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Check out the new USB-C hub indicator icon in iOS

The 2018 iPad Pro has a new USB-C icon that shows up whenever you connect a hub. But it doesn't always appear. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

This dual iPhone and Apple Watch charger is a great AirPower alternative [Watch Store]

Now that Apple’s AirPower charging mat has been cancelled, this dual iPhone and Apple Watch charger is perhaps the best alternative. Like the AirPower, the Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger can

Apple Watch with UV sensor could swat skin cancer

A future version of the Apple Watch could monitor how much ultraviolet radiation the user is being exposed to, and alert the wearer if they’ve been in the Sun for too long. According to the World

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming to Mac

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the twelfth game in the Lara Croft-starring franchise, is coming to Mac in 2019. The generally well-received title, set in South America, launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and

This versatile bag gives your iPad a stylish commute

There are hundreds of brands for bags and cases, but all boil down to a handful of styles: the satchel/messenger bag, backpack or sling bag. The Commuterpak, from startup Funk Street Outfitters,

Majority of Americans think tech giants need regulating

It seems that the majority of Americans agree with Tim Cook when it comes to regulating data-hungry tech giants, a new survey suggests. Carried out by Axios, the survey suggests that 55 percent of

Save on highly reviewed noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

Let’s be honest. For most of us, traveling is more about the sights than the sounds. On the plane, train or out in the world, noise-canceling headphones make it easy to be alone with your music or

Fortnite updates will bring dynamite, possible winter theme

Fortnite players can look forward to more changes as we approach the end of 2018, with dynamite on the way in an upcoming release, and a possible snowstorm that will bring a winter theme to the Battle

Led by Apple, major tech stocks drop $728 billion in 6 weeks

Apple’s market cap has taken one heck of a beating over the past six weeks. But it’s far from alone. A new report notes that tech’s FAANG stocks (that’s Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google)

Apple really wants iPad Pro to be your next computer

In a previous iPad advertisement, Apple famously asked “What’s a computer?” The company has taken a step past that with its latest ad that urges people to make an iPad Pro their next computer. The

Deezer tries to outdo Spotify with upgraded Apple Watch app

Following on from Spotify’s Apple Watch debut, rival streaming music company Deezer has given its Apple Watch app a major version 2.0 overhaul. The upgrade includes brand new features such as direct

Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography

It’s not every day that an app as well known as Tumblr vanishes from the App Store. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend, however, when the microblogging social network app was wiped off the

iPhone photo-editing app Darkroom expands to iPad

Darkroom is a photo-editing application that invites comparison to Adobe’s Lightroom. But it’s always had a limitation: the only version was for iPhone. That’s about to change, as an iPad version is

Sell your old Apple Watch for a cheap Black Friday upgrade

Retailers are offering big discounts on the Apple Watch for Black Friday, and you can fund your upgrade by selling your old model to Cult of Mac. The whole process is quick and easy, and we typically

How to translate anything with Siri shortcuts

This Siri Shortcut takes any text, translates it to English, and copies it to your clipboard. It’s lighting fast, and way better than messing with Google Translate. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

MacBooks become modern art on gorgeous walnut stand [Review]

In German, the boy’s name “Yohann” means “gift of god.” The same could be said about the Yohann MacBook stand, a sculptural walnut base divine in both look and function. You may want to say a little

New wireless fast charger wins with aluminum and USB-C

Satechi has a new wireless charger for Qi devices, including all recent iPhone models. This includes a USB-C port and can transmit power as quickly as iOS and Android devices can receive it. Its

Instagram goes to war against fake follows and likes

Using a third-party app to gain followers and likes on Instagram are about to become a lot less effective at artificially growing audiences. Instagram revealed today that it is going to war against

RødeCaster Pro is the perfect box for iOS podcasters

The RØDECaster Pro puts everything you need to record podcasts into one clever box. It even records photo calls via Bluetooth (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Google Photos can now adjust background blur on Portrait Mode pics

You no longer need to buy the iPhone XS or XS Max to take advantage of one of the best features on the new devices’ camera. Google Photos pushed out an update this morning that allows any iPhone owner