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Save on two years of powerful VPN protection [Deals]

With all the threats to security and privacy, going online without VPN protection is a big no-no. There are lots of options, so if you’re not sure which VPN to choose, this deal might help make that

Brilliant 6-in-1 USB-C Hub makes iPad Pro even more useful [Review]

The USB-C port in Apple’s latest professional-grade tablet is a giant improvement, but a new accessory still manages to make it even more useful. The HyperDrive iPad Pro allows every type of wired

Steve Jobs first proposed an Apple credit card in 2004

The Apple Card announced this spring isn’t a new idea; it was first floated well over a decade ago. This came as a proposal by then-CEO Steve Jobs made so long ago it would have offered users rewards

How to get a refund for any App Store app

Apple will give refunds for apps you have purchased. You just have to know how to ask. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Google takes aim at enterprise with new $999 Glass headset

Google Glass is officially moving out of Alphabet’s “moon shot factory” to become an official Google product. The search engine giant revealed its new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 spectacles today only

Public gets their first iOS 12.4 beta as Apple Card draws closer

Apple just released iOS 12.4 beta 2 for developers and the general public. So far, it appears that all the changes are behind the scenes getting ready for the introduction of the Apple Card.

Bunch launches groups of apps from the Mac’s Dock

Bunch can launch, quit, and focus groups of apps, all by clicking in the Dock. It's the most useful Mac utility in a while. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Got an Apple Watch 3 in need of repair? You could get a free upgrade

If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 in need of repair, there’s a chance Apple will upgrade it to a Series 4 model at no extra cost. Apple has given retail staff and Authorized Service Providers

Crazy beautiful iPhone 11 concept ditches buttons for more screen

The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still about four months away and there is no shortage of creative concepts hitting the internet lately guessing what Apple will release. This latest

Sprint and T-Mobile merger takes giant step toward approval [Updated]

Your iPhone may soon have one less option for wireless service. The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has signed off on the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. This is a significant step

Apple Stores start selling new 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display

Apple Stores have quietly started selling LG’s new 23.7-inch UltraFine Display. Priced at $699, the same as the 21-inch 4K UltraFine Display, the new model sports a similar design and offers a 4K TFT

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