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Massive lines form at Apple stores for iPhone XS launch

Hordes of Apple fans hoping to get their hands on the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are starting to form massive lines at the company’s stores all over the globe. The two new iPhones and Apple Watch

First iPhone XS orders start arriving on customers’ doorsteps

The iPhone XS is already being delivered to some lucky customers on the far side of the globe. Apple fans in the U.S. still have over 12 hours to wait before their iPhone XS pre-orders start being

How to let Dashlane and 1Password autofill passwords in iOS 12

iOS 12 lets you replace the built-in iCloud Keychain with apps like Dashlane or 1Password, and have them auto-fill passwords for you. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Galaxy A7 one-ups Apple with three-camera smartphone

While the camera upgrades have some Apple fans considering paying the price of a MacBook for an iPhone, Samsung announced a three-camera smartphone today that will retail for about $400. While Apple

Amazon rolls out better (and wackier) new Echo products

Amazon hosted its annual “secret” event this morning in Seattle where the company unleashed a tidal wave of new Alexa-powered Echo products that are designed to take on pretty much every major tech

First iOS 12.1 public beta offers Group FaceTime

Anyone who’d like to try out iOS 12.1 can now do so. Apple just seeded the first public beta, a couple of days after the developer-only version. Be warned: those who are going to trade in their

Ferrite Recording Studio 2.0 is a podcaster’s dream

Ferrite Recording Studio 2.0 almost lets you ditch you're Mac for making podcasts. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple monitors your iPhone usage to assign you a ‘trust score’

In an attempt to prevent fraudulent purchases from the iTunes Store, Apple has begun giving each iOS device a “trust score.” Exactly how this is computed isn’t known, but one of the factors is how

iPhone XS reveals its secrets in first teardown video

The iPhone XS debuts tomorrow, but a video showing this device being disassembled is already available. This not only gives the first look at the internal components but reveals some of the details

Get hands-on training in Adobe, WordPress and other content-creation tools [Deals]

There are tons of tools for creating or publishing digital content, from Photoshop and WordPress to Sketch and HTML. Anyone looking to break into the digital content industry faces a steep learning

Watch how Apple Watch 4’s stunning motion faces were made

If you’ve wondered how Apple set about creating its stunning new Apple Watch Series 4 motion faces, a new behind-the-scenes video will shed some light. The biggest shocker? That the high resolution

Today in Apple history: The first portable Macintosh arrives

September 20, 1989: Apple releases the Macintosh Portable, its pre-PowerBook attempt at introducing the world to a battery-powered Mac you could take on the road. At a time when Tim Burton’s Batman is

iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders are shipping

Many of the folks who set their alarms to pre-order Apple’s new products last week are receiving alerts stating that their orders have shipped. These include orders for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max,

Eager fans are already standing in line for the iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max go on sale tomorrow morning, and — as has become tradition — fans are already lining up. One report published today claims that, by noon local time on Thursday, around

Deliveroo will deliver food to your exact spot in the iPhone XS queue

Deliveroo, a popular online food delivery company which operates in 84 cities around the world, has come up with an ingenious idea to appeal to folks with money to spend: Deliver food to people as

Marco Rubio wants Apple to shed light on data-stealing Mac app

Florida Senator Marco Rubio isn’t happy about Mac apps. Specifically, he’s not happy about Mac apps stealing user data and sending it off to remote servers in China. And he’s perhaps most unhappy that

Crazy Rich Asians director shoots poor short film on iPhone XS Max

Need more proof that the iPhone XS and XS Max are the most amazing cameras Apple’s ever made? John M. Chu, director of the breakout hit movie Crazy Rich Asians was enlisted to shoot a new short film

Hot new Apple Watch feature gives wearers a serious dose of FOMO

The new Walkie-Talkie app is being lauded by Apple Watch owners as the best new feature that came out as part of watchOS 5. But for some wearers, there’s a serious problem: they can’t find anyone to

HomePod kills where it matters most: making money

Weak HomePod sales caused it to fall off of the list of top 5 smartspeakers during the second quarter of this year. But there’s a very important metric where this product is beating all its rivals.

Apple completely dominates premium smartphone sales

Samsung sells more phones than Apple, and its high-end devices like the Galaxy S9 get lots of attention. That means Samsung sells as many top-tier models as Apple, right? Nope, not even close. Apple