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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

FTC wins its antitrust case against Qualcomm

Qualcomm emerged victorious from its recent battle with Apple. But things look a whole lot less rosy for the company in its antitrust case with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Judge Lucy Koh this

Fortnite 9.10 brings Hot Spots, big fixes, Jordan shoes

Fortnite’s newest update is out a little earlier than anticipated, bringing new weapons, game modes, and more to Battle Royale. The version 9.10 update also promises significant audio improvements and

Riders in Portland can now use Apple Pay for their Hop Fastpass

Portland-Vancouver has become the first place in the U.S. to let iPhone and Apple Watch users use Apple Pay to pay for their Express Transit needs. Starting now, customers can take advantage of the

Valve brings brand new Steam Chat app to mobile

Valve now offers a standalone Steam Chat app for Android and iOS. The free download lets gamers stay in touch with friends on the move. It boasts all the messaging features you’re used to in Steam,

Take your 11-inch iPad Pro offroad with Zagg’s rugged keyboard case

iPad Pros go everywhere, not just classrooms and offices. The Zagg Rugged Book Go was designed to protect this professional-grade iOS slate through somewhat harsher conditions. After being unveiled at

Finally, a simple photo editor focused on drone aerial photography [Deals]

Drones aren’t just fun toys anymore. Drones are changing…well, everything. Drones are delivering medical supplies in Africa, keeping school kids safe in Indiana and improving our understanding of

Apple starts offering LG’s latest UltraFine 4K Display online

A day after it began quietly appearing in Apple retail locations, the Mac maker added LG’s larger UltraFine 4K Display to its online store. With the pricier 5K version of this product listed as “sold