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Apple’s latest ad will make believe an Apple Watch can fly

The latest Apple Watch ad likens the Apple Watch Series 4’s cellular capabilities to the power of flight. It features 29-year-old Finnish-American athlete Inka Tiitto, best known to U.S. audiences for

Apple plans to merge iOS and macOS apps by 2021

Apple plans to make it easy for developers to merge iOS and macOS apps into one by 2021, according to a new report. The project, dubbed “Marzipan,” hopes to encourage development and boost App Store

Apple shows us how to make the most of iPhone’s camera features

Apple has published a bunch of new how-to videos showcasing features like Depth Control, photo search, and Portrait mode on iPhone. The short clips will help you make the most of the camera on your

HomePod sold 1.6 million units over the holidays

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker experienced 45 percent growth in the holiday quarter, according to new figures. Strategy Analytics’ report suggests that Apple sold 1.6 million HomePod speakers over the

Keep a watchful eye on your kid’s online activity [Deals]

The internet is a wonderful, terrible place. So it’s extra important to keep tabs on where our kids are wondering on the weird wide web. But unless you’ve got time to hover over their shoulder, you’ll

Take control of your Apple Pencil 2

The Apple Pencil 2 really is a miraculous gadget. But it can be even better: Check out these excellent tricks and tips to take your Apple Pencil 2 to the next level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

iPhones are about to get interesting again [Opinion]

Apple picked a design for the iPhone more than a decade ago and has gradually improved it with each successive model. But that‘s all over and done. We have no idea what the 2020 iPhone will look like.

iPhone discounts ease Apple’s pain in China only briefly

Temporary price cuts in China offered only a temporary boost in iPhone sales, according to industry analysts watching how Apple would follow up dismal year-end figures in the depressed Chinese

Triqtraq turns your iPhone into an amazing groovebox [Review]

Triqtraq is the most fun you can have with an iPhone. It’s a music sequencer and groove box that’s easy, addictive, and yet really powerful. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Control devices with a wave of your hand using this sci-fi ring

Ever wish you could control your smart home devices without reaching for your iPhone? A new finger-worn controller is trying to make that a reality and it could be a total gamechanger for ARKit apps.

iOS 12.2 beta 3 brings changes to Apple News, TV remote app and Group FaceTime fix [Updated]

Update: The latest beta of iOS 12.2 is now available to the public, not just developers. Apple just released the third beta build of iOS 12.2 to developers this morning, bringing a bunch of fixes and

Media mogul says Apple is foolish to challenge might of Netflix

Apple can try to compete with Netflix for video streaming subscribers, but Barry Diller says Apple and others are “fools” to chase Netflix. Diller, a studio executive turned tech entrepreneur, does

Fortnite goes high plain driftin’ with the new Driftboard

Bored of traveling around on foot in Fortnite? There’s some good news: Epic has finally introduced the new, eagerly awaited Drifboard” into the game. It allows players to catch some air and pull a few

Don’t expect a major redesign for this year’s iPad mini 5

The iPad mini hasn’t gotten a sequel since 2015. However, if you’re expecting this year’s rumored refresh to be a massive leap forward, you might want to think again. At least that’s the take based on

Huawei spies reportedly tried to get their hands on Apple secrets

Huawei may have overtaken Apple in terms of overall smartphone sales, but it apparently believes it’s still got a lot to learn from the Cupertino giant. According to a new report, Huawei tried to

Apple hits pause on some projects to ‘reassess priorities’

Apple is currently undergoing an executive team shakeup, a new report from the Wall Street Journal claims. As a result of the reorganization and personnel changes, several projects have had the pause

Apple Pay launches in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic

Apple Pay has rolled out in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic, marking its 33rd and 34th markets. In Saudi Arabia, Apple Pay is supported by the Saudi Payments Network (MADA), Alinma Bank, Al Rajhi

Gorgeous MacBook Pro concept borrows iPhone’s best features

Take the MacBook Pro and stir in some of the best features of the iPhone and you’d get a small notebook with a big screen, facial recognition and a processor made by Apple. Watch a video of this

Lightweight iPad Pro folio won’t drain your wallet [Review]

Anyone who choked at the $99 pricetag on the Apple Smart Folio cover for the latest iPad Pro should consider EasyAcc’s rival. This is slim and light, and costs less than half what Apple’s does. We put

How to get 1080p YouTube videos in iPad Safari

YouTube now lets iPad users view high-def video right there in Safari. Here’s how to get 1080p YouTube video on your iPad's glorious screen. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)