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Wireless earbuds, iPhone lenses and more in the best deals of the week [Deals]

Another week, another roundup of awesome deals on gear and gadgets. This round, we’ve got a truly attractive AirPods alternative, a powerful tool for blocking unwanted calls and texts, the ultimate

2019 iPad probably isn’t getting the new features you want

Details leaking out about the next iPad indicate that this will be an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, device. So far, it looks like Apple’s 2019 mid-size, budget tablet will have quite a

Why we’re hopelessly hooked on iPhone [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 287]

What keeps you locked into the Apple ecosystem? These killer features and services have us totally hooked on the iPhone. Honestly, we couldn’t quit Apple if we tried. You’ll get our sober rundown of

Add wireless charging to your car and your home [Deals]

One of the surest signs that we’re waltzing into the future is the ability to charge our devices wirelessly. If you’re looking to catch up with the times, we’ve got a pair of wireless chargers you

Apple whips its gigantic global supply chain into shape [Opinion]

Over the years, Apple took heavy criticism for employing an offshore supply chain rife with abuse. The company is still stained by the rash of worker suicides in 2010 at Foxconn, its main supplier.

Apple Music recruits iconic artists to design its playlist covers

Apple has quietly hired some of the most iconic album cover artists in the industry to give Apple Music its own artwork. The undertaking is part of Apple’s effort to give playlists a uniform

How to save and print your iMessages and WhatsApps

Ever wanted to print your iMessages or WhatsApps. Maybe you’re a lawyer, or you just want a solid record of your ephemeral conversations. Here’s how to do it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

The best way to see your Apple Watch is in living color [Watch Store]

Sometimes you need to stick to basic black. Maybe your job requires you to have a low profile or wear a uniform. But now it’s the weekend, and it’s time to unleash some personality. One easy way to

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed breaking up some of the biggest names in tech, including Apple. She says these companies have “bulldozed competition.” She turned most

Apple in dispute with political party over ‘confusing’ logo

A political party in Norway has an apple logo. It is bright red, topped with a brown stem and green leaf and frames a large letter F for Fremskrittspariet or Progress Party. It has been the party logo

All the ways Apple locks us into iPhone [Opinion]

It’s not easy to give up your iPhone. Even if you’ve already decided you want to switch to another handset, it’s going to be incredibly difficult to let go. Apple has you locked in. And for some

iPhone SE 2 could be the savior Apple needs [Opinion]

iPhone sales are down, especially in emerging markets. The reason is simple: Apple’s devices cost too darn much. And the solution is equally simple: Apple must make a new budget model. In short, it

Is Apple prepping a folding iPhone? This week, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Samsung has been sending Apple foldable screens… is a folding iPhone on the horizon? Plus: Apple may have quietly fixed MacBook Pro’s ‘stage light’ flaw; Apple prepping

Apple’s first AR glasses to arrive in 2020 as iPhone accessory

Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality glasses will finally arrive in 2020, according to a trusted analyst. The first-generation specs reportedly will function strictly as an iPhone accessory. They

AirPod alternatives last 50 hours and cost less than $60 [Deals]

Seems like everywhere you go, you see people with the white ear fangs known as AirPods. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon – some analysts expect Apple to ship as many as 80 million earbuds next

Does your iPhone XS suffer from s-s-stuttering?

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are reporting animation stutters after leaving their handsets idle for around 10 seconds. The problem, which is most obvious when opening or closing apps and

Apple ‘faces pressure’ to deliver foldable iPhone fast

Apple is said to be under pressure to deliver a foldable iPhone that can compete with upcoming devices from the likes of Samsung and Huawei. Apple “cannot afford to ignore” the foldable phone trend,

Apple Music sides with artists in battle for higher royalty payouts

Every major music streaming service is joining together to appeal a controversial ruling that increases payouts to songwriters. Everyone except Apple Music that is. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon

Apple accuses Qualcomm of witness tampering in latest courtroom spat

This week’s legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm reached a point generally only seen on TV courtroom dramas: the iPhone maker accused its rival of witness tampering. The complaint comes after

DirectTV Now finally integrates with Apple TV app

AT&T revealed that it’s finally making it easier to watch DirecTV Now on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV by integrating it into the Apple TV app. The new update gives DirecTV Now subscribers the ability
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