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Mom-and-pop shops cost Apple Music (and artists) billions

The music industry loses $2.65B annually because small businesses are using music streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify without a license. Nielsen Music surveyed 5,000 small business around

Dragalia Lost gets its first event for Halloween

Nintendo’s newest mobile game just kicked off its first event in time for Halloween. Dragalia Lost players can enjoy playing with new adventurers, Wyrmprints, and dragons. You will also bag a Tenfold

You can now fly Skydio’s R1 drone with your Apple Watch

If you’ve ever dreamed of controlling a state-of-the-art drone with just a few taps of the wrist, today is your lucky day. That’s because a new software update for Californian drone-makers’ Skydio

Dive into UI/UX design with 9 comprehensive courses [Deals]

The way we interact with our machines is changing fast. That means tons of opportunity to make your mark in a fast-growing field. But one does not simply walk into the UI/UX field; you need to learn

Ember smart mug gets Apple Health integration for caffeine tracking

It’s not every day that a coffee mug becomes one of TIME magazine’s inventions of the year. But that’s exactly what happened with the Ember smart mug, a drink receptacle which uses high tech thermal

Nearly a quarter of Apple employees plan to delete Facebook accounts

The recent Facebook data breach freaked out several Apple employees enough for them to consider deleting their accounts, according to an anonymous survey of tech employees by the app Blind. Of 256

Fortnite challenges for season 6, week 4 leak out

Prepare yourself for this week’s Fortnite Battle Royale challenges by taking a sneak glimpse at what’s to come. Week four’s challenges for season six won’t be officially live until Thursday, but this

Today in Apple history: Performa 6360 is a low-cost multimedia Mac

October 17, 1996: Apple launches its Performa 6360 Mac in North America, sold elsewhere as the Power Macintosh 6300/160. An impressive multimedia Mac, the Performa 6360 comes bundled with a TV/video

Multiple sneaky subscription apps disappear from App Store

Apple is seeming cracking down on some of the dodgier subscription apps in the App Store, following reports highlighting the actions of certain unscrupulous apps and app-makers. Out of the 17 apps

Hulu’s ‘skinnier’ bundle may drop live TV for a cheaper price tag

Hulu is slimming down what it offers users — and that’s apparently a good thing. According to a new interview with Hulu CEO Randy Freer, the streaming service plans to offer a “skinnier” bundle of

iOS 12.1 will likely launch next week

Apple introduced the fourth beta of iOS 12.1 to the general public today. The wait for the full version of this upgrade is almost certainly nearly over. It will bring some new features and emojis, and

Beats headphones go full Mickey Mouse

The Beats Studio3 and Beats Solo3 wireless headphone lineups both got updated with new color options today. Apple is putting out a new Skyline collection of color options for the Studio3 headphones.

New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones

Google is being forced to start charging Android device makers a fee to use the software that previously came free with this operating system. It’s possible device makers will pass this cost along to

Download Instagram photos with this Siri shortcut

This shortcut lets you easily download Instagram photos, right there on your iPhone. And there’s even a less-convenient alternative for downloading video. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Facebook wants to add a camera to your TV

Facebook is allegedly planning to take on Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV with a new set top box of its own. The social network just debuted its new Portal smart speaker earlier this month and according

Photoshop for iPad will be useless without the keyboard [Opinion]

Photoshop is coming to iPad, but without keyboard shortcuts, no pro is going to touch it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple still wants to make a folding iPhone

The first foldable smartphones launch later this year. These will all run Android, but Apple has been researching a bendable iPhone. It received another patent today for a mobile device with a

All that’s missing from your iPhone XS is a gold skull with diamond teeth

An iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone. No matter what kind of case you put on it, it’s hard to have a handset that doesn’t look like all the others. But if you could cover the Apple logo with a gold

Preordering an iPhone XR? It’s time to sell your old phone

You’ll be able to preorder your shiny new iPhone XR in just a few days, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to pay for it. It might just be easier than you think. Start by

Take an early look at the redesigned 2018 iPad Pro

A leaked product image goes a long way toward confirming that the 2018 iPad Pro is getting a significant redesign. Apple’s next tablet is shown in a folding case, but it’s clear that the bezels have