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What to do when your iOS backup is newer than your iPhone’s OS

Everyone in Apple’s beta program is running a pre-release version of the next iOS version. Which is great, until you get a new iPhone or iPad. Then you can’t restore the new device from the backup

Samsung takes wraps off its first folding smartphone

The foldable future of smartphones has officially arrived. Just one day after we saw the first folding smartphone hit the market, Samsung took the wraps off of its new Galaxy X smartphone that packs a

70-year-old man uses 11-phone rig to dominate Pokémon Go

Turns out the world’s most dedicated Pokémon Go player probably isn’t a pimple-faced teen ditching school but is actually a 70-year-old grandpa in Taiwan. Chen San-yuan recently became an online

Clips adds new Selfie Scenes, stickers and more

Apple’s quick video editing app, Clips, just got a big update today that adds new features that take advantage of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and iPad Pros. The new update brings

Cheap Androids cause problems for iPhone in India

Apple has poured a lot of money into trying to capture a big chunk of the growing smartphone market in India. But the average resident doesn’t have a lot of money to buy an iPhone. A report by

How to set up your new iPad Pro the right way

Setting up your new iPad Pro is easy. These tips will help you get the most out of your amazing new tablet. Plus: iPad customization tips! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

No settlement in sight for Apple vs Qualcomm legal battle

Apple is making zero effort to reach a settlement in its wide-ranging legal battle with Qualcomm. The iPhone-maker used Qualcomm wireless chips in its devices for years, but the two sides recently

The new iPad Pro might be too pro for you [Review]

The 2018 iPad Pro is amazing. But unless you’re a pro user, you should probably wait until the new edge-to-edge design comes to cheaper iPads. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

This gorgeous photo frame is also a wireless charger

Wireless chargers are great, but almost all of them are ugly and boring. That’s why Twelve South invented the PowerPic, an attractive photo frame that charges your iPhone — and any other Qi-compatible

These are the best accessories for your 2018 iPad Pro

You’ve unwrapped your awesome new iPad. Now it’s time to grab some accessories. Here’s our guide to the essential accessories for the new 2018 iPad Pro (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Facebook Messenger will give you 10 minutes to unsend a text

We’ve all sent messages we regret, which is why many messaging platforms now give us the option to recall a text. Facebook Messenger is finally following suit, but it won’t give you much time to fix a

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,