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FaceTime's fantastic new features

The Weekender
FaceTime is about to get even better. In iOS 15, which is available now as a free public beta, Apple’s proprietary messaging service gets great new audio and video features. Plus, you can use it to communicate with Android and Windows folks as well.
Find out what these new FaceTime features do, and how to use them, in the how-tos leading this week’s newsletter.
Also don’t miss this week:
  • A 3D-printed wall clock based on the Settings app icon.
  • Woz’s impassioned support for the right to repair.
  • A look at Lisey’s Story’s creepy incel baddie.
Enjoy your weekend!
— Lewis Wallace, managing editor

FaceTime's new features
How to invite Android and Windows users to a FaceTime call in iOS 15
How to enable voice isolation for FaceTime calls in iOS 15
How to enable wide spectrum audio for FaceTime calls in iOS 15
How to enable background blur for FaceTime video calls in iOS 15
News and opinion
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says it’s ‘time to recognize’ right to repair
MacBook Pro may get a swanky screen upgrade later this year
Original HomePods reportedly ‘bricked’ by 14.6 software update
Apple TV+ will take you inside White House's war room on 9/11
You, too, can 3D-print a clock based on the iOS Settings icon
‘Deviant’ creates clean setup with classic and modern touches [Setups]
How-tos
How to copy text from your photos using Live Text in iOS 15
How to change the date and time a photo was captured in iOS 15
How to downgrade to iPadOS 14 after installing the iPadOS 15 beta
Deals
Recharge your Apple devices with this 4-in-1 wireless charger
Access more than 210 curated Mac apps with Setapp
Take incredible photos anywhere with this portable studio
Clean your Mac’s hard drive with this top-rated app, now just $10
Reviews
'Lisey’s Story' paints provocative portrait of incel culture [Apple TV+ review]
Protective case pairs 2021 Siri Remote with an AirTag so you can’t lose it
Laut’s stunning Steel Loop makes Apple Watch look super-smart
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