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Powerbeats Pro preorders will arrive early for some

Some lucky Apple fans who preordered its new Powerbeats Pro buds are set to enjoy early deliveries. Apple originally stated a delivery date of May 13 for its latest Beats headphones. However, many

Top iPhone apps for April bode well for Apple Arcade

There’s a bit of myth that’s trotted out every now and then suggesting that gaming hasn’t really taken off in the App Store in the way some people hoped. A look at the top 10 downloads iPhone apps

Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion marches onto iPhone

Rome: Total War — Barbarian Invasion, a classic PC and Mac game that pits the Roman empire against barbarian hordes, has been tweaked to bring its incredibly immersive gameplay to the iPhone’s small

Your iPhone could be ‘unbreakable,’ if it were just 1 mm thicker

Update: Corning sent an email to clarify some of the claims made in this post, which I’ve included in the body of the post and at the bottom. SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Even though the latest iPhones are

2019 iPhone cases make way for third camera lens

Case-makers are already preparing themselves for this fall’s big iPhone refresh. New images show updated case designs for an iPhone XS successor with a larger camera module. They line up with recent

Fortnite season 9 kicks off with Slipstreams, new locations, more

Fortnite just kicked off its ninth season of Battle Royale — and there’s lots of new content for fans to enjoy. The update includes a brand new Battle Pass with over 100 new rewards to unlock, a

LG UltraFine 5K display is ‘sold out’ on Apple’s online store

We may have reached the end of the line for the LG UltraFine 5K display. According to Apple’s online store, the monitor is officially “sold out.” This follows Apple’s discontinuation of the LG

Apple Park flyover highlights mystery rainbow stage

It’s been a while since we saw drone flyover videos of Apple Park, particularly now that everyone has moved in. But an update by master drone video maker Duncan Sinfield — his first of 2019 — offers a

Feds might ban loot boxes and pay-to-win games

Some of the methods developers use to get players to pay for “free” games would be outlawed by legislation proposed today in the U.S. Senate. The act would ban games played by children from offering

Apple Watch Series 4 wins Display of the Year award

The Society for Information Display (SID) gave the most recent Apple Watch its highest honor, naming it one of several Displays of the Year. This award is given to “products with the most significant

Tired of using iTunes for iPhone backups? There’s an alternative.

This post is presented by DearMob iPhone Manager. The way we use iPhones has changed a lot since they first came on the scene more than a decade ago. For one thing, they’ve become much more essential

What is your Apple Watch trying to tell you about your health?

If you’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for a while now, chances are you have built up a huge amount of data related to your health. But do you know what it all means? What exactly is that wrist-mounted

All Apple’s app stores are partially down [Updated]

The official System Status page for all Apple’s services shows that three of the most important ones are having problems The iOS App Store, the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store are all affected.

Unusual escape room traps you backstage at an Apple keynote

Tim Cook is 15 minutes from the start of his Apple keynote and you’ve been invited backstage because he trusts you and your friends can help the big event run without a hitch. But then comes a crisis.

Dinosaurs return to life in new Apple TV+ series

Apple has signed a deal with director and producer Jon Favreau for a CGI dinosaur documentary series for the tech company’s new streaming service, Apple TV+. Prehistoric Planet will be produced by the

‘AirPods 3’ could bring big design changes this year

Apple’s third-generation AirPods could bring big internal design changes, according to a new report. Supply chain sources claim Apple will switch to system-in-package (SiP) technology that frees up

Google CEO takes a shot at tech giants which sell privacy as a ‘luxury’ product

Google and Apple’s feud has cooled a lot in recent years. But like a married couple who are staying together until the kids are at college, neither company is beyond throwing a bit of undercover shade

Apple finalizing locations for proposed India retail flagship

Whether Apple will ever open an official flagship retail store in India is the greatest “will they, won’t they” off-and-on relationship since Pam and Jim in The Office. From the sound of things,

Apple Pay goes live to Iceland’s 334,000 citizens

Apple Pay has added yet another market to its tally, going live in Iceland with local banks Arion and Landsbankinn. By our count, that marks 36 markets in which Apple’s mobile payment service is now

Score a 6-course master class in Adobe Photoshop [Deals]

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital visuals. But it’s also a real challenge to master, and even experienced users have lots to learn. That makes this massive Photoshop master class