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Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod

October 23, 2001: Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPod, a device capable of holding an entire music library in a highly portable package. The first-generation device boasts a 5GB hard drive

Huawei’s first foldable phone goes on sale next month for $2,400

Huawei is gearing up to take on Samsung with a foldable smartphone of its own. The exciting Mate X goes on sale in China next month, but it will cost a whopping $2,400. And you thought the Galaxy Fold

Selena Gomez’s latest music video was shot on iPhone 11 Pro

The director of Selena Gomez’s latest music video used an iPhone 11 Pro to shoot the stylish black-and-white video. The video debuted Wednesday. Director Sophie Muller filmed the video for song “Lose

Brilliant iPhone XS case creates a cheapskate’s iPhone 11 Pro

Anyone who wants to look like they have the latest and greatest Apple handset without putting down the cash to replace their iPhone XS might be able to use a case that only simulates the appearance of

Apple hints iOS 13.2 launching before Oct. 30

The next iPhone update will be iOS 13.2, and it might be out before the end of this month. A feature of the recently-announced Beats Solo Pro headphones requires this version, and the accessory debuts

Disney CEO is ‘not really worried’ that Apple TV+ costs less than Disney+

Apple TV+ and Disney+ both launch next month, but the iPhone-maker’s streaming video service will cost less. Even so, Disney CEO Bob Iger says he’s unconcerned. “We’re not really worried about

How to set up noise alerts on your Apple Watch

In watchOS 6, your Apple Watch can monitor environmental noise levels and alert you when things get too loud. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Firefox 70 draws less power, shows who’s tracking you

Firefox fans can expect this web browser to be less of a drain on their MacBook’s battery. Plus, the latest version gives users a report showing the dozens of cookies attempting to track them across

Apple taps Chernobyl star as lead in Foundation adaptation

Apple has landed deals with Lee Pace and Jared Harris that will see the two actors star in the upcoming TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel Foundation. The project got off to a rocky start earlier

Check out the all-new screenshot markup tools in iOS 13

The screenshot markup tools get a massive makeover in iOS 13 and iPadOS. Check out what's new, what's changed, and how to use it all. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch saves man after fall from cliff breaks his back

A New Jersey hiker went off trail, fell down a cliff, and fractured his back. Fortunately, his Apple Watch called 911 for him. He says his wearable’s hard-fall detection helped save his life. James

LG wants in on iPhone SE 2 display manufacturing

Apple is rumored to be in talks with LG over a potential deal for iPhone SE 2 displays. Sources say LG’s LCD panels are already undergoing “last-minute quality checks.” Apple is expected to start

Android fans slam Google Pixel 4’s bad battery life

Google’s latest Pixel smartphones might be able to compete with iPhone 11 in camera performance. But when it comes to battery life, they have no hope of keeping up. Android fans are slamming the Pixel

Instagram will ban plastic surgery face filters

The company that makes face filters for Instagram will soon remove all filters that offer AR plastic surgery. The new policy will be welcomed by body-positive activists and mental health professionals

Verizon customers score 12 months of Disney+ for free

Disney is ready to tap into Verizon’s massive customer base to give it a massive influx of viewers for its upcoming streaming service Disney+. Verizon revealed today that all of its customers will

The King of Fighters Allstar fights its way onto iPhone and iPad

The King of Fighters Allstar, an action RPG spinoff of the popular King of Fighters franchise, has landed in the App Store. The game lets players collect and train their favorite fighters from across

These ergonomic Bluetooth earbuds don’t break the bank like AirPods do [Deals]

Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage, but if you want a set from Apple, you’ll have well north of $100. Luckily, some alternatives prove as good or better than Apple’s earbuds. And they are certainly

Apple stock is breaking records — and could be about to surge again

Apple stock is hitting its highest value in history — and could be poised to surge a whole lot higher. After analysts at Raymond James raised their price target to $280, AAPL rose 2% to start the week

2020 iPhone to sport smaller notch, bigger 5G antennas

Apple reportedly is working on a number of big design changes for the 2020 iPhone lineup. It wants to shrink the notch (finally!) and add wider antenna bands that will support 5G connectivity. The

Apple bumps OLED screen orders to meet strong iPhone demand

Interest in the iPhone has picked up considerably in the second half of 2019, a new report claims. It cites OLED display orders made by Apple to its OLED supplier Samsung Display. Samsung will