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Get an autographed copy of new Tim Cook biography

Here’s your chance to get a signed and personally-engraved copy of my new Tim Cook biography. If you preorder a copy of Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, I’ll sign and inscribe

App Store revenue could more than double by 2023

Apple may be launching a plethora of new Services, but its established App Store business also continues to boom. According to new figures released by analytics platform Sensor Tower, the App Store

Apple’s free iWork suite adds useful features

An update to Apple’s free iOS alternative to Powerpoint allows iPad users with an Apple Pencil to easily draw an animation path for any object in Keynote. At the same time, quite a few features were

The Elder Scrolls: Blades slashes into public beta testing

Everyone who signed up for early access to the hotly-anticipated iOS game The Elder Scrolls: Blades should start compulsively checking their email for an invitation: the company started a public beta

Microsoft puts a stop to April Fools’ Day pranks

Microsoft has banned employees from participating in April Fools’ Day pranks. The stunts “have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles,” an internal memo explains. This

Warren Buffett is skeptical of Apple’s entertainment play

Mega-investor Warren Buffett doesn’t sound too confident in Apple’s ability to dominate the entertainment industry. The Oracle of Omaha said in a recent interview that there are so many big players

How to quickly add contacts with Cardhop

Cardhop might be the best, easiest to use, and most flexible contacts app on iOS. Here’s how to add a contact with a few taps. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple gets top marks for workplace equality

Apple received the highest possible score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index. This means it took steps to provide greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families. It’s

Forgot your password? iMyFone LockWiper will help you get past the lock screen

This post is presented by iMyFone, maker of LockWiper. It’s the unexpected things that give us the most trouble. None of us expect to forget our iPhone password, for example, so when it happens, we’re

How to charge your new wireless AirPods

Charging your AirPods is as easy as dropping them on a charging mat. Or is it? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most from your wireless AirPods charging case. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Apple video beards the hairy issue of web privacy

Apple is again using humor to get across a serious message. Its latest video has a young man using his iPhone to answer a personal question, and assures him that he isn’t being tracked while he’s

Apple may be softening its stance on repair laws

Apple has been publicly opposed to a rapidly growing movement known as “Right to Repair” But internally, the tech giant is slowly loosening its grip on parts for repair as 20 states consider

Killer underwater photos could be iPhone’s next big camera upgrade

The iPhone makes a pretty nice picture underwater. Whether it’s with a 6s in a waterproof case or the latest submersible iPhone XS, you can record an image that rivals any picture produced with a

Xiaomi puts a different spin on folding phones

Xiaomi is the latest smartphone maker to tease its upcoming folding smartphone with a short new video that shows its double folding display in action. While Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X

Washington Nationals fans can use Apple Pay to purchase snacks

For whatever reason, the worlds of pro baseball and Apple Pay seem to go hand in hand. First it was just using the iPhone’s NFC scanning tech for ticketing. Now, fans attending Washington Nationals

You can’t put 256GB RAM in an iMac Pro after buying it

If you really need 256GB of RAM inside your iMac Pro, you’d better make sure you buy it that way from Apple. It seems it is impossible for owners to upgrade to this configuration after purchasing

Apple takes on Lighthouse team after acquiring security patents

Around 20 members of the Lighthouse team are now working at Apple, according to a new report. The hires, which include two company co-founders, come after Apple acquired a bunch of Lighthouse’s home

Activating your Apple Card will be insanely simple

One thing I’ve long loved about Apple products is how easy they are to setup. There’s no scouring incomprehensible user manuals. Simply turn a new device on and you’ll be using it within minutes. That

Apple News+ accused of violating App Store guidelines

Apple has been accused of violating its own App Store guidelines within the new Apple News app. The Apple News+ signup page is missing a number of important elements that would lead the app to be

Transform photos and images into uncanny talking animations [Deals]

Digital animation seems like magic, but it’s actually pretty simple — if you have the right tools. And you don’t even need Pixar’s budget to get them. This Mac app makes it easy to turn any picture or