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2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise

It turns out the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple has planned for 2018 won’t quite be the iPhone X lookalike we were expecting. The brand new handset will certainly borrow a lot of the

Apple pulls controversial conspiracy app from the App Store

Apple has removed QDrops, a $0.99 paid app designed to promote a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton and a supposed child sex ring, from the App Store. Despite its pro-free speech position, Apple

Ex-employee accused of stealing Apple Car plans pleads not guilty

The former Apple employee arrested for allegedly stealing plans for the Apple Car has pleaded not guilty to his charge. Xiaolang Zhang was indicted on one single charge of trade secret theft. He’s

Apple App Store revenue almost double that of Google Play

In the battle of the mobile software stores, Apple has a huge lead. Consumers spending in the iOS App Store during the first half of this year was almost double that of rival Google Play. But there’s

Apple seeds fourth macOS Mojave beta to developers

The fourth beta of macOS Mojave is already here after Apple seeded a new update of the upcoming Mac update to developers this morning. macOS Mojave is the first of Apple’s big 2018 software updates to

How to scan QR codes from the lock screen in iOS 12

iOS 12 adds a dedicated QR Code scanner that can be accessed from the lock screen using a Control Center widget. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Grab Apple’s beautiful iPad Pro wallpapers for free

Anyone in an Apple Store recently may have seen the really spectacular images pre-loaded on iPad Pro models. But now you don’t have to leave your chair to see them because they’re all available to

2018 MacBook Pro review roundup: Apple unleashes a speed demon

Apple’s new MacBook Pro offers buyers significantly improved performance at the same price as last year’s models, as well as a “quieter,” improved butterfly keyboard and a True Tone display. But is it

MLB slugger credits iPad for improving his swing

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez is headed to the All-Star game leading the American League in home runs and RBIs thanks largely to a lineup of iPads he uses to record every swing. Martinez was laughed

Apple adds more hair, animals, and superheroes to new emoji

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day, and there are two important takeaways. One is that we didn’t make that up; World Emoji Day is really a thing. The other is that Apple is celebrating by showing off the

Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver

Chasing down your Uber driver just got a lot easier for iPhone users thanks to a new update to the ride-sharing app. The company revealed a couple of changes and tweaks rolling out today, one of which

Pro Tip: How to hide photos in your iPhone Photos library

Apple's Photos app has a built-in way to hide photos, so you can stow those embarrassing shots. But be careful, because they're all gathered together on one easy-to-find place. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Fortnite update makes gunfights easier than ever

Fortnite season five is now in full swing, giving players new areas to explore, a new vehicle to ride around in, and more. The latest Fortnite update also makes huge control improvements. Players on

Samsung plans to copy 2018 iPhone lineup with three Galaxy S10 sizes

Samsung apparently plans to follow copy Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup by releasing three different sized phones when it comes out with the Galaxy S10. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sent out a new report

Amazing video filmed as iPhone falls from world’s tallest swing ride

If you’ve been wondering what it’s like falling 450 feet, a new video gives a glimpse. A woman riding on the world’s tallest swing ride dropped her iPhone 7 Plus while taking a selfie video. It

Save time and money on parking with ParkWhiz [50 Essential iOS Apps #38]

If you’re driving in a metro area and want to score the best deal on parking, check out ParkWhiz. It's the best parking app on iOS, saving your time and money. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

High-energy Apple Watch ads advise you to ‘close your rings’

Apple challenges Apple Watch users of any age to “close your rings” in a new series of high-energy ads for its smartwatch. The short, 15-second spots debuted on Apple’s Australian YouTube channel.

Apple won’t give your older MacBook an improved keyboard

Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup last week, and faster Intel processors weren’t the only thing to be excited about. The update also brought a quieter keyboard that’s less prone to being ruined

Organize your Apple accessories, Japanese-style [Deals]

Cupertino has a reputation for painstaking design. That’s as true of its charging bricks and watch straps as it is of the company’s mobile devices and computers. When it comes to packing all these

You can now listen to an opera about Steve Jobs on Apple Music

If you’ve ever wanted to listen to an opera based on the life of Steve Jobs, now’s your chance! Called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the 95-minute production comprises 19 different scenes from Jobs’