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Lumos Helmet gets gesture controls with help from Apple Watch

If you want to be seen and safe on the road when you’re cycling, you need a Lumos Helmet. The world’s first smart bike helmet offers more than just protection, with built-in lights, brake and turn

Visualize and vanquish the kinks in your Wi-Fi networks [Deals]

Like the Force, Wi-Fi signals surround us, penetrate us, and bind our devices together. They’re also similar in that both are prone to dark spots. With the Force, it takes nine movies and 40 years to

Qualcomm concessions could ease its battle with Apple

Qualcomm has made several concessions which could help speed up the end of its dispute with Apple and regulators in general. Saving Apple cash? That’s one way to end a conflict! For one thing,

Today in Apple history: iTunes puts the hurt on DVDs

May 1, 2008: The iTunes Store takes a gigantic step toward cinematic relevancy, selling new movies on the day of their DVD releases for the very first time. “We’re thrilled to bring iTunes Store

Apple rumored to be interested in buying publishing giant Condé Nast

Apple is rumored to be interested in purchasing media company Condé Nast, home to magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, The New Yorker, GQ and more. However, company CEO Bob Sauerberg says

Cross-platform iOS and macOS apps may not arrive until 2019

Apple is supposedly working on a way to let developers create apps which work on iPhones, iPads, and Macs — but don’t expect to see it any time soon. When news of the plan was first leaked in

AI improves Microsoft Word for Mac in Office 365

Microsoft has good news for users of Mac, iPad, and iPhone: there are improvements in Office 365 for all of you. Word for Mac now uses neural machine translation to convert text between 11 different

iPhone sobriety test could tell if you’re too drunk to drive

You’ve had a couple of cold ones, then head to your car. Suddenly, your iPhone starts shrieking out an alert. It’s telling you that you’re too impaired to get behind the wheel. This is the goal of

Render shows 2018 iPhone SE in all its budget glory

A couple of new renders and a video from a reliable source show what might be the next-generation iPhone SE. The device shown looks a lot like the earlier version, but updated with some of Apple’s

Here’s how to find which apps are about to stop working on your Mac

Apple will soon drop support for 32-bit Mac apps, and they will no longer work on your computer. Here's how to find which apps on your Mac are still 32-bit. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Apple might make its own ultra-fast iPhone 5G modems

A job post shows Apple is hiring an engineer to lead a team designing 5G modems. This may be mean that the company is going to stop outsourcing these wireless chips. Apple currently sources its LTE

2018 iPhones may not come with free headphone dongle

Apple might be planning to make it even more difficult to use your old 3.5mm headphones if you buy a new iPhone this year. New iPhones have included a Lightning port adapter for headphones ever since

Pro tip: Stop iOS automatically adding suggested apps to the Dock

Do you love the iOS 11 Dock, but hate the way it uses up three slots to automatically display suggestions and recents? Here's how to switch that off. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Is iPhone X really a flop? We’ll know for sure tomorrow

The second Apple earnings report of 2018 is set to come out on May 1 and Wall Street’s top analysts are worried that disappointing news is on the horizon. Rumors have been circulating for months that

Steve Jobs autograph is a bargain at only $20,000

As Apple collectibles go, a Steve Jobs autograph is almost as rare as the Apple 1. Both are pricey investments. However, a TIME magazine cover featuring Jobs and the signature he loathed giving out is

Improve your internet experience with Purify [50 Essential iOS Apps #7]

Purify ad blocker for iOS will kick those annoying JavaScript trackers and ads to the curb, providing you a faster, more private browsing experience. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Apple News lands its first exclusive with John McCain memoir

Apple is offering a free book excerpt from Senator John McCain’s new political memoir, The Restless Waves, coming out on May 22. The section, which is available through the Apple News app, is referred

Apple may be primed for disappointment in China

In a disastrous turn of events, Apple may have lost up to half its market share in Greater China, analysts report. A combination of poor adoption of Apple’s latest generation of iPhone handsets and

Save half on a subscription to Dashlane [Deals]

Using a password manager is a great way to make your online logins and forms easier and more secure. It organizes and deploys all of your login information from a central, secure location. So when you

Today in Apple history: First iPad 3G tablets land in customers’ hands

April 30, 2010: Almost a month after the first-gen Wi-Fi iPad went on sale, the first Wi-Fi + 3G models arrive in the hands of U.S. customers. The devices ship in boxes identical to the Wi-Fi-only
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