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EFF pushes Apple to ‘fix’ iCloud encryption

In a campaign called “Fix it Already!,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging tech giants to remedy nine security and privacy problems in their products. In Apple’s case, it wants the

Just Mobile lets you get your hands on real power [Watch Store]

The Cult of Mac Watch Store loves the Apple Watch, yes, but what we really desire is power. While we might never get the power to do whatever we want, there is plenty of power that we can acquire for

This amazing shoulder bag is just big enough to empty your pockets into

WaterField Designs' latest bag aims to show American men that there’s more to life than pockets. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Qualcomm might miss out on 5G iPhone

Qualcomm needs to settle its lawsuits with Apple soon if it wants to be in the first 5G iPhone. Time is running out on this chip maker to supply 5G modems for Apple’s 2020 offering, according to an

Brilliant iPhone camera app takes long exposures without tripod

Halide, an iOS camera app that entered a flooded photo app category in 2017, quickly rose above most of the others as a must-have tool for serious iPhone photographers. The creators, wanting manual

How to use Fortnite’s brilliant new Party Assist feature

Fortnite season eight isn’t just about new content. Epic Games also added a whole bunch of quality improvements that make the game more enjoyable. One of those is a feature called Party Assist — and

Here’s how Apple’s celebrating International Women’s Day

To coincide with International Women’s Day, Apple has partnered with the nonprofit “Girls Who Code.” The partnership aims to expand learning opportunities for young women. To do this, Apple is

Apple warns podcasters not to use numbers in episode titles

Apple is contacting podcast producers requesting that they optimize the metadata for their shows — or risk having them removed from Apple’s podcast service. The cautionary email mostly concerns

New iPads continue to pop up in regulatory filings

A pair of unannounced iPad models have again appeared in a regulatory database ahead of their official unveiling. The new slates, with model numbers A2124 and A2133, were first spilled by the Eurasian

Score premium wireless earbuds for a fraction the price [Deals]

It’s amazing how quickly AirPods caught on. In just a couple years, they catapulted from slightly obnoxious accessory of the tech elite to essential part of the Apple experience. Of course, they

Slam Mania brings 1980s wrasslin’ action to the App Store

I’m an unabashed fan of pro wrestling — and pro wrestling games, too. As much as I can enjoy the highly polished WWE 2K19, however, my heart belongs to the 2D grapplers of days past. If you also have

iPhone hacking tools sell for as little as $100 on eBay

The Cellebrite hacking tool used by law enforcers for pulling data off locked iPhones costs $6,000 new. However, used units now show up on eBay for as little as $100. That’s a big discount from the

Worst could be over for iPhone sales in China

Slowing iPhone sales in China was a major concern for Apple. However, things may be back on the upswing, claims UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri. According to Arcuri’s latest note to investors, Apple is

Fortnite season 8 blasts into action with cannons and volcanos

Fortnite season eight has landed, bringing new locations, new weapons, and explosive changes. Players can launch themselves across the map using the new cannon, explore the scorching volcano, and

Apple Watch continues to be the biggest player in smartwatches

A record 18 million smartwatches sold in the final three months of 2018 — and Apple Watch made up more than half of them. That’s according to the latest global sales research figures from Strategy

Noted analyst lists four ways that 5G will be a huge win for Apple

The faster cellular data networks being rolled out now will bring tremendous benefits to Apple, according to a well-known industry analyst. Gene Munster even said today, “Apple will be one of 5G’s

Trust is a vital component in Apple Health Records initiative

Apple’s CEO is optimistic about his company’s plan to have the iPhone store all our health records, even though it got a black eye recently: turns out some third-party iOS apps leaked health-related

Apple axes 190 employees from self-driving car division

Apple’s self-driving car project may be nearing the end of the road. After rumors surfaced last month that the company slashed its workforce for Project Titan, Apple confirmed today that 190 employees

US bans fliers from bringing batteries on passenger planes as cargo

The US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration is making it a little bit harder for fliers to haul lithium-ion batteries to new destinations. Under new rules revealed today,

Hockey stars’ Shot on iPhone pix make a splash on billboards

Turns out pro hockey players can take iPhone pictures as well as they skate and brawl. At least, that’s the message of a new “Shot on iPhone” campaign. Candid images taken with the iPhone XS by