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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

iOS 12.1 beta appears to confirm USB-C on new iPads

Apple’s first beta for iOS 12.1 is starting to be a fountain of leaks regarding the new iPad Pros set to come out this fall. After revealing yesterday that new iPads are on the way, it appears that

DNC urges Democrats to dump Android for iPhone

The Democratic National Committee has a solution for improving its smartphone security: switch to iPhone. It suggests that Democratic organizations get rid of all their Android devices. This is

How to turn Apple Watch into a walkie-talkie

You don’t need to buy the new Apple Watch Series 4 to get one of this year’s coolest new features on it. As part of the watchOS 5 update released earlier this week, Apple introduced a new

Check out these awesome and unusual cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The race is on to sell you an iPhone XS case or iPhone XS Max case. These iPhone XS cases are stylish, practical, beautiful, weird and even cheap. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple Watch Series 4 reviews: The watch of the future is here today

Apple’s next-generation wearable launches Friday, so the first batch of Apple Watch Series 4 reviews appeared today. The experts with early access sound quite positive about this device. They like the

Some iPhone X cases may not fit iPhone XS

iPhone X owners that pre-ordered the new iPhone XS might be in for some disappointment when they try to slap their old case on the new iPhone. Even though the dimensions of the iPhone XS are

Travel photog ‘thrilled’ with iPhone XS camera

Travel photographer Austin Mann, among the first to get an iPhone XS for testing, expected to be underwhelmed before his shoot in Zanzibar off the east coast of Africa. However, the upgrades to the

iPhone XS, XR battery and RAM details spilled by regulator

There are some things Apple never tells us about its iOS devices, so we have to wait until they go on sale and find out more for ourselves. But thanks to one regulator, we now know some important

iPhone XR demand may have taken Apple by surprise

Apple clearly had some sense that its 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR would be big, since it gave it the main event spot in last week’s Apple media event. But it may have been surprised by just how big it is,