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Live blog: Apple gives investors first look at iPhone XS sales

Apple’s last earnings call of 2018 kicks off in an hour, and it’s shaping up to be the company’s biggest Q4 report ever. Shares of Apple stock have been on an upward trend the last few days as

How to quit the iOS 12 beta program

Now that iOS 12.1 has shipped, it’s time to get out of the beta program and back to regular updates. But how do you exit the iOS 12 beta? We show you how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Save $100 on the new iPad Pro today only [Deals & Steals]

The new iPad Pro lineup is Apple’s most expensive to date, but you can score yours at a sweet discount if you know where to look. B&H Photo has slashed up to $100 off select models for today only!

Apple joins opposition to Trump transgender policy

Some of the biggest company’s in the country have come out in open opposition to transgender policy changes proposed by US president Donald Trump. Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are among 50

iOS 12.1 lock screen flaw lets anyone access your contacts

If you’ve upgraded to iOS 12.1 already, you might want to be careful about where you leave your iPhone. It turns out that a new lock screen flaw lets anyone access your contacts without your passcode.

2019 iPad could sport revolutionary 3D scanning tech

Apple is all-in on augmented reality. This requires sensing the objects around the computer and user, which is why Apple reportedly intends to build its new “Time of Flight” laser scanning technology

Aw Snap! ‘Influencer’ sued for not wearing Spectacles on Instagram

Life as a social media influencer has its share of heavy lifting. But a 20-year-old actor and model is facing a $90,000 lawsuit because he allegedly failed at the seemingly easy job of wearing Snap

How to make Group FaceTime calls on iPhone, iPad or Mac

Group FaceTime calls are finally available on the Mac, and in iOS 12.1. Here’s how to use it. Spoiler: it’s really, really easy. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Face ID could get a big upgrade in 2019

The iPhone’s Face ID system will allegedly get a big upgrade in 2019, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, told investors in a

2018 iPad Pro runs faster than some MacBook Pros

Benchmark scores for the 2018 iPad Pro announced this week show that this tablet is faster than the 13-inch MacBook Pro released this summer. Unfortunately, these same benchmark tests don’t clear up

Fortnite 6.2 lets you float into battle like never before

Epic Games just rolled out this week’s Fortnite update, giving players a new way to float into battle. Balloons are the hottest item in the patch notes this week, alongside some nice improvements.

U.K. passport plan might spark Apple’s next big fight

The UK government wants Apple to open up developer access to the NFC chips inside iPhones. The reason is because it plans to launch a new app designed to help EU citizens apply for residency in the

Halloween iPhones trump candy as ultimate treat

Brandon Baldwin normally hurls iPhones from a couple of stories up to see if they survive as a way to entertain the 3.2 million followers of his YouTube channel, GizmoSlip. But on Halloween night,

Use solar energy to recharge your devices anywhere [Deals]

You never know when you’re going to need to recharge your devices. It’s annoying enough when your phone dies at the office, but on a long hike or far from outlets it can be more than inconvenient. So

Apple eyes stake in struggling U.S. radio group iHeartMedia

Apple is in talks over acquiring a stake in iHeartMedia, according to a new report. Sources say the company could invest millions of dollars to help save the struggling U.S. radio group, which filed

Apple suppliers don’t expect big profits from Retina MacBook Air

Apple’s new Retina MacBook Air looks to be one of the more gorgeous laptops in Apple history. However, suppliers reportedly aren’t expecting to be awash with profits thanks to Apple’s orders. That’s

Today in Apple history: Time crowns iPhone ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after Steve Jobs showed it off, the original iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack, which

You can now watch Apple’s iPad and Mac event on YouTube

Apple has been killing it this year, and this week’s “There’s More in the Making” event was no exception. People tuning in were treated to the unveiling of a new Mac mini, a stunner of an iPad Pro

Stockholm rejects Apple’s plans for historic park flagship store

Apple chooses some spectacular, historic locations for its Apple Stores — but those spaces don’t always want to be home to trendy retail stores selling expensive smartphones. In Stockholm, Sweden, the

Apple won’t repair your ‘obsolete’ iPhone 5 any more

The iPhone 5 may be 6 years old at this point, but for many Apple fans this remains one of the greatest iPhone models ever built, and a genuine classic. Sadly, there’s a bit of bad (if predictable)