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HoloLens creator leaves Apple AR headset team

One of the designers of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality (AR) smartglasses has left Apple. Although exactly what Avi Bar-Zeev was working on is a secret, it was almost certainly a project to

How to back up your iCloud Photo Library

Keeping a local backup of your iCloud Photo Library is easy, and once you’ve set it up, you can forget about it. Here’s how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Make converting video for any device easier and faster [VideoProc Giveaway]

This post is presented by Digiarty Software. iPhones are great for a lot of things. At the top of the list is creating and enjoying high-quality video. But unfortunately there are many potential

Apple adds 4 new Animoji to iOS 12.2

The latest iOS 12.2 beta Apple seeded to developers today brings four new Animoji options to iPhone X, XS, XR and XS Max owners. Now iPhone and iPad Pro users can choose between the new giraffe,

Juuk rolls out aluminum bands to fit Apple Watch Series 4

If you’ve got a new Series 4 Apple Watch, but have been lamenting that the precision aluminum bands from Hong Kong-based Juuk don’t fit, fret no longer. After painstaking detective work and many hours

Warby Parker’s AR app lets you virtually try on frames

Warby Parker tried and then scrapped virtual eyeglass fittings with augmented reality. The technology didn’t quite fit with the experience of trying on an actual pair of frames. Now the e-commerce

Apple seeds second beta of iOS 12.2 to devs

Apple is starting off February by serving up a fresh new beta for developers with the release of iOS 12.2 beta 2. The new beta comes just over a week after Apple seeded the first build of iOS 12.2.

Roland’s R-07 is a pocket recorder for the Apple Watch

Roland’s R-07 is the perfect audio-recording companion for your iPhone or Apple Watch, and it fits right there in your pocket. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Yet another big bank says Apple should buy Netflix

There’s an easy way for Apple to make its rumored streaming video service a hit: buy Netflix. That’s the suggestion of an analyst from J.P. Morgan, who admits it would be very expensive. And the

Apple plans to limit accelerometer and gyroscope access in Safari for iOS

Apple plans to limit Safari’s access to the accelerometer and gyroscope inside your iOS device in an upcoming software update. iOS 12.2 will prevent websites from having access to motion data by

Target stores now accept Apple Pay in the U.S.

Target has started rolling out Apple Pay support at all its stores across the United States. The stores’ upgraded NFC-enabled payment terminals mean that the retail giant now accepts Apple’s mobile

Fortnite is getting bottle rockets and a big earthquake event

This week’s Fortnite update will bring brand new bottle rockets to Battle Royale. Epic Games has started teasing the item in-game ahead of its arrival. Meanwhile, new files discovered in Fortnite’s

Apple Watch wearer saved by fall detection in Norway

The ECG on the Apple Watch Series 4 has made a lot of news for alerting some wearers to potentially fatal heart problems. Now, the watch’s fall detection feature grabs its own hero headline. A

Apple will reward teen who discovered FaceTime bug

The 14-year-old kid who accidentally discovered the recent FaceTime eavesdropping bug has been told by Apple that he will be eligible for the company’s bug bounty program. Apple set up its bug bounty

Spend just minutes a day to finally learn a foreign language [Deals]

Making the resolution to learn a new language is easy. Like any commitment, seeing it through is harder. So unless you’re surrounded by native speakers, you’ll need to find another way to carve out

WhatsApp can now be protected by Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

Your WhatsApp conversations can now be protected by Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone. The latest update to the world’s most popular messaging app lets users take advantage of the iPhone’s biometric

Take a peek at the concept art behind Apple’s iconic 1984 ad

Apple’s “1984” Macintosh commercial isn’t just the most iconic Apple ad in history, but one of the greatest advertisements ever created anywhere. Now, three-and-a-half decades after the ad aired, the

Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft is gearing up to release a software development kit (SDK) that will allow Android and iOS developers to integrate Xbox Live features into their games. The SDK, which will be officially

Amazon Prime Video’s X-Ray feature comes to Apple TV

Apple TV now supports the X-Ray feature for Amazon Prime Video. X-Ray provides additional information on the movies and TV shows you’re watching by giving extra details on the cast, characters, and

Morgan Stanley thinks Services will help Apple hit $1 trillion again

Apple shares have rebounded some from the company’s holiday season slump, but its $787.6 billion market cap has a way to go before it’s back at the $1 trillion level it hit last summer. Analysts at