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iPhone XS Max finally loses in speed test

The iPhone XS Max absolutely crushed every competing smartphone in real-world speed tests since it came out, but it looks like its reign may be over. In a new speed test pitting the iPhone XS Max

Pro tip: Roll your own USB-C-to-Lightning cable today

Snap an Apple microUSB-to-Lightning adapter onto any old USB-C-to-microUSB cable, and you can charge your iPhone from your iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12.2 inches closer to launch with sixth beta

Apple is back with an all-new iOS 12.2 beta for developers, just one week after the iPhone-maker released iOS 12.2 beta 5 into the wild. iOS 12.2 beta 6 could be the last beta build Apple puts out

With no simulators ready, 737 Max pilots trained on iPads

The iPad has replaced the bulky flight manuals airline pilots lugged from gate to gate. But should it be used to train pilots on how to fly new aircraft? Aviation officials will pursue this question

10.5-inch iPad Pro killed off by new iPad Air

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been removed from the Apple Online Store following the introduction of the new iPad Air. Apple’s newest slate combines the same 10.5-inch screen with its fastest A12 Bionic

Moby’s latest album is an exclusive to top iOS meditation app

Music exclusives are nothing unusual when it comes to streaming music services, such as Tidal and Apple Music. But electronic music legend Moby has thought different with his approach to releasing his

iWork update will make Apple Pencil even more useful

Apple’s iWork suite of apps for iOS is getting an upgrade, making it more suited for use with the Apple Pencil. iWork apps include Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, all of which are available as a free

Get Corel’s pro digital art Mac app at a massive discount [Deals]

Creating great digital art requires great tools, and a few graphic design apps. Unfortunately that also means spending a ton of money. So this deal on one of the best industry-standard Mac apps is a

Massive study proves Apple Watch could save your life

Stanford scientists have declared that the Apple Watch is capable of safely identifying the heart rate irregularities known as atrial fibrillation. This is a big step in the Apple Watch being taken

New iPad Air and iPad mini deliver blazing-fast performance [Updated]

A new iPad Air with a larger 10.5-inch display and a fifth-generation iPad mini are available to order now from Both feature a blazing-fast A12 Bionic chip, improved displays with True

Angela Ahrendts was the ‘Renaissance that never quite was’

It’s not 100 percent clear whether former retail boss Angela Ahrendts left Apple voluntarily or was pushed out. However, a new report suggests that she didn’t quite live up to the hype. “Angela

5 Apple original shows finish filming ahead of March 25 event

Five of Apple’s original TV shows have now finished filming, according to a new report. They have entered post-production ahead of the company’s March 25 event, but they’re not expected to be

Another Apple supplier struggles with declining iPhone sales

Another major Apple supplier is reportedly searching for new ways of diversifying its business at a time of slumping iPhone sales. According to a new report, camera lens maker Largan Precision is

AirPower incoming? Apple Online Store mysteriously goes down

The Apple Online Store has mysteriously gone down this morning, leading fans to wonder whether AirPower and new iPads are on the way. Apple has an event planned for March 25, but it is thought that

Here are the week’s best new photo, writing and music apps

This week we mangle music with Enso, the amazing new audio looper for iPad, and chop up images with Hyperspektiv 2.0. Plus a new music player app, and a big update to our favourite writing app. (via

Save over half on the ultimate portable charging hub [Deals]

Portable power is at a premium in our always-on age. But carrying around a bunch of batteries isn’t really a solution. What you want is a single device that can juice up all your gear. That’s just

All the ways Mophie’s iPhone battery pack beats Apple’s [Review]

The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to extend the already long battery lives of the 2018 iPhone models. And charging can be done wirelessly, so the handset’s Lightning port is always available.

Armor your iPhone with an edge-to-edge, tempered-glass screen protector

A few weeks ago, I dropped my iPhone down a flight of stairs. What else is new? It’s a ridiculous story that no one wants to hear, and yet all of you have probably experienced something similar.

Predictions for Apple’s big ‘show time’ event [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 288]

Brace yourself for an Apple event like no other. In a little over a week, Cupertino execs — and probably a passel of Hollywood stars — will give us our first peek at Apple’s (not so) secret

Score a second phone number, sweatproof earbuds and more [Deals]

As spring approaches, we’re stocking up on discounted gear, gadgets and more. This week, we’ve got deals on a burner phone number, lessons in social media marketing, a music subscription that fosters