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Apple is ‘most admired’ company for record 12th year in a row

For the twelfth year in a row, Fortune has ranked Apple number one in its list of “most admired” companies. Despite Apple’s iPhone-lead decline in recent months, the publication considers that Apple

Apple Pay expands its reach to Target, Taco Bell, other top retailers

Apple Pay is now rolling out in Target stores throughout the United States, and will soon be available at Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, and other top retail locations. The expansion means that 74 of the

Pixelmator Pro picks up a bunch of awesome new features on macOS

Pixelmator Pro, one of the finest and more affordable alternatives to Photoshop, just got a big new update that adds a bunch of new features and improvements on macOS. Image editors can take advantage

Access a massive streaming library of world-class documentaries [Deals]

With the endless hours of videos out there, it’s easy to fall deep into a YouTube rabbit hole or binge watch an entire season of reality TV on Netflix. But let’s be honest, that’s often not a very

Apple admits Qualcomm was the only choice for 4G iPhone chips

Apple has admitted in court that, when it transitioned to 4G connectivity with the iPhone 5, Qualcomm was the only company capable of providing the chips Apple needed. The admission of Qualcomm’s

Lawsuit over Apple Watch’s heart-tracking tech has been settled

A three year battle over Apple Watch technology has been resolved with Apple and biometric sensor company Valencell reportedly coming to terms over a dispute. Valencell sued Apple back in 2016 over

Foxconn gets more serious about assembling iPhones in India

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly showing more interest in manufacturing iPhones in India, a new report claims. The move would reduce Apple’s reliance on China at a time in which turbulence in the

Apple plans complete switch to OLED iPhone displays in 2020

Apple plans to use OLED displays in all iPhone versions from 2020, according to a new report. The flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max already use OLED technology, but the more affordable iPhone XR

AirPower may finally ship later this year

When 2018 ticked over to 2019, Apple’s AirPower charging mat officially missed its Apple-imposed deadline. But, counter to rumors that it has been abandoned, a new report suggests that Apple will be

Mac Evo concept imagines small, liquid-cooled Apple desktop

A new concept called the Mac Evo seeks to bring faster performance through liquid cooling. The computer would be just three times the size of Mac mini but offer greater speed by lowering the

3D Touch is probably dead

iPhone’s ability to tell how hard someone is pressing on the display won‘t be a part of the 2019 models, according to multiple sources. It will apparently be a victim of Apple’s attempts to lower the

Even billionaires don’t like buying extra Apple cables

Billionaires are just like the rest of us: they put their pants on one leg at a time and rage when Apple changes charging ports on its devices. Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, aired his beef on

How to recover previous versions of your files on Mac

Did you know that the Mac watches every document you edit, keeping versions as you go? You can restore these previous versions any time with a few clicks? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Concept video brings 2019 iPhone rumors to life

An artist has compiled many of the recent 2019 iPhone leaks into a video that might — or might not — portray Apple’s next handset. It includes features like the smaller notch that’s many people are

Transfer data from phone to phone the easy way

This post is presented by iSkysoft. At one time or another, you’re going to need to transfer data from one phone to another. Maybe you’re switching phones because you got a shiny new one, or because

Pro Tip: This to-do list hack turns your tasks into questions

Just rephrasing your to-do list items as questions can help get you motivated to finally check off those tasks. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple volunteers donate more than $365 million to charitable causes

To honor the life of service of Martin Luther King Jr., Apple is highlighting charitable contributions made by its employees. Thanks to matching funds from the iPhone-maker’s Giving program, donations

Spotify will let you mute artists you don’t want to hear

Spotify will soon let you mute artists you don’t want to listen to. It is currently testing a “don’t play this artist” feature in the latest version of its iOS app. Using it will prevent the artist’s

Apple hits back at complaints it is abusing its power in Korea

Apple has hit back at claims that it is abusing its power in South Korea by forcing mobile carriers to pay the cost of advertising its devices. The company said that its actions were fully justified,

Apple pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day

Apple has commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by changing the image on its homepage to showcase a quote from the legendary civil rights leader. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice