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iOS 12 beta hints at wireless AirPods charging case launch

Last September, Apple unveiled an AirPods case that can be wirelessly charged. We’re still waiting for it almost a year later — but there’s fresh evidence that it’s coming soon. Buried in the iOS 12

Luxury Adam and Eve iPhones will tempt you in the best way

Every time Vladimir Putin so much as sneezes, Russian luxury brand Caviar commemorates the occasion with a gold-plated iPhone sporting the president’s intimidating mug. But the designers and

How to make your iPhone videos look like Hollywood movies

Think your iPhone shoots great movies? With these iPhone video tips, apps and gadgets, you can take your iPhone moviemaking to the next level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Dropbox gives some subscribers more storage for free

Dropbox just added terabytes of storage to some of its offerings without increasing their cost. This makes its plans stronger competitors against iCloud. The company is doubling the amount available

Apple drops fifth betas for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5

Apple’s new betas for iOS 12 are coming out like clockwork with the fifth beta build arriving this morning nearly two weeks after the last beta dropped. Developers received iOS 12 beta 5 this morning

Gmail might add a simple feature everybody wants

Gmail got a lot of awesome new features during its recent redesign, but there’s a big one that’s still missing. Email scheduling has never been an option for those who choose Google as their email

$10,000 gold AirPods aren’t a sound decision

Lose one of your AirPods and you might be mad that you have to pay the Apple Store for a replacement. But basic anger and $69 won’t begin to cover the loss of an AirPod when the set was purchased

Pro tip: Quickly look up a word in iOS without an app

In iOS, you can look up words, and even translate them to other languages, all from the Spotlight search bar. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Next MacBook might take unfortunate performance hit

After waiting years, Apple is reportedly given up on using some of Intel’s long-delayed processors in the budget MacBook expected this fall. Instead, the device will include chips that debuted last

Feast your eyes on the iPhone X Plus and new LCD iPhone

Want a possible early glimpse at what appears to be this year’s fancy new 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone? Renowned Apple leaker Ben Geskin is here to help! Geskin posted the images on

Apple Pay will continue to dominate its Google and Samsung rivals

By 2020, Apple Pay could make up one of every two mobile wallet users globally, a new report suggests. At the time, the estimated total number of people using contactless payment solution created by a

5 key details to watch for in Apple’s Q3 2018 earnings report

When Apple unveils its latest earnings report Tuesday, some analysts think the numbers may be even better than expected. Q3 is usually Apple’s weakest quarter of the year as the iPhone sales cycle

Annotable makes annotation and markup powerful and easy [50 Essential iOS Apps #43]

Annotable for iPhone and iPad adds pro-level annotation and markup tools to highlight or hide whatever you want in an image. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

U.S. government agencies may finally listen to Jobs’ advice on Flash

Whether it was imagining a computer in every home in the 1970s or talking about selling software online before the internet was a thing, Steve Jobs was way ahead of his time. The latest example? That

Fortnite’s controversial guided missile is making a comeback

If you thought you had seen the last of the controversial guided missile in Fortnite Battle Royale, think again. Epic has confirmed the weapon is making a comeback in a future update. This time,

This Lightning cable combines tangle-free with extra reach [Deals]

Apple’s standard Lightning cables are the lifelines for our iDevices. But they’re not perfect, prone to frays and tears, getting tangled, and coming up short with reach. So this extra long,

Leaked iPad Pro schematics reveal mysterious new connector

Apple is expected to make drastic improvements to the iPad Pro this fall to introduce edge-to-edge screens and Face ID. But there could be some unexpected changes, too. Leaked schematics that give us

Today in Apple history: Apple launches ill-fated Lisa project

July 30, 1979: Apple engineers begin work on the Lisa computer, the company’s first to come with a graphical user interface and mouse. Incorporating technology Steve Jobs saw at Xerox PARC, the Lisa

Watch Tim Cook address LGBT community at LoveLoud festival

Tim Cook made an appearance at Utah’s 2018 LoveLoud festival over the weekend, sharing a few thoughts with the crowd before introducing the band Imagine Dragons. LoveLoud is a music festival

Apple may cave to government demands to keep iPhones in India

Faced with the threat of having the iPhone out of India altogether, Apple has supposedly agreed to implement a government-sanctioned Do Not Disturb app on its platform. Apple had previously refused to