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Grab Nintendo’s official iPhone cases while you can

Nintendo is now selling official iPhone cases in Europe. They’re perfect for fans of Animal Crossing or Splatoon, but you’ll need to grab them fast. Nintendo says only a limited supply is available.

A staggering 83% of U.S. teens own an iPhone

An incredible 83% of American teens now own an iPhone. That’s according to a recent survey of 8,000 high school students across the United States, 86% of which say that their next smartphone will be

Fortnite’s Reboot Van lets you bring back eliminated teammates

Fortnite players will soon be able to resurrect eliminated teammates by visiting a Reboot Van. The van will appear in popular locations around the map in Battle Royale matches. But you’ll need your

New French tax law could take on tech giants like Apple

The EU has gone after companies like Apple as part of a crackdown on what it views as unethical tax avoidance. As part of that mission, France is today debating a draft GAFA tax law. An acronym

Apple can start designing its 5nm A-series chips

If you thought the 7-nanometer iPhone’s A12 Bionic chip was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet! Apple supplier TSMC has reportedly reached a major milestone with the development of its

Proposed U.K. laws could crack down on ‘harmful’ apps

Apple could be among the companies having to censor certain apps and websites as a result of new proposed U.K. laws. Designed to combat “harmful” content online, the new laws would give censorship

How Apple is like the army [Cook book outtakes]

This post was going to be part of my new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, but was cut for length or continuity. Over the next week or so, we will be publishing several more

New report spills details of 2019 iPhone refresh

This year’s iPhone refresh may bring more than just a spec bump. A new report claims Apple’s flagship devices will get even bigger to accommodate an additional camera sensor and the largest lenses

New nanoparticle coating will make Apple devices tougher

Apple is working to make iPhones and iPad screens a bit less scratchable. That’s according to a recently filed patent application, describing a new “Nanoparticle Protective Coatings” invented by

Apple Watch spots heart condition in yet another user

The Apple Watch’s heart monitoring tech has apparently helped identify a heart condition in yet another user, as shared on Reddit over the weekend. User ClockworkWXVII wrote that his Apple Watch led

New Logitech wireless headphones will really get you in the zone

Knowledge workers of the world, listen up! Logitech wants to solve your headphone problem. Actually, make that your headphones problem: The upcoming Logitech Wireless Zone headphones could replace the

Netflix says it ended AirPlay support to benefit customers

Netflix has explained why it stopped supporting AirPlay video casting in its iOS app. The change is a result of the new TVs with built-in AirPlay support being released, and apparently not in

It’s much too early to reject a folding iPhone [Opinion]

Deciding now that an folding iPhone is a terrible idea is premature. There just isn’t enough information yet to judge whether any such device is something you’ll want. And it’s betting against Apple’s

The best guitar, photo, podcast and audio apps you’ll see this week

This week we edit photos with AI using Pixelmator Photo, secure our internet with Cloudflare Warp, and enjoy an AI-picked list of our favorite new podcast episodes with Castro Top Picks (via Cult of

Make any DVD playable on your mobile device [Deals]

We’ve all got old DVDs gathering dust, even if we don’t have a DVD player. But that doesn’t make them useless, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t still be able to enjoy them in the age of mobile

A brief history of Steve Jobs’ automated factory at NeXT [Cook book leftovers]

This post was going to be part of my new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, but was cut for length or continuity. Over the next week or so, we will be publishing several more

Netflix mysteriously drops support for AirPlay [Updated]

You can no longer stream Netflix programs from your iPhone to a big-screen TV via AirPlay. This feature, which has been available for many years, disappeared just a few days after the announcement of

Apple’s beloved MagSafe connector could make a comeback

Apple is exploring charging cables that attach to its devices with magnets. This is highly reminiscent of its discontinued MagSafe system. Previously, this was a great way to keep MacBooks from being

How to cope with your MacBook keyboard [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 291]

Apple admits that some people experience serious MacBook keyboard problems. So, what are you going to do about it? We’ve got a theory about what might be causing the failures, as well as some tips

A brief history of Apple’s misadventures in manufacturing: Part 1 [Cook book outtakes]

This post was going to be part of my new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, but was cut for length. Over the next week or so, we will be publishing several more sections that