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Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work

The Apple II and the iconic game The Oregon Trail launched countless computer science careers – and are twin muses for weaver Melissa Barron. The Chicago artist appreciates the similarities in a line

Siri ‘leaks’ about HomePod and voice change are old news [Correction]

Correction: This post has been updated to indicate that the Siri “leaks” making headlines this week appear to be leftovers from WWDC 2017. The somewhat cryptic Siri responses, which caused some

The Obamas head to Netflix after flirting with Apple

Former President Barak Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix. The duo inked a deal to produce content for the streaming service this week after reportedly being courted by Apple and

Animoji go on a wild ride in crazy K-pop iPhone X ad

Apple has tapped into the power of K-pop for its wild new Animoji ad that came out today. The South Korean group HYUKOH gave Apple exclusive rights to their catchy new song for the fun ad that

The Kindle app puts an entire library in your hand [Essential iOS Apps #16]

Kindle is an excellent way to enjoy the world of literature without straining your back or your physical space. With the Kindle app, you can carry an entire library's worth of books on your iPad or

Apple drops a spot in Fortune 500 rankings

Despite closing in on becoming the country’s first trillion dollar company, Apple took a small drop in the annual Fortune 500 rankings. The rankings released this morning put Apple in the number 4

Portable USB-C monitor gives MacBook a second screen

Adding an additional screen to your setup can result in a huge boost to productivity. And now it’s even easier for those who work on the go, thanks to AOC’s portable USB-C monitor. This 15.6-inch

Cupertino wants to squeeze extra taxes out of Apple

Cupertino could introduce a tax that would charge Apple an additional fee based on its number of employees. The city has hired a firm to poll residents asking their thoughts on such a tax, and how it

Bag a free Apple TV 4K when you buy 3 months of DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now subscribers are being rewarded with a free Apple TV 4K when prepaying for three months of service. You’ll need to cough up just $105 to take advantage of the deal. That’s $75 less than you

Déjà vu? Apple analyst remains down on ‘uninspiring’ iPhone X sales

If you thought last quarter’s record Apple earnings were enough to prove the doubters wrong… well, you’d be wrong. According to a familiar sounding note from Nomura Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal,

iPhone X dumbbell case will make you think twice about picking up your phone

If you’re anything like us, chances are that you pick up your iPhone way too much. Whether it’s checking your Twitter feed or your WhatsApp messages, calling a friend, or having a quick go on the

Today in Apple history: Apple’s ‘Get a Mac’ campaign comes to an end

May 21, 2010: Apple quietly ends its long-running, award-winning “Get a Mac” marketing campaign. Debuting in 2006, the ads starred actor Justin Long as the cool, youthful Mac. Comedian John Hodgman

Fortnite leak reveals tough challenges for season 4, week 4

Fortnite Battle Royale’s challenges for week four of season four will be available to Battle Pass buyers tomorrow morning. But you don’t have to wait until then to find out what’s in store. The

Popular parental teen-monitoring app left user Apple IDs exposed

A popular app called TeenSafe, used by parents to keep tabs on their teenage children’s phone activity, has reportedly been compromised, resulting in “tens of thousands” of account details being

Apple’s $200 HomePod might carry Beats brand

Rumors indicate Apple’s working on a cheaper version of the HomePod. And now there’s a new wrinkle: this device might be sold under the Beats brand name. This would let the HomePod name stand as a

‘Holy iPad’ plays important role in royal wedding

It would be going too far to say that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wouldn’t be married today if it weren’t for an iPad. But one of Apple’s tablets did have an important role to play in the royal

Best Apple Watch charging stands for dads and grads

From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, Cult of Mac Watch Store has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered. We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks

Apple v Samsung $1B patent lawsuit in the hands of a jury

The decade-long Apple v Samsung patent-infringement trial is nearing its end. A jury is expected to announce on Monday whether the premier Android maker owes Apple $1 billion for copying the iPhone’s

Set up your own private mesh network to communicate [Deals]

There are plenty of times when wireless service providers can come up short. So when traveling with friends to far-flung places, crowded concerts, or even during power outages, it’s nice to know you

Today in Apple history: AppleLink Personal Edition is the precursor to AOL

May 20, 1988: Apple launches AppleLink Personal Edition, a user-facing online service which lets Apple customers connect using a Mac-style user interface. Years before Apple got serious about its