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Today in Apple history: iCloud takes our files and photos to the sky

October 12, 2011: Apple launches iCloud, a service that lets users automatically and wirelessly store content and push it to their various devices. iCloud’s arrival marks the end of Apple’s “digital

TMSC will be Apple’s exclusive manufacturer for next year’s A13 chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A-series mobile chips since 2016, and it appears that this arrangement will continue on into 2019.

Photo shows what may be Thailand’s first Apple Store

We may well have confirmation of the opening of the first Apple Store in Thailand, thanks to an image shared on social media. While it doesn’t reveal the retail store in all its completed grandeur, it

Apple wants your iPhone to warn you of spoofed calls

Everyone loathes telemarketers, but phone scammers are much worse. Spoofers are people who trick the phone system into mis-identifying the number they are calling from. This causes people to believe

Kanye surprises Apple store with bizarre tabletop ‘keynote’

Customers at the Apple store in Washington D.C. we’re taken by surprise this afternoon by an impromptu keynote hosted by Kanye West. After telling Trump this morning that Apple should make the

Over 50% of iPhones and iPads now run iOS 12

iOS 12 is now officially the most popular version of iOS in existence, according to the latest adoption numbers from Apple. After being released to the public less than a month ago, Apple is reporting

Facebook turns iPhone bokeh images into 3D Photos

Bokeh images look sort of three dimensional, with their subjects in focus and their backgrounds blurry. Facebook took this idea and ran with it. The social networking service created tech to turn

How to use Instagram’s new secure two-factor login

Instagram now lets anyone use proper two-factor (2FA) authentication. Here's how to set up and use Instagram 2FA. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

NSA can’t find evidence of Chinese spy chips in Apple servers

The tech world has been rocked by allegations that companies, including Apple and Amazon, were sold data servers compromised by Chinese spies. However, a senior cyber security advisor to the National

Kanye wants Apple to build Trump an ‘iPlane 1’

Kanye West wants President Donald Trump to ditch Air Force One and force Apple to build him a really neat concept airplane that he saw a GIF of on the internet. No, this is not a new episode of

New sign indicates iPad Pro update is imminent

The long wait for new iPad Pros may be nearly over if a recent filing by Apple in Asia is any indication that Apple has finalized its product lineup. This week it was discovered that Apple just

Apple’s second-generation mapping vehicles spotted in the wild

Apple’s fleet of vehicles used to gather data for Apple Maps appears to have gotten a significant upgrade and it could help make Apple Maps even better. People in the Los Angeles area have spotted a

Just how waterproof is the iPhone XS anyway?

The iPhone XS and XS Max sport a new IP68 rating, but what does that mean, exactly? Can you use your iPhone for underwater photography? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Foxconn’s stellar September suggests strong iPhone XS sales

Foxconn is best known for assembling iPhones, so it’s watched as a sign of demand for Apple’s most important product. The Chinese company just reported its revenue increased 30 percent last month, an

How to sync your Apple workouts to Strava automatically

Your shiny new Apple Watch is great for logging workouts. But it comes up short when you want to review your training progress and share your workout history with friends. Everything gets bundled in

Apple Music now offers Genius annotations and lyrics

If you’ve ever wanted to dive more deeply into the music you love, boy, have we got the announcement for you! Starting today, digital media company Genius (formerly Rap Genius) is teaming up with

Sharpen your skills with 900+ professional training courses [Deals]

To kick your career up a gear, you need to boost your resume. But unless you’re willing and able to jump back into college, it can be hard to gain new, marketable skills. Luckily, there’s another way.

iPhone XR could be bigger than iPhone 8 in one key market

The iPhone XR is expected to enjoy a strong start in China later this month as a result of the lack of innovation from local brands and weakening demand for their devices, according to one reliable

Don’t be fooled by the 2018 AirPods ‘leak’

Apple could surprise us with updated AirPods before the end of 2018. But don’t be fooled by supposed “leaked” photos that claim to offer our first glimpse at the new headphones and their packaging.

Popular medication tracking app gets Health Records integration

Popular medication management app Medisafe has added support for Apple’s Health Records service. This means that users can more easily track the medication that they are supposed to be taking, without