Cult of Mac: news on page 405

A glimpse of Apple’s in-display fingerprint scanner that will never be

When Apple decided to create a bezel-less iPhone, it needed a replacement for the fingerprint scanner in the Home button. The company decided to go with facial recognition, but also looked into

Tweetbot 3 for Mac brings night mode and video previews

Tweetbot has long been our favorite third-party Twitter client for a whole bunch of awesome reasons — and now there’s even more. Tweetbot 3 today landed on macOS, bringing night mode, GIF and video

Brainwavz B200 earbuds sound, and feel, better than AirPods [Review]

Looking for a new set of earbuds for the summer? Brainwavz Audio’s B200 earbuds deliver high-fidelity audio with impressive clarity and detail. Plus, their over-the-ear design won’t frustrate you by

AirFly lets you pair your AirPods with almost anything

AirPods might be the best wireless earphones money can buy, but they don’t play nicely with everything. AirFly is a tiny gadget from Twelve South that changes that by making any device with a 3.5mm

Finding unbiased jurors for Apple vs. Samsung trial wasn’t easy

There have been no shortage of days in court in the ongoing Samsung vs. Apple legal battle, which has raged since 2012. Something that is lacking? Unbiased jurors, apparently. While a new round of

Fortnite challenge guide for season 4, week 3

Buyers of the season four Battle Pass can now complete the week three challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale. There are seven altogether — four easy and three hard — which will earn you a total of 50

Get in on the AI gold rush with these essential skills [Deals]

The artificial intelligence industry is exploding. Machines might be coming to take our jobs, but working in AI is also one of the most lucrative gigs you can get, with salaries that reach into the 6

Fast-growing Apple Music has a massive 50 million active users

Apple Music has passed the 50 million active user mark, just one month after it passed the 40 million user landmark. Tim Cook shared the news during an interview with Bloomberg Television, during

Today in Apple history: Apple reinvents the computer store

May 15, 2001: Steve Jobs flips the script on the dreadful experience of computer shopping, unveiling an ambitious plan to open 25 innovative Apple stores across the United States. The first two Apple

Tim Cook told Trump tariffs are the wrong way to deal with China

Tim Cook has shared some of the details of his recent meeting with President Donald Trump, during which he reportedly criticized the White House’s trade war with China. “I felt that tariffs were not

Snapchat introduces six-second ads that users can’t skip

Snapchat has started rolling out unskippable ads, promoting everything from the new Deadpool movie to Snapple and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 handset. These six-second ads currently appear only in the

Apple now has second biggest fleet of self-driving test cars in California

Apple still hasn’t publicly announced its plans when it comes to autonomous cars. However, in the meantime it continues to grow its fleet of self-driving test cars — which are now the second largest

Brydge 12.9 Series II iPad Pro keyboard lighter, faster, and brighter

A second version of the Brydge 12.9 add-on keyboard for the largest iPad Pro will debut in July. Its all-aluminium casing will weigh less than its predecessor’s, it will use a newer version of

Alligator leather makes Hadoro AirPods more luxurious and expensive

Apple’s AirPods are more than wireless headphones; they’re fashion accessories. Hadoro AirPods take that to the next level by using alligator leather to make something any starlet or internet

Google One offers more cloud storage for less money

Google cut the price for 2TB cloud storage plan in half, and created a new 200GB option. It also redubbed all its online storage under a new “Google One” name. The goal seems to be to make Google’s

Apple shows off iPhone X’s studio skills in new video

Apple debuted a new ad today that showcases the incredible powers of Portrait Mode on the iPhone X. The fun new ad is similar in style to some of the wild Face ID ads Apple put out earlier this year

How to change Siri’s accent on iPhone and iPad, and why you shouldn’t

Changing Siri's accent is easy, but should you? Does switching Siri to Australian make Siri less able to recognise your U.S. English accent? Or is Siri so bad it doesn't matter? Here's how to change

How to protect your Mac, iPhone, iPad from Efail email exploit

Researchers in Europe have discovered a way to read the contents of encrypted emails sent with iOS and macOS devices. The so-called Efail exploit is significant enough that the Electronic Frontier

Spiffy new iPhone X cases look like original iMac and iPhone

I test a lot of iPhone cases and rarely get comments. Most of them aren’t that distinctive. But a new iMac-inspired case from Spigen attracted the attention of my teenage kids and even elicited a

Divide and conquer your Mac photo library

This post is presented by Fat Cat Software, maker of PowerPhotos. If there’s one thing photo libraries do, it’s grow. And as they increase in size, they also become harder to organize. Duplicates