Today

The Russian government’s decision to hold sham referendums in Ukraine has seen Apple pull a number of major apps in response to new sanctions.

Popular Russian apps removed from the App Store worldwide include Mail.ru and Facebook competitor VK. The latter is one of the apps the Russian government previously required Apple to show to iPhone users in the country during the initial setup process

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Logitech is today launching a new ‘Designed for Mac’ brand, presenting a range of keyboard and mice aimed at Apple users. 

This includes a new MX Mechanical Mini for Mac keyboard, with low-profile tactile switches and backlighting activated by proximity sensor, available in Space Gray and Pale Gray finishes. A color-matched MX Master 3S mouse is also on sale now. Logitech is also releasing a new vertical ‘Lift’ mouse and a new blueberry colorway for their circular keycap K380 keyboard.

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Yesterday

With the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup, Apple reportedly asked its suppliers to increase iPhone production as the company expected strong demand for the holiday season. However, it now seems that Apple has gone back on its plans as the company will no longer increase iPhone 14 production in the short term.

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Apple News sends offensive notification to Fast Company followers in apparent hack [U]

Someone identifying as “Thrax” has managed to successfully send an offensive notification to Apple News users through Fast Company’s account.

Apple Watch Ultra review: Is it a true sports watch?

The Apple Watch Ultra is one of the most exciting new smart watches to be released this year. While it is an extremely nice smart watch, it still is missing a lot of the utility included in most higher end sports watches.

Owners of Apple products such as iPhones and iPads can take their devices to an Apple Store or authorized service provider (AASP) to request a battery replacement. When it comes to some iPad models, Apple replaces the entire device instead of just the battery. Now this is about to change for the iPad mini 6.

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Stage Manager will be coming to more iPad Pros with iPadOS 16, and that’s a policy change worth applauding. Apple originally planned to limit the new multitasking feature to iPads powered by its M1 chip. While there are some drawbacks of this feature shift, the change bodes well for the original class of iPads.

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The Messages app gets some slick upgrades with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to edit iMessages on iPhone after sending them. Read on for a hands-on look at how the feature works and its limitations.

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Intel’s Unison app on Windows will let you text and send files from your Android device or iPhone

When it comes to an all-around solution to texting and sharing files between your phone and Windows computer, there isn’t one. Intel is aiming to fix that with a new Windows app called Unison that will be capable of sending texts and sharing files to and from your Android device or iPhone.

Tested: Anker’s new Bio Lightning cables bring an environmentally friendly design to iPhone 14

Earlier this month, Anker launched an entirely new lineup of cables with a unique twist. Setting out to help tackle the growing e-waste problem, the company has tapped into a new material that trades out the typical plastic sheathing for a corn and sugarcane-based build. But is the new Anker Bio Lightning Cable actually worth the refreshed design? Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review takes a closer look.

As you probably know, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro can communicate with emergency services via satellite. Although this feature won’t be available until November, Apple has been getting ready to release it with iOS 16.1 – which will also include a “Satellite Connection Demo” so that users can try out the satellite connection without actually calling emergency services.

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One of the headlining new features of the iPhone 14 lineup and the new Apple Watch models is Crash Detection. This feature is designed to recognize when you’ve been in a car accident, then use Emergency SOS to inform first responders and your emergency contacts.

A new video today puts Crash Detection on the iPhone 14 through several tests – with mixed results.

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Chrome and Google Drive updated with iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

Previewed earlier this month, Google is now rolling out its first iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets with updates to Chrome and Drive.

AirPods Pro 2 launched last Friday as Apple’s first new version since their original launch in 2019. Some of the biggest changes are for the accompanying charging case, with a new lanyard holster, Find My integration, and built-in speakers.

A new CT scanner look at the AirPods Pro 2 from Lumafield shows a look inside the AirPods Pro 2 charging case, and it looks like there might be more to that new lanyard holster than meets the eye.

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Apple on Tuesday released iOS 16.1 beta 3 to developers as the company continues to tweak multiple aspects of the iPhone operating system. One of the main new aspects of iOS 16 is the redesigned lock screen, and with today’s beta, Apple is making it even easier for users to switch between wallpaper sets.

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Apple has released iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 to developers. After ten betas since its original announcement during the WWDC 2022 keynote – and a lot of complaints about the Stage Manager feature – Apple is planning to add this function to other iPad Pro models that don’t feature an M1 chip.

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One of the unique safety features built into Apple Watch Ultra is an 86-decibel siren. It uses two different sound patterns to attract help with the alert being heard up to 600 feet away. Here are 4 ways to use Apple Watch Ultra siren, plus how to turn it off.

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Apple is now seeding watchOS 9.1 beta 3 to developers. This build comes alongside new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS Ventura, and tvOS. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch.

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A week after releasing iOS 16.1 beta 3, Apple is seeding tvOS 16.1 beta 3 for developers to try it out. As of now, it’s unclear what’s changing with this operating system, as Apple didn’t disclose what’s changed with the release notes.

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macOS 13 Ventura beta 9 is finally available to developers after Apple released the final version of iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 on September 12. The company aims to release this operating system next month alongside iPadOS 16.1. Here’s what’s new with macOS Ventura.

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As Apple aims for October as the official release month of iPadOS 16, the company is now seeding iPadOS 16.1 beta 4 to developers. One of the key features of this operating system is Stage Manager, which beta testers complain it’s still far from being ready.

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A week after releasing iOS 16.1 beta 2, Apple is seeding beta 3 to developers. This version brings improvements to the battery charging indicator, Clean Energy Charging feature, Live Activity API support, and more.

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In this episode of Apple @ Work, Dean Hager – CEO of Jamf, joins the show to preview the week ahead at JNUC 2022.

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Today, Jamf kicked off its 13th annual JNUC in San Diego, California. Today at JNUC 2022, Jamf is joined by partners including Apple, Google, Okta Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and SwiftConnect, and with customers American Airlines and HSBC. Jamf discussed how its commitment to continuous product innovation is helping companies adapt their business processes and systems in order to take full advantage of Apple products.

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