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XDA Basics: How to listen to Apple Music in Dolby Atmos and Lossless qualities on iOS and macOS

Apple made a move earlier this year that has pressured other music streaming services to change the way their plans and pricing work. Apple Music started supporting Lossless audio formats, in addition to Dolby Atmos, at no extra charge. So subscribers could take advantage of these new perks for no additional cost. As a result,...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 developer beta 3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released the third 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...

Apple holiday gift guide: The best products to buy this season

Holiday season is upon us, and Apple devices are premium products that your loved ones will appreciate. Whether you plan on buying an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or an accessory -- such as the AirPods 3rd Gen -- we're here to help you choose! You can spend so little on an Apple Polishing Cloth or a...

iOS 15.2 beta 2 fixes the one big complaint everyone had about Macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro

Apple revealed the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max back in September. These new iPhones come with a Pro-exclusive feature called Macro mode. When enabled, the iPhone uses the ultra-wide camera and autofocus system to focus on 2cm only. At first, the feature would only work automatically when getting very close to a...

Netflix allows iOS users to subscribe directly through its newly released games [update]

Apple has often been criticized for the 15-30% cut it takes from subscriptions done through its App Store payment system. Some companies like Spotify and Netflix have avoided paying the commission fees by removing the option to subscribe through their iOS apps. Users would have to pay through the website, and then the premium privileges...

Like it or not, iOS is a better OS than Android for the average user

The war between iOS and Android fans goes way, way back. On online spaces and forums, you will always bump into enthusiasts of either OS. They'll defend it, attack whoever criticizes it, and type long rants on how their favorite OS is the superior mobile operating system since sliced bread. While I'm very passionate about...

Apple foregoes millions, won’t disable Face ID after third-party screen repairs

Following the release of the iPhone 13 lineup in September, a teardown revealed a nasty surprise. Apple's latest flagship phones disable Face ID after a third-party screen repair. This caused online outrage because plenty of small, independent stores depend on screen repairs to make ends meet, and plenty of iPhone users prefer third-party repairs as...

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...