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Samsung reports record earnings — and Apple’s a big reason why

Samsung is expecting to rake in record operating profits for the three months ending in September — and it owes Apple a debt of gratitude for helping. The South Korean tech giant said on Friday that

Mac software locks will hit third-party repair shops

In the event that your 2018 MacBook Pro or iMac Pro runs into problems outside warranty, would you try and save money by going to third-party repair shop? If so, Apple seemingly has some bad news for

How to use Mojave’s fancy new screenshots tool

macOS Mojave packs a great new screenshot tool that brings all the iOS screenshot features to the Mac. Check out Mojave screenshots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Bulletproof privacy makes price of iPhone worth it

Android users can pat themselves on the back for paying less for a smartphone. Apple fans can rest easy knowing the steeper price they paid for their iPhones came with better data privacy. This was a

Got a new iPhone? Now get the best price for your old one

Picked up a shiny new iPhone 11 today? Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make back the fat stack of cash you just dropped on an upgrade. It might be easier than you think!

Jimmy Kimmel turns Trump’s nationwide text into a Hollywood blockbuster

Giving Donald Trump the power to send a text to every person in the U.S. is a horrible idea, but as Jimmy Kimmel has shown, it could make for a great movie. Everyone was talking about the first-ever

How to export GarageBand stems on iPad

Exporting GarageBand stems on iPad is not impossible. In fact, with the inexpensive AudioShare app, it's quite simple. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Epic will let Fortnite players merge multiple accounts

Epic Games is giving Fortnite players a new tool that will allow them to merge multiple accounts. The merge will combine all item purchases, V-Bucks, game stats, and Save the World campaign access.

UK hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth leaves BBC for Apple Music

Following in the footsteps of fellow ex-BBC presenter Zane Lowe and others, UK-based hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth will be leaving his job presenting on the BBC to join Apple Music. Sloth is a presenter on

Apple tops Best Global Brands list for 6th consecutive year

Apple has topped Interbrand’s annual list of the Best Global Brands for the sixth consecutive year. The iPhone-maker, which has seen its brand value increase 16 percent this year, ranked highly in

Turn your phone into a tool for relieving stress [Deals]

For all their many uses, let’s face it: our smartphones are a major source of distraction. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with the right app, your phone can actually help you regain

Facebook ‘borrows’ from Snapchat for updated Nearby Friends feature

Facebook is taking another crack at providing a way to help us meet up with friends offline. Having seen its “Facebook Nearby Friends” feature fail to gain much traction, the social media giant is now

Apple denies its server hardware was infected by Chinese spy chips [Updated]

Update: Apple and Amazon both issued lengthy statements Thursday concerning the Chinese spy chip allegations. We updated this post to include those statements. Apple denies that Chinese spy chips

‘Patent troll’ sues Apple over AirDrop technology

Apple introduced its super useful AirDrop file transfer feature way back in 2011. However, a patent licensing company called Uniloc — sometimes referred to as a “patent troll” by critics — claims that

Today in Apple history: Siri debuts on iPhone 4s

October 4, 2011: With the unveiling of the new iPhone 4s, Apple introduces the world to Siri. A groundbreaking example of AI in action, Siri’s debut fulfills a long-term dream at Apple. The company

Apple hires police to watch over its Apple Stores in Sacramento

Police might have cracked the crime ring behind the spate of snatch-and-grab robberies in Apple Stores across California, but Apple’s taking no chances. According to a new report, it has contracted

Civilization VI marches onto iPhone

There are some technological feats that just hammer home how far we’ve come in a few short years. One of those is the fact that, through what we can only presume is the software engineering version of

People love declining phone calls on their Apple Watches

Apple made a big deal of people being able to make and receive phone calls with your Apple Watch, but you know what it turns out people prefer doing to answering calls with their Cupertino smartwatch?

Google Translate for iOS can speak in Australian, Indian, Spanish accents

The days are over when Google Translate could only provide spoken translations with an American accent. The latest iOS version adds regional accents from the former British Empire. And it goes beyond

LG’s horrible hybrid watch shows how bad Apple’s competition is

Apple has quickly become the world’s biggest watch company and based on its latest competition from Android smartwatch maker LG, the company’s not in danger of losing its title anytime soon. LG’s new