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How to start swimming with Apple Watch

While many of us learn to swim at school, plenty of people never return to the pool as an adult. If that sounds familiar, but your shiny new Apple Watch Series 4 is tempting you to dip your toe in the

MacBook shipments took a battering in Q3

Apple’s MacBook lines performed surprisingly badly in the third quarter of 2018 — with double figure declines in growth worse than any of the other five leading notebook manufacturers. While Dell

Fortnite’s $1 million Winter Royale is open to all

Do you think you have what it takes to earn real money playing Fortnite? You’ll soon have the opportunity to prove it in the Winter Royale Online Tournament, a new competition from Epic Games that’s

You can now open Google Assistant with your voice on iPhone

There’s great news for fans of Google Assistant with an iPhone: for the first time, iOS users can now access the smart assistant using a verbal command. The solution is a little bit convoluted, but

AirFly upgrades your ears to first class

Got a long flight home this holiday season? Wish you could listen to in-flight TV with your AirPods? Want to hear the gym cardio machine’s TV audio with your wireless headphones? Now you can, thanks

Foxconn must cut spending ahead of ‘very difficult’ 2019

Apple’s biggest supplier, Foxconn, is having to shed a whole lot of costs. According to an internal company memo, it aims to cut 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) from its expenses in 2019. This is

Apple acquires AI startup with a focus on privacy

Apple has reportedly acquired an artificial intelligence startup that specializes in on-device machine learning software. Silk Labs’ technology processes data without sending it to the cloud, which is

Apple working to give veterans iPhone access to their medical records

Apple is in discussions with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with access to their electronic medical records on iOS, a new report claims. The company began discussions last

Jony Ive talks his first experience with a Mac and more

Sir Jony Ive — the first recipient of the Stephen Hawking Fellowship — delivered a lecture at the Cambridge Union, the University of Cambridge’s debate society, earlier this week. Ive reflected on

OtterBox’s first folio case for 2018 iPad Pro is sleek but protective

The Symmetry Series 360 just became the first OtterBox case released for the newest iPad Pro. This isn’t one of the super-rugged cases this company is best known for, but it brings some protection

Apple’s animated holiday ad will melt your frosty heart

Apple’s annual holiday ad is atleast here and per usual, it’s a tear-jerker. For this year’s ad, Apple used a mixtured of practical sets with computer animation to tell a heartwarming story of a

Unlock the dual audio outputs in new Macs

The latest Macs let you send separate audio to the speakers and the headphones, which is a big deal. Here’s how to set it up. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

olloclip’s new X lenses work with latest iPhones at last

olloclip Connect X lenses will now fit on the iPhone XR and XS models thanks to new mounting clips rolled out today. The release of dedicated clips for Apple’s latest flagship handsets comes two weeks

How to reset your iPhone without the passcode

This post is presented by Wondershare. Every iPhone owner fears forgetting the passcode that unlocks his or her device. If you created a fresh passcode for your new iPhone XR, XS or XS Max, there are

Best gifts for Apple fans [Gift Guide 2018]

Buying for an Apple fan who already has the latest products and accessories doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a ton of great gifts out there, like beautiful books showcasing Apple design, cool

Samsung’s next phone could pack 6 cameras and 5G

The iPhone is set to get some huge competition from Apple’s biggest rival in 2019. Samsung is reportedly planning to unleash its biggest phone ever for the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy lineup. If

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