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Apple teams with VW for self-driving bus project

Apple’s self-driving shuttle bus project has finally found a car manufacturer to work with. After being spurned by BMW and Mercedes, Apple has inked a deal with Volkswagen that will allow the

iOS 12 concept dreams of grouped notifications and more

The grand unveiling of iOS 12 is just a few weeks away and there’s one feature on everybody’s wishlist: grouped notifications. iOS 11’s notification screen is a mess when you get multiple

The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback. Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique

Apple Watch wins Q1 wearables race, no matter who you ask

Apple was the top wearables vendor in Q1 according to market analysis firm Canalys. A rival analyst from Asymco also placed Apple at the top, but with a higher total of devices shipped. Canalys put

How to mute people on Instagram

Instagram now lets you mute people, so you can keep following them, and messaging them, without their photos cluttering up your timeline. Here's how to mute Instagram. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

This alligator skin iPhone X will destroy your bank account

The French luxury designer brand Hadoro has just taken the crown for the most expensive iPhone X ever created. We’ve seen gold iPhones that pay tribute to Putin and Harry and Meghan. We’ve even seen

Eccentric CEO bashes Apple to shill smartphones

Entrepreneur Luo Yonghao has a smartphone company in China that is losing money and has yet to capture even 1 percent of the market share. So the CEO of Smartisan is making a lot of noise — including

Apple may owe you $50 for iPhone battery replacement

iPhone customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement last year are getting hooked up with a refund from Apple. The company revealed today that it will start offering a $50 credit to

Killzapper zaps annoying webpage elements

Killzapper lets you remove any annoying element on a web page with a single click. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone 7 Plus tops customer satisfaction survey

The iPhone X is the world’s best-selling smartphone, but it’s an older Apple model that scored highest on the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The iPhone 7 Plus beat out all of the newer iOS

Make Twitter great again with Tweetbot [Essential iOS Apps #17]

For several years now, Tweetbot has been one of the best Twitter clients on iOS. It offers a clear design, simple gestures, and provides a better Twitter experience (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Facebook can help you find the perfect plumber

Whether you’re looking to hire a cleaner or a plumber, Mark Zuckerberg is your hookup! No, Facebook’s CEO isn’t moonlighting as a tradesperson, but his Facebook Marketplace service is branching out in

WhatsApp bug lets blocked contacts send messages

A new WhatsApp bug allows blocked contacts to continue sending messages, view online status, and see profile pictures. The problem appears to be on the server side, but WhatsApp is yet to confirm a

WWDC livestream will support Chrome and Firefox this year

There’s something a bit different about this year’s WWDC livestream. As always, you’ll be able to watch it using Apple’s Safari browser, the WWDC app or Apple TV. However, for the first time Apple is

Write better with the help of technology [Deals]

These days everyone is a writer, whether in emails, texts, status updates, or any of a thousand kinds of digital communications. Technology means clear writing is a more important skill than ever.

Apple promises APFS support for Fusion Drives soon

Apple will share news regarding APFS for Mac Fusion Drives “very soon,” claims Apple’s software engineering VP, Craig Federighi. Short for Apple File System, APFS was introduced with the arrival of

Windows 10 code suggests Microsoft isn’t done battling iPhone

New code discovered in Windows 10 suggests Microsoft isn’t ready to give up its fight against the iPhone just yet. Microsoft’s mobile platform as we know it is all but dead, but it looks like the

Here’s what Foxconn will manufacture at new Wisconsin facility

The percentage of each iPhone made in the U.S. may increase, claims a new report, suggesting that manufacturer Foxconn’s proposed Wisconsin factory will be used for producing small and medium-sized

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs attempts a boardroom coup

May 23, 1985: Bitter about being ousted from his position running the Macintosh division, Steve Jobs attempts to stage a coup to seize control of Apple from CEO John Sculley. The 30-year-old Apple

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information,