New AirPods Pro and AirPods Max Firmware Adds Updated Find My Integration
With the update, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are able to take advantage of the Find My network, allowing them to be located through connections with the Apple devices owned by other people.
Prior to now, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max were listed in the Find My app, but if they were out of Bluetooth range, they would only display last known location. Through the update, the Find My network will provide an approximate location for the AirPods to help you get within Bluetooth range to track down your headphones using the Play a Sound feature.
Some Users Having External Display Connection Issues With macOS Big Sur 11.1 and 11.2
Some macOS Big Sur users who are running the 11.1 and recently released 11.2 update have been experiencing ongoing issues with external displays, based on multiple reports on the MacRumors forum, Apple Support Communities, Twitter, and Reddit.
There are at least two separate issues at play, but both are related to external display connections. The problems appear to have started with the…
iPhone 12 Colors: Deciding on The Right Color
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro arrived in October 2020 in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both devices, as well as some popular classics. The 12 and 12 Pro have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you might not be able to get your preferred model in that color.
iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone…
YouTube Premium Subscribers Can Now Use iOS Picture-in-Picture: Here’s How
Google has rolled out picture-in-picture support as an “experimental” feature for YouTube premium subscribers, allowing them to watch video in a small window when the app is closed.
If you’re a premium YouTube subscriber looking to try out picture-in-picture, follow these steps: Launch a web browser and sign into your YouTube account at YouTube.com.
Navigate to www.youtube.com/new.
iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won’t Get You 6
A bug in the built-in Calculator app in iOS 11 is getting some major attention this week, despite the fact that it’s been around since iOS 11 was in beta testing.
At issue is a calculator animation that causes some symbols to be ignored when calculations are entered in rapid succession. You can try it for yourself: Type 1+2+3 and then the equals sign into the Calculator app quickly.
‘Being James Bond’ Retrospective Will Be Free to Watch Through Apple TV App
Update 9/7/21: “Being James Bond” is now available to watch through the Apple TV app. Ahead of the theatrical release of James Bond film “No Time To Die” on October 8 in the United States, a 45-minute retrospective titled “Being James Bond” will be available to watch for free through the Apple TV app, according to Deadline.
The story from MGM is said to feature Daniel Craig reflecting …
Apple Collaborates With Maroon 5 to Add ‘Memories’ Song to Photos App
Apple has teamed up with Maroon 5 to add the group’s new song “Memories” to the Memories feature in the Photos app, allowing it to be used for photo slide show creations, reports Billboard. “Memories” will be available as a soundtrack option for a limited time and it is available to iPhone and iPad users running the latest iOS 13 and iPadOS software.
Memories in the Photos app are created …
‘Lockdown’ Firewall App That Lets You Block Ads and Trackers in All Apps Expands to Mac
Lockdown, a popular open source firewall app that’s designed to let users block any connection to any domain, is now available for Macs in addition to iOS devices.
Launched on the iPhone back in July, Lockdown blocks ad tracking services, analytics platforms that monitor device usage, ads, and more across all apps that you use (rather than just Safari like most ad blockers). Lockdown on iOS…
iPhone 13 Lineup Expected to Use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 Modem With Several 5G Improvements
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 13 lineup will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 5G modem, with Samsung to handle manufacturing of the chip, according to DigiTimes.
Built on a 5nm process, the X60 packs higher power efficiency into a smaller footprint compared to the 7nm-based Snapdragon X55 modem used in iPhone 12 models, which could contribute to longer battery life. With the X60 modem, iPhone…
Serif Updates Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher With New Tools and Functions
Serif today announced across-the-board updates for its popular suite of Affinity creative apps, including Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and the Apple award-winning Affinity Publisher for Mac, all of which were among the first professional creative suites to be optimized for Apple’s new M1 chip. “After another year which saw record numbers of people switching to Affinity, it’s exciting to…