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iPhone 11 warns you if repair shops install fake Apple display

Apple added a new feature in iOS 13.1 that alerts iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max owners when a repair shop has installed a non-genuine display on their device. In a support document detailing the

Soundcore takes 6 shots at AirPods with new earbuds lineup

Soundcore wants to “democratize premium audio” with its new Bluetooth earbuds. The new wireless headphones continue the company’s pursuit of delivering quality products at affordable price points.

Amazon aims for Apple with 15 surprising new products

Amazon is ready to push Alexa into every single corner of your life with a new wave of Echo products unveiled this morning. Armed with 15 new products, Amazon is ready to challenge Apple like never

How to drag and drop bookmarklets to the iPad’s bookmarks bar

Yes, you can drag and drop bookmarklets to the favorites bar in Safari on iPad. You just have to know the trick. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The problem with Apple Arcade? It’s just not that special [Opinion]

Apple Arcade’s slate of more than 100 games for $4.99 a month looks like one of the best deals in gaming at first glance. But Apple’s new game subscription service fails to live up to the expectations

Apple Watch Series 5 teardown confirms it’s a tweaked Series 4

Disassembling the latest Apple Watch doesn’t find very much that’s different from last year’s model. That doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements in the new Series 5; they’re just not visible in a

Boost privacy of Apple Watch Series 5’s always-on face

Worried the watch will reveal private notifications or keep you awake at night? Fix both things with this Apple Watch Series 5 privacy tweak. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple begins shipping first 10.2-inch iPad to customers

Apple today started shipping its latest budget iPad to those who pre-ordered this tablet after it was unveiled earlier this month. It will hit Apple Store shelves later this week; Apple isn’t saying

iPhone falls from plane, still works after year in Icelandic wilderness

As critics gush over the iPhone 11 Pro’s durability during drop tests, Siri on a remarkably resilient iPhone 6s Plus could say, “Hold my beer.” Photographer Haukur Snorrason recently learned that

There’s a fun AirPods Easter egg at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store

An AirPods-based wall display at Apple’s recently re-opened Fifth Avenue Apple Store features a cool Easter egg for long-time fans. The Easter egg features Apple’s ultra popular AirPods being used as

Apple’s new how-to videos help us master iPadOS

Apple has dropped a series of how-to videos that help you get the most out of iPadOS. You can use them to master features like Slide Over, Split View, and brand-new gestures. By now your iPad should

Build and host your dream website for less than a dollar a week [Deals]

There are plenty of reasons to set up a website, and just as many ways to do it. But some tools and platforms have risen to the top for their reliability, quality and price. If you’re looking to set

2020 iPhone design could take notes from the classic iPhone 4 look

Apple could go back to one of its most beloved iPhone designs with next year’s iPhone refresh. According to a new report from seasoned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s 2020 iPhone redesign will

Fortnite 10.40 brings skill-based matchmaking, brand-new content

Skill-based matchmaking has finally arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale with today’s version 10.40 update. The release also brings brand-new game modes and locations, big changes to controller settings,

Mario Kart Tour comes to mobile — and it’s kinda disappointing

It’s been a long time coming, but Mario Kart Tour has finally raced (well, maybe dawdled) into the App Store. The free-to-play kart racing game is available to download now, although currently you can

Apple Music for Android gets dark mode and more in big update

Apple Music for Android today sees a big update that adds a new dark mode, Chromecast support, and more. The latest release brings the Android version of the app in line with its counterpart on iOS.

Starbucks’ tax hearing in Europe gives hope for Apple’s own tax battle

Apple has received a glimpse of hope in its giant $14.4 billion tax battle against the EU. On Tuesday, the European Commission’s similar tax case against Starbucks collapsed. The EC claimed that

First iPad Pro keyboard case with trackpad hopes to launch this winter

Libra is angling to be the first-out-of-the-gate iPad Pro case that includes not only a keyboard but also a trackpad. This wasn’t possible before, but the just-released iPadOS adds support for mice

Play on! tvOS 13 brings Apple Arcade to Apple TV

After months of beta testing, the full version of tvOS 13 launched to the public today. Updates to the Apple TV operating system don’t often make headlines, but this one stands out because it brings

Disney CEO reveals why he left Apple’s board

Disney CEO Bob Iger finally spoke about his recent resignation from Apple’s board of directors in an interview with Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Iger resigned from Apple’s board earlier this month. As