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Apple Pay arrives in Greece, Portugal, and other new countries

Update: Apple Pay launched in a total of 13 markets today. The full list includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and

Read 20% faster with this easy speed-reading tool [Deals]

Everybody’s quick to read through our many social feeds. But when it comes to reading more substantial things like articles or books plenty of us could use a speed boost. BeeLine Reader offers a handy

HiRise Wireless charger is a useful work of art [Review]

The HiRise Wireless manages a rare feat: it’s both useful and attractive. This charger holds your iPhone up at an angle where the screen can be easily seen. And a removable core allows this accessory

Apple hires top Drive.ai talent as self-driving startup shuts down

Self-driving car startup Drive.ai is reportedly shutting down — and Apple is scooping up the talent. Drive.ai, which made kits that turn regular cars into self-driving cars, notified the Employment

OWC launches fastest USB-C SSD drive ever built

OWC makes an eye-opening claim about the Envoy Pro Ex: the company claims its latest solid-state drive is faster than any rival with a USB-C connection. In addition, the portable drive can stand up to

Elevate your carry style with this roomy roll-top backpack [Review]

Moshi passed a critical first test as I opened up the box containing a review unit of its new roll-top backpack the company calls Captus. My wife liked the looks of it. Over the years, she has seen me

iWork apps for iOS and Mac get a massive update

Apple’s suite of iWork productivity apps received a big batch of updates today for both the Mac and iOS versions. Keynote, Numbers and Pages for the two platforms added a bunch of new features. The

Take a glimpse at the tech-obsessed mutants of the future

Some people were freaked out by the recent report that phone overuse causes spikes to grow on people’s skulls. Well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. A group of experts created a 3D model showing changes

New Pokémon Masters details will be revealed this week

The Pokémon Company will reveal new information about upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters this week. Its first presentation since the game was confirmed ahead of E3 is just a couple of days away. We

8 great iOS 13 and iPadOS features (and 2 terrible ones)

iPadOS and iOS 13 have some great -- and not so great -- new features. Here are some of the best, and worst. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

These wireless chargers provide power wherever you go

Two companies just unveiled portable batteries that include built-in wireless chargers. The Mophie Powerstation Hub also includes built-in foldable AC power prongs. The Kenu BingeBank, on the other

Apple is serious about strapping a camera to your wrist

It seems inevitable that a camera will eventually find its way onto the Apple Watch, the only question is ‘how’? The USPTO awarded a new patent this week that reveals one pretty novel idea Apple has

macOS Catalina public beta doesn’t support multiple iTunes libraries

We’ve explained why it’s really not a great idea to update to the iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas right now — and the same goes for macOS Catalina. Not only is it unstable in its current form, but some

You could write Hollywood’s next blockbuster on your iPhone

Ever dreamed of penning a Hollywood blockbuster? Turns out there’s an app for that: social reading and writing app Wattpad. With more than 70 million monthly users (and growing fast), Wattpad is a

Fortnite’s newest content update brings big weapon changes

Fortnite’s newest content update is out now. Players can look forward to a long list of weapon changes for Battle Royale — including the return of the pump shotgun and the arrival of the new revolver.

How to prepare your Mac for macOS Catalina public beta

The macOS Catalina public beta is here, and you can go ahead and install it on you Mac. But should you? Here's how to keep your Mac safe if you do. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Matrix-like gadget lets you snap ‘bullet-time’ selfies

Your vanity for selfies is limited only by your technology. Now it’s time to add 360-degree selfie videos, like the slow-motion variety made famous by the movie The Matrix. But those scenes from the

Apple won’t remove app criticized as a tool for Islamic radicalization

Apple has declined to remove the Euro Fatwa app from the App Store, despite critics’ allegations that it contains hate speech and is a tool for Islamic radicalization. Google removed the Euro Fatwa

Apple Watch Series 4 was last year’s wearable ‘star performer’

Apple Watch is going from strength to strength, with shipments of the device growing 22% last year. That’s according to Counterpoint Research, which pins the cause on the excellent Apple Watch Series

PSA: Resist the urge to install iOS 13, iPadOS betas for now

Apple just dropped its first public beta builds of iOS 13 and iPadOS, making it easy for anyone to try them out months ahead of their official launch. But you should really resist the urge to install