Apple’s iOS 16.3.1 update brought basic bug fixes to iCloud and Siri, but the company’s next software patch, iOS 16.4, looks set to introduce more tangible improvements to the ways in which your iPhone handles everyday tasks. Among the features set to arrive with iOS 16.4 is Voice Isolation; a neat little tool that blocks out ambient noise during cellular calls to prioritize the quality of your voice. In other words, you’ll soon be able to better hear the person you're chatting with over the phone, and they’ll be able to better hear you too. Voice Isolation is actually a feature that’s been available for some time on VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls, made through apps like WhatsApp, but Apple says (opens in new tab) the tool will finally be making its way to cellular iPhone calls with iOS 16.4, which is expected to begin rolling out "later this Spring" (in other words, sometime between March and June 2023). Apple has also confirmed that Voice Isolation will … [Read more...] about Your iPhone calls will soon sound as good as they do on WhatsApp
Brace yourselves – Apple Music may be showing you other people’s playlists.
Some Apple Music users are posting on Reddit about playlists from other users randomly appearing in their own music library in the app, causing some rather serious privacy concerns. Discovering new music and curating super niche playlists is one of the joys of modern music streaming services. There’s nothing better than finding a very specific playlist with a slightly off-putting title and diving into the carefully curated mood created by the crater of the playlist. However, MacRumors was approached by Reddit user @adh1003 who had compiled complaints from users about the strange guest appearance of playlists they don’t recognize. Unknown playlist, im 100% i have NEVER made this, its an empty playlist, anyone else also getting unknown playlists? This is my 1st time i got it. from r/AppleMusic Apparently, in some cases, these unknown playlists have merged with users' original playlists causing a vibe entanglement, or users' playlists are just missing … [Read more...] about Brace yourselves – Apple Music may be showing you other people’s playlists.
The Best Portable Printers of 2023
Table of Contents What to Look For in a Portable Printer in 2023 Best Portable Printer Overall: Canon Pixma TR150 Best Budget Portable Printer: HPRT MT810 Bluetooth Printer Best Portable Photo Printer: Canon SELPHY CP1500 Best Portable Label Printer: Phomemo M110 Portable Bluetooth Printer Best Portable Printer for iPhone: KODAK Step Wireless Printer Best Portable Printer and Scanner: HP OfficeJet 250 All-in-One Frequently Asked Questions What to Look For in a Portable Printer in 2023 Home offices, small businesses, and household computer rooms have been forced to give up vital real estate to bulky printers for years. So, the first thing you’ll want to consider is size. Just how portable do you need your printer to be? Do you have room for something just a little bigger, or do you need to condense the device down significantly? There may be limitations on just how small you can go, though. Portable printers and scanners will likely occupy more room than a … [Read more...] about The Best Portable Printers of 2023
iOS16.4 appears to tip new Apple Beats Studio Buds Plus
Apple may be readying an improved version of the Beats Studio Buds to hit shelves soon, based on code spotted in the latest version of iOS. As 9 to 5 Mac (opens in new tab) reports, the refreshed wireless earbuds are set to be called the Beats Studio Buds Plus and support for them has seemingly been unearthed inside the freshly deployed Release Candidate (RC) of iOS 16.4 . (This just went out to developers, before a public rollout due imminently, no doubt). The new Beats Studio Buds Plus look pretty much the same as the current earbuds in terms of design, with 9 to 5 Mac having obtained supposedly leaked pics showing the Buds Plus in black with gold highlights. The earbuds will sport better noise cancellation and transparency, we’re told, and will be able to switch between noise-canceling modes via a press-and-hold action. The nuggets found in iOS 16.4 code also show that the earbuds will benefit from ‘Hey Siri’ support, audio sharing, and automatic device … [Read more...] about iOS16.4 appears to tip new Apple Beats Studio Buds Plus