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Apple Watch could get always-on display mode

Apple is developing an always-on display mode for Apple Watch, a new patent application reveals. The feature would give users the ability to see the time — and possibly other information — without

Apple is wrapping up its heart rate study on Apple Watch

A large-scale study into heart health among Apple Watch owners is coming to an end, with Apple informing some users who signed up that their contribution is now complete. The study took the form of an

Fortnite gets new Getaway game mode and Grappler item

Another brand new game mode is making its way to Fortnite Battle Royale this week as part of the recently-announced High Stakes event. Getaway gives teams the opportunity to fight for safes with

Ring in Labor Day with massive discounts on awesome gear [Deals]

It’s Labor Day, which brings the time-honored tradition of doing nothing on Monday. This time around, you can sit around in your bathrobe checking out some of the best deals we’ve seen at the Cult of

Apple’s proposed Oz flagship store is having a rough ride

Will Apple’s proposed flagship Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia’s Federation Square ever happen? Increasingly, the answer appears to be in doubt — although we hope that changes. In the latest

Thieves hit another California Apple Store as crime wave continues

The recent spate of Apple Store robberies in California is continuing, as thieves burgled an Apple Store in Burlingame on Sunday morning. As with the other recent robberies, the incident took place

Today in Apple history: Woz stages an epic concert

September 3, 1982: The Us Festival, an extravagant music and technology event staged by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, kicks off in California. The fest costs $8 million to stage, and boasts

Apple chipmaker employee charged with stealing secrets

An employee of Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been charged with stealing secrets from the company, and trying to take these to a new job in China. It’s just the

Dramatic iPhone XS concept video makes us excited for Sept 12

We’re mere weeks from our screens being flooded with ads for the new 2018-era iPhone refresh, but some Apple fans clearly can’t wait that long. Among them is South Korean Apple fan Lee Gunho, who has

Brydge keyboard seeks to turn your iPad Pro into a MacBook [Review]

The whole purpose of clip-on iPad keyboards is to make this tablet function like a laptop. The Brydge series takes that idea and runs with it: it does everything possible to make the iPad into

Your really buggy iPhone 8 might need a new logic board

Apple has found the logic board in some iPhone 8 units have serious a manufacturing problem. The company will repair these at no charge. If your phone keeps restarting or locking up, this might well

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs prepares to take on Apple

September 2, 1985: Reports claim Steve Jobs is on the verge of setting up his own company to compete with Apple. The rumors fly after Jobs sells Apple stock holdings worth $21.43 million. For anyone

Get a head start on Labor Day sales with these cool gadgets [Deals]

Somehow, Labor Day has transformed from a three-day weekend of relaxation into multi-day sales. Why not take advantage of that? Whether you are in the market for some noise-canceling headphones or a

Today in Apple history: Ping social network fails to strike a chord

September 1, 2010: Apple’s new music-focused social network, Ping, ships as part of iTunes 10. Apple says the service will let users discover new music and more easily follow their favorite artists.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything we think we know about this year’s iPhones, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple is set to unleash its newest iPhones on the world in just a couple weeks and based on the rumors, these will be the most lust-worthy phones to ever come out

Score an additional 15% off these digital deals this Labor Day weekend [Deals]

Enjoy the fruits of your labor this weekend with sales. This specific sale isn’t limited to just physical goods like power banks, a Macbook Pro, or even a gimbal for your precious iPhone X. Check out

Apple’s autonomous test vehicle involved in first crash

Apple’s autonomous vehicle program sustained its first crash last week. A Nissan Leaf rear-ended one of Apple’s autonomous test vehicles, according to a filing with California’s Department of Motor

Annoying iOS 12 update notification makes its musical debut

The false iOS 12 update notifications sparked frustration with some, but also became musical inspiration for musician and jingle creator Jonathan Mann. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Grab the new iPhone XS wallpaper right here

You don’t have to wait for Apple to start shipping the new iPhone XS to get the gorgeous new wallpaper that comes with it. After leaking images of the 2018 iPhones along with the Apple Watch Series 4,

MagicScroll tablet phone rolls up to fit in your pocket

Forget folding displays. A group of Canadian researchers created a working prototype of a rollable tablet. The MagicScroll is intended to show that computer screens don’t have to be flat. The biggest