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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.

Winter update will bring the holidays to Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour’s next update will help racers get into the holiday spirit with “a flurry of fun.” Its upcoming winter tour will bring the snow-covered DK Pass track from Mario Kart DS, plus a number

Fake AirPods stickers are the best way to infuriate people

Everyone loves the AirPods. They’re one of Apple’s most popular accessories, and those who don’t own them lust after them. Which is exactly why cold-hearted Twitter prankster Pablo Rochat decided to

Animal Crossing is getting a paid subscription with new goodies

Nintendo is getting ready to introduce paid memberships to its game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The paid features will let you, “appoint one lucky animal as your camp caretaker and get some extra

iPhone sales are finally rebounding in China

iPhone sales seem to be rebounding in China. According to a new report, based on government data, Apple shipped 10 million iPhones in China during September and October. That’s an increase of 6% from

Here’s a smart home cam with facial recognition, night vision and more for under $45 [Deals]

Home security cam shoppers are always looking for that middle ground between a feature-laden device and the sticker shock that usually comes with such units. The Blurams Dome Pro 1080p Security Camera

Consumer Reports thinks AirPods Pro are great, but not Galaxy Buds great

Consumer Reports has issued its verdict on Apple’s AirPods Pro — and it’s a positive one. The nonprofit consumer-testing publication praised the AirPods Pro as sounding “really good.” It also lavished

Microsoft is ditching Cortana … on mobile, in only 8 countries

Microsoft has confirmed plans to kill off Cortana — but only on mobile in only eight countries. A new support article confirms that the Cortana app will disappear on January 31. You will still see it

Trump will tour Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Texas this week

The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas, this Wednesday. While the Mac Pro is only a bit player in Apple’s overall revenue and