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How to rip and save audio from YouTube videos with your iPhone

This workflow downloads a video from YourTube, rips the audio to an MP3 or M4A file, then saves it on your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

‘Loop disease’ could kill your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

It has a ridiculous name, but it’s a serious problem. Incidents of “loop disease’ are reportedly sending growing numbers of iPhones to the repair shop. This isn’t a new virus or an iOS bug. Instead,

VPNs make browsing safer. Why don’t more people use them?

This post is presented by VPN. For all the regulations and constraints creeping onto the internet, it remains a pretty wild place. You can still find almost any information you want

Custom chips could make Apple Watch even better

Custom health chips could be the next big piece of silicon to come out of Apple’s labs. Apple reportedly has a team of engineers exploring the creation of a customized processor is optimized to make

Siri may soon recognize different voices

Apple engineers are preparing for the day Siri can reliably recognize voices. They’re working on how this digital assistant will respond to requests from multiple users. This issue became important

Pro Tip: How to type the Apple logo on iPhone, Mac and iPad

Ever wondered how to type the Apple logo on your Mac, your iPhone or iPad, or even your Apple TV? It's easy! Here's how to do it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

HomePod sales may be even lower than early estimates expected

Apple’s HomePod speaker sales might be weaker than previously estimated by analysts. The latest quarterly research report from Strategy Analytics claims that HomePod sales numbers only totaled 700,000

Apple could face new encryption fight in Australia

Apple executives could face jail time and multi-million dollar fines if they refuse to hand over private encrypted data linked to suspected crime under a law proposed today in Australia. The proposed

Flying phone drone puts your selfie game to shame

Drone photography has taken off big time the last two years, but if you haven’t been able to afford on of DJI‘s incredible drones, don’t worry, pretty soon your iPhone could have the powers of flight.

How to get the best price for your old iPhone

We’re around a month away from Apple’s next iPhone event, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with your old iPhone. Will you hand it down to another family member, leave it

Apple welcomes youngest Nobel laureate to speak at Apple Park

Apple hosted Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai for a discussion at Apple Park on Monday. A Pakistani activist for female education, 21-year-old Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history.

Learn the secrets of success from the world’s most creative people [Deals]

Fortune favors the bold, and there is no shortage of bold people whose success we can all learn from. This bundle of interviews, insights and life hacks from top creatives and influencers will teach

iPhone could get the accessory that every iPad Pro owner loves

If you’ve been hankering to use the Apple Pencil with your iPhone, you may finally get your wish this year. That’s according to a new report from market intelligence firm TrendForce, which suggests

iPhone manufacturer struggles despite record revenues

With Apple recently hitting a $1 trillion valuation, you’d think it would be a great time to be an Apple supplier. According to new quarterly earnings released by Apple’s long-time manufacturer

Today in Apple history: Tide turns against Apple in war with Microsoft

August 14, 1991: As Apple and Microsoft head to court to battle each other, the tide begins to turn against Cupertino and its claims that Windows unlawfully copies the look and feel of Mac OS. The

Google makes big improvements to Gmail, Google Voice on iOS

Google just rolled out its latest Gmail and Google Voice updates on iOS. Users can look forward to big improvements, particularly in Voice, which now sports a brand new design. iPhone owners even get

Turkish president says country will boycott iPhones

The iPhone is among the U.S. electronic good that could be barred from Turkey as part of a new boycott announced by the country’s president on Tuesday. “If [people currently] have iPhone, there is

Siri Shortcuts can now control your HomeKit devices

Apple’s new Siri Shortcuts app, which is currently being beta tested ahead of a release alongside iOS 12, now comes with limited HomeKit support. Its latest update gives testers the ability to add

Apple is opening its first store in Kyoto, Japan this month

Apple will open a new Apple store location in Kyoto, Japan this month, its first in the city, which is located in the Kansai region of Japan. This will be the ninth Apple Store to be opened in Japan,

Motorola’s next flagship is the most shameful iPhone X clone

Android vendors have been taking inspiration from the iPhone X’s design since Apple unveiled it last fall. That’s why almost every flagship handset hitting the market has an edge-to-edge screen and a