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Why Apple’s recent hiring spree makes us optimistic

Apple appears to be doubling-down on software over hardware when it comes to hiring new employees right now. For the first time in years, Apple now has more software job opening than hardware.

There’s more to iPhone in Apple’s latest set of videos

Apple is expanding its “There’s More to iPhone” marketing campaign to more countries in Europe after launching it last year in Germany. New pages have been created on Apple’s websites for France and

We dare you to put down your iPhone for 24 hours

As much as I love my smartphone, there’s no doubt that they raise some problematic questions. From concerns about social media’s impact on mental health to the very real chance of being so glued to

Foxconn workers bear brunt of falling iPhone sales

Reduced iPhone demand in China has hit Foxconn employees’ salaries and benefits, according to a new report. A number of workers say that their salaries were reduced at the end of last year, due to a

Create social videos while saving tons of time and money [Deals]

These days, video is in vogue. From vlogs to music videos to product reviews and on and on, social video makes for content people love. But not everyone has time to master industry standard platforms,

8 details Apple better get right on new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Creative Pros across the web are salivating after a recent rumors claimed Apple is preparing to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Details about the machine are scarce, but it could be the most amazing new

Apple Watch’s GPS helps track down burglars

The GPS function on a stolen Apple Watch helped retrieve the device for its rightful owner, says a report from The Sacramento Bee. After arriving back home to find her house had been burgled, the

Here’s how Apple plans to stop your foldable iPhone from breaking

With foldable smartphones becoming the hot new trend for 2019, iPhone fans are wondering when we’ll see something from Apple. It’s likely to be a while before a foldable iPhone hits the market, but

CDs and vinyl rake in more cash than iTunes song downloads

What’s old is new again! According to a new report, U.S. music buyers now spend more money on vinyl and CDs than they do on iTunes downloads. That’s a big fall for Apple’s 99 cents-per-track music

New AirPods could arrive on March 29

Apple’s AirPods 2 are coming March 29 — at least, if a slightly sketchy new report is to be believed. The report comes from Spanish Apple rumor site Applesfera. It claims that it has received data

How to replace Apple’s annoying Reminders app

The iPhone’s built-in Reminders app is awful — it takes way too long just to enter a new reminder. Memento is one of the best alternatives. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

EFF pushes Apple to ‘fix’ iCloud encryption

In a campaign called “Fix it Already!,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging tech giants to remedy nine security and privacy problems in their products. In Apple’s case, it wants the

Just Mobile lets you get your hands on real power [Watch Store]

The Cult of Mac Watch Store loves the Apple Watch, yes, but what we really desire is power. While we might never get the power to do whatever we want, there is plenty of power that we can acquire for

This amazing shoulder bag is just big enough to empty your pockets into

WaterField Designs' latest bag aims to show American men that there’s more to life than pockets. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Qualcomm might miss out on 5G iPhone

Qualcomm needs to settle its lawsuits with Apple soon if it wants to be in the first 5G iPhone. Time is running out on this chip maker to supply 5G modems for Apple’s 2020 offering, according to an

Brilliant iPhone camera app takes long exposures without tripod

Halide, an iOS camera app that entered a flooded photo app category in 2017, quickly rose above most of the others as a must-have tool for serious iPhone photographers. The creators, wanting manual

How to use Fortnite’s brilliant new Party Assist feature

Fortnite season eight isn’t just about new content. Epic Games also added a whole bunch of quality improvements that make the game more enjoyable. One of those is a feature called Party Assist — and

Here’s how Apple’s celebrating International Women’s Day

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Apple has partnered with the nonprofit “Girls Who Code.” The partnership aims to expand learning opportunities for young women. To do this, Apple is

Apple warns podcasters not to use numbers in episode titles

Apple is contacting podcast producers requesting that they optimize the metadata for their shows — or risk having them removed from Apple’s podcast service. The cautionary email mostly concerns

New iPads continue to pop up in regulatory filings

A pair of unannounced iPad models have again appeared in a regulatory database ahead of their official unveiling. The new slates, with model numbers A2124 and A2133, were first spilled by the Eurasian