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Inateck’s USB-C hub brings back ports you forgot you need [Review]

The designers of Inateck’s latest USB-C hub obviously believe that too much is never enough. It has 8 ports, including the typical USB-A and HDMI ones but also some real legacy ports, including

This is what happens if you try to put a folder named ‘Dropbox’ in iCloud Drive

Neither Mac nor iOS will let you create a folder named "Dropbox" inside iCloud Drive. Here's why. Plus: How to move a Dropbox folder to iCloud. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

AT&T gives free Spotify Premium to unlimited subscribers

AT&T is ready to sweeten the deal for some of its monthly subscribers by offering free Spotify premium as of its new entertainment perks. The carrier revealed its new entertainment perks today

Fossil’s Gen 5 watches offer better iPhone integration

Fossil’s fifth-generation smart watches run Google’s Wear OS, but they don’t reject iOS users. Users will be able to make and receive phone calls when connected to an iPhone over Bluetooth, a first

Crestron’s high-end remote works with Apple TV and HomeKit now

Those who control their smart home with a Crestron remote can now add Apple TV and HomeKit accessories. The remote can be programmed to display Apple TV selections on its touchscreen, or commands can

New Apple Card site shows exactly how you can get one

Apple Card inched a little bit closer to its public launch today with the unveiling of a new website that walks users through the sign-up process. The new provides details on the

Facebook and YouTube would be more profitable without advertising

Many of our favorite applications are free because advertisers pay for them. But what if that changed? How much would you pay for Facebook or YouTube without advertising… and without these apps

Tim Cook calls for politicians to come together to address gun violence

After mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for lawmakers to come together to resolve the problem of gun violence. “I’m heartbroken about what’s happening in my country,” Cook

Upgrade to a braided Lightning cable that’s built to last [Deals]

The standard rubberized Lightning cable that Apple includes with its products are not exactly built to last. After a few months, they have a tendency to fray or break, so maybe we should just skip

Apple ramps up R&D spending like there’s no tomorrow

Apple spent more money on research and development in the past quarter than it spent in any three-month period in the company’s history. Q3 2019 R&D spending also accounted for the largest

2021 iPhones could boast both Face ID and in-display Touch ID

Apple could release an iPhone with both Face ID and under-display Touch ID in 2021, a new report by renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims. Before the iPhone X introduced Face ID, rumors abounded

12 Apple 1s turn computer festival into ‘Disneyland for nerds’

Only 70 Apple 1 computers are known to exist. But collectors gathered twelve of them over the weekend for the annual Vintage Computer Festival West at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View,

Apple Card isn’t for jailbreakers or cryptocurrency buyers

Apple eagerly anticipated Apple Card could be the most consumer-friendly credit card on the market. However, there are a few rules that could put off a small number of users. In Goldman Sachs’

China tariffs may not make iPhones more expensive for customers

Don’t panic: the introduction of new import tariffs by President Trump isn’t going to make the next iPhone even more expensive! That’s the message from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his

The best firewall and music apps you’ll find anywhere this week

This week we block trackers with Guardian Firewall, make polyrhythmic arpeggios with Ioniarics, and rock a virtual keytar with Roxsyn. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save on 3 awesome versions of Sid Meier’s Civilization [Deals]

Civilization offers a digital playground for anyone to build powerful nations from humble beginnings. The game series has continued growing and evolving, so if you haven’t played it lately, this is a

Apple’s big earnings surprises [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 308]

Apple’s record-breaking revenues weren’t the biggest surprise in this week’s earnings call. Usually tight-lipped Apple execs Tim Cook and Luca Maestri actually uncorked a few shocking revelations!

Instantly expand your MacBook’s connectivity with one sleek hub [Deals]

New MacBooks are true processing powerhouses, with tons of features for creating and consuming content of all kinds. But when it comes to connecting to other devices, they come up short. After all,

iPad and Amazon are the big winners in tablet sales

Just two companies saw increased tablet sales in the second quarter of this year. Both Apple and Amazon enjoyed strong improvement, while all their rivals dropped. Apple further increased its

Incredibly cool Apple Watch, AirPods accessories are a steal

Brilliant and inexpensive charging stands that make your Apple Watch look like an iconic iMac or retro Game Boy are just some of the awesome accessories made by Elago. The San Diego company also