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Jin Lee’s Korean epic Pachinko is headed to Apple TV

Apple was the high bidder for the rights to create a TV series based on Pachinko, a best-selling book about a Korean family written by Min Jin Lee. This is one of nearly two dozen TV programs Apple is

Tim Cook: We’re not doing Apple Music for the money

In a short interview for Fast Company, Tim Cook raves about his love of music, and talks about Apple’s reasons for getting into the space with Apple Music. “I couldn’t make it through a workout

Apple Watch helps Aussie man discover a hole in his heart

People sometimes say the loss of a loved one has left a hole in their heart. A young Australian man discovered he had a literal one. And this serious medical condition wouldn’t have been diagnosed

You can now disable conversation view in Gmail for iOS

You can now disable conversation view inside the official Gmail app for iOS. Google has added the option to view messages individually because some people prefer this, it says. Users already have the

Snapchat blames big redesign for decline in active users

Snapchat has blamed the lingering effects of its disastrous redesign for a decline in its number of daily active users. The messaging company reported its Q2 earnings yesterday. One of the key

We read Apple’s 19-page privacy declaration so you don’t have to

Privacy has become a hot-button issue, and a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives recently sent Apple some questions about iPhone privacy protections. These were about location tracking,

Why you should use iOS 12’s Do Not Disturb at Bedtime all day long

Despite its name, iOS 12's Do Not Disturb at Bedtime can be used to hide stressful notifications all day long, while still making them easy to check. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Alex Jones ‘patriots’ rush to App Store to download Infowars app

Fans of Infowars radio host Alex Jones have flocked to the Apple App Store to grab what’s left of his voice on social media. The iOS app Infowars Official was ranked the fourth most popular news app

macOS Mojave plays nicer with Outlook than ever

The tool Apple built to help Windows users switch to a Mac underwent significant improvements in the latest beta of maxcOS Mojave. It can now transfer accounts and documents from Microsoft Outlook.

One app keeps all your cloud storage under control

This post is presented by iMobie. These days, cloud storage is pretty much a must. It’s so common that many of us use at least two cloud services — maybe iCloud for photos and music, Google Drive for

iOS 12 beta 5 isn’t just for developers anymore

Developers got access to the fifth iOS 12 beta last week, and now anyone who’s interested can install this pre-release version on their iPhone and iPad. While work is still progressing on iOS 12, and

Load any audio file into Castro by dropping it into an iCloud folder

Supertop's Castro podcast app now lets you add any audio file, just by dropping it into an iCloud folder. You can also pre-select the chapters you want to hear. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Fortnite 5.20 update adds new shotgun, Steady Storm mode

Prepare to do battle with a brand new shotgun in Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games’ latest update is available now with the double-barrel shotgun, a new Steady Storm game mode, and a whole host of

Why $1 trillion milestone changes the way Apple is valued

How high can Apple’s market value go? Less than a week after it became the first company to hit the $1 trillion mark, venture capitalist Gene Munster predicts that Apple’s value will continue to

Instapaper’s new Premium plan goes live on return to Europe

Instapaper has finally returned to Europe following a GDPR blackout, and users can now subscribe to its new Premium plan to unlock additional features. The service was pulled in the E.U. following the

Some U.S. citizens will be able to vote via app in midterm elections

In a possible glimpse at the future of elections, a small number of voters in November’s midtermS will be able to vote via mobile app. The app will predominantly be used by West Virginian military

Get deeper into the mix with this accessible DJ app [Deals]

These days, anyone with a Spotify account can call themselves a DJ. But making a room move is about more than pressing play. If you want to get you hands deeper in the mix, this adaptable, accessible

Military bans personnel from using location-tracking tech

Whether it’s our phones, our fitness trackers, or even something as innocuous as a dating app, much of the technology we use on a regular basis tracks our physical location. Knowing the potential

Apple Music adds new Friends Mix playlist

You don’t want to be that guy who’s never heard the track all your friends are raving about. But if you use Apple Music, you don’t have to be. The new “Friends Mix” playlist makes it easy to enjoy the

Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power

August 7, 2006: Apple unleashes the Mac Pro, a high-end desktop computer that complete’s the company’s transition to Intel processors. Built for computation-heavy tasks like 3D rendering and
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