Today's new OS releases from Apple may sound boring, but they're not!
Although they mostly bring bug fixes in iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2, there are also some cool new features, including:
- Advanced Data Protection is now available worldwide.
- Across-the-board support for hardware Security Keys.
- Temp and humidity sensors turned on in HomePod mini.
- New Unity wallpaper and watch face for Black History Month.
Hit the top post for details.
Also in today's newsletter: review roundups for the new MacBook Pros and Mac minis, learn about eSIMs and how they're great for traveling, and a great iPhone photography tip in the "Tweetz o' the day" section.
-- Leander Kahney, EIC.
After a relatively short beta period, Apple on Monday released iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 to the public. Compatible Apple Watch and Apple TV models also received watchOS 9.3 and tvOS 16.3 updates. Relatively light on new features, the updates focus on bug fixes and security patches. Below is a look at all the new features in iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2 and watchOS 9.3.
A message from Holafly
An eSIM in your iPhone can keep you connected wherever you go internationally while avoiding expensive roaming charges. It’s super-easy to set up an eSIM. Plus, you can create different profiles for different countries or regions, so you never have to worry about getting hit with surprise charges. You can even use your regular SIM card alongside an eSIM. Find out more about how companies like Holafly provide eSIM service in this guide for international travelers.
Today’s featured setup plays hardball with a PC and Sony PlayStation, but it also covers the Apple bases. In addition to a powerful Mac Studio sharing time on the ultra-wide 4K display with the PC, the workstation boasts a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro.
Tweetz o' the day
A little trick I use for all my photos on my iPhone. Push down exposure to -0.7.
In this case, all images look way better (not so over HDR-ish)
Also, you can preserve the settings, and it will keep them permanently.
— Dmitry Novikov (@novikoff)
Jan 22, 2023
Nothing in my normal workload can get the battery gauge on the @Apple MacBook Pro M2 Pro to budge.
— Avi Greengart (@greengart)
Jan 23, 2023
Flex your Apple Device list
— AllTheBestVideos (@Allthebestweets)
Jan 21, 2023
One last thing...
Who’s getting some new Apple hardware?