Apple can now replace internal battery of iPad mini 6 rather than the entire device

Friday’s best deals: iPad mini 6 $99 off, World Backup Day hard drive and SSD sale, more

Heading into the weekend, all of today’s best discounts are now up for grabs and headlined by one of the first chances to save this year on iPad mini 6. Dropping to the second-best price of the year at $99 off, it’s Apple’s most compact iPadOS experience and now an even better value. It’s also World Backup Day over at 9to5Toys and around the globe, and fittingly a whole host of storage discounts are live on hard drives, SSDs, and more. Plus, various Synology NAS are on sale at the best prices of the year, too. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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Do you know these 8 tips and tricks for backing up your iPhone, iPad, and Mac?

How to backup iPhone, iPad, Mac

Today, March 31 is World Backup Day – a good reminder to check in on your device backups. Even with Apple’s high-quality products, it’s important to backup regularly. No device works flawlessly all the time and there are many scenarios outside of device failure when a backup is crucial. Let’s look at 8 tips and tricks to backup iPhone, iPad, and Mac with built-in and third-party options, shared Time Machine backups, NAS, and more.

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Exceptional Minds non-profit gets Apple support for neurodivergent creativity academy

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Exceptional Minds, a non-profit which helps neurodivergent creatives turn their passions into their careers, is receiving support from Apple’s community grants program.

Funding is provided through the Employee Giving scheme, where Apple matches every dollar donated by employees, and provides an additional sum for every hour of voluntary service by Apple staff …

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iPhone 15 Pro buttons will work with gloves; have user-adjustable sensitivity

iPhone 15 Pro buttons will work with gloves

The iPhone 15 Pro buttons, which will be capacitive rather than mechanical, will still work with gloves, according to a reliable leaker.

The leaker, who got details right about the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro, has expanded on a previous report about the iPhone 15 Pro mute switch being replaced by an Action button …

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Netflix’s ad-supported tier finally works with Apple TV set-top box

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Netflix launched its cheaper “Basic with Ads” plan back in November. But the launch had a significant gotcha for Apple users: The Netflix tvOS app did not support the ads tier, meaning subscribers on that plan simply couldn’t use their Apple TV set-top box to watch Netflix.

At the time, Netflix said support for the ads plan on Apple TV was “coming soon.” Five months on, support for the plan is finally available for Netflix users on Apple TV.

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9to5Mac Happy Hour 427: iPhone 15 action button, WWDC 2023 announced, Apple Music Classical launches

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Benjamin and Zac react to the rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro mute-switch button may actually be a customizable action button a la Apple Watch Ultra. Apple Pay Later is now available for a select random few. The strategically-confusing Apple Music Classical app is released, and WWDC 2023 is official!

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BYOD: 3 ways Apple keeps you secure when you Bring Your Own Device

A Bring Your Own Device work environment is exactly what it sounds like – you use your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook to also tackle whatever work responsibilities you may have. Whether it’s answering emails, keeping up with your team over messaging, or leveraging work-specific apps, with BYOD you aren’t restricted to performing work tasks only at the office or through your work device.

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