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Apple spammed Emmy viewers with ads for Apple TV+

Apple has its eye on dominating next year’s Emmy Awards with its original content. But Apple TV+ wasn’t exactly hiding in the shadows at this year’s event. Apple bombarded people who tuned in to the

Apple will get an early indication of its EU tax case outcome this week

Apple could get an early indication about the likely outcome of its giant European Union (EU) tax case early this week. Apple was in court last week protesting its 13 billion ($14.4 billion) tax bill

Wicked bike wreck shows importance of Apple Watch hard fall detection

Bob Burdett was mountain biking near Spokane, then the next thing he knew he was waking up in an ambulance. He’d had a crash so severe he was knocked unconscious for a considerable amount of time.

6 reasons iPhone 11 is Apple’s best new smartphone [Review]

Everyone shopping for a 2019 iPhone faces a conundrum: the new Pro series models are loaded with top-of-line features, but they cost much, much more than the iPhone 11. Is it really necessary to pay

The week’s best iOS 13 apps (and one Mac app)

This week we get grooving with EG Pulse, take control of Mission Control, drag stuff around with Yoink, and wonder why we need Pocket Casts. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Access a universe of mind-expanding documentaries [Deals]

There’s no shortage of streaming video content to consume. But on most platforms, compared to TV shows and popular movies, there’s a shortage of quality educational and documentary content. To deliver

iPhone 11 makes powerful first impression [Cult of Mac Magazine 315]

The new iPhones and Apple Watch are out, and they’re racking up rave reviews. Our hands-on iPhone 11 first impressions show it to be a pretty, powerful photographic phenom. Meanwhile, other reviewers

Sail off to light hack-and-slash fun with Oceanhorn 2 [Review]

One of the highlights of the just-launched Apple Arcade is Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm from Cornfox & Bros. It’s a familiar dungeon crawl through a bright world to solve a noble quest,

Score a refurbished Magic Mouse, keyboard and more [Week’s Best Deals]

This has been a banner week at the Cult of Mac Store, so we’ve rounded up some of the best deals we saw. Below you’ll find massive discounts on refurbished Magic Mouse and Keyboards, 12-minute book

Mysterious hardware in iPhone 11 hints at reverse wireless charging

Buried in the iPhone 11 Pro Max are hardware quirks that iFixit suggests might be for reverse wireless charging, a feature reportedly planned and then dropped from this model. Watch a video of techs

Wonderful wooden stands go great with Apple Watch 5

If you’re very important. If you own many leather-bound books and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany. Then, boy, do we have the perfect Apple Watch charging stand for you. Made in London from

iOS 13 bug is a ‘total game killer’ for Fortnite and PUBG

Don’t upgrade to iOS 13 if you love playing Fortnite or PUBG on your iPhone or iPad. Gamers quickly discovered that iOS 13’s new three-finger gesture interrupts gameplay. While players try to aim and

Apple wasn’t kidding about iPhone 11’s tougher glass

Like millions across the globe, Filip Koroy went to the Apple Store today to purchase an iPhone 11 Pro. Unlike millions, Koroy began repeatedly dropping his iPhone 11 Pro and an iPhone 11 Pro Max on a

Last Jedi director thinks iPhone 11 Pro is coolest thing since lightsabers

Rian Johnson, director of 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released a new film today shot on the iPhone 11 Pro. OK, it was a just little montage of pretty scenes around Paris he posted on Vimeo. Apple

Why Series 5 might be my first Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is finally ready for most people -- including this author. Here's why Apple Watch Series 5 makes wearables inevitable. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Aging iPhone 11 batteries won’t take such a toll on performance

All types of phone batteries provide less power after years of use, but the new iPhone 11 minimizes the performance reduction that is an inescapable result. The result should be iPhones that perform

Netflix CEO: Apple and Disney will take streaming wars to ‘whole new world’

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings almost sounds excited about the increased competition his company is about to face from the biggest tech companies in the world. After basically creating the entire TV

For All Mankind is Apple’s attempt to make space for inclusivity

Maybe Apple should tweak the title of For All Mankind, its space race sci-fi show. A new teaser for the upcoming Apple TV+ series reveals that the drama will inject a strong shot of female empowerment

Apple Arcade game Sayonara Wild Hearts getting a vinyl soundtrack

Sayonara Wild Hearts, one of the Apple Arcade titles Apple showcased at its recent iPhone 11 event, is getting a soundtrack release — on vinyl. Because, you know, listening to music on Apple Music is

How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way

Got a new Apple Watch? Learn how to get it set up in now time, so you can get out the door and start getting fit. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)