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Biometric AirPods might fit better than ever

Left and right ear versions of AirPods could soon be a relic of the past, based on one of Apple’s most recent patents that envisions a one-size-fits-all version of earbuds. Apple’s completely

Save on a killer app for ripping DVDs to your Mac

This post is presented by Digiarty. Plenty of us have stacks of DVDs gathering dust in the closet. Streaming video services offer a lot of content, but you never know what will be available when. The

Improved TinType app gives selfies old-timey feel

Instant gratification, the kind you get from a selfie, used to come on a thin sheet of iron. A tintype photo was novel and relatively immediate in the late 19th century. Have your picture made then

iPhone production could head to Vietnam to avoid U.S. trade tariffs

iPhone assembly partner Foxconn is considering the possibility of opening a new facility in Vietnam in an effort to avoid U.S. trade tariffs. The factory would focus specifically on iPhone production,

Steve Jobs’ autograph could cost you $50,000

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had little time or interest in signing autographs for fans. But if you are in possession of the rare exception, you have a signature considered the most valuable, according

HSBC analyst says iPhone growth is ‘broadly over’

HSBC analyst Erwan Rambourg thinks that Apple’s hardware growth is “broadly over for now,” as iPhone sales stall. Rambourg is the latest analyst to downgrade Apple’s price target. However, he doesn’t

Deezer lets you discover your next favorite song using Siri

Streaming music company Deezer wants to make it easier for users to play the music they want — by adding support for Siri Shortcuts. This means that you can now access your jam (as the kids say) by

Enter to win 6 indestructible iPhone XS Max cases [Instagram Giveaway]

You know what time it is! ‘Tis the season of giving (aka treating yo’self). To keep our promise of gifting tons of top-notch iPhone cases, we’re kicking off December with another Instagram giveaway.

Apple hopes big discounts will boost slowing iPhone sales

Apple is resorting to very un-Apple marketing strategies to try and bolster sales of this year’s new iPhones, a report claims. These strategies include discount promotions via “generous” device

Microsoft’s new Surface Go ad blasts iPad as a child’s toy

Think twice about buying your little ones an iPad for Christmas. Once they reach a certain age, Apple’s tablet just isn’t good enough, according to a new Microsoft holiday ad. The hilarious 30-second

Apple highlights the apps and games which ‘shaped entertainment’ this year

Apple has released its year-end lists for the best apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and more. Apple’s selections — which it claims “shaped entertainment and culture around the world this

Tim Cook promises Apple ‘won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists’

During his acceptance speech for the Anti-Defamation League’s first ever “Courage Against Hate” award today, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear that his company won’t shy away from taking moral

Rupert Grint will get terrified in M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV series

One of Rupert Grint’s jobs playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies was looking terrified whenever appropriate. That might be the reason he’s been hired to be in the TV series M. Night Shyamalan

Apple store adds 10% discount for vets and military

Buying a new iPhone XS just got a lot more affordable for anyone that has served is or is currently surviving in the U.S. Military. Apple revealed today that it has launched a new website that gives a

Get an enhanced Dock replacement for your Mac at half off [Deals]

One thing all Mac users have in common is the Dock. Or so we thought. This customizable dock replacement is the favorite of engineers at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other tech heavy hitters. And

iPhone falls ‘flat’ as Chinese smartphones dominate sales

The iPhone turned in a “flat” third quarter while Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi droves sales in their home country to grow their shares of the global smartphone market. The smartphone market grew

Dodgy apps use Touch ID/Face ID to rip off users

A pair of fitness applications were found to be tricking users into authorizing financial transactions. They have been removed from the App Store, but stand as examples of something to watch out for.

Tumblr bans all porn after getting removed from App Store

Tumblr made the shocking announcement today that it is kicking all forms of pornography off its platform and Apple’s strict rules could be to blame. Starting on December 17, Tumblr will no longer

Create professional-grade graphics on your iPad and iPhone

This post is presented by Linearity. Graphic design, one of today’s busiest creative industries, can seem inaccessible if you don’t have expensive software and education. Vectornator, a free app that

Why HomePod’s ‘Hey Siri’ will blow you away

Apple pulled back the curtain on some of the most complicated features of its HomePod smart speaker this morning with a new blog post that details the machine learning tech that goes into its ‘Hey