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Apple has released iOS 15.2 developer beta 2, here’s what’s new

Apple has released the second beta of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more will...

Instagram might soon take on Patreon with a feature that lets users subscribe to creators

Meta-owned Instagram has been exploring new ways for creators to make money. Last May, the company mentioned that it's open to trying creator subscriptions that give exclusive content access to paying fans. Twitter has already introduced a similar concept -- Super Follows -- on iOS. Now it seems like Instagram could be one of the...

XDA Basics: How to import photos from iPhone to Mac

Whether you want to transfer your iPhone photos to Mac for editing or just safe-keeping, there are many quick and easy ways to achieve this. This article will explain some of the best ways to import photos from iPhone to Mac, including the Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Pro (2021), in just a few steps. Navigate this guide: ...

How to easily sideload apps on any iPhone using AltStore

Apple's iPhones are pretty famous for being closed off, with jailbreaking being the only way that most people can imagine for sideloading apps. However, there are other ways to sideload apps onto an iPhone, and the easiest way is through AltStore. AltStore is, as the name implies, an alternative app store for iOS devices. Made by...

[Update: Decision reverted] Popular iOS app Notability paywalls features that users already paid for, prompting raised pitchforks

Notability -- one of the most popular note-taking apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac -- has switched to the freemium business model. While we've seen this move happen with other apps before, this app is taking away features users had already paid for. So if you've purchased the app and any in-app purchases (IAPs) to...

Apple rolls out Fitness+, One Premier, and Pay in new regions

Apple announced during its iPhone 13 launch event that it would be bringing its Fitness+ service to 15 new regions. The wait is almost over! Apple has started rolling out its One Premier bundle in 17 new regions, with Fitness+ to follow tomorrow. This expansion comes along with that of Apple Pay, which just became...

Apple could be copying Pixel’s coveted “car crash detection” feature next year

Google always includes exclusive features on Pixel phones, likely to lure more people and increase sales. One of these features is car crash detection, which automatically calls emergency services (in supported regions) when a crash is detected unless you choose not to. It now seems like Apple is working on something similar for the iPhone...

iOS 15.2 beta introduces App Privacy Report, Communication Safety feature, and more

Apple has released the first beta of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more will...

LCD iPhones aren’t dead, and the next one could be right around the corner

Apple, when compared to other smartphone manufacturers, has been sticking to LCD screens on its phones for longer than it should. Until the iPhone 12 lineup last year, all of its flagship lineups released in September included at least one LCD iPhone, and that includes the iPhone 11. For a while, Apple has resorted to...

XDA Basics: How to Transfer Files between iPhone/iPad and Windows PC

Transferring files between an iPhone and a Windows PC has never been as seamless as transferring files between an Android phone and a Windows PC. Thankfully, several new methods have popped up over the years, making the file transfer process relatively easy. But it's still quite restrictive. This article will discuss some of the best...

USB C on iPhone? It’s already a reality. Kind of

Apple is the only major smartphone brand that still hasn’t switched to the USB Type C port yet. Instead, the Cupertino giant uses its proprietary Lighting connector, forcing iPhone users to carry an extra cable. While we don’t know when Apple will ditch the Lightning connector on iPhones, a DIY YouTuber has reverse-engineered his iPhone...

Grab a MagSafe Battery Pack for just $74 today ($26 off)

Last year's iPhone 12 series introduced MagSafe, and Apple has carried it over to the more recent iPhone 13 lineup. It allows you to magnetically attach chargers (and other accessories) to the back of an iPhone, and one of the more interesting MagSafe accessories has been Apple’s own Battery Pack. It’s a small battery that...