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New iPad Pro repair costs make AppleCare+ a no-brainer

No matter what you plan to do with your beautiful new iPad Pro, make sure you never break it. Or if you do, you better buy AppleCare+. Apple published the pricing for replacing a broken iPad Pro on

macOS Mojave 10.14.1 makes Group FaceTime available to all

Apple has introduced a fairly significant update for macOS Mojave. This isn’t just some bug fix tweak — version 10.14.1 brings fun new features. The most significant of these is Group FaceTime.

MacBook smackdown: Which laptop is right for you?

Apple finally dusted off the MacBook Air. The 2018 model sports a brand new design, a gorgeous Retina display, and powerful upgraded internals. All of sudden, Apple’s most affordable notebook is up

New MacBook Air’s T2 chip protects your mic from hackers

Tapping into a Mac’s microphone is about to get a lot harder for hackers thanks to Apple’s new T2 chip. Apple didn’t dedicate much time to its new T2 chip during today’s ‘More in the Making’ keynote,

New line of free Apple seminars will make your brain bulge

More than 60 new sessions to teach Apple users how to get the most creatively from their apps and devices will be added to the “Today at Apple” program, the company announced in New York today. Held

5 things we didn’t get at Apple’s ‘More in the Making’ event

Apple’s press event this morning was jam packed with new devices, including redesigned iPad Pros, an updated MacBook Air, and a faster Mac mini. But we still didn’t get everything we were expecting.

No, watchOS 5.1 doesn’t add ECG to Apple Watch Series 4

Apple just released watchOS 5.1, an update that brings new features to this wearable. But one of these is not the software needed for Apple Watch Series 4 users to take an electrocardiogram. Other

New MacBook Pros with updated graphics are coming next month

Apple didn’t totally leave out the MacBook Pro from receiving some new features today, even though the company didn’t give its most powerful notebook any stage time at today’s event. While the MacBook

Pimped-out iPad Pro will destroy your bank account

You don’t need a second-gen Apple Pencil with finger-tap gesture commands to do the math. Walk into an Apple Store for the newest iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, keyboard and other useful items, and you could

What’s new in iOS 12.1

iOS 12.1 brings bagel emoji, the end of beautygate, a live depth camera, and more. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Burn your credit card before watching these new Mac and iPad Pro vids

Didn’t have time this morning to watch the full keynote video from Apple’s ‘There’s More in the Making’ keynote this morning in New York? Well, you can now catch all the highlights by watching the new

The biggest takeaways from Apple’s ‘More in the Making’ event

Apple finally gave its Mac and iPad Pro lineups some much-needed love today during its big ‘There’s More in the Making’ event in New York. Tim Cook and company brought out some new faces to introduce

New Apple Pencil erases original’s most annoying flaws

Apple redesigned its Apple Pencil with new features that would’ve made a believer out of late company co-founder and stylus-hater Steve Jobs. OK, maybe not. But creatives who took to the first Apple

iPad Pro bids farewell to the 3.5mm headphone jack

The amazing new iPad Pro comes with a redesigned form factor and USB-C. But it’s lacking one feature that’ll surely upset a few fans: the 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple first dropped the legacy port on

New iPad Pro says goodbye to bezels, hello to USB-C

Apple just unveiled the biggest change to its iPad line since Steve Jobs showed off the first iOS tablet in 2010. The display bezels have been stripped away, essentially giving the iPad Pro an

Retina MacBook Air may be Apple’s most beautiful laptop ever

Ten years after launching the game-changing MacBook Air, Apple took the wraps off the latest iteration of its ultra-thin, affordable laptop. And, boy, does it look great! Boasting a considerably

The Mac mini is back and better than ever

After being forgotten for four years, the Mac mini is back with an upgrade that was well worth waiting for. Apple’s most affordable desktop, which is still small enough to stick anywhere, is vastly

Prop up your Apple devices with an origami stand [Deals]

The more we wander with our portable devices, the harder it is to carry around all the extras. A good stand is important for your posture when using a tablet or laptop. But they’re often bulky, and

Live blog: Apple unveils new iPads and Macs in Brooklyn

The last major Apple event of 2018 is just hours away. And if the rumor mill is right, it could be the most action-packed keynote Apple has had in years. New iPads, Macs, AirPods and more are expected

Halide fixes iPhone XR’s Portrait Mode

Halide is back, this time it lets the iPhone XR take Portrait Mode photos of anything, not just people. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)