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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

LG disses iPhone in whiny new ad

With its smartphone sales in sharp decline, LG takes aim at the iPhone in a television ad that seems desperate to drum up excitement for its new flagship handset. The commercial for the new LG G7

How to share passwords with AirDrop in iOS 12

iOS 12 is full of neat tweaks that make life easier. One is the ability to quickly share a saved password via AiDrop. Here's how to do it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

macOS Quick Look flaw leaks encrypted data

One of the most useful features of macOS could potentially leak some of your most important data. Security researchers have discovered a flaw with the Quick Look feature on macOS that exposes document

This is the best HomePod deal we’ve ever seen

You can now get your hands on a HomePod without it costing an arm and a leg. BestBuy has refurbished models in Space Gray or White for $259, which is about $90 off the original HomePod price. The deal

How to import passwords into Dashlane

This post is brought to you by Dashlane. If you’re not using a password manager, you really should be. While it might seem daunting to stop relying on iCloud Keychain or a web browser like Safari,

Hate scheduling meetings? WhenWorks app makes it easy

Scheduling a meeting should be a simple task, but it never is. WhenWorks is a new app that takes away the pain by allowing clients and colleagues to book time with you only when you’re free. All you

Apple Camp now taking reservations for summer fun

Sign-ups began today for Apple Camp, a free three-day summer program for kids at Apple Stores across the globe. The camps, designed to expose kids to the many ways to get creative with Apple products,

How to use Pages as an iPad teleprompter

Pages' Presenter Mode is a great way to turn your iPad into an auto-scrolling teleprompter. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple drops new betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS

Developers received a fresh batch of beta software from Apple this morning, only it wasn’t the iOS 12 beta 2 that everyone was hoping for. iOS 11.4.1 beta 3 was released to developers this morning,

Supreme Court to rule whether developers can sue Apple

Software developers filed a lawsuit years ago claiming Apple uses the App Store to enforce a monopoly on iOS software. Apple argues that developers don’t have the right to bring this lawsuit, only

Smell played! Fortnite update adds stink bombs to Battle Royale

Close your eyes and hold your noses because stink bombs are coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale. The new throwable, which will damage opponent players who get caught up in its cloud, will be added

Stay focused on writing with iA Writer (50 Essential iOS Apps #27)

There are dozens of ways to write on iOS. Apple’s own Notes app offers a simple writing platform, while Pages allows for elaborate documents – complete with pictures. While both are good for certain

So much for Tidal! Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s joint album already on Apple Music

Jay-Z may be the founder of Tidal, but it seems that he still cares more about streaming numbers than he does about long-term exclusives for this streaming company. At least, that’s the big takeaway

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