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FaceTime could be the generic “video call”, but Apple won’t allow it

FaceTime could be the generic “video call”, but Apple won’t allow it

The brand name "FaceTime" could be genericised if Apple were willing to release it to alternate platforms. Here in June of 2021, Apple revealed that FaceTime would soon move just a TINY bit beyond iOS and macOS devices, courtesy of a web browser-based system for the video call platform. Once iOS 15 is out for new iPhones and iPadOS 15 is out for iPad, Windows and Android devices will be able to participate in FaceTime calls.

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Major Minecraft update released in Caves & Cliffs: How to get it

Major Minecraft update released in Caves & Cliffs: How to get it

Today Minecraft version 1.17.0 was released for most platforms, bringing the entire game to a new universe with a few key feature upgrades. This includes a new Axolotl creature, Glow Squid, powder snow, glow ink, amethyst geodes, tinted glass, copper, and a new lightning rod. There's also a new Spyglass item, raw ore, deepslate, "tuff", dripstone block, pointed dripstone, dripleaf, moss block, moss carpet, azalea, and more. Now - how to get it!

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iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

Each of the major operating system updates revealed today at WWDC 2021 were announced with Developer Beta release dates right out the gate. Each of them, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and an update for tvOS, will all be released today for developers in a Developer Beta. You will need to be a developer signed up with Apple as a developer to attain and run this software safely.

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iPadOS 15 update taps iPad multitasking upgrade, home screen mods

iPadOS 15 update taps iPad multitasking upgrade, home screen mods

There's a new update coming to iPad devices this year called iPadOS 15. This update will allow the user to access new controls and control the home screen of the iPad in ways not available before now. One of the most essential features that's been available to desktop computers for decades and is coming to iPad here for the first time is - windows for apps.

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Apple Messages “Shared with You” ties iOS ecosystem together even tighter

Apple Messages “Shared with You” ties iOS ecosystem together even tighter

Today Apple showed a bunch of new features coming to their Messages app and platform. With this new update, users will find deeper integration with other Apple apps, like Apple News, Music, and Photos. The new feature that drives these connections is called "Shared with You." With Shared with You, you'll find a new section of content in your Apple apps recounting all the items sent to you in Messages.

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Apple WWDC 2021 will put a focus on privacy

Apple WWDC 2021 will put a focus on privacy

Apple has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks for two particular reasons. First is its hard stance on privacy that has ruffled the feathers of the like of Facebook and was briefly put into question with the launch of AirTags. The other hot topic is Epic Games' epic lawsuit against the company over allegations of monopoly, particularly over the Apple App Store. At its WWDC 2021 this week, Apple is set to address one of those two topics directly and it won't be about addressing developers' complaints about that monopoly.

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M1 iPad Pro iFixit teardown reveals XDR Display Mini LEDs inside

M1 iPad Pro iFixit teardown reveals XDR Display Mini LEDs inside

Confirming months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally launched a new iPad Pro with two rather significant changes. Its shift to an Apple M1 chip further blurs the boundaries between iPad Pro and MacBooks but it is really the switch to a Mini LED screen that has some people talking. It's not all in good ways, though, as some don't seem to be convinced of the end results of the more expensive technology. On a purely technical aspect, however, iFixit's initial teardown assessment of the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro proves to be at least more interesting.

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Report claims new iPad Pro with wireless charging and new iPad mini are coming

Report claims new iPad Pro with wireless charging and new iPad mini are coming

A new report is going around that claims Apple is currently working on a new version of the iPad Pro that features wireless charging. Wireless charging is something the iPad has lacked that many users have become used to on iPhone models from the last couple of generations. The same report claims that Apple is also finally working on a new iPad mini. The smallest version of the Apple iPad hasn't seen a redesign in six years.

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iPads with OLED screens rumored to be coming next year

iPads with OLED screens rumored to be coming next year

In April, Apple finally proved true all the rumors about its latest iPad Pro generation. It has finally switched to Mini LED technology in order to improve the display quality on its professional tablets. Some apparently aren't that convinced with the upgrade but the company might not be stopping there. Rumors now claim that Apple will also be switching its non-Pro iPads away from LCD screens and that OLED transition is going to happen as early as 2022.

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Samsung tablets leak with monster iPad implications

Samsung tablets leak with monster iPad implications

Samsung seems to have gained a foothold in the tablet computer universe with their latest batch of Galaxy Tab devices in 2020 and 2021. Earlier this week, Samsung announced two new Android tablets, both of them slight iterations on devices they'd released in the recent past. Here on Friday, a leaked documentation of Samsung tablet plans seems to aim for the stars, showing multiple massive tablets that out-shine even the most extravagant Galaxy tablets released in the past year.

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Gear4’s new kid-friendly iPad case has an antimicrobial shield

Gear4’s new kid-friendly iPad case has an antimicrobial shield

Kids and tablets can be a distraction or a recipe for expensive repairs, meaning a case is a necessity not a nicety. While the popularity of Apple’s iPad means it’s not short of options there for protection - both from the Cupertino company itself and many third-parties - Gear4 believes its new Orlando iPad case has an edge.

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These new iPad Pro 5G settings make the Apple M1 tablet a lot more flexible

These new iPad Pro 5G settings make the Apple M1 tablet a lot more flexible

With the arrival of 5G in the latest iPad Pro, Apple has detailed just how owners of the M1-powered tablet can actually use their faster data access. As you'd hope, there are new settings which can help either tame your data use - for those on limited plans - or, alternatively, let it run wild and be used for higher-resolution FaceTime video calls and more.

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