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Apple’s first Thailand store looks absolutely stunning

Apple has confirmed that its first retail store in Thailand will open next month in Bangkok — and it looks absolutely spectacular. If Apple’s goal was to make a strong impression from day one, we can

Today in Apple history: OS X Panther claws its way onto Macs

October 25, 2003: Mac OS X Panther arrives on Macintosh computers, bringing a number of useful new features. Exposé lets users instantly view all open windows at once. The new iChat AV allows people

Trent Reznor says working at Apple made him feel ‘guilty’

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor says he quit his job at Apple because he felt “guilty” over abandoning his work as an artist in favor of a product design and marketing job. “I have a mixed set

Apple TV’s Events app updated for next week’s special event

As it always does prior to a new keynote event, Apple has updated its Apple Events app for Apple TV. If you want to watch the October 30 New York media event from the extreme comfort of your couch,

Trump’s iPhone could be a threat to national security

President Donald Trump has a serious iPhone problem, and it could be huge issue for U.S. national security. Despite being warned by security advisers, Trump continues to use an unsecured iPhone to

Buyers might not be ready for bright iPhone XR colors

A survey done in some of the largest smartphone markets found that most people prefer very traditional colors for their mobile devices, although their tastes are starting to widen. It’s not clear what

Apple employees think they make the world a better place

A majority of Apple employees believe their company is making the world a better place, according to a survey by the anonymous workplace app Bind. Blind sent its base a single True-False question – I

Google makes it way easier to delete your search history

Your iPhone does everything it can to protect your privacy, but using Google’s services punches a gaping hole in that protection. Google took a small step toward increasing user privacy by making it

How to remove annoying objects from your photos

What do you do if your perfect photo is ruined by a rogue element, an annoying object, or a stray dissident? You remove it, that's what, with TouchRetouch. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Tim Cook says he came out as gay to inspire kids

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he made the decision to come out as the first openly gay Fortune 500 CEO in an effort to inspire kids who wrote to him, not as a way to get more CEOs to come out. Cook, who

Leica’s new camera replaces rear display with your iPhone

Leica had decided to give one of its most popular new digital cameras an analog redesign. And the iPhone plays a crucial role. The camera company revealed a new variant of the M10 today. It completely

iOS 12 defeats law enforcement’s GrayKey iPhone unlocker

Apple has apparently won a victory in preserving the privacy of iPhone users. Previously, even if an iOS device was secured with a password, police could use the GrayKey unlocking tool to access the

Make an awesome power nap timer with Siri Shortcuts

Tell Siri you want to take a power nap, and it’ll set a timer, and schedule Do Not Disturb for the duration. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

‘Russian Paris Hilton’ could pay for using iPhone while repping Samsung

Although many Android phone makers pay celebrities millions to endorse their products, some people just can’t stop using an iPhone. The latest case in point is Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian politician, TV

Shoot cinematic steady video with your iPhone [Deals]

iPhone sure takes nice pictures and video. But no matter how great the camera is, keeping the camera steady matters just as much for getting a great shot. And that’s true of photos and videos, holding

Google follows Apple with free 4K movie upgrades for customers

It’s not exaggeration to call Apple a trendsetter. When Cupertino does something, then other companies will invariably follow. As a result, it’s no surprise that Google has just announced that

Italy fines Apple $11.4 million for throttling older iPhones

Italy’s antitrust watchdog has fined Apple 10 million euros ($11.4 million) for slowing down iPhones with aging batteries. The country also hit Samsung with a fine of 5 million euros ($5.7 million)

Today in Apple history: The world prepares for the NeXT Computer

October 24, 1988: Three years after leaving Apple, Steve Jobs prepares to launch the NeXT Computer, a machine he hopes will cement his reputation as a tech genius and blow away the machines produced

New Macs spill in online database

New Macs are expected at Apple’s upcoming October 30 event — and the Eurasian Economic Competition database is the unlikely place that may have just confirmed that. The online database has been

Tim Cook wants U.S. to adopt tougher, EU-style data privacy regulations

Tim Cook has upped the ante in the privacy conversation by calling for the United States to adopt “comprehensive” privacy laws similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European
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