Rajesh Pandey, author at Cult of Mac

How to reset your Mac to factory settings


Mac mini with external hard drive, keyboard, trackpad and display sitting on the floor (isometric perspective)
Always reset your Mac before selling or passing it along to a friend.
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Selling your old Mac or passing it to a friend or family member? It is always a good idea to reset your Mac to factory settings before doing so.

This ensures the machine wipes clean all your data, so you won’t have to worry about any privacy problems. The best part is that Apple makes it very easy to reset a MacBook, iMac or Mac mini to its factory state.

iPhone 16 could look a lot like the iPhone 12


iPhone 12 mini
Will you be disappointed if the iPhone 16 shipped with a vertical rear camera layout?
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Even though the iPhone 15 has not yet debuted, rumors about the 2024 lineup have already started popping up. A new leak claims iPhone 16 will have an iPhone 12-like rear design.

The entry-level iPhone 16 could have its rear cameras arranged vertically. Apple switched to a diagonal layout for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14’s cameras.

WhatsApp finally lets you edit sent messages


Message editing comes to WhatsApp
You have 15 minutes to edit your WhatsApp message.
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Meta’s popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is bringing an iMessage-like editing feature. You can now edit your WhatsApp messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them.

Apple introduced similar message-editing capabilities to iMessage with iOS 16. However, WhatsApp’s message editing implementation differs from iMessage in many ways.

iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5 and macOS Ventura 13.4 arrive


iOS 16.5
Time to check for updates on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.
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Following a beta period spanning over a month, Apple has released the stable build of iOS 16.5, iPadOS 16.5, and macOS Ventura 13.4 to the public. Your Apple Watch and Apple TV are also getting a new update.

Unlike iOS 16.4, the latest iOS release is not packing a ton of new features. There are a few improvements and enhancements, but otherwise, this is mostly a bug-fixing release.

Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to Australia


Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to Australia
Tap to Pay on iPhone expands to Australia.
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Apple has expanded iPhone’s Tap to Pay feature to businesses in Australia. This will allow them to accept payments from customers directly using their iPhones.

All kinds of businesses, irrespective of their size, can accept payments using Apple Pay and Tap to Pay.

This deal on the 16-inch MacBook Pro is too good to pass up


What we're expecting from 2022 MacBook Pro with M2 Pro or M2 Max
Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring the M2 Pro or M2 Max chip is down to its cheapest price.
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Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip is down to its lowest-ever price. After a staggering $249.01 discount, you can get Apple’s best MacBook Pro for $2,249.99.

You can get a similar $250 off on the machine’s 1TB and M2 Max configurations.

iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature expands to Australia and New Zealand


Apple launches free Emergency SOS via satellite on all iPhone 14 models
Starting Tuesday, an iPhone 14 can now communicate with satellites.
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Apple is expanding Emergency SOS via satellite to two new countries: Australia and New Zealand. If you use an iPhone 14, you can enjoy this life-saving feature for free for the next two years.

The feature allows your iPhone to contact emergency services through text messages when you are out of mobile network range.