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Amazon gets green light to sell more Apple products

Amazon shoppers are about to see a whole lot more Apple products on the retailer’s online storefront. Apple and Amazon have reportedly inked a deal that allows Amazon to sell Apple’s newest iPhones

Paris Apple Store on Champs-Élysées will be très fabuleux

Paris’ new flagship Apple Store finally got an official opening day: the retail location on the iconic Champs-Élysées will open its doors next Sunday. In addition to offering iPhones, Mac, and more to

Blind surfer shows how iPhone’s VoiceOver feature is a game-changer

Apple gave fans a heartwarming glimpse at how the iPhone and Apple Watch have helped a blind veteran gain more independence on his path to becoming a competition-winning surfer. In a new post on its

Steve Jobs stood in the lunch line like a regular Joe

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was known to be incredibly demanding. But one retired Apple executive said when it came to standing in line in the company cafeteria, Jobs waited his turn like everyone

Got a new iPad? It’s time to sell your old one

Your hard-earned savings are probably looking a little beaten after the arrival of the amazing new iPad Pro lineup. But making back some of the cash you’ve just coughed up can be quicker and easier

Apple Watch makes more holiday wish lists than iPad or MacBook

More people are hoping for an Apple Watch than an iPad or MacBook this holiday season, a sign of the growing popularity of this wearable. That said, plenty of people want this company’s tablets and

Mac mini teardown provides closer look at tiny internals

The Mac mini might be Apple’s smallest and most affordable computer, but there’s a whole lot to technology packed into its tiny aluminum shell. iFixit’s latest teardown provides us with a closer look

Stock up on travel-ready gear and gadgets [Deals]

Whether you’re a snowbird escaping the winter weather or just traveling for work, we’ve got some of the best deals on gear to bring on your next trip. There’s an affordable set of noise canceling

Apple’s Face ID supplier has been acquired for $3.2 billion

Finisar, supplier of the laser scanners used to enable Face ID in Apple’s latest iOS devices, has been acquired for a reported $3.2 billion. II-VI Incorporated, a leading producer of optoelectronic

Fortnite smashes its concurrent players record

If you thought Fortnite already reached its peak, think again. Epic Games confirms that its hit Battle Royale game now boasts a staggering 8.3 million concurrent players worldwide. The number more

Satechi’s new USB-C hub adds the ports iPad Pro needs most

Satechi just unveiled a USB-C hub designed specifically for the new iPad Pro. It sits flush with the side of the tablet and includes ports for video, headphones, and more. It doesn’t go overboard with

Hey Siri, find me a soulmate

Tinder co-founder Sean Rad says advances in artificial intelligence could give Siri an exciting new role — matchmaker. Apple’s virtual assistant is good at simple asks, like serving up the time, the

8 great tricks for the 2018 iPad Pro

These 8 tricks will help you really get the most out of your new 2018 iPad Pro. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

All the ways a 2018 iPad Pro is better than a MacBook [Review]

The dividing line between MacBook and iPad Pro gets narrower every year. The new iPad Pro models added a USB-C port, further reducing the differences. This is a good opportunity to consider which is

This iPad Pro unboxing will give you FOMO

It’s finally here - Apple’s most drastic change to iPad since it was introduced in 2010. So what’s in the box and where does this take the iPad of the future? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Yes, you can use the 2018 iPad Pro as a fridge magnet

The iPad Pro can double as the world’s most expensive fridge magnet. More usefully, it can stick to a music stand, and stay safe while you rock out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Look inside Apple’s first store in Thailand

One of the most popular countries in South East Asia for American tourists is finally getting its first Apple store. Apple is set to open the doors of its Bangkok store in Thailand on Saturday,

New keyboard shortcuts make GarageBand worthy of the 2018 iPad Pro

GarageBand for iPad gets some great new pro features, like full support for keyboard shortcuts, and three new Drummers. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Colorful iMac G3 looks adorable as a toy robot

Before the brushed aluminum and sharp angles of today’s desktop Mac, the iMac G3 was bulbous, plastic and colorful. Some would say cute. Toy designer Philip Lee raises the cute factor on the beloved

Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer adds HomeKit compatibility

A software update adds native HomeKit compatibility to the Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer today. The in-wall dimmer switch brings smart lighting capabilities via Apple’s Home app and/or the updated Wemo iOS