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Apple Champs-Élysées is a stunning blend of old and new

Apple’s Champs-Élysées retail store opens this Sunday, and from the look of some pictures Apple has released, it may be the most spectacular Apple Store yet. The store eschews the glass and modernism

Health insurance company lets customers walk off the cost of an Apple Watch

Insurance company UnitedHealthcare is offering customers the chance to pick up a free Apple Watch Series 3 in exchange for walking 10,000 steps per day. The offer is open to people on the company’s

Trick reveals all 102 hidden magnets in the 2018 iPad Pro

One of the neatest features of the new 2018-era iPad Pro is something you can’t even see from outside. That’s the fact that it’s studded with 102 small magnets, which allow you to attach the Apple

iPhone flaw lets hackers access recently deleted files

Two hackers have netted themselves a $50,000 bounty for discovering a flaw on the iPhone X, allowing for the recovery of recently deleted photos (and potentially other information) supposedly removed

How Facebook Messenger ‘unsend’ feature works

There was a lot of confusion after Facebook revealed last week that users would soon be able to unsend comments made in Messenger. With this feature starting to roll out, the details of how it will

Waze adds podcast controls to brighten up your commute

Long trips and podcasts go well together, and Google’s Waze navigation software just added support for controlling some popular streaming audio services from right within the app. The goal of the new

How to use a USB-C hub with the 2018 iPad Pro

You can hook up almost any USB-C hub to the new 2018 iPad Pro, but which is best? Find out how to choose the right USB-C hub, and how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple extends return policy for holiday shoppers

For the next month, you have a lot longer to return items purchased from the online Apple Store. This is intended to allow shoppers to buy holiday gifts now and not have to worry about returns until

The best Cyber Monday deals in tech [Live blog]

Black Friday 2018 has been and gone, but that doesn’t mean the sales have disappeared just yet. Cyber Monday is here to help you pick up big products at bargain prices. You won’t find the best deals

New iPad Pro doubles as display for new Mac mini

Having a hard time deciding between whether to buy the new Mac mini or the new iPad Pro? Why not get both and merge them into one workstation? Luma Display revealed that its iPad app can be used with

Mac mini bags carry Apple’s tiny PC with style

The new Mac mini, which serves up desktop power in a portable package, deserves its own dedicated carrying case. WaterField Designs now offers two worthy Mac mini bags worthy of the pint-size

Apple updates its magnetic Apple Watch charger

Correction: The FCC approval mentioned in this story relates to an updated Apple Watch charger, not the long-awaited AirPower charging mat. The story has been updated to correct the error. Apple just

Here’s what happens when you plug Thunderbolt gadgets into your 2018 iPad Pro

What happens when you plug a Thunderbolt device into the new 2018 iPad Pro? Surprisingly, the answer isn't "nothing." (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Next Harry Potter game will be Pokémon Go for wizards

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use augmented reality to let players seemingly cast spells in the real world, while encountering characters and creatures from the Wizarding World. It had been

Netflix begins testing cheaper mobile-only subscription plan

Binging your favorite Netflix shows might be about to get a lot cheaper. Netflix is currently testing a new mobile-only subscription plan that costs about half the price of the next-cheapest package.

Apple adds beefy Radeon Pro Vega graphics to MacBook Pro

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro got a big performance boost this morning with the new option to add Radeon Pro Vega graphics to the top-of-the-line model. Apple quietly mentioned the update after its

The ‘best’ podcast listening app just got better

Pocket Casts, the paid app with more than half a million podcasts, is retooling its listening experience. An update to the popular app adds Siri Shortcuts support, improved search and discovery

iPhone X goes up in smoke during iOS 12.1 upgrade

A Twitter user has complained to Apple after their iPhone X reportedly exploded while updating to iOS 12.1. According to Rahel Mohamad, the ten-month old iPhone X became excessively hot to touch. When

Get ahead of Black Friday with 10 massively discounted Mac apps [Deals]

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but we’re already thinking about Black Friday. Luckily, in this day and age, you don’t need to leave the couch to jump on great deals. In fact, you don’t even need to

Fortnite 6.3 adds Food Fight LTM, kills glider redeploy

Fire up your consoles for this week’s Fortnite update. Version 6.3 brings a new Food Fight game mode and the recently-teased mounted turret. It also removes glider redeploy (finally!) from all default