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Sonos will add Google Assistant to its speakers this year

Sonos is about to add a new weapon to its smart speakers that will help make it even more competitive against Apple’s HomePod. The company revealed today that it plans to bring Google Assistant to its

Grovemade’s sleek dock charges Apple Watch in style

Grovemade, makers of some of our favorite wooden accessories for Apple devices, have finally come out with a dock for Apple Watch. And per usual, it’s absolutely gorgeous and subtle at the same time.

Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock packs all the ports

If you just upgraded to a new MacBook, you’re probably finding it hard to live without all your favorite ports. But if you pick up Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, you won’t have to. The Pro Dock

These iPhone cases don’t make you choose between style and protection

Start-up companies often introduce themselves to the market with a single product. Accessories brand Altigo launched in November with a colorful line of sleek headphones and iPhone cases. Now two

Fornite made almost half a billion on iOS alone in 2018

Fortnite is like an unstoppable freight train that continues to plow through players’ wallets month after month. Despite controversial changes and additions to its insanely popular Battle Royale mode,

Apple rewards Korean cops who caught counterfeit accessories

Apple is planning to present police officers in South Korea with a plaque to celebrate their work cracking down on almost $1 million worth of fake accessories. The fake products were supposedly

Score 4 apps that’ll instantly enhance your Mac’s potential [Deals]

Macs are marvelous machines right out of the box. But to become a power user of your powerhouse computer, you need the right apps. So we’ve rounded up four apps to enhance the ways you work with media

Samsung’s first foldable phone is coming early this year

If you’ve been waiting to splash your cash on a foldable smartphone, you’ll be pleased to know that the wait for Samsung’s first is almost over. The so-called Galaxy Flex will go on sale during the

There are 5 different ways to open this secure smart lock

In the same way that Apple has given us Face ID, Touch ID and good old-fashioned passcodes, so too does Lockly’s new Secure Pro smart lock offer a multitude of ways for users to unlock it. In addition

Tim Cook got a big pay rise last year

Tim Cook took home $15.7 million in compensation for his role as Apple CEO in fiscal 2018, a 22 percent raise on his earnings the previous year. The figure is approximately 283x the median Apple

Aura band makes your Apple Watch even smarter

There aren’t many health and fitness statistics Apple Watch can’t track, but to make up for some of those that are missing, there’s the impressive new Smart Strap from Aura. By sending electricity

Tim Cook: New services coming to Apple in 2019

Tim Cook teased new services that will be coming to Apple users this year. Responding to questions about falling iPhone sales during a CNBC interview, Cook stressed the way that Apple’s services

Apple cuts production for all three new iPhone models

Apple has cut its current iPhone production by around 10 percent for the first three months of 2019, a new report claims. This follows Apple’s recent note to investors revealing that declining iPhone

Preorder this keyboard that’s a brilliant match for the 2018 iPad Pro

The wait for Brydge’s sweet add-on keyboard for the new iPad Pro is almost over. The company today began taking pre-orders for an accessory that fully embraces the concept of turning this tablet into

This might be our first look at the iPad mini 5

Images posted online might be our first glimpse of the next iPad mini. A new version of this small tablet is rumored to be out this year. While the leaked pictures reveal a few details about the iPad

Switch on your iPad’s super-dim, low-light mode

iPad or iPhone screen too bright? Here's how to access a special super-dim, low-light mode with the tap of a button. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Tim Cook claims Apple’s long-term health has ‘never been better’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to make an appearance on CNBC investing show Mad Money later today to defend Apple in light of recent setbacks. The company warned last week that iPhone upgrades for the last

Recharge your iPad in a flash with Satechi’s sleek new charger

Unlike Apple’s wall chargers that have just a single USB-C port, the Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger has a pair of them. It also boasts two USB-A ports. Satechi also just used the Consumer

Here are all the TV sets adding AirPlay 2 support

One of the nice surprises to come out of CES this week is that a bunch of TV manufacturers are finally adding AirPlay 2 support to their latest sets. To help you keep track of which ones, Apple has

Control Ikea’s new blinds with HomeKit

Too lazy to get up and close the drapes? Then you need Ikea’s new HomeKit-enabled blinds, Kadrilj and Fyrtur. They work with your home hub, your Alexa, or your Google Assistant. (via Cult of Mac -