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Samsung can’t believe Apple Pencil doesn’t work with iPhone

Samsung continues its “Ingenious” negative marketing campaign against the iPhone. The latest ad shows a customer confused that the Apple Pencil can’t be used on the iPhone. While Samsung’s ad makes a

How to delete all your tweets

Do you want to delete all your Tweets and move on from Twitter? It's not easy, but it can be done. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone ads appeal to young people, confuse their elders

Apple’s latest TV ads are fast-paced and colorful. But a study by a market-research firm finds that Baby Boomers feel these ads aren’t aimed at them. The analysts theorize this is because Apple isn’t

Showdown! iOS 12 vs. Android 9 Pie

Android 9 Pie has landed on Google Pixel devices just a month before Apple rolls out iOS 12. Both come with a long list of new features and improvements, but is one better than the other? Here’s how

iPhone X smokes Galaxy Note 9 in speed tests

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 has lost to the iPhone X in speed test, even though the smartphone packs one of the best processors and more RAM than any of Apple’s phones. The Galaxy Note 9 was revealed

This McDonald’s is as pretty as an Apple Store

People dropping into the new Apple Store in Chicago might be surprised to find that it’s actually a McDonald’s. This fast-food chain’s new flagship restaurant bears a strong resemblance to Apple’s

Paper app turns your iPad into a sketch book [50 Essential iOS Apps #47]

Thanks to the incredible touch interface of the iPad and Apple Pencil, Paper makes your device feel like its analogue namesake. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Spotify’s free users will soon be able to skip ads

Spotify is exploring new ways to let users on its free tier skip audio and video ads whenever they want. The feature gives listeners the chance to get back to their music more quickly by skipping ads

Fortnite challenge guide for season 5, week 5

Just days after rolling out its latest Fortnite update, Epic Games has issued its complete list of challenges for season five, week five. There are seven to complete altogether for a total of 50

Taiwan lets Qualcomm off majority of big $773 million fine

Qualcomm just saved itself the best part of $700 million , due a settlement with Taiwan’s antitrust regulators. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission had accused Qualcomm of abusing its position in the

Save 75 percent on an education in iPhone photography [Deals]

Your iPhone is a powerful picture maker, especially when you know how to use it. So if you’re ready to take your mobile photography up a few notches, this lesson bundle is for you. The Smartphone

Face ID can’t stop boom in fingerprint-scanning displays

Apple may have opted for Face ID over in-display Touch ID for the iPhone X, but plenty of lower cost handset makers aren’t in a position to use facial recognition in their handsets — and they’re

Today in Apple history: Dev defends I Am Rich, his totally useless $1,000 app

August 10, 2008: The developer of I Am Rich, a pointless app that sold for a whopping $999.99, defends his notorious creation as “art.” Apple removed I Am Rich from the App Store in the wake of

Ex-New York transit official charged in $60,000 iPhone scam

A former official with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority official has been indicted in an apparent scam in which he purchased almost $60,000 worth of iPhones with taxpayer money — and then

Apple Pay usage grows strongly outside the U.S.

Most people are still leery about giving up their wallet. Only a small percentage of smartphone owners use their mobile to make purchases at brick-and-mortar stores. But attitudes are starting to

Former Tesla VP returns home to work on Apple Car

Doug Field, a former Vice President of Mac Hardware Engineering at Apple, has returned to the company after spending several years at Tesla. The interesting part? At Tesla, Field was employed as the

Samsung’s AirPower knockoff might be ready to ship before Apple’s

Samsung might finally beat Apple at its own game when it comes to wireless charging. During its Galaxy Note 9 keynote today, Samsung revealed that it has created a knockoff version of Apple’s AirPower

Video game developers are set to shine in Apple comedy show

Another day, another Apple TV series. The company continues to build a library of shows, despite having announced no plans what it will do with them. The latest is a comedy set at a video game

How Apple’s AI gurus made Siri an expert in local businesses

Siri is quite good at recognizing what we say, but used to run into difficulties with the names of small businesses. That was until Apple developers found a way to make her much better at this task.

Magnetic connector gives new MacBooks that old MagSafe feel

MagSafe connection is no more, but Magtop Pro brings back that feature on new MacBook Pros with Type-C charging. Magtop maybe the tiniest of Mac accessories, but there’s nothing small about its place