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iOS 12 beta users plagued by false update notification

“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.” You’re probably tired of seeing this message if you’re running iOS 12. It now pops up every time you unlock your iPhone or

App developers will soon have to offer a clear privacy policy

Apple takes every opportunity to talk up its pro-privacy agenda — and if you’re a developer being hosted in the App Store you’d better show that same level of commitment to users. According to a new

Today in Apple history: iMac G5 takes a page out of the iPod’s playbook

August 31, 2004: Apple launches the iMac G5, a distinctive, white plastic computer that looks a little like the world’s biggest iPod. Housed in a 2-inch-thick enclosure reminiscent of Apple’s Cinema

Qualcomm’s battle with Apple has more twists than a pretzel

The Qualcomm vs. Apple legal battle rages on — and, boy, is it getting convoluted at this point! In the latest legal decision in the case, Judge Lucy Koh denied a motion by plaintiffs that would have

iPad lover Warren Buffett plows more money into Apple

It wasn’t that long ago that Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most famous investor, said that he just didn’t get get Apple and wasn’t investing in it as a result. To quote the late Biggie Smalls,

CarPlay tops Android Auto in latest customer satisfaction rankings

Apple’s CarPlay software for automobiles is quickly becoming a must-have feature for new car buyers, according to the latest rankings from J.D. Power. Even though it was released four years ago,

Apple Watch Series 4 face is ridiculously complicated

An image of Apple’s next wearable leaked today, revealing an impractical new Apple Watch face that crams in every possible type of notification all at once. It has no less than nine different

Shortcuts for iOS 12 adds iCloud syncing

Apple came out with a new beta for its Shortcuts app that will be released to the public as part of iOS 12 and in the latest build, you can finally take advantage of iCloud syncing. This is the fourth

Leaked images of iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4 surface

Apple fans won’t have to wait until the company’s event on September 12 to see the new goodies Apple plans to unleash on the world this year. Images of the new iPhone Xs and the Apple Watch 4 have

How to use iOS 12’s new Measure app to measure virtually anything

iOS 12's new Measure app lets you ditch the tape measure and use your iPhone to size up a room. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Finally, a team management tool everyone will enjoy using

This post is presented by If you work in or around tech, you’ve encountered platforms like Slack, Asana, Trello or HipChat. The list of players in the team management space is long, and

Titan Security Keys make your online accounts as safe as they can be

Google just began offering its Titan Security Keys. These can be used as part of two-factor authentication to secure a range of online accounts and cloud storage services. A Titan key is a small USB

Science has studied sexy selfies and here’s its conclusion

The tools of science have brought us to the moon, saved us from pandemic diseases and warned us of climate change. Now science attempts to explain why some women take and post sexy selfies.

Preorder Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost to earn free loot

Nintendo showcased Dragalia Lost, a new action RPG coming to mobile, during a Direct presentation on Wednesday. You’ll be able to play the game on iOS from September 27, but if you register your

Apple buys startup that builds AR headset displays

Apple just dropped a big clue that it’s planning to make a pair of augmented reality glasses with its latest acquisition. The company confirmed this week that it purchased a Colorado-based startup

Eve’s new Light and Power strips offer HomeKit automation

iPhone users into home automation just got several new options from Eve Energy. It unveiled a Power Strip, a Light Strip, and an updated version of Eve Room, all with HomeKit support. These devices

Confirmed: Apple sends out invites for Sept. 12 iPhone event

Apple’s big fall event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park on September 12. The company today issued invites confirming the details. Its keynote will start at 10 a.m. PT, during

Apple meets with cutting-edge display makers to talk MicroLED

Apple representatives reportedly visited Taipei this week to attend the Touch Taiwan display industry convention. During the event, Apple is said to have held private meetings with two Taiwanese

Now you can use olloclip lenses with all your devices

Rarely is a mobile phone lens attachment one-size-fits-all. But olloclip’s new Multi-Device Clip may come the closest. Announced by the California-based company this morning, the new clip brings flush

Apple explains latest MacBook Pro update

Apple pushed out another supplemental update for the 2018 MacBook Pro lineup this week. Its release notes didn’t tell us much about the release, but the company has now explained exactly what users