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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

North Korean elites sure love their Apple devices

When Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meet, they could always break the ice by talking about their favorite Apple devices. While Trump has expressed his admiration for Apple in the past, it

Lawsuit alleges that every Apple Watch contains the same defect

Every Apple Watch that Apple has made is defective. At least, that’s the argument made by a new class action lawsuit, asking Apple to pay $5 million in damages for refusing to acknowledge an issue

Valve makes controversial decision to ‘allow everything’ in Steam Store

Valve is making a huge change that’s going to have a massive impact on the content you see in the Steam Store. The company is doing away with human curation and allowing everything to be sold through

Today in Apple history: The first great color PowerBook arrives

June 7, 1993: Apple debuts the PowerBook 180c, a solid upgrade that brings a world of dazzling colors to the company’s laptop line. The 180c’s big improvement over the grayscale PowerBook 180, which

Another Fortnite update arrives with more weapon changes

Epic Games is rolling out another Fortnite Battle Royale update with big weapon changes. It is the second patch to arrive this week after bouncer traps and other weapon tweaks were introduced on

Legal battle may be to blame for Apple breaking its FaceTime promise

At WWDC, Apple revealed that it will finally make it possible to do FaceTime group calls for up to 32 people. That’s great news — provided that all your friends, family and co-workers use Apple

Beautiful new renders show upcoming 6.5- and 6.1-inch iPhone models

Apple’s 2018 iPhone plans reportedly include three models launching this September. One will be an upgraded version of the iPhone X, but the other two are more interesting. They’re months away from

See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of testing, Apple finally release iOS 12 to the public this morning. See all the cool new iOS 12 features in the video below. iOS 12 performance First up, iOS 12 brings a noticeable speed