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1TB iPod Classic is a music junkie’s dream

The iPod was an instant classic — killed off in an instant by the iPhone. But the iPod has a Dr. Frankenstein in Remy Sternbach. The San Diego tech repairman is determined to bring two to life each

Awesome ARKit demo magics up an iMac out of thin air

Try as people might, moving an entire iMac around with you is never going to be easy. But what if all you had to do was to take the keyboard and mouse, and everything else would automatically follow?

Apple to sell back its stake in Toshiba Memory after just 1 year

Apple could be about to sell back its stake in Toshiba Memory less than a year after acquiring it. A new report claims Toshiba plans to buy back the shares it sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston, and

China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest smart speaker market

China has overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest smart speaker market. According to new figures from Canalys, the Chinese market grew nearly 500% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019.

Get in shape for your beach vacay with Apple Watch

Summer is almost upon us.* If you’ve been training hard all winter to look awesome in a Speedo on the beach, then you can totally skip this post. Still here? That’s cool. Because in this post we’ll

Nintendo kicks off first Mario Kart Tour beta test

Nintendo has finally kicked off its first Mario Kart Tour beta test. A lucky few have received invites to play the game early ahead of its public release this summer. Nintendo hopes the test will help

HBSC thinks tariffs could increase iPhone prices by $160

HSBC has cut its price target on Apple based on concerns about the company’s uncertain future in China. Specifically, it is worried that Apple may ramp up the (already steep) price of iPhones in the

Google, Qualcomm and others cease partnerships with Huawei

Google has suspended its business with Huawei and revoked its Android license following a U.S. crackdown on Chinese technology companies. It’s a massive blow for the world’s third-biggest

Apple tech could improve visibility in bad driving conditions

As part of its Project Titan initiative, Apple has invented some smart tech for improving detection of road signs and other vehicles on the road in low visibility situations. This could ramp up safety

Apple donates products to New Orleans’ Ellis Marsalis Music Center

After giving his commencement speech for Tulane University on Saturday, Tim Cook visited the nearby Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. He met with founders Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. He also

The best new music, news, and video-learning apps this week

This week we sell our skills on video, slow down any song in Apple Music, make wild music with Factory, and more. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

One wireless charging hub juices up four devices at once [Deals]

Wireless charging is catching on, so our wireless charging pads are becoming scarce real estate. Instead of buying a new charging dock for each new device, why not just get one that can handle all of

Tim Cook tells graduates what it really means to love your job

During a commencement speech at Tulane this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave graduates a new twist on the old adage about finding a job you love. He also talked about Apple’s vision to “move humanity

U.S. iPhone growth lags: How slow can it go? [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 297]

Apple’s iPhone sales in the U.S. are starting to flatline, according to data from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Growth of the iPhone install base in the U.S. has been on a downward

Boost your tech career with access to over 1,000 courses [Deals]

It’s always a good time to bolster your resume and boost your career prospects. So if you work in tech, this massive resource of courses in coding, graphic design, Unity 3D, and lots more is a

Spotify makes first hardware play with Car Thing

Spotify is finally making its first foray into becoming a hardware company. The music streaming service revealed plans this week to start testing its new device called Car Thing, a voice-controlled

How to detach MacSafari’s download popover to make a proper window

Ever wish Safari had a proper download manager window instead of that annoying popover? It does! You just need to know how to find it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Lady Gaga rumored to make Apple Park opening fabulous [Updated]

The rainbow-colored stage that appeared recently at Apple HQ is about to get its first big-name act; Lady Gaga is reportedly going to perform at the opening event for Apple Park, the company’s

This Apple Lens concept is so ugly I can’t look away

Some pretty bad Apple Glasses concepts have graced the homepage of CultofMac over the last two years but this one might be the ugliest one yet. Most concepts go over-the-top with unrealistic tech

Want to use these Apple pillows? There’s a nap for that

We’ve all fallen asleep at our computer. So why not recreate that moment with hardware that’s actually soft? Throwboy, the company that takes the familiar symbols of our personal computing lives and