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Android will have a big advantage over iPhone in 2019

Apple may not be planning to release a 5G iPhone until at least 2020, but don’t expect rival Android handset makers to be willing to hold on for so long. According to Qualcomm president Cristiano

Apple adds male lead to its M. Night Shyamalan TV series

Actor Toby Kebbell has been cast as the male lead in Apple’s forthcoming psychological series from director M. Night Shyamalan. Kebbell will likely be best known to readers for his role as Koba in

iPhone filmmaker wins prestigious (and controversial) Turner Prize

A series of short video clips shot on an iPhone have been awarded the 2018 Turner prize, a prestigious (if sometimes controversial) annual award handed out to a British visual artist. The videos which

iOS 12 adoption hits 70 percent of iPhone and iPad users

A data analysis firm recently estimated that three-quarters of iPhone and iPad users have upgraded to iOS 12. Turns out that was slightly optimistic. Apple revealed today that iOS 12 adoption is

Take stabilized video and charge your phone all at once [Deals]

Despite the great camera, taking great video with iPhone requires a few extra things. First, you’ll want something to reduce the shakiness of handheld video. Additionally, because the camera is a

Why Apple’s Geniuses seem so glad to accept lower pay

Anyone who frequents Apple retail stores knows they can always count on knowledgeable and sympathetic help from an employee. One might assume that Apple retains such people with high salaries. Nope.

Cheaper Lightning-to-USB-C cables launching sooner than expected

You could be able to get your hands on less expensive, but still MFi certified, Lightning-to-USB-C cables more quickly than first thought. Apple is allowing third-party manufacturers to produce these,

Save up to $800 on the MacBook Pro [Deals & Steals]

It might be too late to order gifts in time for Christmas, but it’s certainly not too late to take advantage of some stellar holiday savings — like up to $800 off the MacBook Pro at Best Buy. That’s

Kevin Durant TV show gets ordered to series by Apple

The early-life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant is set to become the focus of Apple’s latest TV show project. Apple reportedly ordered Durant’s “Swagger” TV show to series this week, adding the

Samsung busted using fake photos to demo a smartphone camera (again)

Samsung uses an image taken by a professional photographer to show off the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star. That wouldn’t be a problem except the picture was taken with a digital

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