How to buy an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max for the holidays

/ Even amid dire supply issues, it’s possible to defy the odds and score one of Apple’s flagship phones if you follow these tips. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re hoping to buy an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max in time to make it a holiday gift, you probably already […]

Apple’s latest iOS 16 update includes “optimizations” for car crash detection

/ Some users have reported inadvertent activations while riding on rollercoasters, so maybe the updates in iOS 16.1.2 will fix those. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max both have Apple’s Crash Detection feature.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has just released iOS 16.1.2, and the company is calling out two key […]

Apple Music Replay misses the point

/ Apple finally released a Spotify Wrapped competitor, but it missed the entire reason people use Spotify Wrapped in the first place. It’s not nothing, but it’s still not great.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The worst month of any Apple Music user’s life has been, for the past few years, December. Do not […]

Marvel Snap’s new way to earn cards is live

Gaming/ Entertainment / The latest patch also adds a bunch of new cards, including She-Hulk, Shuri, Valkyrie, and Thanos. Brood? I don’t need a Brood.Image: Second Dinner Your Marvel Snap shop might look a bit different today. As The Verge reported last week, a new way to outright buy not yet unlocked cards is now […]

Current Starlink prices set to almost double in Ukraine

/ The increased rates come as Ukrainian network providers scramble to restore services affected by Russian attacks on the region’s energy grid. The price of a Starlink satellite terminal has almost doubled in Ukraine, according to a report from the Financial Times, following increased demand for the SpaceX satellite devices and targeted Russian attacks on […]

Multitasking on a Mac shouldn’t be so hard

/ I have to set up third-party add-ons and learn an instruction manual’s worth of shortcuts to make this thing usable? This image may have been arranged for maximum overload effect.Image: Richard Lawler There are at least half a dozen ways to multitask on macOS, and I can’t find a single one that I enjoy […]

Google Stadia hardware refunds will be issued within two weeks

Google/ Tech / If you bought Stadia hardware on the Google Store, you’ll be getting your money back. The Stadia Controller.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google will be issuing refunds for Stadia hardware purchased from the Google Store within two weeks, according to an email sent to customers on Wednesday. That means […]

Kraken crypto exchange lays off 30 percent of workforce

/ The news of Kraken’s layoffs comes just months after CEO Jesse Powell went on a hiring spree for employees who would comply with his ‘crypto-first’ culture, which involves not telling people that what they said was racist. Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images The cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced job cuts today, affecting 30 […]

San Francisco approves use of remote-controlled robots to kill suspects

/ Robots can be armed with explosives to “contact, incapacitate, or disorient violent, armed, or dangerous suspect” in “extreme circumstances, says the SFPD Remote-controlled robots like this are often used by police departments to examine, disarm, or detonate bombs. Image: DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images San Francisco’s police will be allowed to use remote-controlled robots […]

Apple TV Plus’ Shrinking series starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford drops in January

/ The new comedy series from Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein, and Jason Segel revolves around a therapist who can’t stop telling his patients exactly what he thinks about them. It’s been a few weeks since Apple officially announced its upcoming comedy series Shrinking from Brett Goldstein, Jason Segel, and Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence, but […]