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Wirelessly charge 3 Apple devices at once with a single sleek pad [Deals]

More and more Qi-compatible devices are coming out, wireless charging is looking like the new norm. But if you’ve got a bunch of wireless chargers cluttering up your desk, it’s really not worth the

Foxconn founder urges Apple to move manufacturing to Taiwan

Terry Gou, departing founder of Apple’s biggest supplier Foxconn, has urged Apple to move manufacturing out of China. Gou suggests that Apple select neighboring country Taiwan as a location. This

Big changes coming to iPhone, and tvOS gets some long-awaited features, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: New iPhone rumors point to some big changes coming in 2020. Plus: Leander gives his take on the new betas; two long-awaited features are finally coming to tvOS; and

AT&T is America’s fastest LTE mobile network

AT&T has beaten out its rival networks to claim the title of fastest LTE carrier in the United States. That’s according to a new rundown of mobile networks by PCMag. The publication issues its

Apple’s biggest supplier is getting a new boss

Foxconn, Apple’s oldest and largest supplier, has announced its new boss. Young Liu will step into the role of chairman after billionaire founder Terry Gou announced that he was stepping down. Gou,

Qualcomm criticized for using internal Apple documents in court

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm may be settled. But that hasn’t stopped Qualcomm from bringing up Apple’s name in court. As part of a hearing to stop the enforcement of an antitrust

Uniq iPhone battery is also wireless charger and phone stand [Review]

The Uniq HydeAir isn’t your standard 10,000mAh external battery. Beyond USB-A and USB-C ports, it also lets you enjoy the benefits of wireless charging when traveling. And it even has a built-in stand

How to get the money you deserve for your old Apple Watch

With big discounts to be had on Apple Watch Series 4, it’s an ideal time to upgrade — and sell off your old model. It might seem like a relic now, but it’s probably still worth a small fortune — if

Clever concept fixes iPhone’s incoming call problems

The way iPhone handles incoming calls is probably one of the worst UI elements still around in iOS. Instead of only showing a small alert, the entire screen is taken hostage by a caller. This

New Mac Pro grille is actually a terrible cheese grater

The new Mac Pro sure looks a lot like a cheese grater, but it turns out that it’s pretty bad at grating cheese. YouTuber machinist Winston Moy painstakingly recreated the complex circular structure of

How (and why) to make your own power-only USB cable

You can make any USB cable safe for public use just by pulling out the data pins. Then you can plug it in to any public charger without worry. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Grab your wand! Harry Potter AR game apparates into App Store early

A much-anticipated game set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World just launched a day early. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has been compared to Pokemon Go, as gameplay revolves around using a phone to find

Don’t be stupid: Avoid this incredibly common (and incredibly risky) mistake

This post is presented by Dashlane. When it comes to data security, even smart people make this one incredibly stupid mistake: They use the same password on multiple websites. Even if you use (and

Apple warns U.S. tariffs would hurt its global competitiveness

Apple warned U.S. trade representatives this week that President Donald Trump’s plan to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods will negatively impact its contributions to the U.S. economy. In a letter

Kindle Oasis 3 makes reading at night more comfortable

A great e-reader is getting better. The new Kindle Oasis can finally warm up its front light for more comfortable nighttime reading. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Phone overuse makes millennials grow spikes on their skulls

Doctors have noted a change in the shape of many millennials’ skulls: spikes are growing just above the neck, and researchers into the phenomenon blame it on too much cell phone use. However, this

Apple recalls 15-inch MacBook Pro batteries that may overheat

Apple is now inviting some 15-inch MacBook Pro owners to return their machines for a battery replacement. The company says some aging units “contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety

Tim Cook’s fight for LGBTQ rights earns him ‘Champion Award’

Tim Cook will receive the “Champion Award” from GLSEN later this as recognition for his ongoing fight for LGBTQ rights. Cook says he is “grateful” for the honor and insists Apple’s commitment to

Adobe Lightroom hits the Mac App Store and you can try it out for free

Adobe has brought its professional photo editing software to the Mac App Store. Lightroom for macOS is available now as a free download, and you can try it for seven days before deciding whether or

This might be a bad time for Apple to move out of China

Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives thinks this could be a bad time for Apple to shake up its supply chain by moving iPhone manufacturing out of China. In a note to clients, Ives singles out the first 5G