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2019 iPhone lineup may finally come with 18W charger

Freshly leaked details about the 2019 iPhone lineup claim customers can expect faster-charging capabilities right out of the box. While Apple added faster-charging powers to the iPhone since the

Roland’s new Bluetooth speaker doubles as a guitar amp

The new Roland BTM-1 is a nice-looking Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a mini guitar amp, complete with dedicated guitar-centric controls. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12.3 beta 4 arrives with fresh fixes for iPhone and iPad [Updated]

Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 12.3 to developers this morning, just one week after the last beta was released. iOS 12.3 beta 4 brings with it a number of changes for iPhone and iPad, including

Siri is more popular than Alexa (sort of)

More consumers use Siri as a digital assistant than Amazon’s Alexa, despite Alexa being the voice behind the top-selling line of smart speakers, the Echo. Siri’s popularity is just one of the findings

Leaked Motorola Razr actually looks pretty amazing

Motorola is about to attempt a big comeback into the smartphone market and folding displays could be the key to making the company relevant again. Leaked images of an alleged Motorola Razr have

You can now pre-order your Powerbeats Pro earbuds

Update: Beats’ new wireless Powerbeats Pro earbuds are now available for pre-order, ahead of going on sale May 10. The earbuds are available in black to begin with. Ivory, moss, and navy color options

Buy! Buy! Gene Munster thinks Apple stock is poised to explode

If you’re anything like me, you perennially feel like you missed the best time to invest in Apple stock. In fact, if Loup Ventures analyst and investor Gene Munster is correct, this may be the perfect

Get educated in Logic Pro X for under $30 [Deals]

If you make music or work with digital audio, you’re probably going to need to work with Logic Pro X. Apple’s flagship digital audio workstation is a deep and powerful platform for professional audio,

Spotify storms ahead of Apple Music with 100 million paid subscribers

Spotify has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, revealing that it has passed 100 million paid users. This gives Spotify around twice the number of premium subscribers as the

Despite negative headlines, Apple shares just keep going up

Apple’s second quarter earnings are going to be down from the same quarter last year. But despite Apple continuing to bear the brunt of negative headlines, its stock price just keeps going up. A new

Apple says parental control apps were removed for privacy and security reasons

Apple has responded to a New York Times report, claiming that it has removed various parental control apps from the App Store. Apple allegedly removed apps which offered similar features to its own

Apple poached a top Intel 5G modem chipmaker

Apple poached the lead developer of Intel’s 5G smartphone tech, a new report claims. This was just prior to Apple agreeing to team up with Qualcomm for 5G modems. Apple’s deal with Qualcomm prompted

iPhone battery pack doubles as a wireless charger [Review]

The Mipow Power Cube XS combines a wireless iPhone charger with a portable battery. Put another way, it’s a wireless charger that works wherever you take it, with no power sockets or cables needed. Be

The best new Netflix, Instagram, news and music apps you’ll find this week

This week we view Instagram on the Apple Watch, customize Apple Music, and finally remove those terrible auto-playing previews in Netflix (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Recharge 3 devices at once with a smartphone-sized wireless charger [Deals]

One sign that a technology has reached maturity is that you can fit in your pocket. So by that standard, wireless charging is reaching maturity quick. The FuelBox Rover is a Qi wireless charger that’s

2019 iPhone XR update might get a big camera boost

The camera in this year’s more affordable iPhone XR replacement could be as good as the one in last year’s flagship model, if a new report turns out to be correct. This might be the most significant

Why iPad + mouse = genius [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 294]

Coming soon to an iPad near you: a mouse! Don’t puke in your mouth. This is going to be cool. Plus, get the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews, how-tos and opinions in the latest issue of

One simple tool makes PDFs endlessly editable [Deals]

If you work with or on a computer, PDFs are as common as oxygen. But when it comes to making changes, they can be as tough as lead. So to edit PDFs on Mac, you’ll want this easy to use tool. PDF

Apple was in talks to buy Intel’s 5G modem business

Apple nearly purchased Intel’s smartphone-modem chip business as a way to fix its impending 5G problems on the iPhone, according to a new report. Talks between Intel and Apple allegedly came to an

Instagram taps seller of fake likes with multi-million dollar lawsuit

Facebook is suing a New Zealand-based company for selling fake likes and follows to users of its photo-sharing app, Instagram. The lawsuit, filed today in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, accuses