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Nintendo wants to turn your iPhone into a classic Game Boy

Nintendo could be developing a whole new way to enjoy its mobile games on the go. The Japanese company has patented a case that could turn your iPhone into a classic Game Boy. It features physical

You need these awesome MacBook accessories [Deals]

If you’ve got a Macbook, you’ve got a productivity powerhouse. But you can up the ante with the right accessories, so we’ve rounded up a few of the best. We’ve got a USB-C laptop stand, a breakaway

The spectacular Louvre Apple Store is closing

Apple has revealed that it will shutter its Apple Carrousel du Louvre retail store in Paris later this month. The Apple Store, which has been open for nine years, is located beneath the pyramid in

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs dies at 56

October 5, 2011: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56 in his home in Palo Alto, California. Jobs’ official cause of death is respiratory arrest arising from complications related to a

‘Highly plausible’ Apple servers could be infected with spy chips, says former Apple hardware engineer

Despite Apple’s denials, it’s “highly plausible” that secret spy chips could have been planted on the company’s servers, said a former Apple hardware engineer. Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, who spent

Samsung reports record earnings — and Apple’s a big reason why

Samsung is expecting to rake in record operating profits for the three months ending in September — and it owes Apple a debt of gratitude for helping. The South Korean tech giant said on Friday that

Mac software locks will hit third-party repair shops

In the event that your 2018 MacBook Pro or iMac Pro runs into problems outside warranty, would you try and save money by going to third-party repair shop? If so, Apple seemingly has some bad news for

How to use Mojave’s fancy new screenshots tool

macOS Mojave packs a great new screenshot tool that brings all the iOS screenshot features to the Mac. Check out Mojave screenshots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Bulletproof privacy makes price of iPhone worth it

Android users can pat themselves on the back for paying less for a smartphone. Apple fans can rest easy knowing the steeper price they paid for their iPhones came with better data privacy. This was a

Got a new iPhone? Now get the best price for your old one

Picked up a shiny new iPhone 11 today? Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make back the fat stack of cash you just dropped on an upgrade. It might be easier than you think!

Jimmy Kimmel turns Trump’s nationwide text into a Hollywood blockbuster

Giving Donald Trump the power to send a text to every person in the U.S. is a horrible idea, but as Jimmy Kimmel has shown, it could make for a great movie. Everyone was talking about the first-ever

How to export GarageBand stems on iPad

Exporting GarageBand stems on iPad is not impossible. In fact, with the inexpensive AudioShare app, it's quite simple. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Epic will let Fortnite players merge multiple accounts

Epic Games is giving Fortnite players a new tool that will allow them to merge multiple accounts. The merge will combine all item purchases, V-Bucks, game stats, and Save the World campaign access.

UK hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth leaves BBC for Apple Music

Following in the footsteps of fellow ex-BBC presenter Zane Lowe and others, UK-based hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth will be leaving his job presenting on the BBC to join Apple Music. Sloth is a presenter on

Apple tops Best Global Brands list for 6th consecutive year

Apple has topped Interbrand’s annual list of the Best Global Brands for the sixth consecutive year. The iPhone-maker, which has seen its brand value increase 16 percent this year, ranked highly in

Turn your phone into a tool for relieving stress [Deals]

For all their many uses, let’s face it: our smartphones are a major source of distraction. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with the right app, your phone can actually help you regain

Facebook ‘borrows’ from Snapchat for updated Nearby Friends feature

Facebook is taking another crack at providing a way to help us meet up with friends offline. Having seen its “Facebook Nearby Friends” feature fail to gain much traction, the social media giant is now

Apple denies its server hardware was infected by Chinese spy chips [Updated]

Update: Apple and Amazon both issued lengthy statements Thursday concerning the Chinese spy chip allegations. We updated this post to include those statements. Apple denies that Chinese spy chips

‘Patent troll’ sues Apple over AirDrop technology

Apple introduced its super useful AirDrop file transfer feature way back in 2011. However, a patent licensing company called Uniloc — sometimes referred to as a “patent troll” by critics — claims that

Today in Apple history: Siri debuts on iPhone 4s

October 4, 2011: With the unveiling of the new iPhone 4s, Apple introduces the world to Siri. A groundbreaking example of AI in action, Siri’s debut fulfills a long-term dream at Apple. The company