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Apple expands drive, mail, and notes on iCloud.com

After updating iOS, iPadOS, and macOS in recent weeks, Apple has redesigned iCloud.com to support browser notifications for Mail and Calendar on a PC, a customizable home page with quick actions, and a slideshow view for photos. Last year, Apple added widgets to iCloud.com to view Notes and Pages data. …

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iOS 17 has new privacy and security features

The much-anticipated iOS 17 update for iPhones arrives today with new and improved security features. Much of the new features protect iPhone owners at higher risk of cyberattacks and spyware, like journalists, activists, and human rights defenders. iOS 17’s anti-web tracking, password storage, and easy sharing of new phishing-resistant passkeys …

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The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max up close

We braved the press scrum to show you the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. USB-C is the big news across the line. Since Apple introduced the Lightning port exactly 11 years ago, a refresh was overdue. Add to that recent EU legislation to universalize USB-C and the fact that …

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Amazon’s palm-scanning payment technology is coming to all 500+ Whole Foods

Amazon One, a palm-scanning payment system, is set to expand nationwide. The retailer announced this morning that the payment tech will be in all 500+ Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market stores by year-end. Hovering a palm over a reader device activates the biometric payment system. The device then matches the customer’s …

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Threads won’t be fun, but brands can escape Twitter with them

Twitter may never return. Twitter, the preeminent Twitter of its time, offered a lively, often incoherent mix of paradigm-shifting cultural phenomena (Arab Spring, the Me Too movement, Black Twitter), breaking news, corporate existentialist brand building, tweet-addled U.S. presidents, and hardcore porn. Meta’s Twitter clone Threads just launched, giving us options—maybe …

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