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Happy Steve Jobs Day, everyone!

There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and … Steve Jobs Day? Yep, it’s true: If you live in California, then today — October 16 — is officially Steve Jobs Day. So make sure

Our long national nightmare of ‘bagelgate’ is finally over

There are clearly some very strong opinions about bagels. Apple added a bagel emoji to the early betas of iOS 12.1 and some people lost their minds. The proposed image was rather plain, and there was

Today in Apple history: Apple offers ice water to Windows users in hell

October 16, 2003: Six months after opening the iTunes Music Store for Mac owners, Apple expands the service to cover Windows PCs as well. Steve Jobs later quips that making iTunes available to Windows

Scam subscriptions plague the App Store

Subscriptions mean big business for app developers, but this success has ushered supposed bad actors into the App Store. A new article by TechCrunch shines a light on some of these apparent scam

iPhone XR looks set to become a massive smash hit

Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that the iPhone XR is going to be a massive smash hit for Apple — and it seems that everyone is being taken by surprise by how in-demand it is. In a recent note

Fortnite 6.1 drops new Quadcrasher and BR tournaments

Fortnite’s weekly content update has landed and there are big additions to look forward to for Battle Royale regulars. Players can now navigate the map in the new Quadcrusher vehicle and take part in

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died today after a battle fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allen was 65 years old and was also the owners of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trailblazers. “Paul’s

Recordings of Saudi dissident’s death probably not from his Apple Watch

Investigators into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi claim to have recordings made on his Apple Watch of this prominent critic of Saudi Arabia being killed by Saudi agents. However, experts doubt

Why Apple’s plan to give away original TV shows is crazy like a fox

After spending upward of $1 billion creating original TV shows, Apple apparently plans to give them away for free. That would certainly be a bold move as Apple muscles into original video production,

Jony Ive isn’t leaving Apple any time soon

Apple design boss Jony Ive says he’s got plenty left to do at Apple that will keep him there for the foreseeable future. Making an appearance at Wired’s 25th-anniversary party at the SFJazz Center in

How to get a lock-screen weather forecast every morning

iOS 12 has a built-in weather forecast that shows on your lock screen every morning. Here's how to switch it on. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12.1 gets fourth beta, along with tvOS and watchOS

Apple has settled into a steady pace of seeding to developers betas of its operating systems. Near the beginning of each week, expect updated pre-release versions of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS

The first 2019 iPhone rumors are already here

The full 2018 iPhone lineup isn’t even on sale yet but new rumors are already coming out about next years models. One of the best Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo, just sent out a new report to investors

Revived Palm phone hopes to become an iPhone companion

Remember the Palm Pilot? This iconic gadget of the 1990s has returned, sort of. At a time when iPhone and its rivals have become big and powerful, Palm will be a small, simple smartphone that doesn’t

This Siri Shortcut lets you ditch Google Maps for Apple Maps

This Siri Shortcut opens Google Maps links in Apple Maps, with just a few taps. See how to make and use this simple Apple Maps shortcut. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Adobe’s Project Gemini enhances iPad drawing and painting

Adobe is developing new drawing and painting software for illustrators with a next-generation program called Project Gemini. The announcement came with a pun – “we went back to the drawing board” –

Firmware update adds AirPlay 2 support to Libratone ZIPP speakers

A new firmware update allows the Libratone ZIPP and ZIPP mini speakers to officially be used in multi-room audio setups with other AirPlay 2 compatible devices. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad

Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to iPad in 2019 and in its announcement this morning, it placed emphasis on one word: real as in real Photoshop. Photoshop on iPad will have all the might of the desktop

Your Apple Watch could monitor how you’re recovering after a hip op

Apple has teamed up with medical device company Zimmer Biomet to explore ways to make the Apple Watch into a valuable tool for people recovering from knee and hip replacement surgeries. The two

iPhone Upgrade Program users can start process of getting iPhone XR today

The iPhone XR, the handset which scored the main event spot in Apple’s most recent media event, opens up for pre-orders this Friday. However, if you’re a loyal enough Apple fan to be a member of its