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2018 iPad Pro review roundup: The best tablet money can buy

Apple’s exciting new iPad Pro lineup goes on sale Wednesday, and according to the reviews so far, you should absolutely be rushing out to get one. The iPad Pro was already the best tablet money could

mophie Powerstation XXL keeps your iPhone going all week [Review]

Travelers who don’t want to worry about finding electrical sockets for their iPhone or iPad should look no farther than the mophie Powerstation XXL. This external battery is relatively portable but

HomeRun, Name Skillz, Digital D1, and other amazing apps of the week

Halide has added yet another awesome new feature to the iPhone’s best cameras app, AudioKit has busted out yet another amazing synthesizer, and that HomeRun has controls HomeKit from Apple Watch. (via

Save big: Refurbished iPhone 8 lands on Apple store

Last year’s iPhone 8 normally starts $599 but you can now get a refurbished unit directly from Apple for $100 less. Apple carefully checks over these units, replaces some of the components that wear

Diablo Immortal will be one hell of blast on iPhone and iPad

For the first time ever, Diablo fans will be able to answer the call to battle on their iPhone. Blizzard Entertainment is producing Diablo Immortal, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) action

Apple’s 2018 hardware blitz! [Cult of Mac Magazine]

This week was one heckuva wild ride for Apple fans. First we got new MacBook Airs, iPad Pros, Mac minis and Apple Pencils. Then Apple threw Wall Street a curveball during yet another surprising (and

Save big on pocket-sized gear and gadgets [Deals]

Some of the coolest tech gear is also the smallest, and the same goes for the price tag. So we’ve rounded up some of the biggest deals on the most compact gear and gadgets in the Cult of Mac Store.

Anticipation of new iPads hurt Apple Q3 tablet sales

Apple saw a decline last quarter in the number of iPad models it shipped globally. But there’s good news hidden amidst the bad: a market-analysis firm says consumers were just holding off purchases of

Custom iPhone XS salutes Apple’s humble start. In gold!

It’s hard comprehending the road Apple took to create the iPhone XS. What started in a garage 42 years ago grew into a trillion dollar company. Now, you can own an iPhone XS that honors the tech

Jony Ive’s favorite parts of the 2018 iPad Pro might surprise you

Just a few days after unveiling the new iPad Pro, Apple’s Chief of Design revealed what he likes best about it, including one feature you might never notice. This tablet just got some significant

iPhone XR speed test makes Note 9 look slow and overpriced

Apple’s cheapest iPhone of 2018 is just as fast as Samsung’s most expensive smartphone. Despite packing less than half the RAM and $500 cheaper price tag, the iPhone XR matched Samsung’s Note 9 in a

How to pick the best iPad Pro storage option for you

The 256GB iPad Pro is the right choice for almost everyone. It’s the best value, and costs just $150 more than there base model, for four times the capacity. Heres why it’s right for you. (via Cult of

Feeling drunk or gaseous? Woozy face is a versatile emoji

A word of caution to fans of Dwayne Johnson should he ever use the woozy face emoji, just released in iOS 12.1: you may not want to “smell what The Rock’s got cookin.’” Bemused by the puzzlement of

YouTuber takes us inside the Mac-lined hallways of MacStadium

Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs shares his conversation with Brian Stucki, VP at MacStadium, to discuss the impressive setup, customization, and scale of their Mac mini server facility. (via Cult of Mac -

Why Apple is smart to stop playing the iPhone numbers game [Opinion]

Apple shocked Wall Street yesterday when it revealed that it will no longer share information about how many iPhones sell each quarter. Instead, the company will provide the average sale price, which

Spotify could finally be on its way to Apple Watch

It seems Spotify is finally gearing up to deliver the one feature iPhone fans have been calling for: Apple Watch support. Screenshots from a preview version of the app have been posted online ahead of

Elon Musk says Apple doesn’t ‘blow people’s minds’ anymore

Elon Musk doesn’t think that Apple products “blow people’s minds” in the same way that they did at one point in time. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO briefly shared his thoughts on the company during an

Zelda and Donkey Kong could be Nintendo’s next mobile games

Nintendo could finally be preparing to bring The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong to mobile. The two beloved franchises have proven to be incredibly successful on the Japanese company’s own consoles,

Use your iPhone’s Face ID to create animated movies [Deals]

iPhones have become very good at reading our faces. Most of us use it for unlocking our phones or sending animoji. But it turns out Face ID technology is also a great tool for creating animated

Stardew Valley for iOS is even better with new control options

Stardew Valley made its mobile debut just over a week ago, and it’s already getting a big update that adds a whole bunch of new control options. Those who didn’t like the tap-to-move control scheme