Smartphones & Tablets


Apple today released iOS 16.3

Apple today released iOS 16.3, the third major update to the iOS 16 operating system that first came out in September. iOS 16.3 comes over a month after the launch of iOS 16.2, an update that added the Freeform app, Apple Music Sing, Advanced Data Protection, and more.

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You Can Now Download iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 for iPhone and iPad

The update introduces Freeform, a new collaboration app, and brings Apple Music Sing, Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, Lock Screen improvements, and more...

Apple today released iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 for iPhone and iPad, after rolling out a Release Candidate build last week.

You can update your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update

You Can Now Download iOS 16.1.2 for iPhone

Apple has released iOS 16.1.2 for iPhone users, offering “important security updates” and some enhancements. The download comes in at 336.2MB for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Apple says the updates include improved compatibility with wireless carriers, while there are Crash Detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
There is no release of iPadOS 16.1.2 yet.

iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1 for iPhone and iPad users. According to the update, Apple says it “includes bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.”

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Apple Is Changing All Of Its iPhone Connectors Again - USB-C

Future iPhones will be made with the same USB-C port that your friends with Android phones are probably already using, an Apple executive told the Wall Street Journal this week

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You Can Now Download iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 for download for iPhone and iPad (finally).

You can update your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Submitting Corrections For Google Maps & Getting Google Fi Airtime

I ran across something recently about Google rewarding contributors to corrections for Google Maps. They give Google Fi airtime. This is the first I have heard of it. Does anybody here know anything more about this?

IPadOS 15.7

I downloaded and installed iPadOS 15.7 on my iPad Air (5th generation) over the weekend. Everything went smoothly and it seems to be working without problems.

- Tom -

XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 620

iOS 16.0.3 Now Available iPhone

Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 for iPhone users on Monday, with this release offering a variety of bug fixes, most for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro

Apple also released watchOS 9.0.2 today as well.

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Apple Releases iOS 16.0.2

With Bug Fixes for iPhone 14 Pro and More

Apple has released iOS 16.0.2 with several bug fixes. Notably, the update addresses an issue with the rear camera shaking and vibrating uncontrollably on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Windows 11, version 22H2 is out.

Microsoft's first update to Windows 11 arrived right on schedule today, almost exactly a year after the initial release.

. Additionally, it has voice access which allows users to control their PC and author text by using their voice.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

finally got new phones

The last time was Nov. 2018, got the iPhone (my first) Xs for $249. That's my budget really.

Friday, ordered the iPhone 13 Pro and it turned out to be $298. I guess they want to get rid of them. At work some 14 Pro's shipped.

There are two catches.

1. Has to be a new line so new number, it's not an upgrade

iOS 16 update available

iOS 16, the next version of Apple's iPhone software, becomes available for download today (September 12). And if you've been following along since Apple first previewed the update at its developer conference in June through the subsequent public beta release, you'll know exactly what to expect

Go to settings, General, Software Update

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iOS 12.5.6 Download Released for Older iPhones and iPads

Apple has released iOS 12.5.6 for older iPhone and iPad users on Wednesday, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

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Apple Releases iOS 15.6.1 Download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, rolling out shortly via an over-the-air software update.
You can update your device by going to Settings > General > Software Update

With iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and more coming this fall, don’t expect major features to be released in this iOS 15.6.1 update, but rather bug fixes and likely some security and performance updates

What Happened To TomTom U.S.A.?

I was looking at adding Tom Tom maps to my Google Pixel 6 yesterday, but when I went to the Tom Tom app in the Google Play Store it offered me a free trail, before I purchased.

So, I checked the orders and I purchased TomTom U.S.A. on Apr 13, 2013. The current Tom Tom is TomTom GO Navigation. I am wondering if they just gave up on the old app and started a new one?

What Smartphone/Tablet Would Be Most Similar To A Garmin Automobile Navigator?

I still use my Garmin GPS devices, but the shortcomings become more evident when I travel a bit farther from my home area. I keep my Garmin maps updated, but Google Maps has new streets and businesses much sooner than Garmin does.

With that in mind, I am more likely to run BOTH a Garmin AND a device with Google Maps when traveling away from my typical home area traveling.

Apple today released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6

Apple today released iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6, the sixth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were initially released in September 2021. iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 come around two months after the launch of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5.

Do you know of an iOS app that would give me proximity alerts


I’m looking for a mobile application where I could receive a notification/ alert on my phone with a list of POI that I have.

I’m searching but I’m not finding anything

Thanks for all the help

Scam Alert: "Your phone has been hacked..."

I saw this fake message in a pop-up on my iPhone recently:

"Your phone has been hacked. All your actions on the device are tracked by a hacker. Immediate action is required!" The popup then offers a clickable link to correct the problem.

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