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Pixelmator preps AI-powered photo editor for iPad

Pixelmator makes image editing software for Mac and iPad, and it’s hard at work now on a new iPad application that uses artificial intelligence to improve its photo-editing capabilities. The new app —

Shortcuts 2.1 adds new weather and timer actions

The Apple Shortcuts app can now check the weather, set an alarm or timer, and convert measurements. Check out everything that’s new in Shortcuts 2.1. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Apple starts new round of iOS, macOS, tvOS ‘bug fix’ betas

Every type of Apple computer got an operating system upgrade yesterday, but the company’s coding team apparently never rests. New betas for phones, tablets, Macs, and TVs were just seeded to

Sleek sling bag lets you carry iPad Pro with style

If you’re going to move all of your personal computing to a new iPad Pro or MacBook Air, you may want to consider a bag made to fit Apple’s newest devices. WaterField Designs, makers of bespoke tech

First new MacBook Air unboxing videos go for the gold

It didn’t take long for the first unboxing videos of the new MacBook Air to hit YouTube. Apple just introduced its new MacBook Air yesterday but some lucky YouTubers have already gotten their hands on

iOS 12.1 brings performance management to newer iPhones

Apple’s new iOS 12.1 update, which rolled out to everyone on Tuesday, brings its performance management feature to the 2017 iPhone lineup. The feature will prevent handsets from unexpectedly shutting

USB-C for iPad Pro: Everything you need to know

What does USB-C mean for iPad Pro users? What can you plug in? How does it charge? Do you need a hub? Find out in our guide to USB-C for iPad Pro. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

New iPad Pro nearly sold out for launch day

Virtually every configuration of the new iPad Pro models sold out in the first day of pre-orders. Many went within a few hours, including the most expensive options. This isn’t a guarantee that demand

Add USB ports to MacBook Pro with this awesome power-adapter hub

Apple is on a mission to kill all MacBook ports that aren’t USB-C, but thanks to an ingenius new power adapter accessory, you can get back the old school USB ports you’ve been longing for. HyperDrive

5 things to watch for during Apple’s last earnings report of 2018

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s big keynote, Apple is set to unleash its final earnings report of 2018 on Thursday, November 1. The report will give investors their first glimpse into how well the

TV stars grab fat paychecks thanks to Apple’s spending spree

Apple is spending upward of $1 billion on its original TV shows, and it’s not skimping when it comes to star salaries. According to a recent report, Apple is paying out some of the highest salaries to

Apple Pay could land in Belgium next month

Apple Pay is coming to Belgium in November, Belgian newspaper De Tijd reports. It will supposedly be available initially as an exclusive for customers of BNP Paribas Fortis, Belgium’s most popular

Avoid blowing your budget this holiday season with this app [Deals]

It’s easy to lose track of spending during the holidays. As the gift wrapping stack up, a lot of us could use a little help keeping an eye on the bottom line. But no matter the time of year, financial

Apple pulls new watchOS 5.1 update

Apple has pulled the watchOS 5.1 update just hours after making it available to the public. The move came after reports that the release was “bricking” Apple Watch Series 4 units. Apple has advised

Why Apple is Facebook’s ‘biggest competitor by far’

Mark Zuckerberg says that, when it comes to messaging apps, Apple is Facebook’s “biggest competitor by far.” That’s because, while apps like Facebook Messenger and the Facebook-owned WhatsApp have to

Nintendo confirms Mario Kart Tour still on track for early 2019

Nintendo has told us very little about Mario Kart Tour since it was announced for iOS back in January. But there’s one important piece of information that the Japanese company has confirmed this week:

New iPad Pro reminds us how far tech has advanced in 8.5 years

Visually, the new iPad Pro brings back some of the design elements of the original 2010 iPad, especially noticeable with the flattened edges for the device. But how does it stack up in terms of

Top-tier 2018 iPad Pro might get more RAM

Apple has reportedly pegged the amount of RAM in the new iPad Pro to the amount of storage capacity. If this is true, it will be a significant departure for the company. Even on the pricy MacBook Pro

All the ways the 2018 iPad Pro blows away its predecessors

Since the first iPad was unveiled back in 2010, each successive model has looked nearly that same as all its predecessors, with most changes coming from faster processors and more storage. Not any

New iPad Pro repair costs make AppleCare+ a no-brainer

No matter what you plan to do with your beautiful new iPad Pro, make sure you never break it. Or if you do, you better buy AppleCare+. Apple published the pricing for replacing a broken iPad Pro on
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