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The e-Book Self-Publishing Bundle [Deals]

They say everybody’s got a book in them. Unfortunately not everybody is familiar with the publishing process, so many books remain unwritten. But in this day and age, there’s no reason you shouldn’t

iOS 12 causes charging problems for some iPhone, iPad models

Reports are coming in that some devices running iOS 12 won’t begin charging if they’re in sleep mode when a Lightning cable is plugged in. The issue was first noted with the iPhone XS Max, but it is

Today in Apple history: Logic Pro 7 shows Apple is still serious about creatives

September 29, 2004: Apple debuts Logic Pro 7, its pro-grade music creation and audio production software. The update brings new tools and a streamlined interface in line with other Apple software.

We’ve got the Bluetooth headphones and earbuds you’re looking for [Deals]

Bluetooth is the way personal audio works these days. But there are so many variations on the wireless theme, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on the

ITC judge partially rules against Apple but won’t order iPhone import ban

A judge with the International Trade Commission ruled that iPhone models infringe on a Qualcomm patent. However, he declined Qualcomm’s request to ban the import of the infringing devices into the

5 great apps that bust out the bokeh on iPhone XS and XR

The iPhone X-series cameras let you adjust the background blur after you take the shot. But there's a lot more you can do with this depth data, as these amazing apps show. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Apple goes big in whimsical new iPhone XS Max ad

Everything is big when you own an iPhone XS Max, based on the latest ad Apple put out today about its new phone. The whimsical new ad called “Growth Spurt” imagines a world where anything viewed

Sprint admits its 4G LTE coverage is terrible

Any iPhone user who wants wide access to 4G LTE should avoid Sprint like the plague. The carrier reportedly produced a series of maps comparing its coverage area to those of its top three competitors,

Google pays $9 billion to stay the default iPhone search engine

Google is the default iPhone search engine in the Safari web browser, but not because Apple thinks it’s the best option. No, Google will pay $9 billion this year for the privilege, according to an

Beautygate: Apple might ‘fix’ iPhone XS selfie camera

The selfie camera on the iPhone XS may soon return your sudden good looks back to your old face. Apple is reportedly working to dial back some of the effects from its front-facing camera after several

Appeals court reverses $234 million patent-infringement ruling against Apple

An appeals court just reversed the 2015 decision against Apple made in a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The original court ruled that the iPhone-maker owed

Spotify asks family plan subscribers to prove they are family

Spotify’s family plan makes it cheaper for multiple users to enjoy its premium music streaming service. But don’t try sharing it with friends. Spotify is now asking family plan subscribers to prove

Ex-Apple engineer wants a piece of Find My iPhone

The former Apple engineer who worked on Apple’s “Find my iPhone” feature is suing the company to get them to acknowledge his role as inventor, and to compensate him for unfair dismissal. Engineer

Apple hires more series regular for its Dickinson TV show

Apple continues to pad out the cast for its Dickinson series, a comedic look at the world of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson. Joining current cast members Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski will be

Score 5,000 vector icons perfect for all kinds of design projects [Deals]

Whether you’re building an app or designing a site, icons are key to creating a clear interface. Unless you’re a graphic designer, you’ll have to hire one or get access to an asset library. Either

Catch our first-week impressions of Apple Watch 4 and iPhone XS Max, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Beautygate — what it is, and why it’s undoubtedly the dumbest “gate” in the history of iPhone! Plus: How have we liked our first week with Apple Watch 4 and iPhone XS? We

17 people now in custody for Apple Store robberies

The number of people arrested for playing a part in the spate of snatch-and-grab Apple Store robberies throughout California has risen to 17. Investigators claim that a crime ring was responsible for

Fortnite challenge guide for season 6, week 1

Fortnite season six kicked off on Thursday with massive changes, including new areas to explore across the Battle Royale map, new items, and more than 100 new rewards. To earn those rewards faster,

Today in Apple history: ‘Here’s to the crazy ones’ who ‘think different’

September 28, 1997: Apple debuts its iconic “Think different” television commercial, aligning the troubled computer company with some of history’s most celebrated freethinking rebels. The most famous

Addictive new iOS game is all about … throwing strips of bacon?

A game where you flip bacon through the air doesn’t sound, on paper, like it should be a winner. But when it comes from Philipp Stollenmayer, the app developer who previously created the brilliant