Cult of Mac: news on page 170

All the ways Mophie’s iPhone battery pack beats Apple’s [Review]

The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to extend the already long battery lives of the 2018 iPhone models. And charging can be done wirelessly, so the handset’s Lightning port is always available.

Armor your iPhone with an edge-to-edge, tempered-glass screen protector

A few weeks ago, I dropped my iPhone down a flight of stairs. What else is new? It’s a ridiculous story that no one wants to hear, and yet all of you have probably experienced something similar.

Predictions for Apple’s big ‘show time’ event [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 288]

Brace yourself for an Apple event like no other. In a little over a week, Cupertino execs — and probably a passel of Hollywood stars — will give us our first peek at Apple’s (not so) secret

Score a second phone number, sweatproof earbuds and more [Deals]

As spring approaches, we’re stocking up on discounted gear, gadgets and more. This week, we’ve got deals on a burner phone number, lessons in social media marketing, a music subscription that fosters

How to use Yoink as an iPad download manager and more

Yoinks is a great way to manage your downloads on iPhone and iPad, but it is also a. clipboard manager, shelf app, keyboard, storage app… (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Jury says Apple owes Qualcomm for stealing patents

A jury ruled today Apple owes chip maker Qualcomm $31 million for violating three patents for tech used in some models of the iPhone. The ruling came after a two week trial in San Diego on a lawsuit

LG TVs with AirPlay 2, HomeKit hit shelves next month

The wait for LG’s first lineup of TVs with Apple tech built in is almost over. After unveiling them in January, the Korean company said today that it will begin rolling out its big-screen models with

Go green for less green with 20 percent off select bands [Watch Store]

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but you do need something green. We’ve made it easier to wear the green by discounting select products this Saturday and Sunday. We’ve

Dropbox places big restriction on free users

It could be a lot harder to access your Dropbox files if you don’t pay for a Plus subscription. Basic (free) users can now connect the service to just three devices at any one time. You’ll need to

AirPods most popular brand in ‘hearables’ market

Apple sold some 35 million AirPods last year. That makes the wireless earbuds, which had a rocky rollout, the most popular “hearables” device in the U.S., according to Counterpoint Research. But Apple

Translate text on the fly with Gboard keyboard for iOS

Gboard has gone beyond helping you enter text. It can now be used to translate your words into a myriad of other languages on the fly. This free add-on from Google can be used in any application where

Apple simplifies Face ID, iOS 12 and recycling in new ads

Apple goes back to the basics in a new set of ads today uploaded to YouTube. Doing away with fancy effects, catchy music, and even its own hardware, it highlights some of the key features of Face ID

Apple picks up high-budget TV series Pachinko

Apple may have found its own answer to Netflix’s popular TV show, The Crown The iPhone-maker has reportedly ordered an eight-episode series based on the New York Times bestselling novel Pachinko.

Apple eyes 2020 Emmys for its slate of original shows

Apple has its eye on awards glory with its original video content, a new report claims. It suggests that Apple is looking to take on not only the likes of Amazon and Netflix, but also established

Google Chrome now supports Nintendo Switch controllers

Google Chrome now supports official Nintendo Switch controllers. The console’s included Joy-Cons and optional Pro Controller are compatible. The surprise update comes just days before Google is

Release your inner DJ with 3 powerhouse Mac apps [Deals]

Thanks to digital technology, creativity is not bound by one medium. Music, video, visualizations and other elements are all fair creative game. It’s even possible to create in the moment with these

3-lens iPhone could take page out of Huawei’s playbook

There are plenty of rumors out there claiming that this year’s new iPhone will feature a triple camera setup. While we’ve seen a few mockups of how this might look, a new render is supposedly based on

Qualcomm owes Apple $1 billion rebate payment

Apple has won the latest battle in the Apple vs. Qualcomm war. A judge has ruled that Qualcomm owes Apple close to $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments. Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the U.S.

iOS 12.2 makes audio messages sound way better

Among the changes hidden in the new iOS 12.2 beta is improved audio quality for audio messages sent using the Messages app. The switch involves transitioning over from the previous 8000 Hz .AMR file

Apple comes out swinging against Spotify complaint

Apple has responded to Spotify’s complaint that Apple is being anti-competitive by charging a cut of App Store purchases — including subscriptions. In an impassioned statement, Apple points out how