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Apple’s self-driving car project isn’t quite ready for prime time

Apple’s autonomous car project is certainly exciting for Apple fans. It’s likely to be a while longer before the company is ready to officially launch what it’s been working on, however. That’s

Nearly 1 in 4 young adults in U.S. now own a smartwatch

Among the all-important 18-34 year old age demographic, almost one quarter of U.S. adults reportedly own a smartwatch. And the Apple Watch is likely to be the device they own. According to The NPD

Apple may show off its new subscription services March 25

The first big Apple media event of 2019 has supposedly gotten an official date. Apple reportedly scheduled a keynote at Steve Jobs Theater for the end of March, but don’t expect to see any major

Apple soaks Google to sit in Safari’s sweet spot

With sales of iPhones plateauing, money from its Services sector is playing an increasing role in Apple’s bottom line. There’s a significant source of this type of revenue many might not expect:

This cheap Lightning-to-USB-C cable is better than Apple’s [Review]

Anker is taking pre-orders for a Lightning-to-USB-C cable that costs much less than Apple’s version. We tested this new accessory to see how quickly it can charge an iPhone to be sure it’s a

Apple’s greedy terms for new service reportedly spook publishers

Apple is reportedly taking a hard line with publishers during its negotiations for a proposed news subscription service. Aiming to become the “Netflix of news,” Apple’s as-yet-unannounced service

How to delete unwanted music downloads on iPhone

IPhone or iPad full of music downloads? No problem. There’s a quick and easy way to browse and remove downloaded songs and albums, right there in the Settings app. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Apple takes heat over Saudi app that tracks women

A U.S. senator is asking Apple and Google to pull an app in Saudi Arabia that men use to track and restrict the movements of women. Sen. Ron Wyden wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google boss

Why Dashlane is the first app you should install on a new iPhone [Video]

What’s the very first app you should download onto a brand new iPhone? The first app you get should be Dashlane, a rock-solid, easy-to-use password manager that is Cult of Mac’s official security app.

Porn, gambling apps abuse Apple’s developer program to sneak onto iPhones

It turns out Facebook and Google aren‘t the only companies misusing the system Apple created to allow companies to share internal iOS apps with their workers. Software with hardcore pornography and

Halide adds a color histogram and even smarter Smart RAW

The best non-Apple camera app just got even better. Halide now has a color histogram, and even smarter Smart RAW. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Epic confirms massive changes for Fortnite 7.40

Epic Games will make big changes to Fortnite’s planes, zip lines, rocket launcher, and more in its upcoming 7.40 update. The balance tweaks to some of the game’s more controversial weapons and items

WWDC 2019 is probably set for June 3-7

Apple has likely booked the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to host WWDC 2019 from June 3 to June 7. The tech giant typically waits until March to announce the dates for its annual Worldwide

Apple throws in the towel on plans for flagship store in Stockholm

Apple has reportedly ditched ideas to develop an Apple store in Stockholm, Sweden. This came after the Stockholm City Council vetoed plans for a proposed flagship retail store in the area. According

Qualcomm fined for offering illegal kickbacks to phone-makers

Qualcomm has suffered a blow by losing a lawsuit to South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission. Korea’s FTC alleged unfair business practices that allowed Qualcomm to hold onto its monopoly position as a

Train yourself to type better and faster [Deals]

Emails, articles, reports, social media, basically any task that involves typing can turn into a real time drain. So it makes sense to improve your speed and accuracy at the keyboard. In the modern

Apple might make us wait until fall for brand-new AirPods

We might be waiting a while to get our hands on Apple’s second-generation AirPods, according to a prominent tipster. The new wireless earbuds — rumored to bring “Hey Siri” support and new color

EA could bring hit battle royale game Apex Legends to mobile

Apex Legends has been an early smash hit for EA Games, and now the company hopes to make it even more popular by bringing it to Android and iOS. CEO Andrew Wilson has confirmed that EA is “looking at”

$723 million bailout could rescue struggling Apple supplier

Chinese and Taiwanese investors reportedly will throw a lifeline to Apple supplier Japan Display in the form of a $723 million bailout. Taiwanese panel-maker TPK Holding, also an Apple manufacturer,

Tim Cook talks cutting iPhone prices in China

Apple has cut iPhone prices in China to try and win back growth after falling demand for its smartphones. However, from the sound of things, the company isn’t totally sure this is going to be the