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Tim Cook pays ‘Respect’ to Aretha Franklin, the late Queen of Soul

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tweet mourning the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin was among countless remembrances flooding social media this morning after news of her passing began to spread. Cook’s

What’s in store for Apple Watch Series 4? [Wish List]

In just a few weeks, Apple looks set to unveil the biggest upgrade yet to its popular wearable. While the external appearance of Apple Watch has not changed much since its launch, recent leaks suggest

New clue points to Apple Pencil coming to iPhone

Both of this year’s OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil, a new report suggests, citing “industry insiders.” If true, this would represent the first time in Apple history in which the iPhone

Build and host a website with this economic Squarespace alternative [Deals]

Almost anyone has use for a personal or professional website. But building and hosting a site can be expensive, so deal hunting pays off. But if you think you’re getting the best deal with

Police seek help in solving another Apple Store robbery

The Roseville Police Department in California has released a photo of two of the thieves who robbed a local Apple Store this week. The crooks stole 20 iPhones, two MacBook Pros, and one iPad mini.

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 165 becomes Apple’s most affordable laptop

August 16, 1993: Apple ships the PowerBook 165, a lower-cost grayscale version of the PowerBook 165c, which was the company’s first laptop to offer a color display. The new model lacks the most

Teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple’s computer system

An Australian teenager who repeatedly broke into Apple’s computer system is facing criminal charges after Apple contacted the FBI. The teenager, who hasn’t been named for legal reasons, reportedly

Check out Apple Park’s spectacular new giant glass doors

In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s enormous Apple Park HQ is a pretty architecturally ambitious place — and it’s continuing to underscore that point. Accompanied by a message titled “Lunchtime at

Glimpse the inside of Apple’s gargantuan Arizona data center

Apple is very secretive about its data centers. For good reason: They’re at risk from criminals, foreign spy agencies, terrorists and more. But the company gave a local newspaper a look inside its

Apple runs afoul of Japanese government again

For the second time this year, Apple is being investigated by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission. This time, it may have forced Yahoo to scale back a web-only gaming platform that competes with the

Beware, this apple pop-up shop isn’t selling iPhones

Apple fans in NYC eager to visit the company’s first ever pop-up shop in The Big Apple are going to be in for a rude surprise when they show up to the doors tomorrow morning. A new store has popped up

Google One brings cheap cloud storage to the masses

Google One was unveiled this spring, promising 2TB of online storage at half the cost of the old Google Drive. As of now, you can actually subscribe to this service, which wasn’t possible before. This

Casetify stainless steel Apple Watch bands get colorful

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish

Apple yanks Group FaceTime from the Mac, too

Apple just released a fresh beta of macOS Mojave to the public, on the way to a full launch this fall. While betas usually bring new capabilities, the one just introduced is missing a feature. Earlier

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Everything you need to know about camera shutters, shutter speed, blur, camera shake, and the iPhone camera. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Popular quiz game HQ Trivia goes big with new Apple TV app

One of the most popular new iPhone games of the last year is set to take over your living room. HQ Trivia, the popular mobile trivia game that offers cash prizes to participants, is making the leap

New MacBook Air reportedly slated for Q3 launch

New MacBook Airs could launch as soon as the end of Q3 2018, according to a new report out of Taiwan that signals the wait for an affordable new MacBook is nearly over. Apple hasn’t updated the

Apple replaces flawed iOS 12 beta

Just two days after hastily withdrawing a beta of iOS 12, Apple is back with a new version that hopefully fixes the problems in the original. No one expects betas to be perfect, but iOS 12 beta 7 had

These celebs get paid by Android but got caught using iPhones

Paying a celebrity to be seen using your product is a fairly common practice. Apple doesn’t make a habit of it, but other companies do. When it gets funny is when the celebs are caught using their

Henry Ford Museum celebrates iMac G3 birthday by exhibiting all 13 ‘flavors’

Do you know your Sage from your Grape? How about your Bondi Blue from your Graphite? And who in their right mind could forget Flower Power or Blue Dalmatian? If you know your Apple trivia, you’ll