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Over 50% of iPhones and iPads now run iOS 12

iOS 12 is now officially the most popular version of iOS in existence, according to the latest adoption numbers from Apple. After being released to the public less than a month ago, Apple is reporting

Facebook turns iPhone bokeh images into 3D Photos

Bokeh images look sort of three dimensional, with their subjects in focus and their backgrounds blurry. Facebook took this idea and ran with it. The social networking service created tech to turn

How to use Instagram’s new secure two-factor login

Instagram now lets anyone use proper two-factor (2FA) authentication. Here's how to set up and use Instagram 2FA. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

NSA can’t find evidence of Chinese spy chips in Apple servers

The tech world has been rocked by allegations that companies, including Apple and Amazon, were sold data servers compromised by Chinese spies. However, a senior cyber security advisor to the National

Kanye wants Apple to build Trump an ‘iPlane 1’

Kanye West wants President Donald Trump to ditch Air Force One and force Apple to build him a really neat concept airplane that he saw a GIF of on the internet. No, this is not a new episode of

New sign indicates iPad Pro update is imminent

The long wait for new iPad Pros may be nearly over if a recent filing by Apple in Asia is any indication that Apple has finalized its product lineup. This week it was discovered that Apple just

Apple’s second-generation mapping vehicles spotted in the wild

Apple’s fleet of vehicles used to gather data for Apple Maps appears to have gotten a significant upgrade and it could help make Apple Maps even better. People in the Los Angeles area have spotted a

Just how waterproof is the iPhone XS anyway?

The iPhone XS and XS Max sport a new IP68 rating, but what does that mean, exactly? Can you use your iPhone for underwater photography? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Foxconn’s stellar September suggests strong iPhone XS sales

Foxconn is best known for assembling iPhones, so it’s watched as a sign of demand for Apple’s most important product. The Chinese company just reported its revenue increased 30 percent last month, an

How to sync your Apple workouts to Strava automatically

Your shiny new Apple Watch is great for logging workouts. But it comes up short when you want to review your training progress and share your workout history with friends. Everything gets bundled in

Apple Music now offers Genius annotations and lyrics

If you’ve ever wanted to dive more deeply into the music you love, boy, have we got the announcement for you! Starting today, digital media company Genius (formerly Rap Genius) is teaming up with

Sharpen your skills with 900+ professional training courses [Deals]

To kick your career up a gear, you need to boost your resume. But unless you’re willing and able to jump back into college, it can be hard to gain new, marketable skills. Luckily, there’s another way.

iPhone XR could be bigger than iPhone 8 in one key market

The iPhone XR is expected to enjoy a strong start in China later this month as a result of the lack of innovation from local brands and weakening demand for their devices, according to one reliable

Don’t be fooled by the 2018 AirPods ‘leak’

Apple could surprise us with updated AirPods before the end of 2018. But don’t be fooled by supposed “leaked” photos that claim to offer our first glimpse at the new headphones and their packaging.

Popular medication tracking app gets Health Records integration

Popular medication management app Medisafe has added support for Apple’s Health Records service. This means that users can more easily track the medication that they are supposed to be taking, without

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs prepares to take Pixar public

October 11, 1995: Steve Jobs files the paperwork to float Pixar Animation Studios on the stock market. A turning point in Jobs’ life, the Pixar initial public offering turns him into a billionaire.

Stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for Chinese mobile payment thefts

Hackers in China have used stolen Apple IDs to make off with cash from customers’ Alipay and Tencent accounts, two popular Chinese mobile payments service. In a post on Weibo, Alipay said that it has

Two women wanted for stealing $6,000 of devices from Apple Store

Police may have arrested those responsible for the recent spate of Apple Store organized thefts across California, but that’s unfortunately not the end of people targeting Apple Stores for robberies.

Apple makes massive deal to buy part of Dialog chipmaker

Apple is paying $300 million in cash to purchase part of Dialog Semiconductor, a European chipmaker that Apple has been working with since the first iPhone. The investment is part of Apple’s strategy

Apple will donate to Hurricane Michael recovery and relief efforts

Apple will donate to relief efforts for Hurricane Michael, the most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida. According to emergency services, the storm left around 500,000 people without