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Sayonara Wild Hearts is Apple Arcade’s wildest ride [Review]

Speed and techno-pop blend in Sayonara Wild Hearts, one of the best titles on Apple Arcade. Ride a motorcycle, fly or battle opponents to the beat of the music. Read on to see why everyone with a

16-inch MacBook Pro is here at last! [Cult of Mac Magazine 323]

Apple unleashed the 16-inch MacBook Pro this week, delivering a powerful beast of a machine that answers many of our prayers. That butterfly keyboard? Gone, replaced with a Magic Keyboard. And those

Pick up a full kit of MFi-certified charging gear for $25 [Deals]

Staying charged on the go takes a lot of effort, and a lot of gear. From backup batteries to adapters to cables that won’t break after just a few uses, that can all add up. Luckily, this kit includes

Forget the MacBook Air. Roll your own Apple ‘laptop’ for less than $600.

The 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad, paired with a Brydge keyboard, is a fun, futuristic, functional computer with specs similar to a MacBook Air. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Ex head of iPhone processors founds chip-design company

You may never have heard of Gerard Williams III, but for years he played a large part in designing every iPhone processor. He left Apple early this year, and is now the CEO of Nuvia, a firm headed by

This essential iPad shortcut lets you instantly preview any file

iPadOS often opens a file instead of previewing it. Here’s how to get a proper quick-look preview, every time, anywhere. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Help friendly robots solve puzzles in Apple Arcade’s new Rosie’s Reality

Children and their parents can enter Rosie’s Reality, a game where they’ll guide this miniature robot through a series of puzzles by building paths with blocks that resemble virtual Legos. This latest

Rugged silicone sport band for Apple Watch a bargain at just $15

Elkson’s new silicone sport band for Apple Watch fixes one of the biggest complaints users have with Apple’s official option. It’s also attractive, comfortable, and insanely rugged. And the best bit?

iPhone 11 Pro camera holds its own against $20,000 Leica

YouTube is full of photographers comparing their professional kits with the latest iPhone camera. But a recent test and conclusion by Sawyer Hartman risked sounding blasphemes. Could a $1,300 iPhone

The Morning Show showrunner discusses season 2 development

With the fifth episode of The Morning Show landing on Apple TV+ this morning, attention is already turning to season number two. Morning Show showrunner Kerry Ehrin revealed how the U.S. political

ProLine Compact doorbell brings HomeKit Secure Video

A follow-up to the world’s first HomeKit-compatible video doorbell from Robin Telecom Development will support Apple’s new system that makes video security systems more private and secure. It’s quite

Gary Oldman will star in Slow Horses spy drama for Apple TV+

Academy Award winner Gary Oldman is the latest big-name actor to sign up for an Apple TV+ original series. Oldman will star in an adaptation of Mick Herron spy novel Slow Horses. The book is the first

Germany says Apple must let other payment services use iPhone’s NFC

A new German law forces Apple to allow other mobile payment services to use NFC on iPhone. Apple has allowed only Apple Pay to take advantage of the technology until now. But Germany has decided that

Forget iCloud and snag one of these cloud storage options on sale today [Deals]

Cloud storage is an essential tool these days. But unfortunately, it can cost sky-high prices (see what we did there?). So we rounded up three incredible price drops on top-tier cloud storage

Apple removes all 181 vaping apps from the App Store

Apple is removing all 181 vaping-related apps from the App Store. This is the result of mounting health concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes. At least 42 people have died as the result of

The MacBook Pro is PRO again! We talk the new 16-incher plus our Disney+ first impressions, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro! Plus, our first impressions of this hot new machine. And we discuss Disney+, and why it may beat Netflix and

Apple ad revenue could hit $11 billion a year by 2025

The money Apple earns from advertising could rise to a whopping $11 billion a year by 2025, one analyst says. Cupertino currently rakes in around $2 billion a year from ad revenue. The recent launch

Stormtroopers invade Fortnite in new Star Wars crossover

Fortnite’s latest crossover sees Star Wars stormtroopers invading the game for the first time. Players will also see a Star Destroyer hovering above the Battle Royale map. The event celebrates today’s

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs

Apple has hired a pro-Trump lobbyist to lobby on its behalf to help it avoid tariffs. Jeffrey Miller was vice finance chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee prior to becoming a fundraiser for

New episodes of The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind arrive

It’s Friday, which means that the weekend is almost here, and — more important — new episodes of the top Apple TV+ shows are up. As expected, Apple debuted episodes of See, The Morning Show and For