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Stylish leather can bring new look – and smell – to your MacBook

Maybe you’re bored with brushed aluminum and long for a more personalized look to your MacBook. How about a surface that makes your Apple laptop “strokable and “supremely sexy?” The strong adjectives

Spotify Premium now comes with free Hulu access

Spotify is giving users an even greater incentive to upgrade to its paid Premium plan. Those who pay $9.99 a month for the service can now enjoy access to Hulu — on top of tens of millions of music

Why the world is clamoring for an iPhone SE 2 [Opinion]

After Cult of Mac published an editorial recommending an iPhone SE 2, many readers chimed in with support. The editorial argued that Apple’s success in emerging markets requires a small, inexpensive

Bust out in style with Bucardo’s vintage Apple pocket watches

Bucardo is back on our radar with some seriously impressive designs and discounts for Apple Watch. It’s nothing new in the world of fashion to recycle and resurrect the trends from our parents’ and

Apple suppliers take revenue hit as iPhone shipments fall

Apple suppliers have taken a hit in revenue during early 2019 as a result of falling iPhone shipments. Analysts don’t expect a turnaround anytime soon with Apple’s smartphone still struggling to catch

Keep your boss and creepy dates at bay with a second phone number [Deals]

Even in the age of social media, our phones are one of the easiest ways for uninvited or unwanted contact. Privacy is hard to come by these days, so imagine being able to give your craigslist seller

Withings sleep tracking mat now detects signs of sleep apnea

Do you feel tired every day, despite getting plenty of sleep at night? You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that affects 22 million people in the U.S. — most of whom have no idea they

Fortnite 8.10 brings brand new vehicle, big changes for Battle Royale

Epic Games is now rolling out its biggest Fortnite update yet for season eight. The version 8.10 release brings a brand new vehicle that looks like a blast, and big changes for Battle Royale across

Gamevice controller for iPhone falls flat where it really counts [Review]

Mobile gaming has never been better, but you’re missing out if you’re playing the latest titles with touch controls. A good controller is a worthwhile purchase, but should you spend $75 on the

For under $20, these are the workout earphones you need [Deals]

If you work out to music or podcasts, you’ve undoubtedly run up against earbuds that just won’t *%$#!@ stay in your ears. As cool as AirPods are, just try to keep those things wedged securely in your

It’s show time! Apple confirms March 25 event at Steve Jobs Theater

Apple will hold its next special event on Monday, March 25, in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The “It’s show time” event is expected to bring a number of new services, including new TV content

How to translate any PDF or sheet of paper

Scan and translate any text, from anywhere, with Shortcuts and Scanner Pro. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Everyone’s a wizard in upcoming Harry Potter AR game

In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players must seek out creatures, objects and people that have made their way into the muggle world through the magic of augmented reality. The developers have revealed

Trump tries to explain his ‘Tim Apple’ snafu

President Donald Trump denied botching the name of Apple CEO Tim Cook, saying he was merely saving time when he called Cook Tim Apple at an advisor meeting last week. Whether it was a slip or

Edit video like a pro for a fraction of the price

This post is presented by Wondershare. At this point, pretty much every content creator has made the pivot to video. Whether that means shooting in 4K on a camera that costs $10,000, or just doing

Thor: Ragnarok director tackles Apple’s wacky sc-fi show

One of the quirkiest TV shows in development at Apple may have just found the perfect director to lead its merry band of time traveling dwarfs into the 21st century. Apple has reportedly hired Taika

Apple’s anti-snitching technology could frustrate police

Apple wants to use encryptions to make “stingray” phone spying tools obsolete. The move is likely to be controversial because while these are used by criminals they are also employed by police.

iOS 12.2 beta 5 is out now for developers

iOS 12.2 inched closer to a public launch today with the release of the fifth beta of the software update to developers this morning. Coming just one week after iOS 12.2 beta 4 was released, the new

Apple in talks with Roku to add AirPlay 2

Apple is closing in on a deal that could bring its AirPlay 2 technology to Roku’s TV set-top boxes. At CES 2019 Apple revealed that it had partnered with some of the world’s biggest TV manufacturers

Apple II’s original ‘Graphics Magician’ headlines KansasFest

Mark Pelczarski’s first contribution to the personal computing revolution came in a zip-lock bag. With no App Store in 1979, Pelczarski bagged disks and photo-copied instruction manuals for what was