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Samsung ads continue to diss iPhone to distract from weak S9 sales

When a product isn’t doing well, one marketing strategy is to sling mud at the competition. That’s why all Samsung’s latest ads don’t focus on the Galaxy S9, but criticize the iPhone instead. There

FretBud is the simplest, most useful guitar-scales app ever

Fretbud is the easiest, fastest-to-use scale and arpeggios app for the iPhone and iPad. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Fortnite challenge guide for season 5, week 3

The week is almost over, but Fortnite’s week three challenges for season five have only just begun. As usual, there are seven to complete — four easy and three hard — that will earn you a total of 50

With this app, making videos is crazy easy [Deals]

Nothing helps get a message across quite like good video. It’s the perfect content for social media, so video is a must for marketing of all kinds. If you want to make video but aren’t handy with a

Google Street View app adds iPhone X support

The official Google Street View app has been updated to take full advantage of the iPhone X’s stunning Super Retina HD display. It’s one of the last Google apps to get iPhone X support, following an

Former Apple health director wants to fix medical records mess

The Apple Health Technologies director who sold his previous health data startup to Apple in 2016 is taking on a new mission: fixing the broken medical records system. Anil Sethi is still listed on

Spotify picks up 8 million subscribers by copying Apple Music

When Apple Music made its debut, one of the biggest reasons to switch from rival streaming services was for its $15 family plan. But it wasn’t long before Spotify copied it — and it’s been paying off

Today in Apple history: The last iBook laptop goes on sale

July 26, 2005: Apple debuts the opaque white iBook G4, the last of its laptops to launch under the iBook name. The portable computer adds Apple’s scrolling trackpad for the first time. It also

Dashlane 6 is the all-in-one solution for identity protection

Dashlane, the official password manager of Cult of Mac, just rolled out a massive update that helps keep your digital identity safe online. Version 6.0 is an all-in-one solution for online risk

Here’s almost every wallpaper Apple has ever made for Mac and iOS

Do you want a blast of Apple nostalgia which takes you back to an earlier time in macOS or iOS history, but don’t want to go as far as actually using older hardware? If so, then you’re in for a treat,

Apple’s Search Ad campaigns expand to new countries

The App Store is bigger than even Steve Jobs likely dared hope, but with around 2 million apps battling it out for your attention, there’s a discovery problem. To help with this, Apple introduced a

How to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone and iPad

Closing Safari tabs on iOS is kind of fun, but if you have more than a few of them open, it gets to be a chore. Here’s a way to close all Safari tabs at once. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Samsung develops a new ‘unbreakable’ OLED display

Samsung says it has developed a new “unbreakable” OLED display, which could be used for everything from smartphones to “military devices” (so you know it’s tough!). The rugged plastic panel can

2018 iPhone won’t be as fast as it could be

The Apple vs. Qualcomm battle just escalated to the point where the next iPhones won’t include LTE modems produced by this chipmaker. That means these iOS devices will be slower accessing the

Emmy-winning actress joins Apple’s sci-fi epic See

Apple’s sci-fi drama See already has Jason Momoa from Aquaman, and now he’s joined by Alfre Woodward, who has no less than four Emmys and an Oscar nomination. Aside from some of the cast, a director,

Apple T2 chip might crash iMac Pro, MacBook Pro

Some iMac Pro units are subject to occasional hard crashes. The reasons are hard to pin down, but fingers are starting to point at the Apple T2 chip inside this computer. There’s also one in the 2018

Tim Cook is ready to rock LoveLoud fest – with wise words

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among the speakers this Saturday at the second LoveLoud Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. The music festival is staged by the LoveLoud Foundation, which was started in 2017

Unearthed interview shows Steve Jobs knew the iPhone would be ‘huge’

Ten years ago, Apple co-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs understood that smartphones were going to be a big deal. And he realized software would be an important part of that. With 20/20 hindsight, it’s

Pro Tip: Instant Markup gets way better in iOS 12

iOS 12's Markup tools have been tweaked to make them way more useful. You can adjust the thickness and opacity of pens and pencils, and use a brand-new color picker. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

How to run Siri Shortcuts from Reminder alerts

Siri can remind you to do anything, including to run a Workflow or Siri Shortcut, right from the Reminder notification itself. This is super-duper handy. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and