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Apple-backed Clean Energy Fund invests in 3 wind farms in China

Apple-backed China Clean Energy Fund is backing three wind farms in China. Each farm is capable of generating 48 megawatts of clean energy. All the companies involved in the fund are Apple suppliers

Awesome accessories bring your Mac to a new level [Deals]

Macs feel good to use, but there are plenty of ways to make the experience even better. In fact, we’ve got a few of them in the Cult of Mac Store, and at a discount. From an aluminium monitor stand,

Apple TV+ has a major advantage in the streaming wars

Apple may be a relative latecomer to the streaming video arena but media consultant Michael J. Wolf of Activate Consulting thinks that it’s got a big advantage. Along with Amazon, that is. In an

Apple will hype TV+ shows in upcoming creative sessions at Fifth Avenue store

Apple is using its Apple Store “Today at Apple” creative sessions to showcase Apple TV+ content. As part of upcoming events at its newly reopened Fifth Avenue Apple Store, Apple will focus on

Why Fortnite’s big matchmaking changes are good for everyone

Epic Games has confirmed major matchmaking changes are coming to Fortnite in this week’s 10.40 update. The changes are designed to make Battle Royale a little easier and therefore more enjoyable for

Apple Arcade ready for action in tvOS 13 for Apple TV

Apple Arcade is now live on Apple TV for users running the iOS 13 beta. Its arrival comes just under one week after the official launch of Apple Arcade on iOS. Subscribers get access to around 70

App Store prices climb in Japan as tax increases

Apple will raise App Store pricing in Japan next month in line with an update to Japan Consumption Tax (JCT). The increase will affect sales and in-app purchases, but not auto-renewable subscriptions.

Apple Music introduces new ‘Lyrics to Live By’ video series

Apple has launched a new “Lyrics to Live By” video series. The video series features artists explaining the meaning of some of their best known lines. It accompanies iOS 13’s new real-time lyrics

Get those colorful Infograph complications back on your Apple Watch

Did your Apple Watch’s Infograph face go monochromatic for seemingly no reason at all? If upgrading to watchOS 6 sapped your Apple Watch Series 4 of all its multicolored complications, there’s an

Super-soft silicone keeps your new iPhone looking sweet

Elago’s super-soft silicone cases are a great way to ensure your brand new iPhone 11 will always look its best. They’re available now in a range of pretty colors, and they’re just $18. Apple’s new

iPhone 11 ultra-wide camera disappoints RAW shooters

What makes the iPhone 11 Pro a Pro smartphone? It’s definitely not the ultra-wide camera. According to Ben Sandofsky, co-developer of the photo app Halide, the ultra-wide camera does not support RAW

Google copies Apple Arcade with Play Pass subscription service

It didn’t take long for Google to catch up to Apple Arcade with its own gaming subscription service. Less than a week after the launch of Apple Arcade, Google revealed Play Pass this morning, offering

Nixed bilateral charging could have been iPhone 11 Pro exclusive

A teardown of the iPhone 11 done by iFixit finds this less-expensive model lacks any sign of inverse wireless charging. There were features apparently related to this feature discovered in the iPhone

Check out iOS 13’s amazing NFC-triggered Shortcuts

In iOS 13, the iPhone and trigger shortcuts when it read NFC stickers. Here are two cool Shortcuts that are triggered with NFC tags. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Amazon plans to launch cheaper AirPods alternative

Amazon is gearing up to take on Apple with its own set of wireless earbuds that pack some features AirPods can’t match. Apple’s HomePod speaker could get some tougher competition from Amazon too as

First watchOS 6.1 beta arrives for devs

The first beta build of watchOS 6.1 was seeded to developers this morning, one day before Apple is set to release iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to the public. WatchOS 6.1 beta 1 arrived alongside macOS

Galaxy Fold debacle nears its end with US launch coming Friday

Samsung’s demonstration on the dangers of letting one’s reach exceed one’s grasp is almost over. The Galaxy Fold, the first mass-market phone with a foldable display, will reach US customers’ hands on

Can’t figure out how to update apps in iOS 13? Here’s how.

Can't find the app update page in the iOS13 App Store? Don't panic. It's still there, but it's hidden, and much harder to use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

EarthNight is an endless runner set on the back of a frikkin’ dragon [Review]

An endless runner with gorgeous hand-painted graphics, in which you sprint on the backs of enormous flying dragons? Welcome to the world of EarthNight, one of the plentiful launch titles for Apple

iPhone 11 is first phone to survive this brutal torture test

We know Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup is its toughest yet. And a number of rudimentary drop tests have already proven that. But what do more scientific torture tests tell us about its strength?