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General Magic tells story of Apple spinoff that almost changed the world

How do you follow a project like the Macintosh? A high-flying Apple spinoff called General Magic tried to answer that question in the early 1990s. After revolutionizing the personal computer, a team

These are the new emoji we could be getting in iOS 13

Apple hasn’t even previewed iOS 12 yet and we’re already talking about iOS 13, thanks to a bunch of new emoji. Emojipedia has revealed the list of character candidates for 2019, which includes a bunch

Triple-lens iPhone may arrive way sooner than expected

Another day, another analyst, another report speculating about a future iPhone with three lenses. A Korean newspaper reporting on an expected Samsung Galaxy S10 with three rear-facing cameras casually

Protect your photo collection with Google Photos [50 Essential iOS Apps #21]

From unlimited photo backup to assistant-created edits, videos, collages, and memories, Google Photos is an incredible backup solution. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Kanye shot his new album cover with an iPhone

Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign just got a submission from one of the world’s biggest artists. Kanye West dropped one of the most-anticipated records of 2018 this morning, and the album cover was

New renders provide first look at 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018

Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone might be delayed until November, according to one report. But you don’t have to wait until then to see it. The images and video below provide our very first glimpse at what

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have

Apple declines chance to defend EU tax case

Apple has turned down the invitation to publicly testify before the European Parliament’s special committee on tax evasion. According to the company, the reason is that it doesn’t want to risk doing

Apple could be forced to delay this year’s big iPhone refresh

One of Apple’s most anticipated handsets for 2018 could be delayed. A new report claims the company has run into “light leakage” issues with LCD displays destined for its new 6.1-inch iPhone. We may

Secure your home or office with an encrypted camera [Deals]

These days, there are tons of wireless home security cameras on the market. So it’s easy to keep an eye on your home or office even when you’re away, just by using your mobile device. Unfortunately

iPhone chipmaker dives after Apple confirms plans

Shares in Anglo-German company Dialog Semiconductor plunged today after the chipmaker admitted that Apple was cutting its orders by around 30 percent this year. Dialog shares fell 17 percent on

iOS 12! New Macs! Catch our WWDC ’18 predictions on The CultCast

It’s been a tight ship over there at Apple, so for the first time in a long time, we know almost nothing about what will be announced at an Apple Keynote. But we think there’s a good case for new

Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first disk drive

June 1, 1978: Apple launches the Disk II floppy drive, one of the company’s most important peripherals ever. The best floppy drive available at the time, Disk II solves the Apple II’s most glaring

Announcement of Apple’s new North Carolina HQ ‘imminent’

An announcement about Apple’s plans to build a new HQ in Raleigh, North Carolina is “imminent,” a new report suggests. This follows another recent news story suggesting it is a “done deal,” just so

Kanye West’s new album will be available on Apple Music later today

Kanye West’s album is launching today — and unlike 2016’s The Life of Pablo this one will be available from Apple Music and other platforms right away. Given the trouble that Tidal, which had early

iPhone SE 2 will sport a much smaller notch than iPhone X

Yet another iPhone SE 2 leak has surfaced ahead of its official unveiling. A screen protector built for the budget handset corroborates rumors that it will sport an edge-to-edge display with a notch —

Celebrate diversity with Juuk’s limited-release Apple Watch band [Pride Month]

Juuk’s steel bands for Apple Watch have always impressed us. June is LGBT Pride Month, and Juuk’s hard-to-get Rainbow Ligero Apple Watch band in 42 mm is back in time for the celebrations. After

New lenses will make your iPhone photos even sharper

Some of the best photographic lenses originate from Germany. Think Zeiss or Leica. Now, a Stuttgart startup named Lemuro hopes to earn that same respect with lens attachments for the iPhone. And if

How to remove autocompleting zombie contacts from iPhone Mail

The Mail app on your Mac and your iPhone/iPad does a lot for you, which is usually good. But sometimes it’s a little too helpful, like when it keeps autocompleting an old, unused email address for one

Fortnite challenge guide for season four, week 5

After a two-day delay, week five’s challenges are finally available inside Fortnite Battle Royale for buyers of the season four Battle Pass. There are seven altogether — four easy and three hard —