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DIY iPhone memory upgrade is possible, but not worth it

Ever wondered what it would take to give your iPhone more storage? Apple charges a lot for additional room; maybe you could save a bundle by buying a low capacity version and upgrade the iPhone memory

FTC: Third-party repairs don’t invalidate your iPhone warranty

The Federal Trade Commission warned companies today not to tell customers that using independent repair facilities invalidates the warranties on their phones, video game consoles, or cars. Doing so is

Tim Cook gives Saudi prince firsthand tour of Apple Park

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Apple’s new headquarters in California as part of his tour across the western U.S., during which he aims to change the country’s perspective on Saudi

How to leave Facebook and Twitter while staying social

Start your own microblog, and any can follow you, just like Twitter and Instagram, only you own everything your create. Leave Facebook today. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on new and refurbished MacBooks

This week you can find big discounts on the MackBook Pro and a refurbished MacBook Air. Plus, you can save big on refurbished iPhones, discounted iTunes gift cards, and combo charging stands for your

Elevate your Apple Watch with handmade cuff straps at $30 off [Watch Store]

Feeling a bit rugged? Go ahead and swap out the standard strap that comes with your new Series 3 for something a little more unique. The Cuff Strap by Jack Foster fits the bill, and the rich leather

Instagram’s new feature mimics Portrait Mode on older iPhones

Getting perfect Portrait Mode photos no longer requires an iPhone with two camera lenses. Instagram revealed a new feature today that mimics the blurry depth of field on Portrait Mode photos, only it

Pro Tip: Pin Safari’s tabs so you can find them faster

Pinning tabs in Safari for Mac is easy, and it makes finding them a lot quicker in a crowded browser. Heres' how to pin Safari tabs. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone still reigns supreme among U.S. teens

Figuring out teens is a challenge for parents and teachers, but there’s one thing you can count on: teenagers love iPhone. A new study shows that a whopping 82 percent of them own one. And that number

Apple grabs sci-fi show based on Asimov’s Foundation trilogy

Apple is ready to tackle one of the most ambitious sci-fi projects in the history of Hollywood after the company greenlit a new TV series based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. The new TV show is being

Get Apple’s new (PRODUCT)RED wallpaper on any iPhone now

Apple’s fancy new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8, now available to preorder for delivery next Friday, ships with an exclusive new wallpaper. It’s already available to download, which means you can enjoy it on

Unseen Steve Jobs interview shares business secrets

Who wouldn’t have wanted Steve Jobs to have visited their university class for a casual Q&A with the students? That’s what folks at MIT were lucky enough to experience in 1992. Running NeXT at the

Face ID could replace passwords on your favorite websites

Face ID could become even more useful thanks to a newly launched Web Authentication standard, which could replace regular web passcodes with biometric identification. This is via an API created by the

Last chance to grab 10 top-shelf Mac apps for pennies on the dollar [Deals]

To get the most out of your Mac, it takes a good stable of apps. With all the options available on the App Store, though, it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve got a can’t-miss,

Preorder your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 or iPhone X folio now

Apple is now accepting preorders for its new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Prices start at $699, and both devices are scheduled to start arriving on Friday, April 13. Apple’s new

Clever case makes carrying Apple Watch and its essentials easy

Traveling with Apple Watch is a fairly simple affair: strap on your watch and go. Traveling with all the extra accessories, however, is a serious pain in the butt. There’s that 6-foot charging cable,

Instagram tests another feature ripped from Snapchat

Instagram’s assault on Snapchat continues, with the photo sharing platform now testing its own take on Snapcodes. Customizable “Nametags” make it easier for users to share their account name using

Here’s what Facebook CEO will say in congressional testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a House of Representatives committee this week, concerning the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Ahead of time, Facebook has released a

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses control of the Mac

April 10, 1985: During a fateful meeting, Apple CEO John Sculley threatens to resign unless the company’s board of directors removes Steve Jobs as executive VP and general manager of the Macintosh

MLB 9 for iOS gives you your baseball gaming fix on the go

Baseball season is here, and if you’re a fan, we’ve got the perfect game for you! Developers Com2us has returned with the latest installment in their yearly franchise, MLB 9 Innings Baseball 18. The