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Snag 10% off Under Armor when you use Apple Pay

Apple Pay’s latest promotion to celebrate the new football season is live, giving shoppers 10 percent off workout gear from Under Armor. Simply use Apple Pay at checkout (in the U.S.) before September

Satechi’s new extended keyboards gives you Apple looks on a budget

Satechi's new Mac Aluminum Bluetooth keyboard and Aluminum USB keyboard offer Apple-inspired design at a fraction of Apple's keyboard prices. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

EU finally gives its blessing to Apple buying Shazam

The European Union has given its official stamp of approval to Apple’s acquisition of UK-based music discovery app Shazam. While the deal was announced way back in December, it has been held up until

Inexpensive Logitech Crayon iPad stylus available to all

This spring, Logitech introduced an active stylus for iPad. People were excited that this was half the price of an Apple Pencil, but frustrated that the Logitech Crayon could only be purchased by

How Steve Jobs poached a Microsoft employee with a restaurant menu

It’s not exactly breaking news that Steve Jobs was a great salesman. But a hilarious anecdote from Adam Fisher’s recent oral history of Silicon Valley, Valley of Genius, gives a great example of Jobs’

This 1000X microscope connects straight to your computer [Deals]

Digital cameras sure have come a long way, but they’re limited by the realities of glass and plastic. So if you want to capture far-off subjects, you need a telephoto lens. If you want to photograph

6.1-inch iPhone for 2018 pictured in fancy new color options

The more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone expected to launch this year won’t be as exciting as its pricier siblings, but it seems Apple has some tricks up its sleeve to make it more appealing. New photos

CleanMyMac X is all you need to maintain a healthy Mac

Are you maintaining a healthy Mac? It doesn’t have to be difficult. CleanMyMac X offers all the tools you need to ensure your machine is always speedy and safe. The latest version of the app stops

Apple hiring a neuroscientist, possibly for its mystery AR headset

Apple employs a broad range of people, from software developers to retail staff. And soon, at least one neuroscientist. The company is seeking an expert in sensory perception, suggesting the scientist

Why you couldn’t type the F-word on iPhone and other fascinating facts from Apple book

Why couldn’t you type the F-word on the iPhone? Why did Steve Jobs make weird eye movements during demos? What kind of manager was Scott Forstall? These and other questions are answered in a new book

Today in Apple history: Raging success of Windows 95 gets Cupertino worried

September 6, 1995: The newly launched Windows 95 operating system dominates software sales, sending virtually every other company scurrying for cover — Apple included. Microsoft’s $85 PC operating

Apple Pay won’t be launching in India any time soon

Apple is supposedly cooling its plans to bring Apple Pay to India, despite having discussions with leading banks and the National Payments Corporation of India. Eddy Cue previously said that Apple

Apple has cash to splash at the Toronto film festival

Apple may be commissioning its own TV shows, but it’s also picking up finished productions, too. With that goal in mind, Apple is sending some of its top production names to the Toronto International

Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ memoir seems to confirm an old rumor about Steve

Back in 1996, Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, wrote a novel about a Silicon Valley tycoon who has a difficult and distant relationship with his oldest daughter. He even denies her paternity

Leaving Apple off the list of most creative companies is unwarranted

A new study tries to determine which companies are the most creative. The method used is open to dispute, especially as Apple is way back at eleventh place while its chief rival Samsung is in second.

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