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xrOS: Everything We Know About the Software Designed for Apple's Mixed Reality Headset

Thursday December 1, 2022 3:34 pm PST by
Apple is developing a mixed reality AR/VR headset that's set to launch in less than a year, if rumors are to be believed. With new hardware comes new software, and Apple is working on a headset operating system that is set to be called xrOS. This guide aggregates everything that we know about the xrOS operating system that will run on the upcoming AR/VR headset. We'll update this guide over...
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10 Things You Can Do With the Freeform App in iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2

Thursday November 17, 2022 2:49 pm PST by
Apple with iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 is introducing the Freeform app, which is designed for brainstorming ideas, creating sketches, and collaborating with others on projects. Freeform is basically a blank canvas that you can use for anything. In this guide, we've highlighted the various tools that you can use with the Freeform app on the iPhone and the iPad. Shapes There are hundreds of...
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iPhone SE 4: All the Rumors So Far

Thursday November 10, 2022 3:53 pm PST by
Apple is developing an updated version of the low-cost iPhone SE, and the new device is expected to include some major changes to bring it in line with the flagship iPhone lineup. No new ‌iPhone SE‌ is expected until 2024, but we're already hearing rumors, so we've rounded up all of the information in one handy guide. Design The current third-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ is Apple's smallest...
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iOS 16: 15 Tips to Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer

Friday November 4, 2022 3:35 pm PDT by
With each new operating system update, there are complaints about battery life, and iOS 16 is no exception. There are oftentimes periods of rapid battery drain after an update due to behind the scenes syncing and updating, but sometimes problems can persist longer. Battery life problems can be caused by new features Apple has implemented, bugs that need to be fixed, or simply an uptick in...
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2022 M1 iPad Air vs. M2 iPad Pro Buyer's Guide

Friday October 28, 2022 9:13 am PDT by
Apple's latest iPad Air and iPad Pro models feature similar designs, Liquid Retina displays, M-series chips, 5G connectivity, and much more in common – so which should you buy? The introduction of the previous, fourth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ in September 2020 brought the device much closer to the ‌iPad Pro‌ in terms of design, and with the most recent model, the ‌iPad Air‌ gained the same M1 chip as ...
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All of the New Features in iPadOS 16.2 and iOS 16.2: Freeform App, Stage Manager External Display Support, Accidental Emergency SOS Reports and More

Thursday December 1, 2022 9:54 am PST by
Apple today provided the first betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 to developers, introducing even more new features that have been promised for the iOS 16 update. We've outlined all of the changes found in the iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 betas so far in this guide. Freeform App Apple debuted a new cross-platform Freeform app in iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1. Designed for...
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Apple TV 4K 2022: A Buyer's Guide for Upgraders

Tuesday October 25, 2022 8:18 am PDT by
The Apple TV may not be the most obvious Apple device to consider upgrading – but with a series of minor upgrades in recent years, when should you consider buying a new one? In terms of its set-top box offerings, Apple now only sells the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K (third-generation). The company launched its first modern ‌Apple TV‌ that runs tvOS, the ‌Apple TV‌ HD, in 2015. Since then, it has launched three ...
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iOS 16.1 Features: Everything New in iOS 16.1

Monday October 24, 2022 3:33 pm PDT by
Apple today released iOS 16.1 to the public after a little over a month of beta testing, adding essential new features to the iOS 16 operating system and debuting a version of iPadOS 16 for the first time. iOS 16.1 adds features that were delayed from the ‌iOS 16‌ update, plus it tweaks some existing capabilities and interface options. We've outlined everything new in iOS 16.1 below. iCloud ...
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macOS Ventura: 50 New Features and Changes Worth Checking Out

Monday October 24, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Apple today released macOS Ventura, the latest version of the company's Mac operating system. ‌macOS Ventura‌ is a significant update that introduces a new multitasking experience in the form of Stage Manager, overhauls multiple stock apps like Mail and Messages, and adds updated capabilities across the platform. Below, we've selected 50 new features and lesser-known changes that are worth...
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What Time Will iPadOS 16 Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 11:00 am PDT by
Update: iPadOS 16 is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iPadOS 16‌‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for iPad and it is launching today in most countries around the world. Given a simultaneous worldwide release, some countries will not see a launch until the early ...
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What Time Will macOS Ventura Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 11:01 am PDT by
Update: macOS Ventura is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌macOS Ventura‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for Mac and it is launching today in most countries around the world. Given a simultaneous worldwide release, some countries will not see a launch until the...
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iPad 9 vs. iPad 10 Buyer's Guide: Is the $120 Difference Worth It?

Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:29 am PST by
The 10th-generation iPad is now available for a starting price of $449, but its predecessor, the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌, remains available from Apple for the same $329 starting price. The 64GB and 256GB ninth-generation ‌iPad‌ models continue to be available for $329 and $479, respectively. They are still offered in the same Silver and Space Gray color options, meaning that there has been no...
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iPad 10 vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide: Is the $150 Difference Worth It?

Wednesday November 9, 2022 6:32 am PST by
With the same design, display size, camera systems, and more, the entry-level iPad is now closer than ever to the iPad Air. With just $150 between the two devices, exactly how different are they and which should you buy? Now starting at $449, the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ is more expensive than its predecessor, which remains on sale for the same $329 starting price. This means that the...
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iPad Pro 2021 vs. iPad Pro 2022 Buyer's Guide: Should You Upgrade?

Thursday November 10, 2022 8:24 am PST by
The new iPad Pro has now replaced the previous model from 2021 in Apple's tablet lineup, but how different are the two successive ‌iPad Pro‌ generations? In April 2021, Apple unveiled new ‌iPad Pro‌ models, adding the M1 chip, a Thunderbolt port, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, an upgraded front-facing camera with Center Stage, Smart HDR 3, and extended dynamic range video, as well as...
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20 New watchOS 9 Features You May Have Missed

Saturday October 15, 2022 1:32 pm PDT by
With watchOS 9, Apple introduced a number of headline new features like new workout metrics, sleep stage tracking, low power mode, and more. But it also made a number of smaller yet notable changes and additions that make your Apple Watch more functional and convenient to use. In this article, we've listed 20 other features and enhancements, some of which may have gone under your radar. Bear ...
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When Will macOS Ventura Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 11:02 am PDT by
Update: macOS Ventura is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌macOS Ventura‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for Mac. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months trying out the new version while Apple has been refining it, and a full public...
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When Will iPadOS 16 Be Released? [Update: It's Out!]

Monday October 24, 2022 11:00 am PDT by
Update: iPadOS 16 is rolling out now, though it may take a few minutes before it shows up for some users. First announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌iPadOS 16‌‌ is Apple's next-generation operating system for iPad. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months trying out the new versions while Apple has been refining them, and a full public...
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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 13 Mini Buyer's Guide

Friday October 7, 2022 4:05 am PDT by
The third-generation iPhone SE and the iPhone 13 mini are Apple's smallest iPhone options, starting at $429 and $599 respectively. Apple released the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini in late 2021, and has bumped it down in price since then to make it more accessible as new ‌iPhone‌ models have been released. On the other hand, the third-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ launched in early 2022, refreshing the most affordable...
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Everything You Need to Know About Dynamic Island

Thursday October 6, 2022 10:51 am PDT by
With the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Apple took the much-maligned notch that houses the TrueDepth camera equipment for Face ID and evolved it into a crucial part of the iPhone interface. Called the Dynamic Island, the new pill-shaped area on the ‌iPhone‌ not only accommodates the camera hardware, but also serves as a shape-changing hub for key ‌iPhone‌ alerts. Dynamic Island Design Prior to the...
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iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 13 Mini Buyer's Guide: Comparing Apple's Two $599 iPhones

Thursday October 6, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
In 2021, Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 as the successor to the popular iPhone 12, with improved rear cameras, longer battery life, the A15 Bionic chip, and more. Despite being from different annual generations, both the ‌iPhone 12‌ and the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini are still available from Apple now for a price of $599, leading many customers to consider which device they should buy. At $599, both devices ...