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Xiaomi wouldn’t exist without this book about Steve Jobs

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun gained attention for his company by dressing like Steve Jobs and releasing a string of iPhone-alike devices. Now we know the reason: Because it was Jobs’ story which prompted

Popular YouTuber helps Apple develop in-car VR entertainment

Apple has recruited popular science YouTuber Mark Rober to work as part of its top secret special projects group, developing a VR on-board entertainment system for self-driving cars. Rober has been

This tiny cable can charge both iPhones and Android devices

Keeping enough cables around to keep your iPhone and Android-toting friends charged up can be a big tangled pain, but there’s now one cable to rule them all. inCharge debuted its new tiny charging

Apple’s Tim Cook has no time for short-term investors

Apple stock price has dropped steadily throughout June. That likely bothers short-term investors, but not Tim Cook. Apple’s CEO thinks long-term, and says planning no farther than the next quarterly

How to install iOS 12 public beta on your iPhone or iPad

The iOS 12 public beta is now available to anyone. Here's how to download and install it, along with the main problems you might encounter. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Instagram adds group video chat and redesigned explore tab

Communicating with your friends on Instagram just got a lot more fun with a new update today that brings group video chat to the photo-sharing social network. Instagram previewed the new video chat

Top Apple analyst drops a ton of details on Apple’s 2018 product pipeline

The best Apple analyst in the game just dropped a huge report on all the new products coming out soon and there’s a lot for Apple fans to be excited about. If you’ve been desperately waiting for Apple

macOS Mojave public beta finally here

Those in the general public eager to try out Apple’s next Mac operating system can now do so. The first macOS Mojave public beta was just released. This appears to be the same version introduced last

Everything you need to know about iOS 12

The public beta of iOS 12 is out now, so anyone can download it and install it on their device. But what does the new version of iOS actually do? This post gathers together all our iOS 12 how-tos so

Fire up Apple Watch with this on-the-wall charger

For those of us seeking space for yet another Apple Watch accessory, fear not. I’ve found a modern, minimal wall charging stand that powers up Apple Watch directly via socket. Talk about a discreet

Amazon tops Apple as most valuable U.S. brand

When Tim Cook wants to know how Apple is doing, it’s doubtful he turns to some research group’s published rankings of brands and companies with the most value, most love or most intimacy with its

Android users still flocking to iPhone at an impressive rate

Android owners are still ditching their handsets for an iPhone at an impressive rate. New research reveals that up to 20 percent of iPhone buyers each quarter are switching from Google devices. The

Apple’s free Schoolwork app is ready for the classroom

Apple’s free Schoolwork app, which lets students and teachers collaborate on school assignments, is available now. Schoolwork makes it easy to create assignments, take advantage of third-party apps

Apple’s new AirPods case could charge your iPhone in a pinch

Apple’s upcoming AirPods case will offer more than just wireless charging for your headphones, according to a sketchy new report. A source familiar with Apple’s plans claims the case will double as an

This top rated meditation app uses AI to bring inner peace [Deals]

Keeping a clear mind takes discipline and practice. And in the age of smartphones and constant distractions, mindfulness is more of a challenge than ever. So it makes sense that your phone might also

Original content could rake in billions for Apple

In three years’ time, Apple could bring in an extra $10 to $12 billion in annual revenue through its original video content and Apple Music, analyst Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets argued in a

A second iPhone model is now being made in India

Apple supplier Wistron has started production of the iPhone 6s at its factory in Bengaluru, India. This marks the second iPhone to be produced in India. Last year, Wistron began producing the iPhone

Today in Apple history: The App Store gold rush begins

June 26, 2008: Apple sends an email to developers, calling for software to be distributed in the forthcoming App Store. Devs around the world greet the news with excitement. They hurry to submit their

Former Epic employee sued for spilling Fortnite secrets

Epic Games is suing a former employee for spilling Fortnite secrets. Thomas Hannah is alleged to have broken his non-disclosure agreement by leaking details of season four’s meteor story. The news

Apple meets with U.S. intelligence to talk fake news

Apple is among the tech companies which recently met with members of the U.S. intelligence community to discuss the upcoming midterm elections. Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oath, Snap