iCulture Today: this was Thursday, December 2, 2021


December is the time of lists and it shows: all kinds of companies are already coming up with their annual lists. For example, we have the most used emoji of 2021 and the most popular apps of 2021 in the Netherlands. Apple also presented the App Store Awards 2021 to the best apps and games from last year. All that and more in this iCulture Today!

News & Opinions

  • The fourth iOS 15.2 beta is now available for download, along with new betas for iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch .
  • Apple is trying to make App Store changes and wants to defer its requirement to allow other payment methods. What do you think? Should Apple give in or fight back as much as possible?
  • These are the winners of the App Store Awards 2021.
  • The long waiting times deter iPhone 13 buyers, as would appear from the fact that Apple wants to produce fewer units.
  • The most popular apps in the Netherlands for 2021 can be found here.
  • The trial production of chips for the M3 Macs has already started. But that doesn't mean these Macs will hit stores anytime soon.
  • Tears of joy was the most used emoji of 2021.


  • These are the best iTunes and App Store deals of the week.
  • Looking for the cheapest AirPods? Here you will find all AirPods offers.
  • We've rounded up the best Apple Watch deals to make sure you don't pay too much for the latest models.
  • These are this week's best iPhone deals.

Tips and explanations

  • How to change the DNS server on your iPhone in case of connection problems.
  • We also explain how to ignore users on Twitter. But also certain words and hashtags.

Accessories and devices

  • We tell you what a Chromecast can do for you if you are an iPhone user.


  • This way you can clean up Dropbox, so that you have more storage space.

And we didn't want to let these updates pass unnoticed:

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  • YouTube (Free, iPhone/iPad/TV + IAP, iOS 12.0+) – For YouTube Premium users, there are now ‘Listening controls’ for listening to music.
  • Twitch (Free, iPhone/TV + IAP, iOS 12.4+) – Now with SharePlay.
  • You can comment under the individual articles.