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Iconic Yahoo Messenger will shut down after 20 years

Yahoo Messenger hasn’t been a big deal for years, but it was absolutely massive at one point in time. Unfortunately, that chapter of our lives is about to close — since Yahoo has revealed that the

Team meetings don’t have to be a waste of time [Deals]

If you work with other people, you know the grinding feeling of being in a meeting that’s going nowhere. Getting together with your team should be productive, not painful. And with a little help, it

Anti-racism advocacy group is upset at Apple’s location for new HQ

Apple’s announcement about its proposed North Carolina East Coast headquarters is supposedly “imminent,” but not everyone is happy about it. Last month, activists were reportedly “livid” about the

macOS developer explains why App Store trials are flawed

Apple’s updated App Store guidelines finally give developers the ability to offer free trials for all apps — not just those that require a subscription. It’s a great move for users and creators, and

We tell you all the best stuff announced at WWDC ’18, this week on The CultCast

It may not have been action-packed, but this week’s WWDC was bursting with great stuff. Don’t miss our WWDC 2018 reactions on this week’s episode of The CultCast. Then stick around for our list of all

Today in Apple history: OS X Snow Leopard roars for the first time

June 8, 2009: Apple introduces OS X Snow Leopard, a version of its Mac operating system that ranks among the company’s finest desktop updates. It may not be as flashy as some other updates, but it

Apple share price falls as iPhone component orders decline

Apple has reportedly warned its supply chain of plans to cut 20 percent of new iPhone component orders. This news triggered a drop in Apple’s valuation, with shares falling 2.1 percent in U.S.

Apple boosts pay for writers on its original TV shows

As part of its push into original video content, Apple signed a Writers Guild of America master contract promising writers greater benefits. The deal means that scribes employed by Apple to work on

Small company claims Apple stole Shortcuts logo

Shortcuts is a cool feature in iOS 12 that carries out a collection on actions with a single Siri command. But a startup accuses Apple of stealing its logo. The company’s name is Shift, and both it

Apple’s next TV series will take you inside India’s slums

Apple’s original TV content team is revving on all cylinders this week after ordering a second TV series this week. Gregory David Robert’s novel “Shantaram” will be developed into an original drama

How to add sound to your iPhone or iPad screen recordings

Capturing video screenshots on iOS 11 is easy. But if you want to add sound to your videos, you need to access this hidden setting. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Alexa will now take your questions on Apple Watch

Amazon has not launched an Alexa app for watchOS, but new third-party software lets you sideline Siri on your Apple Watch should you prefer the voice of Alexa. The app, Voice in a Can, will also work

How to get macOS Mojave’s shifting Dynamic Desktop on any Mac

Did you know that your own Mac can change its wallpapers throughout the day, mimicking Mojave's shifting Dynamic Desktop? Here's how to set it up. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Cheer on your World Cup team with these stupid expensive custom iPhones

The World Cup is set to kick off one week from now in Russia and one of the country’s gaudiest iPhone modders has come out with a collection of custom gold iPhones to celebrate your favorite players.

Google again follows Apple’s lead, removes meat from salad emoji

Google has bowed to pressure from vegans and taken the egg out of Android’s salad emoji. This isn’t something iPhone users need concern themselves with, as Apple’s version is already meatless. While

Fortnite challenge guide for season 4, week 6

The latest Fortnite Battle Royale challenges for Season 4 Battle Pass buyers are now available. There are seven in total for week six — four easy and three hard — which will earn you a total of 50

You can now embed Apple Maps into websites

Despite Apple Maps being found on every iPhone and iPad, Google Maps has a few big advantages. One thing helping Google Maps’ visibility is the fact that it can be easily embedded into websites. That

Stubborn inventor reels in unruly MacBook cords

Logan Bailey’s first commercial invention is the Side Winder, a reel that neatly coils a MacBook charging cord to keep it tangle-free. But the Side Winder isn’t his first Eureka! moment. That came in

Apple approves blatant Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone for iOS

We’re still eagerly anticipating Nintendo’s first The Legend of Zelda game for mobile. iOS users in China may have briefly believed the wait was over this week when Breath of the Wild landed in the

Sign up for the Netflix of stock vector images [Deals]

Any designer knows that one of the best resources is a solid library of images and assets. But building up a big library can take time, and a lot of money. So s no wonder the Netflix style
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