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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 —

Belkin’s new wireless chargers give iPhone X a boost

iPhone X and iPhone 8 owners that still haven’t tried wireless charging just got two great reasons from Belkin to take the plunge. Belkin’s BoostUp wireless charger and wireless charging stand that

PDF Viewer supercharges the native iOS 11 Files browser [Review]

PDF Viewer adds essential features to iOS 11's native Files browser, making it essential for any iPad or iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Steve Jobs would never approve this toxic portrait

The late Steve Jobs has inspired artists to immortalize him in bronze, on canvas, the silver screen and even the opera stage. There was even a guy who injected paint into bubble wrap to create a Jobs

Don’t expect new Macs, iPads, or Apple Watch at WWDC

Apple still has a bunch of new devices up its sleeve for 2018 — not including the new iPhone lineup — but we won’t see any of it at WWDC. A new report claims we can expect refreshed MacBook and

Apple poaches Intel engineers for new Oregon lab

Apple is quietly poaching researchers and engineers from Intel for a new engineering lab in Washington County, Oregon. A new report claims Apple is also “raiding” other Oregon firms, further fueling

Apple works with Microsoft to create new braille standard

Apple is, rightfully, focused on accessibility issues with its products — and today it gave us one more reminder of that. Working with other industry leaders, including Microsoft, Apple has helped

Steel chainmail makes this Lightning cable tough as nails [Deals]

We rely on our Lightning cables to keep our devices charged and synced, but we can’t count on them to last very long. So how do you get a Lightning cable that won’t fray? One way is to reinforce it

Apple now has it own Global Music Publishing division

Apple is launching a new music publishing division, headed up respected industry executive Elena Segal. The newly created Global Director of Music Publishing role will involve working in both the

Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide

Telegram’s efforts to protect user privacy have seen its secure messaging service banned in Russia, where Apple has been ordered to remove the app from its App Store within 30 days. But it seems the

Today in Apple history: Newspaper replaces photo staff with iPhones

May 31, 2013: The Chicago Sun-Times fires all 28 of its photographers, with the goal of training its staff to shoot photos using iPhones instead. Pulitzer Prize winner John White is among those who

Apple is seeking a UI designer to help with its AR plans

Looking for a job for Apple working on a technology that Tim Cook has personally endorsed as one of the most exciting pieces of tech around? If so, you may be interested in a recent job posting for a