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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

You won’t believe how many people are using Apple beta software

Apple warns us that its beta releases should not be installed on our primary devices. Until just a few years ago, it only allowed registered developers to download them. But that doesn’t stop keen

Apple Pay expands its reach to CVS, 7-11 and Germany

Apple Pay will expand its reach to new retailers in the U.S. and a new market in Europe this year. Apple has confirmed that its popular mobile payments service will soon be supported by CVS and 7-11,

Pocket City is the iOS city-building sim you’ve dreamed of

There are few game franchises I poured more time and energy into as a kid than SimCity. From the mid-1990s, the classic metropolis-building strategy games were guaranteed a place on whichever computer

Huawei steals Apple’s crown as No. 2 smartphone maker

Apple just smashed expectations yet again with another monster quarterly earnings report. But that’s not enough to stop Huawei from stealing Apple’s crown as the world’s second-largest smartphone

The biggest takeaways from Apple’s dominant Q3 earnings results

Apple beat Wall Street’s expectations today with its Q3 2018 earnings report. Even though iPhone sales were barely up 1% the company still posted better-than-expected revenues as sales of Apple Watch,

Apple R&D dumps billions into Cupertino’s secret projects

Apple’s spending on research and development of new products keeps growing. The company’s R&D spending increased by hundreds of millions in the second quarter of this year, totaling more than ever

iPhone X Plus will get iPad-like landscape mode

Apple’s new big-screen iPhone launching later this year will come with some UI perks other 2018 iPhones can’t match. Based on info found in the latest iOS 12 beta, the extra screen real estate on the

Apple earnings: Can Cupertino’s latest surprise save the Street? [Live blog]

Apple’s weakest earnings report of 2018 is set to be revealed today but it might also contain a few clues about the 2018 iPhone launch this fall. Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri will talk to

Apple surprises Wall Street with record-breaking Q3 profits

While the rest of the tech industry’s earnings are in a slump, Apple just posted its biggest Q3 earnings report ever. Investors were expecting Apple to post at least $51 bilion in revenue, but the