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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

Apple could use ‘special coating’ to hide iPhone’s front-facing camera

Apple could use a special “pure black” coating to hide the iPhone’s front-facing camera, one analyst claims. This would allow the lens to blend into the notch so that it is almost invisible to the eye

Today in Apple history: Apple’s own code spills details about iPhone 4s

October 1, 2011: Just days before it is to be publicly unveiled, the name of the iPhone 4s is revealed online. The latest iTunes beta inadvertently spills the beans on the new name. Along with the

Feds force suspect to unlock iPhone using Face ID for first time

According to a new report, for the first time in the U.S. and possibly elsewhere, law enforcement recently accessed a suspect’s phone by using their face to unlock Face ID. The incident took place on

I Love Film, Gestrument Pro and other amazing apps of the week

This week we use Berkanan to avoid talking to the people around us, we make music with the amazing new Gestrument Pro, and we take old-school film photos with I Love Film. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

iPhone XS Max can replace your iPad mini [Review]

Apple stopped updating the iPad mini a few years ago because sales dropped off at the release of the first iPhone Plus model. Seems lots of people prefer a large-ish smartphone to a small tablet, even

Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling

September 30, 2002: Apple introduces iSync, a tool that lets Mac users synchronize their address books and calendars with their cellphones, iPods and Palm OS-compatible handheld organizers via

The e-Book Self-Publishing Bundle [Deals]

They say everybody’s got a book in them. Unfortunately not everybody is familiar with the publishing process, so many books remain unwritten. But in this day and age, there’s no reason you shouldn’t

iOS 12 causes charging problems for some iPhone, iPad models

Reports are coming in that some devices running iOS 12 won’t begin charging if they’re in sleep mode when a Lightning cable is plugged in. The issue was first noted with the iPhone XS Max, but it is

Today in Apple history: Logic Pro 7 shows Apple is still serious about creatives

September 29, 2004: Apple debuts Logic Pro 7, its pro-grade music creation and audio production software. The update brings new tools and a streamlined interface in line with other Apple software.

We’ve got the Bluetooth headphones and earbuds you’re looking for [Deals]

Bluetooth is the way personal audio works these days. But there are so many variations on the wireless theme, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on the

ITC judge partially rules against Apple but won’t order iPhone import ban

A judge with the International Trade Commission ruled that iPhone models infringe on a Qualcomm patent. However, he declined Qualcomm’s request to ban the import of the infringing devices into the

5 great apps that bust out the bokeh on iPhone XS and XR

The iPhone X-series cameras let you adjust the background blur after you take the shot. But there's a lot more you can do with this depth data, as these amazing apps show. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Apple goes big in whimsical new iPhone XS Max ad

Everything is big when you own an iPhone XS Max, based on the latest ad Apple put out today about its new phone. The whimsical new ad called “Growth Spurt” imagines a world where anything viewed

Sprint admits its 4G LTE coverage is terrible

Any iPhone user who wants wide access to 4G LTE should avoid Sprint like the plague. The carrier reportedly produced a series of maps comparing its coverage area to those of its top three competitors,

Google pays $9 billion to stay the default iPhone search engine

Google is the default iPhone search engine in the Safari web browser, but not because Apple thinks it’s the best option. No, Google will pay $9 billion this year for the privilege, according to an