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Apple, Samsung face more fines for not shipping a power adapter with their pricey flagship phones

Starting with the 2020 iPhone 12 series, Apple started to ship its phones minus a power adapter and the wired EarPods. When pressed for a reason, Apple used the "Hulk" defense. In other words, it turned green and explained that with the smaller boxes it would be able to fit 70% more boxes on a shipping pallet. Apple says that this will reduce yearly carbon emissions by 2 million metric tons, equivalent to taking 500,000 cars off the roads.
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How to use your iPhone to locate an unknown AirTag moving with you

AirTags are small trackers to help you locate any lost or stolen belongings. However, concerns of people using AirTag for nefarious purposes has led Apple to come up with a notification alert. This alert is to discourage people from tracking you without your consent. Using Apple’s Find My network, you can detect and locate nearby unknown AirTags using your iPhone.
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Not so well known feature greatly improves phone calls made on the iPhone

Did you know that there is a feature that will allow you to improve the quality of your phone calls on the iPhone? Called Voice Isolation, the feature uses Artificial Intelligence to remove ambient background noise that could be making it harder for the person at the other end of your phone call to hear you clearly. Sounds coming into your iPhone's microphone are aggressively filtered.
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Apple rolls out new training and certification programs for iPhone, iPad and Mac

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a new training program for IT professionals who want to become skilled at supporting and managing Apple products. Apple Professional Training consists of two different courses. There's Apple Device Support along with apple Deployment and Management. Both courses are available right now on at training.apple.com. Taking...
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Sony releases new LinkBuds S with ANC (and no holes)

Select is editorially independent. Our editors selected these deals and items because we think you will enjoy them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Sony debuted its latest true wireless, noise canceling...
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Tips for enhancing the FaceTime call experience on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

With last year’s iOS 15 release and macOS Monterey comes new features to help you better connect with others. Facetime is now better than ever, especially on newer Apple devices. Here are some new modes you can use to help you make the most of your Facetime calls on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Also, don’t forget to share some of your favorite Facetime tips with us too.
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This 200W charging station provides one-stop top-ups for all your gadgets

Power adapters have been getting smaller over the years thanks to gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, but Ugreen’s $179.99 Nexode 200W charger is using the tech for big power. This hefty four-by-four-inch square brick can be placed on your desk and could power three, maybe even four, laptops simultaneously — or power a combination of up to six mobile devices.
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Apple's New Privacy Commercial Puts Data Brokers On Notice

Apple is doubling down on its privacy push, with a new commercial highlighting just how much of our personal information is being sold among data brokers, and how iOS and macOS technologies aim to tame that. The new spot, which will be broadcast in 24 countries in summer 2022, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at a data auction, as well as highlights how different settings on iPhone can be used to stymie that collection.
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Apple’s clever new TV ad is full of iPhone privacy Easter eggs

Apple is known for many things, but ranking near the top are both its commitment to user privacy and its (sometimes) iconic ad campaigns. The latest news from the company melds the two beautifully. In a new 90-second spot called “Data Auction,” Apple’s full creativity is on display. But the...
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Apple’s watchOS 8.6 in action (Video)

The new Apple watchOS 8.6 software update has been released, it was launched along with iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, tvOS 15.5, and more. We previously had a look at the new watchOS 8.6 software and now we have another video, this one is from Zollotech and it gives us another look at the new Apple Watch software.
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10 Mac trackpad tricks you wish you knew before now

The war between Mac and PC is not as heated as it used to be. After all, you can run iTunes on your PC and Windows on your Mac. And while Macs have traditionally had a better reputation for graphic design, you can do just as much with a PC nowadays.
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Apple unveils new accessibility features

Apple has announced a range of new accessibility features that will be coming to their devices later this year. We presume these new features will be released as part of their next major software updates which will be unveiled at WWDC 2022 next month. Some of the features include Door...
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