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Apple under fire for sending browsing data to China

Apple is under fire for sending Safari browser data to China. It is known that Safari can send information to Google Safe Browsing to protect users against online phishing and scams. But it seems

These discounted noise-canceling headphones are perfect for any occasion [Deals]

Few things get quite as much use as our headphones. We use them for music and podcasts on the commute or at the gym, calls at work or at home, or just to watch the YouTube video a friend randomly

Apple Amsterdam reopens October 24 with pro filmmaking sessions

Apple will reopen its flagship retail store in Amsterdam on October 24 following months of extensive renovations. The redesign will feature a Forum and video wall for Today at Apple events. Visitors

iPhone SE 2 will be Apple’s most affordable smartphone to date

Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE 2 will be its most affordable smartphone yet, according to one reliable analyst. The upcoming device, which is expected to look like iPhone 8 and be powered by

The best Catalina, Catalyst and nap apps this week

This week we check the weather, take a nap, edit photos on our Macs using Apple Pencil, and enjoy Catalina’s Catalyst apps. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save big on smart bulbs, Adobe training and more [Week’s Best Deals]

This week, the best deals in the Cult of Mac Store run the gamut. For starters, we’ve got an awesome iTunes alternative for iOS management, and an energy saving smart bulb with Home App integration.

iPhone 11 Pro Max production cost is shockingly low

Apple charges $1099 for an iPhone 11 Pro Max, but the components for this high-end smartphone with assembly cost less than half the selling price. TechInsights disassembled Apple’s latest flagship

Juuk Qrono: The best metal band I’ve used with Apple Watch [Review]

Juuk’s new Qrono band for Apple Watch offers everything you could want from a metal bracelet without the nasty drawbacks. It looks terrific but won’t weight you down, and like all Juuk bands, it’s

Gear4 slim cases protect an iPhone 11 from a 13-foot fall [Review]

Gear4 cases can save an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro series from breaking if dropped quite long distances, but they aren’t as bulky as typical rugged cases. The lineup for all three of Apple’s latest is

Do this before you upgrade your Mac to Catalina [Cult of Mac Magazine 318]

Itching to upgrade your Mac to Catalina? Time to hit the brakes, buster. Before installing macOS Catalina, it’s essential that you do a little due diligence. The new operating system brings some

Apple begins beta testing macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Just days after the release of its newest Mac operating system, Apple has started beta testing the first update, macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Currently, this offers just a few minor changes for this

Last chance! Save 20% on these mountable cases for iPhone 11

Mount your iPhone almost anywhere while it’s charging with Xvida’s brilliant magnetic charging pad and case combo. It’s now available for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max for the first time — and you

How to stop Siri from snooping on you

Worried that Siri shares everything you say with Apple employees? Opt out of Siri data collection to keep things (mostly) to yourself. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple TV+ could take a big bite out of Netflix

Apple TV+ could have 100 million subscribers in 3 to 4 years, according to an analyst that’s bullish on this streaming service set to launch next month. Strong demand for a rival is bad news for

Apple device management: Do it right with Hexnode MDM

This post is brought to you by Apple MDM service Hexnode. Apple devices are great mobile computing machines and powerhouses for business productivity. But let’s face it, managing Apple devices is no

Apple launches in-house studio with Band of Brothers follow-up

Apple is launching its own in-house studio and teaming up with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks to create the first series that it will own full rights to. The new limited series, titled Masters of the

How to make Siri announce and read your messages

In iOS 13.2, Siri can announce your incoming messages and read them to you. This is the kind of feature that is so useful, and obvious, that it seems like it should have always been there. It’s called

iOS 13.2 finally brings frame rate, resolution settings to Camera app

The iPhone 11 line hasn’t even been out a month, but Apple continues to improve its camera through iOS updates. An iOS developer exploring iOS 13.2 beta 2 said the Camera app will allow video shooters

Apple Arcade picks up 5 new games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV

The Apple Arcade catalog continues to grow with five new games for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV available today. Inmost, an atmospheric, story-driven platformer from the creators of Stardew Valley, is

Apple is more valuable than it’s ever been

Apple has hit a new all-time high valuation as shares rose 1.7% to hit $234.09. That gives Apple a market cap of $1.058 trillion. Talk about valuable! It comes as investors expected top level trade