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Pokémon Go is finally getting trading, gifting and friends lists

Pokémon Go is finally giving players the ability to trade pocket monsters with their friends. The feature will be added this summer, alongside the ability to create a friends list, developer Niantic

Make editing PDFs less of a pain [Deals]

If you work on a computer, chances are you work with PDFs. They’re a great format for sharing digital documents of all kinds. But try to edit one, and suddenly PDFs can become a pain in the butt. PDF

Apple may have completely scrapped iPhone SE 2

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the iPhone SE 2… well, you may just have to go right on waiting. According to a new report, citing case maker Olixar, the 5.8-inch iPhone XI, 6.5-inch iPhone XI Plus

Today in Apple history: John Sculley steps down as Apple CEO

June 18, 1993: John Sculley steps down as CEO after a 10-year run at Apple. Sculley is asked to leave by the Apple board after AAPL shares collapse from a high of $4.33 in 1992 to 73 cents the

iOS 12 automatically shares your location when you call 911

Apple is making it easier for iPhone users in the United States to be located by the emergency services with iOS 12. When the update rolls out to everyone this fall, users will be able to

iOS 12 has already been jailbroken on an iPhone X

iOS 12 has been jailbroken just one week after the first beta was made available to registered developers. Security researches have demonstrated the hack on an iPhone X. The process, which installs

Foxconn is establishing a corporate HQ in the U.S.

Long time Apple manufacturer Foxconn has revealed that its U.S. corporate headquarters will be located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is close to its proposed U.S. factory in Wisconsin, which will

HomePod launches in Canada, France, and Germany

Apple’s HomePod speaker has launched in three new countries, including Canada, France, and Germany. Users can speak to HomePod in French and German, with French-Canadian language support set to be

How will Apple distribute its original TV shows? Here are three theories

The biggest question mark currently hanging over Apple’s original TV plans is how exactly Apple plans to distribute it. With the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg in tow, there’s no doubt

5G standard completed, ready to provide ubiquitous gigabit internet

4G LTE will soon be supplanted by something better, stronger, and faster. But before 5G can be rolled out, it had to pass an important hurdle: a final design needed to be agreed apron. The 3GPP agreed

What iPhone X without the ‘notch’ would look like

Even though the iPhone X has proved very popular, its screen cutout nevertheless has critics. A rival phone maker unveiled a device that shows why Apple went with the design it did. The Vivo NEX has a

Don’t take your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook to the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, soccer/football’s quadrennial championship, kicked off this week in Russia, and literally billions around the world are watching. If you’re planning to actually attend one of the

Streemur, ApeMatrix, Voice Memos, and other amazing apps of the week

This week we write a screen-play using text messages, make music out of random internet radio streams, and enjoy Apple's own Voice Memos app, on the iPad at last. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Save 96 percent on lifelong VPN protection [Deals]

Going online is full of risks, from data and identity thieves to government snoops and content restrictions. It’s especially risky if you enjoy torrenting or other peer-to-peer sharing. So for all

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa is born

June 17, 1978: Steve Jobs’ first child, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, is born. The child of 23-year-old Jobs and his high school girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan, Lisa’s parents are no longer a couple when she is

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive. An analyst

Get the ‘Netflix of Mac apps’ for just $6 a month [Deals]

Browsing the App Store can feel like staring into an endless abyss. With so much software to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. So it makes sense that the Netflix-style subscription model

Cult of Mac Magazine: 6 reasons you should switch to Safari and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: In iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Safari gets solid improvements that will win you back from Chrome — especially if you value your privacy. But while safeguarding your

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 preorders set an impressive record

June 16, 2010: Apple reports a massive surge of interest in its upcoming iPhone 4, with 600,000 sales on the first day of preorders. The company calls the number “far higher” than expected. At the

Apple lures away senior self-driving car engineer from Google’s Waymo

Jaime Waydo is leaving Google’s Waymo for Apple. This should help silence anyone who doubts that Apple is serious about its autonomous car efforts. Waydo describes her old job at this Alphabet