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Apple proposes VR glove that lets you feel virtual textures

Apple engineers laid the groundwork for a pair of gloves that would let users feel objects displayed by virtual reality or augmented reality. The idea of gloves with haptic feedback isn’t new, but a

Want a 16-inch MacBook Pro? Sell your old model for the best price!

Apple’s long-awaited 16-inch MacBook Pro is on sale now, and it’s (almost) everything we hoped it would be. If you’re lusting after one, Cult of Mac’s buyback program can help make it more affordable.

Chicago students with iPhones tell their stories of a city in photos

The city of Chicago is full of narratives but one of its richest is often skewed by headlines of poverty and violence. The neighborhood of North Lawndale is a story of rebirth and some of its young

Massive Android flaw left Camera app vulnerable to hijackers

Security researchers revealed a huge vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system that could have allowed hackers to access users’ photos and camera without their knowledge. The camera app

How to highlight text and add post-its in Safari

Highlighter for Safari lets you virtually highlight words on a web page. Those highlights stick around, coming back every time you visit the page. You can even add sticky notes. (via Cult of Mac -

The best accessories for your new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Used, tested, recommended: These are some of the very best MacBook Pro accessories you can buy today for your 2019 laptop. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Amazon one-ups Apple with free music on iOS

Start blasting those holiday tunes with free Amazon Music on iOS. The streaming service can now be enjoyed without a paid subscription for the first time on iPhone and iPad, giving it a big advantage

Max out your Mac mini with this multiport stand

A just-released stand adds an array of front-facing ports to a Mac mini, and it matches the look of this tiny desktop. The Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Hub not only elevates the computer, it

Crafty covers turn your AirPods into a turkey

Crafty entrepreneurs came up with a fun way to make your AirPods — or at least the charging case they come in — stand out. Crochet AirPods covers ensure that nobody will mistake that little white case

Updated Apple Maps rolls out in Pacific Northwest and Midwest

Apple is almost done with its quest to revamp Apple Maps across the United States. In its latest update, Apple rolled out its revamped Apple Maps app in the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Midwest.

European Commission is only just getting started with tech giants

Margrethe Vestager, head of the European Commission’s Competition department, has handed out giant fines to tech companies — such as Apple’s massive $14.5 billion bill in 2016. But a new report

Take your pick of 4 super-handy power banks on sale today [Deals]

You likely never leave home without your mobile devices. Unfortunately, our phones and tablets aren’t (yet) solar-powered, so you shouldn’t be leaving without a backup power bank, either. That’s why

Facebook Whale is a brand-new app for … making memes?

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly dislike Facebook any more, the social networking giant has started rolling out a brand-new app dedicated to making memes. Whale (that really is its official

Controversial light-blocking iPhone billboard removed from window

A controversial iPhone 11 Pro billboard that blocked out natural light for a family living in a London apartment has been removed. The council house (read: government housing) had the billboard space

Samsung wants to follow Apple in building a giant services business

Samsung wants to copy Apple’s success in services by establishing a $50 billion-a-year services business. This would help the company make up for falling smartphone sales with subscription sales.

WWDC app is now called the ‘Apple Developer’ app

To showcase the increasing utility of its WWDC app, Apple changed the app’s name to something that sounds relevant all year long. The app formerly known as the WWDC app is now know as the Apple

AirPods and other Apple gear top teens’ holiday wish lists

Anyone at a loss for what to get a hard-to-buy-for teenager need look no further than the Apple Store. Specifically, AirPods. That’s a conclusion of a survey done by a market-research firm.

Apple to host surprise event for apps and games on December 2

Members of the press received surprise invitations from Apple this morning to attend a first-of-its-kind event to honor 2019’s top apps and games on December 2 in New York City. Apple routinely gives

New clips, cases bring olloclip to iPhone 11

Smartphone lens pioneer olloclip has launched a new line of clips and protective cases to make its lenses compatible with the iPhone 11 series. Apple rolled out the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro is full of Magic Keyboard goodness

Disassembling the new 16-inch MacBook Pro finds plenty to like. There’s a keyboard that’s almost certainly more reliable, a revamped thermal system and a bigger battery. On the other side of the coin,