Microsoft Office 2021 set to launch on October 5

Way back in February of this year, Microsoft announced that its newest version of its ridiculously popular suite of productivity apps, Office, would launch sometime later in the year. And now, all these months later, and just a few weeks out from the newest version of Windows arriving, we now know when we'll get to install the new Office. And it just so happens to coincide with the launch of the new version of the company's desktop OS.

This tweak makes it easier to discern when you’re connected to a VPN on notched iPhones

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs for short, have become an increasingly popular way for consumers to keep their data private and secure while browsing the web via a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

On iPhones, a VPN icon will be displayed in the Status Bar after you connect to one. But notched iPhones like the iPhone X and later minimize the VPN indicator to interfaces with full-sized Status Bar due to size constraints, such as that of Control Center.

These super thin cases for the iPhone 13 lineup are ready to ship now [sponsor]

Loyal iDB readers need no introduction to Totallee, the California company that makes super thin and minimalist cases for iPhone. We’ve reviewed a few of their cases in the past, and quite frankly, despite the company sponsoring this message today, Totallee makes the only cases I want to use on my iPhone.

This time, Totallee is back at it with their popular super ultrathin TPU cases for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini. Unlike many competing products, these cases are available and ready to ship right now!

Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over M1 MacBook display issues

Apple is not a stranger to any sort of legal action against it. And that, unfortunately, includes class-action lawsuits brought against it by its own customers. That usually happens when it comes to some kind of perceived issues with Apple's business practices and/or hardware issues with its devices. Which is the case this time around as well.

‘California Streaming’ event debriefing [podcast]

After a few months hiatus, Cody and Sebastien got the old band back together for a special episode. After sharing what happened to Cody and discussing the future of the podcast, Cody and Sebastien talk about Apple's September 2021 event where the company unveiled a new 10.2-inch iPad, a new iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.