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The Tech Rolltop backpack might be the perfect everyday carry

Looking for a stylish, go-anywhere backpack that's super-flexible and full of pockets? The WaterField Tech Rolltop is right up your alley. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Fact checkers will start patrolling Instagram for bogus posts

As part of a promise to choke off fake news and conspiracy theories on its platforms, Facebook will begin sniffing out false posts on its photo-sharing app, Instagram. Facebook reportedly has 52

iOS 12.3 inches closer to launch with new beta

The fifth beta for iOS 12.3 was released to developers this morning, arriving just one week after iOS 12.4 beta 4 came out. Apple seeded watchOS 5.2.1 beta 5, tvOS 12.3 beta 5 and macOS 10.14.5 beta 5

You can now try out Microsoft’s new Edge browser for macOS

Microsoft is bringing its brand new Edge browser to macOS “soon,” but you don’t have to wait any longer to get your hands on an early version. Both Canary and Developer builds are now available to Mac

How Apple could turn personal data into a gold mine for the masses [Opinion]

Apple should be building a data marketplace for its users, not raising fears about privacy. Privacy is about preventing the leakage of personal data and does nothing about the ownership and

iOS 13 concept shows how iPad file management ought to work

A new concept video imagines Apple’s tablet without the limitations on file management that frustrate so many iPad users. In it, the designer combines his re-imagined iOS Files app with earlier work

Apple stock could be about to make a major rally

After crashing late last year, Apple stock has had a massive resurgence this year. Its next milestone to hit? Being on track to flash a so-called “golden cross” technical pattern. This indicates the

Apple Stores risk losing some of what made them great

Apple Stores have long been leaders when it comes to the customer experience. But that’s starting to change, as decisions made by Apple erode some of the things which once made them great. At least,

Angela Ahrendts was ‘incredibly insecure’ about joining Apple

Apple’s former retail boss Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s most well-compensated executives during her time at the company. But in her first interview since parting ways with Apple, Ahrendts

One charging strip supports four international formats [Deals]

Traveling internationally is enough of a hassle on its own. Dealing with the different standards and formats involved in powering our gear makes it even more of a headache. So instead of carrying

Samsung will cancel Galaxy Fold preorders if it can’t ship this month

Samsung has confirmed it will cancel preorders for the Galaxy Fold if it is unable to ship the device this month. The South Korean company’s first foldable phone was scheduled to ship on April 26 but

Twitter now lets you add GIFs, video or photos to retweets

If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to add a GIF into your Twitter retweet (and what self-respecting citizen of 2019 has not?), this is your lucky day! Twitter has introduced the ability for users to

Apple removes sketchy dating apps which allowed for tracking of kids

Apple has booted three dating apps out of the App Store on the advice of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The three apps, all created by the same developer, allowed kids to sign up under the

EU kicks off antitrust investigation against Apple‘s App Store

The European Union decided that there’s enough evidence to justify a formal investigation into Apple’s business practices. This is a result of Spotify’s accusation that Apple is using its control of

New Apple Music app might steal the show with macOS 10.15

Apple’s ongoing project to make it relatively simple for developers to port iPad software to macOS is apparently on schedule. This will reportedly be a highlight of next month’s developers conference.

Tim Cook explains why Apple isn’t a tech company anymore

Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded absolutely ecstatic to count Warren Buffett as one of his company’s investors during an interview at Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders meeting this morning. Cook made a

How to block ads and malware on iOS

Ad blockers don't just block ads -- they block trackers, pop-ups, dodgy cookies, and even adult sites. Here's how to use them on iPhone and iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Keep your Mac safe and sound with a powerful software bundle

This post is presented by Intego. Your Mac is a mighty machine, but in some ways it’s got some pretty human problems. That includes getting messy and catching a bug. The occasional spring cleaning or

New Trump trade rhetoric spells trouble for Apple

Apple started its work week to news of its stock in freefall thanks to Sunday tweets by President Donald Trump threatening to tag more Chinese goods with a 25 percent tariff unless the two countries

Wildly customizable keyboard unleashes iPad creativity

The Sensel Morph is a touch panel that can become a piano, a game controller, a video editing suite, a QWERTY keyboard, and more. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)