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How to make sure your iPhone fireworks photos go off with a bang

Last year’s Fourth of July fireworks made you say ooh and ahh, but when you look at your iPhone photos from that night, the sound you make is more of an ugh. Want to shoot better fireworks photos this

Fortnite takes us back to the 1920s with drum gun and new outfits

Recent rumors have suggested Fortnite’s fifth season will take us back in time, but we don’t have to wait for some sweet old school action. Epic Games today added a brand new drum gun into Battle

Save more than half off some extra-tough Lightning cables [Deals]

Lightning cables are the lifelines for our iDevices. We rely on them for charging and syncing all our data, so when one goes kaput it’s a serious setback. That’s why getting a tougher Lightning cable

iOS 12 spills new evidence of future iPad with Face ID

New evidence that confirms Apple is preparing a future iPad with Face ID has been spilled by the latest iOS 12 beta. One developer has discovered that AvatarKit, the framework that powers Animoji, is

Today in Apple history: End of the line for Power Mac G4 Cube

July 3, 2001: Apple suspends production of its Power Mac G4 Cube, one of the most notable busts in Apple history — and the first major flop following Steve Jobs’ glorious return to the company.

Amazon slashes a whopping $100 off Echo Show for Prime Day

Echo Show is Amazon’s finest Alexa device. It not only answers your queries, plays your music, and controls your smart devices like every other Echo speaker, but it also has a 7-inch touchscreen and

Fortnite’s Playground mode finally returns across all platforms

Hurrah! Fortnite Battle Royale’s exciting new Playground mode has finally returned, and you can enjoy it now across all platforms. Playground was removed shortly after making its initial debut last

GarageBand update for iOS brings Apple Schoolwork support

GarageBand for iOS is one of the first Apple apps to add support for Schoolwork, giving teachers the ability to create GarageBand assignments and activities. The version 2.3.4 update also allows you

Investors get next peek at Apple earnings on July 31

Apple’s weakest earnings report of 2018 is scheduled for July 31. The iPhone-maker notified developers this afternoon that it will reveal how many iPhones it sold during the Q3 2018 fiscal quarter.

HTC is falling to pieces thanks to Apple

HTC, once among Apple’s top rivals in the smartphone market, is laying off a quarter of its workforce. This is just the latest step in the slow collapse of the Taiwanese company. This isn’t the result

Comcast throttles Xfinity Mobile customers

Comcast put a limit on video resolution for its Xfinity Mobile subscribers. Going forward, the maximum will be 480p. In addition, subscribers to its unlimited data plan get throttled to 3G speeds when

How to undelete deleted photos on iOS

Did you know that you can undelete deleted iPhone photos for a month after you trashed them? And that you can permanently delete any photos right away? Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Instagram now lets you know when there are no new pics to view

Instagram wants to start helping users spend less time on its app. Starting today, the photo-sharing app is adding a new tool that tells users when they’ve already seen all the new photos that have

Amazon may beat Apple to become first $1 trillion company

Apple’s market value will eventually top $1 trillion, but Amazon is evolving more and more as if it will get there first. The gap has rapidly narrowed between the two company’s market values. Apple,

iOS concept brings Touch Bar to the iPhone

Apple’s Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro hasn’t been as big a hit as the company would have wished for, but it could make a comeback at an unlikely location: the iPhone. A concept artist has imagined what

Save $200 on an iMac and/or $14 on AirPods [Deals & Steals]

In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we show you where you can get a brand-new iMac for a phenomenal savings. And, in a similarly enticing Apple deal, you can save $14 on the rarely discounted

iOS 11.4.1 and macOS 10.13.6 are nearly ready for release

The wait is nearing the end for the next iPhone and Mac operating systems. However, these aren’t the big upgrades announced last month. Instead, iOS 11.4.1 and macOS 10.13.6 will fix bugs in the

Fortnite’s Playground should return this week, but maybe not

Fortnite’s long-awaited Playground mode made its official debut last week, but it didn’t last long. Almost immediately after Playground went live, Epic Games was forced to close it down due to a host

2018 iPhone getting a big RAM boost

Someone testing a 2018 iPhone prototype inadvertently uploaded benchmark results for this device. Among the other details revealed is an indication that this will be the first iPhone with 4GB of RAM.

TickTick helps get your to-do list finished [50 Essential iOS Apps #33]

In 2011, Apple announced iOS 5, and one of it’s highlights was a new app – Reminders – to help you keep track tasks. Since that time, Reminders hasn’t evolved much, but the type of task manager people