Apple-backed smart home standard Matter has been delayed yet again

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“The launch of the universal smart home standard Matter has been delayed yet again. This is the third delay since the standard – backed by Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon, and others – was originally set to debut back in 2020.”

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Apple promises software update to improve Studio Display’s lackluster webcam

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“The first reviews of Apple’s new Studio Display hit the web this morning, and while they were mostly positive, there was a clear issue highlighted by many reviews: the webcam quality.”

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Apple Studio Display Review: A welcome return

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“Discuss the Studio Display, Mac Studio and other new Apple products LIVE during our special live YouTube stream today at 9 Pacific, noon Eastern! Apple’s most popular devices come with their own displays. The iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and iMac can all be used right out of the box.”

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Netflix could soon make you pay up if you share your password with friends and family

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“Netflix is ramping up its efforts to crack down on the age-old practice of password sharing.”

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iPad Air 2022 Review: Refined Balance

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“The last time I wrote about the iPad Air in October 2020, I explained how its fourth-generation model intrigued me again. A year and a half later, here I am, once again fascinated by the iPad Air, captivated by its hybrid nature caught between a base model iPad and the aspirations of an iPad Pro.”

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Apple Watch firmware can now be restored from an iPhone running iOS 15.4

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“Apple Watch doesn’t have any data ports accessible to users, which means that only Apple is able to repair your watch if there’s a firmware failure. Luckily, iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 introduce a new tool to let users wirelessly restore the Apple Watch firmware using their iPhone.”

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PSA: iOS 15.4’s new ‘Use Face ID with a Mask’ option limited to iPhone 12 and newer

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“Today’s release of iOS 15.4 includes the major new addition of support for Face ID recognition while wearing a mask. Unfortunately, this feature is limited to only newer-model iPhones.”

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It’s time to update your Apple Watch software with watchOS 8.5

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“After a few weeks of beta testing, Apple is releasing watchOS 8.5 to all Apple Watch users. Here’s what’s new with the software update. For example, Apple is bringing a new, non-binary Siri voice for American users, which also reflects on the Apple Watch. Not only that, but watch OS 8.”

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Apple releases macOS 12.3 with Universal Control, new emoji, head tracking for Spatial Audio, more

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“Following its “Peek performance” event and the launch of the new Mac Studio, Apple has released macOS 12.3. The new software for Mac includes the anticipated Universal Control, 37 fresh emoji, new Siri voice, dynamic head tracking for Spatial Audio, and more. macOS 12.”

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