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How to use Do Not Disturb While Driving

If you're driving, you should not touch or look at your phone, period. Apple's great Do Not Disturb While Driving feature will help you to be a better person. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Apple Music ad turns DJ Khaled’s toddler son into a star

Apple and DJ Khaled made a commercial of true cross-promotion genius. Khaled gets to plug his latest single No Brainer by plugging Apple Music. Siri, HomePod and iPhone X also each get a turn to

Grab Apple’s most stable iOS 12 public beta now

You don’t have to wait to get the new features of iOS 12. You could install a pre-release version and start tinkering with Siri Shortcuts or Memoji now. Apple just introduced iOS 12 public beta 4,

Steve Jobs’ marketing guru slags Apple advertising as boring

Quick, what’s the advertising slogan Apple uses for the iPhone X? How about for the iPad? What was the theme of the last Apple ad you saw? If you shrugged your shoulders at all these questions, then

Spect is a super-fast image browser for Mac

Spect is in the now-thing-well school, apps that focus on a single task and make that task as easy and fast as possible. And because Spect comes from Panic developer Steven Frank, it does its task

Malicious ‘Apple Care’ phishing scam targets iCloud users

The latest phishing scam targets iCloud users, trying to scare them into installing malicious software on their iOS devices. Some users have received emails recently that push them to fake Apple

Grab excellent photo app Obscura 2 while you can

Obscura 2 is one of the best camera apps and a bargain at $4.99 if the iPhone is your primary camera. Today, Apple and the developer of Obscura announced it is available to download at no charge

Name your price for 100-hours of instruction in Adobe CC [Deals]

Adobe Creative Cloud is an essential part of any digital creative’s toolkit. But it’s also a massive undertaking to learn, and classes can be expensive. So if you want to add Adobe skills to your

Apple has a gambling and porn problem in China

As if the threat of the burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and China wasn’t enough, Apple has another problem in the world’s most populous country. State-controlled media in China is accusing Apple

Slumping Galaxy sales lead to weak Samsung earnings

Despite releasing a series of iPhone-bashing commercials, Samsung’s own smartphone sales are beginning to decline drastically. And investors are not pleased. Samsung posted a second-quarter earnings

Panicky analyst warns investors off Apple

Apple reports its quarterly earnings later today, and while most people are optimistic, one analyst is throwing out a warning. Referring to the so-called FAANG stocks of Facebook, Apple, Amazon,

HomePod voice calling feature confirmed in iOS 12 beta 5

HomePod’s rumored voice calling feature has been all but confirmed in iOS 12 beta 5. A new “Personal Requests” setup screen now displays an additional icon where the Phone app will sit, and reads

New videos reveal 2018 iPhones in all their glory

One day after Benjamin Geskin’s dummy photos of the forthcoming iPhone X Plus and new LCD iPhone hit the internet, a pair of videos showing Apple’s 2018 lineup have emerged, too. Like Geskin’s iPhones

Today in Apple history: World’s first iPad newspaper starts to crumble

July 31, 2012: The Daily, the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, lays off almost a third of its staff, signaling the demise of a bold publishing experiment. The deep cuts — The Daily fired 50 of its

WhatsApp brings group video calling to Android and iOS

WhatsApp’s new group video calling feature is now available to users on Android and iOS. Users can chat with up to three others simultaneously, regardless of their location. WhatsApp says the feature

Fortnite’s latest update brings the boom!

Fortnite’s controversial guided missile is back in today’s big content update. You can enjoy it in regular Battle Royale matches, as well as in the brand new Fly Explosives game mode, filled with

Apple lists good deeds to avoid Cupertino ‘head tax’

Apple is the reason why most non-locals know the name Cupertino. Just in case free international advertising wasn’t enough, however, the company just sent a letter to the Cupertino City Council,

MacOS is a hellstew of error messages, says new Chromebook ad

Tensions between Google and Apple may have cooled since Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” on the search giant, but that doesn’t mean hostilities have ceased altogether. In its latest Chromebook

The Primus Apple Watch band debuts in bold, Italian leather [Review]

The company we know as Strapple (a company featured in Cult of Mac’s Watch Store) sounded a bit too much like the maker of Apple Watch. The tiny brand speedily changed its name to Strapa and

Apple adds a virtual reality expert to its growing team

The rumors of an Apple virtual reality headset just got a boost. The company hired the developer of a VR painting application. An app that can’t run on any device Apple currently offers. It’s not easy