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CarPlay is better than ever in iOS 13 — here’s what’s new

iOS 13 doesn’t just mean big improvements for your iPhone. Apple is making some pretty significant enhancements to CarPlay, too, including a brand-new dashboard and better apps. Some of these great

Pock puts your Mac’s Dock in the Touch Bar

Pock is a little utility that puts customizable widgets in your Mac's Touch Bar -- including your entire Dock. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Phantom MacBook appears briefly in FCC database

5The FCC just signed off on an Apple laptop that hasn’t been announced yet. This could be the 16-inch MacBook Pro that’s been the subject of recent rumors. Or it might be just a speed-bumbled version

Turn your favorite iPhone photos into museum-quality canvas prints

This post is presented by CanvasChamp. iPhones take such great pictures, it seems a shame to limit them to viewing on a screen. For a variety of reasons, the photos of friends and family that we take

Xiaomi digital avatars totally rip off Apple’s Memoji

There’s something slightly familiar about Xiaomi’s new Mimoji 3D avatars. And by “slightly familiar” we mean this feature debuting in the Chinese company’s latest phone is a complete knockoff of

Third betas for iOS 13 and iPadOS arrive for devs

Apple seeded the third beta build of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers this morning, bringing a host of new tweaks and bug fixes to test devices just before the 4th of July break. iOS 13 beta 3 arrives

How to use the OP-Z’s new sampler with your iPhone

The amazing Teenage Engineering OP-Z synth can new record, edit, slice, and play samples, and it even hooks up to your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Ireland probes Apple’s compliance with strict EU privacy rules

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is looking into whether Apple is following all the requirements of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation privacy law. The DPC has three investigations

The Apple Car could have the best bumper ever

Dying to see what Apple’s idea of a car looks like? Here’s a bumper. OK, so a patent, like the one for an extendable bumper awarded to Apple today, doesn’t exactly give us a detailed picture. But we

Fortnite’s newest update brings insane drum shotgun

Fortnite’s second content update for version 9.30 is out. This release introduces the brand new drum shotgun to Battle Royale. Players will enjoy its insanely rapid fire rate — but not its

Jony Ive is leaving Apple at a time it’s pivoting to Services

There’s a plenty of court intrigue about the reasons for Jony Ive leaving Apple. John Arlidge, who interviewed Ive for the U.K.’s Sunday Times in 2013 and 2014, has an interesting take. In an article

Rally or not? Apple stock is at a ‘key technical juncture’

Apple shares increased 2% on Monday, buoyed by the news that the burgeoning trade war between China and the U.S. could be over. In all, AAPL is up almost 30% for the year. But according to an equity

Confirmed: Samsung’s new iPhone XS Max rival will arrive on August 7

Samsung today issued invites for a big Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7. The South Korean company is expected to unveil its newest rival to the iPhone XS Max — the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 10. We

You can now enjoy Spotify Stations on the road with CarPlay

Spotify has updated its Spotify Stations app with support for CarPlay. The app is intended to provide a radio station-like experience, which customizes itself to your tastes. With its latest update,

Apple has a surprising plan to save iPhone in China

Apple could have a surprising trick up its sleeve to save the iPhone in China. New reports claim the company is working on a smartphone exclusively for the Chinese market. The device is expected to be

Apple still struggling to make a sound in Europe’s smart speaker market

There’s a new challenger to the smart speaker throne — and, no, it’s not Apple’s HomePod. According to the latest data from IDC, in Europe Google has overtaken Amazon as the market leader in smart

Dr. Mario World’s newest trailer teases crazy multiplayer mode

Dr. Mario World is now just one week away from making its much-anticipated debut on iOS. If you weren’t already hyped for the game, perhaps a sneak peek at its crazy multiplayer mode will get you more

Lead creative behind prize-winning HomePod ad is leaving

A group creative director for TBWA\Media Arts Lab, who is considered one of Apple’s lead creatives, is leaving for a new job. Arnau Bosch Vergés has worked on a number of Apple campaigns. Notably,

Apple’s next big earnings report comes out July 30

Investors will find out later this month just how badly iPhone sales have slipped. Apple updated its investor website today revealing it has scheduled its Q3 2019 earnings call for Tuesday, July 30,

Tim Cook slams alleged rift with Jony Ive as ‘absurd’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is firing back on a report that surfaced over the weekend claiming design boss Jony Ive drifted away from the company. Ive allegedly stopped coming into Apple HQ as frequently once