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Pick up the portable speaker of your dreams [Deals]

Carrying your music around has never been easier. In fact, the options are almost overwhelming. So we’ve rounded up some of the best portable speakers at the best prices, from speakers you can take on

3D Touch inventor is now building AR experiences for mapping startup

Avi Cieplinski, the former Apple engineer who co-invented the 3D Touch and Taptic Engine iPhone features, has joined mapping startup Mapbox to create AR software tools. Mapbox does not make a mapping

Fortnite update brings thermal AR, new soccer stadium and more

This week’s Fortnite Battle Royale update is available a day early across all platforms. It adds a thermal scope assault rifle for the very first time, a brand new soccer stadium, and an improved

Today in Apple history: Safari lands on Windows with a ‘meh’

June 11, 2007: At WWDC, Steve Jobs unveils Safari 3 for Windows, bringing its web browser to non-Apple computers for the first time. Apple advertises Safari as the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use

Stunning mobile RPG Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to iOS this year

Bethesda has revealed that The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a new free-to-play RPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe, is coming to iPads and iPhones later in 2018. A preview of the game was shown at E3 over

Apple Music hires another hip-hop expert from the BBC

Apple recently hired Ryan Newman, a key player from the BBC’s main hip-hop and grime radio station, 1Xtra. It’s not clear exactly what role Newman will perform at Apple Music. However, he was one of

Next-gen Apple Watch could use solid-state haptic buttons

The next-gen Apple Watches have so far avoided physical redesigns in favor of under-the-hood improvements. That could change this year, however, according to a new report. Sources in Apple’s supply

Cosmic Watch, OpenTerm and other awesome apps of the week

This week we go cosmic, staring into the universal abyss of time, whilst simultaneously probing the depths of our iDevices using a new terminal app. All while enjoying a sneak peek of tab favicons in

This charging cable extends your phone’s battery life [Deals]

It’s frustrating to know that just charging your phone could be shortening its life. Leaving it plugged in too long, letting it get too hot, and other common mistakes are bad for battery’s longevity.

Today in Apple history: App Store developers earn $10 billion and counting

June 10, 2013: Apple passes a major milestone in iOS history, as payments to app developers top $10 billion on the App Store’s fifth birthday. Speaking at WWDC 2013, Tim Cook reveals that Apple paid

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple’s most important WWDC 2018 revelations and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote lasted nearly 130 minutes and was jam-packed with new software goodies for developers and regular old Apple fanboys. Apple is doubling

Dive deep into digital marketing with this comprehensive course [Deals]

These days, pretty much all marketing is digital marketing. So if you want to connect an audience to products or content, you’ve got to know the ropes. This massive course contains twelve classes,

Today in Apple history: Brilliant ad campaign turns switcher into unlikely star

June 9, 2002: Apple launches its “Switch” advertising campaign, featuring real people talking about their reasons for switching from PCs to Macs. Apple’s biggest marketing effort since the “Think

Get a hands-on look at watchOS 5’s new Apple Watch features

Even if you already saw the WWDC 2018 keynote where Apple showed off watchOS 5, there are tons of features that got brushed over — and some did not get mentioned at all. As is our duty, we installed

iPad magician’s tricks freak out monkeys

iPad magician Simon Pierro is used to civilized audiences when he performs mesmerizing tricks on his Apple tablet. But on a recent trip to the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, the long-tailed

Apple Music adds new ‘Coming Soon’ section

Staying on top of your favorite bands’ new albums just got a little bit easier, thanks to an Apple Music update that adds a “Coming Soon” section to the iOS app. Apple began rolling out the new

tvOS 12 brilliantly fixes the biggest password pain on Apple TV

Apple TV is about to get a lot more friendly when it comes to inputting passwords and PINs. Entering passwords on Apple TV has been one of the biggest pain-points on its entire existence. But starting

iOS 12 is scary good at learning your schedule

Apple fans that have been complaining for years that Siri is dumb might be a little creeped out by how much better the digital assistant is in iOS 12. With the new Siri suggestions Apple introduced

How to add Apple Music albums to your Home screen

Adding an Apple Music album or playlist to your iPhone's home screen is dead easy. Once saved, you just tap the icon, and the music starts playing. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Amazing numbers from WWDC 2018

With so much to digest during Apple’s big WWDC keynote on Monday, it was easy to miss some of the finer details. You might be aware of every new feature coming to iOS 12 this fall. You might have