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Department of Homeland Security backs up Apple’s China spy chip claims

The Department of Homeland Security says that it believes Apple’s denial of claims that Chinese spies had inserted malicious chips into its computer system. Based on current evidence, at least. In a

Night Owl, HazeOver, Fantasticle and other amazing apps of the week

This week we dim our Mojave screens down with a couple of Dark Mode utilities, we get a new Portrait HD mode in Darkroom, and learn how British English Siri pronounces "Fantastical." (via Cult of Mac

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4s opens for Siri-ous preorders

October 7, 2011: Two days after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple opens preorders for its next-gen iPhone 4s. The last iPhone that Jobs worked on directly, the 4s boasts a speedier A5 chip, improved

Dive into app developing with 10 coding courses [Deals]

Learning to build apps offers all kinds of opportunities, both professional and creative. It’s a world of endless potential, with an endless amount to learn. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro,

Cult of Mac Magazine: 50 Essential iOS apps and more

After wrapping our “50 Essential iOS Apps” series, we sorted the winners to make it easier for you to download the best of the best. (Plus, we added Cult of Mac readers’ picks for must-have

Today in Apple history: Michael Dell says he’d shut down Apple

October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple’s fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would “shut it down and give

Start building DIY Arduino projects with this kit bundle [Deals]

Arduino offers tools to build basically anything imaginable, from robots, to computers, games, weather stations, you name it. The possibilities are so vast, it can be hard to know where to start. So

A12 Bionic chip makes iPhone XS nearly as fast as high-end desktop

Apple may have seriously undersold the processing power of the iPhone XS. After deep diving into the new A12 chip, which is the world’s first 7nm manufactured processor, Anandtech found that the CPU

It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max

For the first time in 11 years, I did not get Apple’s latest iPhone delivered to my door on launch day. I’ve been using an iPhone X since last November and I was still happy with it; I certainly

Add a device frame to iPhone XS screenshots with Shortcuts

Framing an iPhone screenshot makes it look like it's on the device itself. Here's how to add an iPhone XR frame to your iPhone screenshots with our awesome iPhone frame shortcut. (via Cult of Mac -

Facebook wants to secretly snatch your Instagram location data

Instagram is starting to integrate more closely with Facebook when it comes to your personal location data. The app is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow Instagram to share all of your

Tim Cook made massive donation to keep Trump out of White House

Tim Cook fought harder than any other Apple employee to make sure Donald Trump didn’t become president. A study of all the political donations made by Apple employees found that Tim Cook contributed

Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users are already running iOS 12

Almost half of all iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to iOS 12, according to new data. It’s an impressive adoption rate for a major upgrade that’s only been officially available for just

Tim Cook recalls Steve Jobs’ quest to ‘serve humanity’

Today marks seven years since Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56. Paying homage to his former boss, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a message on Twitter in which he made clear how much Steve meant to

Top cybersecurity agency says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple on Chinese spy chips

The U.K.’s national cyber security agency has chimed in with its assessment of the recent report claiming that multiple companies — including Apple — had malicious chips inserted by Chinese spies into

Spotted: This gravestone looks just like an iPhone

An iPhone gravestone spotted in Russia marks the final resting place of a young woman who reportedly worked in an Apple retail position. A video posted online shows the iPhone-inspired grave marker.

Nintendo wants to turn your iPhone into a classic Game Boy

Nintendo could be developing a whole new way to enjoy its mobile games on the go. The Japanese company has patented a case that could turn your iPhone into a classic Game Boy. It features physical

You need these awesome MacBook accessories [Deals]

If you’ve got a Macbook, you’ve got a productivity powerhouse. But you can up the ante with the right accessories, so we’ve rounded up a few of the best. We’ve got a USB-C laptop stand, a breakaway

The spectacular Louvre Apple Store is closing

Apple has revealed that it will shutter its Apple Carrousel du Louvre retail store in Paris later this month. The Apple Store, which has been open for nine years, is located beneath the pyramid in

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs dies at 56

October 5, 2011: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56 in his home in Palo Alto, California. Jobs’ official cause of death is respiratory arrest arising from complications related to a