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Using AirTags to stalk others could soon become illegal in Ohio

You've probably heard the horror stories about creeps using AirTags for stalking others. Even modified versions for increased stealth were being sold on some online platforms. Shameless beings exist, and the compact form factor of AirTags -- when combined with Apple's wide Find My network -- creates the perfect tool for stalking. They have an affordable...

Apple might soon ditch the Lightning port on all of its products

The Lightning port has become one of the most hated aspects of Apple products. It's outdated when compared to today's standards -- as it has been around for almost a decade now. That's not to mention that it's a proprietary solution that lacks universal compatibility with gadgets outside the company's ecosystem. We've recently heard that...

iOS 16 could introduce new Apple apps and major changes to the system

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 is only three weeks away! We're expecting to see the previews of iOS 16 and macOS 13 during the main keynote of this anticipated event. Generally speaking, hardware leaks tend to be more frequent than software ones. However, we still sometimes get sneak peeks of the latter category --...

20 years of the Apple iPod and how it changed the world

When someones says iPod, many thoughts cross our minds. The iPod isn't just an MP3 player from Apple. It's an iconic legacy that redefined how broad the limits could be on a compact device. Not only did it blow us away, but it also changed how we consume music -- especially when on the go....

How to listen to Apple Podcasts on the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo can be the center of your home entertainment. And that includes listening to podcasts as well as music or the audio from your Fire TV. Podcasts are a great alternative to digital radio stations and on the Amazon Echo, you have a number of options on where to get them from. If you...

Apple is reportedly testing iPhones with USB-C

After years of rumors, Apple could finally be replacing its Lightning connector with a USB-C charging port on future iPhone models. We've heard rumors of this in the past, but things could really be moving forward as it's now being reported by Mark Gurman that Apple is currently testing USB-C ports in iPhones. The change is...

Apple seeds iOS 15.5 Release Candidate to developers, here’s what’s new

After the introduction of iOS 15.4 in March, Apple is now working on the upcoming version of iOS 15. The company has just released iOS 15.5 Release Candidate (RC) to registered developers worldwide. iOS 15.5 could possibly be the last major update to iOS 15 -- as the company has announced WWDC22. As a result, Apple...

The online Apple Store in the US has run out of iPods for good

The iPod is one of the most iconic products Apple has released to date. Despite iPods no longer belonging in our modern world, we still acknowledge their importance in pushing many technologies further. During a limited timeline in the past two decades, iPods peaked to become an epitome of compact music consumption. Eventually, they fell...

Google sends Apple a direct message about iMessage at IO

It's no secret that Apple tends to stick to its proprietary solutions when it comes to its hardware and software. For example, the company still includes the Lightning port on all of the iPhones it puts out. In the meantime, most smartphone manufacturers have already switched to USB Type-C ports. It's a universal charger that works...

The iPhone 15 may finally ditch Apple’s Lightning port

Apple often gets criticized -- especially by power users -- for still including the Lightning port on the iPhone. After all, most newly-released smartphones nowadays go for USB Type-C ports. This makes it possible to have a single, universal charger for all electronics that have adopted this port. Surprisingly, the company has already made the...

Apple AirPods with USB-C are now a reality, thanks to a mod

If you've created the world's first iPhone with USB-C, and also added a Lightning connector to an Android phone, where do you go next? Apparently, you add another notch to your belt by delivering another the world's first, Apple AirPods with USB-C. It was around this time last year when Ken Pillonel posted a proof of...

After over 20 years, Apple is finally discontinuing the iPod

Last month, we expressed how it's long overdue for Apple to kill the iPod lineup. Ultimately, the company first released it over two decades ago, and its concept no longer fits in our modern world. For music streaming on the go, people can use iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. As for those seeking an affordable...