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Tim Cook will meet with Trump later today

Tim Cook will have a private meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office later today, according to Trump’s official schedule. While it’s not clear what they will be discussing, the 1:45

Hogwarts Mystery puts you into the Harry Potter universe

Do you wish you could enjoy the Hogwarts experience for yourself as your very own custom character in the Harry Potter universe? Now you can, courtesy of the official launch of Jam City’s new game

iPhone suppliers aren’t expecting business to pick up any time soon

iPhone component orders for Apple’s suppliers aren’t likely to pick up until the third quarter of this year, a new report suggests. It’s just the latest bit of bad news in a series of recent reports

Google becomes latest company following Apple’s lead on pistol emoji

Google today joined the movement replacing the gun emoji with a water pistol. A number of other companies already made the same move amid a growing awareness of gun violence. Apple started this trend

Tim Cook attends Trump’s first state dinner

President Donald Trump held his first White House state dinner tonight since moving into the Oval Office, and Apple CEO Tim Cook was on the guest list. The left-leaning Cook might have felt very much

Get the macOS 10.13.4 update that fixes security flaws

Several weeks after the release of macOS 10.13.4, today came a security update that patches some holes in this High Sierra version. This isn’t so critical that it has to be installed right now, but

How to cancel App Store subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

App Store subscriptions are even easier to cancel than they are to sign up to. Here's how to cancel an App Store subscription (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple’s $16 billion tax trial will finally kick off this fall

A court case to determine if Apple owes the European Union about €13 billion will begin in about six months. The trial will determine if Ireland gave Apple illegal tax incentives. The two are actually

How to download all your old Instagram photos and videos

Pulling your photos off of Instagram just got a lot easier. Instagram revealed today that it is finally starting to roll out a new tool that lets any Instagram user retrieve all of the photos, videos,

How to get iOS’ handy Recents feature on your Mac

The iOS 11 Files app can easily show you any recent times you ave opened or created. Here's how to get the same feature on the Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 11.3.1 rolls out with iPhone display fix

Apple just rolled out iOS 11.3.1 with a fix for third-party iPhone displays that stopped working properly after an earlier software update. The release also promises security improvements for iPhone

iPhone manufacturers are hurting from uncertainty about future plans

Apple is reportedly dropping Touch ID altogether this year in favor of Face ID for its next-gen iPhones. However, Apple is still keeping its suppliers in the dark about plans, a new report suggests.

Bid now for an original Beta copy of the iconic 1984 Mac ad

Want to own a genuine rare piece of Apple history? Up for auction right now is an original Beta cassette dub from 1983, containing two different edits of Ridley Scott’s iconic “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Take the pain out of dealing with PDFs [Deals]

PDFs are the go-to format for documents of all kinds. They’re convenient and make everything from forms to novels look great. But many people know that PDFs can be a real pain if you’re doing anything

New Fortnite skins spilled in latest update files

Fortnite’s latest update has revealed a bunch of new cosmetics that are coming soon to Battle Royale. Players can look forward to at least two new outfits and a new pickaxe skin. Epic has also added

Here’s who Apple will call to the stand in its latest Samsung trial

Apple has revealed which executives will be taking the stand when it comes to court for its latest bout with Samsung — and, no, sadly that doesn’t include Tim Cook or Jony Ive. Instead, at Apple’s May

Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch

April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.” Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the

Fortnite update brings Clinger grenade, mobile control tweaks

Fortnite’s latest content update is rolling out now with a new Clinger grenade, a tweak for mobile controls, and a long list of bug fixes and performance improvements. Epic has also added the ability

New iPad ads showcase Apple Pencil versatility

Apple wants everyone to know about the Apple Pencil compatibility with this year’s 9.7-inch iPad refresh — and a new series of ads aims to help with that mission. Appearing on Apple’s U.K. YouTube

New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features

Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a