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Steve Jobs asked Louis Vuitton boss for advice on opening first Apple Stores

As you might expect, Steve Jobs had a pretty darn impressive Rolodex — and he was willing to draw on it to seek advice whenever he needed it. According to a new interview with Louis Vuitton chief

This app will help you stay mindful and relaxed [Deals]

Keeping up with all the feeds and threads and reminders and messages and so on that our phones throw at us gets stressful. Technology might be winding us all up, but it can also help us relax. Aura

Newton kills the ‘Sent’ folder to make email as easy as instant messaging

Awesome email app Newton has killed off the “Sent” folder to make email as easy as instant messaging. When using Newton, your sent messages now appear right inside your inbox alongside everything

Today in Apple history: Apple’s first watch is a freebie for upgraders

May 2, 1995: Apple enters the wearables space with its first watch, a timepiece with no fitness-tracking tech, no on-screen notifications and a whole lot of 1990s styling. The (real) first Apple watch

Nokia is ditching its health business a year after striking deal with Apple

Nokia is in talks to sell the digital health business it acquired from Withings in 2016. The Finnish firm paid $191 million for the company as it looked to do battle with the likes of Apple Health;

iPhone suppliers rebound after Apple’s monster earnings

Reports about lower-than-expected demand from Apple’s suppliers was one of the reasons so many people were predicting doom for the iPhone X. But now that Apple has announced its crazy strong earnings

Apple could be using shady tactics to cash in on iPhone battery replacements

Apple’s iPhone battery replacement initiative was supposed to be a way of Apple getting out of trouble, after news about its iPhone battery throttling was released last year. But according to a new

Apple again meets with California DMV to talk autonomous vehicles

Apple had another meeting with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) about autonomous vehicles last month. The April 2 meeting came not at the request of Apple, but instead the DMV. Six

Fitbit and Google work together to beat Apple Watch

Fitbit wants Google’s help to turn its fitness trackers into health monitors. The wearables maker will use Google’s cloud solutions to tie directly to users’ electronic medical records. The real goal,

Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X sales

Analysts have been extremely pessimistic about the iPhone X, with almost daily predictions that Apple’s top-of-the-line model was a flop. And they were all dead wrong. Tim Cook just said the iPhone X

5 big revelations from Apple’s surprising Q2 earnings call

Apple blew analysts’ expectations out of the water this afternoon with its historic Q2 2018 earnings report that saw the company post the most revenue ever in the March quarter. Tim Cook and Apple CFO

Apple surprises Wall Street with better-than-expected earnings

There’s a lot of good news in Apple’s second earnings report of 2018 that should keep investors happy going into the next quarter. Revenue during Q2 2018 hit an all-time high for a March quarter at

Build your own phone, make any game VR-ready and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

If you need an ultra-affordable smartphone that features everything you need, why not build it yourself? The Kite kit lets you create your own Android-powered smartphone from scratch, just as you want

Live blog: Apple reveals if iPhone X really is the flop many predict

Apple is set to reveal its second quarterly earnings report of 2018 this afternoon. If you’ve been listening to the analysts the last few months, you know that iPhone sales might take a dip. Lagging

Facebook makes logins easy, but at what cost?

This post is brought to you by Dashlane. With all of the news about data insecurity at Facebook, you might be thinking twice about using the social network to log in to other apps. Sure, using the

Optics startup claims Apple stole its design for dual-lens iPhone camera

A small company that makes dual cameras for cellphones claims Apple is infringing on several of its patents. The Israeli startup says it showed Apple prototypes for a miniature telephone lens, and

Apple drops big batch of betas for iOS and macOS developers

Developers received a big batch of updates this morning as Apple dropped the third set of betas of its upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. iOS 11.4 beta 3 was made available to

How to take long exposure iPhone photos [Quick Tips]

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. And when isn’t the iPhone with you? iPhone photography has created a whole new generation of amateur photographers. While you may be looking for

olloclip iPhone X lenses give photogs six new perspectives

Mobile photographers using the iPhone X can now shoot wider and closer, thanks to a new olloclip lens system. Launched Tuesday, the newly designed edge mount aligns with both front and rear cameras on

Jam away with a great deal on Beats earphones [Deals & Steals]

In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we’ve got a great deal on a pair of Beats wireless earphones. On top of that, you can save big on Stanley thermoses, a pair of Audio-Technica headphones and