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Nintendo will bring Dragalia Lost RPG to iOS next month

Nintendo has confirmed its next game for mobile. Dragalia Lost, an action RPG developed by Cygames, will land on iOS on September 27. You can watch the game’s first trailer below, and Nintendo will be

Apple is driving high-end online smartphone sales

Amazon is responsible for selling an ever-increasing number of smartphones in the U.S., but Apple isn’t doing badly for itself, either. According to a new report from Counterpoint Research, the iPhone

Easily track, manage and collaborate on projects with Task Pigeon [Deals]

Whether it’s just you and a partner, or an entire team working in concert, using a task manager can be a huge help. They can keep your short sprints and long hauls aligned, so everybody is in sync and

Apple expands pilot repair program for vintage Macs

Apple is expanding its pilot repair program for vintage Macs. Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air machines released in mid-2012 will remain eligible for service at Apple Stores worldwide until August

Former Apple video exec helps connect authors with filmmakers

A former Apple executive who left to join Netflix has launched a new startup, aimed at producing a searchable library of content which can be adapted for movies or TV. George Berry worked at Apple for

Fortnite Battle Royale picks up new Ace Starter Pack

Earn your next victory royale in style with Fortnite’s brand new Ace Starter Pack for Battle Royale. Available now for $4.99, the bundle includes an outfit, back bling, and 600 V-Bucks that you can

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs gets embroiled in stock-backdating scandal

August 29, 2001: During a meeting, Apple’s board of directors awards Steve Jobs new stock options that will become part of a stock-backdating scandal several years later. When the matter eventually

Tim Cook cashes in $58 million of his Apple fortune

Tim Cook has been granted 560,000 restricted Apple stock options and, to celebrate the windfall, he’s cashed in $58 million. As revealed in an SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filing, Cook was

Ultra-rare original iPhone prototype pops up on eBay

Apple may have sold well over a billion iPhones, but something in much, much more limited supply are the prototype models for Apple’s original 2007 handset. These never-commercially-available models

Tesla unleashes sleek but slow wireless phone charger

Always wanted a Tesla but don’t have a cool $50K sitting in the bank? Well, Elon Musk just released a new product to satiate your Tesla lust. It doesn’t have four wheels or an Insane Mode. But it will

Apple’s ancient AirPort Express miraculously gets AirPlay 2 support

It’s possible you have an old AirPort Express wireless router in a box somewhere. Dig it out and set it up, because it can now be used as part of an AirPlay 2 audio system. Even though it’s been

Apple tries teaching photo editing over the phone

Apple is once again offering one-on-one tutorials on photo editing. Oddly though, these training sessions are given over the phone. There are grounds to question the usefulness of a lesson in which

$13,000 iPhone bill nearly puts sad ending on family trip

Correction: This story has been updated to accurately explain how Airplane Mode works. A family from San Jose, California, returned from an overseas trip with several memories. But the strongest may

How to add a second face to Face ID in iOS 12

iOS 12 lets you add an alternate appearance to Face ID. It's meant to be your own face, but can it be used to add a friend or spouse? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Instagram now lets users apply to be verified

Getting verified on Instagram just got a little bit easier. The social photo sharing app revealed today that it will now let users apply to get a little blue check by their profile so followers know

These new HomePod rivals are even pricier than Apple’s smartspeaker

Apple’s HomePod smartspeaker has struggled at least partly because of its high price. Well, Bose doesn’t see a problem because it just unveiled an even pricier option. And Harman Kardon will bring out

Huawei embarrasses itself with jab at iPhone X notch

Huawei can boast about surpassing Apple in worldwide smartphone sales. It just shouldn’t try to one-up the iPhone X on design and interface points. The Chinese tech giant got a lesson in marketing,

Don’t even think about copying Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater

Apple is rightly proud of its Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus, and now it’s got the design patent to stop others copying it. The attractive circular glass building gives way to a 1,000

Blast into action with Fortnite’s new Shockwave grenade

Epic Games has given Fortnite players a number of new ways to get around in recent months, and its next update will provide another one. The new Shockwave grenade will let you blast into the action

Hands-on with Survival Straps’ paracord Apple Watch bands [Unboxing]

Survival Straps’ paracord Apple Watch bands are a big hit with Watch Store customers. These custom-made bands are the real deal, made with military-grade materials and great craftsmanship — yet the