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Apple has a plan to get Apple TVs into more homes in the U.K.

Apple is reportedly in talks with U.K. telecommunications company BT, regarding a possible partnership in which Apple TV boxes are provided to subscribers. As per the Daily Telegraph, both groups are,

iPhone users’ lawsuit against Google thrown out of court

A lawsuit against Google, claiming to represent 4.4 million iPhone users, has been thrown out of court by a U.K. judge. The Apple-using coalition, a group called “Google You Owe Us,” was asking for up

Today in Apple history: Apple’s sapphire dreams shatter

October 8, 2014: Apple says it is “surprised” after GT Advanced Technologies, the supplier rumored to be manufacturing ultra-strong sapphire glass displays for the new iPhone 6, says it will file for

Apple sends letter to Congress about alleged China spy chip

There are plenty of stories published about Apple that I’m sure it would rather not floating around the internet. But when it is accused of having had its motherboards — along with those used by

Department of Homeland Security backs up Apple’s China spy chip claims

The Department of Homeland Security says that it believes Apple’s denial of claims that Chinese spies had inserted malicious chips into its computer system. Based on current evidence, at least. In a

Night Owl, HazeOver, Fantasticle and other amazing apps of the week

This week we dim our Mojave screens down with a couple of Dark Mode utilities, we get a new Portrait HD mode in Darkroom, and learn how British English Siri pronounces "Fantastical." (via Cult of Mac

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4s opens for Siri-ous preorders

October 7, 2011: Two days after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple opens preorders for its next-gen iPhone 4s. The last iPhone that Jobs worked on directly, the 4s boasts a speedier A5 chip, improved

Dive into app developing with 10 coding courses [Deals]

Learning to build apps offers all kinds of opportunities, both professional and creative. It’s a world of endless potential, with an endless amount to learn. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro,

Cult of Mac Magazine: 50 Essential iOS apps and more

After wrapping our “50 Essential iOS Apps” series, we sorted the winners to make it easier for you to download the best of the best. (Plus, we added Cult of Mac readers’ picks for must-have

Today in Apple history: Michael Dell says he’d shut down Apple

October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple’s fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would “shut it down and give

Start building DIY Arduino projects with this kit bundle [Deals]

Arduino offers tools to build basically anything imaginable, from robots, to computers, games, weather stations, you name it. The possibilities are so vast, it can be hard to know where to start. So

A12 Bionic chip makes iPhone XS nearly as fast as high-end desktop

Apple may have seriously undersold the processing power of the iPhone XS. After deep diving into the new A12 chip, which is the world’s first 7nm manufactured processor, Anandtech found that the CPU

It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max

For the first time in 11 years, I did not get Apple’s latest iPhone delivered to my door on launch day. I’ve been using an iPhone X since last November and I was still happy with it; I certainly

Add a device frame to iPhone XS screenshots with Shortcuts

Framing an iPhone screenshot makes it look like it's on the device itself. Here's how to add an iPhone XR frame to your iPhone screenshots with our awesome iPhone frame shortcut. (via Cult of Mac -

Facebook wants to secretly snatch your Instagram location data

Instagram is starting to integrate more closely with Facebook when it comes to your personal location data. The app is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow Instagram to share all of your

Tim Cook made massive donation to keep Trump out of White House

Tim Cook fought harder than any other Apple employee to make sure Donald Trump didn’t become president. A study of all the political donations made by Apple employees found that Tim Cook contributed

Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users are already running iOS 12

Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 12, according to new data. It’s an impressive adoption rate for a major upgrade that’s only been officially available for just

Tim Cook recalls Steve Jobs’ quest to ‘serve humanity’

Today marks seven years since Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. Paying homage to his former boss, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a message on Twitter in which he made clear how much Steve meant to

Top cybersecurity agency says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple on Chinese spy chips

The U.K.’s national cyber security agency has chimed in with its assessment of the recent report claiming that multiple companies — including Apple — had malicious chips inserted by Chinese spies into

Spotted: This gravestone looks just like an iPhone

An iPhone gravestone spotted in Russia marks the final resting place of a young woman who reportedly worked in an Apple retail position. A video posted online shows the iPhone-inspired grave marker.