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Use your iPhone to improve your state of mind for once [Deals]

Let’s be honest, many of us have pretty unhealthy relationships to our phones. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your phone can become a reminder to take your eyes off the screen and keep your mind

Cult of Mac Magazine: Our Apple Watch Series 4 wish list, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: With an update likely coming soon, Cult of Mac lays out our best guesses (and most fanciful dreams) for all the features that could be coming to Apple’s fantastic

Today in Apple history: ‘Misunderstood’ iPhone ad wins Emmy

August 18, 2014: A Christmas-themed iPhone ad lands Apple an Emmy for “Most Outstanding Commercial of the Year.” The prize-winning spot is Apple’s “Misunderstood” iPhone 5s ad. It depicts a silent

Rack up and charge up to 7 mobile devices at once [Deals]

At home or at work, tabletops can get cluttered with mobile devices, and keeping them all charged can be a challenge. But with this high capacity organizer and charger, everybody’s device gets

Save 20% on all Carterjett Apple Watch bands through August 31st

Apple’s Sport band is the basic bro of Apple Watch bands. If you want something a little more rugged — and a lot less forgettable — strap on a Tire Tread Sport band from Carterjett. These sturdy

Amazon’s next big thing could be a TiVo knockoff

The biggest name in online retail is aiming its sights on putting TiVo out of business next. Amazon is reportedly developing a new set top box that will allow users to record live TV, providing a way

Apple taps child star for murder mystery show

Apple has already nailed down the lead role for its upcoming TV show about a young girl who solves a local murder mystery. 8-year-old Brooklynn Prince from The Florida Project has been cast to play

Science proves women’s pockets are too small for iPhones

Ever tried to slip an iPhone into a pants pocket and run out of room with the device halfway in? Men are probably scratching their heads, but most women know the experience well. A new study finds

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s aperture

The aperture may be the most important setting on a camera when it comes to shaping the photo. It's also the only one that you can't control manually on the iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

iOS 12 runs much faster, especially on older iPhones

Apple’s next operating system is still in beta, but it already boasts much better performance than iOS 11. Speed improvements are high on Apple’s list of promises for iOS 12, and there’s little room

OLED iPhones to give Apple Pencil production big boost

Apple has reportedly signed on with a Taiwanese stylus supplier, adding credence to speculation that new OLED iPhones will support Apple Pencil. The Economic Daily News out of China said Apple is

Apple’s car plans and our most-loved tech, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Alex Jones and free speech, Part 2. Plus: Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple Car is real, and you might drive it off the lot in 2023! And stay tuned for our most-loved tech! We’ll

Zane Lowe discusses future of radio DJs in age of streaming

Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe says he’s excited that Apple Music’s competitors are starting to rip off his live streaming radio show. Lowe, who left the BBC’s Radio 1 to lead Beats 1 Radio, said in a

Busted! Samsung uses stock photos as proof of camera quality

When Apple wants to show off the camera quality of its latest iPhone, it mines social media for user photos by searching the hashtag “Shot on iPhone.” Apple then has plenty of actual iPhone images it

Google is getting ready to debut its own smart speaker with screen

Google is planning to take on Amazon with its own screen-equipped smart speaker, a new report claims. Amazon introduced its Amazon Echo Show in June 2017, followed by the smaller, cuter Amazon Echo

23 Prince albums just landed on Apple Music

If you’re a Prince fan and an Apple Music subscriber, today is your lucky day! That’s because the Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings have released 23 of the Purple One’s albums, covering the

Prepare the perfect cocktail with Highball [50 Essential iOS Apps #50]

Mixing cocktails is an art form, and Highball is the perfect inspiration for your next classic masterpiece. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save pages you want to read for later straight to your iPhone and Mac [Deals]

Being online means finding content that you’ll want to read later or share with friends. But depending on the device used, browser plugins, and other factors determine whether it’ll load correctly, or

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs’ stolen iPad turns up in clown town

August 17, 2012: Steve Jobs’ stolen iPad winds up in the hands of a clown called Kenny, who performs kids shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a bizarre story all around, and fortunately winds up

Here’s what we can expect from next month’s Apple event (maybe)

Apple could introduce three new iPhones, two new iPads and an entry-level MacBook at its September event, according to a new report based on supply chain info. In addition to new details about the