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Angela Ahrendts was the ‘Renaissance that never quite was’

It’s not 100 percent clear whether former retail boss Angela Ahrendts left Apple voluntarily or was pushed out. However, a new report suggests that she didn’t quite live up to the hype. “Angela

5 Apple original shows finish filming ahead of March 25 event

Five of Apple’s original TV shows have now finished filming, according to a new report. They have entered post-production ahead of the company’s March 25 event, but they’re not expected to be

Another Apple supplier struggles with declining iPhone sales

Another major Apple supplier is reportedly searching for new ways of diversifying its business at a time of slumping iPhone sales. According to a new report, camera lens maker Largan Precision is

AirPower incoming? Apple Online Store mysteriously goes down

The Apple Online Store has mysteriously gone down this morning, leading fans to wonder whether AirPower and new iPads are on the way. Apple has an event planned for March 25, but it is thought that

Here are the week’s best new photo, writing and music apps

This week we mangle music with Enso, the amazing new audio looper for iPad, and chop up images with Hyperspektiv 2.0. Plus a new music player app, and a big update to our favourite writing app. (via

Save over half on the ultimate portable charging hub [Deals]

Portable power is at a premium in our always-on age. But carrying around a bunch of batteries isn’t really a solution. What you want is a single device that can juice up all your gear. That’s just

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