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iPhone maker slams China’s overtime caps

Foxconn could assemble even more iPhones if China eased restrictions curbing factories from abusing overtime, the company’s CEO says. Billionaire Terry Gou says China’s rules on overtime keep workers

How to downgrade to iOS 11.4 after installing the iOS 12 beta

There’s an awful lot of coverage of iOS 12 out there at the moment, including early reviews, lists of all the new features, and tutorials that show you how to install the update. But what if you’re

Apple considered ditching the charging port for iPhone X

In its quest to create the ultimate streamlined products, Apple sure loves getting rid of ports. When it came to the development of the iPhone X, however, it temporarily toyed with an idea that would

Carry your summer tunes in style with these awesome earbuds [Deals]

There are lots of ways to listen to your music on the go. In fact, there might be too many. So we’ve rounded up a trio of awesome earbud options for personal audio, just in time for summer, and at

Apple’s mapping minivans will make their way to Japan this summer

Apple is set to begin using its Apple Maps minivans to collect mapping data in Japan later this year, the company has revealed. Apple is due to begin carrying out surveys of Tokyo and Urayasu between

The sad state of the Mac, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: it’s been over a year since Apple has updated virtually any of their Macs. Just what in the heck in going on? We discuss. Plus: why all your online purchases will soon be

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs returns to work after liver transplant

June 22, 2009: Steve Jobs returns to work at Apple, a couple of months after undergoing a liver transplant as part of his cancer treatment. Although Jobs has been steadily getting back into work for

Want to learn from the best? GarageBand’s Artist Lessons are now free

Ever wanted to know would it be like to learn to play a musical instrument from A-list artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Sting, John Fogerty and Fall Out Boy? Want to find out for free? Thanks to the

Huge changes are coming to Fortnite, and that’s okay

Forget everything you know about how to win in Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games has confirmed that it plans to make huge changes to the game that could completely change the way you play. Master

Supreme Court ruling means online shopping could get pricier

If you buy your products online, you could soon find that they get a bit more expensive — due to a Supreme Court ruling that states can now require internet retailers to collect sales taxes. This

Apple challenges Qualcomm patents as legal battle rages on

“Coopetition” best describes the relationship between Apple and Qualcomm. Wireless modems made by Qualcomm are used in iPhones even as the two companies are locked in a years-long patent dispute over

iPhone might soon offer handwriting recognition

Apple is actively working on a handwriting recognition system. This raises the distinct possibility that you might someday enter text by writing words on your iPhone or iPad screen, rather than

Shake up your wristgame with a Watchpop Apple Watch band

If you love Apple’s Sport Loops for Apple Watch, we’ve got a fantastic alternative that costs 10 bucks less and features a new design element to Apple’s version. Enter the Watchpop Loop for Apple

Spike Jonze’s amazing HomePod ad wins Cannes advertising award

A Grand Prix in the Cannes Entertainment awards went to “Welcome Home,” a long-form ad for the HomePod created by Spike Jonze. The goal of the “Lions” is to reward education or advertising excellent

YouTube influencers carefully watching IGTV

Fashion influencer Pia Muehlenbeck wore a red dress chosen by her social media fans for a sunny day in Santa Monica to make her first video for the new IGTV. Once shooting finished, she posted it on

How to install custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad

Did you know that you can install any font on your iPhone or iPad, and use it in any app, even apps like Pages and Keynote? Here's how to install fonts on iOS. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

AT&T’s WatchTV service adds 30 TV channels to unlimited data

AT&T wants to stand out in the wireless market by combining streaming TV with unlimited data. Two newly-announced WatchTV options add dozens of TV channels and thousands of on-demand TV shows to

HomePod is still hopeless, and it’s (mostly) Siri’s fault

HomePod is half-finished, and not even Apple's legendary hardware design can save it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 11.4 causes camera woes

Everyone’s attention is on iOS 12, but Apple still has a team working on a “bug fix” update to iOS 11.4. Among the reasons for this is the complaints from numerous iPhone users that this version

Tim Cook talks taxes and failed Irish data center in new interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a quick stop in Ireland this week where he promised the country he’s interested in it for more than its sweet tax rate. The company’s relationship with Ireland has been rocky