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Catch our first-week impressions of Apple Watch 4 and iPhone XS Max, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Beautygate — what it is, and why it’s undoubtedly the dumbest “gate” in the history of iPhone! Plus: How have we liked our first week with Apple Watch 4 and iPhone XS? We

17 people now in custody for Apple Store robberies

The number of people arrested for playing a part in the spate of snatch-and-grab Apple Store robberies throughout California has risen to 17. Investigators claim that a crime ring was responsible for

Fortnite challenge guide for season 6, week 1

Fortnite season six kicked off on Thursday with massive changes, including new areas to explore across the Battle Royale map, new items, and more than 100 new rewards. To earn those rewards faster,

Today in Apple history: ‘Here’s to the crazy ones’ who ‘think different’

September 28, 1997: Apple debuts its iconic “Think different” television commercial, aligning the troubled computer company with some of history’s most celebrated freethinking rebels. The most famous

Addictive new iOS game is all about … throwing strips of bacon?

A game where you flip bacon through the air doesn’t sound, on paper, like it should be a winner. But when it comes from Philipp Stollenmayer, the app developer who previously created the brilliant

Android app maker upset at Apple over its use of ‘Memoji’ name

iOS 12’s Memojis — Animoji-style avatars which look like the user, rather than talking poop emojis or animals — are a cool feature that sets Apple apart from some of its Android rivals. But according

watchOS 5.0.1 kills Apple Watch charging bug

Apple Watch just got a major operating system upgrade last week and there’s already a “bug fix” update. Most of the issues watchOS 5.0.1 deals with seem fairly minor, but at least one of them is

Steve Jobs’ ad guru calls iPhone names ‘a war against common sense’

Apple’s decision to name its new flagship product the “iPhone XS Max” has drawn criticism. But none so harsh as from Ken Segall, who worked closely with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on marketing for

Group FaceTime returns in first macOS 10.14.1 public beta

macOS 10.14 Mojave is still very new, but Apple isn’t resting on its laurels. It has already released the first public beta of a significant update. Version 10.14.1 isn’t just bug fixes; it’s the

iPhone XR gets go-ahead for October launch

The iPhone XR has been cleared for takeoff by the FCC. Apple’s budget-friendly phone received the FCC’s official stamp of approval this morning, allowing the company to go-ahead with its plans to

How to create your first Siri Shortcut

Shortcuts is a powerful and amazing way to automate almost anything on your iPhone. It's also a little confusing to get started. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Totallee’s thin, clear cases are the perfect match for iPhone XS Max, XS and XR

This post is presented by Totallee. Ready to snag one of the new iPhones that Apple just unveiled? The new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR are sleek, sexy and pricey, so you’re going to want to

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 get updated with tons of new tweaks

Apple’s professional audio editing software, Logic Pro X, got a sizeable update today, bringing a host of new features to make editing and mixing music even easier. Logic Pro X version 10.4.2 now

Shocker! Clever kids find ways around Screen Time restrictions

iOS 12’s Screen Time feature lets parents monitor and limit how much time their children spend on their iPhone and iPad. It should surprise no one that smart kids with lots of free time have found

$15,000 gold iPhone XS Max will break your bank account

Sometimes it feels like a person needs to be a Russian oligarch to afford an iPhone. And that’s the likely customer of an iPhone XS Max adorned with a back panel completely covered in pure gold. It’s

Cops nab 7 suspects in Apple Store robbery crime wave

Seven suspects have been arrested in connection to the spate of Apple Store thefts taking place across the Bay Area. Multiple law enforcement agencies cooperated to crack an organized crime ring

LG latest smartphone to one-up Apple on camera count

Korean electronic’s giant LG is teasing the rollout of a new smartphone with multiple cameras. The LG V40 will feature three cameras on the back plus two front-facing cameras, joining Samsung and

Every iPhone ranked, from worst to best

The new iPhone XS and XS Max are generating rave reviews. Having marked the iPhone’s 10th anniversary with last year’s awe-inducing iPhone X, Apple has now set the stage for a second decade of

YouTube app now displays HDR videos on iPhone XS and XS Max

The official YouTube app for iOS has been updated to display HDR videos on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. HDR content was already available on last year’s iPhone X, but an update was required to

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When it comes to technology – whether it’s coding, design, animation, or anything else that involves computers – there’s always more to learn. But time can feel like it’s in short supply, so there’s