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Today in Apple history: Apple unseats Nokia as top smartphone vendor

July 21, 2011: Apple officially passes Nokia to become the world’s top smartphone vendor. It’s a major milestone for Apple, which launched the iPhone just four years earlier. For Nokia, which

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple snatches the $1 trillion crown, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: It’s official. Apple beats Amazon to the coveted $1 trillion valuation. Tim Cook plays it cool, telling staffers it’s “not the most important measure of our

Save 98 percent on a 5-course coding education [Deals]

Coding is key to so many careers these days. It’s also just a valuable skill, whether for creative projects, building a website, gathering data, the list goes on. But learning to code can be daunting,

World Cup pushes app downloads to all-time high

The second quarter of 2018 proved to be the most lucrative period for app developers ever. Both the Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store saw a record number of new app installs during Q2 2018

Three more cities will get super-fast AT&T 5G this year

AT&T promised to bring the next generation of cellular wireless technology to a dozen cities before the end of this year. It just hasn’t revealed which ones yet. The carrier started the teasing

How to make a website that fits inside its own link

Quick question: If you wanted to publish a quick one-page website right now, how would you do it? You’d either put it up on a service like Tumblr, or you’d have to register a domain name, find a host,

Amazon’s iPhone app uses computer vision to identify and replace screws and other parts

Until recently, if you needed to replace a screw, nut or bolt, you’d take a trip to the hardware store. With Amazon’s latest update to its iPhone app, there’s no need. Part Finder is a new feature of

iPhone lets Phillies fans order a ballpark beer by text

The Philadelphia Phillies and Aramark started a pilot program that lets fans order beer from their seats using an iPhone. The service makes use of Apple Business Chat, a service that launched this

Samsung smack-talks iPhone X with more ‘Ingenious’ ads

Samsung continues tyring to sell smartphones with advertising that gives more airtime to Apple. Three more commercials in Samsung’s “Ingenious” campaign went public today with a belief in accentuating

2018 MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 suffers big limitations

Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup has a lot of improvements under the hood that you might have missed. One of those is an upgraded Thunderbolt 3 controller from Intel. Both the 13- and 15-inch models

Unleash your graphic design prowess with Pixelmator [50 Essential iOS Apps #40]

Pixelmator offers an intuitive experience, coupled with powerful and professional features, making it perfect for designers of any skill level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Love Notes to Newton tells story of Apple’s most important failure [Review]

The Newton MessagePad is simultaneously one of Apple’s biggest flops and one of the company’s most underrated products. A series of PDA devices available during the 1990s, today Newtons are

$100 iPhone X clone is a lot scarier than it looks

Now that rival smartphone makers have had some time to follow in Apple’s footsteps, you don’t have to spend $1,000 on an iPhone X to enjoy features like facial recognition and an edge-to-edge screen.

Ed Sheeran’s creative process is on full display in new Apple documentary

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative process will be on full display in Apple’s newest documentary movie, Songwriter. Filming on the documentary began in 2008, giving fans an unprecedented

Apple Watch could fall victim to trade war with China

Apple might have been reassured at the news that tariffs in the U.S.’s trade war with China wouldn’t hurt the iPhone and the iPad — but apparently nobody said anything about the Apple Watch. According

This wall charger doubles as a security camera [Deals]

Need more proof of why there’s nowhere to hide from the internet of things? Even your wall charger could be watching you. This wall plug from LizaTech looks like any old Apple charging brick. But this

These 2018 MacBook Pro models are the best values

You need a 2018 MacBook Pro, but there are a bunch of configurations to choose from, with the top model more than twice as expensive as the base one. Of course, Apple is asking you to pay extra for a

2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the ugly — this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: The 2018 MacBook Pro is both a beauty and a beast. In fact, it’s one of the most exciting MBP refreshes in years. We’ll tell you why. Then: A popular tech reviewer warns

iPhone could get shut out of India altogether

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India could require mobile operators in the country to stop supporting the iPhone if Apple doesn’t allow a mobile app that lets users report unwanted calls and

Today in Apple history: World’s first third-party iPhone app arrives

July 20, 2007: Just a month after the original iPhone goes on sale, the first third-party app gets compiled and launched for the new platform. Called “Hello World,” the software serves more as a proof