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Today in Apple history: iPod gets a new Click Wheel

July 19, 2004: The fourth-generation iPod brings neat innovations to the popular audio device, including the Click Wheel interface recently introduced on the iPod mini. “The best digital music player

After Google’s massive EU fine, could Apple be next?

Yesterday, the EU announced a massive $5 billion fine for Google due to its strategy of pushing Google search on Android devices. However, according to a new op-ed published by Bloomberg, Apple

VLC for iOS finally picks up Chromecast support

The official VLC video player for iOS finally gives users the ability to stream content to their Chromecast devices. The latest version of the app also adds support for 360-degree videos, improves

Siri’s last remaining co-founder retires from Apple

Tom Gruber, the last Siri co-founder to have been employed at Apple, has left the company. Gruber was previously head of Siri’s Advanced Development group, but has now retired to focus on his

Speedy Blackmagic eGPU won’t do much for photographers

The futuristic design of the Blackmagic eGPU, which Apple is selling to MacBook Pro users who need the graphics processing power of a desktop, makes it look blazing fast. But fast is an action, not an

New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on durability. This cover glass for smartphones has been formulated to not just survive higher drops, but more frequent ones. Earlier versions of Gorilla Glass have

Samsung’s expensive foldable phone is sounding more likely

Fresh details have come to light about the foldable smartphone Samsung supposedly plans to introduce next year. Such devices could shake up the entire smartphone industry. An inside source has leaked

How to add time limits for apps in iOS 12 Screen Time

iOS 12's Screen Time is still very much a work in progress, but today we see just how powerful it will be, by creating our own app time limits. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple plans store in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic Tower Theater

There are multiple Apple Stores in the Los Angeles Area, but not one in the Downtown district. That’s apparently just about to change. The iPhone maker has plans to put an Apple Store in the historic

Protect your iPhone X without concealing it

This post is presented by MNML Cases. You probably didn’t buy your iPhone X just for its processing power or cameras. After all, Apple products are appealing because they look and feel great, too.

iOS 12 public beta 3 is now out for everyone

Fresh on heels of the yesterday’s release of iOS 12 beta 4, Apple has come out with a new public beta for iOS 12. iOS 12 public beta 3 is available to all members of Apple’s public beta testing

These eye-catching iPhone photos win top contest honors

Behold the possibilities of what could happen when you take your iPhone out of your pocket to make a picture. Below is the ultimate camera roll, the first place award-winning pictures from the 11th

Gig on the go with Roland’s awesome iPhone mixer

Roland's Go Mixer Pro improves on the flawed original in every way, making it a must-have for mobile musicians. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Beware serious thermal throttling with new Core i9 MacBook Pro

If you’re coughing up crazy amounts of cash for a new MacBook Pro with Intel’s latest Core i9 processor, there’s something you should be aware of. Early tests have revealed that the chip suffers

Venmo privacy flaw reveals users’ sensitive info

Companies don’t always succeed at keeping user data private, but Venmo doesn’t even seem to be trying. This service that allows users to make payments to individuals or merchants has the privacy for

Walmart plans to take on Netflix with its own streaming service

Netflix and HBO might be getting some fresh competition soon and we’re not talking about Apple’s growing TV streaming ambitions. Walmart is supposedly planning to get into the streaming game and it

Fantastical now lets you send time proposals, sync Meetup accounts

Fantastical, the hugely popular calendar app for macOS, just got a big update that adds a number of features users have been calling for. With version 2.5, you can now send and receive time proposals

iPhone vs. Android could be ruining your dating life

Do you find it hard to score a hot date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash. A recent survey of U.S. singles found that 70 percent of eligible

Instagram tests feature that lets you remove followers

Got a follower on Instagram that’s annoying af but you don’t want to totally block them? Pretty soon you might be able to remove certain followers without completely blocking them or taking your

Discover new music you’ll love with Spotify [50 Essential iOS Apps #39]

Spotify is a streaming music platform with over 35 million songs. Focused on music discovery, it allows users to see what their friends are listening to, share playlists, follow artists and