Apple releases iOS 15.1 with SharePlay and more iPhone 13 Pro camera options

Apple is releasing iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 today, and the big new feature is SharePlay’s return. SharePlay is a feature that was originally supposed to ship in iOS 15; it lets people call friends or family and watch movies, TV, or listen to music together. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/25/22732647/apple-ios-15-1-download-release-available-now

What is the new Apple Music Voice plan, and who is it for?

The new Apple Music Voice plan that Apple announced at its “Unleashed” event on Monday is causing some confusion. I’m here to help you understand this new, cheaper option, which capitalizes on the power of Apple’s smart voice assistant, Siri (don’t laugh). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22734185/new-apple-music-voice-plan-price-features-app

2021 MacBook Pros compared: how Apple’s laptops stack up

Apple just announced new versions of its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro explicitly designed around their new Arm-based M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs. Both models are configurable with either CPU and can be equipped with up to 8TB of storage. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22733406/macbook-pro-13-14-16-inch-m1-max-air-compare-specs

Future Apple Watches could feature blood glucose and body temperature sensors

This year’s Apple Watch could feature an improved screen and updated ultra-wideband support, Bloomberg reports, but more substantial improvements like temperature and blood glucose monitoring will not appear until later models. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/14/22532916/apple-watch-series-7-features-blood-glucose-body-temperature-extreme-sports-edition-se-2

AirTag review: They work great—maybe a little too great

Apple’s AirTag is not a revolutionary new product. Rather, it’s a significant refinement of an idea that, up until now, has been fairly niche. It works very, very well, but it works so well it seems to undermine Apple’s attempts to focus its products on privacy and security. via Technology and News Today https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/airtag-review-a-neat-product-at-odds-with-apples-pro-privacy-messaging/

18 Surprisingly Practical Uses for Apple AirTags

Apple’s new $29 Bluetooth beacons definitely drew some inspiration from Tile’s lineup of trackers. But just because AirTags are designed like existing smart trackers doesn’t mean you can’t find other useful ways to use these little homing tags. via Technology and News Today https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/18-surprisingly-practical-uses-for-apple-airtags-0384571/

watchOS 7.4 arrives with an easier way to unlock your iPhone

Along with iOS 14.5, Apple has rolled out updates to its other operating systems. One of the key features of the latest iOS firmware is an easier way to unlock your iPhone. As long as you’re wearing an Apple Watch running watchOS 7. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-watchos-iphone-unlock-macos-tvos-homepod-181749610.html

You can buy Apple’s new $60 Siri remote a la carte for your old Apple TV, too

Apple has finally excised its much-maligned Apple TV remote with a new iteration that ditches the confusing touchpad for some good old-fashioned buttons. But you won’t need to shell out for Apple’s updated Apple TV 4K to get one. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/20/22394196/apple-tv-4k-new-siri-remote-sold-separately-price-buttons

The new Apple TV 4K gets a revamped remote and A12 Bionic chip

At its Spring Forward event, Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K streaming box, its first since 2017. New to this model is the company’s A12 Bionic chip. Apple says the updated silicon allows the Apple TV to play HDR video at higher frame rates, as well as decode video faster. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/new-apple-tv-4-remote-redesign-a12-bionic-173418462.html

Apple is bringing Touch ID to the new iMacs

Apple’s ultra-colorful new iMacs will include wireless Touch ID capabilities. This will allow users to log in, swap profiles and complete purchases with Apple Pay on the iMac. The feature will be built into specific versions of the keyboard that will be sold alongside the fresh iMac line. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/touch-id-apple-imac-wireless-174826559.html