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Purported iPhone 11 logic board signals big changes

We already have a pretty good idea what the next-generation iPhone lineup will look like on the outside. And thanks to a new leak, we can take a sneak peek at its insides, too. These images are of a

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was a wizard, but I was immune to his spells

There are plenty of words used to describe Steve Jobs, but “wizard” isn’t one of the ones we hear too often. That’s exactly what Jobs was, however, according to Microsoft co-founder and long-time Jobs

Steam Link adds controller customization, big improvements

Steam Link just got its first big update since finally hitting the App Store on iOS. This release — version 1.1.36 — brings the ability to remap controller buttons and a number of big improvements.

Huawei founder says Apple is the inspiration behind its privacy policy

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says that, when it comes to user privacy, Apple is the company he models his approach on. Huawei has been under fire for possibly posing a spying-related security risk,

Apple pays tribute to triumphant U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team

Apple has given its home page a Memoji-themed soccer overhaul in honor of the United States Women’s World Cup win. The much-viewed competition came to an end over the weekend, as the U.S. brought home

Minix’s amazing USB-C hub is also a 240GB hard drive [Review]

The Minix Neo Storage is one of those inventions so clever they make you ask, “Why didn’t someone think of this before?” It combines into one small package two accessories many people carry around: an

The best retro ’80s synth, hotspot-sharing and smart playlist mixing apps of the week

This week we create smart playlists with Miximum, let anyone use our internet connections with HotSpotMe, and put our MacBook's dock in the Touch Bar with Pock (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Forrest Gump’s investment in Apple would be worth $28 billion today

In the Oscar-winning movie Forrest Gump, there’s a short scene in which Tom Hanks’s character opens a letter of thanks from Apple after his former military colleague and business partner Lieutenant

Guard your home with night vision and motion detection [Deals]

For the security-minded, a home security camera offers a lot of benefits. For one, when something bad happens to or around your house, it helps to have the video receipts. And sometimes a camera can

Best summer tech: Turn up the heat with these great gadgets [Reviews]

Summertime means everything from hitting the pool to heading out on vacation. And, of course, your tech is coming too. We’ve compiled a collection of accessories you might find add a bit to the fun.

Apple revs up CarPlay at last in iOS 13 [Cult of Mac Magazine No.]

Apple finally gives CarPlay some love in iOS 13, adding loads of new features and a much better user interface. The long-overdue upgrade shifts Apple’s in-car platform into high gear at last. Find out

Protect your privacy with a burner phone number [Deals]

Work, dating, Craigslist deals, there are plenty of occasions to feel a little uneasy about giving out your phone number. So instead, why not have a burner phone number that keeps your real digits

Apple should sue Xiaomi for its blatant copying — but it won’t

Xiaomi has a history of shamelessly ripping off bigger brands, and nine times out of ten, its chosen target is Apple. The Chinese company has previously cloned the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and more —

Copycat Xiaomi steals Apple ads to promote its Memoji clone

Xiaomi’s new Memoji clone isn’t the first product it has shamelessly stolen from Apple. But it might just be its worst ripoff to date. That’s not because Mimoji and Memoji sound exactly the same, or

Jony Ive’s successor could someday replace Tim Cook at Apple’s helm

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams won’t take on the departing Jony Ive’s title of Chief Design Officer but he’s nevertheless stepping into the role. A new profile in The Wall Street Journal quotes sources who

How to use Safari’s amazing new settings in iOS 13

In iOS 13, Safari has a brand new setting panel, which lets you customize any website with font sizes, content blockers, and lots more. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Sony’s answer to AirPods boasts one big advantage

Sony’s new wireless earbuds are ready to take on AirPods. The horribly named WF-1000XM3 promise the same impressive audio quality as Sony’s best-selling headphones — but in an earbud form factor. And

Score extended July 4th deals on gear, apps and lessons [Deals]

July 4th has come and gone. The tanks are back in their garages. But the deals roll on at the Cult of Mac Store. We’ve got big discounts on a 3-in-1 charging pad, a five-part course in Microsoft

Apple allegedly considering a foldable 5G iPad

Apple’s planning the biggest design change to the iPad in its near-10 year history, a new report claims. According to a report from IHS Markit, Apple is developing a folding iPad. This future tablet

Why’d Jony Ive quit Apple? Troubling details emerge … this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: A new report details why Jony Ive is departing Apple, and it paints a troubling picture. Plus, Leander tells us about the “fiddle factor,” the unique quality that made Ive