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Tim Cook meets with China’s chief regulator after map app flap

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China’s chief market regulator Thursday, a trip likely to attract the tech giant more criticism as tensions fester between the mainland and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy

Name your price for a bundle of 9 utility Mac apps [Deals]

Are you really getting the most out of your Mac? Are you sure? This bundle of premium Mac apps will boost your productivity, turbocharge your creative pursuits, and generally spice up your computing

‘AirPods Pro’ with noise cancellation could debut this month

Apple is expected to deliver pricier “AirPods Pro” with noise cancellation later this month, according to a new report. Images of the buds were leaked by Apple in an iOS 13.2 beta earlier this month.

iPhone SE 2 is getting BIG upgrades… We fill you in, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: iPhone SE 2 is almost here! And its specs and price are surprisingly good… Plus: finally! Long awaited camera upgrades are coming to iOS 13; Apple TV+ finally lays out the

Apple TV+ original Dickinson premieres in New York

Apple this week premiered Dickinson, an original show coming to Apple TV+, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The half-hour comedy series based on rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson will

Share the misery by reporting traffic problems to Google Maps

Google Maps already alerts drivers about crashes and other traffic slowdowns, but the app is just now allowing users to report these incidents on their iPhone. This has long been a feature of Waze,

Fitbit hopes to copy Apple Watch’s ECG

A highlight of the Apple Watch is the ability to tell if the wearer has a heart problem called atrial fibrillation, and rival wearable-maker Fitbit is working to add AFib detection to its smart

How to enter Mac passwords with your Apple Watch

Did you know that you can use your Apple Watch to enter passwords on your Mac? You can, and it’s just as easy as using Apple Pay in the store. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

macOS 10.15.1 beta 2 brings fresh bug fixes to Mac

Apple is making quick progress on the development of macOS 10.15.1, publishing its second beta build this morning. macOS 10.15.1 beta 2 arrived for developers today, less than a week after the first

Heads up: Apple Arcade free trial subscriptions expire soon

Everyone who signed up for a free trial of Apple Arcade when this gaming service launched is about to be charged for their first month. The 80+ titles currently available give plenty of options, but

iOS 13’s powerful new Slide Over features make it useful at last

In iPadOS 13, Slide Over is so much better, it’s almost a whole new feature -- like having an iPhone permanently docked at the iPad's side. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Emily Dickinson faces Death in latest Apple TV+ trailer

Emily Dickinson’s poems often dealt with death and immortality, and that’s reflected in the second trailer for Apple TV+’s Dickinson. She finds herself facing the personification of Death, as well as

Designers can’t ‘unsee’ iPhone’s misaligned send message button

The send message button on the iPhone is misaligned and for most of us, a 3-pixel discrepancy won’t cause heartburn. But a few designers are reaching for the antacids this week after one of their own

Photoshop for iPad will ship without some key features

Adobe is finally close to bringing real Photoshop to iPad. But before you get too excited, you should know that the first version of the app will ship without some key features. Early testers have

iOS 13 reaches more than half of all iPhones in first month

iOS 13 is now running on an impressive 55% of all iPhone models introduced in the last four years. It has taken less than a month for adoption to reach that figure. And it puts iOS 13 on par with iOS

Master new languages with this truly conversational app [Deals]

When you set out to learn a new language in 2019, the first approach that comes to mind probably involves an app. And apps are useful, no doubt, but most can only take you so far. To really learn a

Tests confirm iPhone 11 Pro is king in CPU and GPU performance

The A13 Bionic chip packed into the iPhone 11 series is significantly faster than its predecessor across the board. New tests have confirmed Apple’s claims of a big increases in both processing and

Netflix warns investors of ‘headwinds’ caused by Apple TV+ and Disney+

Netflix warned investors that the upcoming launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ could generate “modest headwinds” when it comes to new subscriber growth. Despite the warning, Netflix shares surged in

Apple TV+ picks up second movie from A24 studios

Apple TV+ is starting to stock up on new movies. Apple has inked its second film deal with indie studio A24, which is already working with the iPhone-maker on Sofia Coppola’s next movie. The two

FCC approval makes T-Mobile/Sprint merger almost a done deal

The Federal Communications Commission reportedly will grant approval for the multibillion-dollar merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This is one of the last hurdles before the third- and fourth-largest