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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

Share buybacks mean that Apple hasn’t actually reclaimed $1 trillion crown

Yesterday, numerous news outlets (including ourselves, based on data from Yahoo Finance) reported that Apple had reclaimed its $1 trillion crown. However, a filing made late Wednesday reveals that

Apple lobbyist helps push back Right to Repair vote in California

Right to Repair legislation in Apple’s home state of California has been successfully pushed back to at least January 2020. After intervention by an Apple lobbyist, the co-sponsor of the bill pulled

Apple supplier CEO meets with President Donald Trump

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou visited President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday. Foxconn, which was founded by Gou, is one of Apple’s biggest manufacturers. Gou discussed his plans to run for office

Google enabling auto-delete of search and location history

Everyone who uses Google services, whether on iPhone or Android, will soon be able to have some of the data being collected about them automatically erased after a span of time. It’s already possible

Apple paying Qualcomm $4.5 billion to end legal war

Apple will pay Qualcomm a lump sum of $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion as part of as legal settlement the two companies recently reached. This is almost as much as Qualcomm’s entire revenue for its

Apple Music apparently isn’t as ‘intimate’ as Spotify

We make choices based on emotion and feelings can change on a whim. The best brands understand this as a science and if bonded closely with its customer base, can successfully influence its purchasing

Netflix gets high-quality audio upgrade

Your favorite shows and movies on Netflix are about to start sounding a lot better. Netflix came out with a new update today that takes the streaming service’s audio quality to a new level. Sound is

Force Apple Music to play all songs at the same volume with Sound Check

Sick of Apple Music song volume wandering up and down? Ever wish that your iPhone could play all music at the same level? Then you need Sound Check. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

How to score $4 Apple Watch bands that beat Apple’s $50 bands

Accessorizing your Apple Watch with a slew of bands can be an expensive undertaking. But if you know where to look, you can find some high-quality bands that seem just as good as Apple’s — but only

iPhone shipments dropped a ‘staggering’ 30% last quarter

Although Apple no longer reports the number of iPhone units it sells, the company did admit there was a steep decline in handset revenue in the first three months of this year. Analysts are out with

Rumor roundup: What to expect in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 [Video]

We've done the digging, and compiled the full list of expected features coming this year to iOS and macOS (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Get half off a Smart Keyboard, $470 off Mac mini [Deals & Steals]

Apple’s own Smart Keyboard is one of the best keyboards you can buy for iPad. It snaps on in an instant, doesn’t require pairing, and never needs charging. It’s even better when it’s half price. Get