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Mario Kart Tour a disappointment to early beta testers

Mario Kart Tour’s first beta test kicked off this week. Nintendo asked testers to refrain from posting images and videos online, but that was never going to happen. And that’s great for those of us

Hold tight! Apple investors may be in for a rough ride

CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer says that Apple investors are going to have to buckle up for a bumpy ride. “You need to strap yourself to the mast if you’re gonna hold onto this one,” he said. Cramer

Get an all-purpose PDF editing app for under $20 [Deals]

PDFs are one of the most popular file formats around for one fundamental reason: they offer high quality files at a comparatively small file size. Trouble is, they can be tough to work with. Oh, let’s

Apple promises to always warn users before throttling iPhone performance

Apple signed an agreement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it will be “clearer and more upfront” about how changes made in iOS updates will affect the performance and battery

How to remove Siri from MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

Sick of Siri taking up space in your MacBook's Touch Bar? With this quick tip, you can drag Siri out, and replace it with something more useful. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Casey Neistat dipped his Apple Watch in gold and it still works

YouTuber Casey Neistat found a way to bring back the color gold color option to the new Apple Watch Series 4: dunk it in 24 carat gold. Apple hasn’t made a gold watch since the Apple Watch Edition was

MacBook Pro firmware update fixes T2 security chip problem

Users of recent 15-inch MacBook Pro models need to install an updated version of macOS that was just released this morning. Details are scanty, but Apple says this fixes an unspecified firmware issue

WWDC app for iOS gets neon logo update and new stickers

Apple’s WWDC app for iOS just received a fresh coat of paint ahead of the annual Worldwide Developer Conference that kicks off in less than two weeks. The update adds a new neon Apple logo to the app

Apple’s wacky unicorn invites press to June 3 WWDC keynote

Invitations to the keynote address for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference just went out. The design features a unicorn whose brain is exploding with ideas. WWDC 2019, scheduled for early next

iOS 13 wishlist: 6-ish ways Apple could improve audio

Audio on iOS is still in the dark ages, with no advanced routing, confusing rules, no way to add music to the Music app, and that huge volume bezel. Here are some fixes. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Apple reveals new way to stop ads from tracking you

Apple revealed this morning that it has new plan to stop online ads from tracking internet users across the web. With some new technology that will soon be implemented in Safari, Apple thinks it has

Chinese diplomat tweets support for Huawei from iPhone

A Chinese diplomat displayed his allegiance for Huawei by suggesting on Twitter that the Huawei logo looks like a sliced-up apple. Apple might have felt more of a sting had he not tweeted it from an

Battle royale mode confirmed for Call of Duty: Mobile

A brand new battle royale mode has been confirmed for Call of Duty: Mobile. It promises to be a “unique take on the genre,” custom-built just for mobile. It will feature signature Call of Duty

Vignette adds contact photos to your faceless friends

Vignette - the simple utility app for iPhone - is your key to a better looking contacts list without all the hassle. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Department of Justice could still block T-Mobile and Sprint merger

The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division staff has reportedly asked the agency to squash the giant merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The massive deal would see the third and fourth largest

TikTok will fight Apple Music with new streaming service

The makers of TikTok, the runaway most popular iOS app for the past five consecutive quarters, are planning to get into the streaming music game. According to a new report, ByteDance is gearing up to

Massively popular League of Legends on its way to mobile

League of Legends remains one of the biggest games on the planet, with an estimated 115 million players worldwide. And it could be about to get even bigger as it expands its reach to mobile. Tencent

Upgrade online life with a simple password manager highly reviewed on the App Store [Deals]

If you’re not already using a password manager, consider this a friendly reminder. For one thing, they’re a great way to avoid the terrible moment of forgetting a login info. They also make online

The Sims 4 for Mac and PC is free for a limited time

Electronics Arts is giving away The Sims 4 for Mac and PC free of charge. There’s is no catch; simply download the game from the company’s own Origin platform by May 28 and you’ll pay nothing. It’s

Apple ramps up efforts to promote coding to kids in India

Apple is ramping up its efforts to promote coding in India, one of its biggest untapped markets. According to a new report, Apple is actively nurturing young talented coders in schools and colleges