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Score a sweet set of Bluetooth headphones for about $20 [Deals]

When it comes to convenient, portable audio, Bluetooth earphones is the way to go. Unfortunately though, you usually have to weigh comfort and audio quality against price. Not so with this set of

What went wrong with Apple’s doomed AirPower charging mat?

AirPower is officially dead. It’s been about 1.5 years since Apple titillated fans by revealing a wireless charging mat that supposedly would charge not one, not two, but three Apple devices at the

Head of iPhone and iPad chip design may have left Apple

Someone who helped make the iPad and iPhone as powerful as they are has reportedly departed Apple. Gerard Williams III led the team that created every A-series processor since the A7, but no more.

People can’t wait to get their hands on Apple Card

Apple unveiled four new services last week, including its much-anticipated lineup of TV shows, but the Apple credit card apparently stole the show. A survey found that a whopping 85 percent of iPhone

This cool Apple Card feature keeps your number super-safe

The days of worrying about someone stealing your credit card number during a transaction are about to be long-gone once Apple Card launches. New details about Apple Card and its features were revealed

How to record digital audio from your iPhone to your Mac with iDAM

IDAM lets you make a digital audio connection between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. It’s super easy to set up, and incredibly useful. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

AirPower is officially dead

RIP AirPower. iPhone lovers have been waiting more than a year for Apple’s wireless charging mat to finally launch, but the company announced today that it has officially canceled its AirPower project

Want the latest iPads weeks faster? Head to an Apple Store

Order one of Apple’s latest tablets now and it won‘t be delivered until the middle of next month. But ask for in-store pickup and you can have it today. The iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 just launched,

Apple will close Texture in May after arrival of News+

Apple will close down Texture in May following the recent launch of Apple News+. Texture, another magazine subscription service, was acquired by Apple for an undisclosed sum last spring. Cupertino

Don’t even think about repairing the AirPods 2

Apple’s second-generation AirPods may be better than ever, but they’re certainly not any more repairable. A new teardown reveals that the next-gen wireless earphones aren’t “designed to be serviced”

Gmail app finally gets handy swipe actions on iOS

The official Gmail app for iOS finally boasts handy swipe gestures that make dealing with your email easier. You can swipe to snooze, mark as read, archive, and more. There’s also the ability to

Mac users in China can no longer use Taiwan flag emoji

As countries, it’s fair to say that China and Taiwan aren’t exactly BFFs. For evidence of this, look no further than the recently released macOS 10.14.4. Eagle-eyed users in China have noticed that

AirPods absolutely dominate the wireless headphones market

AirPods aren’t just a massive hit for Apple, they’re a giant in the overall “wireless hearables” market. According to new research from Counterpoint, AirPods made up a massive 60 percent of the

Save 94 percent on 3TB of secure cloud storage [Deals]

The amount of data we need in our day to day life and work is only growing larger. And as the volume increases, so does its value. Data is essential, and so is having the space and tools to back it

 TV+,  Card,  Arcade,  News+, we react to it all, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast:  News+,  TV+,  Arcade,  Card … we react to it all. We’ll fill in the details on Apple’s new services. And, just when you thought it was safe to type, Apple apologizes

Tim Cook is ready to testify in Qualcomm trial

Tim Cook will offer testimony as part of Apple’s legal battle with Qualcomm. Cook will discuss Apple’s business practices, strategy, agreements with cellular network carriers, and more. He’s not the

Leaked ‘iPhone 11’ schematics show a major camera upgrade

Newly leaked schematics might provide our first look at Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 11.” The technical drawing lends credence to rumors of a major camera upgrade for the upcoming device. However,

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
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