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Apple delays rollout of its child safety features, including the CSAM detection system

Back in August, with about as little fanfare as possible, Apple announced a trio of new features coming to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8. There are three in total, each of which fall under the company's new, concerted efforts to help protect against child abuse and sexual exploitation. And while the features were seen as a positive move in general, when it came to the specifics of one of the new features, there was a lot of pushback. And apparently it worked.

Apple seeds eighth betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 to developers [Update: public betas now available]

It's only been a few days since Apple last seeded a beta of its next major platform updates to developers. But here we are, marching towards the inevitable public launch, and Apple's working on refinements. Which is why, today, we're seeing yet another beta seeded to developers ahead of the wide release for the next major updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

After multiple rejections from Apple, the FlickType keyboard app for Apple Watch is being discontinued

There are many app developers out there in the wild that are more than happy to work with Apple, and work within Apple's App Store ecosystem and rules. Even some big companies. However, there are some developers who have run afoul of Apple's review process for apps in one way or another, or take umbrage with the digital storefront's rules. For Kosta Eleftheriou, it's a bit of both.

Apple’s head of privacy addresses concerns regarding the new Expanded Protections for Children

It should come as no surprise that Apple has had to go out of its way a bit to offer more context related to some of the newest features coming soon to its major platforms. With it being centered around child protections, but using some invasive efforts to get there, people are concerned the company might be overstepping. In an effort to assuage fears and concerns, Apple's tried to shine as much light on the new features as possible.

Visible now supports cellular Apple Watches for just $5 per month

Around three months ago, I shared my user experience with Visible as a second carrier for my iPhone. Visible, which operates on the Verizon Wireless network, offers outstanding network coverage for as little as $25 per month with unlimited 4G LTE & 5G data, talk, and text, and with unlimited tethering included!

Just this past week, however, Visible did something I never saw coming. They added support for cellular-capable Apple Watches. And much like Visible’s hyper-affordable cellular plan, enjoying cellular connectivity with Visible is just as affordable.