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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

How to use the Mac’s secret emoji panel

The Mac has a built-in emoji panel that you can access from the keyboard, with a single keystroke. Find out how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Court documents reveal Apple knew iPhone 6 was bendy

Bendgate is back in the news and this time, court documents show Apple knew about structural problems with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus prior to release. Apple’s own tests revealed the handsets might have

Refurbished iMac Pro units just as powerful, cost less

Got your eye on the powerful iMac Pro but don’t want to pay full price? Apple just began selling refurbished units for 15 percent off. iMac Pro is Apple’s first all-in-one machine for professionals

Creative Block: Roli’s expressive MIDI keyboard goes portable [Review]

The Roli Seaboard Block is a marriage of multitouch, silicone, and expressive poking. Yes, a three-way marriage. Read our review. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Week’s best Apple deals: The accessories edition!

This week, you will see great deals on essential Apple accessories including Multiport Adapters, iPad covers and charging stands. Plus, get the lowest price on an unlocked iPhone 7! Apple USB-C

How Apple could smartify iOS’ Do Not Disturb feature

With iOS 11, Apple introduced a “Do Not Disturb” feature that texts callers to let them know you’re driving or otherwise engaged if they try and phone when you’re busy. But a future version of the

iPod shuffle and Spotify merge in this portable player [Deals]

Media formats and devices have a way of circling back into relevance. Vinyl, cassette tapes, heck, even VHS are making comebacks. So it should be no surprise to see the handy iPod shuffle style of

OS X has now outlasted Apple’s classic Mac OS

Call it macOS or OS X if you want, but today Apple’s Mac operating system passed a major milestone: overtaking Apple’s classic Mac OS by a single day. Pointed out by Jason Snell of Six Colors, the

Facebook two-factor authentication no longer needs a phone number

You can now secure your Facebook account with two-factor authentication without handing over your phone number. The social network now works alongside apps like Google Authenticator, Duo Security, and