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iPhone 13 Pro – iPhone 13 Pro Max review: Ultimate Apple smartphone ticks every box

THE all-new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max get all the features we’ve been asking for including a silky smooth 120Hz display, better cameras and bigger battery. They go on sale today and you can read our full review to see why we think these are the ultimate iPhones.

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Apple cider vinegar warning: Five most common side effects of ACV you shouldn’t ignore

Apple cider vinegar warningApple cider vinegar could also lead to low potassium levels, it warned.

It can interact with some common medications, including insulin and diuretics, and you should speak to a doctor before adding the remedy to your diet.

Some people might simply not be able to stand the taste of apple cider vinegar.

“Some people quite literally can’t stomach the taste and acidity of apple cider vinegar,” added the Cleveland Clinic. “If it makes you feel sick, stop using it.

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Apple is dishing out FREE AirPods to some customers – find out if you’re eligible

Apple has announced the return of its popular summer special, which gives students the chance to grab a free pair of AirPods – worth £159 – with the purchase of select products from the US tech company’s store. The “High Education Offer” has just gone live and is open to anyone in full-time education.

As a quick reminder, Apple AirPods seamlessly pair with your iPhone, Mac, or iPad and beam music to your ears without wires. They can keep playing for around five hours, with the clever carry case topping up the batteries to 24-hours in total.

For those who want an even better experience, there’s also the option to pay an extra £90 to get the AirPods Pro. These usually cost over £230 and bring active noise-cancelling technology to help block out the annoying background sounds around you.

Apple says the deal is running from now until October 11, 2021 and is available on MacBooks, iMac and iPads purchased through Apple’s Education Store. Along with those free headphones, there’s also 20 percent off AppleCare+ which is definitely worth considering for students as it offers an insurance plan that provides up to three years of expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage.

AppleCare+ can cost as much as £249 so there is another decent saving to be made. If you think this offer is for you…here’s what you need to do.

To verify student or staff status on Apple.com you will be redirected to the UNiDAYS website.

To verify through Apple: Call 0800 048 0408 to verify over the phone with your ID or acceptance offer.

On Apple.com chat live with a Specialist who will help you shop with education pricing.

Visit an Apple store to present your ID or acceptance letter in person to benefit from education pricing.

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Apple reveals a new way to charge your iPhone and the timing couldn’t be better

The battery pack itself charges fastest with a MacBook-style 27W charger, but works with regular wall chargers, too. You can charge both the charger and your phone at the same time – handy if you’re short on time. Interestingly, it can also reverse charge, meaning you can use your phone to charge up the battery pack.

The MagSafe Battery Pack is only available in white (so far) but in true Apple style, looks premium with its sleek rounded corners. It comes at a premium price, too. For £99 on the Apple Store, if you order one now it should arrive by the end of July.

However, you’ll need to buy the USB-C power adaptor and USB-C to Lightning charging cable separately.

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All iPhone sales could be BLOCKED as Apple makes the ultimate threat to UK fans

Unfortunately, lawyers representing Apple called Justice Meade’s bluff – and threatened to do exactly that. In a statement, lawyers suggested that leaving the UK market could become an unavoidable option for the company due to the “commercially unacceptable” terms.

Marie Demetriou, a lawyer representing Apple, said: “I am not sure that is right. Apple’s position is it should indeed be able to reflect on the terms and decide whether commercially it is right to accept them or to leave the UK market. There may be terms that are set by the court which are just commercially unacceptable.”

Apple could pull out of the UK market, shuttering its retail stores and blocking sales of its best-selling gadgets, including iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods, and more. Not only that, but it could result in huge job losses – the App Store supports some 330,000 people in the UK.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming: Now Running on Xbox Series X; Expanded PC and Apple Device Availability

At Xbox, our mission is simple: bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. To achieve that, we aspire to empower everyone to play the games you want, with the people you want, anywhere you want.

We are creating a future that combines the gaming heritage of Xbox and the power of Azure. A future where we bring high fidelity, immersive games to the 3 billion players around the world. Now we’re taking a big step forward to reaching that vision: Starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets, via browser, across 22 countries. If you’re a member or want to become a member, simply go to xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Safari on your PC or mobile device to start playing hundreds of games from the Xbox Game Pass library.

With billions of active Windows 10 PCs, iOS devices and Android phones, we want you to have new opportunities to play the deepest, most immersive games whenever and wherever you choose. Simply put, we’re bringing the Xbox experience directly to the devices you use most.

We’re also making significant improvements to the overall experience: Xbox Cloud Gaming is now powered by custom Xbox Series X hardware. We’ve been upgrading Microsoft datacenters around the globe with the fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware to give you faster load times, improved frame rates, and an experience of a new generation of gaming. To ensure the lowest latency, highest quality experience across the broadest set of devices, we will be streaming at 1080p and up to 60fps. Going forward we’ll continue to innovate and add more features to enhance your cloud gaming experience.

Cloud gaming provides seamless play across your devices. When you’re streaming games on a PC or mobile device, your game is playing from Xbox hardware in a Microsoft datacenter. This means you can jump into a game, connect with your friends, and play through the Xbox network just as you’ve always done. That’s right, your game saves are just the same wherever and whenever you play, so you can pick right back up from where you left off. 

So grab your PC and stream Outriders or Doom on your iPad using your saved game. Or, when you have a free half-hour, you can fire up xbox.com/play and get a game in on MLB The Show 21.

As we bring games to more devices, we’re also evolving how you can play your games. Today about one-in-six players who play from the cloud are exclusively using custom touch controls that are enabled for more than 50 games – one I personally love is Minecraft Dungeons. And of course, you can also play games from the cloud using a compatible Xbox Wireless Controller, or one of the many supported controllers and mobile gaming accessories, including the all-new Backbone One for iOS.

Today marks a key milestone in our journey to bring the Xbox experience to all gamers, and we can’t wait for you to begin playing. I remember about three years ago, the first time I picked up a phone and played a cloud game, using nothing but touch controls. It’s a moment I’ll never forget, where the beauty of the graphics mixed with the creativity of technology to create something truly magical. So, from Team Xbox to you, we hope you experience more joy and connection through gaming anywhere and everywhere.

Author: Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President & Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Your Apple MacBook is about to look very dull, colourful new leak suggests

The MacBook Air that launched at the end of last year floored us …it had nothing to do with the design. The model that hit store shelves worldwide in the last few months of 2020 was the first to ship fitted with Apple’s custom-designed M1 processor. 

This system-on-a-chip made the MacBook Air anywhere between twice and three times as fast as the previous model, while simultaneously boosting the battery life. It was seriously impressive. Unsurprisingly, the same custom-designed M1 can now be found in the latest MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac. However, if there’s one area where the latest MacBook Air model fell down… it was the design.

While performance and battery life enjoyed a huge boost, the design was left unchanged.

That was a little underwhelming. However, it seems Apple has seen the error of its way. The Californian company is believed to be working on an all-new design for the slimmest laptop in its line-up.

YouTube superstar Jon Prosser, who hosts the show FrontPageTech and has a pretty reliable track record when it comes to leaks, has revealed an unofficial glimpse at what he claims is the upcoming redesign. The first thing you’ll notice about the images, which are high-resolution renders produced based on the information gathered by Prosser, are the colours.

Following in the footsteps of the recently-redesigned iMac, Apple will purportedly bring some colour to the MacBook Air line-up. In the images shared by Prosser, there are blue, peach, silver, purple, yellow, green and orange finishes available. As well as seven vibrant colours, the keyboard looks set to switch from black to white.

Just like the white borders found around the screen on the new-look iMac, Apple is purportedly looking to fit its brightly-coloured new laptops with a white keyboard. That’s sure to split opinion but should provide a very different appearance to the models already on shelves. If you’re worried that people won’t know that you’ve got the latest model, the glare from your bright-white keyboard should do the trick.

Next up, the images shared by Jon Prosser reveal that Apple plans to ditch the trademark wedge-like design. Instead of the tapered look, the base of the laptop will remain the same thickness throughout.

In order for the MacBook Air to remain the thinnest, that base will have to be pretty thin. As it stands, the thickest part of the wedge design of the MacBook Air (1.61cm / 0.63-inches) is chunkier than the MacBook Pro (1.56 cm / 0.61-inches) which remains the same thickness throughout.

Finally, the new MacBook Air could see a MagSafe-style charging port return to the laptop. For those who don’t remember, MagSafe was once a staple of Apple laptops, but can now only be found on competitors machines, like the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro range from Microsoft. As the name suggests, MagSafe used magnets to keep the charger connected to the laptop, this allowed the cable to be yanked away when from the laptop without pulling your shiny new £1,000 device onto the floor.

Given how easy it can be to trip over a charging cable in a crowded office or airport, this feature saved a dizzying number of Mac owners from heartbreak. However, Apple dropped the feature in favour of USB-C. Why? Well, USB-C is more versatile and can be used for charging, video output, audio output, data transfer and more.

It’s unclear whether the shiny new design will come with a new more powerful, more efficient chipset from Apple too. With the M1 fast approaching its first anniversary and a new iPhone with, presumably, a new processor under the bonnet coming in September… could we be about to see another speed boost from Apple?

Fingers crossed, we won’t have long to wait before we find out. Express.co.uk will have all of the latest rumours as soon as we hear something, so stay tuned.

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Miss your iPod? New Spotify and Apple Music app brings classic gadget back into your life

If you’ve been in a nostalgic mood recently, and have been pining for the classic iPod, then we’ve got some good news.

Thanks to a new website, you can transform your smartphone so it sports an iPod-style music player which can be linked up to a Spotify or Apple Music account.

This nostalgia-inducing page is the work of frontend developer Tanner Villarete.

Villarete’s site resembles a 6th generation iPod Classic, and you can play songs from your Spotify or Apple Music accounts through it.

The iPod player features a working click wheel to navigate through all the different songs in your library.

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Apple releases emergency iOS update for older iPhone models to fix dangerous flaws

Apple has launched an important update for older iPhone and iPad owners today. While these devices aren’t supported with the latest version of iOS – missing out on the most exciting new features, designs and apps – Apple has released an update to fix a number of worrying vulnerabilities discovered inside the software. Since iPhone users with these older models aren’t used to getting excited about the arrival of new emoji or widgets… there’s less incentive to check the Settings app for new versions of iOS, compared to those with the latest handsets who are now already on tenterhooks about the upcoming features in iOS 15 coming later this year.

However, there is a new update available for older iPhones and it’s much, much more important than shiny new widgets or a refreshed design from Apple. The latest update, iOS 12.5.4, is available right now on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and the 6th generation iPod Touch can also download the patch now. The last time that Apple rolled out a new update to these devices was back in May 2021.

The only reason that Apple is pushing out the update to older iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners is to try to quickly fix a number of issues in iOS, specifically two problems with WebKit and a memory corruption glitch. All three of these issues could allow bad actors to execute remote code on your device – leaving the door open for malware to take over your handset, keep track of your data, or worse.

“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple urged all affected iPhone owners in the notes published alongside the iOS 12.5.4 update.

Here are the full details of what iOS 12.5.4 is designed to fix on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Security

  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted certificate may lead to arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A memory corruption issue in the ASN.1 decoder was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.
  • CVE-2021-30737: xerub

WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.
  • CVE-2021-30761: an anonymous researcher

WebKit

  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.
  • CVE-2021-30762: an anonymous researcher

If you have one of the affected devices, you’ll need to head to the Settings app on your device. Then, you need to go to General > Software Update and hit the Download button.

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