More television providers have been added to Apple's Single Sign-On in the fifth iOS 10.2 beta. CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA are now available in the new TV Provider section of the Settings app on iOS devices. The four new providers join DirecTV, Dish, Hotwire, Sling TV, who singed up to support the new feature since it was originally announced. While it is safe to assume Apple will be adding more providers in the future, some major companies, such as Comcast, are still holding out, and may eventually decide not to support the new feature at all.
Blocking calls on the iPhone can increase privacy, reduce spam and offer peace and quiet when it's most needed. The iPhone has several features designed to help block undesired calls. One way to reduce annoyances is with the Do Not Disturb feature. Blocking an individual number can be convenient, but sometimes it's not enough. There's an easy way to block all calls that are not listed in your iPhone Contacts.
Apple Pay is a convenient and very secure payment method that can be used both at brick-and-mortar stores and for online purchases. To use it, you first have to add a credit/debit card to your Wallet app. If you use the service often, chances are you have added several credit cards and at some point will want to remove some of them, either because they have expired, become compromised, or you simply don't want to use a particular card anymore.
Now that the Apple Watch has been around for a while, damaged or obsolete Apple Watch units will make their way into the waste stream. The Apple Renew program offers a convenient way to properly dispose of discarded electronics, including the Apple Watch. Apple uses several different third-party e-waste recyclers to handle different products they have manufactured. While some Apple products can be recycled for a gift card, the Apple Watch does not qualify for any payment beyond free shipping.
Along with the addition of Siri and Apple Pay for Safari, macOS Sierra introduces the Universal Clipboard, which allows you to share your copy and paste clipboard between your devices. This is another Continuity feature like Handoff that allows you to seamlessly start a task on one device and continue it on another.