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Are the Powerbeats Pro better than AirPods? [Review]

There’s a ton to love about the Powerbeats Pro - better sound, noises isolation, fit, and battery life. But then there’s AirPods... (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Juice up multiple devices with one portable power hub [Deals]

With smartwatches, wireless earbuds and the like, we carry around more gear than ever. So the need for power is also greater than ever. Instead of carrying around a bunch of batteries, you can just

Spotify’s Social Listening feature will let you jam out with friends

Spotify is about to make it possible to listen along to music with your friends, no matter where you’re at. The new feature, called Social Listening, will allow users to connect to friends and listen

How to stop apps using background refresh to snoop your data

Background refresh is probably stealing your private data and sending it off to unknown persons. But don't panic! You can easily control which apps can use this powerful tool. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Apple sets death date for Back to My Mac

iTunes isn’t the only Mac app Apple plans to kill this summer. Apple updated its support document for Back to My Mac today revealing that it will be removed from all version of macOS starting on July

Is your iPhone passcode on this list of pathetic PINs?

Over 25% of phones can be cracked just by using one of the top 20 most used four digit PINs. Cyber security expert Tarah Wheeler shared a list of the most popular PINs based on the findings of the

Teen creates DIY AirPods for just $4

Forking over $200 for new AirPods that you’re probably just going to lose anyway seems like a bad investment. A 15-year old boy found a brilliant and cheap work around though that turns Apple’s wired

WWDC surprises revealed: iTunes dead, brand new apps, more

A new report citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans has revealed a number of WWDC surprises ahead of Monday’s big keynote. Fans can look forward to software updates that make Apple Watch less

You can now access OmniFocus anywhere in your browser

OmniFocus is now available anywhere in your web browser. The new web app makes it possible to access your tasks on Windows and other operating systems for the first time. It is designed to work

Add a grip and two Lightning connections to your phone [Deals]

There are plenty of ways to upgrade your iPhone, but not so many offer both expanded connectivity and improved grip. The 2-in-1 Dual Lightning Adapter With Phone Ring Holder does just that. First of

One more thing? Catch our WWDC hardware predictions, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple may be prepping the Mac Pro for its big reveal … don’t miss our WWDC 2019 hardware expectations! Plus: The pros and cons of the 2019 MacBook Pro … we discuss. And did

Target recalls 90,000 Lightning cables that cause burns

Target is recalling around 90,000 Lightning cables over concerns they could cause fires or electric shocks. The “heyday” branded cables, which feature a nylon braided cable and metal connectors, “can

WWDC banners pop up in San Jose ahead of Monday’s keynote

Apple has started erecting WWDC artwork around the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, ahead of Monday’s big developer event. Banners featuring neon icons and other assets now hang from

App Store’s cellular download limit increases on iPhone

Apple has finally increased the App Store’s cellular download limit on the iPhone — but not by much. You can now download up to 200MB over a 3G or 4G connection. The limit was previously set at 150MB.

Order Powerbeats Pro in the U.K., France and Germany today

You can now order Apple’s new Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones in the U.K., France, and Germany. They’re only available in black for now, with other color options coming this summer, and it seems

Save 77% on the ‘Swiss Army Knife for iPhones’ [Deals]

Backing up or moving data around on an iOS device should be simple. Unfortunately, iTunes has some real limits in terms of flexibility. So for easy, broad control of iOS data, third party data

Apple’s ad agency appoints new directors for iPhone and Services ads

Apple’s long-time ad agency, TBWA\MAL, is injecting some new blood into its leadership ranks to oversea the creation of advertisements for iPhone and Apple Services. The agency revealed today that it

Apple earns biggest Q1 market share for wearables

Apple’s lineup of wearables for this year’s first quarter earned the company the largest share of an exploding wearable devices market, according to a report from the International Data Corp.

All the major features to expect in macOS 10.15

iOS 13 is expected to be the star of WWDC 2019, but this year’s conference could unleash some of the biggest changes for the Mac we’ve ever seen. The rumor mill has been dishing out tons of details

DJ’s MacBook Pro catches fire in shocking video

Video of a MacBook Pro catching fire is getting a lot of views on Reddit and Twitter this morning showing a potentially deadly situation. White Panda, a DJ from the U.S., posted video yesterday of his