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New iPad release will likely focus on price

New iPad release will likely focus on price

In September of 2021 it's fairly likely Apple will reveal several iPad devices, each with their own set of key features. This isn't an altogether new strategy for Apple - iPad mini, iPad Air, and the base iPad are all in places right now where a new iteration needn't include much more than a spec boost. With the potential for students heading back to physical classrooms this year, Apple will also likely once again focus on enticing pricing for their most basic iPad model.

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Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

If you prefer to watch Netflix content on a mobile device, Netflix's latest update brings good news -- assuming you own an iPhone or iPad, that is. Going forward, Netflix supports spatial audio on Apple mobile devices running iOS 14, but there's a catch: you'll need to own certain AirPods models to use the feature.

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public beta 5 ready for you now

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public beta 5 ready for you now

The latest version of iOS is available for download for your various devices right this minute. This newest iOS release is still technically a Beta, but it's just about as close to a final release as we'll see before the last phase before full public release. This week's release is the iOS Public Beta 5, release extremely soon after the previous most up-to-date public beta - released just last week!

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iOS 15 beta 6 raises Safari address bar, drops SharePlay

iOS 15 beta 6 raises Safari address bar, drops SharePlay

Apple has released new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas, with the sixth version of the software answering complaints about the Safari address bar. However it also confirms that SharePlay, a new feature announced at WWDC 2021, has not only been removed from the beta but will not be present initially in the final iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 versions this fall.

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Photoshop update brings fan favorites to iPad, Public Beta to desktop

Photoshop update brings fan favorites to iPad, Public Beta to desktop

If you're looking for the full-powered Photoshop experience on an iPad, you've likely been biting your tongue. You've had an iPad or an iPad Pro for years, you've started using Photoshop on iPad, and it's cool but... something is missing. Now, in the latest update for the iPad version of Photoshop, two of the most essential tools in the Photoshop universe have arrived.

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Apple CSAM Detection failsafe system explained

Apple CSAM Detection failsafe system explained

Today Apple released a document that outlines the security threat model review system included with their new child safety features. Apple clarified the various layers of security and pathways with which their new child safety system works. Clarification today was part of a series of discussions Apple had in the wake of the announcement of their new child safety features - and the inevitable controversy that followed.

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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is about to make a comeback with Apple exclusivity

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is about to make a comeback with Apple exclusivity

Back in 2019, Konami released a mobile game called Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls. Unfortunately, it was released on a very limited scale, as it was only available on Android and iOS in Canada. It was available for a very short period of time, too, because less than a year after release, Konami shut the game down and pulled it from the Google Play Store and the App Store. Now, less than a year after it was initially shut down, it's about to make a comeback, but in an even more limited fashion than before.

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Apple Store website redesign puts touchscreen users first

Apple Store website redesign puts touchscreen users first

The latest update to Apple's website adds a dedicated "Store" tab to the top of the page. The title of the page is "Store", with a description on the first page: "Store. The best way to buy the products you love." Apple is identifying their store in the same way they identify Apple Watch as "Watch" - they making it clear that the user is already in the Apple universe, so there's little need to further differentiate this "Store" from any other.

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iPhone QR code scanner demo solidifies Apple support

iPhone QR code scanner demo solidifies Apple support

The QR code system was originally invented back in the year 1994, pre-dating the smartphone by a decade and a half. The QR code (Quick Response code) that was once mainly aimed at identifying products for stores in a way that was more versatile than the more popular barcode system - UPC barcodes. It doesn't take much more than a camera and a bit of software support to allow a smartphone to use a QR code - so why isn't it a more popular system of communication?

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iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

Only a couple of significant upgrades are planned for Apple's various iPad devices in the next season or two, according to sources associated with Chinese part suppliers. It's suggested that the next iPad Air could be the best place to look for a major change in size and/or power - that or the iPad mini 6, which could have a new 8.4-inch display panel and a new A14 Bionic chip. The rest of the iPad models do not appear to be set to have particularly important changes in the wings.

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Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

A set of updates were sent by Apple to their various machines out in the wild over the past week that you should be aware of. For the iPhone, we're talking about iOS 14.7.1 and the security content therein. If you've already updated your iPhone to iOS 14.7.1 and do not own any other Apple products, you're good! You can rest easy in the knowledge that you will not have your device's previously vulnerable bits exploited.

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iPad mini 6 screen size to be larger with the same body size

iPad mini 6 screen size to be larger with the same body size

The iPad mini's design has remained virtually unchanged ever since it first launched in 2012. There have been a few tweaks here and there and very slight changes to its dimensions, but, overall, Apple's smallest tablet is like a blast from the past. The next iPad mini, dubbed the iPad mini 6, might very well change all that, and a new leak gives a more specific screen size for what could be the more revolutionary iPad mini yet.

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