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Learn lifelong lessons in coding, design and more from hundreds of courses [Deals]

When it comes to technology – whether it’s coding, design, animation, or anything else that involves computers – there’s always more to learn. But time can feel like it’s in short supply, so there’s

Mueller spotted at Genius Bar appointment in Washington, D.C.

The Apple Store can be quite the place to spot celebrities and well-known public figures. An image doing the rounds on Twitter shows Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor in charge of the Russia

Apple Watch wearers in U.K. could wait years for ECG feature

Apple Watch Series 4’s incredible ability to offer electrocardiograms (ECG) is one of the biggest reasons to upgrade this year. But you can’t use it yet. Those in the U.S. will be able to get their

Apple flaw lets hackers steal business passwords

Many businesses choose to spend more on Apple smartphones and computers because they’re supposed to be safer than more affordable alternatives running Android or Windows. But they’re not completely

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin clash over the Mac

September 27, 1979: Years before the Macintosh will ship, Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin clash for the first time over the direction of the Macintosh R&D project. Raskin, the founder of the Macintosh

Fortnite season 6 kicks off with massive changes

It’s time to gear up for Fortnite season six. The mammoth update, available today across all platforms, brings new areas to explore, new consumables that make you invisible to your enemies, and pets

Palo Alto Apple Store robbed twice in less than 12 hours

The Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto was robbed twice in 12 hours over the weekend, as the Californian Apple Store crime spree continues. In the first instance, a gang of eight males entered the

Teenager who hacked Apple’s servers gets 8 months’ probation

The Australian teenager who hacked into Apple’s servers and downloaded sensitive data has been given probation in place of a jail sentence. The verdict was announced on Thursday. The teenager, who

David Hockney’s new stained glass window was designed on an iPad

British artist David Hockney has unveiled a new stained glass window at London’s renowned Westminster Abbey, commissioned to celebrate the reign of The Queen. So far, so ordinary, you might think?

iPhone XS selfie cam is so beautiful it spawned an ugly conspiracy theory

The iPhone XS and its front-facing camera are supposed to help its owners make better self-portraits. However, some think their iPhone selfies look better than they should. Users are taking to

Your new Apple Watch Series 4 deserves a serious leather strap

So, someone who obviously likes you very much gifted you an Apple Watch Series 4 this holiday season. Now you’d like to add some personal style with an out-of-the-ordinary Apple Watch band. You should

How to make a great Memoji

Memojis are fantastic fun. Here's everything you need to know about creating a custom Memoji with your iPhone X and above. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple tells Senate privacy is a ‘fundamental human right’

Apple’s VP of software technology, Bud Tribble, made an appearance before the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee today to advocate for an overhaul of privacy laws in the country. During the hearing,

Apple Watch Series 4 packs smaller batteries than Series 3

Apple Watch Series 4 lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge — just like its predecessors — and it somehow manages that with significantly smaller batteries. An official Product Information sheet

iOS 12.1 will bring Dual SIM feature to iPhone XS and XS Max

A hotly anticipated feature wasn’t available when the iPhone XS models arrived last week, but Apple is hard at work bringing Dual SIM support to these new handsets. This cutting-edge features is

Scriptable controls your iPhone with JavaScript

Scriptable lets you use JavaScript to control your iPhone, and even integrates with Shortcuts. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone XS Max: A condensed review

Having been the proud new owner of the iPhone XS Max for a few days, I’ve gotten a feel for the device. Here’s a compressed iPhone XS Max review. iPhone XS Max is fast, fast, fast Everything is very

Working Apple-1 sells to mystery buyer for $375,000

A rare working Apple-1 computer, one of just 200 built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, has sold at auction for $375,000. The computer is thought to be just one of only around 15 Apple-1

Learn what it takes to podcast like a pro [Deals]

Launching a podcast is something anybody can do, which is why it seems like everybody is. With so much content out there, quality stands out. So if you’re looking to get in on the podcast action, it

Second Apple Watch Series 4 supplier added to meet demand

The Apple Watch Series 4 may be the first “must have” generation of Apple’s wearable device, and manufacturer Quanta Computer is working to full capacity to make sure it reaches as many customers as