Today

Yesterday, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met the class of all-female founders at the company’s first Foundations program in the UK. As he shared on Twitter, “these developers are on their way to making and achieving extraordinary things.”

While doing so, Cook also gave an interview to the BBC where he said that there’s “no good excuse” for the lack of women in tech, and later teased an AR future.

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Yesterday

iOS 16 has been available for two weeks, and while the update introduced several new features, it also caused many bugs for iPhone users – some of which have already been fixed. One of these bugs seems to affect videos recorded in Cinematic Mode, which are no longer recognized by iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

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Apple has never officially let users change iOS app icons. However, thanks to the Shortcuts app, anyone can create a home screen shortcut with a custom icon that opens a specific app. This process comes with the downside of showing a huge banner every time the user taps the icon, but iPhone 14 Pro and Dynamic Island makes using custom app icons much more seamless.

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Global Positioning System, or GPS, is one of the most popular satellite-based navigation systems in the world. However, there are other technologies that provide precise location by satellite – and now India is trying to push NavIC, its own navigation system. However, Apple and other companies seem to be worried about this.

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One of the important new features in iOS 16 is Safety Check. Designed as a tool for those at risk for domestic abuse or similar situations, Safety Check for iPhone lets users immediately revoke location access others have – including apps – and also walks through a security review.

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Best Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra bands for any style and budget

Following the reveals at Apple’s Far Out event earlier in the month, both the new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra wearables are now available for purchase. While Apple is delivering more band customization options than ever out of the box, being able to mix up the look and style with some more affordable alternatives can go a long way. So, we’re rounding up all of the best Apple Watch band recommendations for Series 8 and Ultra models starting at just $5.

Security researchers discovered 85 apps engaged in ad fraud; ten are on the App Store, and the other 75 are on Google Play. Combined, people downloaded them over 13 million times. They’re part of a new ad fraud campaign named “Scylla.”

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The 2022 Apple Watch lineup is here with three new wearables. While much remains the same between Series 8 and previous models, there are some differences worth considering. Read on for Apple Watch Series 8 vs 7 and earlier plus what Apple Watch Ultra brings to the table.

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iOS 16.1 is currently available in beta testing and includes support for the Live Activities API, which allows developers to add real-time notifications to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island. As iOS 16.1 nears a public release sometime this fall, Apple has now published its full Human Interface Guidelines that outline best practices for developers implementing Live Activities in their applications.

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WhatsApp for iOS is adding an important feature to all users – the ability to share a link to start a call with a single tap. This function is a lot like the ability to share a link to start a FaceTime call with your friends first introduced with iOS 15.

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Monday’s best deals: iPhone 12/mini/Pro Max sale from $430, 10.2-inch iPad $49 off, more

All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking and headlined by a refurbished iPhone 12/mini/Pro Max sale that starts from new $430 lows. Then there’s a chance to save $49 on Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad as well as new all-time lows on Nanoleaf Lines HomeKit lighting sets. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

AirPods Pro 2 feature a range of great upgrades over the original and one of the simple but valuable additions is the ability to swipe on the earbuds to control volume. However, the capability can be a bit unintuitive at first. Here’s how to change AirPods Pro volume with swipe control including some tips on finger placement.

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Apple just started selling the new Apple Watch Ultra. A few months ago, the company introduced the M1 Ultra processor. Is it time for Apple to bring this branding to the iPhone, with next year’s iPhone 15 Ultra replacing the iPhone 15 Pro Max?

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The Apple Watch Ultra officially launched to everyone on Friday, and as expected, a number of extreme tests have already emerged. These tests go to incredible lengths to test the durability, fitness features, and more offered by the Apple Watch Ultra. The results are rather impressive…

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Four years ago, Oprah Winfrey signed a multi-year deal with Apple. Now, the celebrity and the Cupertino company are changing how the contract will work from now on as Oprah keeps producing content for several other companies and Apple realigns its expectations with Apple TV+.

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Apple has officially started manufacturing the new iPhone 14 in India, the company confirmed in a statement to TechCrunch. This marks the first time that Apple has started locally producing a new iPhone lineup in India in the same calendar year as its release.

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September 25

Having a great external monitor to use with your Mac or iPad is not only satisfying, but also necessary for professionals who need a high-resolution display with good color accuracy. And ALOGIC, a company well known for providing great IT peripheral solutions, has a product that fits all of these needs – which is the ALOGIC Clarity 4K UHD Display Monitor.

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Apple TV+ streaming five classic Sidney Poitier films to celebrate new documentary release

To celebrate the release of the new Apple original Sidney documentary film, Apple TV+ is streaming five classic films starring Sidney Poitier. These films are included for free with a TV+ subscription for a limited time, exclusively in the United States.

We’re still a few months – and at least one more major announcement by Apple – away before the calendar ticks to 2023. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, however, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has detailed some of the hardware announcements he expects from Apple in 2023.

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iOS 16 has been available for just about two weeks, and users are continuing to complain that the update has destroyed their iPhone’s battery life. While a temporary hit to battery life is normal after a software update, something different seems to be going on this time around, with iPhone users still complaining two weeks later…

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Apple Pay Later was announced during the WWDC 2022 keynote. It will be a way to let customers pay in installments simply by choosing the option in the Wallet app when they make payments. Originally rumored to be introduced this year, it seems this service could be delayed to Spring 2023 with iOS 16.4.

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Apple’s rumored October event might not happen at all. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter, Apple might not have enough products to justify a keynote. Instead, the journalist believes the company could focus on a few press releases instead.

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Apple is expected to announce a new generation of the iPad Pro in the rumored October event. As it’s been months since rumors about this tablet started, there are some features that are very likely to be available with this new generation of iPad Pro. Read on as we round up four of them that we expect to see on the 2022 iPad Pro.

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AirPods Max launched almost two years ago. While these headphones have been praised for its finish, superb sound quality, and use in general, there were some complaints. For example, its case has faced a number of controversies because of its design; another example is that the AirPods Max doesn’t offer Lossless capabilities – even when wired.

A problematic Active Noise Canceling feature, on the other hand, wasn’t an issue its owners ever had… until recently.

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