SharePlay Re-Enabled in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 Betas
Testing SharePlay no longer requires the SharePlay Development Profile to get it to work, but those who want to use it on macOS Monterey will still need to use the SharePlay profile and will need to update to the newly released macOS Monterey beta.
SharePlay is a FaceTime feature that’s designed to allow users to watch movies and listen to music with their friends and family on FaceTime calls, and it also has a screensharing component.
SharePlay was functional for the early part of iOS 15 testing prior to iOS 15’s release, but Apple ended up pulling it because it was buggy and there wasn’t time to get it ready for release. Apple said it would be released in a future update.
iCloud+’s New Custom Email Domain Feature Now Available in Beta
Starting with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, users with a paid iCloud+ storage plan can personalize their iCloud email address with a custom domain name, such as email@example.com, and the feature is now available in beta.
iCloud+ subscribers interested in setting up a custom email domain can visit the beta.icloud.com website, select “Account Settings” under their name, and select …
Phil Schiller Says iPhone Was ‘Earth-Shattering’ Ten Years Ago and Remains ‘Unmatched’ Today
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down with tech journalist Steven Levy for a wide-ranging interview about the smartphone’s past, present, and future.
The report first reflects upon the iPhone’s lack of support for third-party apps in its first year. The argument inside Apple was split between whether the iPhone should be a closed…
macOS Big Sur Update Bricking Some Older MacBook Pro Models
A large number of late 2013 and mid 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro owners are reporting that the macOS Big Sur update is bricking their machines. A MacRumors forum thread contains a significant number of users reporting the issue, and similar problems are being reported across Reddit and the Apple Support Communities, suggesting the problem is widespread.
Users are reporting that during the…
YouTube Premium and Music Surpass 50 Million Subscribers
YouTube says it has passed 50 million subscribers for its Premium and Music subscriptions, making it the “fastest growing music subscription” service in the world, according to YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen. YouTube says that it has more than 50 million paying subscribers collectively across YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. The Google-owned service says it attributes this…
Top Stories: Last-Minute iPhone 13 Rumors, Apple Announces App Store Changes, and More
The finish line is in sight! Apple’s annual iPhone event is likely just a week or so away and all eyes will be on the company as it unveils the next version of its most popular product line. With any luck, we’ll also see the next-generation Apple Watch and perhaps even some new AirPods.
Other news this week saw Apple making some more changes to its App Store policies in response to a…
Security Researcher Develops Lightning Cable With Hidden Chip to Steal Passwords
A normal-looking Lightning cable that can used to steal data like passwords and send it to a hacker has been developed, Vice reports.
The “OMG Cable” compared to Apple’s Lightning to USB cable. The “OMG Cable” works exactly like a normal Lightning to USB cable and can log keystrokes from connected Mac keyboards, iPads, and iPhones, and then send this data to a bad actor who could be over a…