Technology News for Tuesday 14th September 2021

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Sep 14th 2021

1. Apple says iOS 14.8 patches iPhone attack that defeated Blastdoor protections

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In a statement, Ivan Krsti?, head of Apple Security Engineering and Architecture, said: “After identifying the vulnerability used by this exploit for iMessage, Apple rapidly developed and deployed a fix in iOS ...

2. Apple Watch Series 7 debuts with similar design, larger display, faster charging, new colors, more

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The larger display shows more content on the screen and features edges that show clock faces from the sides. The new display supports a full keyboard for text input as well. The display is also brighter during indoor use.

3. All Atlas Skew locations in The Confluence in Destiny 2


You've been around the Dreaming City looking for Atlas Skews in several of the major locations, and now it's time to get your prize. The Ager's Scepter Exotic is locked behind another step of a quest called A Hollow Coronation—and to get it, ...

4. Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Makes Its Roads Wet Again


For a minute there, Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't wet enough. Today, it is, thanks to an update that restores missing water effects in the troubled open-world shooter. Advertisement. Cyberpunk 2077 is locked in a tidal pattern. CD Projekt Red will roll out a ...

5. Dying Light 2 Delayed To 2022


Dying Light 2: Stay Human, the first-person zombie parkour game slated for a December 7 release, has been delayed, developer Techland announced in a tweet today. It'll now come out on February 4, 2022, for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, contributing to ...

6. Game Pass Is Really Blowing Up In September

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As a cynical, bitter, battle-worn games critic, I would like nothing better than to declare what a disastrous mess Microsoft is making of Game Pass. But damn them, they're not, and the line-up of new additions coming in the second half of September is ...

7. Ren And Stimpy Are Coming To The Nick Fighting Game As A Duo


Hailing from the darkly humorous animated show, Ren and Stimpy are the newest additions to the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl roster, developer Ludosity announced on Tuesday. Advertisement. All-Star Brawl is a platform fighting game that features a roster ...

8. Splitgate's Getting Bigger And Better, Thanks To A Cool $100M


Developer 1047 Games has raised $100 million from a bunch of venture capital investors, the studio announced via press release today. The eye-popping fundraising haul will allow the outfit to remain independent and beef up work on its enormously ...

9. The Nintendo GameCube Turns Twenty Today

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On September 14, 2001, the GameCube went on sale for the first time in Japan. Two months later, on November 18, the console was released in North America. Can you believe it's been twenty years? Facing off against the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox, ...

10. The PS5 Is Getting A Major Update


The PS5 is getting a slew of new features in a massive software update set to go live around the world on September 15, Sony announced in a PlayStation blog post today. Advertisement. 3D Audio support for built-in TV speakers and M.2 SSD storage ...

11. Apple's new MagSafe wallet works with 'Find My' app for when it goes missing


In this case, the MagSafe leather wallet will notify users of the last known location where the wallet was separated from the phone. It will not, however, provide real-time tracking. This is ...

12. iPhone users will receive iOS 15 update on September 20

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There are many new features across the board, such as a new Weather app, updated maps in Apple Maps, an improved version of FaceTime, and more. Safari also has a brand-new look. At first, it was a bit controversial. Since then, Apple has listened to ...

13. TikTok expands mental health resources, as negative reports of Instagram's effect on teens leak


Already, TikTok directs users to local resources when they search for words or phrases like #suicide,* but now, the platform will also share content from creators with the intent of helping someone in need. The platform told TechCrunch that it chose this ...

14. Twitter reopens its account verification process after another pause

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Everyone wanted the coveted blue badge that was previously doled out to public figures and other accounts of high public interest who have confirmed they are who they say they are — like a government official, journalist, celeb, brand or business, or ...

15. Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

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Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won't only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text ...

16. Tickets on sale for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt ahead of October opening


Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. Tickets are now available for the city's latest immersive experience that is complete with world-class food, ...

17. Range-topping Citroen C5 Aircross Black Edition added to SUV line-up


On the inside, the C5 gets an opening panoramic sunroof with sunblind, as well as 'Urban Black' Alcantara-trimmed Citroen Advanced Comfort seats fitted as standard.

18. Apple rushes to block 'zero-click' iPhone spyware

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Apple has issued a software patch to block so-called "zero-click" spyware that could infect iPhones and iPads. Independent researchers identified the flaw, which lets hackers access devices through the iMessage service even if users do not click on a ...

19. South Korea's antitrust regulator fines Google $177 million for abusing mobile market dominance

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Google allegedly used its market position to block smartphone makers like Samsung from using operating systems developed by rivals, according to the Korea Fair Trade Commission. The regulator alleged that Google's practice stifled innovation in the ...

20. Apple Fitness Plus is coming to 15 new countries with new types of workouts

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Pilates classes are on the way, as well as winter sports training from Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and Anja Garcia. These are in addition to the long list of fitness programs already available in Fitness Plus, including yoga, HIIT, treadmill, cycling, ...

21. Apple Fitness Plus now lets you work out with up to 32 friends

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Love grabbing a workout class with friends? Now you can do that on Apple Fitness Plus, Apple's streaming exercise service. At the fall 2021 iPhone event, Apple announced that group workouts are coming to Fitness Plus. You can work out with up to 32 ...

22. Canon's top mirrorless EOS R3 on sale in November for $6000


The heart of the camera is a 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, paired with Canon's top Digic X processor. Canon reckons that combo allows the R3 to shoot 14-bit raw files at up to an eye-watering 30 frames per second.

23. Apple iPad updated with A13 chip, 12-megapixel front camera, 64GB storage, $329

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Apple announced Tuesday the latest version of its 10.2-inch iPad as part of its fall iPhone launch event. For 2020, Apple put in a faster A12 bionic chip for the 10.2-inch iPad, giving it a performance boost over the previous iPad model. Now the newest ...

24. Apple's new, redesigned iPad Mini will have a 5G option starting at $649

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Nearly all iPads since the original's introduction in 2010 have included an option for cellular connectivity, usually a $130 to $150 premium compared to the standard Wi-Fi-only pricing in the US. Apple charged $200 ...

25. Best Lenovo laptop deals: Get a ThinkPad X1 Yoga for half price, a ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 40% off and more

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Lenovo recently refreshed many of its laptop lines with the latest AMD and Intel processors, the newest Wi-Fi standards and enhanced security features. And many of these new models, from business-class ThinkPads and two-in-one convertible Yogas, are ...

26. Amazon Kindle gets its first interface update in at least 5 years

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Amazon's Kindles are undergoing their first major user interface redesign in at least five years, a change rolled out as part of the e-reader's latest operating system update. First spotted by Ars Technica, the refresh is available on most Kindles ...

27. Sonos Beam Gen 2 soundbar adds Dolby Atmos, better performance


Eagle-eyed observers may have noticed that last week's Sonos price increases, by 10% on most products, didn't include the Beam. Now we know why. The company has taken the wraps off a new Beam (Gen 2) soundbar, which offers a number of upgrades over the ...

28. iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max unveiled: 120Hz display, 3 new cameras and all the goodies


But the phones are also getting a boost in performance, gains in battery life, a new 1-terabyte storage option and a new display that can bump its refresh rate up to 120Hz. There's a ...

29. Apple's iPhone event is today: Here's everything you can expect to see

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Gurman says the first will be centered around the iPhone and Apple Watch, while the second event could focus on new Mac models and iPads. This is a pattern Apple has followed in years past. If ...

30. Apple Watch 7: Release date, new features, price news ahead of Apple's next event

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The smartwatch would come with Apple's WatchOS 8 software, announced at WWDC this past June. If rumors pan out, the new Watch could be a worthwhile upgrade from the Apple Watch Series 6, which the company unveiled at a virtual event in Sept. 2020.

31. Apple Watch Series 7 gets small changes, coming later in fall

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The first Apple Watch arrived in 2015. Six years later, Apple is giving its watch a redesign: the Series 7, starting at $399 and coming later in the fall, was announced at Apple's iPhone-focused virtual September event. But the changes don't seem that ...

32. iPhone 13 lineup compared: Every expected difference between the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max


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33. iPhone 13 rumors: 1TB storage, satellite connectivity and a slimmed-down notch

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Apple's · The latest iPhone 13 gossip came from an investor report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as reported by 9to5Mac. · We've previously heard that the iPhone 13 lineup will · We've collected these rumors and everything else we've heard below, including ...

34. New iPhone security patch in iOS 14.8: How to check for Pegasus spyware on your phone


The spyware can be remotely installed on a target's iPhone or iPad, granting the person or organization who installed it full access to the device and all the data it holds -- without the owner taking any action. That includes text messages, emails and ...

35. Apple's iOS 14.8 Pegasus security fix: All iPhone users urged to update immediately

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Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited." Apple also released WatchOS 7.6.2, MacOS Big Sur 11.6 and a security update for MacOS Catalina to address the vulnerability.

36. iOS 15: Release date, new features and everything else we know after Apple's event

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Apple's new iOS 15 will soon be available for download to iPhones as far back as the 6S. Here's everything we know. ... Apple could use facial recognition to validate digital ID cards for the Wallet app in iOS 15.

37. Sources: Call of Duty 2022 is Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2


VGC also reports Modern Warfare 2's campaign revolves around US special forces fighting Colombian drug cartels. Eurogamer sources also back this up. "Project Cortez" is apparently a reference to the Colonel Felix Cortez character from ...

38. How to use accessibility shortcuts on iPhone and iPad


By turning on and customizing the Accessibility Shortcut function on your iOS device, users can reduce the white point to make the display brightness easier on the eyes. All you need to do is bring up the AssistiveTouch tool, enable the zoom feature, and ...

39. Apple is about to unveil the new iPhone and other gadgets.

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The company plans to broadcast a video presentation starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time to show new iPhones with improved displays and Apple Watches with slightly larger screens, according to people briefed on the event, who were not authorized to speak ...

40. Apex Legends' tap-strafing nerf delayed due to “unexpected side effects”


Movement is sacred in Apex. We weigh every change to these systems carefully and value feedback. After further testing, we've concluded we need to take more time to get this right to make sure related movement mechanics aren't caught in the cross-fire.”.

41. Android 12 for the Samsung Galaxy S21: Hands On and How to Get It

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At the moment, I really like the media search in the Messages app and how the Camera now shows zoom levels as numbers rather than as little pictures of trees. There are a lot of new widget options, and the privacy dashboard now lets you see which apps ...

42. Sony's big PS5 update with M.2 SSD support launches September 15th


When the second major system update for the PlayStation 5 is released tomorrow, everyone who has managed to acquire the system will also be able to experience 3D audio via their TV's built-in stereo speakers, similar to the way it works on compatible ...

43. iPhone 13 and 13 Mini announced with redesigned camera array and smaller notch


Apple's iPhone 13 has officially arrived — the baseline, most mainstream model that will set the bar for Apple's 2021 phone lineup. As with last year, the entry-level iPhone 13 will come in two versions: the 6.1-inch “regular” model and the smaller ...

44. All-new iPad Mini announced with 5G, USB-C, and larger 8.3-inch display

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The iPad Mini is currently Apple's smallest tablet, even with the bump in size. Apple was rumored to have been considering a Mini LED display on the new iPad, similar to that of its largest iPad Pro. Those appear to have missed the mark; the new Mini ...

45. The Apple Watch Series 7 has a brand-new look

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The bezels around the display are slimmer at just 1.7mm, and the always-on screen mode is 70 percent brighter. Apple claims you can cram 50 percent more text onto the display than the Series 6. The new display also means new ways to interact, with a full ...

46. Sonos announces second-gen Beam soundbar with Dolby Atmos


In fact, the drivers inside are the exact same as before: there's a center tweeter, four woofers, and three passive radiators to give bass some extra kick. The outside of the Beam has switched from a fabric cover to Sonos' signature perforated plastic, but ...

47. The iPhone 13 may finally get features Android has had for years


The higher-end iPhones should have an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display, a low-power kind of OLED screen that makes it easier to have a variable refresh rate. The processors will be faster. The MagSafe charging system will be tweaked.

48. Xiaomi shows off concept smart glasses with MicroLED display


Xiaomi says it went with a monochrome MicroLED system because of its “higher pixel density and longer lifespan while having a simpler structure” when compared to OLED. According to Xiaomi, MicroLED “allows for a more compact display, as well as easier ...

49. Samsung's latest monitor has a pop-up webcam with Windows Hello support

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It's got 2W stereo speakers for listening to colleagues, an HD webcam so they can see you, a microphone so they can hear you, and a USB hub to cut down on the amount of ports needed on a laptop or desktop. The monitor is available now, Samsung says, and ...

50. I hate the new Windows 11 taskbar

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Microsoft promotes itself as the productivity company, but the new Windows 11 taskbar removes key functionality and makes me less productive as a result. Missing features include power user elements like displaying the time and date on multiple ...

51. Nintendo finally adds Bluetooth audio to the Switch in new software update

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My colleague Jay Peters was able to connect his AirPods Pro to his base Switch and a Switch Lite without much trouble. In the settings menu, there's a section for “Bluetooth Audio,” and you can pair your headphones from there by following the instructions.

52. Apple's next iPhone is coming. Here's what you can expect.

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The Apple event was called “California Streaming,” but for those hoping Apple CEO Tim Cook would offer meaningful data on Apple TV Plus, the opening of the event was underwhelming. Cook touted the streaming- ...