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Apple reassures customers after teenager hacked its servers

Apple has reassured customers that none of their private data was compromised after a 16-year-old teenager plead guilty to hacking into the company’s servers. An Apple spokesperson said that, “[We]

Twitter calmly explains why it broke your favorite apps

Despite protests, Twitter made changes today that break some features of popular third-party apps. The company’s CEO explains that all Twitter is doing is finally enforcing a 9-year-old policy. Rob

How to block any website on iPhone and iPad

It's easy to block any website on your iPhone or iPad, to stop your kids from accessing it, perhaps. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video mocks fear that iPhones spy on us

Apple takes a firm stance on iPhone privacy, with strict rules. Nevertheless, many people remain nervous that their phone is spying on them. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, on his eponymous TV show, pokes fun

See Turks smash iPhones to protest Trump’s tariffs

iPhone owners in Turkey are taking to the streets to smash their iPhones in protest against the country’s strained relationship with the United States. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks

Cycle might be the world’s most relaxing music app

Cycle is a relaxing, meditative music app for iPhone and iPad. Just try to stay tense while playing it. Just try. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12 public beta 6 improves markup tools, kills Group FaceTime

The wait for a new pre-release version of iOS 12 is over: the sixth beta can be downloaded now by anyone who wants to try it. The markup tools have been greatly enhanced. Sadly, the other major change

Tim Cook pays ‘Respect’ to Aretha Franklin, the late Queen of Soul

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tweet mourning the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin was among countless remembrances flooding social media this morning after news of her passing began to spread. Cook’s

What’s in store for Apple Watch Series 4? [Wish List]

In just a few weeks, Apple looks set to unveil the biggest upgrade yet to its popular wearable. While the external appearance of Apple Watch has not changed much since its launch, recent leaks suggest

New clue points to Apple Pencil coming to iPhone

Both of this year’s OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil, a new report suggests, citing “industry insiders.” If true, this would represent the first time in Apple history in which the iPhone

Build and host a website with this economic Squarespace alternative [Deals]

Almost anyone has use for a personal or professional website. But building and hosting a site can be expensive, so deal hunting pays off. But if you think you’re getting the best deal with

Police seek help in solving another Apple Store robbery

The Roseville Police Department in California has released a photo of two of the thieves who robbed a local Apple Store this week. The crooks stole 20 iPhones, two MacBook Pros, and one iPad mini.

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 165 becomes Apple’s most affordable laptop

August 16, 1993: Apple ships the PowerBook 165, a lower-cost grayscale version of the PowerBook 165c, which was the company’s first laptop to offer a color display. The new model lacks the most

Teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple’s computer system

An Australian teenager who repeatedly broke into Apple’s computer system is facing criminal charges after Apple contacted the FBI. The teenager, who hasn’t been named for legal reasons, reportedly

Check out Apple Park’s spectacular new giant glass doors

In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s enormous Apple Park HQ is a pretty architecturally ambitious place — and it’s continuing to underscore that point. Accompanied by a message titled “Lunchtime at

Glimpse the inside of Apple’s gargantuan Arizona data center

Apple is very secretive about its data centers. For good reason: They’re at risk from criminals, foreign spy agencies, terrorists and more. But the company gave a local newspaper a look inside its

Apple runs afoul of Japanese government again

For the second time this year, Apple is being investigated by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission. This time, it may have forced Yahoo to scale back a web-only gaming platform that competes with the

Beware, this apple pop-up shop isn’t selling iPhones

Apple fans in NYC eager to visit the company’s first ever pop-up shop in The Big Apple are going to be in for a rude surprise when they show up to the doors tomorrow morning. A new store has popped up

Google One brings cheap cloud storage to the masses

Google One was unveiled this spring, promising 2TB of online storage at half the cost of the old Google Drive. As of now, you can actually subscribe to this service, which wasn’t possible before. This

Casetify stainless steel Apple Watch bands get colorful

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish