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How to schedule your meetings automatically

WhenWorks is a new app from the developer of BusyCal. It lets colleagues and other humans book time with you online, and it syncs with your iPhone calendar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

iOS 12 beta 2 is now available to developers

Apple gave developers a hot new beta for iOS 12 this morning, adding a host of improvements to its huge update for iPhones and iPads that is coming out this fall. iOS 12 beta 2 comes just two weeks

Tim Cook blasts Trump policy of separating immigrant children from parents

Apple’s CEO has joined the chorus opposed to the Trump administration’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents at the U.S. border. He called the practice

Facebook’s latest move ruins Messenger for everyone [Update]

There are plenty of reasons why you should avoid using Facebook Messenger. Here’s one more: Facebook is putting autoplaying video ads in your private conversations. Why aren’t you switching already?

Thieves swipe Apple gear in Mission Impossible-style heist

Rappelling thieves in Georgia gained a “Mission Impossible-style” entrance to a Best Buy store and made off with more than $100,000 in Apple products. The burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of

Apple has a whole lot to lose in possible U.S.-China trade war

Apple has more to lose than just about anyone from a U.S. trade war with China. The country — which Tim Cook has made clear is Apple’s future biggest market — currently represents nearly 20 percent of

PUBG rips off Fortnite’s Battle Pass, adds first-person mode

PUBG Mobile just got a huge update on mobile as it steps up its fight back against Fortnite. Its new Royale Pass, just like Fortnite’s Battle Pass, gives PUBG Mobile players the ability to unlock

Time to detox your inbox [Deals]

Chances are, your inbox is a mess. No matter how finely you tune your spam filters, the junk mail and obsolete conversations add up. So we can all use some help giving our inboxes a cleaning.

Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset

Apple is expecting its 6.5-inch iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset of 2018, a new report claims. The Korean language article claims that Apple is forecasting 45 million iPhone XI Plus

Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style

Love it or hate it, the iPhone X’s notch is a necessity for now. Or is it? Some smartphone manufacturers are already using new design methods to deliver truly edge-to-edge displays. Chinese

iPod memorial earns one Reddit user a sweet surprise

A device that you carry around with you, day in and day out, for several years is going to prompt some kind of emotional attachment. Every scratch triggers a certain memory, every dent takes you back

Today in Apple history: New Power Mac is faster and more expandable

June 19, 1995: Apple releases the Power Macintosh 9500, a high-end Mac that boasts a second-generation PowerPC chip that’s much faster than its predecessor. The Power Mac 9500 is also significant for

Tim Cook opens new Apple office in Cork, Ireland

Tim Cook is in County Cork, Ireland today, opening the new expansion of Apple’s Hollyhill site — creating many jobs in the process. Apple is Cork’s largest private employer, having had a presence in

Apple Pay arrives in Poland with support from 8 banks

Apple Pay has today arrived in Poland with support from eight local banks. Apple is expected to add Poland’s largest bank, PKO BP, and others to its roster in September. Apple wants every iPhone user

Aussie court fines Apple for refusing to fix iPhones bricked by ‘Error 53’

An Australian court levied a A$9M ($6.7M) fine against Apple for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads because they’d had third-party repairs. That’s against the law in that country. The refusals happened

2018 iPhone mockups hint at new details

The release of Apple’s next smartphones is apparently close enough that the Asian supply chain has detailed specifications on the design. These have been used to create 3D mockups. A video comparing

Square offers alternative to its iPad point-of-sale register

Square provides cash registers for small businesses. For years, these were built around iPads, but the company now makes Square Register, its own Android-based point-of-sale terminal. It hasn’t

Trump promises Apple he won’t put tariff on iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been hard at work trying to make peace before the brewing trade war with the U.S. and China blows up. In a new profile by the New York Times, details have emerged of how Tim

Bento box-inspired case stores all your new gear in style

So you made quite a haul during the holidays, now where are you going to store all your new gear? Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold

Tim Cook takes tour of Amsterdam with famous iPhone photog

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been touring the Netherlands the last few days where he has been visiting with local developers and chatting it up with one of the best iPhone photographers in the game. Annet