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Max out your Mac mini with this multiport stand

A just-released stand adds an array of front-facing ports to a Mac mini, and it matches the look of this tiny desktop. The Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Hub not only elevates the computer, it

Crafty covers turn your AirPods into a turkey

Crafty entrepreneurs came up with a fun way to make your AirPods — or at least the charging case they come in — stand out. Crochet AirPods covers ensure that nobody will mistake that little white case

Updated Apple Maps rolls out in Pacific Northwest and Midwest

Apple is almost done with its quest to revamp Apple Maps across the United States. In its latest update, Apple rolled out its revamped Apple Maps app in the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Midwest.

European Commission is only just getting started with tech giants

Margrethe Vestager, head of the European Commission’s Competition department, has handed out giant fines to tech companies — such as Apple’s massive $14.5 billion bill in 2016. But a new report

Take your pick of 4 super-handy power banks on sale today [Deals]

You likely never leave home without your mobile devices. Unfortunately, our phones and tablets aren’t (yet) solar-powered, so you shouldn’t be leaving without a backup power bank, either. That’s why

Facebook Whale is a brand-new app for … making memes?

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly dislike Facebook any more, the social networking giant has started rolling out a brand-new app dedicated to making memes. Whale (that really is its official

Controversial light-blocking iPhone billboard removed from window

A controversial iPhone 11 Pro billboard that blocked out natural light for a family living in a London apartment has been removed. The council house (read: government housing) had the billboard space

Samsung wants to follow Apple in building a giant services business

Samsung wants to copy Apple’s success in services by establishing a $50 billion-a-year services business. This would help the company make up for falling smartphone sales with subscription sales.

WWDC app is now called the ‘Apple Developer’ app

To showcase the increasing utility of its WWDC app, Apple changed the app’s name to something that sounds relevant all year long. The app formerly known as the WWDC app is now know as the Apple

AirPods and other Apple gear top teens’ holiday wish lists

Anyone at a loss for what to get a hard-to-buy-for teenager need look no further than the Apple Store. Specifically, AirPods. That’s a conclusion of a survey done by a market-research firm.

Apple to host surprise event for apps and games on December 2

Members of the press received surprise invitations from Apple this morning to attend a first-of-its-kind event to honor 2019’s top apps and games on December 2 in New York City. Apple routinely gives

New clips, cases bring olloclip to iPhone 11

Smartphone lens pioneer olloclip has launched a new line of clips and protective cases to make its lenses compatible with the iPhone 11 series. Apple rolled out the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro is full of Magic Keyboard goodness

Disassembling the new 16-inch MacBook Pro finds plenty to like. There’s a keyboard that’s almost certainly more reliable, a revamped thermal system and a bigger battery. On the other side of the coin,

Pure Acid, the best drum and bass machine on the iPad (and iPhone!)

Jim Pavlov’s Pure Acid is so easy to use, so great-sounding, so cleverly-designed, so powerful, and so fun, you can't not love it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

US Senator proposes new law aimed at limiting Apple data flow to China

One of tech’s biggest opponents in Washington D.C. proposed a new bill this week that could have huge implications on Apple and TikTok’s business operations if put into law. GOP senator Josh Hawley

13-inch MacBook Pro dropping horrible Butterfly keyboard

The smaller MacBook Pro will reportedly be upgraded next year with a keyboard that users can trust, just as the new 16-inch version recently was. If true, it means the current 13-inch MacBook Pro will

How to crop, straighten and unskew photos on iPad and iPhone

iOS 13’s crop tool now offers advanced features that let you correct photo perspective. Used properly, it's great for fixing skewed photos. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 13.2.3 arrives with fresh fixes for Messages, Mail and more

Apple is continuing its push to patch the numerous bugs that still plague iOS 13 with a new software update for iPhones and iPads. iOS 13.2.3 was released this morning as a free update that promises

Give your AirPods Pro a custom paint job

Apple sells AirPods Pro in any color you want, as long as it’s white. But ColorWare brings some style to these in-ear headphones. The company offers 64 color options, and shoppers can decorate each

Tim Cook will join Salesforce’s Marc Benioff for fireside chat this week

Tim Cook will join Salesforce founder Marc Benioff for a fireside chat at the Dreamforce 2019 conference in San Francisco. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. PST at the Yerba Buena Theater.