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Hulu’s ‘skinnier’ bundle may drop live TV for a cheaper price tag

Hulu is slimming down what it offers users — and that’s apparently a good thing. According to a new interview with Hulu CEO Randy Freer, the streaming service plans to offer a “skinnier” bundle of

iOS 12.1 will likely launch next week

Apple introduced the fourth beta of iOS 12.1 to the general public today. The wait for the full version of this upgrade is almost certainly nearly over. It will bring some new features and emojis, and

Beats headphones go full Mickey Mouse

The Beats Studio3 and Beats Solo3 wireless headphone lineups both got updated with new color options today. Apple is putting out a new Skyline collection of color options for the Studio3 headphones.

New Google policy could raise the price of Android phones

Google is being forced to start charging Android device makers a fee to use the software that previously came free with this operating system. It’s possible device makers will pass this cost along to

Download Instagram photos with this Siri shortcut

This shortcut lets you easily download Instagram photos, right there on your iPhone. And there’s even a less-convenient alternative for downloading video. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Facebook wants to add a camera to your TV

Facebook is allegedly planning to take on Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV with a new set top box of its own. The social network just debuted its new Portal smart speaker earlier this month and according

Photoshop for iPad will be useless without the keyboard [Opinion]

Photoshop is coming to iPad, but without keyboard shortcuts, no pro is going to touch it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple still wants to make a folding iPhone

The first foldable smartphones launch later this year. These will all run Android, but Apple has been researching a bendable iPhone. It received another patent today for a mobile device with a

All that’s missing from your iPhone XS is a gold skull with diamond teeth

An iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone. No matter what kind of case you put on it, it’s hard to have a handset that doesn’t look like all the others. But if you could cover the Apple logo with a gold

Preordering an iPhone XR? It’s time to sell your old phone

You’ll be able to preorder your shiny new iPhone XR in just a few days, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to pay for it. It might just be easier than you think. Start by

Take an early look at the redesigned 2018 iPad Pro

A leaked product image goes a long way toward confirming that the 2018 iPad Pro is getting a significant redesign. Apple’s next tablet is shown in a folding case, but it’s clear that the bezels have

The ‘iPod shuffle of Spotify’ is back and better than ever

It’s been a few years since the iPod shuffle was last updated, but there are still plenty of fans out there with fond memories of Apple’s tiniest iPod music player. If you fall into that camp, you

6 ways to stream NBA games on Apple devices

By Chris Brantner With the NBA season’s arrival, it’s time to figure out how to watch your favorite teams. Whether you subscribe to cable or you’ve cut the cord, there are plenty of ways to watch pro

iPhone XS Max easily outlasts rivals in new battery test

Apple promises that the iPhone XS Max delivers better battery life than any other iPhone. It also lasts longer than rival devices in between charges, according to a new battery test. Apple’s most

Binge on your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines with the Netflix for reading [Deals]

Some people say it’s hard to make time for reading. But others find the challenge in being able to afford all the books they’d like to consume. In both cases this subscription service can help,

Apple apologizes after Apple IDs stolen in China

Apple has issued an apology after a number of customers in China had their Apple ID stolen and used by thieves to take money from paired mobile payment services. In a statement to the Wall Street

Happy Steve Jobs Day, everyone!

There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and … Steve Jobs Day? Yep, it’s true: If you live in California, then today — October 16 — is officially Steve Jobs Day. So make sure

Our long national nightmare of ‘bagelgate’ is finally over

There are clearly some very strong opinions about bagels. Apple added a bagel emoji to the early betas of iOS 12.1 and some people lost their minds. The proposed image was rather plain, and there was

Today in Apple history: Apple offers ice water to Windows users in hell

October 16, 2003: Six months after opening the iTunes Music Store for Mac owners, Apple expands the service to cover Windows PCs as well. Steve Jobs later quips that making iTunes available to Windows

Scam subscriptions plague the App Store

Subscriptions mean big business for app developers, but this success has ushered supposed bad actors into the App Store. A new article by TechCrunch shines a light on some of these apparent scam