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  • Some iPhone 13 preorders have already shipped ahead of launch day 20/09/2021 at 01:25h
    What you need to know Some iPhone 13 preorders have already shipped. They will still likely get delivered on Friday when the iPhone 13 officially launches. The iPhone 13's have taken flight! Preordered an iPhone 13? Yours might already be on the way! As spotted by some preorder customers like 9to5Mac's Chance Miller, some iPhone 13 preorders have already shipped. UPS is handling this particular preorder so, if your preorder is being taken care of by UPS, you might be able to find yours is on the way as well. First iPhone 13 pre-orders have started shipping! First iPhone 13 pre-orders have started shipping! pic.twitter.com/f0w2u5zaI0— Chance Miller (@ChanceHMiller) September 19, 2021 Preorders for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max went live on Friday, September 17 at 5:00 AM PDT. The new iPhones are set to go officially on sale this Friday, September 24. While your iPhone 13 may have already shipped, that doesn't necessarily mean tha...
  • Cast and crew of 'CODA' show how they ensured every sign was right 20/09/2021 at 00:46h
    What you need to know Apple TV+ has debuted "What is a DASL," a new behind-the-scenes video from "CODA." The Sundance award-winning film is streaming now on Apple TV+. They had to make sure that every sign was right. Apple TV+ has released a new behind-the-scenes video from "CODA" to its official YouTube channel. The new video, titled 'What is a DASL,' features the cast and crew talking about how two Directors of Artistic Sign Language worked to reinterpret the film's script from English into ASL. The script for CODA had to be reinterpreted from English into ASL. See how the Directors of Artistic Sign Language worked with CODA's creators to make sure every sign was right. Watch CODA, now streaming on Apple TV+. The film, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and took home four awards, is now streaming on Apple TV+. 'CODA' tells the story of Ruby, the "sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults." Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emil...
  • Gurman: Redesigned AirPods Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Pro expected in 2022 20/09/2021 at 00:28h
    What you need to know Mark Gurman has released the latest issue of his Power On newsletter. The reporter speculates on the hardware redesigns we can expect next year. There could be a lot coming our way next year. While last week's Apple Event did not feature the major redesigns to the Apple Watch or the introduction of the long-rumored 3rd generation AirPods, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that we may be in store for a lot more excitement next year. In the latest issue of Power On, Gurman's weekly newsletter, the reporter says that 2022 will be an exciting year for hardware redesigns from Apple. The reporter says that we could be in store for exciting updates to the Apple Watch, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, AirPods Pro, and iPad Pro. Gurman also says that we could get our first look at the company's anticipated mixed reality headset. He also mentions other things in the rumor pipeline like a foldable iPhone and the HomePod/Apple TV combo but clarified that those devices aren't expecte...
  • Editor's Desk: iPhone 13, iPad mini 6 — a recap of the big Apple event 19/09/2021 at 18:00h
    We've had a jam-packed week full of new Apple goodness! Hello hello, and welcome to another installment of From the Editor's Desk with yours truly! It's been an epic and packed week with Apple's 'California Streaming' event and preorders, so let's get right down to it. During the Apple event, we got a new entry-level iPad, iPad mini 6, Apple Watch Series 7, and iPhone 13. While the Series 7 and iPhone 13 were definitely expected, I believe most of us were shocked that Apple decided to start off with the new iPad lineup. While there were plenty of rumors for the new iPad mini, I don't think there were as many for the base-level iPad, which kicked off the event. I'm honestly surprised that the iPad is keeping the old, classic iPad design, Home button and all. While it's definitely now the "ugly duckling" of the entire iPad lineup because of the old design (no flat edges) and Home button, it's still a great purchase for those who just want a basic iPad because the internals got a muc...
  • Switch finally got Bluetooth headset connectivity and N64 games are coming 18/09/2021 at 19:00h
    Which N64 games do you really want to play on Switch? Well another week has come and gone meaning that it's time for the Nintendo recap. Welcome, everyone. There's been a few exciting developments this week, including insiders claiming that an N64 emulator on Switch is coming and an update released that finally lets us connect wireless headphones directly to our Switch consoles. Plus, the GameCube hit an important milestone this week, while Bayonetta fans learned they might have something to fear. And although the Switch dropped in price in the UK, we aren't getting the same treatment in the US. Let's dive in. GameCube celebrates 20 years 🎈🎂🥳 If you enjoyed the GameCube in your youth, you're probably complaining about your back right now while yelling at kids to get off your lawn. This classic system originally launched in Japan on September 14, 2001, which means it hit its 20th anniversary this last Tuesday. Hold on I need to take an aspirin. It might not have been...
  • Poll: What was your favorite Apple announcement at the iPhone 13 event? 18/09/2021 at 18:00h
    Take our poll! The iPhone 13 event is over, and what a week it has been. Apple has announced not only its new best iPhone, but also the Apple Watch Series 7, iPad, and a new iPad mini 6, but which was your favorite? That's what we want to find out in this week's poll. But first, here's a recap of what was launched: iPad Apple has released a brand new iPad with an A13 Bionic processor, Center stage, True tone, and more storage. It costs $329 and brings with it support for Apple Pencil and the Magic keyboard. However, there's no design change from the previous model, save the end of white bezels. iPad mini iPad mini arguably stole the show with its stunning new design, A15 Bionic processor, thinner bezels, Touch ID in the home button, and more. Apple Watch Series 7 A big surprise, Apple Watch didn't change anything like we thought it would. We were promised a new chassis with flat edges and a new processor by multiple leakers, instead, we got a slightly redesigned watch with th...
  • AppleCare+ renewals come to France, Italy, and Spain 18/09/2021 at 11:06h
    It means customers with expiring AppleCare can continue their coverage at a monthly basis. What you need to know Renewable AppleCare+ is now available in three new countries. It has come to France, Italy, and Spain. Customers can now extend their AppleCare+ on a monthly basis when their initial plan runs out. Apple has this week rolled out its extended AppleCare+ to Italy, Spain, and France for devices like the iPhone 13, iPad mini 6, and Apple Watch Series 7. As noted by MacRumors, renewable AppleCare+ can now be bought and paid for on a monthly basis in Italy, Spain, and France. An Apple support document explains: If your AppleCare+ plan will expire soon, you might be able to continue coverage. In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If you paid upfront for an AppleCare+ plan for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you might be able to purchase new coverage that renews monthly. In the United States, if...
  • Tim Cook addresses pay, diversity, privacy, and more at internal meeting 18/09/2021 at 10:53h
    He also tackled the company's controversial remote working policy. What you need to know Tim Cook has addressed Apple employees at a company-wide meeting. He spoke about diversity, privacy, pay equity, and more. Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken to employees about pay, diversity, equity, privacy, and more at a company-wide meeting Friday. As noted by The Verge's Zoë Schiffer on Twitter: Here's what we're hearing from the Apple all hands this morning 🧵:— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) September 17, 2021 Cook reportedly told employees that 50% of new leadership hires at Apple this year were women, but said that there was more work to do. On Apple's App tracking transparency in iOS 14 he said that it was "pretty simple but very profound". The move has drawn ire from companies like Facebook who rely on heavy tracking to serve users with personalized ads. Cook also spoke about how the company had donated $100 million to relief during the pandemic and other causes, before addre...
  • Tim Cook says Epic Games ruling will put some App Store discussions to rest 18/09/2021 at 10:42h
    "I think the ruling will be very good to try to put some of the discussions to rest on the App Store. In terms of the one we lost, there were one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement, that was the extent of it. I'm sort of looking forward to moving forward now" What you need to know Tim Cook has finally weighed in on the Epic Games lawsuit ruling. He told Apple employees at an internal meeting that he thought the ruling would be "very good" to try and put some App Store discussion to rest. He also told employees he was looking forward to moving on. Tim Cook has told Apple employees at an internal meeting that he hopes to move on from the Epic Games lawsuit, and said he hoped the verdict would put some questions about the App Store to rest. In the wake of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and iPad announcements earlier this week, Cook spoke to employees at an all-hands meeting. From The Verge: "If you sort of back up and remember what the App Store is about, t...
  • Unvaccinated Apple employees will be required to get 'frequent' testing 17/09/2021 at 23:35h
    What you need to know Apple has announced a new policy when it comes to vaccination against COVID-19. Next month, vaccinated employees in the company's stores and offices will experience "infrequent" testing. Unvaccinated employeed, however, will need to be tested "frequently." It's currently unclear exactly how frequent "frequently" means. If you're an unvaccinated Apple employee, you better be ready for "frequent" testing. As reported by The Verge, Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president of retail and people Deirdre O'Brien announced a new policy concerning COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at a virtual town hall for employees today. The new policy, which goes into effect next month, will require that vaccinated employees who wish to enter one of the company's offices or stores to get "infrequently" tested for COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees will be required to get "frequently" tested for the virus. Starting next month, Apple will "infrequently" test employees who ...
  • Go inside the first episode for season two of 'The Morning Show' 17/09/2021 at 23:15h
    What you need to know Apple TV+ has debuted a new featurette for season two of "The Morning Show." "Inside the Episode: 'My Least Favorite Year'" dives into the first episode of the new season. Season two of the drama series starting streaming today. Go inside the first episode for season two of "The Morning Show." Today, Apple TV+ premiered a new video that takes viewers inside "My Least Favorite Year," the first episode of season two of "The Morning Show" which premiered earlier today. You can dive into this new behind-the-scenes look at the first episode below: What happens when the world closes in, while you're making plans for your own life? Take an exclusive look inside the episode of "My Least Favorite Year" with the cast of season 2. Watch The Morning Show now on Apple TV+. Season two of the award-winning drama series continues to follow the story of the employees of UBA after the shocking conclusion of the first season. Picking up after the explosive event...
  • Play these great xCloud games from your iPhone 17/09/2021 at 22:00h
    Some of the best games today are now available on your iPhone with xCloud. There are so many great games created every day that access to some of the best titles is no longer solely for the PC or console. Thanks to xCloud and its cloud save feature, you can now pick up your iPhone and continue your gaming session on other devices. To join, all you need is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a device to play on, a controller (sometimes), and an internet connection. If you're new to xCloud on your iPhone, you may be wondering where to start. We've gathered the best xCloud games on iPhone for you to try! Remember, these games are all included for free with your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. xCloud starts here Xbox Game Pass Ultimate From $15 at Best Buy From $15 at Amazon From $15 at Walmart Gold and more! Get everything you would get with an Xbox Live Gold membership, plus the ability to play your games from your iPhone with cloud save capability. You also get EA Play membership a...
  • Without digital games, I wouldn't be a gamer 17/09/2021 at 22:00h
    Digital games mean accessibility to me. If you were a child in the Caribbean, especially in independent countries, video games were not very accessible. From high prices to the lack of a retail presence, Caribbean children had to find creative ways to engage in the hobby. While my experience as a Caribbean person who enjoyed playing video games may differ from other people living in the region, I think I can speak for my Caribbean peers when I say that the rise of digital games made accessing my favorite video game franchises that much easier. A world without games Anyone from the Caribbean is familiar with the concept of people who have emigrated, usually to North America or Europe, to use their relatively higher salaries to send essential items like non-perishable food and clothing back home to their families in cylindrical containers comprised of fiber or blue plastic. This has happened for decades, so much so that the children of these people who often have to remain at home...
  • LEGO Star Wars Battles is building to a September 24 launch on Apple Arcade 17/09/2021 at 19:18h
    What you need to know LEGO Star Wars Battles is coming to Apple Arcade next Friday, September 24. Gamers will be able to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Do you have The Force? Warner Bros. Games, The LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm Games are bringing LEGO Star Wars Battles to Apple Arcade on Friday, September 24, Apple has confirmed. The new game will see players enjoy real-time PvP multiplayer battles, as Star Wars fans build their armies of LEGO characters and vehicles. They'll play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, too. September 24 is a big day for Apple. Not only is the iPhone 13 lineup going on sale, but Isaac Asimov's Foundation also has its Apple TV+ premiere on the same day, too. Lead your favorite LEGO® Star Wars™ characters into real-time, multiplayer PvP battles in arenas inspired by iconic locations from throughout the galaxy! What happens when an Ewok takes on a Tusken Raider? Can a flock of porgs tackle a stormtrooper in a standoff? Could Chew...
  • iPadOS 15 unlocks as much as 12GB of RAM for use by each app, up from 5GB 17/09/2021 at 18:56h
    What you need to know Apple's iPadOS 15 will allow apps to use as much as 12GB of RAM. Currently, apps are limited to just 5GB. iPadOS 15 ships on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15 ships on Monday, September 20. Apple's iPadOS 15 will allow apps to use as much as 12GB of RAM when it ships on Monday, September 20. That's a huge jump from the 5GB that previous versions of iPadOS made available. Until now, Apple has limited how much RAM a single app can use in order to avoid over-taxing the system. But with some iPads now coming with as much as 16GB of RAM, Apple is now giving apps access to much more of it — as was first suspected when iPadOS 15 was announced earlier this year. The news came via developer Lucky Clan, the team behind Artstudio Pro — an iPad art app that can make great use of as much RAM as Apple will give it. According to Lucky Clan, iPads with 16GB of RAM will allocate 12GB to a single app, while those with 8GB will be able to give a single app as much as 6GB....
  • Apple TV+ shares new 'Foundation' first look ahead of its Sep. 24 premiere 17/09/2021 at 18:35h
    What you need to know Apple TV+ has shared a new first look video for Foundation. The Isaac Asimov classic story will premiere on September 24. Foundation and new iPhones on the same day. Apple TV+ has shared a new first look video for the hugely exciting Foundation show ahead of its premiere on September 24 — the same day we will see the arrival of the best iPhone ever — iPhone 13. Shared to YouTube, the video features scenes from the show while stars talk about what we can expect when it premieres next week. Check out the video and prepare to be excited for Friday! The greatest science fiction work of all time is finally coming to the screen. Here's an exclusive look at Isaac Asimov's epic masterpiece, Foundation. Coming September 24, only on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_Foundation Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the...
  • Apple shares a new 'guided tour of iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro' video 17/09/2021 at 18:17h
    What you need to know Apple has shared a new video giving us all a 'guided tour' of the new iPhones. The almost eight-minute video covers screens, batteries, and more. No stone is left unturned. Apple has just published the world's first iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro review — of sorts. Shared to YouTube, a new almost eight-minute video sees Apple take us on a guided tour of the new iPhones, and it's a blast. Throughout the video, we're shown details relating to the new camera capabilities, including video. We're also told about new batteries and displays, too. The video is a great explainer for anyone who hasn't seen the announcement video, too. Check it out! Find the right iPhone for you. Let's walk through the new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max as we explore the incredible new features, sizes, and colors available. Learning about the new models and the differences between them will help you decide which is the right one for you. ...
  • It's finally time for Apple to kill the Lightning port on the iPhone 17/09/2021 at 18:00h
    What you need to know Apple has transitioned another of its products to USB-C. The Pad mini and Apple Watch SE are now all-in on the new connection. Only the base model iPad and iPhone remain a fan of Lightning. Don't let us suffer, Apple. Go USB-C on all of the things already. The Lightning port has enabled a vast array of accessories since its introduction in 2012 to replace the 30-pin connector. With next year being its ten-year anniversary, I think it is finally time to say goodbye to Lightning, rip the bandaid off, and fully embrace the USB-C world. When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 at its "California Streaming" event this week, it revealed that the new watch would come with a USB-C charging cable instead of USB-A in order to support faster charging speeds. The company also announced the new and redesigned iPad mini which ditched the Lightning port in favor of USB-C like the iPad Air and iPad Pro above it. Today, it was also revealed that Apple is bringing the...
  • Apple sends notifications to iPhone 13 buyers reminding them to 'get ready' 17/09/2021 at 17:58h
    What you need to know Apple has begun to send notifications to iPhone 13 buyers, reminding them to get ready for their new handset. A settings page has also appeared in the Settings app. Tapping through has users set up iCloud for data backups. Apple wants to make sure everyone had iCloud data management enabled. Apple has begun to send notifications to buyers of iPhone 13 handsets, reminding them to "get ready" for their new devices. A new page in the Settings app also takes users to the same page. That new page is all about getting data off of existing iPhones and onto Apple's servers via iCloud. I tapped through and was told that my device was already set up to use iCloud — all I need to do now is wait for my new iPhone 13 Pro Max. People with iCloud backups and iCloud Photos enabled will likely be promoted to turn those features on. There’s a new option in Settings for this, too. pic.twitter.com/nK8x0oxTkd— Oliver Haslam (@OliverJHaslam) September 17, 2021 This is...
  • The majority of new iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max orders are delivering next month 17/09/2021 at 17:35h
    What you need to know Apple's iPhone 13 orders are now live. While most iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini deliveries will still arrive on launch day, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will not. Most new orders of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will now deliver next month. You might have more luck ordering for in-store pickup. Now that the whole iPhone 13 lineup is ready for pre-order those who weren't able to order straight away are facing an extended wait for their new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro to arrive. If ordered right now, most configurations of color and storage options will not arrive until early October. While most iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 color and storage combos are still good for September 24 delivery, it seems that anyone wanting the high-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will need to hang tight, with some orders unlikely to arrive until October 11. Apple's iPhones often sell out quickly and this being the best iPhone ever was never going to prevent ...