Apple is gearing up to release macOS 14 Sonoma, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. We briefly examine the features worth upgrading for and suggest when to upgrade each of your Apple devices.
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With wildfire smoke causing air quality problems throughout North America, it’s important to check the Air Quality Index before spending a long time outside, particularly for exercise. We recommend the AirNow and Paku apps for the iPhone.
Do you suffer from dueling password managers on your iPhone or iPad? If you’re using a third-party password manager, turn off password autofill for iCloud Passwords & Keychain and any other apps to avoid confusion.
With iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple made the microphone button larger and repositioned it to make it easier to tap. And now, the keyboard remains available while dictation is active.
In iOS 16, Apple has improved Face ID so it will unlock your iPhone even when you’re lying on your side.
To avoid oversharing in iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, tap Filter Fields at the top of the Share sheet and deselect the private items.
At the end of 2022, Apple released operating system updates that delivered previously promised features like Freeform, Stage Manager on external displays, Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, and more. See what’s new at:
In iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, deleting contacts is easier than ever. Learn more.
In iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Siri has learned a new trick: how to reboot iPhones and iPads.
More security isn’t bad, but Apple’s new paste permission alerts can become annoying if you copy and paste frequently. Learn how to turn them off.