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Foxconn says it could manufacture all U.S. iPhones outside of China

Fears about an impending trade war with China have shaken Apple, which produces the overwhelming majority of its devices in the country. However, according to Apple manufacturer Foxconn, there’s some

Adonit Note iPad stylus solidly beats Apple Pencil on price

There’s a fresh alternative for those who want an active stylus for their iPad, and it’s much more affordable than the Apple Pencil. Adonit Note doesn’t have all the features of its rival, however.

Amazon beats Apple and Google to be named most valuable brand

Amazon has overtaken Apple in terms of market cap, and now it’s overtaken it in terms of brand value as well. At least, that’s according to Kantar’s latest BrandZ list of the world’s most valuable

Apple Pay goes live in the Netherlands with ING

Apple Pay is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users in the Netherlands. ING is the first local bank to offer support for the mobile payments service. The expansion comes just a few

Goldman Sachs isn’t worried about lack of profitability for Apple Card

Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs is taking a very Apple approach to making money from the venture, by pushing customer loyalty over squeezing out as much profitability as possible. At an “IGNITION:

iPadOS makes Apple Pencil much faster and better [Opinion]

Without changing the hardware, iPadOS 13 manages to decrease the latency of the Apple Pencil. And that’s just the start: there are also new features for non-artists to take advantage of this active

First Mythic Quest trailer mines gaming world for comedy gold

Apple is gunning for Silicon Valley’s title as the funniest nerdy comedy on TV with its upcoming show Mythic Quest. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney gave gamers a preview of the

Apple shows how to disrupt portrait photos in new video

Apple serves up a master crash course on how to take better Portrait Mode photos in its latest ad, courtesy of photographer Christopher Anderson. A lot of times Apple’s tutorial type of videos are

Spielberg creates new TV show you can only watch at night

Apple TV+ won’t be the only video streaming service that launches with a new Steven Spielberg show. Quibi, an upcoming short-form video service, revealed today that Steven Spielberg is creating an

Samsung struggles to fix Galaxy Fold

Samsung isn’t yet ready to commit to a release date for its troubled Galaxy Fold. Information leaking out last month had indicated the delayed folding handset might be out before July. However,

Mac Pro-inspired wallpaper turns other devices into cheese graters

Most of us will never own the new Mac Pro, but our lesser Apple devices can still be cheese-grater chic. Anyone with an iPhone, iPad or a more mortal Mac can now get wallpaper inspired by the

Apple will fix iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode bug today

Apple will roll out a new software update today to fix a Portrait mode bug on the iPhone 8 Plus. iOS 12.3.2, which comes just two weeks after the release of iOS 12.3.1, is another minor update for

Game on! Apple Arcade faces serious competition

Two of Apple’s biggest competitors revealed they’ll debut their own streaming games services at about the same time as the launch of Apple Arcade. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Microsoft xCloud

macOS Catalina will let you sign documents using iPhone or iPad

The updated Preview app in macOS Catalina will let you sign documents using your iPhone or iPad. The process takes just a few clicks and works with any device running iOS 13 or iPadOS. It’s easy to

Declutter your desk and improve your posture with a sleek monitor stand [Deals]

Work is one of the easiest places to screw up your posture. Using a monitor stand is a must, so your neck and back don’t suffer for your long hours. Even better if it can declutter your desk at the

Trump talks tech giants’ alleged monopoly

The United States should follow the European Union’s lead and investigate Silicon Valley tech giants monopoly-like powers, President Donald Trump says. Speaking with CNBC, Trump said “something’s

All the new gestures coming to iPad in iPadOS

Many of the gestures in iPadOS are remaining mostly the same, but there are a few news ones to take note of to make the iPad even more productive. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple.com says new Mac Pro, XDR Display will launch in September

Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro and stunning XDR Display will arrive this September, according to Apple.com. Apple didn’t confirm launch dates for either product during its WWDC reveals — but it did

Siri could be less disruptive in future iPadOS

Craig Federighi, Apple’s VP of software, has suggested to a customer that Apple could correct an irritating UI element for Siri on iPad. Apple user Juliano Rossi wrote Federighi about the way that the

’Premium’ Firefox browser will have built-in VPN, cloud storage

Mozilla plans to launch a “premium” version of Firefox with a built-in VPN, secure cloud storage, and more. The new browser will arrive this fall and will require a subscription. But Mozilla promises