Technology News for Saturday 23rd October 2021

13 new stories

Oct 23rd 2021

1. Gurman: Apple unlikely to hold November event; new iPad Pro, larger iMac, and more on track for 2022

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Last year, Apple held three separate fall events: one in September focused on the Apple Watch and iPad, one in October focused on iPhone 12 and HomePod, and one in October to kick off the transition to Apple Silicon with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and ...

2. New AirPods 3, AirPods Pro are discounted at Amazon right now

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Amazon

Apple AirPods 3 with Spatial Audio support and AirPods Pro with a MagSafe Charging case are already on sale at Amazon, despite having just been announced on Oct. 18 during the "Unleashed" Apple Event. Save up to $30 instantly with the first major ...

3. Apple Puts the 'Pro' Back Into the MacBook Pro After Five-Year Detour

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple removed key ports like the SD card slot and HDMI connector in favor of USB-C ports and clunky adapters. Apple removed MagSafe magnetic charging in favor of the USB-C port, which I ...

4. Overwatch devs reveal McCree's new name as Blizzard distances itself from controversy


The change happened due to a shift at Blizzard following reports of sexual harassment and toxicity in leadership. The new moniker is meant to distance the gunslinger from now-fired Blizzard game designer Jesse McCree, the character's namesake, who was ...

5. Ew, your AirPods are filled with gross earwax and gunk. Here's how to clean them


Not cleaning your earbuds can lead to infections (more below). But you must clean them without causing damage. For instance, you'll want to be extra careful when cleaning the mesh speaker and microphone on AirPods when removing sticky gunk -- we'll tell ...

6. The iPod is still here, it's just evolved

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The iPod Nano, next to the first Apple Watch, 2015. Sarah Tew. Scott Stein headshot · Scott Stein.

7. What it was like to watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPod 20 years ago


The original iPod. Twenty years later, it still works. Connie Guglielmo/CNET. This is what I remember: There was a line to get into Apple's headquarters to see Steve Jobs. That wasn't all that unusual. Apple's CEO was the closest thing the tech ...

8. iOS 15.1 for iPhone: Everything to know about Apple's first major update


Apple's next iPhone software update should be here soon. Here's the expected release date and what the iOS 15.1 beta reveals. ... iOS 15 is getting a couple of highly anticipated features in its next update.

9. This Key Product Could Give Microsoft's Earnings a Nice Boost

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

Sales of Microsoft's latest Xbox consoles are growing rapidly and unlikely to slow down anytime soon. The release of new gaming content in the coming months can help Microsoft attract more consumers. Microsoft is well placed to take advantage of the ...

10. Ask Adrian: basic laptops, headphones that will stay put, and photo-editing packages for beginners


Question: I'm a bit clueless about laptops and I've been meaning to get one for ages. Where is best to buy one? Or rather, which one might be best? I need something for basic-enough use as I tend to use my phone for so much. Perhaps I should go for an ...

11. Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 23rd)


I've been rattling through Metroid Dread for a second playthrough trying to beat it 'quickly' for extra unlocks. I'm no speedrunner but have been enjoying a more action-oriented and direct run, which is almost done.

12. Valkyrae faces backlash over new line of gamer-focused skincare products


There is no medical consensus that exposure to blue light through screens causes harm. "No one has established an independent causal association between blue light coming from the computer and visual symptoms,” Dr. John Lawrenson ...

13. Hate the Windows 11 Start Menu? Here's How to Change or Replace It


At the top of the menu, a search field lets you search for apps, files, and settings. The Pinned section shows apps that have been pinned; scroll up and down to see them all. To view a list of all your installed apps, click the All Apps button.