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iPhone getting a built-in doggy detector and kitty catcher

Coming to iPhone and Mac is a tool that examines images looking for cats and dogs. But the goal isn’t an app that allows people to walk around with an iPhone identifying the species of random

Apple Watch and iPad with LTE head for Xfinity Mobile

In a better-late-than-never scenario, Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile wireless carrier will soon begin offering two recent iPad models along with last year’s Apple Watch. These are the first non-smartphones

Verizon’s new truly unlimited data plan sounds too good to be true

Verizon Wireless is finally offering a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan through the company’s Visible brand. It only costs $40 per month and is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Visible

Polar Ignite hopes to compete with Apple Watch in health tracking

Polar calls its latest wearable a GPS fitness watch, but the Ignite goes deeper into health monitoring than that description suggests. Many of the features are related to sleep tracking, including

Check out these great hidden features in iOS 13’s Reminders app

The updated Reminders app is much better than you might think. Here are some great new -- and hidden -- features in iOS 13 Reminders. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Shopify now lets you chat with 800,000 merchants via iMessage

Shopify customers can reach out to business owners with the Messages app on their iPhone or Mac thanks to integration with Apple Business Chat. It’s even possible to make purchases via these text

Instagram plans to inject ads into your Explore feed

Get ready to see even more ads on Instagram. The social media platform has been milking every inch of screen space for ads over the last five years. Now the company says it plans to slowly roll out

Lovable platformer Human: Fall Flat crashes into the App Store

Human: Fall Flat, the wonderful puzzle platformer from 505 Games, has made the leap to the App Store. This unique title lets you play as a wobbly human who gets stuck inside surreal dreams and has to

Ableton puts a synth inside your browser

Finally, Ableton on the iPad! Almost. Learning Synths is an interactive synth that runs inside Safari. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple adds ARM’s lead CPU architect to chip team

One of the top CPU architects in the world has joined Apple’s chip team. Mike Filippo, who created some of ARM’s most impressive CPUs over the last few years, was hired last month by Apple, signifying

Apple pours billions more into controversial stock buybacks

Apple’s stock buybacks in Q1 totaled more than any other S&P 500 company by a wide margin. The iPhone maker poured $23.8 billion into purchasing its own shares, more than it has ever done before.

LGBTQ employees want Google kicked out of SF Pride parade

Some of Google’s LGBTQ+ employees have petitioned the San Francisco Pride board of directors to kick the search engine giant out of the SF Pride parade slated for this weekend. The Google employees

Samsung may already be working on a second Galaxy Fold

Samsung is yet to iron out the teething troubles it has suffered with the Galaxy Fold. But that hasn’t stopped the South Korean company from diving head first into developing a sequel. A new rumor

Your Apple Watch could soon remind you to eat healthier, relax more

Leading digital health company Livongo is working on developing new tools for Apple Watch and other wearables to help users live healthier lives. The company’s new tools will help provide users with

iPad magician breaks new ground with robot assistant

We’ve seen magician Simon Pierro do things with an iPad that would amaze the smartest of Apple’s engineers. Now he has a robot called Pepper in on the act. Like all magicians, Pierro will not explain

Save big on four awesome Mac apps [Deals]

We’ve always got great deals on gear, gadgets and apps. But sometimes they stack up, so we get to share them all at once. That’s what happened with these four Mac apps – Luminar 3, MacX DVD Ripper,

End in sight for damaging trade war with China

The burgeoning trade war with China has caused Apple no end of headaches. But an end could be in sight, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Speaking with CNBC, Mnuchin said that the U.S.

Oppo reveals world’s first ‘Under-screen Camera’ for smartphones

Oppo’s efforts to eliminate the notch have led to the world’s first selfie camera that sits under your smartphone’s screen. The new technology, which was showcased to the public at MWC Shanghai this

Intel is auctioning off its massive 5G modem tech portfolio

Having gotten out of the 5G smartphone modem game, Intel is auctioning off its IP related to cellular wireless technology. In total, a massive 8,500 assets will be up for auction. Intel made the call

Apple News will guide you through the first 2020 Democrat debate

Apple has launched a special guide section for Apple News, featuring coverage of 20 Democratic candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. Elections. The section of the app curates content from a