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How to search for songs by lyrics in Apple Music

Apple Music now lets you find songs by searching for their lyrics. Here’s how it works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple whips out second iOS and macOS ‘bug fix’ betas this week

After seeding new beta versions of iOS and macOS on Monday, there are already replacements. The team at Apple responsible for updating iPhone, iPad, and Mac clearly started the year off in high gear.

Government shutdown stops some CES gadgets from launching

You’ll have to wait until the government shutdown is over to get your hands on many of the products unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Without FCC approval, they can’t go up for sale.

Two months with iPad Pro and USB-C [Opinion]

I’ve been using the iPadPro with USB-C accessories for the past two months, and frankly, they suck. Hubs just don't work right, and the world still runs on USB-A. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Handy graphic shows every Apple product ever

Before Apple’s magical product pipeline pops out a plethora of new goodies this year, it might be good to take a minute to appreciate the insane number of products the iPhone-maker has come out with

Samsung will make life even harder for iPhone on February 20

Weakening demand for the iPhone could get worse next month when Samsung delivers its next-generation smartphone lineup. The South Korean company has confirmed a Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday,

Slowing iPhone sales cause Apple suppliers to suffer

Slowing iPhone sales aren’t just bad news for Apple. Foxconn, the company’s largest manufacturing partner, is also suffering as a result of weakening iPhone demand, with revenue for December falling

Welt smart belt is like an Apple Watch for your waist

Forget your wrist. The new location for wearable devices is clearly your waist, at least according to Korean wearables company Welt. At CES 2019, the startup unveiled its smart belt, which promises to

HSBC is worried about Apple’s future

Apple stock seems to have stabilized after its steep decline in recent weeks, but HSBC analysts seemingly don’t think the worst is over just yet. Having previously said that meaningful iPhone growth

Learn what it takes to get in on the blockchain revolution [Deals]

Bitcoin might not be the hot stock they were a year ago. But blockchain – the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, distributed applications, and myriad other exciting new uses – is just getting

Apple Maps gets turn-by-turn navigation in another key market

Turn-by-turn navigation in Apple Maps has expanded its reach to one of Apple’s most important markets. Users in India can finally take advantage of the feature when driving or walking. Apple has also

Apple slashes prices on iPhones in China

Apple has slashed the prices of certain iPhone models in China. Chinese iPhone vendors reportedly received the word from Apple that they can offer discounts on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR,

Apple and Qualcomm can’t agree on whether or not they’re talking

Qualcomm has blasted comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook as “misleading.” During his recent CNBC interview, Cook said that there had been no recent settlement talks between Apple and Qualcomm.

Pioneer transforms your iPhone into an in-dash car display

While a growing number of cars come with iPad-style in-dash displays, there are plenty of older or cheaper models that don’t. To allow these customers to take advantage of Pioneer’s in-car

Android phones start lying about offering 5G

Some Android phones already claim they’re connected to a 5G network. This is the result of some fairly shady rebranding on the part of AT&T, which is pretending that improvements to its LTE

Apple Watch ECG saves NH man from serious heart problem

A Christmas gift may have saved a New Hampshire man’s life. The ECG built into Barry Maden’s new Apple Watch 4 detected a heart problem. A problem severe enough that the treatment included stopping

All you need to track any phone’s location is a small bribe

It’s not hard to get learn the location of almost any phone, according to a new report. All that’s required is some cash and the right contacts in a web of companies with access to the geolocation

How to free up storage on your iPhone or iPad

IPhone storage full? Here’s how to find and delete space-hogging apps and data from your iPhone or iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone XR already outsells iPhone XS, will soon pass XS Max

The iPhone XR is Apple’s newest handset but more of its units are already in use than the iPhone XS which launched two months earlier. And the XR is on course to pass the XS Max in the near future.

How to share photos safely with Shortcuts

Whenever you share a photo, you’re sharing its location. Today we make a shortcut to remove metadata and share safely. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)