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Apple Music sides with artists in battle for higher royalty payouts

Every major music streaming service is joining together to appeal a controversial ruling that increases payouts to songwriters. Everyone except Apple Music that is. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon

Apple accuses Qualcomm of witness tampering in latest courtroom spat

This week’s legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm reached a point generally only seen on TV courtroom dramas: the iPhone maker accused its rival of witness tampering. The complaint comes after

DirectTV Now finally integrates with Apple TV app

AT&T revealed that it’s finally making it easier to watch DirecTV Now on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV by integrating it into the Apple TV app. The new update gives DirecTV Now subscribers the ability

How to create Dropbox-style links in iCloud Drive

Did you know that iCloud Drive has Dropbox-style links to all your files? No. That’s because Apple has hidden it so well. Here’s how to create and use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Apple’s VR headset could pack motorized headband system

Engineers are apparently working on an innovative design for the head-mounted display Apple is secretly developing: the company requested a patent for a motorized adjustment system. Apple doesn’t

‘Tim Apple’ becomes the internet’s joke du jour thanks to Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance alongside President Donald Trump was supposed to be a big moment to tout the work done by the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Instead, everyone’s been talking

These Apple Watch bands fulfill your need for the caress of steel [Watch Store]

You don’t have to be an iron man or iron maiden to prefer some metal in your life, especially around your wrist. There are a lot of choices when it comes to holding your Apple Watch, but maybe you’re

Apple’s star-studded video salutes global feminism

A new video produced by Apple highlights the achievements made to bring basic human rights to women and girls, but also discusses how for there is still to go. The video is narrated any Annie Lennox,

Future MacBooks could monitor your health while you type

Not a watch wearer? You may be missing out on the health benefits of the Apple Watch. But Apple may bring a biosensor to future MacBooks that take health readings similar to its top-selling

Nintendo doesn’t want you to spend too much on its mobile games

Nothing pleases Nintendo more than fans enjoying its game, but the Japanese company doesn’t want them spending too much on in-app purchases. Nintendo has reportedly told development partners like DeNA

VO2 max: The Apple Watch metric that reveals your aerobic fitness

Want to know how fit you really are? Apple Watch provides loads of insightful metrics you could check. So many, in fact, that there is not enough space for them all in the Workout app. Instead, you’ll

Take the pain and expense out of photo editing [Deals]

Digital photos are one of the most effective and enjoyable forms of content of our time. Want in on the fun? Great, but you might get overwhelmed by the complexity and cost of standard platforms. If

Flagship iPhones one step closer to being built in India

Apple is one step closer to manufacturing flagship iPhones in India for the first time. India’s IT ministry today signed off on plans to build a local Wistron factory that is expected to produce the

Sony brings official PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad

You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iOS device. Sony has finally brought an official Remote Play app to iPhone and iPad, giving gamers the ability to connect to their console and play almost

Take flight with a Captain Marvel iPhone case from OtterBox

Captain Marvel can defend your iPhone with a case that just launched from OtterBox. This superhero-themed hardcase is available for a range of Apple’s devices going back years. It’s part of this

Hackers good and bad depend on stolen iPhone prototypes

Anyone who wants to do serious research into hacking iPhones needs to get their hands on a “dev-fused” unit — a prototype that can be used to ferret out iOS secrets. These are used by both malicious

Captain Marvel star signs TV series deal with Apple

Brie Larson has scored a sweet new TV deal with Apple the day before her new movie, Captain Marvel, is set to light the box office on fire. Larson will both star and executive produce a new TV drama

Apple plans to hire 1,200 for San Diego engineering hub

Apple is beefing up its plans for expansion into San Diego and revealed today that it plans to hire 1,200 people for its tech hub in the SoCal city. After revealing late last year that it planned to

Sonos One gets Gen 2 update with improved internals

Sonso revealed today that it is coming out with an updated version of its popular Sonos One smart speaker over the next few weeks. While the new speaker doesn’t feature any design or acoustic changes,

iPhone crushes Androids on resale value

Although Apple makes some of the most expensive smartphones, these devices also depreciate in value far less than their rivals. In other words, iPhones cost more to buy but much less to use. iPhone X