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WatchOS 5 makes those pricey $10,000 Apple Watch Editions obsolete

The idea of luxury watches is that they last a lifetime, maybe more. Patek Philippe makes this explicit with its tagline, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE Cellular is coming to four new countries

Nine months after debuting in the U.S., the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE Cellular is set to arrive in four new countries, starting next week. The countries include Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and

watchOS 5 beta 1 apparently bricking some Apple Watches

The very first beta version of watchOS 5 launched yesterday, but was pulled this evening after reports it was mucking up people’s devices. It’s not clear yet exactly what the problem is, but Apple’s

iOS 12 makes secure passwords a snap

Apple believes strongly in protecting our privacy, and that even extends to helping us use strong passwords. Rather than letting us put in weak ones, iOS 12 extends password suggestions to third-party

Why Apple’s low-energy WWDC is actually totally exciting

Apple put on a good show for its WWDC keynote, but realistically it was a lot of hype without much substance. Dark Mode for macOS Mojave and Memojis for iOS 12 was about as exciting as it got. And you

Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is now streaming on YouTube

Didn’t have a chance to catch Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote yet? Well, you could read our summary, or if you want to watch the entire thing, Apple just uploaded it to YouTube. Tim Cook and the gang busted

Pro Tip: How to control the iPad video player with keyboard commands

The iOS video player is pretty full-featured, although most of its advanced tracks are hidden. Today we'll take a quick look at what it can do, including how to control the entire app from a hardware

At WWDC, Apple atones for Silicon Valley’s sins

After a particularly rough patch for the tech industry, Apple used yesterday’s WWDC keynote to atone for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest sins. The company showcased key features in its upcoming

Adobe steps into the AR arena with Project Aero

Hot off the heels of Apple’s announcement of ARKit 2.0, creative software giant Adobe revealed its own foray into augmented reality. Soon many more people should be able to create 3D, animated content

Why a dedicated password manager beats your browser every time

This post is presented by Dashlane. Doing anything online means remembering a slew of passwords. That’s why we’re strong advocates of using a password manager like Dashlane. But why use a password

Apple’s Craig Federighi explains how iOS apps will work on macOS

Apple confirmed during its big WWDC keynote on Monday that iOS apps are coming to macOS. The company has spent two years developing the frameworks required to make the ports possible. Several of its

All the iOS 12 features Apple didn’t mention

iOS 12 is shaping up to be one biggest software updates Apple’s ever released and it’s so stuffed with major and minor new additions there wasn’t time to go over a lot of them at the WWDC 2018

How iOS 12’s smartest features put users firmly back in control

With Screen Time, Apple may change the way we interact with our devices. Instead of being controlled by addictive apps, or intrusive notifications, we can now easily choose how we use our own

Will your devices run iOS 12 or macOS Mojave?

Will your Mac, iPad, or iPhone run Apple's newest operating systems? Find out which devices work with iOS 12, and macOS Mojave. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

What WWDC’s ‘sneak peek’ at project Marzipan could mean for the Mac

Near the end of Monday’s WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi addressed a question that’s been circulating in the tech press for a while: Are Mac

Apple’s biggest manufacturer is buying Toshiba’s PC business

The Foxconn-owned Sharp Corp. has agreed a deal to acquire an 80 percent share in Toshiba’s PC business. Foxconn currently assembles Macs for Apple, while Sharp is an iPhone display maker. The move

iOS 12 paves the way for iPad with edge-to-edge display, Face ID

Apple didn’t deliver the new iPad we were hoping for during its WWDC keynote on Monday, but it seems the company is certainly working on it. iOS 12 makes small but significant changes to the user

Give your Mac a checkup from the neck up [Deals]

It’s important to keep a hard-working, complex machine like your Mac clean and well-maintained. For most of us though, computer care stops at emptying the recycling bin and wiping the screen. So it’s

‘And the winner is…’ Apple celebrates 2018 Design Awards

Apple has revealed the winners of its prestigious 21st Apple Design Awards, offering a nice boost to the indie developers in question and some good recommendations for users. The awards span nine

Today in Apple history: The revolutionary Apple II goes on sale

June 5, 1977: The first Apple II, the personal computer that puts Apple on the map, goes on sale. Having previously been shown off to a few thousand rabid fans at the West Coast Computer Faire, the
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