Why We All Need a Password Manager

The more connected the world gets, the more vulnerable we become. For years many years now, there has a well-known website that collects and exposes thousands of insecure webcams from around the world. Anyone with web access can see these private camera streams. What lets the feeds be accessed so easily? In most cases it’s the installer’s use of a default password. Easy fix, right?  This can be done by anyone, even if they are not technically skilled. Changing passwords and logging the info is one great non-technical improvement to your security posture.

Default passwords are just one of several errors people tend to make with their passwords. Other common problems include obvious password choices, poorly stored passwords, and reuse across multiple accounts. This should be common knowledge thanks to the frequent news stories. Unfortunately, though, year after year this problem does not seem to improve much.

It’s easy to understand why bad password hygiene exists. We are all busy, and most of us have dozens if not hundreds of accounts that should have unique credentials. Some great day, the solution will be that passwords have become a thing of the past. Luckily there is a simple answer to this problem in the meantime. A password manager can securely store all your credentials, and make proper handling of login info much, much easier.

Password manager programs keep your passwords and other critical info in an encrypted vault. This setup only requires you to recall one difficult master password to recover your information. While a single access point might sound like a key that opens many castles, using multifactor authentication can help to keep your master password secure.

With a password manager handling the burden of remembering credentials, you’ll be able to use complicated and unique passwords across all your accounts, whether it’s six or sixty. That means a piece of your info showing up in a known breach will only require changing only one credential. In most cases, the password manager will even fill the info in for you when it’s time to log into an account.

A web search will return a dizzying amount of password manager options. There are more than can possibly be discussed in this article. Commercial versions are available, as are self-managed options. Most of the products are likely good, affordable choices.

Be sure to look for the following features:

  • Unlimited password storage
  • Multifactor authentication
  • Fingerprint or face recognition login
  • Unlimited devices & sync
  • Secure record sharing
  • Emergency access
  • Web browser integration
  • Web application
  • Strong password generation
  • Multi-platform pc and mobile device compatibility

The truth is password managers can change the way you function online, making life simpler yet safer.  As with any security plan though, a password manager is only one piece of the big picture. Their setup will take little bit of time, too. However, if you take the time and use them in conjunction with multi-factor authentication, frequent system updates, antivirus, and so on, you will make the dreaded hacker’s job much more difficult.

New Years Resolution: Keeping Cyber Safe!

2021 has ended with a record-breaking year for data breaches.
According to Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) research, the total number of data breaches through September 30, 2021 already exceeded the total number of events in 2020 by 17%, with 1,291 breaches in 2021 compared to 1,108 breaches in 2020.

We’re here to review ways for you to stay protected in the New Year!

Change Your Password

Password safety cannot be stressed enough! Changing your passwords every 60-90 days will allow your information to stay protected. With that, your cyber security will continue to increase.

Not only will changing your password help, but also make sure it is STRONG. Adding symbols, numbers and making sure the length is eight or more characters will help keep the password strong. In the example presented above, pa$$word1a has a more muscular password strength than password1 (please don’t use the model above for your next password).

Webroot has given some great tips for creating a new password. Using a phrase and incorporating shortcut codes and acronyms will keep the password strong while remembering your favorite word or saying. Are some examples 2BorNot2B_ThatIsThe? (To be or not to be, that is the question) or ABT2_uz_AMZ! (About to use Amazon).  Unique passwords are more complicated to break through than weak and simple passwords (please do not use any examples given above).

When selecting a password, do not use any personal information! Using personal information can lead to hackers knowing the answers to your security questions.

Examples of personal information to not use:
Your name
Age
Date of birth
Child’s name
Pet’s name
Favorite color/song

Don’t Use The Same Password For Everything!
Using the same password for multiple logins will cause a more significant issue than you may think. Having the same password for your banking, company sites, or even for your email will allow hackers to get into multiple accounts rather than just the one they got into.

Having different passwords will increase your cyber security to protect your data. It seems hard at first, but having that variety will allow not only your companies information to stay safe, but your data will continue to stay protected.

Use A Password Manager
A password manager is a program that allows users to store, generate, and manage their passwords for local applications and online services. It assists in generating and retrieving complicated passwords, storing the passwords in an encrypted database, or calculating them on demand.

Having this will alleviate having to write your passwords down on a piece of paper.  Writing your passwords on paper or even putting them on a Word/Google document will create an easier passage for hackers to get into your information and cause malicious attacks.

Installing Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication is a security technology that requires multiple methods of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify a user’s identity for a login or other transaction. Having that extra layer of protection will allow your data to be protected while making it difficult for any malicious attacks to happen.

DENY any user that is not you logging in!

Phishing Training

Malicious attacks are happening within your email. Clicking on one bad link could lead to a data breach. Knowing how to identify a phishing scam could not only impact your company data but also your personal information. Phishing training allows you to see simulations of different ways a threat email can come through for you to identify.

 

Cyber Security Tools

At PCS, we offer cyber security tools to help keep your company and information protected. With Managed Endpoint Protection/Next Generation Antivirus, Advanced E-mail Security/Phishing Training, and Multi-factor Authentication, it would be a challenge for malicious attacks to happen.

Log4Shell Java Zero-Day Vulnerability Creates Critical Risk to The Internet

Log4Shell Java Zero-Day Vulnerability Creates Critical Risk to The Internet

An active zero-day Java vulnerability has impacted widely used software from companies including Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Twitter, and Microsoft. The exploit which has been named Log4Shell, manipulates the Apache Log4j2 logging tool in a way that can grant total system takeover to the attacker. The problem is extremely widespread as millions of applications take advantage of Log4j2. This is a 10 out of 10 in severity.

Put simply, this flaw can be remotely exploited from any vulnerable software that accepts text input.

The Apache Software Foundation released the necessary fixes to mitigate the Log4j2 weakness, but as consumers, we are unfortunately at the mercy of the companies who use the tool in their software. Organizations like Apple and Tesla with plenty of resources to throw at the problem have been able to resolve the issue quickly. Smaller companies are likely to take much longer to resolve this issue. So are those that have the Log4j2 tool buried buried deep in their applications.

PCS is working with vendors to ensure the systems we use to support our clients are safe and secure. We will continue to follow this situation as long as it is ongoing.

For more information, visit this collection of Log4j Security Advisories.

Resources for this story:
thehackernews.com
mitre.org

DUO Adds Another Layer of Protection!

Cybercriminals can easily gain access to an account when there aren’t layers of protection from stopping them.
Hackers don’t want to work too hard to obtain information, so making it harder for malicious attacks to happen is ideal.
One way to keep your information safe is having Multi-Factor Authentication!

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication is an additional layer of security to your online accounts. Having multi-factor authentication makes obtaining data difficult for cybercriminals. If it becomes too much of a challenge for a hacker to acquire information, they will move on and not try anymore. Multi-factor can be used for bank accounts, most programs, and even protect the entire workstation/system!

Two-factor authentication means whatever application or service you’re logging in to is double-checking that the request is coming from you by confirming the login with you through a separate venue. You can secure access for any user and device, to any environment, from anywhere. You can get peace of mind knowing that the information stored on particular systems won’t be vulnerable.

How does Multi-Factor Authentication Work?

Typically, a 2FA transaction happens like this:

  1. The user logs in to the website or service with their username and password.
  2. The password is validated by an authentication server, and if correct, the user becomes eligible for the second factor.
  3. The authentication server sends a unique code to the user’s second-factor device.
  4. The user confirms their identity by approving the additional authentication from their second-factor device.

Why Should You Consider Multi-Factor Authentication?

Having multi-factor authentication will not only give companies that added layer of protection that is needed, but it will decrease malicious attacks. Hackers do not want to have a difficult time trying to access a system, but rather get into vulnerable systems. Multi-factor authentication allows you to present two forms of authentication when logging into an account. The authentication will come directly to your device and it will only work for a short amount of time.

Another reason to consider Multi-Factor Authentication is that Cyber Insurance Companies will make it MANDATORY to have.

How Can You Get Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication can be installed through your IT service. Allowing your IT service to install the product will allow them to monitor any issues that were to occur.

Here at PCS, we offer DUO!

Duo is designed for the modern workforce and backed by a zero-trust philosophy, Duo is Cisco’s user-friendly, scalable access security platform that keeps your business ahead of ever-changing security threats. Multi-factor authentication from Cisco’s Duo protects your applications by using a second source of authorization, like a phone or token, to verify user identity before granting access. Duo is fast and easy for users to set up.

 

If you’re looking to keep your company’s data protected, contact PCS!

Information provided for the product is from Cisco.

Keep Your Internet Traffic Secure!

With a current worldwide estimated population of 7.8 billion, approximately 4.93 billion people have access to and use the internet frequently.
That means that 63.2% of the world population uses the internet.
So why should anyone think to have a protective DNS service?
We’re here to review what a protective DNS service is and how it can benefit everyone!

What Is A Protective DNS Service?

Protective DNS service creates a highly secure, private, resilient and manageable connection to the internet. This filtering stops most internet threats before they can infected networks or endpoints.

Why Do You Need A Protective DNS Service?

With todays businesses, they need secure, private, manageable and visible control over internet traffic. The DNS (Domain Name System) resolves internet requests through a global system of servers, then translates those requests into their unique IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. But using a protective DNS service, organizations can control their networks and maintain the security, privacy, and visibility they need to protect IT setup and users … Even those working remotely!

Webroot DNS Protection Features: 

  • Secure and Reliable Internet Security
  • No on-site hardware to install
  • IPv4, IPV6, HTTP, and HTTPS filtering
  • 80 web categories
  • Roaming and mobile user protection
  • WiFi and guest network protection
  • Policy control by user, group, or IP address
  • On-demand drill-down reporting

How Can You Get A Protective DNS Service?

Here at PCS, we provide organizations ways to stay safe and secure through such vulnerable times.

PCS offers Webroot DNS Protection to help companies stay secure.
Below are attributes that can help organizations understand what Webroot can do.

Webroot is different from other DNS Protection services.
Here is how:

Webroot DNS Protection also secures your mobile workforce without interfering with the VPNs, firewalls, and security tools you already use.

Webroot DNS Protection and your organizations VPN work together to:

  • Protect end users on any network, anywhere
  • Provide a secure encrypted connection
  • Never slow down DNS requests
  • Stop malicious inbound web traffic and threats
  • Provide full visibility into users’ internet activity

Protective DNS Services allow organizations to stay secure while maintaining the security, privacy, and visibility they need to protect IT setup and users. Continue to keep your business secure!


For more information, contact PCS
!

Trick or Treat! – Cyber Security Awareness At Your Door

Halloween is right around the corner!
October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month and we’re here to review some tips to keep your information safe.

Don’t Click Spooky Links From Strangers

We’re taught to never take candy from strangers, so opening links from an unknown source can be just as dangerous! Phishing scams are designed to make their victims believe they are interacting with a trusted website/user. Once the hacker gains the users trust, they will attempt to collect login credentials, financial data, or account information. This could cause a data breach and could affect you and your companies data.

Rather than opening untrusted emails or links, try to verify the information by looking it up to see if there is a website associated with it. You may also want to try phishing training within your company to ensure that your employees understand what a phishing attack looks like.

Chase Away The Lurking Monsters

Unlike Halloween monsters that go away after the holiday is over, online monsters can infiltrate your computer for months without being noticed. Using your computer on a public Wi-Fi can leave your computer vulnerable and easier to attack your data.

It is important to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) while using a public network to keep your information secure and encrypt traffic between your devices on public, unsecured network.

Using A Strong Password Will Protect Your Candy

Protecting your candy on Halloween night from bullies or your older sibling is crucial. It is also crucial to have a strong password and maintaining it. Having a strong and secure password will keep your information safe, but changing it every 60-90 days will continue to keep hackers away from your data. Your password should include: upper and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, and punctuation.

It is important as well to have different passwords for all of your accounts.

Don’t forget a password manager! Password manager is a program that allows users to store, generate, and manage their passwords for local applications and online services. It assists in generating and retrieving complicated passwords, storing the passwords in an encrypted database or calculating them on demand.

Garlic Will Keep The Vampires Away

A great way to keep vampires away is to have garlic around your neck. Keeping hackers away starts with having Multi-Factor Authentication.

Multi-Factor Authentication is a security technology that requires multiple methods of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify a user’s identity for a login or other transaction. Having that extra layer of protection will allow your data to be protected while making it difficult for any malicious attacks to happen.

Don’t get the monsters compromise your data!

For more information, contact PCS!

Apple Announcement Recap From October 18

Apple has made another announcement this year!
From it’s MacBook Pro line, to new AirPods, and finishing with new colors for its HomePod Mini!
We’re here to go over everything that Apple announced on 10/18.

MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro has gotten it’s biggest update in years. Apple announced it’s new generation of computers: MacBook Pro 14- and 16-inch powered by it’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Apple says these new chips are much faster and may go further as to replace the “Pro” performance computers powered by Intel chips. They removed the touch bar, but they are bringing back the HDMI port, and SD card slot, and a MagSafe connector. It will have 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports and also a headphone jack.

The M1 Pro chip is said by Apple to be “scary fast.” It has up to 10-core CPU, up to 32GB of unified memory, up to 16-core GPU (Graphical Processing Unit), up to 200GB/s memory bandwidth, up to 20 streams of 4K ProRes video playback, and support for two external displays. Both the 14-inch and the 16-inch can support the M1 Pro chip.

Apple has said that the M1 Max chip is “scary fastest.” Being as fast as it is, it has 10-core CPU, up to 32-core GPU (Graphical Processing Unit), up to 400GB/s memory bandwidth, support for four external displays, and up to 7 streams of 8K ProRes video playback. Both the 14-inch and the 16-inch can support the M1 Max chip.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro has up to 17 hours of video playback and 11 hours of wireless web browsing. The 16-inch MacBook Pro has up to 21 hours of video playback and 14 hours of wireless web browsing. Both MacBook models are also 8TB of storage.

The MacBook Pro lines are less than 4 mm thin, has custom optical films and diffusers (7 films and diffusers mixed), and the cameras are 1080p HD! The cameras are double the resolution and uses a lens with a wider  aperture that lets in more light.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro has a 14.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display. The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a 16.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display.

Apple has even upgraded their keyboards on the new computers. Removing the Touch Bar allowed Apple to bring in a full-height function key row to the Macbook Pro. There are shortcuts now for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb. They also made Touch ID have a new, tactical ring that guides your finger for a fast, easy, secure way to unlock your Mac.

The Macbook Pro 14-inch model starts at $1,999.00 and the 16-inch starts at $2,499.00. 

AirPods (3rd generation)


Apple released it’s new line of AirPods that were redesigned to look similarly to the AirPod Pros. The AirPod 3rd generation has up to 6 hours of listening time with one charge and up to 30 hours of total listening time with this case.

Here are a few new features for the AirPods 3rd generation:

  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracing.
  • Sweat and water resistant.
  • MagSafe, wireless, and Lightning charging.
  • Pitch-Perfect Control – You can press to play, pause, and skip through songs, or answer and end calls.

The AirPods 3rd generation is $179.00.

HomePod Mini

The new HomePod Mini‘s that were released in 2020 will now have different colors to add to the collection! The new colors are Blue, Yellow, and Orange.
All functions remain the same as far as the HomePod Mini is concerned.

The HomePod Mini’s still are $99.00. 

 

Amazon Announcement Recap: Devices

Amazon has made a huge announcement on 9/28 for their new products.
We’re here to give you a short recap on all their new devices they have shown us.

Home Robot – Astro

Amazon now created a home robot named Astro! Astro can help check in on your home and look for people/pets. It also can actively patrol your home as well, using Ring’s subscription service. Amazon’s David Limp stated that he sees Astro as a way to help give peace of mind for families, helping them interact and check in on older family members, for example.
Limp said, “It’s not just an Alexa on wheels, it has eyes on the screen and even cup holders, because why not.”
It is designed for “privacy at every turn” as Limp stated. You can turn on a “do not disturb” setting to minimize how much Astro moves day or night. Amazon also built the device to do as much computing in its body as possible, rather than relying on an internet connection.

Astro will be available for $1,000. You’ll need an invite to order one when they launch.

Ring Always Home Cam


Ring’s mission is to make neighborhoods safe. One way Amazon has made this possible is creating the Ring Always Home Cam.
This device will  fly around your home at a regular interval, or when it hears something. Privacy is built in, Ring said, by covering the camera when it’s docked for charging.

Amazon isn’t going to start full-on selling it immediately. Instead, it’s going to start with an invite-only beta. It’ll cost $250.

Amazon Glow: A Video Chat Device For Kids

Amazon Glow, projects computer images onto a table, where kids can interact with it. There’s an 8-inch LCD display so the kids can see their loved one as well. It allows video calls for kids more interactive!
The way it works is that there will be an app that the adult on the other end of the call can use to interact with books, draw, play puzzles and more. On the kid’s side, the Amazon Glow projects what the adult sees on their tablet onto the surface in front of it. It’s designed to be interactive and to keep the kid’s attention. Amazon has partnered with Disney, Mattel, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon for interactive books, puzzles and all sorts of other items.

Amazon said the $249 device will have a privacy shutter, and kids can only call people who’ve been preapproved by their parents.

Blink Products


Amazon’s Blink cameras is expanding its product offerings. The cheap stick-up cameras are expanding to include a video doorbell. Now you can buy a $49 video doorbell under the Blink brand that’s wired or wireless. The company’s also going to start offering a floodlight.

Smart Thermostat

Amazon announced a competitor to Google’s Nest. Amazon says it’s working hard to lower its carbon footprint and limit energy use by its own products, but it also wants to help you lower your own energy use. Amazon announced a certified smart energy thermostat powered by Alexa. It’ll work with most existing HVAC systems and is made in partnership with Honeywell.

Its new Smart Thermostat will cost $59.99, which is half the price of the average smart thermostat sold on Amazon, the company said.

Echo Show 15

Amazon released a new release of a tablet that they state “changes the way we think of tablets, creating a wall-mounted device designed to give us information and control over our smart homes.” the Echo Show 15 comes with a new widget-based interface that’s meant to offer people access to information like the weather, shopping lists, sticky notes and a shared family calendar. You can also see which smart devices are on or off through the Echo Show. It’ll also show you feeds from the Ring video doorbell overlaid on what you’re seeing.

The Echo Show 15 can be mounted in portrait or landscape mode. You can watch TV on it as well!

Amazon has also released new updates for Alexa, privacy promises, and updates on the Fire TV. 

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Apple Announcement Overview

Apple has released it’s next batch of products!
Between the new iPhone 13, to the Apple Watch Series 7, and can’t forget the iPad Mini.
We’re here to review what Apple has in stored for us with these new products.

iPad/iPad Mini

One of Apple’s first product announcements was their release of the newest iPads. iPad and iPad mini! It’s powerful, easy to use, and versatile. Here are some of the new features for each.

iPad
Apple took the iPad to a whole new level. With the newest A13 Bionic Chip and new ultra wide camera, it’s sure to be the best iPad yet.

The A13 Bionic chip makes everything more responsive, from messaging to web browsing to using multiple apps at once. It also effortlessly powers advanced apps like Adobe Fresco and Procreate.
It’s up to 20% faster GPU gives the graphics performance that is needed. Perfect for playing immersive games and even more.

All-day battery life is always ready to work or play for as long as you need it. Apple has even broaden the iPad more with cellular connection.

One of the newest upgrade to the iPad is the 12MP Ultra Wide front camera. It brings a huge boost in image quality for even better selfies and group shots. The 8MP Wide camera on the back of iPad captures sharp, vivid images and video and the versatile back camera also lets you scan documents and experience immersive AR apps.


Adding onto the camera, Apple has now come up with Center Stage. Center Stage makes video calls more engaging by automatically adjusting to keep you centered in the frame. And it lets you create fun videos for posting to popular social apps.

More added features to the iPad are:

  • Accessibility features that support vision, hearing, mobility, and cognitive needs. Like sign language prominence in FaceTime, which can detect when a participant is using sign language and make the person prominent in a Group FaceTime call.
  • Fast Wi‑Fi lets you stay connected at home, work, school, or wherever you go with iPad.
  • Gigabit‑class LTE, you can connect even when you can’t access Wi‑Fi.
  • iPad OS smooth operating system.
  • Privacy built-in

iPad comes in 64GB and 256GB and starts from $329! Available to pre-order and is available in stores next week!

iPad Mini
One of the most exciting announcements from Apple was the comeback of the Apple iPad Mini! This new redesign was an eyecatcher during the Apple Announcement. The iPad mini has so much power in such a small size. With new all screen design, powerful A15 Bionic chip, superfast 5G network, and now available in 4 new beautiful colors, it’s sure to be on the top of things to purchase this year.

With it’s all screen design, it has an all-new enclosure features a new edge-to-edge screen, along with narrow borders and elegant rounded corners. The new 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display features True Tone, P3 wide color, and ultralow reflectivity, making text sharp and colors vivid, wherever you are.

Apple’s design of the iPad Mini also allows the Apple Pencil to to attach magnetically to the side of iPad mini, so it’s always with you and ready for all of your creative and spontaneous ideas.

With the new A15 Bionic chip, it makes the new iPad Mini just as powerful. It has the power to do everything. Use advanced apps, capture brilliant content, and bring your creative projects to life, anywhere. It delivers up to 40 percent faster CPU performance (6-core CPU) and, with the Apple Neural Engine, up to 2x faster machine learning. 80 percent faster graphics (5-core GPU) for your creative and gaming needs!

The iPad Mini also has all-day battery life, so it’s always ready for you when you need it.


Touch ID is also integrated into the top button for
fast, easy, and secure authentication.

The ultra-wide camera creates unlimited possibilities! It has a 12MP ultra wide front camera and also has Center Stage for more natural and engaging calls. The wide camera on the back of the iPad Mini features a 12MP sensor with Focus Pixels and a large aperture to capture sharp, vivid photos. With the A15 Bionic chip, it enables Smart HDR 3 to capture higher quality imagines. It also includes True Tone Flash to improve photos in low light.  You can also use True Tone Flash to scan documents and mark them up.

The iPad Mini comes in 4 new colors: Space Grey, Pink, Purple, and Starlight.

iPad Mini comes in 64GB and 256GB and starts from $499! Available to pre-order and is available in stores next week!

Apple Watch Series 7

Another great upgrade for Apple products is the Apple Watch Series 7.

The Series 7 seems to be only display upgrade. With a larger display, always-on Retina display, and it’s smooth edges, it’s a fresh look for anyone looking to purchase an Apple Watch. With this upgrade, it allow everything else to expand as well. Users will be able to see much more texts and buttons will be larger for it to be easier on the fingers.

It was explained that it is the most durable Apple Watch ever built. It is crack resistant, water resistant, and dust resistant. Just like the Series 6, there is no difference with that information. One thing they mentioned in the announcement is that the charging speed has increased by 33% and takes 8 minutes to provide 8 hours making it easier to sleep track.

One thing that’s exciting about the Series 7 is that the display is much larger now that it will now have a keyboard so you can type on the Apple Watch. Now users will be able to type their message or swipe through the keyboard to write out a message. Apple still kept the scribble feature for users who are used to it and will also be able to talk-to-text on the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 7 will come in 5 colors: Green, Blue, (PRODUCT)RED, Starlight, and Midnight.

As far as this new product, it just seems like a bigger version of the Series 6 but with different colors and a few new features.
Apple Watch Series 7 will be available later this Fall.
It’ll start from $399.

iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, & iPhone 13 Pro/Max

This one seemed to be the most disappointing during the announcements. Apple announced the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. It seemed to be filled with only updates on the battery, camera, and new finishes to complete the look.

One thing that all the new iPhones include now is Cinematic Mode. Cinematic Mode allows users to hold your finger on the subject to hold focus and it blurs everything in the background.
It follows that subjects face throughout the frame.

All new iPhones will have iOS 15 update available!

We’re going to go over all the new models and what upgrades Apple has done.

iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Mini
The iPhone 13 has come out with a new look with the cameras to fit the new camera upgrades. With it’s diagonal look, it adds a fresh new look to the product while also upgrading the camera so it can support the Ultra Wide camera. The new Wide camera captures 47% more light for better photos and videos and the new sensor-shift optical image stabilization keeps shots steady. Both cameras have gotten a significant upgrade from the iPhone 12 with all new features and photographic styles that make every picture clear and bright. Apple has always done a great job with upgrading their camera with every new release of the iPhone.

The battery life has increased as well since the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 has up to 2.5 hours more battery life and the and iPhone 13 Mini has up to 11.5 hours more battery life.


The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini comes in 5 finishes: Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED.

The iPhone 13 is a 6.1-inch display and the iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch display. Keeping it’s smooth-edged design from the iPhone 12 and ceramic shield front, Apple has kept the build (exterior) of the iPhone the same.
The iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini come in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
iPhone 13 starts from $799.
iPhone 13 mini starts from $699.
All before trade-in.
Available September 24.

iPhone 13 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro Max

The main thing Apple focused on with the Pro lines is the dramatic camera upgrade they have done to the phone. With its redesigned lens and powerful auto-focus system, the new Ultra Wide camera can focus at just 2 cm. It makes the smallest item seem amazing! Ultra Wide gets a wider aperture, a faster sensor, and all-new autofocus. And Telephoto now has Night mode. iPhone 13 pro models were made for low light.
The wide camera captures up to 92% more light for better pictures and videos. Night mode is now on every camera too. It also captures sharper pictures and videos in any lighting. The new Telephoto camera features a 77 mm focal length and 3x optical zoom, which is great for classic portraits or shooting clearer photos and videos from far away.

Here is a better look at what each camera does.
image: Apple

iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max also come in 1TB of storage! Huge upgrade on storage for the iPhone lines.

Other new features include:

  • Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion that can refresh from 10 to 120 times per second.
  • Up to 25% brighter outdoors.
  • A15 Bionic Chip
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel
  • Ceramic Shield that’s tougher than any smartphone glass.
  • 2.5 more hours of battery life on iPhone 13 Pro Max and 1.5 more battery life on iPhone 13 Pro


iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max comes in 4 finishes: Sierra Blue, Silver, Gold, and Graphite.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max come with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of storage.
iPhone 13 Pro is 6.1″ and iPhone 13 Pro Max is 6.4″ display.
iPhone 13 Pro starts from $999 and iPhone 13 Pro Max starts from $1099 all before trade-in.
Available September 24.

Anthony Mongeluzo spoke about the Apple Announcement on Fox 29 News!
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