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Concept ad shows the magic of 6.1-inch iPhone 9

The 6.1-inch iPhone that’s expected to be unveiled next week has the potential to become Apple’s top seller. Advertising will play a big part of making it so, and a clever graphic artist went ahead

Samsung rushing out folding smartphone to be the first to market

There’s a race on to introduce the world’s first folding smartphone, and Samsung appears committed to winning. The head of its mobile division says his company will unveil a foldable phone before the

Mac’s ‘Spinning Wheel of Death’ makes a swell pillow

It’s a wait cursor, colorful and spinning, that means your Mac is thinking. But few of us are patient nor amused by its animation, so we give it names like the spinning wheel or beachball “of death.”

Apple Music is getting a new doc about Christine and The Queens

Right now, a lot of the discussion of Apple’s original video content focuses on the drama series the company is developing. But Apple’s not abandoning its focus on creating videos to promote Apple

Labor Day deals don’t end yet with these earbuds, language lessons and more [Deals]

Labor Day weekend means chilling out and saving energy. It’s also a chance to check out some of the best deals at the Cult of Mac store. We’ve got massive discounts on virtual surround sound earbuds,

Apple seeks help giving Apple Maps an AR overhaul

Recent job listings on Apple’s hiring page suggest the company is considering giving Apple Maps an AR overhaul. The move would keep pace with Google, which showed off an AR mapping feature for Google

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs flip-flops on the Newton

September 4, 1997: The writing is on the wall for Apple’s Newton product line as Steve Jobs tells executives at the newly spun-off company not to bother moving into their new offices. It’s quite the

Creative Selection reveals Apple’s creation process from an insider

Do you enjoy reading? Do you like finding out behind-the-scenes information about Apple? Either you’ve crash-landed on the wrong website, or you may be interested in Creative Selection, a new book by

Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ memoir, is out today

Small Fry, the memoir written by Steve Jobs’ oldest daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, is out today. The book details Lisa’s challenging relationship with her famous father, who early on denied his

The man who brought CEO John Sculley to Apple dies aged 87

You probably don’t know the name Gerry Roche, but he was heavily involved in one of the most significant events in Apple history. Roche, who died over the weekend at the age of 87, was the executive

2018 iPad Pro redesign is both brilliant and stupid

Apple appears poised to unveil the most significant redesign of the iPad in years. Renders of 2018’s iteration of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have leaked out, showing that this model will include changes

Don’t buy an iPhone!

Don’t worry, this isn’t an anti-iPhone rant. You should buy Apple’s smartphones, just not right now. Try to hold out a few weeks if your current one is dying or even if it’s dead. That’s because the

AirDrop fumble grounds flight for 90 minutes

A teenage girl grounded an Hawaiian Airlines flight for 90 minutes by accidentally sending fake crime scene photos to other passengers over AirDrop. Flight 23 was already taxiing the runway on Friday

Get up to 90% off Mac games in GOG’s huge sale

Summer’s nearly over, which means you’ll soon be spending a lot of time inside, trying to stay warm. Have fun by picking up some great Mac and PC games at up to 90 percent off their usual price in

Score a sweet deal in the big Apple Shopping Event [Deals & Steals]

Best Buy is running another big Apple Shopping Event, with impressive discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’s just one of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. We also have

Apple Watch could get always-on display mode

Apple is developing an always-on display mode for Apple Watch, a new patent application reveals. The feature would give users the ability to see the time — and possibly other information — without

Apple is wrapping up its heart rate study on Apple Watch

A large-scale study into heart health among Apple Watch owners is coming to an end, with Apple informing some users who signed up that their contribution is now complete. The study took the form of an

Fortnite gets new Getaway game mode and Grappler item

Another brand new game mode is making its way to Fortnite Battle Royale this week as part of the recently-announced High Stakes event. Getaway gives teams the opportunity to fight for safes with

Ring in Labor Day with massive discounts on awesome gear [Deals]

It’s Labor Day, which brings the time-honored tradition of doing nothing on Monday. This time around, you can sit around in your bathrobe checking out some of the best deals we’ve seen at the Cult of

Apple’s proposed Oz flagship store is having a rough ride

Will Apple’s proposed flagship Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia’s Federation Square ever happen? Increasingly, the answer appears to be in doubt — although we hope that changes. In the latest