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Apple faces new challenges in India

There’s more bad news for Apple’s fortunes in India. According to a new report, the iPhone XS and XS Max have seen lower sales in the Indian market than previous devices after the first weekend.

Fun concept re-imagines the retro iMac for 2018

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Apple’s colorful iMac G3, the computer Steve Jobs said looked good enough to lick. While Apple has long since moved away from this fun design in favor of

Galaxy Note 9’s speedy LTE barely beats iPhone XS

Last year, Samsung’s smartphones offered significantly faster cellular-data speeds than Apple’s, but a new study shows that the iPhone XS LTE performance almost catches up with its rivals’. Apple’s

Rugged Product PNK iPhone case battles breast cancer

Urban Armor Gear today joined the fight against breast cancer with Product PNK, a case for all recent iPhone models. Until the end of this month, UAG will donate 100 percent of the profits from sales

Stunning images fuel Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ campaign

Beyond just professionals, Apple encourages everyone to send in their pictures to be part of the “Shot on iPhone” advertising campaign. Today it posted the first crop of images taken with the

Beautygate: Top camera developer debunks iPhone XS beauty filter

Turns out the entire “Beautygate” controversy has been much ado about nothing. Corners of the internet have been up in arms over a perceived flaw in the iPhone XS camera that makes people in selfies

5 reasons we expect an Apple October press event

At its huge press event last month, Apple took the wraps off the iPhone XS, XR and Apple Watch Series 4. But we don’t think that’s everything the company is going to unveil this season. Here are five

GPS workout maps prove far more accurate on Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch is pretty awesome at doing a lot of things. But mapping workouts isn’t one of them. At least, not until now. Back in 2016, I was pretty disappointed with the maps I got from my Apple Watch

Check out iOS 12’s great new Photos For You tab

The Photos app got a massive upgrade in iOS 12, and it's now easier to share pictures than ever. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Dashlane password manager adds VPN protection for total online security

This post is presented by Dashlane. Here at Cult of Mac, we’re big advocates of using a virtual private network to stay safe and anonymous online. So when Dashlane announced it would build a VPN into

Smartphones are killing laptops and desktops, but tablet sales grow

The number of Americans who own an iPad or other tablet computer increased marginally in the past two years. However, ownership of a laptop/desktop has dropped significantly in the same period.

Pro Tip: Make Siri STFU for once

This one setting forces Siri to keep quiet whenever your iPhone is muted, making her way less embarrassing in public. Here's how to mute Siri. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple teams with Jimmy Kimmel to showcase emerging artists

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! is partnering up with Apple to help the streaming service give more exposure to new and emerging musical artists. The two sides revealed today that the second iteration of

Google Maps gains commuter tab, Apple Music integration

Google Maps just added additional tools designed to make long commutes more tolerable. These include a new tab that combines features commuters need, such as warnings that the trip will take longer

How to watch the MLB playoffs on Apple devices

By Chris Brantner With the Major League Baseball playoffs starting Tuesday, fans will be anxiously watching to see if their team advances and, eventually, who will bring home the World Series title.

Ex-Apple engineers pave the way for next-gen self-driving car sensors

Apple still hasn’t publicly revealed whether it’s working on an autonomous car, but a company started by former Apple engineers certainly is. Opening up about its plans, startup Aeva has revealed that

Learn to boost the speed and quality of your reading [Deals]

Reading is a skill, and like all skills, there’s always room for improvement. So if you constantly find yourself re-reading paragraphs, or just staring at a book but never finishing it, these courses

YouTube’s new miniplayer lets you watch while you browse on Mac

YouTube’s handy picture-in-picture mode has started making its way to desktop. The new “miniplayer” function lets you watch while you browse on Mac and PC. Here’s how to activate it. YouTube’s mobile

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Create’ iPad curriculum now available for free

Apple’s “Everyone Can Create” curriculum is now available as a free download on Apple Books. The course is designed to help teach students to, “develop and communicate ideas through drawing, music,

Steve Wozniak’s Woz U coding platform slammed for problems

Steve Wozniak’s Woz U online coding educational platform has disappointed some students, a new CBS report claims. The online education company, which offer a 33-week program for $13,200, is criticized