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2019 iPhone could bring Touch ID, USB-C, smaller notch

Apple’s flagship iPhone for 2019 will come with a number of surprising design changes, according to one analyst. Fans can expect USB-C connectivity and a smaller notch, as well as the return of Touch

White House wonk says China ‘picked off’ Apple IP

A White House official said today China is stealing Apple technology secrets but did not provide specific details. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow made the comment during a

Possible class action suit takes aim at Apple’s falling share prices

Investing in the stock market invariably carries a degree of risk. But one New York-based legal firm isn’t happy with the way Apple conducted itself during the recent stock-plummeting revelations

This battery case makes any iPhone feel like a proper camera [Deals]

No matter how good the optics on iPhone get, at the end of the day it still feels like a phone. DSLR cameras are build to be durable and easy to hold, so why shouldn’t our iPhones work the same way?

Qualcomm’s $1.5 billion bond halts certain iPhone sales in Germany

Qualcomm has posted a bond of 1.34 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to enforce a German court order halting several iPhone models from selling in the country. Apple is appealing the court’s December 20,

Samsung’s Space Monitor is a star in super-simple setups

Samsung has a number of new monitors lined up for CES 2019, including one that’s perfect for Mac mini owners with small desks. It’s called the Samsung Space Monitor — and it’s a beauty. Not only does

Apple market cap falls behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Apple shares suffered their worst day since January 2013 yesterday, declining almost 10 percent in a single day. Since its valuation peak of $1.1 trillion in 2018, Apple has lost approximately $450

Huawei punishes employees over iPhone tweet

Huawei has demoted two employees over a Twitter update sent from an iPhone. The New Year message, which has since been deleted, was mocked for being published “via Twitter for iPhone.” But Huawei

Apple launches exclusive Beats headphones for Chinese New Year

Apple has unveiled a new “silver wing grey” pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The headphones, which are only available in China, are one of the items

Master the many secrets of SEO [Deals]

Search engine optimization remains one of the most important parts of connecting to eyeballs online. Maybe you think you’ve got it down, but there is plenty for anybody to learn about the art and

Apple’s App Store sets record: takes in $1.22 billion in a week

The Apple App Store had its best week ever between between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. And New Year’s Day was the best single day of sales ever. This is just the kind of news the company needs,

How to make your old iPhone last longer

The iPhone might be the soundest investment you can make. It’s well built and lasts for years. Follow these tips and you could easily make it last a couple more. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Mophie’s new powerstations bring super-fast USB-C charging

mophie just unveiled a pair of external batteries designed to supply up to 18W of power. They can give recent iPhone models up to a 50 percent charge in half an hour. This is possible because the new

Epic offers free Fortnite glider following event confusion

Epic Games is gifting Fortnite fans a free glider following confusion over its latest event. Many players believed they had until January 3 or 4 to complete the recent 14 Days of Fortnite challenges,

7 reasons people are keeping old iPhones much longer

Thanks to Apple’s commitment to sustainability, and making the best products possible, iPhones are lasting just too darned long. And, ironically, it’s hurting Apple. Here are the reasons for the

Apple Watch saves the life of woman trapped in a submerged car

A 20-year-old Florida woman discovered the health benefits of owning an Apple Watch when it indirectly saved her life as her flipped car was filling with water. Amanda Antonio told first responders in

Goldman Sachs thinks Apple could be the next Nokia

A Goldman Sachs analyst thinks Apple’s revised earnings guidance might be the start of a longer-term story. According to Rod Hall, Apple could slash numbers even further later in the year, due to

Apple enforces another confusing ban on popular puzzle games

Apple’s often baffling App Store ban hammer has fallen again. Developer Rusty Lake has had all of its games pulled for supposedly being spam and “looking identical” — despite the fact that they are

Tim Cook explains declining iPhone sales on CNBC

Tim Cook elaborated on some of the reasons for Apple’s declining iPhone sales during an interview with CNBC Fast Money’s Josh Lipton. Cook said that the shortfall on Apple’s part is entirely related

Tim Cook will host meeting for all Apple employees to talk iPhone

Tim Cook is reportedly hosting an all-hands meeting with every Apple employee today about the revelations regarding stalling iPhone sales. The news caused Apple shares to plummet in after-hours