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Apple Announced New ‘Lockdown Mode’ For Its Devices

Apple for years has marketed its iPhones, iPads, and Macs as the most secure and privacy-focused devices on the market. On Wednesday, July 06, 2022, it bolstered that effort with a new feature coming this fall called Lockdown Mode, designed to fight targeted hacking attempts like the Pegasus malware, which oppressive governments reportedly used on human rights workers, lawyers, politicians, and journalists.

Steve Jobs Gets Medal Of Freedom

The co-founder and former CEO of tech giant Apple Steve Jobs will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously on July 7 at the White House by US President Joe Biden. Biden named 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the late tech honcho in one of them.

Alexa Speaking In The Voice Of A Dead Relative

At Amazon’s Re: Mars conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the company demonstrated a feature that enables its Alexa voice assistant to emulate any voice. The feature, which is still in development, could be used to replicate a family member’s voice, even after they’ve died.

Lawmakers Say The US Needs A Standard Charger

Following European Union lawmakers reaching a deal to force all smartphones and tablets to have USB-C charging ports by 2024, a trio of senate democrats is looking to implement a similar mandate in the US. As reported, these democrats have called on the US Commerce Department to follow the EU’s lead and “develop a strategy to require a common charging port across all mobile devices.”

End Of An Era: Microsoft Retires Internet Explorer

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, June 15, retiring its aging web browser after nearly 27 years. The moment comes more than a year after the company said that its Internet Explorer 11 Windows 10 desktop app would be retired in favor of Microsoft Edge.

6 Hidden Features Of Windows 11

With Windows 11 approaching its first major update, there are already a few features that you may not be aware of that could help your workflow. Some may be hidden in plain sight, or they’re buried deep in the System Settings app. But regardless, each of these tools aims to make it easier to create a document or simply access an app more simply.
With this in mind, we’ve listed six hidden features that may help you feel like a veritable Windows wizard.

Apple Will Be Forced To Use USB-C Charger

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port. EU lawmakers on Tuesday, June 7 agreed to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras. The equipment makers will have to comply with the new terms by 2024.

Everything Apple Announced At WWDC 2022: iOS 16, New MacBook Air, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9 And More

Apple packed a lot into its annual developer’s conference keynote. On the WWDC 2022 stage, company execs touted the latest improvements coming to iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 in the fall, plus forthcoming enhancements to macOS, watchOS, and others. Apple also announced new hardware at the keynote this year: a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro powered by the new M2 processor. Here are the biggest announcements to come out of WWDC 2022.

Apple’s iPhone 14 Lineup: Everything You Need To Know About It

With the iPhone 14 release now just about three months away, we already have a pretty clear idea about what Apple’s next-gen iPhone is going to bring to the table. Suffice it to say, if you thought last year’s iPhone 13 lineup offered incremental improvements, the iPhone 14 may be just the device you’re waiting for.

Why Are Flagship Phones So Unpleasantly Expensive?

At the start of the last decade, smartphones weren’t so expensive. But it was also the same decade that flagship phones crossed the $1000 mark. And the uptrend doesn’t seem set to stop anytime soon. So, sure, flagship phones are getting expensive, but have you ever thought, why is that so? Are there some valid reasons behind it? Here are six key reasons why flagship phones are damn expensive:

Apple Raising Their Discounted Price For Students

Apple Music currently has four subscription levels available: individual, student, family, and Voice Plan (limited to a few countries). Apple is increasing the price of Apple Music for students, and college students in various regions are receiving an email warning that their discount will be reduced.

Apple Doesn’t Want You To Check Your Bank Account, But You Should

Apple’s developer guidelines have been amended to state that subscription-based apps can charge more without informing the user. These auto-renewable subscriptions, according to Apple, are a wonderful way to enable customers to access content, services, or premium features in an app.