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Chill and escape Thanksgiving with Chillscape

Chillax. Take a chill pill. It’s all good. Why worry, man? Chillscape will calm you right on down. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Is this just fantasy? Queen’s Brian May hates Apple’s USB-C cables

It may sound like a crazy Mad Lib, but it’s not: Queen guitarist Brian May really has taken to Instagram to pen a lengthy rant about Apple’s UBC-C connector. May dramatically declares that “This is

Apple makes retailers cough up for iPhone display models

A group of Korean smartphone retailers are upset at Apple for forcing them to purchase in-store tester iPhones. This differs from the usual practice of manufacturers, who will provide free display

Get your Black Friday shopping done early [Deals]

Black Friday is just around the corner, meaning the stress of holiday shopping is just starting. So we’ve rounded up some of the best early Black Friday deals on apps, courses, and physical gear. Read

Epic promises big shotgun changes in Fortnite 6.31

Epic Games has promised to make big tweaks to shotguns in its next Fortnite update. Players can look forward to increased damage in close quarters gunfights, while the pump shotgun will be rebalanced

iPhone X to live on as Apple restarts production

The iPhone X had one of the shortest lifespans of any iPhone Apple has ever made, being cancelled when Apple introduced its next-gen handsets back in September. However, according to a new report,

Kids in the U.K. get field trips to… the Apple Store?

Apple is offering students in the U.K. the chance to learn more about coding, engineering and design — courtesy of Field Trip events as part of the UK’s government’s “Year of Engineering.” The events

Apple could take on Fire TV Stick with its own streaming dongle

Apple has spent upwards of $1 billion creating original TV shows, but as of yet it hasn’t revealed exactly how it plans to get these in front of users. One idea? That it could release a streaming

‘Research’ labels iPhone users in China as the ‘invisible poor’

The iPhone is a coveted totem of status in most parts of the world. In the United Arab Emirates, the wealthy elite buys them two at a time. But to carry an iPhone in China means you’re less educated

Force Apple’s iOS apps to use Dropbox or any other storage

Apple’s iOS apps can store their files anywhere. You just have to know how to tell them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Amazon stocks its Apple store with new products ahead of Black Friday

The biggest shopping day of 2018 is nearly upon us and Apple and Amazon are teaming up to take advantage of the spending bonanza. As part of its new online sales deal with Apple, Amazon has recently

Take control of your iPhone photo library, without iTunes

This post is presented by DearMob. Traveling for the holidays means keeping track of the flood of photos that comes with the season. So does getting a new iPhone XS, XS Max or XR as a gift. Basically,

The iPad needs a new kind of USB-C dock [Opinion]

Current USB-C hubs are fine for Macs, but terrible for iPad Pros. How about a new kind of USB-C dock, designed specifically for Apple’s Pro tablet? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Assassin’s Creed Rebellion swings onto iOS

Ubisoft’s newest Assassin’s Creed game just landed on iOS. Rebellion is a free-to-play strategy RPG in which players assemble a Brotherhood of powerful assassins to fight back against the Templars and

iPads take the pain out of pilots’ paperwork

The iPad is an artist’s canvas, a way for coaches to track stats and draw up plays and a replacement for the cash register at the local coffee shop. It has also earned its wings flying in the cockpits

How to start swimming with Apple Watch

While many of us learn to swim at school, plenty of people never return to the pool as an adult. If that sounds familiar, but your shiny new Apple Watch Series 4 is tempting you to dip your toe in the

MacBook shipments took a battering in Q3

Apple’s MacBook lines performed surprisingly badly in the third quarter of 2018 — with double figure declines in growth worse than any of the other five leading notebook manufacturers. While Dell

Fortnite’s $1 million Winter Royale is open to all

Do you think you have what it takes to earn real money playing Fortnite? You’ll soon have the opportunity to prove it in the Winter Royale Online Tournament, a new competition from Epic Games that’s

You can now open Google Assistant with your voice on iPhone

There’s great news for fans of Google Assistant with an iPhone: for the first time, iOS users can now access the smart assistant using a verbal command. The solution is a little bit convoluted, but

AirFly upgrades your ears to first class

Got a long flight home this holiday season? Wish you could listen to in-flight TV with your AirPods? Want to hear the gym cardio machine’s TV audio with your wireless headphones? Now you can, thanks
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