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iOS 15 may give the iPhone’s camera an upgrade: fewer green flares

The latest version of Apple’s iOS 15 beta seems to be making subtle improvements to photos by processing out the green lens flares that can show up in outdoor pictures (via 9to5Mac). News of the feature was posted to the iOSBeta subreddit by Reddit user Doubleluckstur, and The Verge was able to see it in action by testing with an iPhone 12 Mini running the public beta.
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Best student streaming deals: watch, listen and workout for less

Streaming services have changed the way we watch television. No longer do you need to take out an expensive cable package to get more than the basic over-the-air channels and most contracts are flexible enough that you can chop and change which ones you subscribe to on a month-by-month basis.
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Back-to-School Shopping? Here’s How to Get a Free Samsung Chromebook

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Summer is nearly over, which means you have another month or so before the back-to-school sales disappear. But you don’t have to be a student to redeem some of the red hot deals floating around the web, like Verizon’s current promotion that gets you a free Samsung Chromebook 4 when you sign up for the Fios Gigabit Connection internet plan between now and September...
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Apple slapped with patent lawsuit over iPhone security features

A non-practicing entity on Wednesday filed a legal broadside against Apple, claiming certain iPhone security features like user passcodes and other unlock methods infringe on owned patents. Lodged in the patent holder-friendly U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the suit from Altpass LLC claims Apple's iPhone infringes...

iMazing app updated with tool to easily detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone

You may have heard about Pegasus, which is a sypware created by the NSO group based on zero-day vulnerabilities to collect data from smartphones without user consent. Now iMazing has updated its app to include a new tool that can easily detect Pegasus spyware on iPhone. As we reported last...
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Abbott gets FDA clearance for CGM app

Abbott Labs received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for an app that pairs with its continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The iPhone app would let people get glucose readings directly on their phone without using a reader. Users can scan a sensor built into the Freestyle Libre 2 to get their current glucose reading and trends. They can also share glucose readings and real-time alarms with caregivers. The app is cleared to be used by both adults and children, ages 4 and up.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rumored to support both Google Assistant and Bixby

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 could support both Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant and Google Assistant, according to a new rumor. While we knew the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 would probably inherit some fun perks from Google’s Wear OS now that it and Samsung have collaborated on Wear OS 3, the operating system introduced at Google IO 2021. We hadn’t heard many specifics on new features that would be shared, so getting Google Assistant on the watch is an exciting possibility.

Second AirPods Pro Beta Firmware Beta Adds Support for Conversation Boost

Apple recently began providing developers with access to beta versions of its AirPods Pro firmware, allowing them to test new features before it is released to the public. Apple released a second version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ firmware (4A362b) last Friday and only now is information about the beta being shared on Reddit.
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As tech advances, Apple could embed iPhone camera into display to let go of the notch

Apple is known for delivering the best technology, not the first. Therefore, with advancements in technology, Apple might be able to embed the iPhone front camera system into a display to get rid of the notch. ZTE has launched a new Axon 30 5G model and Oppo has announced an improved third-generation under-screen camera with no noticeable glare or haze in the photos.

Visible now supports cellular Apple Watches for just $5 per month

Around three months ago, I shared my user experience with Visible as a second carrier for my iPhone. Visible, which operates on the Verizon Wireless network, offers outstanding network coverage for as little as $25 per month with unlimited 4G LTE & 5G data, talk, and text, and with unlimited tethering included!
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Can't Access Website with MBP but can with iPhone

There are a number of websites, mostly military which I can access fine with my iPhone but get a “The requested URL was rejected. Please consult with your administrator” when I try accessing with my MBP - and any of 4 browsers. What might be causing that? Safari works on the iPhone but not on MBP for access. The site loads but then after about 2 seconds goes to the “rejected” message. Also, when I go to a particular guest wifi at Walter Reed, I can use it with iPhone but can’t sign in with MBP (the use certificate doesn’t come up - nothing will load). Any thoughts? VPN? Settings? I’m mystified. David.

Best back-to-school gear for $100 or less in 2021

The 2021 school year is full of uncertainties thanks to the alarming rise of the COVID delta variant. But whether the students in your life are returning to the classroom full-time, staying remote or adopting a hybrid learning model, they're definitely going to need school supplies and gadget essentials to help them work -- and play. And to help, we've assembled some of our favorite gear. These are the back-to-school essentials under $100 that we heartily recommend.