Cult of Mac: news on page 112

iPads help refugee children learn new languages

Teachers in Europe dealing with a flood of refugees are successfully teaching children new languages with iPads. After a school in Germany gave every student in its German-as-a-second-language program

iPhone XR successor might boast even bigger battery

One of the iPhone XR’s best features is the battery life. Its successor will reportedly pack a slightly larger battery when its rolled out this fall. An electronics industry news site out of South

Powerbeats Pro delayed in several countries

Apple’s wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones were supposed to launch in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and

Ikea ad teases Apple for Mac Pro cheese grater design

The cheese grater jokes will eventually die down, so Ikea’s Bulgaria stores this week quickly joined the fun of teasing Apple for its new Mac Pro. The Ikea ads feature, of course, a four-sided metal

iPhone shipments suffer shocking decline in Europe

China might be the focus of Apple’s iPhone sales woes, but it’s not the only market where Apple’s smartphones are running into problems. According to new IDC figures, during the first quarter of 2019

2019 iPhone could finally take on Google Pixel’s amazing Night Sight

Apple is developing its very own Night Sight feature for the next-generation iPhone lineup, according to a new report. Google’s Pixel handsets have been well and truly beating rivals on low-light

Wooden iPhone charging stations make any workspace classier [Deals]

No matter how many posters or tchotchkes you get, the modern workspace can look pretty bleak. One way to add some life to your desk is to update the necessaries, like charging stations for your

Preorder Microsoft’s first Gears of War game for iOS

Microsoft is bringing the hit Gears of War franchise to iOS, and the wait is nearly over. A year after the game was first confirmed, you can now preorder Gears Pop! in the App Store ahead of its

The antitrust arguments that could hobble the tech giants

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim has laid out some of the potential antitrust arguments that could be made against tech giants. Delrahim’s office is reportedly in charge of investigating

Dropbox overhauls its Mac app, adds a bunch of awesome features

Dropbox wants to be the only app you use on your Mac to access your most important files — wherever they are stored. Its overhauled desktop client brings all your favorite cloud services together

PBS president says new App Store rules will hurt its educational app

Apple’s efforts to limit data sharing on kids’ apps will hurt one of PBS’s educational apps, the broadcaster’s president and CEO has revealed. Speaking at Recode‘s Code Conference 2019, PBS’s Paula

Goldman Sachs CEO says he’s already using Apple Card

The Apple Card hasn’t publicly launched yet, but employees at both Apple and its partner Goldman Sachs are already publicly testing out the credit card. In an interview at Recode’s Code Conference,

Fortnite 9.21 blasts new grenade launcher into Battle Royale

There’s a brand new grenade launcher to get your hands on in Fortnite Battle Royale. It comes with today’s version 9.21 update, which also addresses complaints about the lack of shields and shotguns

Apple looking to snap up a piece of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Intel is reportedly looking to sell its struggling smartphone modem business in several pieces — and Apple could be one of the buyers. According to a new report, Apple has designs on acquiring Intel’s

Enjoy your favorite tunes on a retro-style Bluetooth speaker [Deals]

Streaming and wireless music are wonders of the modern world. But the devices we use to play that music often look like bad examples of modern art or a prop from a Paul Verhoeven film. Unlike those

UAG Scout brings serious drop protection to iPad Pro with Apple keyboard [Review]

Some third-party case makers have begun treating the iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard Folio attached as a single device. Urban Armor Gear is the latest to introduce a lightweight protective case that

Meet the new head of testing for selfie cameras

The automotive industry has crash test dummies. The lab testing virtually every kind of digital camera made has Sienna, a lifelike mannequin created to measure the quality of a smartphone’s selfie

iMovie for iOS adds sweet green screen effect

Apple is out with a huge update for the iMovie app on iOS that makes it easy to use your own green and blue screen effects. Using the new green screen tool, iPhone and iPad users can now swap out a

iCloud for Windows offers less-terrible PC file access

Apple fans who also use Windows can download an updated version of iCloud from the Microsoft Store today. This brings an improved iCloud Drive experience for Windows 10 users. It follows on the heels

Check out the next-level photo editing tools in iOS 13

The new iOS 13 Photo editing tools are amazing. It adds powerful new tools, and makes everything else easier to use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)