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There’s still a way to get a cheap iPhone battery replacement

Apple’s cheap battery replacement program might have come to an end, but the folks over at iFixit have extended their own $29.99 replacement program for the rest of 2019. The company’s kits provide

Enjoy Apple Music on American Airlines without buying Wi-Fi

Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy the service on domestic flights with American Airlines without purchasing Wi-Fi. Complete access to the service and its more than 50 million songs

Another analyst thinks Apple shares are going cheap

Another analyst has declared that Apple stock is currently undervalued following on from yesterday’s earnings call. “The stock is cheap, I mean, it’s selling at low multiples,” King Lip, chief

Gmail is getting a big redesign on Android and iOS

Google’s official Gmail app is getting a fancy new redesign on Android and iOS. The fresh lick of paint won’t just make Gmail look better; it will also come with new features and tweaks that will make

Facebook will remove iOS app that paid users to ‘spy’ on them

Facebook will shut down the iOS version of its Research app after a TechCrunch report revealed how it was paying users aged 13-35 to install a VPN, allowing it to gather data on their phone and web

Lawyer claims FaceTime bug was used to eavesdrop on a client

Unsurprisingly, Apple’s recently exposed FaceTime bug — allowing other people to see or hear you before a call starts — is already landing the company in hot water. According to a new lawsuit filed

Apple won’t say how many iPhones it sold, but here’s a good guess

Not included in the Q4 financial results Apple just announced was the number of iPhone units sold. An analyst firm quickly filled in the gap, estimating that 65.9 million iOS handsets shipped in the

Budget 2019 iPad needs to include Apple Keyboard [Opinion]

Details on an upcoming pair of iPad models are already trickling out, and today came word that these tablets might support an Apple clip-on keyboard. At least one of these models is expected to target

Everything you need to know about Apple’s disappointing holiday quarter

Tim Cook sounded confident about Apple’s future when he got on today’s Q1 2019 earnings call with investors this afternoon. Despite slumping iPhone sales and declining revenues, Cook told investors

iPhone sales slump, but Apple’s in it ‘for the long term’

Apple unveiled its earnings for Q1 2019 this afternoon and as expected, total revenue came in a lot lower than Apple originally predicted at the end of last year, with iPhone sales dropping 15%.

Live blog: Witness Apple’s high-stakes earnings call

Investors are eagerly waiting to see all the numbers from Apple’s 2018 holiday quarter during today’s earnings call. Based on early reports, some of the numbers might come in even lower than expected.

Apple reinvents seatbelt with gesture controls

Project Titan may take the steering wheel out of the driver’s hands, but controlling the car could be as easy as gesturing at the seatbelt. Apple has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and

Today at Apple adds 50 new sessions in expanded formats

Apple is expanding its slate of Today at Apple sessions with 50 new classes that offer free educational experiences for iPhone, iPad and Mac users. Today at Apple first started at Apple store in 2017,

Beware: Shortcuts could steal your data

Malicious Siri Shortcuts are a real possibility warns one developer, so users need to start treating all of them as potential threats. He calls on Apple to fix their problems. Shortcuts debuted last

Aetna’s new app lets you earn an Apple Watch by being fit

One of the biggest health insurance providers in the U.S. is giving customers the option to earn a free Apple Watch Series 3 by engaging in healthy activities like exercise and sleeping better. Aetna

Canon admits defeat in its battle with smartphone snappers

The boss of one of the biggest names in the camera industry says his company cannot compete against the cameras in the iPhone and other smartphones. Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai says the camera market will

What you need to know about playing Fortnite for iOS with a controller

Fortnite for iOS finally supports wireless game controllers. After installing the latest version 7.30 release, you can connect a compatible MFi controller and bid goodbye to fiddly touch controls. But

Here’s how crazy spam calls went in 2018

A new report from call identification and blocking company HIYA shows just how bad these spam calls have gotten. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Shark Tank star thinks it could be the right time to invest in Apple

Apple stock is down right now — and if you’re a potential investor looking to dive in, that’s good news. At least, that’s according to Shark Tank star and chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments, Kevin

UBS thinks disappointing iPhone sales will continue into 2020

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri is concerned that declining iPhone sales are going to continue not only through 2019, but also into 2020. “We believe the challenges in China would likely to continue and