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Netflix isn’t worried about Apple’s impending avalanche of TV shows

Apple is spending upwards of $1 billion making original TV shows, but little has been publicly said about the initiative just yet. According to Netflix’s chief content officer, not only are customers

Apple sued over misleading iTunes season pass bundles

Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit for allegedly tricking iTunes customers into buying its TV season bundles by misleading them over how many episodes are contained. iTunes sells shows by

Everyone can already get today’s iOS 12.1 developer beta

Apple seeded the third beta of iOS 12.1 to developers this afternoon. In what’s possibly a new speed record, that version is already available to the general public. The major change coming in the

Huge number of iPhone users ready to upgrade

Almost everyone who wants a smartphone already has one, so device makers depend on upgrades among current customers to make money. Fortunately for Apple, an analyst reports there’s a surge of interest

iPhone XS video impresses, but it’s no match for a cinema cam

Director Steven Soderbergh called the iPhone the future of cinematography. Filmmaker and photographer Ed Gregory isn’t quite ready to put down his cinema camera. Still, Gregory came away pretty

How to customize and use your Instagram Nametag

Instagram has added Nametags to make sharing your username as easy as scanning a tag. Here's how to use it, and how to customize your own Instagram Nametag. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

No Apple Watch ECG app in watchOS 5.1 beta 3

There’s bad news for Apple Watch Series 4 users: the third beta of watchOS 5.1 is out and it still lacks an ECG application. The hardware to take an electrocardiogram is built into Apple’s latest

iOS 12 opens new password management possibilities

This post is presented by Dashlane. One of iOS 12’s most powerful features — a newfound compatibility with password management apps — kind of flew under the radar. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a big

Inside Apple’s billion-dollar war on repair fraud

Fraudulent iPhone repair claims are big business in China. To the point where about 60 percent of the handsets being repaired under warranty in that country were part of scams. Apple has had to make

Facebook’s creepy speaker cam could boost HomePod

Facebook’s new Portal smart speaker, an Echo Show rival that’s designed for video chat, sounds like a privacy nightmare straight out of Black Mirror. But you know who could benefit from concerns about

Pixel 3 camera taps into Google’s AI to top iPhone

Google called its new Pixel 3 “the best end-to-end photography experience” Tuesday and has adopted features and marketing strategies that made the iPhone a global success and camera industry

Smart RAW makes the iPhone XS camera even better

Halide's new Smart RAW feature lets the Xs and XS Max produce the best iPhone photos yet. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Carpool Karaoke season 2 gets official release date

Apple’s Carpool Karaoke TV series is already back with a new season and based on the new preview Apple posted, the pairings are going to be even crazier than last season’s. Matthew McConaughey and

Apple seeds iOS 12.1 beta 3 to developers

Developers received a brand new beta for iOS 12.1 this morning, bringing a host of new tweaks and performance improvements to the iPhone and iPad. iOS 12.1 beta 3 comes one week after Apple seeded the

Google takes on Apple with Pixel 3, Pixel Slate and Home Hub

Google unleashed its latest wave of hardware designed to take on Apple and Amazon by combining its powerful software with custom-designed hardware. And it actually looks pretty good. Three new

Tim Cook pays a visit to Shanghai

Tim Cook is in China, visiting Shanghai to promote Apple Watch, pay a trip to one of one of the local Apple Stores, and meet with developers and Apple users. Cook marked the trip by posting on his

Shoot gorgeous 360-degree video with this handheld camera [Deals]

Watching an immersive video or VR experience, it’s easy to think you’d need bulky or expensive gear to create similar content. But that’s not the case. In fact, 360-degree video is more accessible

Minecraft for Apple TV is dead because no one plays it

Minecraft for Apple TV has been scrapped. Users can no longer download the game from the tvOS App Store, while existing players have been informed that the title will no longer receive updates or

Apple hires replacement actor for Are You Sleeping? series

Actress Katherine LaNasa from the TV series Imposters and Satisfaction has joined the cast of Apple thriller series Are You Sleeping?, about a Serial-style crime podcast which reopens a murder case.

Microsoft is bringing Sticky Notes to iOS

Microsoft is bringing Sticky Notes to your iPhone and iPad. You will be able to use them inside OneNote to quickly jot down notes and reminders on the go, and you’ll be able to sync notes from Windows