Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iCloud Encryption Feature

As you may have heard, Apple this week announced it’s expanding end-to-end encryption to additional types of data stored in iCloud with a feature called Advanced Data Protection, including device backups, photos, messages, and more. With the new change, even more types of data stored in iCloud will be fully end-to-end encrypted, a higher level […]

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FBI Calls Apple’s Enhanced iCloud Encryption ‘Deeply Concerning’ as Privacy Groups Hail It As a Victory for Users

Apple yesterday announced that end-to-end encryption is coming to even more sensitive types of iCloud data, including device backups, contacts, messages, photos, and more, meeting the longstanding demand of both users and privacy groups who have rallied for the company to take the significant step forward in user privacy. ‌iCloud‌ end-to-end encryption, or what Apple […]

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Apple Expected to Expand Emergency SOS via Satellite to the UK on December 13

Apple could expand the Emergency SOS via Satellite and Find My via satellite functionality to the United Kingdom as soon as next week, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors. Emergency services personnel in the country have been told that calls from the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be routed to local emergency […]

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Apple Expanding 10-Minute ‘Everyone’ AirDrop Limit to All Users With iOS 16.2

With the launch of iOS 16.2, Apple is expanding an AirDrop limitation that was introduced in China with the launch of iOS 16.1.1. Going forward, AirDrop will be primarily restricted to Contacts Only, and the option to turn on AirDrop for “Everyone” will be limited to 10 minutes. Right now, AirDrop has three options: “Receiving […]

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Apple Abandons Controversial Plans to Detect Known CSAM in iCloud Photos

In addition to making end-to-end encryption available for iCloud Photos, Apple today announced that it has abandoned its controversial plans to detect known Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) stored in iCloud Photos, according to a statement shared with WIRED. Apple’s full statement: After extensive consultation with experts to gather feedback on child protection initiatives we […]

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Tim Cook Confirms Apple Will Buy TSMC Chips Manufactured in Arizona

Apple CEO Tim Cook today confirmed that Apple plans to purchase chips from U.S.-based TSMC factories that are being constructed in Arizona, reports CNBC. Cook was in Arizona at the announcement of TSMC’s investment in the state, which was also attended by U.S. President Joe Biden. “And now, thanks to the hard work of so […]

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What’s Next for HomePod Mini: Recapping the Latest Rumors

It’s been over two years since Apple released the HomePod mini. Beyond new color options, the smart speaker has not been updated since launching in November 2020, but rumors suggest that a new model could be in the pipeline. Below, we’ve recapped the latest rumors and expectations for the HomePod mini. HomePod Mini History October […]

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New nubia Red Magic 8 Pro rumors again suggest 165W fast charging

The gaming brand nubia, partially owned by ZTE, is working on its next flagship with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. A noted tipster now claims the new Red Magic 8 Pro will also bring an improved under-display camera, faster wired charging and a bigger battery. The new smartphone will be shorter, thinner and narrower compared to […]

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Party Trick: Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone’s Height Instantly

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person’s height instantly in Apple’s preinstalled Measure app. To measure a person’s height, simply open the Measure app, point […]

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PSA: Older Notifications No Longer Hidden in Notification Center in iOS 16.2 Beta 4

In a small but significant change to the way the Notification Center works in the latest iOS 16.2 beta, older notifications are now shown by default without having to swipe up. In the current release as well as earlier versions of iOS 16, users do not automatically see older notifications in the Notification Center like […]

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Apple’s iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska

With the launch of iOS 16.1, Apple rolled out a Emergency SOS via Satellite, which is designed to allow iPhone 14 owners to contact emergency services using satellite connectivity when no cellular or WiFi connection is available. The feature was put to the test in Alaska today, when a man became stranded in a rural […]

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Apple-1 Computer Hand-Numbered by Steve Jobs Expected to Fetch Over $375,000 at Auction

Apple-1 computers are the ultimate collector’s item for Apple fans, and they often sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars due to their rarity. RR Auction is this month selling a functional Apple-1 computer that was hand-numbered by Steve Jobs, and the site expects the machine to fetch upwards of $375,000. There were just 200 […]

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Apple Blocks Coinbase Wallet App From Sending NFTs Because of In-App Purchase Dispute

Popular NFT and cryptocurrency app Coinbase Wallet today said that Apple required an NFT-sending feature to be removed from the app due to an in-app purchase dispute. Apple’s App Store review team apparently told Coinbase that the “gas fees required to send NFTs need to be paid through in-app purchase.” Apple wanted a cut of […]

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Apple Still Has These 5 Things to Release Heading Into 2023

The calendar has turned to December and that means Apple has only one month left to fulfill its promises of releasing an Apple Music Classical app and expanding its self-service repair program to Europe before the end of 2022. Delays are always possible, of course, so the plans could be pushed back to 2023. In […]

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Skiers Accidentally Triggering iPhone’s Crash Detection Feature

The Crash Detection feature built into the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and new Apple Watch models is causing skiers to accidentally dial emergency services, according to Utah news site KSL. Designed to summon help when a car crash is detected, the Crash Detection feature can be activated at ski resorts, and Summit County dispatchers […]

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Review: The Philips Hue Festavia Lights Are Expensive, But Perfect for Christmas Trees and Holiday Decorating

This year, the Philips Hue line added string lights for the first time, marking the debut of the only string light product able to integrate with the Philips Hue ecosystem. The Festavia string lights are priced at $160 and can be used for Christmas trees, holiday decorations, or year-round accent lighting. There is a single […]

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Man Robbed After Buying 300 iPhones From Apple Fifth Avenue

An unnamed 27-year-old man who purchased 300 iPhones from Apple Fifth Avenue on Monday morning was robbed shortly after leaving the store, according to 1010Wins Radio in New York. He was carrying 300 iPhone 13s in three bags and walking to his car at 1:45 a.m. when another car pulled up next to him. Two […]

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Video: App, Widget and Lock Screen Design Recommendations

MacRumors videographer Dan shares videos on the MacRumors YouTube channel on a regular basis, and this week, he thought he’d give viewers a look at his preferred Lock Screen and Home Screen designs, along with his favorite apps and games. Give Dan’s video a watch and then tell us in the comments below about your […]

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No, Apple Isn’t Planning to Buy Manchester United

Apple is not currently planning to purchase Premier League club Manchester United, according to a source familiar with the matter. A report earlier today from British tabloid The Daily Star claimed that Apple had expressed an interest in buying Manchester United for around $7 billion, but our source with direct knowledge of the situation said […]

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Review: The Level Lock+ Makes Unlocking Your Home Easy, But It Isn’t the Most Secure

Created by smart lock maker Level, the Level Lock+ is the one of the first Home Key-compatible smart locks on the market, designed to unlock a door automatically when a Home Key-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch is held near it. The Level Lock+ replaces the prior-generation Level Lock, and it uses that same unassuming design. […]

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