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Gorgeous concept shows off Apple Watch Series 4’s big display

The grand unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4 could be just a couple weeks away and based on a new mock-up, you’re going to love the way it looks. Based on leaked info of Apple’s upcoming wearable,

Planet of the Apps star trashes Apple’s marketing of show

Apple’s reality TV show Planet of the Apps was disappointing, but one of its stars, Gary Vaynerchuk, blames the show’s failure on something other than its misjudged content. In a new episode of his

Apple lags behind its biggest rivals in mobile download speeds

When you take into account the build quality, design, hardware features and, of course, mobile operating system, the iPhone is our pick for the world’s greatest smartphone product line. But it’s not

Start designing whether you know how or not [Deals]

Graphic design is one skill with a million uses. Whether you’re building your brand, designing a website, tightening up a resume, or anything else that involves images, knowing how to make a great

Apple could ruin iPhone’s fast charging feature this year

Apple finally brought fast charging to the iPhone last fall, but with this year’s refresh, one big change could ruin it. Recent reports have claimed Apple will ship 18W fast charging adapters with all

Fortnite is getting another new SMG, big Slurp Juice improvements

Epic Games is introducing another new submachine gun to Fortnite this week as it continues its mission to change close-quarters combat. One developer has also confirmed that Slurp Juice will see big

Today in Apple history: Martin Scorsese ad makes Siri look like a superstar

July 23, 2012: Looking for the perfect spokesman for its new virtual assistant Siri, Apple turns to the filmmaker behind some of Hollywood’s most violent gangster movies. That’s what happens when a

Snapchat is abandoning its payments service

Snapchat is shutting down its Snapcash peer-to-peer payment service, which allowed users to send money to one another. With other services like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Apple Pay Cash offering the

Apple investigates fraudulent iTunes charges worth thousands of dollars

Apple is investigating complaints from dozens of customers in Singapore, who claim to have had hundreds of dollars taken from their accounts, supposedly for iTunes payments. Some of the victims lost

HomePod update will bring phone calls, voicemail, multiple timers

HomePod is expected to get even smarter this fall when Apple rolls out a big software update. A new report claims the $349 device will be able to handle phone calls, retrieve your voicemail, and run

Chinese company could compete with Samsung on OLED iPhone screens

One of the most important components of the 2018 iPhone could be produced by a company with very strong ties to the Chinese government. BOE Technology Group already makes some LCD screens for Apple,

Doppler, iBassist, and other amazing apps of the week

This week we check out a virtual bassist for your iPad, and a music player for iOS that actually lets you load tunes off the internet or from the Files app. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Today in Apple history: Mac OS 8 becomes an instant smash hit

July 22, 1997: Apple introduces its next-gen operating system, Mac OS 8, the first major OS refresh for Macintosh since System 7’s release in 1991. Mac OS 8 introduces easier surfing of the internet,

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If the news of the last few weeks tells us anything, it’s that online security are no joke. Maybe you don’t have to worry about foreign governments snooping on your emails…or maybe you do. Either way,

Today in Apple history: Apple unseats Nokia as top smartphone vendor

July 21, 2011: Apple officially passes Nokia to become the world’s top smartphone vendor. It’s a major milestone for Apple, which launched the iPhone just four years earlier. For Nokia, which

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple snatches the $1 trillion crown, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: It’s official. Apple beats Amazon to the coveted $1 trillion valuation. Tim Cook plays it cool, telling staffers it’s “not the most important measure of our

Save 98 percent on a 5-course coding education [Deals]

Coding is key to so many careers these days. It’s also just a valuable skill, whether for creative projects, building a website, gathering data, the list goes on. But learning to code can be daunting,

World Cup pushes app downloads to all-time high

The second quarter of 2018 proved to be the most lucrative period for app developers ever. Both the Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store saw a record number of new app installs during Q2 2018

Three more cities will get super-fast AT&T 5G this year

AT&T promised to bring the next generation of cellular wireless technology to a dozen cities before the end of this year. It just hasn’t revealed which ones yet. The carrier started the teasing

How to make a website that fits inside its own link

Quick question: If you wanted to publish a quick one-page website right now, how would you do it? You’d either put it up on a service like Tumblr, or you’d have to register a domain name, find a host,