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Apple unleashes its fastest ever MacBook Pro

Apple just brought Intel’s latest eighth- and ninth-generation chips to the MacBook Pro, making it the company’s fastest ever laptop. The newest 8-core models deliver up to twice the performance of a

Apple reportedly tried to buy Tesla for way over the odds

Apple tried to buy Tesla for more than it is currently worth back in 2013, according to one analyst. The iPhone-maker is said to have made a bid at around $240 a share. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had already

Fortnite will get huge audio improvements in 9.1 update

Epic Games has promised huge audio improvements for Fortnite Battle Royale. The changes, which are especially focused on enemy player awareness, will be made in the version 9.10 update. It is expected

Everyone’s favorite sassy weather app gets huge update

I’ve long been a fan of Brian Mueller’s CARROT apps, which offer everything from fitness-tracking to calorie-counting tools with a sarcastic AI taskmaster keeping you in line. Today, Mueller has

’Hundreds’ working to make Apple News+ best for magazines

Apple has “hundreds” of people working to make Apple News+ the best place to read your favorite magazines. The company has received lots of “great feedback” from many of its publishing partners, it

Cannes Lions hails Apple’s creative genius for advertising

Apple has received virtually every award there is for advertising and marketing, but one announced this week caught the company by surprise. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Score stylish Bang & Olufsen headphones at a hefty discount [Deals]

If you want the clothes you wear to look good, it shouldn’t be any different for a set of headphones. So when headphones that combine stylish, solid design and great performance are available at a

Apple Watch’s ECG app likely to arrive in Canada very soon

The revolutionary ECG app for the Apple Watch Series 4 looks like it could arrive in Canada in the near future. According to the Health Canada database, Apple licenses for ECG and irregular heart rate

Nintendo is ditching 2 of its biggest mobile games in Belgium

Two of Nintendo’s top mobile titles will vanish from the App Store on August 27. Well, in Belgium at least. Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes have been big cash generators for Nintendo since

Watch Tim Cook’s recent Tulane University commencement speech

Tim Cook’s Tulane University commencement address is now available to watch online. Cook delivered his speech to graduates over the weekend, during which he drew on his own career experiences to offer

Apple Pay goes live in two new markets and one big Australian bank

Apple Pay has continued its expansion by going live in Hungary and Luxembourg. This marks 38 markets in which Apple’s mobile payment service is now available. It is Apple Pay’s first new launch since

iPad Pro gives Apple another quarter of strong tablet growth

Apple saw strong demand for its most recent iPad Pro models last quarter, boosting global shipments of all iOS tablets by 9 percent, according to a market research firm. Revenue from iPad sales was up

Download the first Microsoft Edge preview for macOS

Microsoft has officially offered up its first Edge preview build for macOS. The early release gives users a chance to see what Microsoft is working on for the Mac. It will be updated daily, so you’ll

Save on two years of powerful VPN protection [Deals]

With all the threats to security and privacy, going online without VPN protection is a big no-no. There are lots of options, so if you’re not sure which VPN to choose, this deal might help make that

Brilliant 6-in-1 USB-C Hub makes iPad Pro even more useful [Review]

The USB-C port in Apple’s latest professional-grade tablet is a giant improvement, but a new accessory still manages to make it even more useful. The HyperDrive iPad Pro allows every type of wired

Steve Jobs first proposed an Apple credit card in 2004

The Apple Card announced this spring isn’t a new idea; it was first floated well over a decade ago. This came as a proposal by then-CEO Steve Jobs made so long ago it would have offered users rewards

How to get a refund for any App Store app

Apple will give refunds for apps you have purchased. You just have to know how to ask. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Google takes aim at enterprise with new $999 Glass headset

Google Glass is officially moving out of Alphabet’s “moon shot factory” to become an official Google product. The search engine giant revealed its new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 spectacles today only

Public gets their first iOS 12.4 beta as Apple Card draws closer

Apple just released iOS 12.4 beta 2 for developers and the general public. So far, it appears that all the changes are behind the scenes getting ready for the introduction of the Apple Card.

Bunch launches groups of apps from the Mac’s Dock

Bunch can launch, quit, and focus groups of apps, all by clicking in the Dock. It's the most useful Mac utility in a while. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)