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Google takes aim at Apple with Pixel 4, Pixel Buds and more

Google is gunning for Apple with a wave of new products designed to compete with everything from the iPhone to AirPods. During its hour-long event this morning, Google revealed its best smartphone

Apple wants to put a computer on your finger

Apple engineers put considerable thought into a “wearable electronic ring computing device” small enough to put on a finger. The proposed smart ring would have a touchscreen and work closely with

Apple Pay expands its reach to more banks across Europe

Apple Pay is now supported by a number of new banks across Europe. Bunq in Austria, ING in Germany, and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands have all adopted Apple’s mobile payments service. Phyre in Bulgaria

Beats Solo Pro headphones drop with active noise cancellation

An Apple subsidiary has stolen a march on the AirPods line by launching Beats Solo Pro, headphones with active noise cancellation. But this isn’t a set of tiny eabuds, though. It’s for people who want

Apple TV+ is coming to Roku

Apple TV+ will be available on Roku boxes when it launches next month. Roku revealed this morning that the Apple TV app will be available on its platform starting today, allowing users to access their

Apple’s AirPort Utility app now compatible with iOS 13

Apple this week updated its official AirPort Utility app. The rare patch should improve security and eliminate issues users were experiencing after upgrading to iOS 13. Apple’s AirPort hardware was

Surf safely with VPN protection on all your devices [Deals]

We’re always a tap or click away from the internet, whether on our computers, tablets or smartphones. So if you’re going to protect your privacy and security on one device, you should do it for all of

Jason Sudeikis is reviving Ted Lasso for new Apple TV+ comedy

Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis will feature in a new Ted Lasso comedy series coming to Apple TV+. It will be the actor’s first regular return to TV since he departed Saturday Night Live in 2013.

Fortnite Chapter 2 gets first official story trailer

Fortnite Chapter 2 is set to finally go live today after more than 24 hours of absolutely nothing. You can’t quite play it yet — but you can enjoy its first official story trailer right here. Fortnite

Finding Apple TV+ trailers and show details just got way simpler

Apple just launched a website with details about all its upcoming Apple TV+ shows. The site is supposed to be for journalists, but serves as a one-stop shop for everyone to learn more about all the

These magnificant Apple Watch bands are made from pineapple leaves

Get fruity with one of Mezando’s magnificant Apple Watch bands. Made from pineapple leaves, they’re super-sustainable and available in a range of styles and color options. They offer all the charm and

Apple denies it sends everyone’s browser data to Chinese company

Apple refutes accusations that it sends information from every iPhone’s and Mac’s Safari browser to China’s Tencent. These are apparently based on a vaguely-worded explanation in Settings which Apple

How to make your Mac’s dictionary popup way, way faster

Sick of waiting for the Mac's dictionary popup panel to load? Streamline your Spotlight Suggestions to make it appear instantly. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone 11 sales close to exceeding Apple’s expectations

iPhone is selling at a rate that almost beats Apple’s production target. The company gave its component suppliers a range of units it expected to sell this year, and actual sales are reportedly at the

Reddit app gets a new BFF: Snapchat

Regular users of Reddit’s iOS app and Snapchat can now share content between the two social media networks, both companies announced today. Reddit has never partnered with another app but said it will

New iRig audio gadgets for iPhone-toting podcasters and YouTubers

A new batch of iRig accessories from IK Multimedia should make life easier for podcasters and YouTubers who produce on their iPads or iPhones. The gear looks pretty sweet, and — if my experience is

VueScan rescues scanners made obsolete by macOS Catalina

Anyone with an older scanner incompatible with macOS Catalina can try VueScan, third-party software that works with over 6000 scanners from 42 manufacturers. It can save still-functional scanners from

iPhone sales get big September boost in China

iPhone sales in China are booming, according to the latest research note from UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri. Investors worried that strained tensions between China and the US would cause some backlash

Fortnite has reached ‘the end’, but your unlocks and V-Bucks are safe

“The end” has come for Fortnite Battle Royale. A massive in-game event on Sunday sucked the entire world as we know it into a black hole. And almost 24 hours later, there is quite literally nothing.

macOS Catalina won’t play nicely with some eGPU setups

Apple’s newest macOS Catalina upgrade has been causing all kinds of havoc for some Mac users. One issue seems to be killing certain eGPU setups — especially for those with a Mac mini. Big software