Posts From Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. His personal pieces are available on his website, MahmoudItani.com, and he can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.

And so it begins: Payment platform shares timeline for alternative in-app purchase system on iOS

The Apple vs. Epic Games saga has been going on for over a year now. It first started when Epic Games, the company known for Fortnite, implemented its own in-app purchase (IAP) system on iOS last year. In response, Apple removed the game from the App Store and then terminated Epic's developer account. Back in...

The Apple Watch Series 7 is already listed on Amazon

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 back in mid-September, during its California Streaming event. While preorders don't go live on Apple's website and other resellers' until Friday morning, it seems like the product listings have already been made available on Amazon in Canada, a day early. Starting 5 a.m. PDT of this Friday, the...

iOS 15.1 beta 3 fixes some of the biggest annoyances on the new iPhone 13 Pro cameras

Apple has released the third beta of the upcoming iOS 15.1 to developers and public testers. iOS 15.1 re-enables SharePlay after Apple disabled it before the stable release of iOS 15. It also includes support for adding your COVID-19 vaccine certificates to Apple Wallet and fixes a bug that broke "Unlock with Apple Watch" on...

How to use Focus across devices on iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey

Apple announced the upcoming versions of their operating systems during WWDC21, back in June. One of the greatest features across iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and even watchOS 8, is Focus. What's Focus? Briefly, it's Do Not Disturb 2.0. This latest feature — already available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, coming to...

How are iPhones still findable even when turned off

Apple revealed iOS 15 back in June, during its opening WWDC21 keynote. While the update wasn't as packed as we had hoped it would be, it still brought some significant improvements to the table. One of these additions is Find My support, even when iPhone is turned off. However, it is only available on select...

Apple finally rolls out proper Find My support for the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

During WWDC 2021, Apple revealed iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey. Following the big unveil, the company also announced that it would roll out proper Find My support to the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max later this year. For reference, AirPods have always had limited Find My support. You can...

These are the Best Cases for the iPad Mini 6: Spigen, Ivsotek, and more!

Apple announced the iPad Mini 6, along with the iPhone 13 lineup and iPad 9th Gen during its California Streaming event. This new iPad Mini comes with a complete redesign, inspired by that of the recent iPad Pro, in addition to new colors. It has no physical home button and moves the Touch ID scanner...

These are the Best iPad Mini 6 Keyboards and Keyboard Cases: Apple, Logitech, and more!

Apple unveiled the iPad Mini 6 back in mid-September, during its California Streaming event. This latest compact powerhouse was announced along with an affordable iPad 9th Gen and the iPhone 13 lineup. The new iPad Mini comes in refreshed vibrant colors and is already on sale if you haven't bought one yet. Apple advertises iPads as PC...

These are the Best Keyboards and Keyboard Cases for the new iPad 9th Gen: Apple, Logitech, and more!

Apple announced the affordable iPad 9th Gen during its California Streaming event, back in mid-September. It's available in the same colors as those of the previous-generation iPad. Protecting your iPad is one of the responsible things to do after buying it. While there are plenty of great cases available out there to choose from, some...

These are the Best Cases for the new iPad 9th Gen: ESR, Supcase, iBlason, and more!

Apple announced the affordable iPad 9th Gen during its California Streaming event in mid-September. It offers the same design and colors as last year's model but has mightier internals. This iPad is perfect for students who don't need the higher power of an iPad Pro, Air, or Mini. Whether you're taking your iPad to school,...

iOS 15 users can now easily report App Store scams

Only a few days ago, Apple finally started allowing users to rate and review its preinstalled apps. System apps, such as Weather, Safari, and more, can now be evaluated like any other third-party apps on the App Store, which will help Apple gain some valuable feedback. It seems like the company is focusing on giving...

With the iPhone 13 here, here’s what we want to see from Apple’s Mac event

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in September, during its California Streaming event. The new iPhones, which run iOS 15, were announced along with the iPad Mini 6th Gen and the affordable iPad 9th Gen. We had higher hopes for Apple's annual iPhone event as...