea. Below we’ll look at the best cheap iPhone plans with valuable features like free trials, free activation, and no contracts from as little as $10 per month without giving up good coverage.

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Apple on Wednesday released iOS 15.6.1 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 to all users. The updates bring no new features or major changes. Instead, they come with important security improvements. The company also released watchOS 8.7.1, but this update fixes a specific bug affecting Apple Watch Series 3 models.

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Visible is ending Party Pay for new customers, adds new Visible+ plan

Visible is changing how it’s doing things just a little bit. The company that has been known for its “one plan fits all” policy is adding an additional package called Visible+, intended for those who need a little something extra. For those who don’t, the cost of the base plan is going down. On top of that, Visible’s famed Party Pay is going away for good.

Belkin’s latest USB-C hub mounts to the back of your M1 iMac with a detachable design

Belkin has recently lanuched a new USB-C hub that looks to be just as compelling of a solution for M1 iMacs as it is for taking with you in the everyday carry. The new Multiport Hub with Mount may look like a typical way to extend I/O, but features a novel design that can be attached to the back of your desktop machine and then unclamped for use on-the-go.

Apple released iOS 15.6.1 to iPhone and iPad users this afternoon. The initial release notes did not specify what exactly had changed, other than Apple saying the update “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

Apple has now updated its security updates webpage with the full details on what’s been patched.

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Alongside iOS 15.6.1, Apple is also releasing macOS Monterey 12.5.1. It fixes two important security issues that have been actively exploited. This could be one of the latest Monterey updates as Apple readies macOS 13 Ventura.

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As iOS 16 beta testing continues ahead a public release next month, Apple is still refining iOS 15. The company has now released iOS 15.6.1. The update includes bug fixes and performance improvements, and Apple has not provided any more specific information on the exact changes.

Update: Here are the full details on the major security fixes included in iOS 15.6.1.

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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 during a special event on September 7, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company will then open pre-orders for the new iPhone 14 on September 9 with the first orders arriving on September 16.

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Deals: Apple Watch Series 7 start at $270, Nomad 20% off iPhone accessory sale, more

All of today’s best deals are now up for grabs to mark the halfway point through the week, and Apple Watch Series 7 on sale from $270 lead the way. A 20% off Nomad sale also has its new Base One 15W MagSafe charger at $80, and you can now score AirPods 3 in stock at $150. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple is one iPhone 14 away from releasing the iPad 10, and we are expecting an exciting update for Apple’s most boring tablet. If Apple delivers what we think is coming, the new entry level iPad will bring a number of changes.

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Apple releases trailer for its next original movie The Greatest Beer Run Ever, starring Zac Efron

Apple today released the trailer for its next original movie for Apple TV+ entitled The Greatest Beer Run Ever. The film premieres on September 30 and stars Zac Efron as Chickie. Chickie embarks on a journey to the frontlines of Vietnam, to bring beer to the soldiers serving his country.

Evidence is mounting that Apple will increase the prices of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max this year. Ming-Chi Kuo first suggested the possibility of a price increase last week, and now Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives says that he expects a $100 price increase…

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Back in December of last year, we saw an interesting proof of concept of being able to control smart home devices simply by pointing your iPhone at them. Now a startup called Fluid One has brought that developer on board, and added the missing piece of the puzzle: hardware.

The video demo below looks extremely slick, but setting it up for a typical home won’t be cheap, coming in at $800 at the Kickstarter price …

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Apple is set to release AirPods Pro 2 in 2022. This new generation could bring a new design, innovative Lossless support, as well as fitness sensors for the first time. Head below as we round up the latest rumors about this product.

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Curious how much storage Apple has put in its iPads over the years or how much storage your current iPad has (or could have had)? Read along for a look at the complete iPad storage list for what capacities come with every iPad model.

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Apple is expanding the collection of Remix Sessions available in its GarageBand app for iOS and iPadOS. The company announced via a press release that two new Remix Sessions are launching today from Katy Perry and K-pop supergroup SEVENTEEN.

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The UK carrier EE today announced that its Full Works plan will now bundle …. the Apple One bundle.

Although many different carriers have included Apple services perks like Apple Music or Arcade before, this is the first time that the full Apple One package is included as an extra. You can expect similar international carrier announcements to follow.

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An official survey in the UK shows that TikTok has replaced TV as the most popular entertainment source for young adults, while a separate Pew study reveals that 95% of US teens watch YouTube, many of them “almost constantly.”

Use of both apps and streaming services has dramatically changed the landscape for broadcast television …

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Airbnb introduces new anti-party tech tool; here’s how it works

In June, Airbnb announced that its temporary ban on parties due to the pandemic was going to become a codified policy. Now, the company is introducing new anti-party technology in the US and Canada to prevent parties.

Fears about midterm election disinformation have led both Meta and TikTok to outline the defensive measures they plan to deploy. It follows a disastrous experience in 2016, when Facebook unwittingly sold political ad space to disinformation agents working on behalf of Russia.

Meta subsequently put in place protections for the 2020 elections, and says that it will maintain the strategies shown to be effective, as well as improving on them …

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MacBook design changes have made it practical for the machines to be assembled in Vietnam for the first time. So far, only iPads and AirPods have been made in the country.

The move marks the continuation of Apple’s gradual effort to reduce its dependance on China as a manufacturing center …

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Meta on Tuesday announced some new features coming to Facebook and Instagram users as the company is focused on competing with TikTok. In addition to a new way to create Reels using previously shared Stories, Instagram users can now cross-post Reels to Facebook.

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