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Today in Apple history: First-gen iPad rolls out around the world

May 28, 2010: Customers across Europe and Asia queue up to buy the iPad when Apple’s new tablet finally rolls out internationally. The reason for the gap between the iPad’s U.S. launch in early April

Castro 3, Gemini Photos, Pocket Run Pool and other apps of the week

This week we take lots of photos with the new manual camera app Obscura 2, delete them again with the duplicate and junk-finding app, Gemini Photo, and waste a bit of our lives playing Pocket Run

Check out round two of our Memorial Day sales roundup [Deals]

Memorial Day weekend is still kicking (it’s a long one), so we’re still turning out can’t-miss deals on tools and tech. This go-round, we’ve got a palm-size drone, a master class in Photoshop, an

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs says Apple is being run by ‘caretakers’

May 27, 1986: An exiled Steve Jobs takes a shot at Apple after the company ditches Chiat/Day, the ad agency that created the iconic “1984” Macintosh ad. In a full-page ad published in The Wall Street

Cult of Mac Magazine: Our wish list for iOS 12, Memorial Day Sale in Watch Store, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: We’re expecting big things from iOS 12, including a whole host of improvements that will make our devices more stable, and plenty of welcome bug fixes. Apple will

Ring in Memorial Day with massively discounted gear and gadgets [Deals]

Memorial day weekend is upon us, so there’s plenty of time to peruse this massive roundup of deals we’ve pulled together. Below you’ll find massive discounts on a top shelf-VPN, a solar powered lamp,

Today in Apple history: Apple becomes world’s most valuable tech company

May 26, 2010: In a massive milestone, Apple passes Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable technology company. The changing of the guard proves particularly amazing given that, just 15 years

Celebrate Memorial Day with huge savings on Apple Watch bands

Memorial Day weekend is no exception to the epic sales typically found on holiday weekends. In addition to a little R&R, why not spend a minute treating yourself to some great scores on Apple

Apple frequently forced to give customer iCloud data to police

A locked iPhone can’t be accessed without the passcode, and even Apple can’t unlock it. But Apple has to comply with government requests for iCloud information. And there are a lot of them. The

Save 15 percent on a refurbished Apple Watch LTE

Apple began offering 4G-enabled smartwatches last fall, but it seems people don’t return them very often. It’s taken this long to build up a large enough supply of refurbished Apple Watch LTE units

How to replace Instapaper with Pinboard

Instapaper has locked out European users. Here's how to take back control of your reading list with Pinboard. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12 wish list: All the features we absolutely need

WWDC is right around the corner, which means we’re about to get our very first look at Apple’s next major update to iOS. We’re expecting big things from iOS 12, including a whole host of improvements

Obscura 2 is a manual camera app you can actually understand [Essential iOS Apps #18]

Obscura 2 gives you all the manual controls you want, plus a wide range of image processing features, perfectly implemented haptics, and a slew of vintage filters to make your photos pop. (via Cult of

Services could push Apple past $1 trillion valuation in next year

The giants of the financial world are firmly in Apple’s corner. First, mega investor Warren Buffett‘s company became Apple’s third-biggest public shareholder. Now investment titan Morgan Stanley has

Conquer your unruly inbox with a simple browser extension [Deals]

Email inboxes can be wild, unruly places. Spam filters can help cut down on noise to an extent, but inevitably we all end up sorting through countless messages from people we’ve never heard of, for

Mechanical keyboard gives your iPad a Mad Men makeover

Not garnering enough attention tapping away at your unfinished novel on your iPad in your local Starbucks? That will certainly change if you invest in Rymek’s latest keyboard accessory. Designed to

Silly App Store bans have gone too far with Steam Link

Apple has decided that it won’t allow iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV owners to play PC games through Steam Link. Valve’s new app, which is now available in beta on Android, has been banned from the App

Today in Apple history: Apple probes Foxconn suicides

May 25, 2010: Apple opens an investigation into a string of suicides at Foxconn, its Chinese manufacturing partner. After reports of a ninth death at a Foxconn factory, Apple says it is “independently

New to iCloud? Apple will give you the first month’s storage for free

Apple is looking to hook more people to subscribe to its iCloud storage service — and like good salespeople they’re willing to give you the first hit for free, after which you’ll have to start paying.

Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents

A jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages, following four days of deliberation — and years of ongoing legal battles. The verdict is almost exactly in the middle of the $1