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Mophie iPhone 11 battery case adds hours between recharges [Review]

The Mophie Juice Pack Access for the iPhone 11 extends the battery life of Apple’s latest handset while also protecting it. This hard case leaves the iPhone’s Lightning port available, while also

Hikers trek Catalina Island to re-create macOS’ scenic wallpaper

Influencer Andrew Levitt and friends spent a summer week recreating Apple’s famous wallpaper landscapes for the Mac operating systems. Not long after, Apple released macOS Catalina. What was finished

Apple will dominate 5G sales in 2020

Apple will beat out Samsung and Huawei in 5G handsets next year, according to a forecast by industry analysts. This despite accusations by some critics that not putting 5G in the iPhone 11 would put

Get your MacBook Pro’s Escape key back without spending $3,000

With this incredibly easy Mac tip, you can quickly restore the MacBook Pro escape key that the Touch Bar so mercilessly took away. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple News+ subscriber growth is stuck in neutral

Apple News+ has been struggling to ramp up its subscriber numbers since launching in March, according to a new report that claims growth has been stuck in neutral for months. News came out this

How to get the first AirPods Pro firmware update

If you’re rocking a new pair of AirPods Pro, you’ll want the just-released firmware update for these in-ear headphones. The AirPods update process is indirect, but we can steer you through it. Apple

AirFly Pro is a little dongle that makes AirPods even more magical

AirPods might be one of the best accessories Apple has ever made. But there’s a quick and easy way to make them even better: Pair yours with the AirFly Pro from Twelve South. This second-generation

Instagram’s hidden likes experiment goes global

Anxious influencers worldwide opened their Instagram feeds to a new reality today: the “like” tally on their posts won’t be seen by their followers. Instagram started removing public-face “likes” this

Why the new MacBook Pro will be my first new Mac in 6 years

Finally, the MacBook Pro is good again. Here's why I'm buying a new MacBook Pro after half a decade of almost exclusive iPad use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Motorola resurrects the Razr with costly folding screen

The flip phone is back, baby! A vastly updated — and very expensive — 2019 Motorola Razr uses a flexible display to make an Android-based smartphone with the same basic design as the iconic handset of

UK cops pursue Apple Store thieves with helicopter

Police arrested nine suspects in England after a raid on an Apple Store. The dramatic incident saw authorities employ a helicopter and officers on the ground during the search for the thieves. The

Elizabeth Warren chimes in on allegedly discriminatory Apple Card algorithm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has chimed in on the allegedly sexist Apple Card debacle. Warren criticized Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs, saying that if the bank can’t explain

Woman temporarily goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse

Well, here’s a reason to listen to the recommendations of Apple’s Screen Time feature! A woman in China reportedly suffered a grisly injury after going temporarily blind in one eye due to excessive

Apple Research app lets iPhone users join new health studies

Apple today unveiled its brand-new Research app for iPhone, with three new health studies for users in the United States. The Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the

Apple could bundle News, Music, TV into one subscription in 2020

Apple could roll almost all its entertainment services into one subscription bundle next year. News+, Music, and TV+ will be available for a single monthly fee, according to sources “familiar with the

Latest Servant trailer may be the creepiest one yet

The latest trailer for Servant, M. Night Shyamalan’s eagerly anticipated Apple TV+ show, may just be the creepiest yet. With music swelling, it shows a bespectacled man putting together Jericho, the

Replay feature is Apple Music’s answer to Spotify Wrapped

A new Apple Music feature called Apple Music Replay lets subscribers take a trip down memory lane with a look back at their favorite music from 2019 so far. The feature is similar in concept to

Huge study confirms Apple Watch ECG accurately detects AFib

The electrocardiogram built into recent Apple Watch models isn’t likely to give wearers false notifications that they have atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous heart condition. A clean bill of

Rare Mac prototype with Twiggy drive goes up for auction

A prototype Apple Macintosh used in the development of MacWrite can be yours, if you can scratch up about $180,000. It’s almost unique because of a disk drive different from the one used when this

iPad Pro with 3D scanner likely to launch in first half of 2020

iPad Pro fans hoping for new models before the end of 2019 are likely out of luck. Today’s launch of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro (and slight delay of the Mac Pro launch) are likely to be the last