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Gary Oldman will star in Slow Horses spy drama for Apple TV+

Academy Award winner Gary Oldman is the latest big-name actor to sign up for an Apple TV+ original series. Oldman will star in an adaptation of Mick Herron spy novel Slow Horses. The book is the first

Germany says Apple must let other payment services use iPhone’s NFC

A new German law forces Apple to allow other mobile payment services to use NFC on iPhone. Apple has allowed only Apple Pay to take advantage of the technology until now. But Germany has decided that

Forget iCloud and snag one of these cloud storage options on sale today [Deals]

Cloud storage is an essential tool these days. But unfortunately, it can cost sky-high prices (see what we did there?). So we rounded up three incredible price drops on top-tier cloud storage

Apple removes all 181 vaping apps from the App Store

Apple is removing all 181 vaping-related apps from the App Store. This is the result of mounting health concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes. At least 42 people have died as the result of

The MacBook Pro is PRO again! We talk the new 16-incher plus our Disney+ first impressions, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro! Plus, our first impressions of this hot new machine. And we discuss Disney+, and why it may beat Netflix and

Apple ad revenue could hit $11 billion a year by 2025

The money Apple earns from advertising could rise to a whopping $11 billion a year by 2025, one analyst says. Cupertino currently rakes in around $2 billion a year from ad revenue. The recent launch

Stormtroopers invade Fortnite in new Star Wars crossover

Fortnite’s latest crossover sees Star Wars stormtroopers invading the game for the first time. Players will also see a Star Destroyer hovering above the Battle Royale map. The event celebrates today’s

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs

Apple has hired a pro-Trump lobbyist to lobby on its behalf to help it avoid tariffs. Jeffrey Miller was vice finance chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee prior to becoming a fundraiser for

New episodes of The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind arrive

It’s Friday, which means that the weekend is almost here, and — more important — new episodes of the top Apple TV+ shows are up. As expected, Apple debuted episodes of See, The Morning Show and For

Mophie iPhone 11 battery case adds hours between recharges [Review]

The Mophie Juice Pack Access for the iPhone 11 extends the battery life of Apple’s latest handset while also protecting it. This hard case leaves the iPhone’s Lightning port available, while also

Hikers trek Catalina Island to re-create macOS’ scenic wallpaper

Influencer Andrew Levitt and friends spent a summer week recreating Apple’s famous wallpaper landscapes for the Mac operating systems. Not long after, Apple released macOS Catalina. What was finished

Apple will dominate 5G sales in 2020

Apple will beat out Samsung and Huawei in 5G handsets next year, according to a forecast by industry analysts. This despite accusations by some critics that not putting 5G in the iPhone 11 would put

Get your MacBook Pro’s Escape key back without spending $3,000

With this incredibly easy Mac tip, you can quickly restore the MacBook Pro escape key that the Touch Bar so mercilessly took away. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple News+ subscriber growth is stuck in neutral

Apple News+ has been struggling to ramp up its subscriber numbers since launching in March, according to a new report that claims growth has been stuck in neutral for months. News came out this

How to get the first AirPods Pro firmware update

If you’re rocking a new pair of AirPods Pro, you’ll want the just-released firmware update for these in-ear headphones. The AirPods update process is indirect, but we can steer you through it. Apple

AirFly Pro is a little dongle that makes AirPods even more magical

AirPods might be one of the best accessories Apple has ever made. But there’s a quick and easy way to make them even better: Pair yours with the AirFly Pro from Twelve South. This second-generation

Instagram’s hidden likes experiment goes global

Anxious influencers worldwide opened their Instagram feeds to a new reality today: the “like” tally on their posts won’t be seen by their followers. Instagram started removing public-face “likes” this

Why the new MacBook Pro will be my first new Mac in 6 years

Finally, the MacBook Pro is good again. Here's why I'm buying a new MacBook Pro after half a decade of almost exclusive iPad use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Motorola resurrects the Razr with costly folding screen

The flip phone is back, baby! A vastly updated — and very expensive — 2019 Motorola Razr uses a flexible display to make an Android-based smartphone with the same basic design as the iconic handset of

UK cops pursue Apple Store thieves with helicopter

Police arrested nine suspects in England after a raid on an Apple Store. The dramatic incident saw authorities employ a helicopter and officers on the ground during the search for the thieves. The