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Apple dethroned as Fast Company’s most innovative company

Fast Company has released its 2019 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies — and, unlike last year, Apple’s no longer number one. This year, Apple falls substantially to 17th place. “They didn’t

Apple gives a glimpse inside its self-driving vehicle program

A whitepaper describing the elaborate safety procedures used in Apple’s automated car development program seems intended to assure government regulators and the public that the company is making every

Spectrum TV brings 60 channels to your Apple TV for $15

Charter Communications, the US’s second largest cable company, is launching an inexpensive streaming TV service. For just $14.99 a month, subscribers will be able to watch 60+ live channels on an

Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone: Samsung gives us so many reasons to switch

Samsung just delivered a keynote packed with new devices, including an all-new Galaxy S10 lineup and the exciting Galaxy Flex, its first foldable smartphone. But are any of them worth considering for

6 ways Samsung just leapfrogged Apple

Samsung put Apple and the rest of the tech industry on notice today during its massive Unpacked event. During the biggest tech event of 2019 so far, Samsung unveiled a slew of new smartphones,

The one dongle every MacBook owner needs

The 2018 MacBook Pro is one of the sexiest machines Apple’s ever made. There’s just one problem: you need a bunch of dongles to use all your favorite accessories. Because the MacBook Pro only has

Galaxy S10 cameras look promising, but will they deliver?

The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy smartphones have always ranked among the best. But there were always two or three other smartphones that kept the Samsung cameras from being the leader. Samsung hopes

Samsung steps up fitness game with two new wearables

Samsung really wants to compete with Apple Watch on the fitness front, as shown by a pair of new wearables the Korean company unveiled Wednesday. The Galaxy Watch Active offers a “full smartwatch

A radical Safari tabs trick that’s hard to explain in the title

You know how you can narrow down Safari’s tabs to by search? Well, if you long-press on the search cancel button, you can close only the matching tabs. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

New Samsung Galaxy Buds try to steal AirPods’ thunder

AirPods have become the ultimate status symbol among Millenials, but Samsung is ready to steal some of the shine with its new line of Galaxy Buds. Just like AirPods, the new Galaxy Buds give wearers a

U.S.’s crappy 4G service costs far more than it should

Many other countries have much faster 4G service than the United States, according to a new study. About the only places the US beat were emerging economies. To add insult to injury, a recent study

Samsung Galaxy S10 is iPhone’s toughest rival yet

Samsung just “unpacked” its latest Galaxy lineup at an event in San Francisco — and it’s everything fans will have been hoping for. The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e deliver Samsung’s

Apple Pay adoption soars, but still lags in U.S.

The number of Apple Pay users continues to climb, but the country with the slowest adoption is the United States. Year over year figures show a 135 percent increase in Apple Pay users, a meteoric

Samsung’s new foldable phone is a pricey taste of the future

We won’t have flying cars and hoverboards in 2019, but thanks to Samsung, we do have foldable phones. The Galaxy Fold finally got its official unveiling today at Galaxy Unpacked, and it wants to

Hyperspektiv app glitches up your photos and videos [Review]

Hyperspektiv is like no photo filter app you’ve ever seen. It’s glitchy, weird, unpredictable and amazing. A Hyperspektiv review. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple turned ‘bokeh’ into a verb, and photographers hate it

The serious photographer has made peace with the iPhone and how it has turned everyone into a photographer. But Apple’s introduction of bokeh to the photographic novice has caused some heartburn,

Apple may finally preview a revamped Mac Pro at WWDC 2019

Apple may finally give fans a first look at its revamped Mac Pro at WWDC 2019. The company promised in the spring of 2017 that it would “rethink” its high-end desktop following feedback from

Rap T-shirt designer gives Steve Jobs the hip-hop fashion treatment

Steve Jobs may have been referenced in a hip-hop track or two, but Apple’s co-founder and urban fashion aren’t exactly things you’d expect to find together. That did not stop rap T-shirt designer

Qualcomm renews efforts to block certain iPhone imports in U.S.

Qualcomm has ramped up its efforts against Apple as part of the long-running battle between the two tech companies. The chip maker has asked U.S. trade regulators to reverse a previous judge’s ruling.

Pocket a wireless charging powerhouse [Deals]

One thing that’s always good to have on hand is extra power for our mobile devices. But as we carry more, and more power-hungry devices, the typical portable battery won’t cut it. So, it’s time for a