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This battle-tough backpack looks killer, too [Review]

If you’re going to be seen carrying the same bag every day, its look and style are as important to many commuters as the bag’s ability to protect its contents. Many shoulder bags and backpacks excel

Lobbyists for Apple help shoot down another Right to Repair bill

Tech lobbyists, backed by companies including Apple, have killed another Right to Repair bill, this time in Ontario. The bill, put forward by Liberal MPP Michael Coteau, would have compelled companies

Pick the perfect bag for traveling with your MacBook [Deals]

The great thing about laptops is that they can go anywhere you do. But not every bag is best for carrying your MacBook in a way that’s safe, comfortable and stylish. So we’re excited to share this

Adobe’s Creative Cloud bundle gets a big price increase

Adobe is apparently cranking up the prices for its Photography bundle of applications. But don’t worry: it’s only increasing by 100%. Adobe’s website is now listing $19.99, rather than its previous

General Magic documentary is finally getting a theatrical release

General Magic, a movie about the most important tech company you never heard of, is getting a theatrical run. The documentary tells the story of a ’90s startup created by (and employing) some of the

Google’s wireless phone service adds Visual Voicemail for iOS

Google brought its wireless phone service, Google Fi, to iPhone late last year. Now it’s given it an update — bringing Visual Voicemail to the iOS app for the first time. That means that you can get

Every audiophile’s iPad Pro needs this headphone adapter [Review]

There’s no headphone jack in the 2018 iPad Pro, which is darn inconvenient for anyone who wants to hook their tablet up to a non-Bluetooth pair of headphones or speakers. Fortunately, Satechi makes a

FCC tries to confirm carriers stopped selling phone location data

The CEOs of the big four US wireless carriers were asked by an FCC commissioner whether they’ve stopped selling their customers’ real-time location data, as they had promised to do. Published reports

AirPod survives trip through man who swallowed it

Apple may need to update the specs for AirPods to include one new surprising feature: “stomach-proof”. One unlucky Taiwanese man discovered this the hard way. After falling asleep, Ben Hsu woke up

How to record Apple Music from your iPhone to your Mac

You can send any iPhone audio up the USB cable to your Mac, and record it. This even works with DRM Apple Music songs. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple videos explain iPhone AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, Magnifier accessibility features

A series of videos from Apple Support walks users through setting up and using some of the features created for users with limited dexterity or vision. These explain AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver,

This single iPad knob costs almost $400

Would you pay $400 to add an aluminum knob to your iPad? No, of course not. But let's look (and laugh) at it anyway. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch shipments shot up 49% last quarter

Apple’s wearable is turning into a real success. Shipments of Apple Watch grew 49 percent in the first three months of this year.And it makes up the lion’s share of all smartwatches. This company’s

Master the mysteries of ‘Other’ workouts on Apple Watch

Everyone knows you can do running, cycling and swimming workouts with your Apple Watch. But did you know you also can log sports like football, golf and boxing? There’s even support for pastimes as

Overcast comes to Mac in impressive Marzipan concept

In a tweet posted Wednesday, iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith shared screenshots of the the popular iOS podcast app Overcast running on the Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Company in unproven spy chip story moving business out of China

California-based Super Micro Computer is moving server production out of China. The company was last year at the center of a damaging story from Bloomberg. The article alleged that spy chips had been

Apple wants a German tourist association to change its logo

Apple is pressuring a German cycle path over its logo, which Apple claims is too close to its own iconic logo. The Apfelroute logo was intended for a cycling path in the Rhine-Voreifel region of

Sprint now offers Apple-certified, same-day, in-store iPhone screen repairs

This post is presented by Sprint. It’s shocking how common cracked smartphone screens are. Sometimes they’re nearly invisible hairline breaks that leave your phone pretty functional. Other times,

Removed parental control app says Apple is being misleading

One of the parental control apps removed from the App Store has hit out at Apple’s “misleading comments.” A New York Times report initially claimed that Apple had removed apps offering similar

Keep your Apple device’s data secure with this VPN [Deals]

Everyone knows that going online is risky business, so why don’t more people use a virtual private network? Maybe it’s the high cost of some VPNs, or the worry that securing your online anonymity will