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Password-protect iOS file transfers with DearMob iPhone Manager

This post is presented by DearMob iPhone Manager. iTunes was groundbreaking when it launched in 2002. But since then, it’s evolved very little, especially in terms of managing iOS data. Updating your

Pro Tip: Quickly delete numbers in iPhone Calculator app

The iPhone's calculator app is ridiculously anachronistic, but at least you can quickly delete mis-typed digits, with this one non-weird gesture. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Astro app makes managing email easy and almost fun [Essential iOS Apps #11]

Email is a necessary evil. Whether it’s personal communications, work-related updates or the latest sale at your favorite store, email is something we deal with nearly every day. After trying dozens

Nintendo’s first mobile game is officially dead

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile game, is officially dead just two years after making its debut. We were warned that the game was closing back in January, and now the few players who were still

Apple ‘cash machine’ puts profits ahead of innovation

Apple to many seems to have lost its mojo for innovation. But it knows how to build a pile of cash. This is the impression of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, who told CNBC

Apple wants official permission to test new drone program

Apple is one of a number of big companies seeking permission to be part of a new U.S. drone testing program, launched by President Donald Trump last year. With the government now opening up

iPhone X the best-selling smartphone in Europe in early 2018

iPhone X remained the best-selling handset in Europe throughout the first quarter of 2018, despite a substantial drop in overall shipments as a result of “smartphone fatigue.” Apple reportedly shipped

Wireless earbuds are what future looks and sounds like [Deals]

Images of the future usually involve super tall buildings, shiny flying things, lasers and holograms. But the future isn’t all big and flashy, in fact, there’s a lot you’ll see less of. Like earbuds,

Apple opens developer center in world’s fourth most populous country

Apple has opened its first developer academy on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. The move is to comply with new government regulation regarding local content requirements. Laws state that 30

Today in Apple history: iTunes experiments with video downloads

May 9, 2005: Apple quietly begins selling music videos in the iTunes Music Store. The feature arrives with iTunes 4.8, initially offering bonus content for people purchasing albums through the store.

Fortnite offers more free loot to Twitch Prime subscribers

Fortnite Battle Royale players can bag more free loot by linking their Twitch Prime subscription to their Epic account. The exclusive giveaway includes an outfit, back bling, a pickaxe, and a dancing

‘Black dot of death’ Unicode bug crashes iOS Messages app

Another Unicode text bug has been discovered in iOS, which will repeatedly crash Apple’s Messages app by overloading its memory. The “black dot” message contains an emoji like ⚫, although it’s not

Apple is ‘re-evaluating’ previously approved apps which allow location tracking

In the fallout from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple has begun cracking down on apps which share user location data with third-parties. Apple has started sending out emails to developers

Google borrows iPhone X navigation system for Android

Anyone who’s used an iPhone X already knows how to navigate around in the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. The company showed off Android P at its developer conference today, and it

Funny ‘Barbers’ iPhone ad wins major award

A TV advertisement for the iPhone 7 Plus’ camera won Best in Show at the prestigious ADC annual awards. The ‘Barbers’ ad comically demonstrates that Apple’s smartphone can make anyone look good. Watch

Microsoft calls desktops/laptops a ‘second screen’ for phones

Microsoft acknowledged today that PCs take second place to phones for most consumers. This wouldn’t be an amazing admission for most companies, but it’s startling coming from one that makes virtually

How to automatically troll telemarketers and keep them busy

There were 3.4 billion robocalls in April this year, and the chances are it feels like you got roughly half of those to your own phone. These calls aren’t just telemarketing anymore, either. Just like

All the important stuff revealed at Google I/O

Google just took the wraps off its big software lineup for 2018. If Apple executives were watching, there’s a lot they should be worried about. Artificial intelligence has always been one of Google’s

Google smart displays will takeover homes in July

Smart speakers are about to get upstaged at home by an arguably smarter device – smart displays. During its I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google announced smart displays with Google Assistant

How to search Google using Apple Pencil and handwriting

Ever felt the need to search Google using your own handwriting? Good news! Your long, painful quest is over. Here's how to search Google with Apple Pencil. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through