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Hockey stars’ Shot on iPhone pix make a splash on billboards

Turns out pro hockey players can take iPhone pictures as well as they skate and brawl. At least, that’s the message of a new “Shot on iPhone” campaign. Candid images taken with the iPhone XS by

How to stop CarPlay’s autoplaying madness

Does your CarPlay stereo autoplay the same annoying song every time you get in your car? Here’s a ridiculous workaround to fix it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Multinational struggle pits Apple against new encryption laws

Australia recently passed a law forcing tech companies to give law enforcement greater access to encrypted messages from users. The U.K. already has a similar law, and India is considering one.

MidiWrist lets you control musical instruments from your Apple Watch

MidiWrist lets you control any of your MIDI musical instruments or apps, form your wrist. It even has haptic feedback and Digital Crown control. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Wynd Plus desktop air purifier filters out the nasty stuff

Looking for a smart air purifier you can control using your iPhone? If so, Apple has just the product for you — with the Wynd Plus Smart Air Purifier intelligent personal air quality system. The size

How to win Apple Watch Activity Competitions every time

Apple Watch Activity Competitions are a perfect way to fall out with friends and colleagues. Simply send a challenge via the Activity app on your watch and, if they accept, a seven-day grudge match

Apple starts purging VoIP duplicates from the App Store

Apple has started removing duplicate VoIP apps from the App Store. The purge comes after a report highlighted a shady practice some developers have been using to game App Store search results. Plenty

Save some money on an Apple Watch Series 3 [Deals]

If you don’t need all the bells and whistles of Apple Watch Series 4, it’s a good time to grab Cupertino’s previous-generation smartwatch — and save a little cash in the process. Series 3 Apple

Happy birthday, Jony Ive: Apple’s design genius turns 52

Today marks the 52nd birthday of Jony Ive, Apple’s much-admired chief design officer. As the shaper of products including, well, virtually everything that Apple builds, Ive has been a central

Hulu cuts price of ad-supported service, but Live TV costs more

Hulu has slashed the price of its ad-supported plan, making the service more accessible to budget-conscious consumers. It’s not all good news, however: Hulu’s Live TV plan, which offers access to more

Apple Music may not be coming to Google Home after all

It seems that rumors about Apple Music making its way onto Google Home may have been premature. After Apple Music showed up as a listening option in the Google Home app, Google has issued a statement

Lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s cellular devices

Apple is on the receiving end of a new lawsuit, claiming that it is infringing more than seven patents relating to LTE cellular standards. The lawsuit potentially affects devices including the iPhone,

Americans are far more interested in buying iPhone than Android

Americans about to purchase a handset are far more interested in an iPhone than in devices running the rival Android OS, according to a survey done by an industry analysis firm. But the news isn’t all

USB 3.2 update gets faster and maybe less confusing

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today released a description of the next version of USB. This brings welcome improvements in data transfer speeds, and USB 3.2 also attempts to remedy some of the

Want a Galaxy S10? Sell your old iPhone for upgrade cash today

So, you’ve decided you just have to have Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S10. Or maybe even the exciting new Galaxy Fold. But how are you going to pay for your shiny new upgrade? It certainly won’t be

This ridiculous bendable smartphone doubles as a watch

Bendable displays are all the rage at MWC 2019 and one company took the idea to the extreme with a new phone that wraps around your wrist. Nubia revealed its Alpha Wearable Smartphone that blurs the

How to find your iPhone when it’s muted

Lost iPhone? Ringer switched off? Do Not Disturb enabled? Don’t worry. You can use Find My iPhone to force it to play a sound. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Steve Wozniak wants a folding iPhone even if you don’t

The co-founder of Apple, and its original tech guru, can’t wait to get his hands on a folding iPhone. The first generation of folding devices from Samsung, Huawei, and others have met with skepticism

Year’s best ‘Shot on iPhone’ pix will take your breath away

A stunning edit of 10 photos will soon adorn billboards around the world to advertise the iPhone’s camera capabilities after Apple today announced the winners of the Shot on iPhone Challenge. The

How to finally get iMessages on Android

Android-lovers can finally bust out of the green bubble life without owning an iPhone. Thanks to a new app that brings iMessage to Android, you can now enjoy one of Apple’s best features even if you