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Watch an iPad Pro bend with embarrassing ease

An 11-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil were the focus of what seemed like a routine unboxing video. That is until the host used his bare hands to destroy both devices. If you’re among the 2.7 million

Your GPS is about to become way more accurate

Phones and other devices located in the U.S. are now permitted to access signals coming from the European equivalent of the GPS system, named for the astronomer Galileo. This should make them

Sweet new accessory puts a different spin on Mac

The Microsoft Dial, one of the innovative features of the company’s Surface Studio, is coming to Mac. Well, kind of. Taking the form of a hockey puck-style knob, the Dial offers another way to

Walmart set to become a bigger online retailer than Apple

Walmart will overtake Apple to become the third largest e-commerce retailer in the United States over the holiday season, analysts at eMarketer predict. According to the firm, Amazon will remain in

Deck out your MacBook ahead of Black Friday [Deals]

Pretty much every MacBook user can benefit from a good accessory. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on the best peripherals for MacBooks, just in time for Black Friday. Below you’ll find

Ditch the Apple Watch Sport band, get Shift instead

A pair of avid runners turned engineers have reinvented the watch band into something kind of genius, and we’ve got it in the Cult of Mac Watch Store. Your Apple Watch provides a torrent of

Black Friday steals, MacBook Pro’s new Vega GPUs and strange Steve Jobs stories, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: You need to be prepared if you want to lock down the best prices on the best gadgets this Black Friday. We’ll tell you the strategies to use to grab all the good deals most

Apple’s Certified Refurbished Online Store gets a design upgrade

Apple has debuted a new look for its Certified Refurbished Online Store, giving it bigger pictures and easier navigation options. Previously, Apple’s Certified Refurbished was nothing special,

Swiss banks accused of colluding to hurt Apple Pay

Switzerland is opening up an investigation into whether major banks colluded to fight off the threat of mobile payments services such as Apple Pay. The banks, which include Credit Suisse and

iPhone XR suppliers say they expect a slowdown next year

Sources with knowledge of two of the touch module suppliers for the iPhone XR say the companies expect to see a slowdown in shipments in the first quarter of 2019. The two companies are TPK Holding

2018 iPad Pro – A week with Apple’s computer for everywhere [Review]

The new iPad Pro is arguably the most powerful, most familiar, most versatile, and most fun computer you can get today. Yes, you read that correctly. I said computer. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Grab the new iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS ‘bug fix’ betas

The public just got their hands on the third beta of iOS 12.1.1, which developers were able to access to this morning. This doesn’t bring new features, but makes some tweaks. Developers can also

‘Shot on iPhone XR’ campaign showcases spectacular images

The iPhone XR camera isn’t as advanced as the one in Apple’s pricier XS series, but you’d be hard pressed to see the difference in some stunning images Apple is showing off today. These pictures were

Apple inks movie deal with Oscar-winning indie studio

One of the hottest indie movie studios in Hollywood is joining forces with Apple to make a series of movies. A24, the studio behind the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, has inked a multi-year deal to

How to import photos into 2018 iPad Pro

Importing photos into your new 2018 iPad Pro is as easy as plugging in an SD card reader. But there are some powerful hidden tricks that make it even easier. Check them out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

10 reasons I chose iPhone XR over iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and XS Max are undeniably the most gorgeous phones ever created. But when it comes time to actually shell out your own hard-earned cash for an iPhone in the year 2018, there’s one clear

Here’s a labeling system for all those white Apple cords. You’re welcome. [Review]

Buoy Tags, in a nutshell, are labels for cables. Apparently, some of us could use them. I didn’t know this until my little box of Buoy Tags arrived. But once I saw the little clip-on tags, I could see

Apple is poaching engineers in Qualcomm’s backyard

One of Apple’s oldest wireless chip suppliers is now facing a huge threat of having employees poached by the iPhone-maker. For the first time ever, Apple has started advertising engineering jobs in

Apple makes iPhone XR available unlocked

It’s no longer necessary to specify a wireless provider when you purchase an iPhone XR. Apple has begun offering its latest handset unlocked, so that it can be easily swapped to any carrier. This is

Why this is the perfect time to buy Apple stock

It hasn’t been a great month to own shares of Apple. But if you’ve been considering getting in, one analyst says now is the time to buy. Shares of the iPhone-maker have dropped 17 percent in less than