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These ergonomic Bluetooth earbuds don’t break the bank like AirPods do [Deals]

Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage, but if you want a set from Apple, you’ll have well north of $100. Luckily, some alternatives prove as good or better than Apple’s earbuds. And they are certainly

Apple stock is breaking records — and could be about to surge again

Apple stock is hitting its highest value in history — and could be poised to surge a whole lot higher. After analysts at Raymond James raised their price target to $280, AAPL rose 2% to start the week

2020 iPhone to sport smaller notch, bigger 5G antennas

Apple reportedly is working on a number of big design changes for the 2020 iPhone lineup. It wants to shrink the notch (finally!) and add wider antenna bands that will support 5G connectivity. The

Apple bumps OLED screen orders to meet strong iPhone demand

Interest in the iPhone has picked up considerably in the second half of 2019, a new report claims. It cites OLED display orders made by Apple to its OLED supplier Samsung Display. Samsung will

Tim Cook talks climate change at sustainability nonprofit event in New York

Tim Cook talked Apple’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy in a keynote speech at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City Monday night. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit that

Apple premieres See for TV+ in California

At Monday’s premiere of See, star Jason Momoa called his role in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “challenging, beautiful” and his “favorite role to date.” The Game of Thrones star, who attended the Los

Pokémon Go blasts off again with new Go Battle League

Pokémon Go is expanding its focus on player vs. player battling with an upcoming feature called Go Battle League. It will build on the existing Trainer Battles, which launched in late 2018. However,

Juuk’s cracking Qrono band for Apple Watch now comes in new colors

Juuk’s awesome new Qrono is my favorite metal band for Apple Watch. I just reviewed the cosmic gray model and I absolutely love it. And now you can get yours in several new color options. Find brun,

Adobe Illustrator heads for iPad in 2020

An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is in development, according to an unconfirmed report. This apparently indicates Adobe is in the midst of converting several of its

Apple mysteriously reissues last week’s macOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update

Apple today introduced a macOS Catalina‌ Supplemental Update that’s apparently only very slightly different from one made available last week. It’s not clear what is different about this version.

How to mute annoying email threads in iOS 13

iPadOS and iOS 13 let you mute all notifications from a runaway email thread, without having to delete the emails. Here’s how it works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Fossil’s Wear OS watch is the first to take calls from your iPhone

Apple Watch is no longer the only option if you want a smartwatch that can handle calls through your iPhone. An update to Fossil’s Gen 5 brings the same functionality to Wear OS for the first time.

Innovative antenna might make next year’s cheap iPhone faster

The sub-$400 iPhone supposedly coming the first quarter of next year will have improved wireless performance thanks to a liquid crystal polymer antenna, according to the well-respected analyst who’s

Batteries Widget for Mac keeps tabs on your devices’ battery levels

This little Mac app does one thing — it puts a batteries widget for iPhones and other devices in your Mac's Notifications sidebar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Tim Cook now chairs advisory board for Chinese economics school

The agenda for Apple CEO Tim Cook’s trip to China last week included more than a meeting with the country’s top market regulator. One day after the meeting, Cook became the new chairman of an advisory

Apple makes iPhone XR in India for local market

iPhone production in India is reportedly ramping up, with 2018’s iPhone XR supposedly being assembled there. The units allegedly aren‘t for export, but will be sold in-country. While the news that

Google will fix iPhone ‘bug’ that allows unlimited photo storage

Google has confirmed it plans to fix a “bug” that gives iPhone owners unlimited high-resolution photo storage. Some users believed the issue was actually a feature that could save Google “millions of

Trick or treat? 16-inch MacBooks could arrive before Halloween

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has reportedly begun shipping in volume, indicating the much-anticipated Apple laptop could arrive later this month October has just 10 days remaining and rumors about a

iPad sketch app Paper adds brilliant creative templates [Review]

Looking for some fun stuff to do with your Apple Pencil? Then you should definitely check out today’s update to Paper by WeTransfer, which introduces a new Paper Store. Despite its name, the Paper

2020 will deliver Apple’s ‘most impressive hardware’ in years

2020 will be the year Apple unveils its “most impressive hardware in some time,” according to a new report. Alongside big upgrades for iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac, Cupertino also is expected to