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Meditate for Free with the Oak App

Oak is a free alternative to subscription-based guided meditation apps. It offers a simple menu of meditations that should be more than enough for most people.

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iOS 16.0.2 Fixes Paste Permissions and iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shake

iOS 16.0.2 fixes early bugs related to paste permissions and camera shake, along with a few other issues.

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How to Customize Your Lock Screen in iOS 16

iOS 16’s marquee feature is the option to create multiple custom Lock screens, each with its own wallpaper, clock font, and widgets. Here’s how to take advantage of it.

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Dark Sky Fading; iOS 16’s Weather Brightens

Apple has announced that the Dark Sky weather app it purchased several years ago will cease working at the end of the year. Happily, iOS 16’s bundled Weather app has appropriated Dark Sky’s best features. But Adam Engst still prefers CARROT Weather.

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Audio Hacks from TidBITS Sponsor Rogue Amoeba

To take advantage of Rogue Amoeba’s return as a TidBITS sponsor, we’re sharing a few amusing use cases of Rogue Amoeba apps, ranging from hardware hacks and TV show cameos to marine research.

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iOS 16 Bug Tripping Up iPhone 14 Activations

Apple has confirmed that a bug in iOS 16.0 is causing problems during activation for new iPhone 14 buyers. Workarounds involve connecting to a Mac or PC during the process or upgrading to iOS 16.0.1, which also requires using a Mac or PC before activation.

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iPhone 14 Quick Impressions: Good, but Just Another iPhone

Josh Centers unexpectedly received an iPhone 14 to test for several days. His overall sense in comparison to his iPhone 11 Pro? The iPhone 14 might be the best model in its class, but there’s nothing particularly special about it other than its crash detection feature.

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iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16 Now Available

Apple has released iOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and HomePod Software 16. Here’s how to get the updates, a brief summary of what’s new, and our advice on when to upgrade.

Adam Engst 5 comments

iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra Ordering Observations

After spending two days writing about Apple’s latest releases, Adam Engst spent some time on the order pages for the iPhone 14 Pro and the Apple Watch Ultra and came away with a few observations.

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Steve Jobs Archive

At the Code conference, Laurene Powell Jobs, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive unveiled the Steve Jobs Archive, an elegant website showcasing some classic Jobs quotes. The question is, where will it go from here?

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iOS 16 and watchOS 9 Will Ship on 12 September 2022

Apple’s latest operating systems for the iPhone and Apple Watch are coming soon. Here’s how to make sure you’re ready.

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Second-Generation AirPods Pro Add H2 Chip, Touch Control, Enhanced Case

Apple has announced the second-generation AirPods Pro, beefing up the audio performance, noise cancellation, and transparency mode with a new H2 chip, offering volume adjustments via Touch control, and improving the wireless charging case.

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Apple Unveils Four Models of the iPhone 14

At its Far Out event, Apple expanded the iPhone line by introducing the ho-hum iPhone 14, the large iPhone 14 Plus, and the exciting new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

Adam Engst 19 comments

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra Expand Health, Safety, and Connectivity Features

Apple has revamped the entire Apple Watch lineup, dropping the obsolete Apple Watch Series 3, upgrading the Apple Watch SE, taking the next mainstream step with the Apple Watch Series 8, and introducing the adventure-oriented Apple Watch Ultra.

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Move Downloaded Mac Apps Before Initial Launch

Howard Oakley explains App Translocation, a macOS security mechanism that protects against malicious plug-ins within benign apps but can occasionally cause first-launch crashes.