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You can now make Gmail the default mail app on iPhone and iPad

Gmail gets an anticipated iOS 14 feature a week after the software’s release.

What you need to know

Google has added default mail app support for Gmail.
The feature allows you to set Gmail as your default mail app on iPhone and iPad.
Default mail and browser support rolled out with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 last week.

As many have hoped and expected, Google has rolled out a new update for the Gmail app that lets you make it your default mail app on an iPhone and iPad running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.

The new update, Version 6.0.200825, adds support for Gmail to be the default mail app. Apple announced the ability to set default mail apps, as well as default browsers, back at WWDC in June. The new feature rolled out with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 last week when both released to the public, but support for Gmail was missing.

Thankfully, it only took a week for Google to roll out support for the feature. According to the update, not only can you set Gmail as the default mail app through the Set…

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Logitech announces MX Anywhere 3 precision mouse for Mac and iPad

Logitech has a new mouse to add to its MX lineup.

What you need to know

Logitech has announced the MX Anywhere 3 for Mac.
The new mouse also works with the iPad.
It will be available this month and retail for $79.99.

Logitech has announced its new MX Anywhere 3 for the Mac, a wireless mouse that has been built to track precisely on any surface. According to the press release, the mouse ”scrolls up to 1,000 lines per second and auto-shifts between ratchet and hyperfast mode.”

Today Logitech announced its new MX Anywhere 3 and MX Anywhere 3 for Mac Wireless Compact Mice, low-profile mice designed for advanced creators, developers and anyone who seeks performance, portability and comfort anywhere they need to work. The mouse is built to track on virtually any surface, including glass, as you move it with you to varied work spaces around the home or office. Featuring the next-generation MagSpeed wheel, MX Anywhere 3 quietly scrolls up to 1,000 lines per second and auto-shifts be…

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Teardown of Apple Watch Series 6 reveals bigger battery and Taptic Engine

The Apple Watch Series 6 gets a beefier battery and Taptic Engine.

What you need to know

iFixit has posted its step-by-step teardown of the Apple Watch Series 6.
The teardown shows off a bigger battery and Taptic Engine than the Apple Watch Series 5.
It also shows off some of the recycled materials Apple is now using in the Apple Watch.

iFixit has posted a step-by-step teardown of the Apple Watch Series 6. In its teardown, the team has discovered that the new watch boasts a bigger battery and a bigger Taptic Engine than its predecessor.

Concerning the battery, iFixit has discovered that Apple’s newest 44mm watch features a 3.5% bigger battery than its predecessor, while the 40mm battery gets an even bigger boost at an 8.5% increase.

Summing up: that’s a 3.5% increase for the 44 mm battery, and an even bigger 8.5% increase for the 40 mm from their Series 5 counterparts. Slowly but surely, Apple Watches seem to be clawing back capacity after the big drop from Series 3 to Seri…

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Apple Cash Family lets your kids spend money too (with safeguards)

Apple Cash Family lets even the youngest members of your home make purchases. With restrictions, of course.

One of the many new features of iOS 14 is Apple Cash Family. The feature lets parents set up Apple Cash for children and teens. Limits, notifications, and the ability to lock an account are all components. Here’s how to use Apple Cash Family.

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Requirements for using Apple Cash Family
Set up Apple Cash Family for a child or teen
Using Apple Cash
Viewing Apple Cash Family transactions

Requirements for using Apple Cash Family

Before getting started, be sure your devices and software are compatible. Apple Cash Family and iOS 14 is supported on all the best iPhones on the market today and many previous models. To use Apple Cash Family, you must already use Family Sharing and have a family member under 18. As the family organizer, you must use the same Apple ID to set up Family Sharing.

Members of a family group must:

Own a compatible device with the latest vers…

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Which Apple Watch color should you buy?

Apple Watch is the first significant tech product to blur the lines with fashion, but this distinction comes with one of life’s toughest questions: Which Apple Watch color should you get? That’s because watches have never just been about telling time; they’ve been about making a statement with colors, materials, and of course, with the best Apple Watch bands. So if you are questioning which Apple Watch color should you get, here’s a look at all of the different finishes available for the Series 6, SE, and Series 3.

Apple Watch Series 6

Our first true love

Apple Watch Series 6 Stainless Steel

Staff favorite

Call it iconic or perhaps boring, but the stainless steel Apple Watch model is the one we still like the best. Featuring a color that doesn’t call a lot of attention to itself, it’s the one that doesn’t scream scuffs and scrapes. As a bonus, this version and the silver aluminum model are ones that come closest to matching most lugs on third-party bands.

From $699 at Apple…

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Amazon’s Big Fall Sale starts today as Prime Day remains delayed

Prime Day may be delayed until next month but there are still plenty of ways to save at Amazon right now — especially with the Big Fall Sale starting today. Amazon has deals on office essentials, cleaning supplies, home & furniture, and even toys for the kids with discounts reaching up to 20% off while supplies last.

While Prime Day is a special event that offers discounts exclusively to Amazon Prime members, the Big Fall Sale deals are available for all Amazon shoppers whether you have an Amazon Prime membership or not. There are definitely some items on sale right now that we won’t see discounted during Prime Day, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity if you see anything you need around the house.

From 50-packs of disposable face masks for $14 to $23 Pro Gaming Headsets by AmazonBasics and waterproof rain suits starting at $29, this sale has a huge selection of items available, some of which feature additional coupons on their page to help you save even further. Be sur…

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Don’t let allergies bring you down. Grab one of these air quality monitors

Allergies are brutal at any time of year, but when you’re stuck inside, your whole immune system seems to go haywire. By keeping tabs on the air quality inside your home, you can cut down on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and improve your quality of life. The air quality monitor I stake my health on is the Airthings Wave Plus. It’s sleek enough to blend into your decor and smart enough to give you real-time results. There are hundreds of monitors out there to track the air quality of your surroundings. Which is right for you? Here are the five best air quality monitors this year.

Best Overall: Airthings Wave Plus

It looks like an updated smoke alarm, but it’s a high-functioning air quality control monitor that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. By today’s standards, the Airthings Wave Plus is still cool enough to blend in with your decor, plus it’s packed with technology to help you identify allergens and put an end to sniffles and stuffy heads.

The A…

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If you were using iOS 13, then your iPhone can run iOS 14

Wondering if your iPhone will be able to run iOS 14? Here’s the down-low!

Apple dropped iOS 14 on September 16, 2020, and it’s the latest and greatest operating system for your iPhone. But does iOS 14 work with your iPhone? Fret not — if your device was capable of running iOS 13, then it is able to run iOS 14 without issue.

Which devices will run iOS 14?

According to Apple, all devices that were able to run iOS 13 can get iOS 14, and here they are:

iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (2016)
iPod touch (7th generation)

When the iPhone 12 devices drop later this year, they should have iOS 14 installed on them, ready-to-go.

Yes, iOS 14 will run on 5-year-old iPhones

One of the more significant things to note is that iOS 14 is able to run on devices that are 5-years-old: the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It’s nice to see a brand new…

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tvOS 14.2 public beta 1 now available for download

Want to see what’s going with tvOS 14.2? The public beta is now available. Here’s how to download it!

tvOS 14.2 is coming down the line, though Apple has yet to say anything about it. Ahead of its arrival, Apple is letting interested users check it out beforehand with a public beta.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas. While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

If you’re interested in trying out the tvOS 14 public beta, just sign on up for Apple’s Beta Software program and ready your device.

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Apple releases the first public beta of watchOS 7.1

watchOS 7.1, the next iteration of Apple Watch software, is now available as a public beta for the first time.

Unlike previous years, Apple is offering a watchOS public beta for the first time with watchOS 7 and its subsequent updates. This allows more people to test out new features coming to Apple Watch. While it comes with risks (like not being able to downgrade), it’s also a great chance for Apple to get more feedback on upcoming changes.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas. While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final r…

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