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Apple brings native app development to iPad, but it’s not quite Xcode

Apple's iPads can do many of the same tasks traditional PCs can do, like web browsing, editing documents, messaging, and teleconferencing. Apple has even brought some of its professional-level software to the iPad, including GarageBand and Keynote, but some applications remain Mac-exclusive. Some hoped that Apple would bring Xcode (the IDE for creating Mac/iOS/Watch/TV apps)...

How to install the macOS Monterey Developer Beta

Today, Apple held its keynote for its WWDC 2021 conference, announcing big updates for all of its operating systems, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and of course, macOS Monterey. macOS Monterey has a lot of new stuff, such as Universal Control, which lets you control multiple devices with the keyboard and trackpad...

Apple’s smart home vision is getting more cohesive and interconnected

Apple has announced it will support the new industry interoperability standard called Matter to offer a more cohesive and interconnected smart home experience to users. Support for Matter will go live in iOS 15 later this year, and users will be able to control all connected devices using the Home app. Google and other leading...

Microsoft isn’t releasing any new Windows preview builds until after Windows 11 event

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21390.1000 to the Dev channel. It's yet another cumulative update with no features or fixes, designed to test the servicing pipeline. What's more interesting is that the blog post said that updates like this one are all we're going to get for the next several weeks, as opposed...

Apple’s iCloud+ brings new privacy features at the same price

Apple's WWDC announcements don't stop coming, and the company has announced iCloud+. This new tier of the service adds new privacy-focused features to iCloud while keeping the same price. Apple introduced three core features of iCloud+. First is Private Relay, which is essentially a VPN service that encrypts all data leaving your phone when you're browsing...

Safari gets a reimagined UI on macOS, extensions on iOS and iPadOS

Today at the WWDC 2021 keynote, Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey. While some of it is about features that we're getting on iOS, like new FaceTime features, there's also a lot that's coming to Safari. And on macOS, Safari has been totally redesigned. Apple said that it rethought the entire browser experience with Safari on macOS....

Get the fantastic Logitech MX Master 2S mouse for just $50

Logitech produces some of the best PC accessories around, and the company's MX Master mice are popular for their design and software features. The MX Master 2S has multiple connectivity options and a desktop companion app for creating shortcuts and multi-device setups, and now you can get the mouse for just $49.99 from Lenovo. That's...

macOS Monterey adds seamless drag-and-drop sharing between iPad and Mac

Those who own both a Mac and an iPad are probably aware of the feature "SideCar," which essentially turns the iPad into a secondary monitor for Mac. At WWDC today, Apple introduced a new feature in macOS Monterey that further synergizes collaboration between the Mac and iPad, while letting the latter remain an iPad. Named "Universal...

AirPods are getting new features to make it easier to hear and find them

During its ongoing WWDC 2021 keynote address, Apple shared details about some of the interesting new features coming to AirPods. The popular wireless earbuds will soon receive a new feature called Conversation boost, which will improve the listening experience for people with mild hearing impairments. The company will also roll out a feature that will...

Apple takes a jab at Facebook and Google with new privacy features

Apple has had a strong focus on user privacy over the past few years, and while some of their announcements were little more than lip service, the company has pushed ahead with changes that advertising companies like Google and Facebook haven't been entirely happy with. Last year, Apple started requiring all App Store apps to...

Live Text is Apple’s version of Google Lens for iOS

Apple is adding a new feature called Live Text with iOS 15 and its other new operating systems. If you're already familiar with Google Lens, Live Text seems to be Apple's version of it. It allows iPhones to recognize text in pictures and then take action on it. You can take a picture of a document...

iOS 15 will let you get on a plane without your ID card

This year's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) is underway, and Apple has revealed a ton of new features that are a part of iOS 15. Not only has the company unveiled a forthcoming feature that will give you the ability to add keys and passes to your Apple Wallet, but iOS 15 will also let you...