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Google agrees to pay France $1.1 billion to end tax investigation

Google will pay a total of $1.1 billion to end a four-year probe into its tax activities in France. This is a combination of fine and repayment of additional taxes Google didn’t pay first time around.

Get a sleek set of wireless, noise-canceling headphones at a discount [Deals]

Headphones connect us to our favorite music, shows and other content. Why complicate that connection with ambient noise and tangled cables? Avantree Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are a

iPhone 11 shipping dates already slipping fast

You may miss out on launch day delivery if you haven’t already preordered your shiny new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max. Shipping dates have already started slipping for many models after preorders

iOS 13 flaw exposes all your contacts data

A newly-discovered flaw in iOS 13 lets anyone access your contacts without your passcode. It takes just a few simple steps to bypass your iPhone’s lockscreen and see every phone number, email address,

The wild tech buried in iPhone 11 Pro, and why an October Apple hardware is likely, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about iPhone 11 and 11 Pro! We dive deep into the coolest features buried in Apple’s newest iPhones. Plus: Our reactions to everything announced

Dropcam founder reportedly leaving Apple

Dropcam founder Greg Duffy, who went to Apple in 2017 to work on special projects, has reportedly left the company. Google acquired Wi-Fi home camera company Dropcam in 2014. However, Duffy fell out

It’s time to order your new iPhone 11

The wait is finally over. You can now order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max from the Apple Online Store and compatible carriers. All three handsets will be available from Friday,

Apple’s leadership structure could cause headaches in the future

Apple’s always been a relatively flat company in terms of corporate structure. But that may be posing a challenge, as a new report on the company’s leadership suggests. As a result of Apple’s employee

Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 11 pre-orders

Apple’s Online Apple Store has gone down ahead of the iPhone 11 pre-orders in the early hours of this morning at 5am PST. When it comes back, customers will be free to order one of Apple’s new iPhone

Score a massive 5 terabytes of personal cloud storage [Deals]

Cloud storage is a seriously useful resource. That’s true whether you’re a digital professional or just have a lot of files to back up. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive. So this massively

Apple adds ‘grace period’ for subscription app bills

Apple will no longer immediately cut off subscriptions if there’s a problem with the payment method. Users will have a “grace period” to continue using the service or application while Apple contacts

Best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 5

Have a brand new Apple Watch on the way? You’ll want some sweet accessories to go with it. A stellar charging stand that keeps your pricey wearable out of the way while you’re not wearing it is a

If this is iPhone 11 camera’s Night mode, we can’t wait

It’s easy to be wowed by the photos Apple shows at the yearly iPhone launch event. Pre-production models are put in the hands of professional photographers skilled enough to deliver results with any

3D Touch disappears, and that’s great for people who love it [Opinion]

If Apple did not replace 3D Touch with Haptic Touch in iOS 13, we would never have gotten the truly useful feature on iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Get back-to-school iPhone security (and free Beats headphones)

This back-to-school iPhone security post is presented by Dashlane. Headed off to college? Hopefully you’re well-outfitted with great hardware, cool accessories and all the productivity apps you can

iPhone 11 corrects the biggest mistake of the Jony Ive era

The first new iPhone since Jony Ive left Apple is thicker, heavier and longer lasting. Is better iPhone battery life a coincidence? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy?

The new Apple Watch Series 5 finally arrived this week, and it is by far the best smartwatch money can buy today. But it also costs $200 more than Apple Watch Series 3. Is the latest model really

Apple previews 26 Apple Arcade titles in just 100 seconds

There are over 100 games exclusively coming to the Apple Arcade all-you-play service next week, and a new video includes quick demos of a couple dozen of them. Watch it now: Apple description for

Details emerge about Servant, the creepy M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ show

A new photo and a few fresh plot details shed light on Servant, the mysterious M. Night Shyamalan TV show coming soon to Apple TV+. The picture shows Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who stars in the

Leaked iPhone 11 specs show upgraded RAM and battery

All iPhone 11 and 11 Pro versions have more RAM than their predecessors, according to an unconfirmed report. The same is reportedly true for the batteries in these just-announced handsets, which helps