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2022 Is Over—so Where Is Apple Music Classical?
In August 2021, Apple announced the acquisition of classical music service Primephonic and promised that the “renowned classical music experience is coming to Apple Music.” Apple promised Primephonic exclusive content and playlists within Apple Music
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HOW I GOT MY iPHONE NOTIFICATIONS UNDER CONTROL AND RESTORED MY SANITY
The constant buzzing and dinging. The screen lighting up a dozen times an hour. A pages-long list of little rounded rectangles, too big to scroll through, filling up our lock screens. Notifications have outlived their usefulness—at least most of the
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Biden’s WSJ Op-ed Targets Big Tech, And Apple Should Be Both Nervous And Pleased
President Joe Biden just penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in an effort to get Republicans and Democrats on board with reining in the excesses and abuses of the biggest tech companies. He didn’t name any individual company by name, but it is
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How To Color-code Events In Apple Calendar
When you’re creating entries in a digital calendar for the first time, an obvious action would be to color-code different kinds of events, perhaps by using a pop-up menu that has categories, names, and associated colors. This would provide at-a-glanc
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Hot Stuff
The most notable feature of the Sony’s TV is its 120Hz, 3840x2160, pure RGB OLED display. It maintains color saturation when highlights get brighter—it even oversaturates at some points, but the effect is extremely pleasing to the eye. The color is r
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Forget The Touch Bar—Apple Wants A MacBook With Touch Keys
Apple just can’t seem to leave its laptop keyboards alone. While some of us are still recovering from the MacBook butterfly keyboard debacle of the 2010s (see page 7) and basking in the return of the function keys on the MacBook Pro, Apple has alread
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10 SIMPLE TIPS & TRICKS TO HELP YOU MASTER YOUR NEW iPHONE
So you just unboxed your brand-new iPhone. Maybe it’s the first one you’ve ever had. Maybe you’re replacing an iPhone 8 that has seen better days. Maybe you get an iPhone every year, but you’re just super casual about using it. Whatever the reason, y
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After A Year In Limbo, Apple Quietly Kills Its Controversial CSAM Photoscanning Feature
Last year, Apple announced plans to help combat child sexual abuse in several areas. As part of iOS 15.2, the company implemented a new parental control feature for Messages to help prevent children from seeing or sending sexual imagery, and boosted
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To Beat Google In The Speaker War, Apple Needs To Deploy Its Secret Mini Weapon
Apple tends not to be a first mover when it comes to new technologies, which often leads to the popular phenomenon of pundits declaring that the company “needs” to make such-and-such a product. But the real issue when it comes to Apple’s devices is t
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How To Reset MacOS Privacy Preferences When Other Options Don’t Work
It won’t be surprising to regular readers of Mac 911 that your faithful correspondent and his family routinely have trouble across their devices and services, some of which lead to columns in this fine publication. The only time that is jarring is wh
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Why I’m Thankful For Universal Control On My Mac And IPad
When Apple announced Universal Control as a feature of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15, I wasn’t sure what to think. It seemed like a feature nobody had asked for, but one that Apple had realized might actually be incredibly useful. I was certainly impr
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10 Essential Mac Trackpad Gestures You Need To Know
Apple has created 15 known gestures for your fingers to use on a Multi-Touch trackpad in order to perform a function. At least a couple of them are undoubtedly already second nature in your daily use, but you may not have had a chance to learn others
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Pelican Protector Sticker Mount Case For Airtag
Some AirTag cases are made for hiding; some are made to submerge for half an hour, meters below the surface; some to make the AirTag unremovable. The Pelican Protector Sticker Mount Case is none of these, but it absolutely has its place in the AirTag
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How To Decide Which MacOS Automatic Updates To Allow
The Software Update preference pane (Monterey and earlier) and System Settings → General → Software Update (Ventura) reveal whether your version of macOS is up to date and what software you can install if it’s not. By default, Apple completely automa
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Why Is The Mac Pro?
If I had to guess, I’d say Apple sold fewer than 1,000 Mac Pros last year. Between the long wait for Apple silicon, the arrival of the Mac Studio, and the years-long lack of meaningful upgrades, Apple’s most expensive Mac likely only sold to the most
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How To Customize The Always-on Display On Your IPhone 14 Pro
With the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple has finally given iPhone users what Android phones have had for years—an always-on display. Of course, Apple likes to do things their own way, so by default the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display shows everything it does
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Rocket: Blast Your Way Through The Difficulty Of Inserting Emoji On A Mac
If you like emoji, it’s easy to find and insert them in apps like Discord, Messages, and Slack and on many websites, particularly social media ones like Facebook and Twitter, which commissioned emoji drawings unique to their products. But outside of
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Creative Muvo Go: The Focus Is On High End—frequencies
There are a lot of water-resistant (to the point of submersible) Bluetooth speakers in the $80 price range the Creative Muvo Go competes in. None boasts a more attractive industrial design or produces clearer sound, but this one is a bit light in ter
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MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Settlement: File Your Claim By March 6
If you owned a MacBook with a busted butterfly keyboard, Apple may soon send you a refund. A judge has approved a $50 million class-action lawsuit settlement for several states that will reimburse MacBook users for repairs going back to 2015. Here’s
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Mac 911
As hard as it is for me to believe, my older child recently turned 18. The age of majority in the U.S. means that they are now able to take charge of—and are personally responsible for—a lot more of their life that my spouse and I managed for them. T
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How To Use Two ESIMs In An IPhone To Balance Data Usage
If you have an iPhone or iPad that supports two cellular calling plans at once, that gives you an option letting your device draw from both connections when it’s useful. iPhones and iPads released in the last few years with a physical SIM slot let yo
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Bombshell Report Claims Apple Will Allow Third-party App Stores In IOS 17
If the latest report from Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple is going to dramatically open up the iPhone in 2023. If even half of the changes it’s reportedly considering come to pass, it will have major implications for how we all use our iPhones (an
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Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Headphone: Steak And Sizzle, Too
I characterized the Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 noise-cancelling headphone released earlier this year as “less sizzle, more steak” because its audio performance was phenomenal, but competitors such as the Sony WH-1000XM5delivered more whiz-bang features.
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Apple Is Reportedly Working On ‘Multiple’ Standalone Mac Displays For 2023
For the first time in years, Apple sells two standalone monitors for the Mac, a 27-inch Studio Display with a camera and Spatial Audio support, and the high-end Pro Display XDR starting at a whopping $4,999. According to a new report, Apple is workin
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Study Shows Apple’s AirPods Pro Can Double As Cheap Hearing Aids
If you’re someone who wears AirPods Pro frequently, there’s now a new reason for leaving them on when you’re not listening to music. A recent scientific study found that the AirPods Pro can be just as effective as some prescription hearing aids in he
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iPAD (10TH GEN) A BEAUTIFUL DISAPPOINTMENT
It can be hard to get excited about the cheapest model in a range. Apple’s standard iPad has for years offered a blend of strong value and respectable specs without creating much of a buzz because the features it offers are either weaker than those o
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Knog Scout: A Find My Tracker With A Motion Alarm For Your Bike
Using a Find My item has often involved a trade-off. Apple’s crowdsourced network of all its owners’ iPhones, iPads, and Macs (that haven’t opted out) provides robust tracking as long as somebody’s device is occasionally nearby. Many travelers discov
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Apple Watch Ultra Review: Nearly Perfect Niche
At Apple Park, this has been the year of the premium product, with the company aggressively pushing customers toward Pro versions of the iPhone and AirPods. The Apple Watch too has got its flagship product, and this time it actually offers some extra
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Mac 911
The orientation lock is an easily overlooked option in iOS and iPadOS Control Center that lets you prevent apps from rotating their view when your device detects it’s turned a corner. This can be useful when viewing a video, reading a book, or engagi
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