iCulture Today: this was Monday, May 16, 2022


Today, Apple released a number of software updates, from iOS 15.5 to HomePod software update 15.5. But more happened today. It thus became clear that the Belgian APR Lab9 is taking over the stores from Switch, which means that no fewer than 15 stores will be added for this Belgian Apple store. We also tested the Gardena Smart System! That and more in this iCulture Today.

News & Opinion

  • The Wdgts app gives you interactive widgets on your Mac.
  • Which devices get watchOS 9? There are already rumors about which Apple Watch will drop.
  • After bad reports about Switch, it was announced today that Lab9 has taken over 15 Switch stores.
  • More good news for Belgians: there will probably be a Flemish voice in Google Maps.
  • Which functions should a cheaper Apple TV have and which should not be?
  • According to researchers, there is a risk that Bluetooth will remain on if your iPhone is turned off.
  • Have you installed iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 yet? Important security fixes are available.
  • Software update 15.5 is also available for your HomePod (mini).
  • For your Mac, macOS Monterey 12.4 is ready, with security fixes and more.
  • The Apple TV should not be left behind, because tvOS 15.5 is available.
  • Apple has also released watchOS 8.6, with some general fixes and something new for Mexican users.
  • The update for the Apple Studio Display camera is out, which should improve the picture quality.
  • < /ul> Deals

    • 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 have listed the best Apple Watch offers so that you can be sure that you are not paying too much for the latest models.
    • These are this week's best iPhone deals.
    • Here you will find the best iPhone 13 deals with which you can already grab a nice discount!
    • The best Sonos offers of the moment can be found here.

    Tips and explanations

    • These ways you can save money with your iPhone.
    • A video has been released showing Tap to Pay in action , at the Apple Store in the Apple Park Visitor Center.
    • When is the iOS 16 public beta coming and how can you prepare for the upcoming public betas of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS?

    Accessories and devices

    • Read in our extensive review of the Gardena Smart System how this system works for your garden and what the pros and cons are.

    Apps < p>We didn't want to let these updates pass unnoticed:

    • ABN AMRO (free, iPhone/iPad, iOS 12.0+) – You can switch your savings lock on or off. With this you determine whether you can withdraw money from your savings or not.

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