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Score gear, tools and training this Memorial Day weekend [Deals]

This Memorial Day, hopefully you’ll be taking an extra day to relax, reflect and recharge. Something else you can do is take advantage of some great deals on gear, tools, and training. We’ve got

What to expect from WWDC 2019

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is just days away and it’s shaping up to be one of the most software-packed events in the company’s history. New software for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and

Apple product shot parody makes beat-up gadgets look pretty

Apple taught Elvin Hu new languages. Born in China, Hu refined his English by watching Apple keynote events. He also came to understand the visual language of Apple’s product photography. The latter

Apple rushes out iOS 12.3.1 to squash bugs

Apple unexpectedly introduced iOS 12.3.1 this afternoon. It comes just a few weeks after the last update, and apparently only takes care of three bugs, two of which relate to spam in Messages.

iPhone SE 2 might finally launch next year

There’s a glimmer of hope that Apple will once again make a truly budget handset. Information leaking out of this company’s supply chain indicates that there could be an iPhone SE 2 introduced in

Stunning iOS 13 concept packs all the features we want

WWDC 2019 and the grand unveiling of iOS 13 is just over a week away and based on the rumors, it could be one of the biggest iPhone and iPad upgrades ever. Designer Alvaro Pabesio published a

Touch ID could make a comeback in 2020 iPhone

While Apple seems to be phasing out fingerprint scanners in favor of facial recognition, sources in the Asian iPhone supply chain reportedly claim that Touch ID will actually be back next year, and

2019 MacBook Pro teardown reveals minimal keyboard changes

Apple just dropped a new MacBook Pro with faster Intel processors that deliver even greater performance. But more importantly, it features “new material” that Apple hopes will fix its keyboard woes.

China’s monopoly on ‘rare earth’ minerals could hurt Apple

As battle lines are drawn between China and the U.S. in its burgeoning trade war, China has one big advantage working in its favor. The country is a primary source of “rare earths” used by

Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name

Apple has kicked a popular iOS game out of the App Store after a Chinese company stole its name. Clicker Heroes, which first made its debut on iPhone and iPad back in 2015, is a highly-rated idle RPG

This VPN is top-rated in the App Store and 77% off today [Deals]

The benefits of using a VPN to connect to the internet almost always outweigh the costs. It also helps if the VPN is rated highly on the App Store (4.6 out of 5 stars from over 27,000 reviews). But if

Apple unveils the 8-core MacBook Pro, and our WWDC 2019 predictions, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple releases the MacBook Pro we never thought possible, packed with Intel’s newest 8-core chip! But can a machine this slim handle the heat? Plus: WWDC 2019 is officially

Worse Than Death promises the world’s scariest high school reunion

Worse Than Death, the new game created by horror title Home creator Benjamin Rivers, has a release date in the App Store. The pixel art action-adventure game, which combines puzzle solving and

Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders

The future of Samsung’s first foldable phone looks uncertain again after Best Buy canceled all existing preorders. The retailer says it wants to put customers first and “ensure they are taken care of

Apple’s second store in Taiwan confirmed

A new image posted online shows that Apple is gearing up to open its second Apple Store in Taiwan. The photo shows that Apple has erected its customary white construction barriers around the new

Apple Music’s summer playlists show what top celebs are listening to

Apple’s got no shortage of celebrity friends — and a few of them just shared their summer playlists to Apple Music. Apple’s “Summertime Sounds” curated playlist collection contains the tracks

Apple Pay customers now get $1 tacos at Taco Bell

Apple Pay users can now enjoy $1 tacos at Taco Bell. Apple’s latest promotion, which applies to any regular crunchy or soft-seasoned beef taco, runs through May 29. You’ll need the Taco Bell app on

First ever Lego RPG is coming to mobile this fall

Gameloft has confirmed it is working on a brand new role-playing game for mobile that’s set in the Lego universe. Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will make its debut this fall. It’s the first Lego game in

How to use a GIF for your iPhone wallpaper

You can't display a real GIF on your iPhone's lock screen, but you can convert it to a Live Photo and use that. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

No more downgrades from iOS 12.3 allowed

All who’ve upgraded their phone or tablet to iOS 12.3 can no longer backtrack to the previous version. This is because Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.2. It’s not a reflection on that older version,