Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 to patch a serious HomeKit DDoS vulnerability

Apple has released iOS 15.2.1, its latest software update for recent iPhone and iPad devices. The patch addresses a vulnerability found within the company’s HomeKit protocol for connecting disparate smart home devices. via Technology and News Today

Windows 11 is finally getting a new volume indicator

It has taken nearly 10 years, but Windows is finally getting a new modern volume indicator. Originally introduced in Windows 8 in 2012, the black bar that pops up when you adjust the system volume using a keyboard or other device is finally going away. via Technology and News Today

Netflix’s The House is an unsettling anthology wrapped in cozy stop-motion

The House, one of Netflix’s first new releases of the year, is a straightforward concept. It’s a film split into three chapters, each helmed by a different director, all of which explore a different story related to the same sprawling home. via Technology and News Today

White House says that insurers are required to reimburse or pay for at-home COVID tests

At a press conference on Monday, the Biden administration announced a policy that will require insurance companies to reimburse up to eight over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests for their customers beginning January 15th, as first reported by the Associated Press. via Technology and News Today

Microsoft’s new matte black Surface Go 3 launches with optional LTE connectivity

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Microsoft is announcing a new matte black option of its Surface Go 3 today, with optional LTE connectivity. via Technology and News Today