Apple taps ‘Ted Lasso’ star in iPhone privacy push 01Feb

Apple taps ‘Ted Lasso’ star in iPhone privacy push

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, a day observed by different organizations to “raise awareness about privacy issues and to offer tips and information,” according to the FTC. Since privacy is a huge part of Apple’s marketing efforts, the company has a few ways to commem

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The 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro is up to $200 off in all-time low sale 01Feb

The 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro is up to $200 off in all-time low sale

If you want Apple’s best tablet, the unquestionable leader is the 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro. And today it’s cheaper than ever. Amazon has discounted several configurations of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro by as much as $200 off. Here are the models on sale: 12.9-inch iPad Pro (M2,

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Mac mini vs Mac Studio: Was the M2 Pro upgrade worth the wait? 01Feb

Mac mini vs Mac Studio: Was the M2 Pro upgrade worth the wait?

At a Glance Our VerdictWe think a M2 Pro Mac mini could be the perfect Mac for many Mac users who may have been considering the Mac Studio, so it was worth the wait. Best Prices Today: Apple Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2023) Retailer Price

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Apple just updated iOS 12 to patch a critical security flaw 01Feb

Apple just updated iOS 12 to patch a critical security flaw

If you own an iPhone 6, iPad mini 2, or some other older Apple device, you’re unfortunately shut out from the latest iOS 16.3 update that arrived this week. But there’s still an update waiting for you to install in Settings. Apple pushes important security updates to old

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The original HomePod and HomePod mini just got a major update 01Feb

The original HomePod and HomePod mini just got a major update

There may be a new HomePod speaker arriving next week, but existing HomePod owners aren’t getting the silent treatment. Alongside iOS 16.3, Apple has pushed HomePod software version 16.3 to all HomePod and HomePod mini devices and it includes way more than the usual “g

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Attention parents: Kids won’t be able to play Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad anymore 01Feb

Attention parents: Kids won’t be able to play Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad anymore

Fortnite might not be in the App Store anymore, but that doesn’t mean kids aren’t still playing it. As long as it was downloaded before Apple removed it in August 2020, the game has been able to be played but no longer receives updates. Now Epic is doing something about

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How to get WhatsApp on iPad 01Feb

How to get WhatsApp on iPad

WhatsApp is an incredibly popular iPhone app, connecting more than a billion active members around the world every day. It lets you send messages to friends, or groups of friends, over Wi-Fi or 4G/5G and make savings on your phone bill. (Of course, you may end up paying for data if you

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Apple’s next battle in its ‘silent war’ against Google: Search and ads 01Feb

Apple’s next battle in its ‘silent war’ against Google: Search and ads

While we’re all waiting for Apple to unveil its long-rumored AR/VR headset to take on Meta and Sony, a new report claims Apple is silently targeting another competitor with a less-obvious effort. According to the Financial Times (subscription required), Apple is making a consider

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Apple’s entry-level SSD slowdown rears its ugly head again 01Feb

Apple’s entry-level SSD slowdown rears its ugly head again

Here at Macworld, we tend to recommend that customers not buy the entry-level configuration of any Mac. It generally doesn’t have enough storage for most people, even people who rely heavily on iCloud or other cloud storage will likely run into space constraints down the line.

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If you want to use a security key with your Apple ID, you’re going to need two 01Feb

If you want to use a security key with your Apple ID, you’re going to need two

Apple this week released iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2, bringing an overdue feature to our Apple devices: Security key support for Apple IDs. That means you can use a USB-C, Lightning, or NFC dongle as the second factor of authentication instead of the six-digit verification code App

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What can HomePod do? 01Feb

What can HomePod do?

The HomePod and HomePod mini are Apple’s smart speakers, taking on the Amazon Echo, Google Home and various other AI-equipped music-and-more players. Like the incredibly popular Echo, both HomePod models can play music and perform various useful functions, such as tell you abo

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Apple updated billions of products this week—here’s everything they got 01Feb

Apple updated billions of products this week—here’s everything they got

Just a week after dropping new Mac minis, MacBook Pros, and a 2nd-gen HomePod, Apple turned its attention to software this week, pushing out a dozen software updates for early every device it sells. In case you missed any of them, you can catch up here. iPhone iOS 16.3 Devices

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M2 Mac mini vs M2 Pro Mac mini: Is the high-end model really worth twice as much? 01Feb

M2 Mac mini vs M2 Pro Mac mini: Is the high-end model really worth twice as much?

At a glance Our VerdictIf you want a straightforward desktop Mac for home or general computing, then the M2 Mac mini is ideal with a perfect price. The M2 chip is plenty powerful for most people and even some pros. If you want a higher-end chip, but not the fastest chip, the entry-leve

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Apple has reportedly given up on another iPhone chip project 01Feb

Apple has reportedly given up on another iPhone chip project

After the iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro all gained support for speedier Wi-Fi 6E with their latest releases, it’s all but certain to come to the iPhone 15 in the fall. However, those chips won’t be made by Apple. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has “

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Where to buy a second-hand or refurbished iPhone 01Feb

Where to buy a second-hand or refurbished iPhone

If you’re on the hunt for an iPhone but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to Apple’s newest models, buying an old, used or refurbished iPhone is a great way to pick up a bargain. While this might sound like a risky option, that doesn’t have to be the case, as sp

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When did Apple rumors stop being fun? 01Feb

When did Apple rumors stop being fun?

Welcome to our weekend Apple Breakfast column, which includes all of the Apple news you missed this week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read durin

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From A to Ultra: How the M2 Pro and M2 Max stack up to every other Apple chip 01Feb

From A to Ultra: How the M2 Pro and M2 Max stack up to every other Apple chip

At the heart of every Apple device is an Apple processor. Apple has been using its own chips in its iPhones and iPads for some time, while the Mac lineup has nearly completed its transition away from Intel chips. Apple has far more devices with its own silicon than Intel’s now&md

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M2 Pro vs M2 Max: Small differences have a big impact on your workflow (and wallet) 01Feb

M2 Pro vs M2 Max: Small differences have a big impact on your workflow (and wallet)

With the release of the 2023 MacBook Pro and the 2023 Mac mini, the shape of the second generation of Apple silicon on Mac has been revealed. It is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a replay of the first generation: Apple has segmented its chips into a few different varieties.&n

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How to remove a personal Screen Time passcode when you’ve forgotten it 01Feb

How to remove a personal Screen Time passcode when you’ve forgotten it

Screen Time is a somewhat useful feature to help limit time on screens, online, and, particularly, apps. It’s used by parents for kids, but you can also use it for yourself. With Screen Time enabled, you can choose your own limits. You can go one step further by setting a Scre

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The next Mac Pro might be more locked down than ever 01Feb

The next Mac Pro might be more locked down than ever

The Mac Pro is the final Intel Mac in the lineup, but it doesn’t look like Apple saved the best for last. Following reports that the chip wouldn’t be as fast as anticipated and the RAM won’t be upgradeable, the latest rumor from Mark Gurman dumps a bucket of cold wate

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