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Watch today’s big Google I/O keynote live right here

Google I/O 2018 kicks off today in Mountain View, California. The two day event starts with a big Google keynote that will see the company lay out its plans for the future of its biggest products,

Philips Hue update makes colorful lighting even easier

If you’ve got Philips Hue lighting in your home then you’ll want to make sure to upgrade to the latest version of the associated iOS app. Making the company’s smart home lighting even smarter — both

Strength is the missing Activity Ring. Here’s how you can close it.

The Activity Rings on your Apple Watch don’t provide a complete picture of your fitness. There is one important ring missing: Strength. The Rock didn’t get ripped just by standing up once an hour. And

A round Apple Watch isn’t totally out of the question

The Apple Watch has come a long way since it was first introduced back in 2015. One thing it hasn’t done? Gone circular, with Apple instead opting to stick with its rectangular display for all

Score dozens of sensors and a Raspberry Pi [Deals]

Raspberry Pi is a nearly limitless platform for all kinds of projects. It’s also a great way to bridge the physical and digital worlds, and a window into the internet of things. But to do that, you

Twitter tests ‘Secret’ encrypted messaging feature

Twitter is testing a “Secret” messaging feature that will protect users’ private messages with end-to-end encryption. The feature has already been baked into the Twitter app for Android, but it hasn’t

Today in Apple history: 1997’s ‘MacBook Air’ weighed 4.4 pounds

May 8, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 2400c laptop, a 4.4-pound “subnotebook” that’s the MacBook Air of its day. The PowerBook 2400c predicts the rise of speedy, lightweight notebooks, while also

Gmail gets Snooze and Google Pay support on iOS

Google has begun rolling out a big Gmail update for iPhone and iPad, adding the ability to snooze emails and send money via Google Pay. The release comes less than a week after Google confirmed it is

Foxconn wants a piece of Apple’s future MicroLED plans

Apple is reportedly going all-in on MicroLED displays, and long-time supplier Foxconn wants to get in on the action! According to a new report, the Foxconn Group recently took a 7.32 percent share in

Supersized iPhone X display will be whole inch bigger than iPhone 8 Plus

The larger iPhone X Plus will be roughly the same size as the current 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, a new report claims. Despite that, its greatly reduced bezel will give it a screen size of 6.5 inches,

Bill Gates admits ‘Apple’s an amazing company’

The co-founder of Microsoft joined the chorus of voices speaking positively about Apple today. Bill Gates’ relationship with Apple goes back to the very dawn of the company, and he and Steve Jobs were

Microsoft Your Phone app lets your PC and iPhone work better together

Microsoft unveiled an app today designed to allow Windows users to show the text messages and notifications from their smartphone. Plus, Your Phone will make moving images between phone and PC easier.

All app updates must support iPhone X screen, iOS 11 SDK

Apple just put its foot down about supporting its latest tech. Starting in July, every update submitted to the App Store must take full advantage of the iPhone X’s Super Retina display. They also must

Apple closes in on $1 trillion market cap

The race to become the world’s first $1 trillion company is nearly complete with Apple share prices soaring on the stock market today. Trading of AAPL stock hit 187.60 per share during the morning

How to restrict what your kids can watch on YouTube

YouTube's restrictions mean that you can let you kids watch endless hours of video without once checking up on them. Here's how to enable YouTube restrictions. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Every TV show and movie currently in the works at Apple [Updated]

The star-studded Apple TV show lineup is starting to look like it could become a legitimate contender to Netflix and HBO. After going on a Hollywood spending spree in the last eight months, Apple

These sleek cases are like leather gloves for your MacBook

This post is presented by Harber London. MacBooks are workhorse machines, but they’re also luxury items. The consideration that goes into their design and form is just as much a reason for owning one

Apple just squashing bugs with latest iOS and macOS betas

The fourth beta of the next versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS just became available for developers. Apple has apparently reached the point where it’s not adding new features to these, but is

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Retrobatch is a batch image processor from the maker of Acorn. It can process whole folders of images, and even detect which photos contain hotdogs. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Stay secured with VPN App [Essential iOS Apps #10] is an easy to use, easy to understand VPN app for iOS (and Mac, Android, Windows) that can help keep you safe. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)