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Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac previews improved inking features and more

Microsoft just introduced the commercial preview of Office 2019 for Mac, with the full release scheduled for the second half of this year. New features include a roaming pencil case and ribbon

Apple bans apps from selling your friends’ contact info

iOS app that misuse iPhone owners’ contact data for their own gain are about to get slammed with the ban hammer. Apple revealed a number of new ways it’s trying to protect users’ privacy at WWDC 2018,

Instagram Stories turns pretty pictures into buying opportunities

Your favorite Instagram Story feeds are about to get invaded by more advertisements. The photo-sharing social network revealed today that it is expanding its shopping features beyond the regular feed

Want World Cup results? Just ask Siri

The 2018 World Cup will be loaded with one-name football stars: Ronaldo, Messi, Isco, Neymar and, new to the lineup, Siri. Apple’s voice-directed digital assistant will keep tabs on the World Cup

MacBook Pro 2017 suffers from SSD/logic board problem

The 13-inch Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro 2017 has a problem that requires the solid state drive and the logic board to be replaced if either one fails. This warning comes from Apple, who notified its

How to use iOS 12’s Live Listen feature with AirPods

Live Listen lets you stream audio from your iPhone's microphone to your AirPods, wirelessly. Use it to help you hear in noisy restaurants, or as an ad-hoc baby monitor. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

How to use iOS 12’s new Do Not Disturb features

Do Not Disturb's best new iOS 12 features are accessed right from Control Center. Here's how they work. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Leather case gives iPhone X a racing stripe and a vintage vibe [Review]

Best List: Racer iPhone X case by Sena Even someone who doesn’t suffer from a Jony Ive-style obsession with slimness wants an iPhone case with style. The Sena Racer — a leather iPhone X case with a

macOS Mojave adds support for HTC Vive Pro VR headset

Who says Macs can’t do virtual reality? When macOS Mojave rolls out this fall, it will include plug-and-play support for HTC’s latest Vive Pro VR headset. Apple has been working closely with HTC and

Why Apple Watch Series 4 will probably get better GPS

Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 last week at WWDC, revealing loads of new features that we can look forward to this fall. Among them were some big improvements for runners: Cadence, Rolling Mile

iPhone X works fine after two weeks in a river

Drop an iPhone into a lake or rushing river and you can usually kiss it goodbye. But the owner of an iPhone X was pleasantly surprised when it was returned to her in working order – two weeks after

Give your iDevice a major camera upgrade [Deals]

Your iPhone and iPad come with amazing cameras built-in. But as mobile cameras improve, the standards for digital photo and video are rising too. So to catch up, there’s the DxO One. This isn’t just

Microsoft is bringing Gears of War to iOS … with a twist

Hit Microsoft franchise Gears of War is making the leap to mobile next year in Gears Pop! Microsoft has teamed up with Mediatonic and Funko to bring the popular shooter to Android and iOS with a big

Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease iPhone

June 12, 2007: With iPhone frenzy hitting a fever pitch in the buildup to the device’s launch, journalist Walt Mossberg sends the Apple world into a tizzy by whipping out a review unit during a

Fight in style with Fortnite’s new Wingman Starter Pack

Are you still playing Fortnite Battle Royale with the default skins? Have some respect for yourself! Now is the time to pick up your first outfit. The new Wingman Starter Pack, available today, will

Sketchy report claims 2018 iPhones won’t use Lightning port

This year’s iPhone lineup will come without a Lightning connector, according to a sketchy new report out of Asia. Apple is expected to use an alternate method of charging and syncing that will please

iPhone X dethroned as world’s top-selling smartphone

Apple’s flagship handset has passed its peak popularity. That’s not surprising, given that the iPhone X hit the market more than six months ago. Still, it once could boast of being the world’s

Exploding Samsung phone destroys woman’s car

Samsung’s explosive reputation could be flaring up again, based on a new report that the company’s smartphone caused one woman’s car to catch fire and explode. The Detroit woman says she was driving

Tag stars strain to hit high notes in new Carpool Karaoke teaser

Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms and Jon Hamm are ready to sing your socks off in the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke. The trio, who star together in the upcoming film Tag, bring their vocal talents to

Pocket iPhone dolly lets you capture cinematic shots

Few if any dollies – the wheeled rigging filmmakers use to capture smooth horizontal camera shots – fit in a back pocket. A cute little cart called MUWI does and is ready to roll on the set of your