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Get ready to splash some serious cash on this year’s iPhones

We’re less than 12 hours away from Apple unveiling its new iPhones, and analysts are taking a last stab at predicting the prices of the company’s new handsets. The bad news? Provided their estimates

How to recycle, reuse, give away, or sell your old iPhone

What do you do with your old iPhone when you buy a new one? You can sell it, recycle it, reuse it, or just give it away. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple, Samsung crush a troll’s hotspot patent

It’s not every day that Apple and Samsung can find grounds for cooperation, but even these arch rivals can agree about stomping on a patent troll. The two companies managed to convince a federal court

Readdle’s awesome productivity apps hit 100 million downloads

If you use a lot of productivity apps on iOS, the chances are one of them was made by Readdle. The Ukrainian company has built some of the biggest and best software for getting things done, including

2018 iPhone keynote will be streamed on Twitter for the first time ever

Apple is offering more ways than ever for fans to tune into the 2018 iPhone keynote and apparently Twitter is in the mix too. In a tweet this morning, Apple announced that the entire keynote will be

eBay’s new tech controls your iPhone with head movements

The TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X is what makes FaceID and Animoji possible. But a brilliant intern at eBay used to tech to create head-tracking software that can be used to control the iPhone.

Gorgeous concept video shows off beautiful iPhone XC colors

There’s less than 24 hours to go until Apple’s official trailers for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XC are available for the masses to view. Until then, this concept trailer is the next best

Phoneslinger is a fancy fanny pack for iPhone photogs

The serious iPhone photographer has forsaken their DSLR and the weight of a bag full of gear. But they’re running out of pockets. That’s because mobile photographers, much like a DSLR shooter, are

Sell your old Apple devices now to get the best price

There’s still time to sell your old iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch and get the best price before new devices are unveiled at tomorrow’s big Apple event. Cult of Mac’s buyback program makes it incredibly

Redesigned MacBook Air is coming, just not tomorrow

Apple is about to refresh much of its product line, with new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Watches anticipated. However, an updated MacBook Air announcement tomorrow isn’t likely. The company is expected to

How Apple Watch apps’ death spiral nearly killed my iPhone app

Two years ago, my partner and I launched an Apple Watch app to complement our iPhone fitness app. Little did we know that our embrace of Apple’s smartwatch would threaten the very existence of the gym

Get a jump on learning to code for iOS 12 with this 6-course bundle [Deals]

With tomorrow’s Apple announcement, the public will definitely get to see first-hand the improvements and new features of iOS 12. Apple’s new operating system is designed to hit on three marks: speed,

Apple’s self-driving car fleet lags behind Waymo and GM

Apple’s fleet of self-driving cars is expanding at an astonishing pace after starting with just three vehicles a year ago. New records posted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles reveals

Why iPhone XS is a brilliant name for Apple’s new phone

You might be pronouncing the name of Apple’s next smartphone incorrectly. And this goes beyond the confusion resulting from people not calling the iPhone X the “iPhone 10”. But it’s related. It turns

Don’t expect new Beats headphones at Apple’s iPhone event

Apple’s huge iPhone keynote tomorrow won’t give any stage time to the company’s Beats-branded headphones. Despite being the largest headphone brand in the world and inking a sweet new deal with the

Leaked iPhone Xr SIM card trays reveal new color options

The 2018 iPhone lineup is shaping up to be the most colorful Apple ever put out, based on new leaked images of alleged SIM card trays destined for the iPhone 9 (or iPhone Xr or Xc — whatever Apple

California Apple Store is robbed twice in less than 24 hours

The Apple Store crime spree continues in California. While another Apple Store robbery in the state may not be a shock, the number of times this particular store has been robbed certainly is. Monday’s

Instagram tests user tagging feature in videos

Instagram is testing a new feature which lets users tag their friends in video posts, instead of simply still photos. The feature is currently being trialled with a small number of users, although

How to watch Apple’s big ‘Gather Round’ keynote live on Sept. 12

Apple’s biggest event of 2018 is just a day away. We’re expecting a long list of exciting announcements, including a new iPhone lineup, upgrades for the iPad Pro, and an Apple Watch Series 4. Apple

iPhone X and iPad Pro imports risk being banned in South Korea

A number of Apple devices, including the iPhone X and iPad Pro, run the risk of being banned from South Korea, the home of Apple’s long-time frenemy Samsung. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry