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Australian cricket team depends on Apple Watch for max performance

The Australian Women’s Cricket Team uses Apple Watches to optimize their training and improve their performance while also reducing the risk of injury. An app allows coaches to monitor training load

macOS Catalina revives Expansion Slot Utility app for new Mac Pro

Apple’s latest macOS Catalina beta revives the long-lost Expansion Slot Utility app for the new Mac Pro. Now updated to version 2.0, the app helps users configure things like video cards, audio

Samsung CEO calls Galaxy Fold ‘embarrassing’

The CEO of Samsung Electronics personally took responsibility for the Galaxy Fold debacle. However, he promises his company is fixing the problems that delayed the launch of its first folding-screen

Ireland dumps Apple’s back taxes into low-risk bonds amid appeal

Ireland has invested Apple’s back taxes into low-risk, highly rated bonds, according to a new report. The move is an effort to preserve capital amid an ongoing appeal, which could take several years

AudioKit’s retro ’80s synthesizer now works inside your favorite music app

The amazing AudioKit Digital D1 synth is now available as an Audio Unit plugin, so you can host it inside your favorite music apps. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

’CrescentCore’ malware attacks your Mac, evades antivirus tools

Security researches have discovered new malware that targets macOS users and evades popular antivirus tools. “CrescentCore” is distributed as a DMG package that’s disguised as Adobe Flash Player. It

WWII-era dispute could ensnarl release of 2019 iPhones

Another dispute between countries looms over Apple, but this one dates back to World War II and could cause the tech giant heartburn as it readies the lineup of 2019 iPhones. Japan will tighten export

Legrand’s new HomeKit light switches require no hub

The just-released Legrand Home Smart Lighting for Apple HomeKit collection includes 3-way and dimmable wall switches, as well as plug-in wall sockets that are also either on/off or dimmable. Any of

‘Up Next’ Apple Store concerts are free to Apple Music subscribers

Apple is hosting seven exclusive concerts and artist Q&As at Apple Stores around the world. Designed to promote Apple Music and its “Up Next” playlists, the concerts run from July 9 through August

Build the skyscraper of your dreams in Lego Tower for iOS

Lego Tower, the newest game from Tiny Tower developer NimbleBit, has landed on iOS. The free-to-play title lets you build a Lego skyscraper world, with apartments, hospitals, stores, and more. The

Rip DVDs to play on any iOS or Android devices [Deals]

At this point, our DVD collections are mostly just decoration for our shelves. It doesn’t have to be that way, you can convert all those old discs so they play on your iOS or Android devices (or

iOS 13 beta and HomePod lets you ask Siri to play radio

The ability to use Siri to listen to live radio stations is up and running for HomePod users, along with people running the latest iOS 13 beta. Apple announced the feature at this year’s Worldwide

Google starts testing AirDrop clone for Android Q

Google is working to deliver an AirDrop clone that will allow Android users to quickly share files with nearby devices. Its new “Fast Share” feature, which will also make its way to Chrome OS, can be

Apple could be the victor of successful G20 trade talks

Apple is the big winner of global trade talks at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. That’s according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives. Ives notes that Apple has become the “poster child” for the U.S. vs.

Apple Watch first-year sales projections proved outlandishly unrealistic

Unlike the way Apple used to brag about its record iPhone sales, the company never reveals how many units the Apple Watch sells. According to a new report, there may be a good reason for this secrecy.

Apple offers free fix for 2018 MacBook Airs with bad logic boards

Apple has identified a logic board issue with “a vey small number” of 2018 MacBook Air units. Users can return their machine to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider for a free repair. You

Jony Ive’s absence from Apple caused iPhone X headaches

Jony Ive began to drift away from Apple shortly after the Apple Watch launched, a new report claims. The Apple design chief’s waning enthusiasm caused problems during development of the iPhone X and

Eddy Cue insists Apple’s TV streaming service isn’t too late

Apple has some big designs on television with its Apple TV+ service. But Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet Software and Services, admits the company didn’t have much expertise on the subject of TV when it

Why you should add a second screen to your iPad Pro [Opinion]

Dramatic changes in the iPad Pro line make it reasonable for the average user to consider adding an external display to their tablet. I’ve been exploring this with an LG UltraFine 4K monitor for

The best file-wrangling, meme-remixing and SSH-connecting apps this week

This week we remix memes with Meme Machine, sync SSH in iOS with Secure ShellFish, and go two-up in the Finder with Commander One. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)