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Gang of thieves snatches $19,000 of iPhones from Apple Store

A group of hooded thieves snatched $19,000 worth of iPhones from a New York Apple Store late last week. Five men were recorded on CCTV during the raid at the store in Huntington Station, NY. Police

Today in Apple history: Apple reclaims top spot in education

July 9, 2001: Apple is named the No. 1 computer manufacturer in the education market, with twice as many machines in schools as runner-up Dell Computer. It’s a big turnaround from a couple years

This foot-based iPhone holder makes the selfie stick look sane

Remember the bemused reaction you had to the selfie stick the first time you saw one? Remember how that feeling gradually changed to begrudging acceptance as they became standard issue over the months

One-time Apple copycat Xiaomi goes public

Chinese smartphone manufacturer and occasional Apple tribute act Xiaomi has made its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange — officially making it the world’s third largest phonemaker. Xiaomi is one of

Hilarious new iPhone X ad imagines life as a quiz show

Imagine you’re on a game show and the trivia answer you need to win is… the password you created for your online banking account. This isn’t an elaborate form of hacking, it’s a funny new Apple

Your iPhone or iPad probably indicates you’re well off

Researchers investigating differences between groups of Americans have an interesting observation: owning an iOS device is the best indicator that someone is in one of the top income brackets. Even

Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store in 1983

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a visionary. That’s a phrase that gets tossed around a lot, but in Jobs’ case we have solid evidence. Speaking at a conference in the early 1980s, a decade before the

WriteMapper, Yahtzee for iMessage, Carrot Weather, and other amazing apps of the week

This week we map our minds with WriteMapper, check the lightning out with new maps in Carrot Weather, and see who was sampled in that song playing on the radio. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Size matters not with this powerful portable battery [Deals]

Anyone who travels – or just use their phones and tablets a lot – knows how important a portable battery can be. Unfortunately these clutch devices can also take up a good chunk of space in your bag.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs begins his path back to the top

July 8, 1997: Steve Jobs begins his path to becoming chief executive officer of Apple, after former CEO Gil Amelio departs the company on the back of a massive quarterly loss. Also leaving Apple is

Today in Apple history: App Store surpasses 15 billion downloads

July 7, 2011: Three years after its launch, the App Store passes 15 billion downloads. This represents a major milestone for Apple. The App Store offers more than 425,00 apps, which give the iPhone

Microsoft Andromeda folding iPad competitor possibly killed off

Don’t expect to see the rumored folding Windows computer any time soon. In fact, Microsoft might have cancelled the device code named Andromeda. This would have been small enough to be pocketable, but

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why you should be rowing with Apple Watch, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: If running and swimming with Apple Watch don’t rock your boat, you should give rowing a try. It combines all the benefits of cardio and strength training. Whether

Save 80 percent on a top-shelf VPN [Deals]

If you’ve visited this site before, first of all, thanks. Second, you probably know that we endorse getting online through a virtual private network (VPN). It’s a scary place out there on the web, and

Cash App makes splitting the check easy [50 Essential iOS Apps #34]

The Cash App makes sending money to someone is as easy as entering an amount, dropping in their $cashtag, and hitting send. Best of all, the Cash App has a few extra perks that make awesome. (via Cult

Weak Galaxy S9 demand cuts into Samsung profits

A few months ago, Apple surprised everyone by announcing its latest smartphone was a huge hit, resulting in better than expected earnings and a big jump in company shares. That didn’t happen to

The games in Fortnite Playground mode end next week

Looking for something to do this weekend? Been meaning to try Fortnite‘s Playground mode on your Mac or iPad? You should combine those because this training level is getting pulled down in a few days.

Apple’s foldable iPhone still years away

The next dramatic shift in smartphone design is expected to be folding displays. An industry source in Asia says that Apple is developing a foldable iPhone but it won’t be out before 2020 and possibly

How to use a blank home screen on iPad, and why you’ll love it

Removing all the most important icons from your first home screen is pretty radical, but it might be the best thing you ever did to your iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple Music now boasts more subscribers than Spotify in the U.S.

Apple Music now boasts more paying subscribers that Spotify in the United States. Both services have more than 20 million subscribers, but Apple Music is finally “a hair ahead” after creeping up on