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iPhones could be about to get even more expensive

Apple may have just reported yet another record quarter, but there’s a potential dark cloud lurking on the horizon in the form of the impending China trade war. Not only has Tim Cook been outspoken

Apple must pay $145.1 million for infringing on patents

Apple has been ordered to pay out $145.1 million in damages for infringing on patents held by the Canadian patent licensing company WiLan. A federal jury in San Diego, California ruled that the iPhone

Steve Jobs’ daughter talks about her big secret

Lisa Brennan Jobs, the oldest daughter of Steve Jobs, is coming out with her first book next month. Part of the story grapples with their complicated relationship. (He denied being her father at

Apple shares gain $55 billion after glowing quarterly report

Investors rushed to buy Apple stock today, pushing the share price up almost 6 percent. That added a whopping $55 billion to the company’s market capitalization. Apple is still a bit short of the

Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung just unveiled the first high-end Android tablet in years: With a 10.5-inch screen and a $649.99 price, the Galaxy Tab S4 takes aim squarely at the iPad Pro. As with Apple’s tablet, there’s an

Here’s when to expect Apple’s 2018 iPhone event

Apple’s biggest keynote of the year is quickly approaching and while the company hasn’t revealed the date, we have a pretty good idea of when exactly the 2018 iPhone lineup will be revealed. By

How to use the iPhone camera’s built-in manual controls

Did you know that the iPhone's stock camera app has built-in manual controls? Here's how to use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save $75 on Apple Watch, $700 on Macs [Deals & Steals]

Best Buy is celebrating Labor Day weekend with some stellar discounts on Apple’s latest devices. You can save $50 on HomePod, $75 on Apple Watch Series 3, and up to $700 on Macs. Today’s Deals &

Oscar-nominated filmmaker says smartphone killed photography

So many people are taking so many pictures thanks to the iPhone. And yet, renowned filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders says photography is “more dead than ever.” “The trouble with iPhone pictures

The Mac needs this amazing new font menu right now

If you do any work with fonts on the Mac whatsoever, you will have run up against the font picker. It’s a piece of design that dates back to when the Mac only came with a black-and-white screen, and

Sorry, Android. You can’t have more than two notches

The “notch” in the iPhone X drew heavy criticism when this device was first announced, but makers of Android phones have been quick to embrace it. So quick that Google felt compelled to step in and

Apple won’t pay Cupertino ‘head tax’ after all

Apple won’t have to pay additional taxes to the city of Cupertino based on the company’s number of local employees, city officials have decided. Some Cupertino City Council members planned to give

Clue helps you understand your period. [50 Essential iOS Apps #44]

Clue is a period tracker for logging a wide range of physical and mental details, and gaining useful insights into your natural cycle and reproductive health. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

France bans smartphones and tablets from schools

Think smartphones are an unavoidable part of daily school life if you’re a teen? Think again. Well, if you live in France, at least. Under new legislation, French students are banned from using either

Save half off premium noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

When you put on over-ear headphones, the last thing you want to hear is the outside world. So noise cancellation is the obvious choice, but it’s also the expensive one. Not so with these Bluetooth

Fortnite challenges leak out early for season 5, week 4

We’re just one day away from another round of challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale. But you don’t have to wait to find out what you’ll be doing this week, because week four’s challenges for season

New Screen Time feature helps fight your Facebook addiction

Facebook has introduced new iOS 12-style Screen Time tools intended to help users manage their time on Facebook and Instagram. The new features give users an activity dashboard, daily reminders about

iOS 12 beta 5 spills Apple’s dual-SIM plans for new iPhone

A recent rumor claimed Apple will add dual-SIM functionality to at least one of the handsets in this year’s iPhone lineup. Now its latest developer update has all but confirms those claims. Code

Today in Apple history: Macintosh SE gets supersized storage

August 1, 1989: Apple gives the Macintosh SE a storage bump, courtesy of the new SuperDrive. Capable of handling high-density floppy discs, the drive offers an astonishing 1.4MB of storage. In terms

Apple and Qualcomm could work together again in 2019

Apple and Qualcomm have been feuding for the past year-and-a-half, but they may make peace in time for the upcoming 5G era. According to a new report, sources in the supply chain think the companies