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iOS 11.4 beta 6 released just three days after beta 5

Apple took the very unusual move of releasing a second iOS 11.4 beta this week. The fifth version of the developer beta came out on Monday, and its replacement debuted today. This could mean good

Sell us your used Apple accessories: Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard and AirPods

The Cult of Mac buyback program just got bigger and better than ever: Now we pay cash for your used Apple accessories, including Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard and AirPods. Although we are huge fans of

If you want an AirPort, you’d better act fast

The death of the AirPort is officially here. And your chance to get one of Apple’s routers may have already passed. Supplies of Apple’s doomed AirPort lineup are starting to twindle across the globe

Samsung’s sad new ad is packed with iPhone disses

The life of an iPhone owner is a truly miserable experience, according to the Android smartphone makers at Samsung. Apple’s big Android rival put out a new ad today titled “Moving On” that attacks the

Fortnite’s new Solo Showdown game mode offers big prizes

Fortnite Battle Royale is getting a new limited-time game mode that awards big prizes. Solo Showdown places players against self-selected competitors in “the ultimate test of survival.” The best

Apple welcomes deaf and blind students to Everyone Can Code initiative

Apple has been pretty outspoken about bringing coding classes to everyone — and that most assuredly includes the deaf and blind communities, too. Timed to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness

Expand your MacBook’s connections from 1 to 6 [Deals]

The possibilities for work and creativity on a MacBook are essentially endless. But they’ve got serious limitations in the connections department. On the newer models, all you’ve got is a single USB-C

Apple website celebrates accessibility for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

The Apple website has today been updated to highlight the accessibility features of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The change is in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a yearly

Apple’s proposed North Carolina campus is almost a ‘done deal’

Apple’s decision to open a new HQ in North Carolina is reportedly a “done deal” as soon as a bill is passed approving a series of incentives for Apple. The location of Apple’s proposed new headquarter

Apple Pay goes live in Ukraine

Apple Pay has launched in Ukraine, a move that was officially announced by the country’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk on Facebook. At present, Apple Pay is supported by Ukraine’s nationalized

Today in Apple history: John Sculley brings ‘Pepsi Generation’ marketing to Apple

May 17, 1983: John Sculley takes the helm as Apple’s third president and CEO. The former Pepsi-Cola boss is short on tech experience but long on marketing, which will become increasingly important as

Stunning OnePlus 6 wallpapers look awesome on iPhone X

OnePlus revealed its latest flagship on Tuesday with an edge-to-edge display inspired by iPhone X. The OnePlus 6 is the Chinese company’s prettiest smartphone yet, and it ships with a bunch of

Jay-Z’s Tidal service is reportedly months late with royalty payments

Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming music service was set up to make sure sure artists benefitted from the next big shift in music distribution. However, according to a new report it may have defaulted on that

New YouTube Music streaming service goes live this month

YouTube Music, a new service that will take on the likes of Spotify and Apple, goes live next week. Listeners will be able to enjoy the service for free if they don’t mind their music interspersed

Apple can finally replace batteries in older MacBook Pro models

Apple ran short on a very vital part of the Mid 2012 and Early 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for over a year. But it now reportedly has plenty of batteries for these models in stock

OnePlus 6 has a notch because it just makes sense

OnePlus isn’t as well known as Samsung, but its Android devices have a following. Its newly-announced flagship has a screen cutout, which will cause many people to call the OnePlus 6 an iPhone X

Caviar’s solar-powered iPhone X Tesla costs a paltry $4,600

Russian luxury brand Caviar just launched the iPhone X Tesla, a solar-powered version of Apple’s flagship device. Parts are gilded in gold, and the whole deal costs 284,000 ₽ ($4600) for a 64GB

Apple’s third-largest shareholder is Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffet’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway is now the third-largest shareholder of Apple stock. After shunning Apple stock for years, Buffet has become one of Apple’s biggest fans, saying that

Beautiful concept images show 2018 iPhone in its full glory

Rumors of the next iPhone are running hot and heavy, and an artist has assembled the various unconfirmed reports into concept images of the device Apple might release this fall. These visual

How to take a healthy break when using Mac

Taking regular breaks from your computer is essential, but easy to forget. Here's how to remember to take a break, so you don't ruin your own body. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple