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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

Apple doubles OLED orders from Samsung, but there’s a catch

Apple is upping its use of OLED displays for this year’s iPhone refresh — and it wants a better deal as a result. As was the case last year, this year’s iPhone displays will reportedly be manufactured

Apple pays at least $1 million for Ed Sheeran documentary

Apple continues to add to its collection of movies and TV shows, with the latest acquisition a documentary about Ed Sheeran called Songwriter. At this point, Apple is paying for a dozen TV shows to be

How is the iPhone X selling?

The iPhone 8 is Apple’s best-selling model, and the larger 8 Plus is in second place. The controversial iPhone X is currently Apple’s third best-selling model, according to a market analysis firm.

Apple throws shade at Android in hilarious iPhone ads

Apple is back with a new set of ads aiming to get Android users to switch to iPhone. The two new ads showcase Portrait Mode and Portrait Lightning on the newest iPhones, while also bragging about the

Lay your head on these plush Apple apps

Two Apple geeks were dating during Christmas 2007 when the young man of this story, Roberto Hoyos, made his girlfriend hand-sewn pillows that looked like Mac desktop icons. A picture of the finished

Best wireless iPhone chargers now that AirPower is dead

Owners of late-model iPhones (starting with iPhone 8) can stash all their old Lightning cables in a desk drawer and start charging their phone more easily with a wireless charger. Instead of sticking

Control this window air conditioner with your iPhone

When people think of home automation, something like the Nest thermostat probably leaps to mind first. But not everyone needs something that elaborate. For those who needs are simpler, GE just

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