Apple renames its headset platform 'xrOS'

Meta Quest 2

Apple has settled on a name for its upcoming mixed-reality headset platform. The new operating system and hardware performs both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) functions. According to reports, the headset will ship next year with xrOS installed. The xrOS name stands for "extended reality", which was previously described as realityOS or just rOS.

Best Lightning to USB-C cables for iPhone

Best Lightning to USB-C cables for iPhone and iPad.

There are plenty of Lightning to USB-C cables currently available. When it comes to cables there isn't all that much to consider - you want the right length for your needs (which is probably longer than the meager 3 foot cable that ships with iPhones), a cable that is durable and not going to split and fray near the connection points, and a cable that is going to work with your hardware. To meet that last criterion, you want a cable that MFi certified, which means it is approved by Apple and will work with your iPhone or iPad.

Apple Music Replay 2022 arrives for users

Apple Music Replay 2022

Each year Apple Music subscribers can look forward to the Apple Music Replay. For 2022, Apple has added some features to Replay, which reviews the entire year of listening stats, top songs, favorite albums, and more. The service has often been compared the competing annual summary Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped is delivered once per year, while Apple Music Replay can be accessed during the year as it changes.

How to use AirPods / Bluetooth headphones with Apple Watch

Apple Watch AirPods Bluetooth

Apple Watch can play audio directly to Bluetooth headphones, including AirPods. Once connected, any sounds played on Apple Watch such as streaming audio or phone calls are sent directly to the headphones. This means the Apple Watch can be used with AirPods or other Bluetooth devices independently of its paired iPhone.

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