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This versatile bag gives your iPad a stylish commute

There are hundreds of brands for bags and cases, but all boil down to a handful of styles: the satchel/messenger bag, backpack or sling bag. The Commuterpak, from startup Funk Street Outfitters,

Majority of Americans think tech giants need regulating

It seems that the majority of Americans agree with Tim Cook when it comes to regulating data-hungry tech giants, a new survey suggests. Carried out by Axios, the survey suggests that 55 percent of

Save on highly reviewed noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

Let’s be honest. For most of us, traveling is more about the sights than the sounds. On the plane, train or out in the world, noise-canceling headphones make it easy to be alone with your music or

Fortnite updates will bring dynamite, possible winter theme

Fortnite players can look forward to more changes as we approach the end of 2018, with dynamite on the way in an upcoming release, and a possible snowstorm that will bring a winter theme to the Battle

Led by Apple, major tech stocks drop $728 billion in 6 weeks

Apple’s market cap has taken one heck of a beating over the past six weeks. But it’s far from alone. A new report notes that tech’s FAANG stocks (that’s Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google)

Apple really wants iPad Pro to be your next computer

In a previous iPad advertisement, Apple famously asked “What’s a computer?” The company has taken a step past that with its latest ad that urges people to make an iPad Pro their next computer. The

Deezer tries to outdo Spotify with upgraded Apple Watch app

Following on from Spotify’s Apple Watch debut, rival streaming music company Deezer has given its Apple Watch app a major version 2.0 overhaul. The upgrade includes brand new features such as direct

Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography

It’s not every day that an app as well known as Tumblr vanishes from the App Store. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend, however, when the microblogging social network app was wiped off the

iPhone photo-editing app Darkroom expands to iPad

Darkroom is a photo-editing application that invites comparison to Adobe’s Lightroom. But it’s always had a limitation: the only version was for iPhone. That’s about to change, as an iPad version is

Sell your old Apple Watch for a cheap Black Friday upgrade

Retailers are offering big discounts on the Apple Watch for Black Friday, and you can fund your upgrade by selling your old model to Cult of Mac. The whole process is quick and easy, and we typically

How to translate anything with Siri shortcuts

This Siri Shortcut takes any text, translates it to English, and copies it to your clipboard. It’s lighting fast, and way better than messing with Google Translate. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

MacBooks become modern art on gorgeous walnut stand [Review]

In German, the boy’s name “Yohann” means “gift of god.” The same could be said about the Yohann MacBook stand, a sculptural walnut base divine in both look and function. You may want to say a little

New wireless fast charger wins with aluminum and USB-C

Satechi has a new wireless charger for Qi devices, including all recent iPhone models. This includes a USB-C port and can transmit power as quickly as iOS and Android devices can receive it. Its

Instagram goes to war against fake follows and likes

Using a third-party app to gain followers and likes on Instagram are about to become a lot less effective at artificially growing audiences. Instagram revealed today that it is going to war against

RødeCaster Pro is the perfect box for iOS podcasters

The RØDECaster Pro puts everything you need to record podcasts into one clever box. It even records photo calls via Bluetooth (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Google Photos can now adjust background blur on Portrait Mode pics

You no longer need to buy the iPhone XS or XS Max to take advantage of one of the best features on the new devices’ camera. Google Photos pushed out an update this morning that allows any iPhone owner

Brilliant Pod Case concept turns Apple Watch into iPod

iPod lovers have been waiting years for Apple to resurrect its portable music player with no luck, but a brilliant new concept case could give us the next best thing. Designer Joyce Kang created a

How to stream Thanksgiving NFL games on your iPhone

By Chris Brantner For some people, Thanksgiving is a day to stay home, stuff themselves silly, and watch football on the couch until the turkey coma sets in around 7 p.m. For other people, though,

RAW Power brings new powerful photo editing tools to Mac, iOS

Photographers who use the RAW Power software get a new slew of tools today with the release of a 2.0 version for both Mac and iOS. RAW Power 2.0 brings new adjustments for chromatic aberration,

Best gifts for Mac fans [Gift Guide 2018]

We’ve shown you the best gifts for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users, but what if the person you’re buying for is a long-time Apple fan whose first love was the Mac? Then you should start your