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Sidestep the App Store with the ‘Netflix for Mac apps’ [Deals]

The App Store is a walled garden, meaning that you can get whatever app you want as long as Apple approves of it. So if you’re looking for a wider selection, you’ll have to look outside the App Store

Today in Apple history: John Sculley bids Apple a $10 million farewell

October 15, 1993: John Sculley, the CEO responsible for forcing Steve Jobs out of Apple, is forced to leave the company himself. Following a terrible quarter, in which the company posted a 97% drop in

Apple donates 1,000 watches for eating disorder study

Apple is donating 1,000 Apple Watches for a new study intended to track binge eating. The Binge Eating Genetics Initiative (BEGIN) is being run by the University of North Carolina. The Apple Watches

Apple snaps up music analytics firm Asaii

Apple has acquired a music analytics startup called Asaii, according to a new report. It is believed the acquisition, which could help Apple deliver better recommendations to Apple Music subscribers,

Apple debuts a pair of new Apple Watch ‘how to’ videos

With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple’s wearable devices have moved firmly into the territory of “must have” tech products. And Apple wants to make sure that potential customers know everything they

Cult of Mac Magazine: It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max!

After a week of being spoiled rotten by the iPhone XS Max’s big, beautiful screen, Cult of Mac writer Killian Bell did the unthinkable. He returned his iPhone XS Max to its rightful owner. You’ll find

Spark shortcuts, Halide Smart RAW and other great apps of the week

This week its all about awesome updates. Spark adds Siri shortcuts to for your email, Halide adds Smart RAW to make your iPhone XS camera even better, and Fiery Feeds gets a makeover, and Pinboard

Today in Apple history: Tim Cook becomes Apple’s chief operating officer

October 14, 2005: Tim Cook takes the reins as Apple’s chief operating officer, continuing an upward climb through the company’s ranks that will make him CEO less than six years later. “Tim and I have

Cops warned to not even look at suspects’ iPhones

Face ID brings a special challenge for law enforcement. Police need to be careful to not do anything that an iPhone might use as an attempt at facial recognition. They risk the phone locking itself in

Replaceable batteries make Tile the tracker you’ve been waiting for [Review]

For much too long, the best key finder had a significant flaw. A Tile Pro or Tile Mate helps you keep track of your keys, the remote, or other items, but each only lasts a year. Then you have to buy

Today in Apple history: Bono’s (Product)Red iPod nano fights HIV/AIDS

October 13, 2006: Apple launches its limited-edition iPod nano (Product)Red Special Edition music player, with 10% of profits going to fight AIDS in Africa. Created in association with U2 lead singer

Score 4 premium Mac apps for less than $20 each [Deals]

To make the most of your Mac, you’ve got to have the right apps. So we’ve rounded up four top-shelf apps at super-low prices. There’s a pair of powerful iTunes alternatives, a superpowered calendar

Apple employee spotted walking streets wearing giant backpack with sensors

Apple’s mapping fleet is moving on two feet to get a closer look at your local streets. We’ve seen Apple’s mapping vans roaming the U.S. for years now, but this week an Apple employee was spotted

Face off! Developers cook up custom Apple Watch faces

The pressure is building on Apple to finally add third-party watch faces to the Apple Watch after a couple of developers have shown how easily they can be made. Custom watch faces have been the

Use Shortcuts to share a beautiful grid of your photos

This shortcut makes a beautiful photo grid from your day's pictures, perfect for sharing or printing. It's also really fun to make. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Phone concept brings new twist to iPhone’s iconic notch

Apple’s iconic notch on the iPhone X and iPhone XS has already spawned a number of Android imitators, but concept designer Antonio De Rosa has an idea that could throw a curveball at the competition:

Your new iPhone deserves a minimalist case that lets it shine

This post is presented by Totallee. Apple devices are appealing for many reasons, and chief among them is their exacting design. The in-hand feel of an iPhone is as key to owning one as any other

How to check if your Facebook account was hacked

30 million accounts on Facebook were recently hacked with attackers gaining access to highly sensitive personal information. The FBI is investigating the hacking an has asked the company not to reveal

Instagram wants to tap out on infinite scrolling

The days of scrolling through your entire Instagram feed may soon be coming to an end. Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow users to move through posts by tapping on the

Taking the new Apple Watch Series 4 on vacation [Review]

In 2015, I purchased my wife a stainless steel Apple Watch (series 0) for her birthday. Since then, she’s used it track hundreds of workouts, reply to thousands of texts, and triage countless