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The best way to see your Apple Watch is in living color [Watch Store]

Sometimes you need to stick to basic black. Maybe your job requires you to have a low profile or wear a uniform. But now it’s the weekend, and it’s time to unleash some personality. One easy way to

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed breaking up some of the biggest names in tech, including Apple. She says these companies have “bulldozed competition.” She turned most

Apple in dispute with political party over ‘confusing’ logo

A political party in Norway has an apple logo. It is bright red, topped with a brown stem and green leaf and frames a large letter F for Fremskrittspariet or Progress Party. It has been the party logo

All the ways Apple locks us into iPhone [Opinion]

It’s not easy to give up your iPhone. Even if you’ve already decided you want to switch to another handset, it’s going to be incredibly difficult to let go. Apple has you locked in. And for some

iPhone SE 2 could be the savior Apple needs [Opinion]

iPhone sales are down, especially in emerging markets. The reason is simple: Apple’s devices cost too darn much. And the solution is equally simple: Apple must make a new budget model. In short, it

Is Apple prepping a folding iPhone? This week, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Samsung has been sending Apple foldable screens… is a folding iPhone on the horizon? Plus: Apple may have quietly fixed MacBook Pro’s ‘stage light’ flaw; Apple prepping

Apple’s first AR glasses to arrive in 2020 as iPhone accessory

Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality glasses will finally arrive in 2020, according to a trusted analyst. The first-generation specs reportedly will function strictly as an iPhone accessory. They

AirPod alternatives last 50 hours and cost less than $60 [Deals]

Seems like everywhere you go, you see people with the white ear fangs known as AirPods. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon – some analysts expect Apple to ship as many as 80 million earbuds next

Does your iPhone XS suffer from s-s-stuttering?

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are reporting animation stutters after leaving their handsets idle for around 10 seconds. The problem, which is most obvious when opening or closing apps and

Apple ‘faces pressure’ to deliver foldable iPhone fast

Apple is said to be under pressure to deliver a foldable iPhone that can compete with upcoming devices from the likes of Samsung and Huawei. Apple “cannot afford to ignore” the foldable phone trend,

Apple Music sides with artists in battle for higher royalty payouts

Every major music streaming service is joining together to appeal a controversial ruling that increases payouts to songwriters. Everyone except Apple Music that is. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon

Apple accuses Qualcomm of witness tampering in latest courtroom spat

This week’s legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm reached a point generally only seen on TV courtroom dramas: the iPhone maker accused its rival of witness tampering. The complaint comes after

DirectTV Now finally integrates with Apple TV app

AT&T revealed that it’s finally making it easier to watch DirecTV Now on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV by integrating it into the Apple TV app. The new update gives DirecTV Now subscribers the ability

How to create Dropbox-style links in iCloud Drive

Did you know that iCloud Drive has Dropbox-style links to all your files? No. That’s because Apple has hidden it so well. Here’s how to create and use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Apple’s VR headset could pack motorized headband system

Engineers are apparently working on an innovative design for the head-mounted display Apple is secretly developing: the company requested a patent for a motorized adjustment system. Apple doesn’t

‘Tim Apple’ becomes the internet’s joke du jour thanks to Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance alongside President Donald Trump was supposed to be a big moment to tout the work done by the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Instead, everyone’s been talking

These Apple Watch bands fulfill your need for the caress of steel [Watch Store]

You don’t have to be an iron man or iron maiden to prefer some metal in your life, especially around your wrist. There are a lot of choices when it comes to holding your Apple Watch, but maybe you’re

Apple’s star-studded video salutes global feminism

A new video produced by Apple highlights the achievements made to bring basic human rights to women and girls, but also discusses how for there is still to go. The video is narrated any Annie Lennox,

Future MacBooks could monitor your health while you type

Not a watch wearer? You may be missing out on the health benefits of the Apple Watch. But Apple may bring a biosensor to future MacBooks that take health readings similar to its top-selling

Nintendo doesn’t want you to spend too much on its mobile games

Nothing pleases Nintendo more than fans enjoying its game, but the Japanese company doesn’t want them spending too much on in-app purchases. Nintendo has reportedly told development partners like DeNA