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In the News blog post for July 15, 2022:
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Jeff’s Review: MagSafe Battery Pack from Apple -- small, lightweight solution for additional iPhone power when you are on-the-go
Glenn Fleishman & David Price: Best AirTag key rings, bag tags, holders & accessories
David Sparks: Four Months with the Nimalist AirTag Wallet
Frederico Viticci: A Month with iOS and iPadOS 16: A New iPad Era
Jason Snell: One small reason why I won’t be upgrading to an iPhone 14
Ed Hardy: YouTube picture-in-picture finally rolls out for all iPhone users
Apple Watch Series 7 Video - Hard Knocks
Brett’s iTip: Change the Tab Bar Layout in Safari on your iPad - Separate or Compact. Separate takes up more space but offers a more familiar-looking appearance with the address bar displayed above your open tabs. Compact takes up less space by having your currently viewed tab act as an address bar, and also matches the Tab Bar's color to the site you are viewing. Make the change in Settings - Safari. I’ve been preferring the Compact layout, but it still seems like I’m having to get used to it.
Jeff’s iTip: AirTag replacement batteries: avoid bitterant coatings. The battery in an AirTag should last about a year. When you are alerted that it is time to replace the battery, you use a standard CR2032 battery. Because this battery is so small, a child might think that it is something to put in their mouth and swallow, so some battery manufacturers now add a non-toxic bitter coating to the battery to deter a child from swallowing the battery once it is placed in the child's mouth. Unfortunately, CR2032 batteries with this bitterant coating might not work with the AirTag, as Apple warns in this support article: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211670
And I can confirm, based on my recent trip to Italy, that batteries with this bitterant coating are problematic in an AirTag! Here is what I purchased: https://amzn.to/3aByI1r
Brett Burney from http://www.appsinlaw.com
Jeff Richardson from http://www.iphonejd.com