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Yes, Tim Cook does read your ‘Dear Tim’ emails

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook reads what customers say in their emails to him — and sometimes their suggestions do trigger actual change in products. That’s according to a new report which notes that these

Handsome co-worker gets bokeh’d in Apple’s latest ad

Apple continued its run of bokeh-related iPhone ads over the weekend. In its new “Depth Control” ad, a jealous partner blurs a handsome male co-worker out of a photo of his girlfriend/wife, using the

Luxurious leather case gives iPad Pro with Apple keyboard the protection they need [Review]

Picaso Lab hand makes a professional-looking leather sleeve that goes around both the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Smart Folio Keyboard. It offers much more protection to the tablet than just

$2,600 Huawei folding phone makes Samsung’s look cheap

When jaws dropped at the $1,980 price of Samsung’s first folding phone, Huawei said “Hold my beer.” The Chinese company just took the wraps of its own flexible handset that will go for a mind-blowing

Bleass Delay, Tabs to Links, PolyPhase and other amazing apps of the week

This week we mangle music with Bleass Delay, take notes from our wrists with Google Keep, and quickly save all our Safari tabs to links. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

This Shark Tank product reimagines the record player for 2019 [Deals]

Vinyl is back in vogue, but that doesn’t mean you have to go vintage. Like all other areas of music, even vinyl records benefit from some high-tech innovation. Modern music is portable, and with

Get a crash course in Adobe Creative Cloud [Deals]

Graphic design spans many industries. So no matter your line of work, the apps in Adobe’s Creative Cloud are probably worth knowing. The Graphic Design and Adobe CC Certification School offers a

Don’t give up hope for a 5G iPhone this fall

Intel says its 5G modem won’t be used in any phones until next year. This is Apple’s preferred modem maker but not it’s only option. The company is reportedly considering other sources to provide the

Tiny iPhone and iPad charger will surprise you with its power [Review]

Aukey has a USB-C charger that’s about as small at the standard 5W iPhone charger but boasts 18W of power. It can quickly charge an Apple phone or tablet, as well as other devices. In addition, Aukey

How gesture controls could bring multi-touch to Mac [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 285]

With gesture controls apparently about to become a thing, it’s time to look at how they could work on future iPhones and Macs. In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, we show how gesture

Score a great deal on these refurbished iPhones [Deals]

Need a new iPhone? Are you currently… an Android user? (What are you doing here? Oh, right! Reevaluating your smartphone choices!) It just so happens right now is a great time to be in the market for

Some of your favorite iOS apps are feeding your data to Facebook

Deleting your Facebook account isn’t enough to stop some apps from sending deeply personal information about you to the social network. The Wall Street Journal found a wide range of apps that send

How gesture controls could replace 3D Touch and bring multi-touch to the Mac [Opinion]

Next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG looks set to unveil a revolutionary new smartphone with gesture controls. In a brief teaser video, the South Korean tech giant boldly promises the

Galaxy S10+ tops iPhone XS in new camera rankings

The ink on all the press Samsung is getting for its new line of Galaxy smartphones is barely dry, but the camera on the S10+ already has received top marks from testing lab DxOMark. One of five new

Exciting concept shows what a folding iPhone could look like

Samsung showed off its foldable smartphone this week, and while it’s clearly a first-generation model, it’s got a lot of people excited. Foldable phones have the potential to combine our phones and

Infographic highlights how Apple brand dominates other companies

Apple’s been around for more than 40 years. However, it wasn’t until surprisingly recently that it became the company we know today; a surefire lock for titles like the world’s most admired company.

Samsung could use sneaky trick to delay foldable iPhone

Samsung has beaten Apple to the foldable smartphone, and it could have a sneaky trick up its sleeve to prevent the iPhone-maker from catching up quickly. Analysts expect Samsung to hold off on selling

Take a deep dive into SEO and digital marketing [Deals]

The internet represents the some of the most exciting opportunities for business that the world has seen in decades. So whether you want to sell something or just be more effective in reaching an

Huge Apple hardware updates are on the horizon, this week on the The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: a totally new 16” MacBook Pro; a new 6K cinema display; new Mac Pro; new AirPods; new iPads and iPhones; even a new iPod Touch… according to a new report, Apple’s about to

Apple Watch’s heart-reading tech may have saved another life

The Apple Watch’s EKG heart rate monitor has possibly saved the life of yet another person. According to a new report, the Apple Watch belonging to a man in Bothell, Washington was used to diagnose