Poll: Stage Manager is a major feature for iPadOS 16 – Do you use it on your iPad?

With the release of Stage Manager, iPad power users finally felt like we got a feature that was made to turn the iPad into a computer replacement instead of a computer supplement. But with the feature being delayed until iPadOS 16.2, the staggered iPad support, and the confusing implementation of it, I began to wonder: How many people actually use Stage Manager?

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Deals: Official Apple iPhone 14 series cases from $31, black Magic Trackpad II $120, more

With Monday now ushering in the new work week, we’re checking in with the folks over at 9to5Toys to see what’s on tap for all of today’s best deals. The savings today kick off with Apple’s entire collection of official iPhone 14 cases starting at $31, delivering some of the best prices ever in the process thanks to Amazon. Then the discounts carry over to the macOS side of the lineup, with markdowns on Apple’s official black Magic Trackpad II and Touch ID Magic Keyboard. Not to mention, $199 off all-time lows on M1 iMac. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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Microsoft planning to offer its own Xbox app store on iPhone as soon as next year

Microsoft is already hard at work preparing for a world in which Apple is forced to allow third-party app stores on iPhone. In an interview with the Financial Times, Microsoft Gaming head Phil Spencer said that the company wants to be “in a position to offer Xbox and content from both us and our third-party partners across any screen where somebody would want to play.”

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Mac mini with M2 Pro diary: flexible, affordable, and creator-focused [Video]

Back in the Intel days, the Mac mini’s small stature resulted in huge performance tradeoffs. In the past, you could have a small footprint, or you could have high performance, but you couldn’t have both. Apple Silicon has totally changed the game in that respect, and that’s further emphasized with the Mac mini featuring M2 Pro. Watch my hands-on experience with Apple’s diminutive beast, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more hands-on videos.

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Hands-on: Mkeke’s new cases for iPhone 14 offer an alternative to Apple’s pricey counterparts

Mkeke has been specializing in designing iPhone cases since 2015. During that time they have been able to become a Top iPhone cases brand, generating well over 1,000,000 positive reviews! Now, Mkeke has revamped their new iPhone 14 lineup of cases to give us two amazing new offerings– including an all-new magnetic case– that will make you think twice about getting a case directly from Apple. Check out the video below for our hands-on look and for a limited time get 20% off on Amazon.

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The best sleep-tracking apps for Apple Watch

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Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is a great way to gain new insight into your sleeping habits and trends over time. There are a number of different sleep-tracking apps available for Apple Watch, including native options from Apple itself.

Read on as we round up the best sleep-tracking apps for Apple Watch, comparing Apple’s first-party solution with the competition.

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Apple @ Work: 1Password gains deep integration with an Okta driven unlock option

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Apple @ Work is brought to you by Kolide, the device trust solution that ensures that if a device isn’t secure, it can’t access your cloud apps.  If you have Okta, Kolide can help you get your fleet to 100% compliance.  They’re Zero Trust for Okta. Learn more or request a demo today.

As remote work continues to become the norm, businesses are finding it increasingly important to have a reliable identity management solution in place. Okta, a leading identity and access management platform, has become a vital component of this infrastructure for many enterprises. With its ability to manage user authentication and authorization across multiple systems and applications, Okta has become an essential tool for businesses that operate remotely. Now, 1Password has gained deeper integration with Okta – making both platforms that much more valuable.

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iPhone 15 Pro rumored to ditch stainless steel for titanium: What we know

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Among other changes, this year’s iPhone 15 Pro models are rumored to feature a new chassis made out of titanium for the first time. This could make for a lighter design, additional durability, and more. In fact, it could be one of the biggest design changes to the iPhone in years, marking an end to the stainless steel era that started with the iPhone X in 2017.

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AI is changing how people interact with technology, and Apple is lagging behind with Siri

AI is changing how people interact with technology, and Apple is lagging behind with Siri

Artificial intelligence has been with us for years, even in the little things like identifying the faces in a picture to the recommendations we see in our favorite apps. But more recently, we’ve seen new types of AI capable of doing things unimaginable years ago. This new type of AI is changing how people interact with technology. But at the same time, Apple is clearly falling behind its competitors.

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How Apple Watch data helped this man discover he had life-threatening blood clots

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We hear a lot of stories from Apple Watch users who say the device has alerted them to potentially life-threatening health issues. A new story out of Ohio, however, is one of the first of its kind.

Ken Counihan says that a combination of respiratory rate and blood oxygen data from his Apple Watch alerted him to a potentially fatal condition last fall…

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HomeKit Weekly: This one HomeKit item might save you thousands of dollars

FIBARO water leak sensor

I’ve always been paranoid about water damage in my home. We have hardwood floors throughout our home. If you’re a homeowner, you know the cost of repairing them if you have water damage. A slow drip from a leaky sink can turn into thousands of dollars in repair costs. Thankfully, with a HomeKit-enabled flood sensor from FIBARO, you can easily know when there’s water where there shouldn’t be before it turns into a major issue. Read on to learn why the FIBARO water leak sensor is the ideal option to use under all of your sinks.

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