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Lockdown brings open source firewall to iOS

Open source iOS firewall Lockdown Apps lets you block any network connection on your iPhone. It requires a bit of effort, but it's free. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

T-Mobile gives Samsung Galaxy Fold a hard pass

T-Mobile was the first US carrier to commit to Samsung’s cutting-edge Galaxy Fold. Now it is un-committing. Perhaps that’s to be expected from the un-carrier. This comes right after Samsung revealed

Last chance! Get this luscious Apple Watch band and save 50% on a matching bracelet

Bling it up with Rilee & Lo’s spectacular stretch-link band for Apple Watch and get half off a matching stacking bracelet in this exclusive deal. Available in a range of gorgeous color options and

Why Intel wants out of modem biz (and Apple wants in)

Intel CEO Bob Swan says his company decided to bail out off the phone modem business because these products had too few customers to make much money. Apple is the primary buyer of Intel modems, and

NBCUniversal is set to challenge Apple TV+ and Netflix in 2020

Apple TV+ will be getting some fresh competition in the streaming wars courtesy of Comcast come April of next year. Comcast revealed the launch date of its upcoming NBCUniversal streaming service

Apple is the top company when it comes to embracing solar power

Apple is the number one company in the United States when it comes to embracing solar energy. According for the latest Solar Means Business Report, Apple has more off and on-site solar installations

Powerbeats Pro fuel 24-hour run through Iceland in breathtaking new ad

The insanely beautiful landscapes of Iceland serve as the backdrop for Apple’s latest Powerbeats Pro ad that will motivate you to get out and run. Seven runners from the Paris Running Club embark on a

New Spotify book contains a very weird Steve Jobs anecdote

Despite his sometimes prickly reputation, Steve Jobs was well known for mentoring select young tech entrepreneurs. When it comes to Spotify, however, he may have taken a different tact. According to a

Apple suppliers prep to build 75 million next-gen iPhones this year

Apple suppliers reportedly are gearing up to produce 75 million iPhone 11 devices this year. That number falls roughly in line with the number Apple produced last year for the iPhone XR, XS and XS

Take a deep dive into the world of digital marketing [Deals]

Making money in this day and age means mastering the art of digital marketing. Whether you want to promote a brand or product or just connect your ideas with an audience, there’s a whole universe of

House of Representatives passes bill cracking down on robocalls

The House of Representatives passed a new bill Wednesday calling for tougher penalties on “robocalling” operations. This means that carriers would need to put technology in place to ensure phone calls

Fortnite players on iOS bag 1,000 free V-Bucks for update bug

Fortnite players on iOS have been gifted 1,000 V-Bucks by Epic Games as an apology for a recent bug. Fans were unable to play the game after the recent 9.40.1 patch introduced a big glitch. The only

Huge Windows 10 leak reveals new Launchpad-style Start menu

A huge Microsoft leak has revealed a big design change that could be on its way to Windows 10. An internal build that was accidentally pushed out to public testers boasts a brand new Start menu with a

Samsung’s delayed Galaxy Fold will finally ship in September

Samsung will finally ship its delayed Galaxy Fold smartphone in September, around the same time as Apple’s next-gen iPhones. No exact release date has been announced. However, this comes around 5-6

Save $15 on this brilliant wireless charger for iPhone

Cult of Mac is now offering an exclusive deal on the excellent AluBase wireless charger from Just Mobile. It’s the perfect time to treat yo’ self to the fastest possible wireless charge for iPhone,

DJ Khaled named first-ever ‘Artist in Residence’ for Apple Music

Apple Music is letting DJ Khaled take the reigns of its most popular playlists as the company’s first-ever Artist in Residence. Khaled has already put his stamp on the music streaming service by

Oh thank heaven! 7-Eleven will give away 500 AirPods

Prepare your shopping list for 7-Eleven and have it ready on Thursday. Free AirPods are at stake. The convenience store chain is giving away free AirPods to the first 500 people who spend at least $50

How to use the new iPhone Migration tool

The new iPhone Migration tool lets you transfer all your data directly to a new iPhone, instead of downloading an iCloud backup. You can even use a cable! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Netflix’s new $3 streaming plan probably won’t work for you

A Netflix subscription that costs less than $3 a month sounds like a dream come true, but there are some caveats. Video can only be streamed to a single iPhone, iPad or other mobile device, and that

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made from recycled phones

During the 2020 Summer Olympics games in Tokyo, metal from your old smartphone might get draped around winners’ necks. Tokyo unveiled its Olympic medals made from recycled phones and other used