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Apple Pencil 2 requires a $1,000 charger

The second-generation Apple Pencil has to recharge from a 2018 iPad Pro. No other method is possible. This meands people will have to depend on magnets securely holding this $129 stylus to the side of

Use AI to easily edit and enhance your photos [Deals]

To make most digital photos shine, you need to do some touch ups and editing. Too bad editing is such a pain. Without the right software, not even possible, so it’s worth checking out this tool that

Xiaomi’s new AirPods clones are unbelievably cheap

Xiaomi has a history of ripping off Apple devices, and sometimes — but not all the time — it does a pretty good job. Its new AirDots are a perfect example of that. They’re AirPods clones (obviously)

AirPods are still selling like crazy

Sales of AirPods don’t seem to be slowing, even though they’ve been on the market for years. And the controversial iPhone headphone adapter still sells very well, too. These are just a couple of the

First iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini preorders are arriving

It’s wet and miserable outside here in the United Kingdom, but for Apple fans who have preordered one of the company’s brand new devices, it’s going to be a wonderful day. The first iPad Pro, MacBook

Fitbit finally becomes serious Apple Watch competitor

Fitbit smartwatch shipments more than tripled last quarter. That pushed this company up to where it can actually begin to rival Apple Watch. Apple still enjoys a commanding lead, but Fitbit managed to

Earn discounts off Apple products with Chase credit card rewards

Chase credit card holders can now redeem reward points to cover some or all the cost of Apple products. Spending money to save money — which is how credit card rewards programs work — isn’t always the

Here’s what Spotify for Apple Watch looks like

Last week there were reports that Spotify is coming to Apple Watch. It’s definitely happening, with video of an early beta appearing online. At this point, however, basic functions are missing from

Easily process and edit 4K/HD videos with VideoProc [iPhone XS and AirPods giveaway]

This post is presented by Digiarty Software. Shooting great video on an iPhone is easy. But if you want to edit or work with video at a deeper level for watching or uploading without any limitations,

The first folding smartphone is already here

The future’s promise to give us folding smartphone-tablet hybrids like the ones found on Westworld has already arrived. Apple fans will have to wait until 2020 at the earliest for a folding iPhone,

iPhone XS Max giveaway and Casetify Impact drop test!

The new iPhone XS and XS Max are relatively tough phones. But even with the “world’s strongest glass,” these pricey iPhones remain subject to smashing. Casetify’s new Impact cases for iPhone XS and XS

2018 Mac mini review roundup: Pricey but impressively powerful

The Mac mini is back! It’s no longer the ultra-affordable entry to macOS it once was. But it’s still the cheapest Apple computer you can buy — and there’s a good reason for the price hike. This year’s

Foxconn denies US plant will be staffed with Chinese engineers

Apple’s top manufacturing partner Foxconn is denying a recent report from the Wall Street Journal that the company is looking to staff its new Wisconsin plant with employees from China. Foxconn

Shark Tank investor bites into Apple over lack of transparency

Entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary said it “took seconds” to sell off his Apple stock after hearing company executives announce the tech company would no longer disclose units sold.

How Apple Watch pace alerts will make you run faster

Apple made three big strides for runners in watchOS 5, adding Pace Alert, Rolling Mile pace and Cadence features. In this post, I’ll focus on Pace Alerts, which let you set a specific pace for your

Learn to build pro iOS games and apps [Deals]

Software development is still one of the most valuable skills you can learn. Coding skills are portable, potentially highly lucrative, and flexible. But if you’re not already a skilled coder, where to

2018 MacBook Air review roundup: A beautifully big improvement

The long-awaited MacBook Air update sports an all-new design and more powerful internals, but early reviews indicate there’s still room for improvement. It’s also the most expensive MacBook Air to

iPad Pro cases make charging new Apple Pencil a pain

The redesigned Apple Pencil magnetically clips to the side of the 2018 iPad Pro, and even wireless charges when its held there. This is a feature many people have been hoping for, but it comes with a

Fortnite 6.22 adds Heavy AR and Team Terror LTM

Fortnite’s weekly update has arrived with the long-awaited Heavy Assault Rifle. It deals more damage that any other AR but has a smaller magazine size so you’ll have to keep an eye on your ammo. The

Apple Watch gets 7 new complications in watchOS 5.1.1

Apple rolled out a watchOS 5.1.1 update this week to address an issue that caused some Series 4 devices to enter a boot loop when upgrading to watchOS 5.1. And that’s not all the update delivered;