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Twitter redesign doubles down on news

A Twitter redesign will put breaking news and sports events at the top of your timeline. Expect updated iOS and Android apps to emphasize current happenings over casual chat. Apparently being brushed

Apple commits to blocking iPhone unlockers used by police

It’s official: Apple will implement an iOS feature designed to block iPhone unlocking tools that use the Lightning port. The company spoke publicly today about its plans for the first time. The move

Add edge to Apple Watch with these chainlink and leather bands [In Stock]

Wearable tech just got way more fashionable with Bezels & Bytes — a San Francisco-based company dedicated to empowering women who love technology with new and fashionable ways to wear it. These

6 reasons you should switch to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

There are many reasons to look forward to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Hilde Lysiak’s amazing real-life girl-detective story coming to Apple TV

Ever since the days of Nancy Drew, girl detectives have been a staple of young adult fiction. But Hilde Lysiak is the real deal: at 9 years old, she solved a murder. Apple purchased the TV rights to

iOS 12 photo imports are way, way better

The iOS 12 photos app is much better at importing photos from SD cards and cameras. Here'a a look at what's new. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Inner voice saying ‘go west’ convinced Tim Cook to join Apple

Tim Cook was from small-town Alabama with a great career for the top personal computer brand at the time when Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered him a job. His friends thought he would be nuts to take it.

Turn to-dos into lasting habits with Streaks [50 Essential iOS Apps #25]

Streaks is simple but effective at helping you get tasks done. It's useful for your health, your chores, work tasks, and forming good habits alike. If a checklist to-do apps isn't your thing, Streaks

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE now supports more U.S. carriers

New carriers are now available to Apple Watch Series 3 owners with LTE connectivity. Both C-Spire and U.S. Cellular are offering Apple’s latest smartwatch — and one has a stellar deal that will save

2018 iPhone lineup will bring even faster charging

The 2018 iPhone lineup will pack improved charging technologies to make topping up faster than ever, according to a new report. Apple might team up with new suppliers who can provide higher-powered

Enter the Adobe dojo to master Photoshop, InDesign and more [Deals]

Want to work with digital photos or graphic design? You’ve got to deal with Adobe. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and the rest of the Creative Cloud apps are industry standards that need no

Galaxy Note 9 battery life could put iPhone X to shame

Right now, the iPhone X is pretty much the king of the smartphone world. However, in its never-ending quest to surpass Apple, Samsung is reportedly focusing heavily on battery life for its upcoming

Apple Support app for iOS hits 20 new countries

The official Apple Support app for iOS has expanded its reach to 20 new countries and regions. Free to download, the app provides users with technical support for Mac, iOS, and other Apple devices. It

Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing

June 13, 2013: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend Apple’s business strategy in an antitrust case against Cupertino regarding e-book pricing. Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and

Anyone can play for $100 million in the Fortnite World Cup

It’s about time you finally started seeing some real recognition for your exemplary Fortnite skills. That’s why you should be signing up for the Fortnite World Cup. Launching in 2019, the tournament

Apple Pay’s ‘Lose your wallet’ promotion hits the Big Apple

Do you live (or plan to visit) New York? Use Apple Pay? If so, you may be interested to know about Apple’s latest “Lose your wallet” promotion, designed to drum up interest in its mobile payments

Murder trial delayed for ‘unprecedented, critical’ Apple Watch evidence

An Australian murder trial has been pushed back to January 2019 so that prosecutors can seek expert analysis of “unprecedented, critical evidence” taken from an Apple Watch worn at the time of the

Neural networks make Google Translate app smarter, more accurate while offline

Neural machine translation (NMT) has made the online version of Google Translate more accurate for years. Today, this AI feature was added to the iOS and Android apps so it can be used offline. NTM

Verizon, T-Mobile offer best 4G LTE speeds, but AT&T, Sprint not so much

Verizon offers the fastest 4G LTE performance across the U.S., with Big Red coming in first in five of the six regions in a new nationwide study of wireless data speeds. T-Mobile is not too far

Apple adds another talented exec to its growing Worldwide Video team

Apple still has yet to debut any of its new crop of original drama shows, but in the meantime it is continuing to stock its Worldwide Video team with talented execs. The latest hiring is former Viacom