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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

Mac sales declined in Q3, despite new MacBook Pros

The third quarter of this year wasn’t a particularly good one for Apple, with Mac sales dropping a significant amount. That doesn’t say positive things about sales of the 2018 MacBook Pro models that

Apple plans to give away its $1 billion TV shows

Apple’s new TV streaming service will allegedly debut in early 2019 — and all those original Apple TV shows won’t cost customers anything, according to a recent report. Despite planning to spend more

Samsung might copy Apple’s homicidal take on headphone jacks

There were howls of protest when Apple left the 3.5mm headphone jack out of the iPhone 7, but it was really just another example of the company being ahead of the competition. Arch-rival Samsung is

How to shoot stunning black-and-white photos on iPhone

The iPhone takes amazing black-and-white photos. With these B&W photo tips, and the right apps, they can look even better. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

AT&T Time Warner jumps on streaming bandwagon

Netflix is about to get some new competition in the streaming wars from the same company that owns one of its biggest rivals, HBO. AT&T Time Warner revealed today that the company is planning to

Luna Display converts an iPad into a Mac’s second screen

Anyone who feels their MacBook’s screen is too cramped can now use their iPad as as second display just by plugging in a dongle. Luna Display is now available to all after a successful Kickstarter

Apple Watch might solve mystery of missing Saudi dissident

A prominent critic of Saudi Arabia went into that country’s consulate in Istanbul last week and never came out again. Evidence of what happened to him might come from his Apple Watch. The burning

Snapchat jumps into original content with 5-minute daily scripted shows

Apple’s not the only tech company hopping on the original content bandwagon in 2018. Snapchat company Snap is launching new shows in partnership with Hollywood production companies. And they’re coming

Stay safe online with a tracker blocker and VPN [Deals]

Being online means being constantly tracked, and exposed to data theft. So whether you’re done with being targeted for ads, or want to avoid having your identity stolen, this single tool will do

Fortnite 6.02 brings Disco Domination LTM, Quadlauncher

Fortnite’s weekly update has finally dropped across all platforms, bringing a new Disco Domination limited-time game mode (LTM), the new Quadlauncher weapon, and more. The update also improves

Senators want answers about alleged China spy chips

It’s not yet clear how much veracity there is to the recent Bloomberg report claiming that companies, including Apple and Amazon, were sold data servers compromised by Chinese spies. However, a

Hit farming simulator Stardew Valley is coming to iOS

Popular indie farming simulator Stardew Valley is finally making the leap to iPhone and iPad. The game has proven a smash hit on Mac and PC, selling over 400,000 copies during its first two weeks of

Today in Apple history: The elusive Macintosh Color Classic II ships

October 10, 1993: Apple ships its Macintosh Color Classic II, the last of the 9-inch compact Macs. Also known as the Performa 275, the Color Classic II will eventually become something of a

Apple buys visual effects startup focused on machine learning

Apple has acquired a Danish visual effects company which uses machine learning technology for image and video editing. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the startup Spektral was acquired late in 2017,