Apple Fitness+ adds Group Workouts so you can exercise with friends via SharePlay

Apple’s fitness subscription service will soon make it easier for you to take a virtual class with friends and family. The new feature, dubbed Group Workouts, will arrive on Apple Fitness+ later this fall and it will be powered by Apple’s SharePlay feature in iOS 15. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-fitness-plus-adds-group-workouts-so-you-can-exercise-with-friends-via-share-play-174529068.html

The Apple Watch Series 7 has a brand-new look

The Apple Watch Series 7 looks a little different than its predecessors. The display now goes virtually to the edge of the case. That means a slick new look for some watchfaces. The new Series 7 looks more like its bigger iPhone siblings than the bulbous and iconic rectangle of old. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/14/22667395/apple-watch-series-7-price-specs-redesign-announcement

All-new iPad Mini announced with 5G, USB-C, and larger 8.3-inch display

Apple has announced its all-new iPad Mini. It features a new enclosure with narrower bezels and rounded corners. The big news is that it’s larger than the iPad Mini 5 with an 8.3-inch display (up from its predecessor’s 7. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/14/22667216/ipad-mini-6-price-specs-release-date-features-apple

Movies Anywhere is now available on Xbox

After expanding to Samsung TVs earlier in the year, Movies Anywhere, the service that allows you to keep your digital film collection in one place, is now available on Xbox consoles. Starting today, you can download the app on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/movies-anywhere-xbox-availability-133006757.html

Sonos’ second-get Beam soundbar supports Dolby Atmos

Sonos has sold home theater products for a long time, but the company has made the living room even more of a priority in recent years. It started with the Sonos Beam, a smaller and more affordable version of the flagship Playbar soundbar. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/sonos-beam-2nd-generation-home-theater-soundbar-130053922.html

Beam | The compact smart soundbar for TV, music, and more

Effortlessly enrich your entertainment experience with the latest generation of our compact smart soundbar, now with Dolby Atmos.

Enjoy panoramic sound for shows, movies, and games when the TV is on, and stream music, radio, and more when it’s off. Control is easy with the Sonos app, your remote, via Technology and News Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxCvCJtRJY

Apparently Sonos speakers weren’t expensive enough already, so here are some ‘helpful’ price hikes

If you’ve tried to make a big purchase over the last year or so, you’ve probably noticed some severe fluctuations in the market. Thanks to a global chip shortage, everything from cars to gaming consoles are experiencing production issues, and Sonos is the next company to feel its effects. via Technology and News Today https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/09/13/apparently-sonos-speakers-werent-expensive-enough-already-so-here-are-some-helpful-price-hikes/

What to expect from Microsoft’s Surface event

Microsoft is holding a Surface event on September 22nd, where “the company will talk about devices and Windows 11.” With Windows 11 set to debut on October 5th, we’re expecting to see four new Surface devices showcasing all the latest software features in the new OS. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/13/22671271/microsoft-surface-event-pro-8-surface-book-4-rumors

Google One adds a 5TB storage plan for $24.99 per month

After it ended free unlimited storage for Google Photos in June, many Google users had figure out how to store images and other data in the Google accounts. They could keep their Google account stored data under 15GB, or pay for a Google One plan. Options included a 100GB plan for $1. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/11/22668790/google-one-adds-5tb-storage-plan-photos

Amazon is updating Kindles to make them easier to navigate

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its Kindle, Paperwhite and Oasis devices that could make them easier to use. The company announced the changes will be arriving in the coming weeks for Kindles 8th-generation and later, Paperwhites 7th-generation and newer as well as the Oasis line. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/amazon-kindle-update-easier-navigation-221531631.html

Sonos is raising prices on almost all of its products

Sonos makes some excellent connected speakers and home theater products, but no one ever said they were cheap. As of this Sunday, September 12th, they’ll cost even more here in the US. The company just announced it is raising the price of almost all its speakers; most will go up about 10 percent. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/sonos-raising-prices-september-12-174153206.html

Apple Confirms Embarrassing MacBook Pro Problem

Why have MacBook screens been cracking unexpectedly? Since the launch of the new Apple Silicon powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops in late 2020, some users have been reporting mysterious cracks appearing in the screens. Now Apple has confirmed what is causing the issue. via Technology and News Today https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2021/09/09/apple-macbook-pro-macbook-air-screen-display-crack-design/

Phil Collins reveals his declining health has left him unable to play the drums anymore

Phil Collins detailed the extent to which his health has declined in recent years, noting that he can no longer physically play the drums. The singer will hit the road with his band, Genesis, again later this month, reuniting with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. via Technology and News Today https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/phil-collins-declining-health-unable-play-drums

‘Wolverine’ is getting his own PS5 game from Spider-Man studio Insomniac

Insomniac Games is working on Marvel’s Wolverine, a standalone game coming exclusively to the PlayStation 5. There’s no release date nor many details about the project for now, but the studio showed off a teaser during today’s PlayStation showcase. Check it out here: via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/wolverine-game-ps5-insomniac-210950491.html