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Get the knowledge and resources you need to launch your startup [Deals]

It takes more than a good idea to get a business off the ground. You also need savvy, skills, a network, and other resources. You can’t do it alone, so don’t. offers the education,

Apple doubles the number of suppliers committed to green energy

Apple shows an impressive commitment to sustainability, particularly when it comes to clean energy. Today, it revealed that it has almost doubled the number of suppliers committed to running their

Apple’s newest services lack ‘depth,’ analysts warn

Apple’s newest services don’t deliver the “depth” investors want to see as iPhone sales fall for the Cupertino company. Some analysts are particularly disappointed with the upcoming Apple TV+ video

German finance minister blasts tech giants which ‘pay taxes nowhere’

Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz has slammed tech giants that “pay taxes nowhere.” It’s the latest shot at tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon which have previously clashed

Netflix’s next big original? A comedy radio station

Netflix has confirmed plans to launch its first comedy radio station. Netflix Is A Joke Radio, which is being launched in partnership with radio streaming service SiriusXM, will go live on April 15.

Apple Podcasts now offers web playback feature

Apple has overhauled the web interface for podcasts hosted on its platform. The refresh means that Mac users can now stream episodes directly from the website, instead of being

Amazon employs thousands of people to listen to Echo recordings

Amazon employs a team made up of thousands of people to listen to recordings made by Echo devices, a new report claims. These recordings are transcribed, annotated, and ultimately used to “help

Apple’s share of global computer market grows

Global shipments of laptops and desktops were on the decline in the first three months of this year, and Apple also saw a drop in Mac shipments. But there is a silver lining: the company did better

Apple throws a wrench in iPhone throttling lawsuit

Apple is asking a judge to boot the lead attorneys in a class action suit that accuses the iPhone maker of throttling older phones to force users to buy new handsets. Apple claims opposing counsel

YouTube TV costs App Store subscribers extra

The monthly YouTube TV subscription fee is going up to $49.99. And it will be even higher for those who pay for this streaming video service via the Apple App Store. This is apparently YouTube’s way

How to restart your Apple TV without leaving the couch

Sick of getting up off the couch to unplug your Apple TV? Good news, lazy bones! Here are two other ways to restart your Apple TV without burning a single calorie. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Apple teams up with NHL stars for new ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ ad

Two of the biggest stars of the NHL teamed up with Apple for the company’s latest ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ ad. Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews steps behind the lens in the new ad that shows what a

Atom Piano Roll is an iOS MIDI-lover’s dream

Atom is a slick, powerful, and extremely clever MIDI piano roll app for the iPad. It’s also an Audio Unit, so you can use it in whatever app you like. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Apple will pay out $485 million for Texture

Apple’s total purchase price for Texture will come in at just under half a billion dollars, according to a new report that reveals details of the acquisition. Texture, an online magazine subscription

Inside Apple’s factories [Cook book outtakes]

This post was going to be part of my new book, Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, but was cut for length or continuity. Over the next week or so, we will be publishing several more

Major macOS upgrade will bring new Music, Podcasts and TV apps

Evidence of Apple’s plan to break up iTunes has been uncovered ahead of the next major macOS update. Icons for new Podcasts and TV apps have leaked out early. They’re expected to be accompanied by a

New Apple Music docuseries charts the rise of Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is the latest rapper to receive the documentary treatment courtesy of Apple Music. Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam is set to debut this month on Apple’s streaming music platform. The

Rare Apple WALT prototype combines phone and fax machine

Apple had plans to deliver a phone long before Steve Jobs took to the stage of Macworld 2007 to show off the iPhone. Around 14 years earlier, the company previewed a prototype device called the Wizzy

Major bank downgrades Apple for being late to subscription game

Apple is moving full speed ahead with its Services division, but is it too late for it to catch up with rivals? That’s what analysts at major bank HSBC are concerned about. As a result, they’ve

Use music to stay productive and peaceful [Deals]

Music does many things: It soothes, it inspires, it excites, it distracts. But music also can be made into an instrument for staying on task, reducing stress and producing other productive and healthy