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Apple’s 2018 earnings dwarfed by Saudi oil giant

2018 was the year in which Apple became the first public company in history to reach a valuation of $1 trillion. Many articles and listicles have listed Apple as the world’s most profitable company at

There’s finally a better Smart Keyboard alternative for 2018 iPad Pro

Logitech has finally delivered its own keyboard case for the 2018 iPad Pro lineup. The Slim Folio Pro works a lot like Apple’s own Smart Keyboard, but it’s more affordable and even more useful. You

Apple is now building the iPhone 7 in India

Apple supplier Wistron has started manufacturing iPhone 7 handsets in India. This is the third model iPhone to be made in the country, following the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. “We are proud to be

Did Apple reverse its revenue slide? We’ll know April 30.

We’ll soon know if Apple made progress drumming up more demand for the latest iPhones in Asia. Weak demand in China caused a surprising year-over-year drop in Apple’s total revenue during the last

No need to wait on keyboard cases for latest iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple’s newest tablets just started reaching the hands of consumers, but there are already several cases available for the iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5, including keyboard cases in multiple designs.

Get awesome deals on iPads, from entry-level to pro [Deals & Steals]

Amazon is serving up sweet deals on iPads right now. You can grab the latest entry-level model for just $249. Or, if you can’t put that sweet 11-inch iPad Pro out of your mind, you can make the

iOS 13 concept shows how iPad multitasking ought to work

Building on the somewhat limited side-by-side multitasking already available to iPad users is the goal of a new concept video. Its creator proposes enabling three applicatipns to be open

How to merge PDFs on iOS

Merging PDFs on iOS is easier than on the Mac. Use this shortcut to quickly merge any number of PDFs into a single PDF document. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Spring has sprung! Keep it fresh with these colorful Apple Watch bands

Whether you’re in need of a sport band, a luxe leather strap, or cool stainless steel, your search ends here. Sure, you could go all out on Apple’s new Spring lineup with prices reaching as high as

Inside Apple’s failed negotiations with NYT and WaPo

Apple put a ton of pressure on The New York Times and Washington Post to join Apple News+ before the new service was unveiled at a media event last week. Details have surfaced of Apple’s negotiations

Free VPN app encrypts iPhone connection for safer browsing

Cloudflare’s App blocks your wireless carrier from knowing the sites you visit on your iPhone. An update adds encryption to all connections, while also promising faster access for all apps.

Portrait mode remains miraculous — but frustrating — on iPhone XS [Opinion]

The iPhone XS Portrait Mode revolutionized mobile photography, but it’s often frustrating to use, fickle, and unreliable. But if you want to taker portraits with your iPhone, tough. You have little

Two-way charging and bigger batteries rumored for 2019 iPhones

The next iPhones might steal a page out of Samsung’s playbook. Apple is reportedly planning to add two-way charging that will allow it to recharge your Apple Watch, AirPods and even other iPhones.

How to draw a portrait with Apple Pencil

Got a new Apple Pencil? Once the initial novelty wears off, you might find that it spends most of its time magnetically clipped to the side of your iPad Pro or, worse, stuck in the back of a drawer.

Epic plans to turn Fortnite into more than just a game

Fortnite has become the most popular game on the planet, with 250 million active players worldwide. But it’s much more than just a game, according to its creator. Epic Games sees Fortnite evolving

Stream all the bags you want with this Apple AF gag

The serious side of WaterField Designs takes meticulous care constructing bespoke cases and bags, mostly out of the finest leather, popular with users of Apple devices. The small-batch San Francisco

Apple cuts prices on Macs, iPads and iPhones in China

Apple has cut the prices on multiple devices in China. Prices on everything from iPhones and iPads to Macs and AirPods have been reduced by up to 6 percent. The slashed prices comes a few months after

Apple News+ could be another nail in magazine publishers’ coffin

Apple News+ was advertised as Apple’s love letter to print journalism. However, according to a new report, it could turn out to be just another nail in its coffin. In an article for Monday Note,

Bag a free Apple TV 4K when you subscribe to DirecTV Now

Sign up for DirecTV Now and you’ll receive a brand new Apple TV 4K to enjoy it on. Those who prepay for four months of service will receive Apple’s latest set-top box absolutely free. The offer is

Score 5 of Corel’s best creative and productivity apps [Deals]

Corel became popular thanks to its industry-standard digital creativity apps. The company is synonymous with photo editing, digital painting and other visual tools. With this bundle, you get three of