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Apple Watch saves man after fall from cliff breaks his back

A New Jersey hiker went off trail, fell down a cliff, and fractured his back. Fortunately, his Apple Watch called 911 for him. He says his wearable’s hard-fall detection helped save his life. James

LG wants in on iPhone SE 2 display manufacturing

Apple is rumored to be in talks with LG over a potential deal for iPhone SE 2 displays. Sources say LG’s LCD panels are already undergoing “last-minute quality checks.” Apple is expected to start

Android fans slam Google Pixel 4’s bad battery life

Google’s latest Pixel smartphones might be able to compete with iPhone 11 in camera performance. But when it comes to battery life, they have no hope of keeping up. Android fans are slamming the Pixel

Instagram will ban plastic surgery face filters

The company that makes face filters for Instagram will soon remove all filters that offer AR plastic surgery. The new policy will be welcomed by body-positive activists and mental health professionals

Verizon customers score 12 months of Disney+ for free

Disney is ready to tap into Verizon’s massive customer base to give it a massive influx of viewers for its upcoming streaming service Disney+. Verizon revealed today that all of its customers will

The King of Fighters Allstar fights its way onto iPhone and iPad

The King of Fighters Allstar, an action RPG spinoff of the popular King of Fighters franchise, has landed in the App Store. The game lets players collect and train their favorite fighters from across

These ergonomic Bluetooth earbuds don’t break the bank like AirPods do [Deals]

Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage, but if you want a set from Apple, you’ll have well north of $100. Luckily, some alternatives prove as good or better than Apple’s earbuds. And they are certainly

Apple stock is breaking records — and could be about to surge again

Apple stock is hitting its highest value in history — and could be poised to surge a whole lot higher. After analysts at Raymond James raised their price target to $280, AAPL rose 2% to start the week

2020 iPhone to sport smaller notch, bigger 5G antennas

Apple reportedly is working on a number of big design changes for the 2020 iPhone lineup. It wants to shrink the notch (finally!) and add wider antenna bands that will support 5G connectivity. The

Apple bumps OLED screen orders to meet strong iPhone demand

Interest in the iPhone has picked up considerably in the second half of 2019, a new report claims. It cites OLED display orders made by Apple to its OLED supplier Samsung Display. Samsung will

Tim Cook talks climate change at sustainability nonprofit event in New York

Tim Cook talked Apple’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy in a keynote speech at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City Monday night. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit that

Apple premieres See for TV+ in California

At Monday’s premiere of See, star Jason Momoa called his role in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “challenging, beautiful” and his “favorite role to date.” The Game of Thrones star, who attended the Los

Pokémon Go blasts off again with new Go Battle League

Pokémon Go is expanding its focus on player vs. player battling with an upcoming feature called Go Battle League. It will build on the existing Trainer Battles, which launched in late 2018. However,

Juuk’s cracking Qrono band for Apple Watch now comes in new colors

Juuk’s awesome new Qrono is my favorite metal band for Apple Watch. I just reviewed the cosmic gray model and I absolutely love it. And now you can get yours in several new color options. Find brun,

Adobe Illustrator heads for iPad in 2020

An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is in development, according to an unconfirmed report. This apparently indicates Adobe is in the midst of converting several of its

Apple mysteriously reissues last week’s macOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update

Apple today introduced a macOS Catalina‌ Supplemental Update that’s apparently only very slightly different from one made available last week. It’s not clear what is different about this version.

How to mute annoying email threads in iOS 13

iPadOS and iOS 13 let you mute all notifications from a runaway email thread, without having to delete the emails. Here’s how it works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Fossil’s Wear OS watch is the first to take calls from your iPhone

Apple Watch is no longer the only option if you want a smartwatch that can handle calls through your iPhone. An update to Fossil’s Gen 5 brings the same functionality to Wear OS for the first time.

Innovative antenna might make next year’s cheap iPhone faster

The sub-$400 iPhone supposedly coming the first quarter of next year will have improved wireless performance thanks to a liquid crystal polymer antenna, according to the well-respected analyst who’s

Batteries Widget for Mac keeps tabs on your devices’ battery levels

This little Mac app does one thing — it puts a batteries widget for iPhones and other devices in your Mac's Notifications sidebar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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