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Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Google was recently lauded for its efforts to make Android a more privacy-driven platform. These changes are obviously a welcomed sight, and we've been wondering how Apple would respond. No longer just a flashy phrase you’ll see on an Apple keynote slide, privacy has since become a cudgel to beat Google with every time it's found doing something sketchy. Here are just some of the ways Apple’s new privacy features steal Android’s lunch and eat it, too.

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Apple's new Hide My Email feature puts a stop to endless spam in your inbox

Apple's new Hide My Email feature puts a stop to endless spam in your inbox

How many times have you given out your email to an online storefront or service, only to come to regret the decision? Some companies abuse your inbox with countless promotions, coupon codes, newsletters, and spam multiple times per day. With iOS 15, Apple is adding a new method to its devices to make it easy to gain back control of your incoming emails.

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Apple is going to let you stay on older versions of iOS longer

Apple is going to let you stay on older versions of iOS longer

One of Apple's biggest strengths has always been the long-term software support offered for its family of devices. Case in point: the iPhone 6s that was released back all the way back in 2015 will still get the latest version of iOS later this year. But more than just bringing so many users access to the latest software, Apple's decided to start offering a meaningful choice, and all devices receiving iOS 15 will soon have the option to stay on iOS 14 without skipping important security patches.

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iOS 15 brings drag-and-drop file support to the iPhone

iOS 15 brings drag-and-drop file support to the iPhone

Apple can't highlight every change to iOS during its annual WWDC keynote, and that means some really cool features often get left out of the spotlight. If you're a power user with an iPhone handy, a popular iPad-exclusive feature is finally coming to your device. Apple is adding drag-and-drop support for files and photos to iOS 15, so you can quickly move content across all of your apps.

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I've used Android for over 10 years — I'm switching to an iPhone 12 Mini

I've used Android for over 10 years — I'm switching to an iPhone 12 Mini

Last weekend, I made my way over to the Westfield Century City Mall for a fresh pair of glasses — and an iPhone. I walked over to the Apple Store, talked to the very nice gentleman at the door... and was turned away because I didn't have an appointment to spend nearly $800. I was told I could come spend a whole lot of money, but that I'd have to wait four hours to do so. Then, I did what I should have before I set foot out the door that morning, and opened Chrome to the Apple website on my Galaxy S21 Ultra, bought the iPhone, and set it for pickup at store I'd just turned tail from — for just an hour from the current time.

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AirPods Max are on a very rare, all-time low discount on Amazon right now

AirPods Max are on a very rare, all-time low discount on Amazon right now

Apple's first over-ear ANC headphones, the AirPods Max, are more or less what you'd expect: they sound great, they're really well built, and they're really expensive. High quality, higher price is Apple in a nutshell. If you've been eyeing them but you've been waiting for a nudge, this could be it: they're at a $31 discount on Amazon, down to a historic low of $518.

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The two things I'd change about Apple Pay after using it for a week

The two things I'd change about Apple Pay after using it for a week

I admit it: I was a mobile payment naysayer for years. I always felt that the conversation around tap to pay was a lot of rigamarole — after all, how hard is it to get out your wallet? But, as credit card terminals slowly evolved around the US, so too did my troglodytian attitude about them. I had my phone out when I was in line to check out regardless most of the time, so why not? And then, the whole last year... happened. Mobile payments went from a passive preference to a very active one for me, and many more businesses here in the States that had lagged behind adoption finally ponied up for contactless.

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