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Beats 1 host Ebro Darden gets a big Apple Music promotion

Beats 1 anchor Ebro Darden has been given a New Year’s promotion, being made Apple’s new global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B. In the role, Darden will manage a team of editors in developing

iTunes celebrates the new year with $5 movie deals

Apple is kicking off 2019 with a massive movie sale on iTunes. A long list of titles, including Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, and The Goonies, have been reduced to just $4.99 for a limited time. Other

Apple has invented its very own fabric

The Apple Watch may be the world’s top wearable device right now, but that doesn’t mean that Apple’s happy to stop there. According to a newly published patent, Apple has developed its very own

Get $100 off the latest 11-inch iPad Pro [Deals & Steals]

We’ve seen some terrific discounts on the latest iPad Pro lineup, despite the fact that it hasn’t been out for long, and Amazon’s latest is up there with the best of them. The retail giant has slashed

Score 2 days of UI and UX training for 90% off [Deals]

The more people interact with technology, the more need there is for UX and UI designers. So skills for designing the look and feel of apps and websites make a valuable addition to any resume. The

Japanese customers received New Year discounts on all things Apple

Apple hasn’t traditionally been known for offering discounts on its products, but the company takes a different position in Japan. In the country, Apple offered a one-day New Year’s sale on a variety

Fortnite’s newest item brings the boom

Fortnite updates have been on hold while the team at Epic Games took a well-deserved holiday break, but we still saw a brand new item added to Battle Royale this week. The controversial Boom Box wipes

Another iPhone manufacturer is increasing investment in India

Wistron, one of Apple’s iPhone manufacturers, is ramping up its investment in India. According to a new report, the company has vastly increased its authorized capital expenditure in India to meet its

AirPower charging mat has officially missed Apple’s deadline

Largely thanks to Tim Cook’s operational wizardry, Apple has carved out a reputation as a master of manufacturing: able to deliver products in massive quantities, exactly when it says it will. The

Top 5 tech trends of 2018 [Year in Review]

Growing concerns about how much companies are spying on us tops our list of the most significant tech trends of 2018. Also on the list are some big changes in applications, a trend in phone design,

Best apps to tackle your New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can come in a wide range of forms. Whatever your goal is for 2019, there’s probably an app to help you get started. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Forget the gym, meet your 2019 fitness goals at home [Deals]

It’s easy to say you’re going to spend the new year getting into better shape. But once January 1st rolls around, you’ll actually have to get off the couch and step out the door. We all want to meet

How to make a slick App Store wish list with Shortcuts

Today we see how to make a great App Store wish list with Shortcuts and Reminders, and even how to show a super-slick, clickable list of your saved apps with prices and icons, in the Today

Five iPad Pro myths, debunked

The new 2018 iPad Pro is amazing, but already there are plenty of myths about what it can and can’t do. Here are five lies you may have heard about the new iPad Pro, debunked. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

iPhone owner considers legal action after alleged explosion

An Ohio man is contemplating legal action against Apple after his 3-week-old iPhone XS Max allegedly exploded in his pocket. J. Hillard reports that his iPhone XS Max started emitting a strange smell

Turn your old Apple devices into quick cash

If you were lucky enough to get new Apple devices for the holidays, it’s time to turn your old ones into cash — and fast! Your old iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac could be worth a small fortune —

Netflix ditches iTunes billing option for new subscribers

New Netflix users can no longer pay for their subscription through iTunes. You will need to sign up for the service using a browser like Safari instead — but nothing needs to change if you’re paying

Gaia GPS, Kodex, Music Year in Review, and other great apps of the week

This week we find out what music we’ve loved in 2018 with Music Year in Review, make some music with Ultimate Circle of Fifths, take a walk with the brand new hike search in Gaia GPS, and more. (via

Get fit with Apple Watch and nail your New Year’s resolution

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit with Apple Watch in 2019, maybe I can help. I know from personal experience that it’s never too late to get in shape. I’m a middle-aged guy, and up until a

Prepare for the new year with the best apps of 2018 [Deals]

Apple fans, ring in the new year with the best of last year’s apps and software for Mac. We’ve rounded up some incredible deals on powerhouse applications, from a powerful PDF editor to an