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Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 releases

Apple has ceased signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 following the recent release of iOS 12.1.3. You no longer have the opportunity to downgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you have already

U.S. House of Representatives wants answers about Apple’s FaceTime bug

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has questions for Apple about its recent FaceTime bug — and why it took as long as it did to respond to the problem. This follows

Emojis coming to iOS will be more inclusive

If you’ve been frustrated because there’s not a sloth emoji, the Unicode Consortium has come to your rescue. It’s just announced lots of new emojis that will likely make their appearance in this

Bring wireless charging to your desk and dashboard [Deals]

Wireless charging is the way of the future, but you can have it today. Below you’ll find a pair of wireless chargers from Cresuer: one for the desk, and one for the dashboard. They both offer an

What you need to know about Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s new head of retail

Apple tapped Deirdre O’Brien to be its new retail boss today in light of the news that Angela Ahrendts plans to leave the company. While O’Brien may not be a household name to most Apple fans, she’s

Apple names new retail boss as Angela Ahrendts exits company

Longtime Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company after reshaping Apple’s online and retail strategies over the last five year. Apple revealed today that it has named Deirdre O’Brien

Tesla hits the road with sleek iPhone cases

Proud Tesla owners can pick up an iPhone case designed by the company that made their car. A pair of these can be purchased on the new Tesla store on Amazon. There are some other products as well,

How to search Google Images like a boss

Google’s Advanced image search is very powerful, letting you find just the image you want. But did you know that there’s more than one way to use it? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

iPhone snaps top pics for Mobile Photography Awards

The winners of the eighth-annual Mobile Photography Awards were announced today and it is likely there are some members of the jury still losing sleep over the selections. First place is awarded in 19

Here’s how cool iOS 13’s dark mode could look

A major new feature in iOS 13 is expected to be a system-wide dark mode, and a designer put together some concept renders of what this could offer. This goes beyond just inverting pixel colors, which

Apple’s 4 new Animoji are now available to public testers

The most fun new feature of iOS 12.2 is already available to members of Apple’s public beta testing program. Apple seeded the second public beta of iOS 12.2 to public testers today, just one day after

Android phones might finally catch up to Apple’s Face ID

iPhone’s multi-year lead in facial recognition could finally be nearing its end, as one of the third-party suppliers for the hardware in Face ID says it expects to start selling its 3D sensors to more

Make TV shows and movies look great in iOS with iFlicks 3

iFlicks is still the best video conversion app for adding artwork and metadata to your movies and TV shows, and iFlicks 3 is even better. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Insane concept gives iPhone 11 a crazy 360-degree display

Do you ever wish that your entire iPhone was just one giant screen? With Apple continuously making displays bigger and bezels tinier, it seems inevitable that the iPhone will boast a display that

Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend messages, but be quick!

Facebook Messenger is finally giving users the ability to unsend messages. The feature had previously been exclusive to Facebook executives, but now it’s rolling out to everyone in the latest version

Spoil your Valentine with Casetify’s sweet Apple Watch bands

Already splurged on the latest Apple Watch last Christmas? Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to gift your special someone (or even yourself) a fresh new accessory without breaking the bank.

Side Kick cable manager eliminates usual tangled mess

Logan Bailey will not rest until he has tamed every last tangled MacBook charging cord. He made inroads in 2017 with the Side Winder, a reel that mounts the charging brick in the middle and pulls in

Fortnite’s latest update brings bottle rockets and campfires

Fortnite’s 7.30 content update is live. This release brings brand new bottle rockets to Battle Royale, in addition to environmental campfires that you’ll find dotted around the map. There’s also a new

Smart speaker market doubles in a year, but HomePod remains a bit player

As the smart speaker market continues to pick up, Apple’s HomePod still lags behind devices from Amazon and Google. Both companies benefit from being earlier movers — and from offering products at a

These are some of the things which inspired the original iPhone

Pop quiz: What do the original Mac, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, supersonic airplane Concorde, the Sony Walkman, and the Braun ET66 calculator have in common? Give up? The answer is that they’re all