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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

AirPods Retro bring a classic Macintosh vibe to Apple’s buds

Do you love your AirPods but wish they looked like they came out in the 80’s? ColorWare has come out with a new customization of Apple’s AirPods that look like the could have been paired with the

Apple fuels World Cup fever with new ‘Shot on iPhone’ vids

It hasn’t escaped Apple’s attention that the FIFA World Cup is going on. As part of the celebration, it’s released a trio of “Shot on iPhone” videos of people playing football/soccer on three

How to use Adobe Premiere Pro to make awesome IGTV videos

You see yourself as a budding star of the vertical screen but so far you’re spending more time off-camera in post-production editing and formatting your IGTV videos. Wedding filmmaker and YouTuber

Microsoft may be building a ‘Movies & TV’ app for Android and iOS

Microsoft is developing a “Movies & TV” app for Android and iOS in an effort to boost downloads from the Microsoft Store, according to a new report. Customers can enjoy content purchased from

New Macs are finally incoming. We’ll tell you what we know on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Finally — new evidence shows that a Mac refresh is right around the corner. Plus: MacBook Pro is about to get the feature we’ve all been wanting; Apple is rebuilding its

Zagg Slim Book is my favorite keyboard case for iPad Pro [Review]

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is officially my primary computing device. For the past five months, I’ve used it for everything from browsing the web and watching YouTube videos at night, to researching and

Today in Apple history: After a horrible quarter, Gil Amelio gets the boot

July 6, 1997: Following a massive quarterly loss for Apple, board member Edgar S. Woolard Jr. calls CEO Gil Amelio and informs him that he needs to step down. “You’ve done a lot to help the company,

iPhone app subscription fees doubled in a year

We’re all accustomed to paying a simple, one-time fee for our iOS apps. But developers are increasingly turning to subscriptions. In fact, there were billions paid in app subscription fees in the past

Hacker hacks iPhone hacking company’s secret hacks

Israel’s NSO Group makes a business of hacking iPhones and Android devices. In a reversal of roles, it was hacked by one of its own employees and valuable intellectual property was stolen. While its

Swipe on the iOS Copy/Paste menu to see hidden extra actions

Swipe on the iOS Copy/Paste menu instead of tapping those stupid little arrows, and you'll get easy access to these hidden extras. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Belkin’s new power bank charges via Lightning

The first ever Lightning-charged power bank has finally arrived thanks to the folks at Belkin. Say goodbye to that Micro-USB cable you’ve been carrying around. iPhone owners can now use the same

Siri Shortcuts app is now ready for testing

Apple said Siri would be smarter with iOS 12. The digital assistant will also multitask with the help of a native app. A single command will kick Siri into high gear through an app called Siri

Tinder Loops show videos before you swipe left

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a video? The dating service Tinder now lets you upload a very short video along with pictures. The idea is these Tinder Loops will better reflect your