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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

Don’t miss our ‘show time’ keynote predictions, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple’s “it’s show time” event is just around the corner, and this is the first event ever that focuses purely on services. Is Apple’s streaming TV service going to suck?

iOS users miss out as Steam makes mobile PC gaming more portable

Valve today confirmed a big update to its PC game streaming platform that makes desktop games more portable than ever. Its new Steam Link Anywhere service now lets you enjoy your favorite titles

Funny Apple video demos why iPhone privacy matters

Apple’s latest video is a humorous take a serious topic. It reminds users of this company’s commitment to privacy with the tagline: “If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your

Clear case lets you marvel at classic Mac’s insides

No one uses a 30-year-old Mac anymore. But plenty of Apple fans still own classic computers as a reminder of where the world’s most beloved technology company came from. Now marveling at those

Apple doesn’t pay artists behind ‘Today at Apple’ sessions

Cash-rich Apple is reportedly not paying the artists who share their talents for the in-store ‘Today at Apple” sessions. Rather than money, the session leaders could select from three of the cheaper

Hyperspektiv 2.0 is the bestest, glitchiest photo filter app ever

Hyperspektiv was already the craziest, most creative photo filter app on iOS. Now, version 2 takes it into even more nutso territory. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iCloud problems make some Apple services shaky [Updated]

Update: The problems have apparently been fixed, as all the indicators on Apple’s System Status page are now green, and there are no outstanding issues listed. If you’re having difficulties with some

Spotify’s whining could spark antitrust probe of Apple

Is Apple using its control of the App Store to squeeze out rivals? That’s the question European competition regulators are looking into. This news comes after Spotify complained that it is

Apple suppliers’ stock price hit hardest by slumping iPhone sales

Being an Apple supplier can be a curse as much as a blessing for some Chinese companies. While earning Apple’s business can give a big boost to a company’s stock, a new study found that Apple’s

How to print from your iPhone using AirPrint

Printing from your iPhone or iPad is easier than printing from your Mac. With an AirPrint printer, it’s pretty much plug and play, but there are other options. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Is the first decent Apple Watch battery band finally here?

There are reasons why we haven’t seen many attempts at an Apple Watch band that discreetly houses a battery for on-the-wrist charging. For one, Apple discourages them in its “Made for Apple Watch”

Apple making your iPhone safe from your evil twin

The Face ID biometric security system is already extremely accurate but Apple wants to make it even more safe. The company has come up with a method for telling the difference between two people who

Xbox Live is finally available on iOS and Android

Microsoft’s Xbox Live network is officially making its way onto iOS and Android. The company revealed today that it is launching a new SDK that will allow mobile developers to add Xbox Live