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Parrot’s new drone looks like the first decent Mavic Air rival

Drone manufacturer Parrot looks like it may have finally put together a pretty good drone to rival DJI’s popular Mavic Air quadrocopter. Parrot unveiled its new $700 drone this morning dubbed, Anafi.

Americans are insanely addicted to their phones

We really love our phones. Maybe too much. 10 percent of respondents to a recent survey have checked their phone during sex. Almost a quarter (22 percent) can’t make it through a shower without a

Parkinson’s disease symptoms tracking is coming to Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch will soon be able to track symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, thanks to a new API from Apple. Details of Apple’s big software updates are still flowing out of the San Jose convention

How to switch on Safari favicons in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Apple has finally added tab favicons to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, so you can actually see what tabs you have open. Welcome to the future. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles team up Apple musical dramedy

Apple has tapped J.J. Abrams to executive produce its latest straight-to-series order for the half-hour dramedy show called Little Voices. Abrams’ and Apple have reportedly discussed working together

Theoretical improvements: The status of Siri in iOS 12

In the battle of digital voice assistants, people often mock Siri for lagging behind competing products from Amazon and Google. During Monday’s WWDC 2018 keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice

Sonos busts out new Beam sound bar, plus AirPlay 2 support

Sonos is making a power play to take over your living room with its latest smart speaker called Sonos Beam. Beam is a new sound bar that is smaller than Sonos’ Playbar and Playbase, but it also packs

macOS Mojave changes spell doom for indie Mac games

A big change Apple is making with macOS Mojave could make it more difficult for indie developers to build cross-platform games. Apple is pushing game creators to drop OpenGL in favor of its own Metal

Your AirPods just got way more useful with Live Listen

You’re in a noisy bar or restaurant and can’t hear the person across the table from you. Good news: With a feature added in iOS 12, you can use your AirPods and iPhone as a low-cost hearing aid. This

Avoid road hazards and slowdowns with Waze [50 Essential iOS Apps #22]

All across the country (and the world), people depend on cars to get from place to place. Unfortunately, not knowing where traffic is slow, or where a police officer is hiding, can cause serious

Rare Apple I hits the auction block for charity

One of the first computers ever created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is hitting the auction block, only unlock some of the previous auctions, this one is for a good cause. CharityBuzz posted an

Fortnite update brings rare bouncer trap and big adjustments

Fortnite Battle Royale’s weekly content update is rolling out across all platforms, including iOS. The latest release adds a new bouncer trap and makes big adjustments to address “a few top concerns.”

Smart toilets might keep Apple manufacturer flush

Foxconn has been working with Apple for the past couple of decades, and together they have raked in billions of dollars. However, with smartphone sales plateauing and Apple looking to broaden its

Safari gets its favicons back in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

Website favicons have finally returned to Safari in macOS Mojave. The teeny-tiny icons, which make it easier to distinguish between sites in open tabs, are also coming to iPhone and iPad for the very

We have the wireless charger you’re looking for [Deals]

Wires are out, wireless charging is in. Now pretty much every new phone can juice up without being plugged in, which is as convenient as it is cool. There are many options out there, so we’ve rounded

Instagram wants to battle Apple and Netflix with original content

After beating out every other photo-sharing platform and stealing Snapchat’s lunch money, Instagram is jumping into video. A new report claims the service is adding support for uploading videos up to

Conan hilariously skewers iOS 12’s Screen Time feature

At Monday’s WWDC keynote event, Apple introduced its new Screen Time initiatives which will help users keep tabs on just how much they use their iPhones. It’s something that people have been pushing

How John Perry Barlow once roasted Steve Jobs

Given his influence and notorious temper, hosting a celebrity roast of Steve Jobs would have been pretty darn scary. But that’s what EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist and cyberlibertarian John

Today in Apple history: Apple chooses Intel over PowerPC

June 6, 2005: Steve Jobs reveals that Apple is switching the Mac from PowerPC processors to Intel. Speaking at that year’s WWDC, Jobs’ revelation reminds us that he is a CEO who can get things done.

Apple finally brings free trials to App Store

Developers can now offer trials of their apps, with a one-time in-app purchase to unlock the full version. This could revolutionize the App Store. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple