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What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 16: Updates to Navigation, Easier Dictation, and New Driving Task Apps

Apple CarPlay has become the premier in-vehicle infotainment system, in many respects, since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.  With each new version of its mobile operating system, Apple added features and functionality that enhanced the drivers’ and passengers’ experience as well as their safety.
The Cupertino-based company says that CarPlay is now available on 97% of new automobiles sold in the United States and over 80% elsewhere. …

That iPhone ‘On Us’ Offer? There’s No Such Thing as a Free iPhone 14

The introduction of the new Apple iPhone 14 and its siblings has brought with it a spate of offers from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that appear to offer the latest iPhone for free.
“Get the new iPhone 14 Pro On Us” screams a current and very enticing T-Mobile offer on the carrier’s webpage.  The phrase “on us” implies something that’s not confirmed in the fine print. That something is “free.”
If you’re …

With New iPhones, Apple Is Offering Services It Hopes You Never Need to Use

Apple is already known for what legitimately could be considered its life-saving smart watch that has located and helped lost hikers, passengers involved in a small plane crash, someone who fell into a frozen stream, and even somehow a person who somehow got trapped in a trash compactor.
Indeed, such emergency scenarios took center stage at Apple’s recent launch event where it introduced the new iPhone 14 family of smartphones as …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 3: Major Late-Fall Surge Possible, Some Apple Workers Resist a Return to the Office

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Sept. 3: Major Late-Fall Surge Possible, Some Apple Workers Resist a Return to the Office

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 877th day of the pandemic.
As cold weather approaches, health officials in the United States are beginning to see the makings of a late-fall surge in cases although they remain guardedly optimistic that this year’s surge won’t be as devastating as last year’s.
The optimism stems from the introduction of new bivalent …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 30: Shoppers Are Over Leisure- and Pandemicwear, China Places Millions Under Lockdown

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 30: Shoppers Are Over Leisure- and Pandemicwear, China Places Millions Under Lockdown

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 873rd day of the pandemic.
Even though we remain in the midst of a raging pandemic, one thing has become clear: Leisurewear is out of fashion.
Yes, pandemicwear is out of fashion and clothing retailers are failing to see a return to pre-pandemic levels, even though other segments are showing signs of …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 23: Fauci Says He Will Retire to Pursue His ‘Next Chapter,’ Apple Employees Resist Return to Office

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 23: Fauci Says He Will Retire to Pursue His ‘Next Chapter,’ Apple Employees Resist Return to Office

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 866th day of the pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has spent over half a century at the National Institutes for Health in the United States and served as advisor to seven presidents, said Monday that he plans to retire from government service by the end of the current year.
In an interview …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 16: What Apple’s Return-to-Office Policy Might Signify, Jill Biden Tests Positive

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Aug. 16: What Apple’s Return-to-Office Policy Might Signify, Jill Biden Tests Positive

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 859th day of the pandemic.
In a move bound to be met by groans, Apple told employees they will be required to return to the office to work three times per week in September.
Employees will work in the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a third day that will vary by team.
However, …