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How to finally get iMessages on Android

Android-lovers can finally bust out of the green bubble life without owning an iPhone. Thanks to a new app that brings iMessage to Android, you can now enjoy one of Apple’s best features even if you

Energizer’s thick new phone packs an insanely huge battery

There are people who say they want a phone with the biggest battery they can get, but Energizer proves them wrong. Its latest device sports over 6 times the battery capacity of the iPhone XS Max, but

Nobody wants a folding phone anyway. But folding iPads? [Opinion]

Folding phones are doomed. They bring nothing anyone wants, and they have many disadvantages. But a folding iPad could be bigger, more portable, and handy even when folded. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Treat yourself to a stylish Apple Watch band [Watch Store]

Let’s face it: Simpler isn’t always better. Sometimes a watch band is just a watch band, but sometimes you’d rather it be a fashion statement. If you want understated elegance, there’s classic black

Apple considered a stackable Mac Pro way back in 1984

Apple is rumored to be using a stackable, modular design for its next Mac Pro, allowing components to be easily swapped in and out. It’s an innovative concept — but it’s not new. In fact, Apple worked

Shift Keyboard lets you tap out your messages on Apple Watch

Right now, the easiest way to write messages on Apple Watch is using voice control or Apple’s recommended responses. But one intrepid developer wants to go back to the past by adding a keyboard to

Pack your Mac with 8 awesome highly-rated productivity apps [Deals]

Your Mac is a mighty machine for productivity, if you’ve got the right apps. So if you’re looking to get more done at the keyboard, this bundle of 8 apps is for you. Additionally, it’s available at a

Nintendo RPG Dragalia Lost blasts into new markets

Nintendo action RPG Dragalia Lost has finally expanded its reach to a bunch of new markets, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The free-to-play game, which debuted in the United

Apple developing its own sleep-tracking tech for Apple Watch

Apple Watch could soon add sleep-tracking tech that makes it an even more capable health monitor. Apple has been testing the new sleep-tracking technology at secret sites around Cupertino, a new

Swatch accuses Samsung of stealing watch face designs

Swatch has filed a complaint against Samsung for allegedly infringing upon trademarks on watch face designs. The Swiss watchmaker claims Samsung’s downloadable smartwatch faces “bear identical or

Apple supplier profits hit by big drop in orders

Being an Apple supplier can be an unpredictable business. Suppliers whose earnings rely on Apple can take a major tumble if they suddenly fall out of favor. That’s what happened this week with AAC

Apple Music coming to Google Home devices [Updated]

Updated: Google says this was the result of a bug, and it has “nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home.” Apple Music is on its way to Google Home devices. In the Google Home app for iOS

Mophie’s iPhone battery case is a great alternative to Apple’s

The wait is over for the Mophie Juice Pack Access. This series of cases extends the battery life of the 2018 iPhone models while still allowing the Lightning port to be used. And the iPhone can be

iOS 12 adoption rate hits 80% on all iOS devices

iOS 12 is proving to be Apple’s most widely adopted software updates for iPhone and iPad in years. Apple published its latest adoption percentages for iOS 12 today revealing that 80% of all iOS

iPhone should steal these hands-free gestures from LG

The just-announced LG G8 ThinQ packs a forward-facing sensor that allows users to control some of the phone’s functions with hand gestures, with no need to touch the screen. The sensors used by the

How to plug an Ethernet cable into your iPad

It might seem that Ethernet is obsolete, but it still has plenty of uses. And the good news is that you can easily hook up an Ethernet cable to your iPad, and configure the connection. (via Cult of

iOS 13 concept gives iPad the features it desperately needs

There are less than 100 days until WWDC 2019 and new iPad features are looming large on the mind of Apple fans. In a new iOS 13 mockup, concept designer Léo Valle suggests some simple, yet

Epic teases exciting changes for Fortnite season 8

Fortnite season eight will finally land later this week, and it’s going to bring massive changes to Battle Royale. Epic Games has already published two teasers that give little away, but a number of

T-Mobile falls behind rivals in super-fast 5G

Bad news for T-Mobile USA customers: this carrier has delayed the rollout of its faster 5G data service until some time after June of this year. That’s going to put it behind its US rivals even as the

Ejector makes your Mac’s eject key useful again

Ejector lets you eject disks and volumes with your Mac’s eject key, and even adds Eject to the Touch Bar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)