Cult of Mac: news on page 193

Pro-level keyboard case nearly turns iPad Pro into a touchscreen MacBook [Review]

Since the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is faster than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the tablet is serious competition for Apple’s notebooks. Its design offers many advantages over a notebook, but most people demand

2020 iPhone should get a boost from TSMC’s cutting-edge 5nm processors

The company that makes all Apple’s chips is nearly ready to make 5 nanometer processors, down from the 7nm ones it’s manufacturing now. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s innovation

Score a smart cable that charges devices safely [Deals]

The standard Lightning cable comes with a number of shortcomings. It’s short in length, vulnerable to nicks or fraying, and can’t keep track of what its charging or when it’s done. This extra long

Breakout! Inside an Apple escape room [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 296]

Imagine yourself in a nightmare scenario. You’re tasked with making an Apple keynote run smoothly, but Murphy’s law is in full effect. Everything that can go wrong does. Tim Cook is not pleased. And

Save 96% on a massive library of courses in coding, design and more [Deals]

In the age of the gig economy, there’s no such thing as being ‘overqualified’. The more skills you have, the more jobs you can get. So it pays to have a reliable resource for building out your resume.

Special tool rescues lost AirPods from train tracks

An AirPod falling out of your ear is not a question of if, but when. The when for many unlucky souls in the San Francisco Bay Area offers the rest of us a warning to not wear wireless earbuds anywhere

iPhone might escape Trump’s tariffs, but Apple will suffer

No Apple products are included in the additional tariffs on Chinese products that went into effect this morning but Apple is still feeling some pain. The company’s shares have dropped significantly as

Save 25 percent with exclusive offer on AluBase Wireless charger [Watch Store]

If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a great wireless charger, your patience has paid off! Our friends at Just Mobile have set up an exclusive offer for Cult of Mac Watch Store customers on the

New USB-C hub gives iPad Pro the ports it needs

A six-port USB-C hub from Hyper was specially designed to clip to the side of the 2018 iPad Pro. It allows every type of wired accessory supported by Apple’s newest pro tablet to be accessed. After a

Apple rolls out iOS 12.3 beta 6 for developers and the public [Updated]

Apple today rolled out its sixth iOS 12.3 beta for registered developers. It comes just days after testers got their hands on a fifth release. It’s unlikely we’ll see any significant changes in this

Mac’s new Music app won’t be ported from iOS

The Mac’s next-generation Music app will be based on iTunes, not ported over from iOS. Some sources previously stated that the app would be made using Marzipan, which lets developers easily port iPad

Pay tribute to mom with these Apple Watch gift ideas [Watch Store]

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so how about gifting a little something for her Apple Watch? Cult of Mac has rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked

Production begins on iPhone 11’s A13 processor

One of the most vital components of the 2019 iPhone is already being fabricated. The A13 chip is now in trial production by TSMC, the Taiwanese company that has produced every iPhone and iPad chip for

WhatsApp will soon stop working on iOS 7

If you’re still rocking an older iPhone running iOS 7, you’re going to need to upgrade if you want to continue using WhatsApp. The world’s biggest messaging service will soon stop working on iOS 7

2-in-1 cleaning stick gives you a weapon against on-screen germs [Review]

We live on our screens. So do germs, bacteria and a buildup of skin oils. I will spare you the details and, instead, recommend the Häns Swipe-Clean, a wet-dry tool that wipes away the gross microbial

Military-grade iPad Pro case also protects your Smart Keyboard

If one of your prerequisites for an iPad case is that it’s hard-wearing enough to take whatever life throws at it, Urban Armor Gear promises to be your hook-up. Urban Armor Gear’s new Scout series for

DeNA is busy working on a brand new Pokémon game for mobile

It’s a good time to be a fan of Pokémon right now, and next year could be even better. That’s because DeNA, the developers who teamed with Nintendo for titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and

Create your own iPhone ringtones with this easy-to-use app [Deals]

You can tell a lot about someone by their ringtone. Too bad the options on the iPhone are so limited. And too bad it’s such a headache getting ringtones from iTunes to your device. iRingg is an app

Get a notepad designed with your desk in mind [Deals]

With all the technology at our disposal, there’s still plenty of room for a good old fashioned pad of paper. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for the notepad to change. In fact, since our

iOS 13 could cut off support for iPhone SE, among others

Last year, iOS 12 gave a stay of execution to older devices by supporting exactly the same iGadgets as iOS 11. This year, owners of aging iPhones and iPads may not be quite so lucky. According to a