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Adobe Lightroom now supports Shortcuts

Lightroom now supports Shortcuts, letting you import photos, apply presets, and generally do anything shortcuts can do. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Nike’s futuristic self-tying shoes will be controlled by iPhone

Nike just posted a major teaser for the release of its self-lacing shoes set to debut tomorrow and it looks like the iPhone will play a major role with the new sneakers. The teaser video Nike put out

Fortnite is bringing back glider re-deploy and new scoped revolver

This week’s Fortnite update will bring the first scoped pistol to Battle Royale. Version 7.20 will also add glider re-deploy back into the game, but in an effort to make it more balanced and curb

Stunning concept shows how iPhone could evolve in 2019

With iPhone sales falling, Apple needs to do something special in 2019 to convince fans to upgrade to its next-generation smartphone lineup. One fan might just have the answer. Waqar Khan’s gorgeous

Apple Pay could hit Czech Republic and Slovakia soon

Apple Pay could land in Slovakia and the Czech Republic over the next couple of months, a new report claims. A local news source suggests that Apple’s mobile payment service is likely to launch in

Apple stops you playing different music on iPhone and HomePod

If you want to stream different tracks on different devices from Apple Music, you’ll need two subscriptions. It was previously possible to listen to one track on your iPhone while enjoying another on

Shoot ridiculously cool 360-degree, 4K videos with this camera [Deals]

No matter how cool the iPhone or iPad camera may be, there are just some video and photography tricks it can’t do … like 360-degree shots. So if you want to shoot literally everything around you,

Apple buys 50 business class seats to Shanghai every day

Apple shells out a total of $35 million every year to buy 50 business class airline seats from San Francisco to Shanghai. The numbers were shared by United Airlines, which revealed that Apple is the

Apple chipmaker struggles to deliver promised earnings

Dialog Semiconductor, the European chipmaker that Apple has been working with since the first iPhone, has reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018. The firm, which Apple invested

HomePod is finally launching in China this week

The HomePod smart speaker is finally launching in China, Apple’s second-most important market. Having previously been teased on Apple’s China website for early 2019, the company revealed over the

Satechi USB-C hub adds the ports iPad Pro needs most [Review]

A new Satechi USB-C hub designed specifically for the 2018 iPad Pro adds all the the most-useful ports to Apple’s latest tablet. With it, you can add headphones, an external monitor and other USB-A

Focus, Feedly and other amazing apps of the week

This week we check out Feedly’s amazing new iOS app, remember to take breaks with Focus, and write shortcuts from scratch, in code (!) with the Shortcuts Cub compiler. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

With a $19 Do Your Data Recovery plan, dead files rise from the grave [Deals]

There are few feelings worse than that moment you realize a vital file is gone. Whether your hard drive crashed, a virus struck or you just made a terrible mistake, the surge of panic and disgust that

Apple’s long-delayed AirPower charging mat might finally be in production

Production of the long-overdue AirPower charging mat has begun at last, according to a report from Apple’s Asian supply chain. Apple first showed off the multidevice wireless charger way back in 2017,

Pursuing a fitness resolution? Nab a sports band for your Apple Watch [Watch Store]

It’s January of a brand new year, and you find yourself with two things that go well together: a resolution for better fitness and a new Apple Watch. What you might be missing is a band that is made

How to make your old iPhone last longer [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 279]

iPhones typically keep going strong for years, but a few smooth moves on your part can make them last even longer. These tips will show you how to squeeze as much life as possible out of your aging

How to make your own dynamic wallpapers on iPhone

The iPhone comes with some cool dynamic wallpapers — they’re the ones where blobs of color float around the screen like the wax in a lava lamp. But did you know that you can create your own Dynamic

Powerful MacBook dock lets you escape ‘dongle hell’

Linedock is a device designed to deliver power and salvation from what its creators refer to as “dongle hell.” It’s a massive messiah at two pounds with nine ports, a 20,000mAH battery with 100 W

2019 iPhone may boast super-fast Wi-Fi 6

The next-generation iPhone will reportedly include a version of Wi-Fi that’s up to 30 percent faster than the current one. And that’s not even its biggest improvement in this upcoming wireless

Clever iPhone X2 concept finds a cool way to hide notch

The death of the iPhone’s notch can’t come soon enough for some Apple fans. Concept designer Ran Avini has come out with a new spoof iPhone ad that shows how Apple could easily remove the notch by