iPhone 14 Pro Review – An Amazing New Camera, Safety Features, and an Always-On Display

The iPhone 14 Pro includes a raft of new features, with an always-on display, safety features, such as Emergency SOS via satellite and crash detection, and a new 48 megapixel main camera. This is a solid upgrade to the iPhone Pro, and one that anyone who is serious about photography will want.

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Apple Watch 8 Review – Why Change What Works?

While the first few years of the Apple Watch saw a refinement in the device’s focus, and a raft of new features being added to the watch, the last few years have been much less eventful. One could almost call this stagnation, as if this now mature product has little room to grow, and Apple adds a couple of new features each year to try to make new models attractive.

While new processors make a big difference to computers, and new displays change the way phones and tablets work, there’s little left to add to a smartwatch. The very nature of the device, and the way it is used, mean that it will remain essentially a passive device, displaying information and collecting data.

This year’s model only features two new features, both of which are useful, but neither of them may be enough to sway owners of recent Apple Watches. Unlike phones, which get upgraded on average every two to three years, smartwatches stay around for longer, so most potential purchasers of the Apple Watch 8 will see not just these two features, but all the additions since their last purchase.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #257: Hello, iOS 16!

iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are here, and we give you some tips on prepping your devices for upgrade. We also discuss which older operating systems will continue to get security updates, and what’s up with that standalone Safari update for macOS? And we talk about a new Mac App Store lookalike web page scam that you should be aware of.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #256: Apple’s Far Out Event

Apple has introduced this year’s models of the new iPhone, iPhone Pro, and also unveiled a new, rugged Apple Watch, and 2nd generation AirPods Pro. We discuss the new features in these devices.

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Apple Introduces iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, and New AirPods

Apple has introduced the latest models of the iPhone and Apple Watch, along with a refresh to its AirPods Pro headphones. In a 90+ minute pre-recorded event, Apple showed off new features in the iPhone, and a brand new model of the Apple Watch, meant for athletes and adventurers.

Here’s what’s new.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #255: Email Privacy: Apple Hide My Email and DuckDuckGo Email Protection

We take a deep dive into two email privacy protection features, from Apple and DuckDuckGo. We also give a few predictions for Apple’s Far Out event next week, look at cases where two-factor authentication isn’t enough, and discuss how macOS is actively scanning for malware; at least for 13 types of malware.

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Which Is Better: Apple’s Hide My Email or DuckDuckGo Email Protection?

You give your email address to lots of websites and services. Sometimes you have to sign up for an account, or to receive a newsletter (often to get a one-time discount). Other times you may just want to access content on a website, like a white paper or ebook. Companies often collect email addresses in exchange for free content so they target you for potential sales.

But you don’t always want to give out your personal email address. After all, you know you might get spammed, and that it is sometimes difficult to unsubscribe from newsletters. If you just need one-time access to a content site and never want to hear from them again, you can sometimes use a disposable email service. However, many content sites block addresses from disposable mail services because they want your real address.

A great alternative is to use a unique, per-service, anonymous email address that forwards to your main email account. Two such services are Apple’s Hide My Email—which is built into macOS, iOS, and iPadOS—and DuckDuckGo Email Protection.

In this article, we’ll look at these two services and discuss the pros and cons of each one.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode #254: Which Is More Secure: Face ID, Touch ID, or a Passcode?

Apple has announced the date for its iPhone event; it’s on September 7, and we discuss what we could see. We also look at more mobile apps that inject javascript in web pages in their in-app browsers; are they doing this to collect data? And we look at Face ID, Touch ID, and a passcode to determine which is more secure.

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Which Is More Secure: Face ID, Touch ID, or a Passcode?

In an upcoming article, we’ll look at three security concerns that Apple is aware of—one of which is that twins and siblings can sometimes fool Face ID into unlocking their look-alike’s iPhone or iPad. This is common enough that auto-reply emails from Apple’s security team include a long section about how Face ID works and why it can be defeated in those circumstances.

When Apple introduced Face ID, the company told us that it was secure. Apparently it’s secure enough that financial institutions trust it for authentication, both with Apple Pay and with many banking apps. The same is true for Touch ID. But how secure are these technologies, really?

In this article, we’ll look at each of the three methods of authenticating on an iPhone or iPad: Face ID, Touch ID, and a passcode. And we’ll discuss which is the most secure, and why.

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