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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

VO2 max: The Apple Watch metric that reveals your aerobic fitness

Want to know how fit you really are? Apple Watch provides loads of insightful metrics you could check. So many, in fact, that there is not enough space for them all in the Workout app. Instead, you’ll

Take the pain and expense out of photo editing [Deals]

Digital photos are one of the most effective and enjoyable forms of content of our time. Want in on the fun? Great, but you might get overwhelmed by the complexity and cost of standard platforms. If

Flagship iPhones one step closer to being built in India

Apple is one step closer to manufacturing flagship iPhones in India for the first time. India’s IT ministry today signed off on plans to build a local Wistron factory that is expected to produce the

Sony brings official PS4 Remote Play to iPhone and iPad

You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iOS device. Sony has finally brought an official Remote Play app to iPhone and iPad, giving gamers the ability to connect to their console and play almost

Take flight with a Captain Marvel iPhone case from OtterBox

Captain Marvel can defend your iPhone with a case that just launched from OtterBox. This superhero-themed hardcase is available for a range of Apple’s devices going back years. It’s part of this

Hackers good and bad depend on stolen iPhone prototypes

Anyone who wants to do serious research into hacking iPhones needs to get their hands on a “dev-fused” unit — a prototype that can be used to ferret out iOS secrets. These are used by both malicious