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iOS 15 lets you spy on apps that might be spying on you

Apple is cracking down on how apps access your private data, such as location data, photos, camera, microphone, as well as what domains the apps are communicating with. And part of that is giving users the ability to find out what the apps that they have installed are up to. ...

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Apple Card, why did you fail me on my iPhone 13 loan?

Unlike other technology writers, such as my Jason Squared co-host, Jason Cipriani, I don’t have a direct review relationship with Apple. That’s a privilege few industry writers can achieve, and — at best — only one or two persons per publication usually get. So when the new iPhone 13 or ...

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Best VPN for iPhone and iPad 2021

Image: Daniel Romero via Unsplash My iPhone offers pretty good connectivity, but tends to be hamstrung by the limits imposed by my cellular carrier. Even though I have an unlimited data plan, using my phone as a hotspot is limited to a very short amount of time before I start ...

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AirPods battery going bad? Here's an inventive fix

CNET Apple’s wireless earbuds have been around for almost exactly five years now, with the first generation AirPods launching in Sept. 2016, and the second generation AirPods coming in March 2019. The long-stemmed wireless earbuds completely changed the wireless audio industry thanks in part to long battery life, ease of ...

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Flagship iPhone 13 feature is rough around the edges

Apple is always trying to position the iPhone as a pro-grade camera. Whether it’s the quality of the camera itself, or by adding tricks like low-light capability and Portrait Mode. Apple’s very good at using computational power to overcome the limitations of the camera hardware that is built into a ...

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I want an iPhone that doesn't do this!

A reader asked me what iPhone 13 improvement would be the most beneficial to me. That’s an interesting question that I’d not thought about.  But the answer is quite straightforward. No, it’s not a faster processor. I don’t want a better camera. I don’t want it to connect to satellites. ...

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Could your next iPhone be a 'satellite iPhone'?

Imagine pulling a new iPhone 13 out of your pocket and having blanket cellular coverage no matter where you are on the globe. No dead spots. That’s what owning a satellite phone offers. And a weird rumor is circulating that the next iPhone could connect to a constellation of satellites ...

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Apple adds driver's licenses, state IDs to Apple Wallet

Apple is working with eight states to bring state IDs and driver’s licenses to Apple Wallet in a move that could make airport check-ins easier. The company said that Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah will be bringing their IDs to Apple Wallet for display on the ...

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