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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your ISP is slow, and may be selling your browsing data to anyone who wants it. Here's how to stop your ISP tracking you with custom Cloudflare DNS. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

iPhone X users love the ‘notch’

More than 90 percent of iPhone X users like the design without a Home button, according to a scientific survey. That’s good news for Apple, as most of the 2018 models are expected to use a similar

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam under antitrust investigation

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is now under investigation by antitrust regulators in Europe. The European Commission is concerned that the deal will give Apple an unfair advantage in stealing users

Tweak your photos to perfection with Snapseed [50 Essential iOS Apps #4]

If you're looking for fine-tuned photo editing, Snapseed is a powerful, free photo editor for iOS that helps revive and tweak your shots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Twitterrific update improves direct messaging and keyboard support

Twitterrific 5, one of the best third-party Twitter clients for iOS, just got a new update that makes big improvements to direct messaging and keyboard support. Users can finally send images and

Amazon is (apparently) doing more than Apple to improve society

Tim Cook has been outspoken about Apple being a “force for good” in the world. However, when it comes to which tech giants have the most positive impact on society, the public has spoken — and the

Go beyond iTunes to manage your iOS data [Deals]

Using iTunes to manage iOS devices can be a real headache. Broad categories for syncing make it tough to track down individual tunes, videos, and other files. So it’s nice to know you can manage the

Time runs out for Apple Watch pop-up shop experiment

Apple is closing the last of its remaining Apple Watch pop-up shops. Based in Tokyo, the last of the mini-stores is located in Shinjuku’s high-end Isetan department store. It will shut its door next

Today in Apple history: App Store hits 1 billion downloads

April 23, 2009: Less than a year after opening its virtual doors, the App Store reaches 1 billion downloads. 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey of Weston, Connecticut, wins a “1 Billion App Countdown”

Apple cuts HomePod orders by more than half

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker isn’t off to the best start in terms of sales. A new report claims that lack of demand for the speakers has resulted in Apple cutting orders from 500,000 units per month

Facebook delays smart speaker until October

Facebook’s smart speaker will reportedly launch in October, a new report claims. The social media giant’s entry into the AI speaker market already home to Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s Echo and Google

Your 13-inch MacBook Pro might need its battery replaced

Apple admits that some MacBook Pro laptops have a problem that causes their batteries to swell up. The company is replacing these free of charge. This affects only the non-touchbar version of the

Score big with these World Cup-inspired Apple Watch bands

Who will it be? Croatia or France? Wear the World Cup on your wrist with Casetify’s colorful, tournament-inspired Apple Watch bands. This international collection of bands represents 18 countries, the

Drafts 5, Vulse, Things, and other awesome apps of the week

This week is all about drag-and-drop, or the lack thereof. Enjoy belated or non-existent dragging-and-dropping in Dropbox and Things. Also: music. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Jumbo wireless charging station juices up 2 devices at once [Deals]

Charging up a device without wires used to sound like science fiction, but now it’s getting more and more common. With Qi charging technology, it’s a capability that most new devices will have.

Today in Apple history: Apple teams with Volkswagen for iBeetle car

April 22, 2013: The world gets its first Apple car. Well, kind of. In reality, the iBeetle is a collaboration with German automaker Volkswagen that offers a car “stylistically linked” to Apple. This

Developers enjoy a huge boost from iOS 11’s App Store redesign

The iOS App Store got a new look last fall, and the change has greatly benefited developers of third-party applications, as Apple intended. A new study found that getting named Game of the Day results

Listen to your favorite tunes without the hassle of wires [Deals]

Audio accessories have come a long way since those iconic earmuff-like headphones some of you might remember from the 70s. Nowadays, it’s common to see people listening to music with sleek portable

Today in Apple history: Rumors fly that Canon might buy Apple

April 21, 1995: Rumors swirl that Canon (yes, the Japanese camera company!) might take over Apple in either a partial or complete acquisition. Speculation grows about a possible deal after Apple

AT&T, Verizon tried to subvert a technology Apple embraces

The Department of Justice is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to subvert the primary goal of electronic SIMs. This new tech makes it easy to switch between service providers,