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Annual iPhone upgrade urge may die when you do this math

Pencil-whip the numbers and the total cost of upgrading your iPhone every time just might take the spark out of that annual impulse. Would you believe six figures? That’s what the math says according celebrates Toronto Raptors’ NBA victory in Canada

Apple is celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship victory with a rare Easter egg on its homepage. You’ll see it if you visit the company’s Canadian website at You can’t

How Apple tricks our brains into accepting high prices

During the WWDC 2019 keynote, most of Apple’s latest creations drew enthusiastic applause, with one notable exception. The price of Apple’s new Pro Display XDR elicited a somewhat cooler response. But

End to China trade war could bring back Apple’s $1 trillion valuation

Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives thinks that a resolution to the burgeoning trade war between China and the U.S. would bump Apple back up to $1 trillion in value. Apple is currently trading at

Hot Wheels’ smartest, fastest toys are an Apple exclusive

Hot Wheels cars are smarter than ever with the launch of Mattel’s new Smart Track Kit, Race Portal, and “id” vehicles. And you can buy them all exclusively from the Apple Store starting today. The

This low-key powerful portable battery charger packs 8,000mAh [Deals]

Now that iPhones are firmly on board the wireless charging train, it’s easier than ever to have full recharging capabilities at all times, all without carrying an octopus’ nest of wires, connectors

Apple shows Google how to do Street View with style

Apple’s a few years behind Google with its Street View-style feature called Look Around, announced at WWDC 2019. It may have been worth waiting for, however — at least, based on a new side-by-side

Uh-oh! Huawei delays its first foldable smartphone

If you’re itching to get your hands on a foldable phone and you thought choosing Huawei over Samsung would be a good idea following the Galaxy Fold’s delay, think again. Huawei has confirmed that it,

Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ memoir is out in paperback

Small Fry, the memoir written by Steve Jobs’ oldest daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, is out in paperback this week. It launched in hardcover in September 2018. The book describes the difficult relationship

Call of Duty: Mobile quietly hits the App Store in Australia

The wait for Call of Duty: Mobile on iOS is almost over. Activision’s newest title has quietly launched in Australia, where iPhone and iPad users can now get their hands on it for free. It shouldn’t

It will soon be easier for diabetics to track glucose on Apple Watch

The CEO of Dexcom, a company which sells a distinctly Apple-looking FDA-approved blood glucose monitoring kit, has teased a collaboration with Apple. Speaking on CNBC, Kevin Sayer discussed a

Free Google app makes it easier than ever to build games on Mac

Google’s latest desktop app makes it easier than ever to build 3D games on your Mac. The aptly-named Game Builder doesn’t require you to write a single line of code — and it’s completely free to use.

Analysts think this year’s iPhones are going to be boring

Are you excited about the 2019 iPhones? Fun-squashing analysts at Mizuho Securities think you’re getting your hopes up a bit too much. According to the firm, this year’s iPhone refresh will “lack

iPhone 11 launch date leaks from Verizon

Information reportedly leaking from the largest US wireless carrier reveals when Apple’s next handset is going to launch. However, the timing is not a surprise so it’s not clear if Verizon has inside

Score the loaded GoPro stabilizer made for action sports [Deals]

It’s easy to find a stabilizer for GoPro, but not one that keeps up with high intensity activity. If you’re out to document high performance sports and stunts, take a gander at this gimbal. The Slick

Trump and Tim Cook go face-to-face to talk US trade policy

Apple’s CEO quietly made a visit to the White House today, where Tim Cook met with Pres. Trump to discuss trade and other matters. The tax Trump is threatening to put on all Apple’s imports from China

Apple strong-armed cable companies into selling more iPads and Apple TVs

Comcast and Charter made some potentially high risk deals with Apple in order to secure rights to sell the iPhone on their struggling networks. Even though they are the two largest cable companies in

Adonit Note is the affordable stylus your iPad needs [Review]

More than artists want to draw on their iPad, and Adonit has just introduced a stylus for the rest of us. This lightweight accessory offers most of the features of the Apple Pencil, while costing far,

Sell your old Mac and bag a bargain upgrade today

There are some incredible discounts to be had on some of the best Apple machines right now, like $780 off the 27-inch iMac, $400 off the 21.5-inch iMac, and $100 off the newest MacBook Air. And yours

Everything you need to know about external hard drives and iPadOS

Now you can plug hard drives, thumb drives, MP3 players and more into your iPad. Here's the lowdown on USB drives and iPadOS. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)