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Fortnite will start testing brand new spectator mode next month

Epic Games is finally bring a spectator mode to Fortnite. It will begin testing the feature, which will be used in future events, next month during a private gathering in Los Angeles. It’s not yet

Microsoft Office 365 is almost ready for the Mac App Store

Microsoft Office 365 is nearing its Mac App Store debut. Apple has already begun promoting the suite, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, in several countries around the world, while Microsoft

Apple extends ‘limited time’ iPhone XR and XS trade-in offer in Japan

Apple’s trade-in offer for the iPhone XS and XR in Japan shows no sign of being quite as “time limited” as Apple suggests. Having previously been advertised in the country as ending January 31, Apple

Become an email marketing master with this Mac app [Deals]

If you run or want to promote a business, email outreach is one of the best tools available. But not everyone knows how to make the most of an email campaign, and few have the time to learn. So it

Alien: Blackout on iOS is all about survival

In space, no-one can hear you scream. When you’re playing a mobile game on the commute to work, everyone can. That rule could possibly apply to new Alien game Alien: Blackout, which launches in the

Tim Cook celebrates the Mac on its 35th anniversary

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter today to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mac. Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO, unveiled the very first Macintosh on January 24, 1984. The machine

Google nabs senior macOS engineer for Fuchsia OS project

Google has poached senior macOS engineer Bill Stevenson to help build its upcoming Fuchsia OS. Stevenson will make the switch in February after spending 14 years at Apple, where his most recent role

TiVo’s new Apple TV app will only stream at 720p, 30fps

Plenty of people were excited when TiVo recently announced a new app coming to Apple TV, letting users watch live and recorded content without having to buy multiple TiVo boxes. They may be a bit less

Apple pays $2.5 million in annual rent for Chicago flagship store

If you think your rent is expensive you might want to spare a thought for the amount Apple pays for its spectacular waterfront flagship store in Chicago. Located on Chicago’s iconic “Magnificent

Acclaimed Steve Jobs opera coming to Seattle

It’s not often that a business executive’s life can be described as operatic. If that’s true for anyone, though, it may well be Apple’s late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs — whose life saw plenty of

Ride over for 200 employees of Apple’s autonomous vehicle program

Normally, Apple keeps mum about its self-driving car program but it has officially acknowledged a bit of restructuring in the project. This involved a reduction in its headcount. The employees weren’t

Apple poaches battery expert from Samsung

Apple‘s new global head of battery developments is very familiar with these critical components. Most recently, new Apple hire Soonho Ahn served as a vice president at Samsung SDI, a division of the

Slim backpack hides even the biggest MacBooks and iPads in style

WaterField Designs’ new Sutter Slim Backpack keeps a low profile while swallowing up a 15-inch MacBook, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a bunch of other gear. A few neat features make it sound like a pretty

Quirky Apple Pay videos urge iPhone users to text cash

It’s been a banner week for Apple Pay with big new retailers adopting this payment service. And now the company is piling on with a trio of short videos urging users to send money via the Messages app

How to stop Google from tracking your clicks

Did you know that Google hijacks your clicked links so that it can track you? You’re probably not surprised, but it’s easy to Stop the Madness. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Target says its REDcard won’t work with Apple Pay

Target has started rolling out Apple Pay in stores throughout the United States, but it’s not all good news for frequent shoppers. The retailer today confirmed that it’s not possible to add its own

Try this powerful iPhone data recovery app for free

This post is presented by Joyoshare. Owning an iPhone means dealing with iTunes for managing your data. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy, requiring clunky syncing and confusing menus. For iPhone

Create funky photo art with this double-exposure iPhone app

Of the countless apps for creating stunning effects to your iPhone photos, the best ones have two things in common: ease of use and effects that are actually stunning. Fuzion, an artsy double-exposure

Hulu drops price of cheapest streaming tier

Catching up on your favorite network TV shows through Hulu is about to get a little bit cheaper. Hulu revealed today that it will lower the price of its most affordable tier from $8 to $6 per month.

Foxconn hiring spree allays some iPhone fears

A recent unconfirmed report indicated that Foxconn, who produces handsets for Apple, had laid off thousands of employees. But the company itself says it’s actually hiring 50,000 people, a sign that