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South Korea will force Google and Apple to accept alternative payment options

Governments around the world are scrutinizing how Google and Apple do business, thanks to outcry from developers both big and small. The arguments against Google and Apple are generally the same: They hold a monopoly on app distribution and payment options on their respective platforms, charge supracompetitive fees to developers, and unfairly restrict alternative app...

Apple is working on letting users send emergency messages from remote locations

Apple’s future iPhone lineup may let users send emergency messages to first responders and contacts when there’s no cellular connectivity, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The report dismisses the widely circulated rumor that the iPhone 13 would support Low Earth Orbit satellite communication connectivity and enable users to text and call over a satellite network. Instead,...

Apple Music is adding classical music content from Primephonic

Apple has acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming service, and the company plans to integrate the app's functionality and playlists into Apple Music. A release shared by Apple reveals that Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to enjoy a significantly improved classical music experience. The company also plans to add better browsing and search...

Apple’s MagSafe charger is now on sale for $30

Apple introduced its new MagSafe charging technology last year, alongside the release of the iPhone 12 series. It combines Qi charging with a magnetic base, giving you fast wireless charging without necessarily setting the phone down on a table or pad. Apple's own MagSafe charger usually goes for $40, but now you can pick one...

Apple will finally let developers notify customers of alternative payment options

Apple announced late last week that it is finally dropping its controversial "anti-steering" policy as part of a settlement it reached in a class action lawsuit. Before this announcement, Apple didn’t let app developers directly contact users informing them about alternate payment methods outside of their apps, but the Cupertino giant has now agreed to...

The iPhone 13 series may be available to pre-order from 17 September

Apple's annual iPhone launch event traditionally takes place in September every year. Last year, though, the launch was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which lead to a delay in production. The iPhone 12 series was announced in October with two of the models -- the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs Apple iPhone 12: Which one should you buy?

You have about a thousand dollars to spend on a new phone, and you're confused between two good options -- the new Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the iPhone 12. Both phones are great and have advantages and disadvantages in different areas. Should you get the latest foldable clamshell and flex in front of your...

XDA Basics: How to factory reset an Apple MacBook Pro

Are you facing issues with your MacBook Pro? If so, do you want to start afresh and have a clean system? Resetting your MacBook Pro to its factory settings ensures any bugs or snags are wiped out. It's also essential to reset your Mac if you're planning to sell or pass it on to a...

Email confirms Apple was once working on an iPhone nano

As the Apple and Epic Games court battle rages on, more and more private details about both companies have reached the limelight. Some of the biggest revelations have been about Apple, such as the company rejecting plans to bring iMessage to Android back in 2013. Emails from the late Steve Jobs have shown that at...

Netflix is rolling out Spatial Audio support for the iPhone and iPad

Netflix is rolling out Spatial Audio support for its iPhone and iPad apps, bringing an immersive audio experience to users. The feature uses directional audio filters to "play sound virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive sound experience." According to recent reports (via 9to5Mac), Spatial Audio support has already started rolling out to Netflix on the...

SharePlay won’t be available with the iOS 15 update at launch

Apple has decided to delay the availability of SharePlay, one of the most exciting features of iOS 15. The feature won’t be part of the initial public release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and macOS Monterey coming this fall, the company has confirmed. Apple has already disabled (via The Verge) SharePlay in the sixth...

Latest iOS 15 Developer Beta tweaks Safari’s address bar UI yet again

Apple is yet again bringing a design change to Safari for iOS with the release of its latest developer beta. After introducing a significant facelift via the first iOS 15 developer beta, Apple received criticism regarding the address bar, which moved to the top when tapped. While this was fixed in beta 3 by making...