Today

Mosyle has designed a new Mac workflow tool called Mosyle Embark that guides employees during the configuration of their new computer and informs them about policies. This allows IT teams to enhance protection and compliance from the start. Read on to learn more about it, and when it will be available to use for enterprise IT managers managing Apple devices.

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Readdle is out with a major update for its popular Spark email client today. The release brings a slew of updates and fresh features like a new Home Screen, Smart Inbox, Priority Email, Set Aside feature, Command Center, “Gatekeeper” email blocking, and much more. And for the first time, Spark is expanding beyond Mac, iOS, and Android and is now available on Windows.

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An iPhone 14 Action Mode test put the new feature up against the current leading action cam, the GoPro Hero 11.

It’s not a fair fight, of course. The iPhone 14 has to do it all, while the GoPro only has to do one thing well – but it’s still interesting to see where the iPhone held up against the competition, and where it didn’t …

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We reported back in June that USB-C iPhones would become mandatory from 2024 for all models sold in Europe, as the European Union reached an agreement on a common charging port for all smartphones.

We said then that although a full vote of the European Parliament was required, it was certain to pass – and the EU has today confirmed that this did indeed happen …

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Apple’s App Store revenue fell by 5% year-on-year in September, with games revenue down by 14%, according to Sensor Tower analytics.

Morgan Stanley, which carried out financial modeling based on the data, said that this was the biggest drop seen since it first started tracking, back in 2015. The fall is likely explained by two factors …

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In this episode of Apple @ Work, Tom Bridge from JumpCloud and the Mac Admins Podcast joins the show to talk about iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

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Yesterday

One of the key features of iOS 16 is the new, customizable iPhone lock screen. It lets users create multiple sets with different wallpapers, font settings, and even widgets. However, despite having multiple customization options, the latest version of iPhone’s operating system won’t let you create as many custom lock screens as you want.

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Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …

Zillow, a popular US real estate platform, announced on Monday an update to its iOS app that makes it even more integrated with Apple services. iPhone and iPad users now will be able to explore the surroundings of a neighborhood directly in Zillow’s app using Apple Maps’ Look Around feature.

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Last week, an odd story emerged on Reddit when original AirPods Pro users noticed that the latest iOS 16.1 beta had added Adaptive Transparency to the first-generation model. As we speculated at the time, this appears to be a bug and it seems like the next beta iOS 16.1 will remove the toggle from the Settings app altogether.

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Now that Apple has released its latest round of major software updates, including watchOS 9 and iOS 16, Apple fans are shifting their focus to what’s next. A new concept from Parker Ortolani imagines what Apple could have in store for watchOS 10, with a focus on new features for Apple Watch Ultra, Live Activities, and more.

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Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that it is finally working on the long-awaited “Edit” button. After a brief public demonstration of how this feature will work, Twitter is now rolling out the option to Twitter Blue subscribers to edit tweets – but only in select countries.

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Want to take advantage of Apple’s brightest screen yet on the Ultra? Or get your Apple Watch Series 8, SE, or earlier Apple Watch up to the full 1,000 nits? Here’s how to turn up Apple Watch screen brightness plus a couple of details to keep in mind.

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After launching in 2019, to help organizations manage their Apple fleet, Kandji went to work on solving additional problems. Today, Kandji announced its new Device Harmony platform, which is aimed at bridging the gap between enterprise IT and InfoSec teams, so they can truly work together to keep every Apple user secure and productive.

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Apple has lost its bid to cancel two Qualcomm patents for the second time since June. The US Supreme Court has again declined to hear Apple’s argument because the two companies have already reached a settlement.

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Deciding what to do with Will Smith’s latest film Emancipation hasn’t been simple for Apple. The actor’s infamous television appearance during which he slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at The Oscars in March complicated things; now the verdict is in for how the company has chosen to handle the movie.

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Back in May, IKEA teased an overhauled smart home hub with Matter support for cross-platform connectivity, plus a brand-new app for an improved experience with its smart home products. Now early listings for the DIRIGERA have popped up giving us a look at the price, release date, and more.

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Gmail and Google News updates add iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

Following Chrome and Google Drive last week, Google has rolled out the iOS 16 Lock Screen widget updates to Gmail and Google News.

Apple Watch Series 8 first discounts from $659, Samsung monitors, more in Monday’s best deals

All of today’s best discounts are now going live to kick off this fine Monday, with some of the very first Apple Watch Series 8 deals leading the way. Pricing now starts at $659 on cellular models, which are joined by a chance to save on Samsung’s M8 AirPlay 2 Smart Monitor at $120 off. Plus, you can score a new all-time low on Razer’s Kishi MFi iPhone controller at $45. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Update October 3, 2022: Chase says the launch of this promotion has been delayed. It will now start on October 15.

Chase is once again launching one of its more lucrative credit card promotions for those shopping at Apple. Starting today through November 30, Chase is offering boosted redemption values when cardholders use Ultimate Rewards points to shop at Apple. The exact values vary depending on which Chase card you have.

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Apple and the University of Illinois are teaming up with Google, Meta, and more tech companies to collaborate on something called the Speech Accessibility Project. The goal of the initiative is to study and improve how artificial intelligence algorithms can be tuned to improve voice recognition for users with diseases that affect speech, including ALS and Down Syndrome.

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An Apple and Amazon antitrust investigation in Italy last year found both companies guilty of price-fixing, fining them $225M. Both companies appealed, and a court has now cancelled the fines.

The basis of the decision has not yet been announced, and Apple had not commented at the time of writing …

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As part of his trek through Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid a visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Details about what exactly the two discussed during the visit are unclear, but there was a “private audience” in attendance, according to the Vatican.

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Apple is out with a new press release this morning touting a milestone for Apple Music. The company says that Apple Music now offers an expansive library with over 100 million songs. With this, however, Apple says that it’s focus on human curation has never been stronger…

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