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Get those colorful Infograph complications back on your Apple Watch

Did your Apple Watch’s Infograph face go monochromatic for seemingly no reason at all? If upgrading to watchOS 6 sapped your Apple Watch Series 4 of all its multicolored complications, there’s an

Super-soft silicone keeps your new iPhone looking sweet

Elago’s super-soft silicone cases are a great way to ensure your brand new iPhone 11 will always look its best. They’re available now in a range of pretty colors, and they’re just $18. Apple’s new

iPhone 11 ultra-wide camera disappoints RAW shooters

What makes the iPhone 11 Pro a Pro smartphone? It’s definitely not the ultra-wide camera. According to Ben Sandofsky, co-developer of the photo app Halide, the ultra-wide camera does not support RAW

Google copies Apple Arcade with Play Pass subscription service

It didn’t take long for Google to catch up to Apple Arcade with its own gaming subscription service. Less than a week after the launch of Apple Arcade, Google revealed Play Pass this morning, offering

Nixed bilateral charging could have been iPhone 11 Pro exclusive

A teardown of the iPhone 11 done by iFixit finds this less-expensive model lacks any sign of inverse wireless charging. There were features apparently related to this feature discovered in the iPhone

Check out iOS 13’s amazing NFC-triggered Shortcuts

In iOS 13, the iPhone and trigger shortcuts when it read NFC stickers. Here are two cool Shortcuts that are triggered with NFC tags. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Amazon plans to launch cheaper AirPods alternative

Amazon is gearing up to take on Apple with its own set of wireless earbuds that pack some features AirPods can’t match. Apple’s HomePod speaker could get some tougher competition from Amazon too as

First watchOS 6.1 beta arrives for devs

The first beta build of watchOS 6.1 was seeded to developers this morning, one day before Apple is set to release iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to the public. WatchOS 6.1 beta 1 arrived alongside macOS

Galaxy Fold debacle nears its end with US launch coming Friday

Samsung’s demonstration on the dangers of letting one’s reach exceed one’s grasp is almost over. The Galaxy Fold, the first mass-market phone with a foldable display, will reach US customers’ hands on

Can’t figure out how to update apps in iOS 13? Here’s how.

Can't find the app update page in the iOS13 App Store? Don't panic. It's still there, but it's hidden, and much harder to use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

EarthNight is an endless runner set on the back of a frikkin’ dragon [Review]

An endless runner with gorgeous hand-painted graphics, in which you sprint on the backs of enormous flying dragons? Welcome to the world of EarthNight, one of the plentiful launch titles for Apple

iPhone 11 is first phone to survive this brutal torture test

We know Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup is its toughest yet. And a number of rudimentary drop tests have already proven that. But what do more scientific torture tests tell us about its strength?

iPhone 11 Pro Max wins highest-ever A+ score from DisplayMate

The experts at DisplayMate positively gushed about the quality of the screen in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, saying it’s “almost certainly considerably better than your existing Smartphone, 4K UHD TV,

Apple will make the new Mac Pro in Texas

Apple today confirmed that its brand new Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas. It will soon enter production at the same facility where the last Mac Pro was assembled. The move is part of

Got a new Apple Watch? Now get the best price for your old one

Now that you have your shiny new Apple Watch Series 5, it’s time to make back some of the money you just spent by selling your old model. But don’t take it to the Apple Store. Apple will offer you

Price of iPhone 11 with space history is out of this world

Caviar is a Russian jeweler that routinely applies precious gems and gold-plating to iPhones to sell to the rich. Now it is working with new materials – pieces of the Titanic and the first manned

Drop test confirms iPhone 11 is a tank

Apple advertised the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro’s toughness as one of the new devices’ big selling points. But just how durable are Apple’s latest handsets? Reviewers seemed unwilling to test this out, lest

Apple chipmaker may start volume production of 5nm chips in March

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is just making its way into customers’ hands. But work is already underway for next year’s handset refresh. According to a new report, Apple chipmaker TSMC is gearing up to

Protect your online privacy and security with a VPN [Deals]

If you’re not already using a VPN, you’re leaving yourself exposed to tons of online threats. From trackers to hackers to snoops and content restrictions, there are lots of online headaches and

Oprah’s Book Club finds new home in Apple Books

Oprah’s Book Club has landed in Apple Books, connecting readers worldwide to “stories that truly matter by today’s most thought-provoking authors.” Its arrival comes weeks before Oprah’s new TV show