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Foxconn cuts 50,000 workers early as iPhone struggles

Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, has cut 50,000 workers ahead of schedule as a result of weak iPhone demand. The first cuts came last October, months before Foxconn typically scales

Apple accused of violating EU data privacy laws in new complaint

Apple is named in a complaint filed by a data privacy watchdog group for failing to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Austrian-based noyb said 10 users tested Apple,

App Store made almost twice as much as Google Play in 2018

The App Store raked in almost twice as much revenue as Google Play in 2018, despite significantly fewer downloads. Google’s marketplace did enjoy a 27.3 percent rise in gross app revenue

This app turns your iPhone into a personal trainer [Review]

If you need something to offer that extra push during your workout, Aaptiv is the trainer you need, right where it matters most. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Boost your Instagram presence without lifting a finger [Deals]

If you’re on Instagram, you want more followers. But if you aren’t a paid social media manager, or maybe even if you are, you probably don’t have time to do all the liking, following and commenting

2019 iPhone could bring big upgrades where it matters most

This year’s iPhone refresh will bring big upgrades for some of the handset’s most important features, according to a new rumor. One tipster claims that we can look forward to an even better camera

Apple explores handy gesture controls for iPhone, Apple Watch

Apple is looking into making your iPhone smart enough to know you wanted to take a picture just because you aimed the camera at something. And that’s not the only gesture it’s investigating. The

How to watch the AFC and NFC championships on Apple devices

By Chris Brantner We’re down to the four best teams in the NFL playoffs, and this weekend’s championship games are sure to be memorable. Whoever you’re rooting for, you can expect two phenomenal games

GoodNotes 5 improves the notes app in every way

GoodNotes 5 is a massive update to the popular iOS and Mac notes app. It’s cleaner, better-looking, and easier to use. And — finally — it has app-wide search. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Apple vies for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot shingle

Apple looks like the competitive underdog in a field of entertainment’s heavy-hitters vying to be the new home for J.J. Abrams and his company, Bad Robot. Abrams, the director of the last two Star

X-Men writer preps new sci-fi show for Apple TV

Apple has reportedly approved a 10-episode sci-fi series co-created by Simon Kinberg, who has written many of the X-Men movies going back to 2006. This show will apparently be part of the streaming

Top 40 tips that make you love the Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is one of Apple’s most controversial innovations of recent years. Located inconspicuously at the top of the MacBook Pro keyboard, where the function keys used to sit, some users ignore

First HomeKit-enabled video doorbell gets launch date

The first HomeKit-compatible video doorbell finally has a launch date in the USA, giving iPhone lovers an alternative to Amazon’s Ring doorbell and Nest Cam from Google. Robin Telecom Development — a

Teen golf phenom lands in rough over Apple Watch ad

A teen-aged golf prodigy could lose her amateur status after she appeared in a 15-second video for the Apple Watch. Lucy Li, 16, is ranked ninth among the world’s women’s amateurs. The United States

2019 iPhone XR might get a big cellular speed upgrade

The next version of the iPhone XR could offer significantly faster cellular connections than the current one, according to industry analysts. That’s because the new model is supposedly getting 4×4

Stroke-detection could be Apple Watch’s next big thing

The Apple Watch is already saving lives, but it could turn out to be even more of a powerful tool if the results of new research turns out positive. For the study, Apple teamed up with pharmaceutical

How to change the Slack logo back on your Mac

Is the hideous new Slack icon getting you down? Good new! If you use a Mac, you can just paste the old icon over the new one, and carry on as before. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Apple could launch two new low-cost iPads in early 2019

Apple may have only debuted its latest iPads at the end of 2018, but it is reportedly gearing up to launch at least two more in the first half of 2019. According to a new report, Apple touchscreen

Score thousands of premium WordPress plugins, themes and templates [Deals]

A huge chunk of the internet runs on WordPress – like, a third of it. So if you’re going to build a website, this ubiquitous platform is a great tool. But signing up is just the start. For a site that

FAANG stocks are bouncing back — except Apple

FAANG stocks suffered a massive dip before the holidays, wiping out $1 trillion in combined value. Now they’re bouncing back — with one notable Apple-shaped exception. While Facebook, Google, Netflix