Cult of Mac: news on page 121

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

Rabid bat bites man as it hid in iPad case

A New Hampshire man opened his iPad last week to a new feature – a rabid bat that bit him. The bat had wedged itself between the case and the device. Roy Syvertson, 86, of Exeter, had sat in an easy

Spark lets you spruce up your emails with fancy fonts

The popular Spark mail client from Readdle just got a nice new update that lets you pick font styles and sizes. The new features are available on both Mac and iOS. Readdle makes some of the finest

Apple signs letter protesting U.K. anti-encryption proposal

Apple has joined Google, WhatsApp and 44 other signatories in penning an open letter to the U.K.’s cybersecurity agency GCHQ. The open letter asks the agency to abandon plans for the so-called “ghost

iOS 13 wish list: Giving health & fitness a workout

WWDC is less than a week away and there are already plenty of rumors doing the rounds on what new features Apple has in store for iOS and watchOS. Dark mode, a refreshed Reminders app and a new Find

Google Maps adds speed limits and traps in 40+ countries

Google Maps has added the ability for drivers to see speed limits and speed traps in more than 40 countries. The feature was previously exclusive to Waze, which is also owned by Google. It started

This zombie invasion simulator makes you the plague master

In some zombie games, you play as the zombies. Others make you play as the survivors. And in Infectonator 3: Apocalypse, you play as the plague. It’s a fun — and grotesquely unique — spin on the genre

This laptop stand hides underneath your MacBook [Deals]

If you’re a mobile worker, you need a lift for your laptop so that your neck doesn’t get a permanent crease. But laptops are supposed to be portable, and most laptop stands are anything but that. But

Excel for iPhone update turns photos into editable spreadsheets

An update for Microsoft Excel on the iPhone may not sound like the most exciting thing. But the update in question is actually pretty darn neat. That’s regardless of whether you regularly use

Apple display maker secures big bailout after renegotiating debts

Apple supplier Japan Display is on the verge of finalizing a $729 million bailout after renegotiating its debts. Apple has agreed to wait for money owed after it fronted the cost of a new Japan

Apple’s hard at work on building its first Mexico City flagship store

Construction is well underway on Apple’s first Mexico City flagship retail store. The upcoming Apple Store will be a standalone structure located in the Antara Fashion Hall at an upscale mall in

Apple Pay Express Transit en route to London

Apple Pay Express Transit is on its way to London, giving travelers a quick and easy way to pay for rides. Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed it is working closely with Apple to enable the