Technology News for Tuesday 21st September 2021

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Sep 21st 2021

1. Apple offers 6-months free Apple Music trials to AirPods and Beats owners

Domain: 9to5mac.com | Companies: Apple

After the end of the free trial period, the subscription will renew at the standard monthly rate of $9.99 per month. To redeem the offer, you need to be running ...

2. iPhone could detect depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline – Apple studies

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The data that may be used includes analysis of participants' facial expressions, how they speak, the pace and frequency of their walks, sleep patterns, and ...

3. How to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

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Each week, a new Weekly Punchcard Quest will appear. Daily Punchcards refresh each day, giving you Quests to complete for some bonus XP. Finishing one Daily ...

4. Specialized S-Works Romin Evo Mirror saddle review: Light, cushy, and pricey

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Foam padding used in traditional saddles is usually some sort of closed-cell material made by injecting gas into a liquid polymer under pressure — not entirely ...

5. Niantic reveals Fashion Week photo contest sweepstakes for Pokémon Go, features exclusive Hoopa Bangles item

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As part of Pokémon Go's Fashion Week 2021 event, Niantic is running a special promotion, prompting fans to show off their photography skills using the AR ...

6. Pokémon Unite's New Season Is Space-Themed, Will Bring Squad Features

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Pokémon Unite finally arrives in its natural home on mobile on Wednesday, and it's bringing with it a few new neat bits and bobs. There's a new battle pass ...

7. The Latest Stuff Coming To Halo Infinite You Should Know About

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Earlier this summer, developer 343 Industries hosted what was basically a beta for Halo Infinite, the story of one man's quest to fall in love with a ...

8. Guide – How to get all 10 Furfrou forms in Pokémon GO

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This Kalos Pokémon and its various Trims are all available in Pokémon GO, but some fashionable styles are region exclusives or have certain requirements.

9. Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite returns with a bigger screen, USB-C and wireless charging

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Amazon

We've entered the throes of hardware season, with big events from all of the industry's big names. Amazon has already announced a number of new Fire TVs, ...

10. Apple is reportedly working on mental health monitoring using iPhone data

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

The University of California, Los Angeles, is studying stress, anxiety and depression, with Apple Watch and iPhone data for 3,000 volunteers being tracked in a ...

11. The iPhone 13 Pro goes to Disneyland

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It's the ideal stress test that doesn't involve artificial battery rundowns or controlled photo environments. In my testing, most of Apple's improvements ...

12. Kena: Bridge of Spirits review-in-progress — a magical adventure with action

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Kena is available now (well, maybe give it a few hours if you're reading this right when I publish it) on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. I played on PS5.

13. How and why Windows 10 tracks your location data

Domain: choice.com.au | Companies: Microsoft

How does Microsoft track your location? Since the demise of the Windows Phone operating system (OS), just about all Microsoft devices run on Windows for desktop ...

14. New Facebook Portals add portable option and more work-from-home smarts

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Facebook

The Portal Go and second-gen Portal Plus will ship in October. Facebook. Many of us have gotten used to video-chatting professionally and in our personal ...

15. Apple, long a champion of consumer privacy, now sits at a crossroads

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Image of a padlock and a chain-link fence on a smartphone screen. Privacy and security are thorny issues for tech companies, including Apple. Angela Lang/CNET.

16. How to delete your password for Microsoft online services like Outlook.com and Xbox Live

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Microsoft

Now that Microsoft lets you ditch your passwords for Outlook.com, Xbox Live and other online accounts, you might want to consider taking the jump.

17. HP Spectre x360 16 finally gives us a webcam and display worthy of a premium 2-in-1

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: HP

The 16-inch two-in-one can be configured with up to a 3,072x1,920-pixel resolution OLED display with a 16:10 ratio. The display also covers a 100% sRGB color ...

18. PS5 restock tracker: Amazon and PlayStation Direct have consoles today, Best Buy later this week

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Amazon

If you don't manage to get in the queue for this restock, current rumors suggest we could see a restock from Best Buy this Wednesday or Thursday. PlayStation ...

19. Apple reportedly working on depression-diagnosis feature

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

The iPhone could become a cognitive diagnostic tool. Background by Pixabay/Image by Angela Lang/CNET. Apple is working with the University of California, ...

20. Fitbit Charge 5 review: The best Fitbit you can buy

Domain: cnet.com

Fitness trackers and smartwatches have offered us a wealth of data gathered from our wrists for years, but being able to interpret it is kind of a puzzle for ...

21. iOS 15 for iPhone: Apple Maps finally caught up to Google Maps. The top features to know

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple, Google

With iOS 15, Apple Maps has a new look, but only if you're in one of a handful of select cities. Jason Cipriani/CNET. Remember when Apple Maps first ...

22. iOS 15 hidden tricks: Make the most of Apple's new iPhone features

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Spice up your small talk with the latest tech news, products and reviews. Delivered on weekdays. My favorite part about the new software is all of the hidden ...

23. iOS 15 review: New features like focus mode and live text are game-changers

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The tab bar in Safari can live at the bottom of your screen in iOS 15. Patrick Holland/CNET. Get the CNET Daily News newsletter. Catch up on ...

24. iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max review: Damn, these cameras

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The way macro photography works is that as you get closer to your subject, the camera automatically switches from the wide camera to ultrawide. Now that the ...

25. iPhone 13 review: Apple delivers a delightful upgrade to last year's phones

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Some will be disappointed because it's not radically different from previous models, but that's actually part of the charm. Familiarity has been one of the keys ...

26. Preorder the iPhone 13 now: The best deals with Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy, more

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Note that while the first wave of preorders is expected to ship by the retail sale date of Friday, Sept. 24, the later you order, the longer you may have to ...

27. Should you buy an iPhone 12 now that iPhone 13 is here? Here's how to decide

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple revealed its 2021 iPhone last week at its September event. The iPhone 13 mirrors last year's iPhone 12 lineup with a standard, Mini, Pro and Pro Max ...

28. Surface Duo 2: All the rumored features for Microsoft's new foldable

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Microsoft's Surface Duo launched in 2020, and rumor has it the follow-up foldable is coming this week. Scott Stein/CNET. Microsoft's annual Surface event is ...

29. The pink iPhone 13 is real, but I liked the fan art better than Apple's version

Domain: cnet.com

(Subsequent tweets from the same account also mention November 2021 releases for "Pink," "Rose Pink" and even "Rosegold Pink" iPhones.) The tweet netted over ...

30. WatchOS 8 is here: Best new features on the Apple Watch

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Even older Apple Watches get new messaging tools, Portrait mode watch faces and a Mindfulness app. Lexy Savvides headshot · Lexy Savvides.

31. When's the next 2021 Apple event? New MacBook Pros and AirPods 3 could arrive October

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple could host another event later this fall. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple.

32. Apple's iOS 15 update is here, but you might want to wait to install it. Here's why

Domain: cnet.com

While the new software for iPhones (and iPadOS for iPads) is full of brand-new features like the ability to FaceTime Android owners, store your driver's license ...

33. This toy Aston Martin costs $123000

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The Little Car Company's James Bond Aston Martin DB5 has toy machine guns that can come out through the headlights openings. Only 125 of these pint-sized cars ...

34. How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 15

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To see when your phone was last backed up to iCloud, go to Settings > your Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Once you're there, you'll have the option to “Back ...

35. Apple Releases iOS 15 For iPhone: Dazzling Upgrade With Outstanding Features

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Apple

September 21 update below. This post was first published on September 20, 2021. Make Forbes your destination for all-things iOS.

36. What Time Does The 'Call Of Duty: Vanguard' Open Beta End?

Domain: forbes.com

The Call Of Duty: Vanguard open beta has been going for several days now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Judging by player reports, ...

37. 'Kena: Bridge Of Spirits' Is Like A Playable Laika Movie

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Indie studio Ember Lab's first ever video game project was humbly tucked somewhere in between Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls, a surprising breath ...

38. Here Is What Heart Health Experts Think About the Apple Watch Series 7

Domain: healthline.com | Companies: Apple

The new smartwatch will continue to include an ECG for monitoring heart health as well as a blood oxygen monitor. While the existing ECG did receive Food and ...

39. 1Password Releases Safari Extension for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Apple

With iOS and ?iPadOS 15?, Apple allows Safari extensions developers to release their previously exclusive Safari for Mac extensions to the ?iPhone? and ?iPad?, ...

40. Halo Infinite has back-to-back test weekends starting this Thursday

Domain: pcgamer.com

But starting September 30, the second test weekend will introduce 12v12 Big Team Battles, finally tossing vehicles into Infinite's chaotic sandbox. For my money ...

41. The Windows 11 PC Health Check app is back and now slightly more useful

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Microsoft

The one that caused people to question why their PCs failed the compatibility test even on modern hardware? Microsoft ended up yanking it offline, and now an ...

42. Fitbit Charge 5 Review

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It's the only tracker out of the three with a built-in GPS, which lets you see your real-time pace and distance on your wrist when tracking an outdoor workout ...

43. Apple's latest iPhone software, iOS 15, is rolling out. Here's what you should know.

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This year's update, iOS 15, is available as of Monday. It's the usual grab bag of new features, extra settings and a subtle software makeover for iPhones and ...

44. Snap has new Lenses that show users how to fingerspell in American Sign Language

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The new features were designed by incorporating feedback and guidance from deaf and hard-of-hearing employees at the company, and using AI and computer vision ...

45. Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite adds a bigger screen, longer battery life, and USB-C

Domain: theverge.com

The battery has been boosted from six weeks to approximately 10 weeks from a single charge. Charging itself is faster: thanks to USB-C, the device can fully ...

46. You can now preorder the new Kindle Paperwhite

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The new Kindle comes in three flavors: a standard model (with or without ads), a Signature Edition, and one designed for kids. All versions of the 2021 Kindle ...