iOS 15 adds all the little features that were missing

The release of iOS 15 should be a major event for mobile operating systems. And yet, this year, there’s no breakthrough feature or overarching theme that makes this release stand out. Apple has focused on quality-of-life updates as well as new features for its own apps. The result is a solid update that is not going to be controversial. Some people are going to take advantage of the new Focus feature. They’ll spend a lot of time customizing their phone to make it as personal as possible. Other p...
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Daily Crunch: European regulators share more privacy concerns over Facebook “smart” glasses

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 20, 2021. It is Disrupt week, everyone, and TechCrunch is buzzing. Kicking off tomorrow morning, Disrupt is set to be a pretty butt-kicking affair. Check the agenda here, speakers here, Battlefield companies here, and if you want to see your humble servant doing his first run (last run?) at hosting, well, stick to the...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt Rourke/AP Photo Welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get into it.1. Amazon's AI-powered cameras reportedly punish drivers when other cars cut them off. Delivery drivers can also face punishment for using side mirrors, which can hurt their chances of earning more money, per Motherboard. Read the full story on how Amazon's delivery vans p...
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Netflix didn't think Roku could succeed. Now the streaming underdog is hoping its original content can take on Disney, HBO and more.

Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood in 2014. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Roku hasn't always owned content that it could market to viewers. But that all changed when it bought failed streaming project Quibi this year in a major pivot Now Roku is competing against Netflix, which spun it off back in 2008. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roku once had a huge appeal for customers: it didn't own its own content to aggressively push on viewers. The so-called content-agnostic st...
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iOS 15 Features: Our Top 10 Picks

iOS 15 is absolutely packed with new features, and it can be overwhelming sorting through everything that's new. If you're wondering whether it's worth upgrading and what new features might be worth getting access to right away, we've rounded up 10 of the best new additions in the ‌iOS 15‌ update that you might not be aware of. 1. Android and Web-Based FaceTime For the first time, FaceTime is expanding to non-Apple device users, and those who are on Android and PCs can join in on a ‌FaceTi...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 15.1 to Developers

Following the release of the tvOS 15 update yesterday, Apple has seeded the first beta of tvOS 15.1 to developers. Developers can download the new tvOS 15 beta by downloading a profile onto the ‌Apple TV‌ using Xcode. Other than new releases, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. There's no word yet on what's included in tvOS 15.1 update, but we'll update this article should anything new be foun...
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Apple is Working on Mental Health Monitoring Using iPhone Data

Apple is working on ways to help detect and diagnose conditions such as depression, anxiety and cognitive decline using an iPhone, WSJ is reporting. Techcrunch: Researchers hope that analysis of data such as mobility, sleep patterns and how people type could spot behaviors associated with those conditions, according to The Wall Street Journal. ther measurements could include facial expression analysis and heart and respiration rates. All of the processing would take place on the device, with no ...
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6 things you should never do at a high-end restaurant, from a Michelin-starred restaurant manager

neinchpunch/shutterstock Matthew Mawtus is the general manager of Hide, a Michelin-starred European restaurant in London. Even at as fancy a venue as Hide, Mawtus says he often sees diners making etiquette faux pas. Don't change tables without asking staff, be upfront about dietary restrictions, and please - don't fight over the bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michelin-star restaurants are a high-pressure environment. Staff work the craziest hours to bring y...
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Apple Releases tvOS 15 With Spatial Audio, Stereo Support Using Two HomePod Minis, Hey Siri Improvements and More

Apple today released tvOS 15, the newest version of the tvOS operating system designed for the Apple TV 4K and the ‌Apple TV‌ HD. The tvOS 15 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌ by going to System -> Software Update. ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to ‌tvOS 15 automatically. Apple's tvOS updates are never as grand as its iOS updates, but tvOS 15 does introduce a few notable new features. A ...
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iPhone 13 Pro Reviews: ProMotion and Longer Battery Life Highlight an Iterative Refresh

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the devices have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. Image Credit: The Verge Key features across the iPhone 13 lineup include a faster A15 Bionic chip, camera improvements, longer battery life, and a smaller notch. The two Pro models also feature a ProMotion display with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz, up to 1TB of ...
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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The seventh beta comes three weeks after Apple released the sixth macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, Apple recommends not installing the new macOS update on a pr...
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These iOS 15 Features Aren't Available on the iPhone X or Older

Apple released iOS 15 today following over three months of beta testing, but not all of the new features are available on older iPhones. According to the iOS 15 features page on Apple's website, the following features require an iPhone with an A12 Bionic chip or newer, which means the features listed below aren't available on the iPhone X or any older models. You'll need an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or newer for these iOS 15 features:Portrait mode in FaceTime, which blurs your bac...
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The Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer: Joel Coen, Denzel Washington, And Frances McDormand Do Shakespeare

Joel Coen is flying solo with "The Tragedy of Macbeth," a new take on the Shakespeare classic. While Joel Coen almost always works side-by-side with his brother Ethan, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" has him on his own — although that doesn't mean the Coen Brothers have had a falling out. "Ethan just didn't want to make movies anymore," said longtime Coen collaborator Carter Burwell. "Ethan seems very happy doing what he's doing, and I'm not sure what Joel will do after this. They also have a ton of sc...
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Web-Based iCloud Mail Redesign, Hide My Email, and Custom Domain Features Now Live

Alongside the launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8, Apple has also pushed an update for its website, introducing a new look for iCloud Mail that's viewed on the web. The new web-based ‌iCloud‌ Mail design looks similar to the Mail apps on devices running ‌iOS 15‌, ‌iPadOS 15‌, and the beta version of macOS Monterey. It is a cleaner and more streamlined look than the prior ‌iCloud‌ Mail app for the web, but the functionality is largely the same. Colors are lighter, t...
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Apple Will Let iPhone 13 Pro Users Disable Auto Switching to Ultra Wide Lens for Macro Photography Later This Fall

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max reviews were published today, with the devices receiving praise for their smoother ProMotion displays, longer battery life, and improved cameras, but there was one consistent complaint among the reviews. On the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, a new feature is the ability to take macro photos. As noted by Input Mag's Raymond Wong, however, this new capability results in the device automatically switching from the Wide lens to the Ultra Wide lens when yo...
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Netflix is the most essential streaming service, but HBO Max leads in customer satisfaction

"The Queen's Gambit." Netflix A new survey showed that respondents were most satisfied with HBO Max among streaming services. But Netflix was the service most respondents said they would keep if they could have only one. Library content was more important to respondents than originals, but that could change. See more stories on Insider's business page. The streaming space has rapidly expanded in the last two years with new players like Disney+ and WarnerMedia's HBO Max joining ...
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The Death of Soap Operas (Is Greatly Exaggerated) — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #105 Writers Sarahlyn Bruck and Kayla Dreysse join your host Mark Linsenmayer to discuss how this once very popular TV show type has simultaneously become niche, yet has had a tremendous influence on current prestige TV as well as reality shows. We talk about soaps’ story and structure conventions, the demands on soap actors and writers, and how changing market forces and technology have affe...
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Leaked Apple Training Videos Show How the iPhone-Maker Undermines Third-Party Repair

em1ly shares a report from Motherboard, which obtained leaked training videos Apple made for its authorized repair partners, showing how the company trains repair technicians to undermine third party companies and talk customers into buying more expensive first party repairs. From the report: "I cracked the glass on my phone and I'm comparing costs. How much for just that part?" One man acting the part of the customer asks in one of the videos. "I can show you the cost for just the part before w...
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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the seventh developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The seventh beta comes three weeks after Apple released the sixth macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. As with all new betas, Apple recommends not installing the new macOS update on a pr...
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Googlers Protest Removal of Russian App as Bend To Government

Google employees have joined the slew of politicians and activists blasting the internet giant for pulling a voting app from Russia's opposition leader, a move critics say showed the company was caving in to the Kremlin. From a report: Staff members complained over the weekend about the Google's decision in internal forums and on memegen, a messaging board that has served as a breeding ground for protests within the company. Images circulating inside Google, which were viewed by Bloomberg News, ...
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The Ultimate iOS 15 Walkthrough: Guides and How Tos for Every New Feature

While iOS 15 was in the beta testing phase, we here at MacRumors wrote up a series of in-depth feature guides to highlight everything that's new in the update, along with how tos to walk you through using those features. This is a comprehensive guide with all of our coverage, and it's a great resource for casual users who haven't had a chance to test out ‌iOS 15‌ prior to its launch. Everything is organized by app or feature to make it easy to find what you might be looking for. Safari ...
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Apple Releases Safari 15 Update for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina With New Safari Design, Tab Groups, and More

Apple today released Safari 15 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina devices, with Apple introducing support for features that are going to be coming in the macOS Monterey update set to be released laster this year. Safari 15 introduces a new look for Safari with rounded, more defined tabs and support for transparency, a compact tab bar option that can be toggled on or off, and Tab Groups. Apple's notes for the update are below:Safari 15 delivers faster performance, improved security, and the ...
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How to update your iPhone to iOS 15, and troubleshoot any update issues

Updating your iPhone can be done automatically or manually from Settings, or even from your computer. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can update your iPhone to iOS 15 from the "Software Update" section of Settings. It's possible to set up automatic iPhone updates, so it downloads whenever a new iOS is available. If your iPhone won't update to the new iOS, it might be too old or not have enough storage space. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple release...
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Forgot to Pre-Order Your iPhone 13 or 13 Pro? Apple Store Pickup Remains an Option for Launch Day

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders began last Friday at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and soon after, shipping estimates for select models began slipping to late September or early October for some models. If you weren't prepared to get up at an early hour or you haven't got round to pre-ordering for another reason, there's still a chance to get an ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌, or ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max in your hands when they launch on Friday. In the United States and other cou...
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iOS 15 Removes Do Not Disturb Option That Silenced Notifications Only When iPhone Was Locked

With iOS 15, Apple expanded the Do Not Disturb feature from iOS 14 into a full Focus Mode option that's designed to allow users to set up different scenarios to manage their incoming notifications. Focus Mode is handy because it lets you decide exactly what alerts and apps you want to see at home, while at work, when sleeping, when exercising, and in other situations, but as Reddit users have pointed out, Apple has dropped a key Do Not Disturb feature. Do Not Disturb in ‌iOS 14‌ had a settin...
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The Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer Breakdown: Something Wicked This Way Coens

Is this a dagger which I see before me? No! It's the trailer for "The Tragedy of Macbeth," the new Shakespeare adaptation from writer-director Joel Coen. Starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington, this black-and-white retelling of the Scottish Play looks stylish as hell, and the pairing of McDormand and Washington is sure to get plenty of attention. There's a chance you're already familiar with the story of "Macbeth," since the play has been around for over 400 years, and there have been ...
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Most iPad Mini 6 Shipping Estimates Now Extend into November

Apple opened pre-orders for the iPad mini 6 right after last week's "California streaming" event, with first orders arriving this Friday, but anyone who is waiting for the reviews to come in before they order one will likely have a wait on their hands, as estimated delivery times for many variants have since slipped into November in the U.S. and select other countries. For example, for a 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini in Pink, Apple's website gives a 3-4 week shipping estimate, while estimates lengthe...
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Apple Releases iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 With Safari Updates, Focus Mode, Live Text, iCloud+, System-Wide Translate, On-Device Siri and More

Apple today released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the newest operating system updates designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As with all of Apple's software updates, iOS and iPadOS 15 can be downloaded at no cost. iOS 15 is available on the ‌iPhone‌ 6s and later while ‌iPadOS 15‌ is available on the iPad Air 2 and later. The new software can be downloaded on eligible devices over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. It may take a few minutes for the updates to propagate ...
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The Apple Watch Series 7 joins the Apple Watch SE and Series 3 later this fall - here's how they compare

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple Watch Series 7 will replace the Series 6 in stores while the SE and Series 3 remain available. Apple Apple Watch Series 7 will be available "later this fall" with prices starting at $399. The more affordable Apple Watch SE, released in 2020, will remain available for $279. Apple Watch Series 3 remains the cheapest option at $199, but we no longer recommend buying it. Table of Contents: Masthead S...
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All the iOS 15 Features You Won't Get Until Later

There are multiple features that Apple wasn't able to get ready for launch prior to the debut of iOS and iPadOS 15, which is not atypical. There are usually some iOS features that take a little more time to prepare for primetime, and Apple releases these features in iOS updates. Below, we've rounded up iOS 15 additions that weren't ready when iOS 15 launched and will be implemented in ‌iOS 15‌ updates coming later this year and next year. SharePlay A FaceTime feature, SharePlay was availa...
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