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Apple Watch Series 4 screen resolution is set to get a big upgrade

The bigger display on the Apple Watch Series 4 will allow wearers to view more data at a glance and thanks to some new leaks, we now know the exact screen resolution it will come with. Check out the

2018 iPhones could cost just the same as the 2017 models

With most of the specifications of the 2018 iPhones already known, the largest remaining question is price. Possibly answering that burning question is a report coming out of Europe that indicates

Why USB-C to Lightning cables will be popular in 2019

Third-party hardware manufacturers have finally been given the green light from Apple to start making USB-C to Lightning cables. The new Made For iPhone (MFi) certification should open the door for a

Possible new name for the 6.5-inch iPhone takes it to the Max

We’ve already head reports that Apple is going to ditch the “Plus” description for its larger iPhones. Now there’s word that the replacement term could be “Max.” If true, this means that the company

iPhone 9 could cost more than you expect [Updated]

The main reason the iPhone 9 is hotly anticipated is because it’s rumored to boast a large display but a relatively low price tag. However, some analysts are predicting that this 6.1-inch model will

Beats become the official headphones of the NBA

NBA players have rocked Beats by Dre before games for years but now the company is about to have an even larger presence in the world of basketball. Beats by Dre revealed today that it has struck a

Apple’s video empire could rival Netflix by 2025

Apple’s video offerings could soon rival the biggest streaming service in the game, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. Katy Huberty, who has a reputation as one of the best Apple analysts in the

Small Fry offers complicated portrait of Steve Jobs as a father [Review]

Small Fry is the memoir of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter Steve Jobs didn’t want. Frequently sad and occasionally disturbing, it’s not the airbrushed portrait of Steve that Apple would like to see in

Snap ups fashion factor with new Spectacles

Spectacles by Snap are now a little easier on the eyes thanks to two new styles that add a fashionable flair to the wearable video camera. The new Spectacles couldn’t look more different. Each has

You’ll be surprised by what fans really want from the next iPhone

What do you want from Apple’s next iPhone? A faster processor? A better camera? A truly edge-to-edge screen without the controversial notch? All of these things would make for nice improvements, but

Here’s how hackers can install malware on your Mac through Safari

You might consider Safari to be the safest web browser for macOS, but one security researcher has proven it’s not completely bulletproof. Patrick Wardle has demonstrated how hackers can remotely

Learn how to make Instagram into a marketing powerhouse [Deals]

Instagram is a great way for you and your friends to find expression through images. With a billion monthly users, it’s also one of the most relevant social media platforms, and so a true marketing

The Apple design process of demos, decisions and feedback with Ken Kocienda [Apple Chat podcast]

Curious what it was like to work at Apple during its Golden Age of design? Today, I sit down with Ken Kocienda, author of Creative Selection, to discuss his 15 years at the company during the Steve

WhatsApp notifications just got a lot better on iPhone

WhatsApp is finally giving iPhone users media previews inside their notifications. When you receive an image or a GIF, you’ll have the option to view it without having to unlock your phone and open

Police union president knows how to stop Apple Store thefts

The six San Francisco Bay Area Apple Stores targeted by thieves in the past several weeks have one thing in common (besides the iPhones, iPads and Macs on display). They don’t have uniformed police

Today in Apple history: $200 iPhone discount fuels fan backlash

September 5, 2007: Just months after the first iPhone went on sale, Apple ditches its bottom-tier 4GB model and cuts the price of the 8GB version by $200. A rare misstep (considering Apple’s usual

Apple’s original TV shows will have to abide by EU quotas

As Apple makes moves to become a provider of streaming video content, it will be among the companies bound by new EU laws, stating that companies dedicate at least 30 percent of their on-demand

Productivity app Evernote allegedly in a ‘death spiral’

Evernote, the popular mobile app for note taking, organizing, tasks lists, and archiving, is going through some hard times. A new report reveals that it has lost multiple senior executives — including

New book shows how Apple makes great software [Review]

When Steve Jobs died in 2011, pundits wondered how the company would continue to make great products without him. The question is partly answered by programmer Ken Kocienda’s new book, Creative

Apple dominates global wearables sales with only one product

We already know that Apple sells more smartwatches than everyone else. But there are other types of wearable computers. Do companies sell enough of these other types to overtake the Apple Watch? In a