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Protect your shiny new iPhone XR while showing it off

This post is presented by Totallee. The new iPhone XR sure is nice. With a large, drool-worthy Liquid Retina display, and a lightweight aluminum build sporting a bunch of new colors, they’re worth

iPhone XR smokes every Android rival

The new iPhone XR costs at least $250 less than the iPhone XS models but has the same A12 Bionic processor. That gives Apple’s latest significantly faster performance than any of its Android rivals,

Apple’s holiday quarter earnings could be insane

Apple enjoyed an incredible start to 2018 thanks to a record-breaking holiday quarter, but according to one analyst, this year’s will be even better. Thanks to an impressive new iPhone lineup and the

Get your inexpensive iPhone battery replacement while you can

If you weren’t tempted by an iPhone XR or XS, and you’ve decided to hold onto your older handset for another year, you should really consider getting the battery replaced. This will add years of

iPhone XR makes Apple’s coolest phone the cheapest

The iPhone XR is out and, for the first time in years, Apple’s most exciting device isn’t the one that commands the really big bucks. For all the talk of an “Apple tax,” 2018’s coolest iPhone starts

How to set up your new iPhone XR the right way

Follow our guide to getting the most out of your new iPhone from day one. Face (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

What to expect from Apple’s big ‘More in the Making’ event

The second-biggest Apple keynote of 2018 is nearly here, and for some Mac fans, the wait can’t end soon enough. Unlike last month’s iPhone XS keynote, all the details haven’t leaked ahead of the

The best Apple Watch charging stand under $40, Just Mobile’s HoverDock

Keep your precious Apple Watch safe, charged, and scratch-free with Just Mobile’s low-profile and totally sleek HoverDock charging bed, available in the Cult of Mac Watch Store for a modest $34.95.

Get free tracks in TouchTunes when you use Apple Pay

This week’s Apple Pay promotion lets you enjoy free track selections inside the TouchTunes app. Simply make a purchase of $10 or more before midnight on October 31 and use Apple Pay at checkout to

How to upgrade your new iPhone XR

Setting up a new iPhone XS is easy, but there a a few tricks that make the process even smoother. Check out our guide. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

WhatsApp finally adds support for stickers

WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging platforms on the planet, and it has somehow gone without support for stickers — until now! Some users now have the ability to send and receive stickers, and

$150,000 worth of Apple devices stolen from Best Buy

Upwards of $150,000 worth of Macs, iPads, and Apple Watches was stolen this week from a Best Buy stores in Peoria, Illinois. The theft took place overnight on Wednesday. It was noticed by the manager

iPhone XR camera gives some iPhone XS users buyer’s remorse

The early reviews for the camera on the iPhone XR have been impressive – and that has a few who purchased the iPhone XS wishing they had waited a few weeks. Apple, trying to accommodate more

Connect a color-sensing eye to your iPhone [Deals]

Color is easy to appreciate, but tough to identify precisely. Is that midnight blue or navy blue? Or if you’re working on a computer, is that shade of red more firebrick (#B22222) or strawberry

Larry Ellison doesn’t agree with how Apple handled its FBI standoff

Oracle founder Larry Ellison may have been Steve Jobs’ BFF and even considered buying Apple at one point, but he doesn’t agree with everything the company does. In a recent interview, Ellison

iOS 12.1 beta confirms improved Face ID for iPad Pro

Code discovered in Apple’s latest iOS 12.1 beta confirms its next-generation iPad Pro lineup will pack Face ID — and it will work in both portrait and landscape mode. Users will be asked to set up the

10 reasons iPhone XR is the one to buy, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: With iPhone XR finally here, we’ll give you 10 reasons why it’s the best iPhone you can get. Plus: How iOS 12.1 solves “Beautygate”; new Macs leak ahead of Apple’s big

Snapchat’s number of daily users continues to tumble

Snapchat isn’t having a good time right now. The company just released its third quarter results, and once again suffered a decline in daily active users. That number fell by 2 million to 186 million

Today in Apple history: iPod Photo brings color display to music machine

October 26, 2004: Apple debuts its iPod Photo, a device capable of putting not just 15,000 songs in your pocket, but also 25,000 photographs. It is the first iPod to offer a color screen and the

There’s something missing from the iPhone XR launch

Apple’s fancy new iPhone XR is available to purchase today. Pop into your local Apple Store and you’ll have an opportunity to play with the device — and if you’re really lucky, they might have a unit