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iPhone manufacturers are hurting from uncertainty about future plans

Apple is reportedly dropping Touch ID altogether this year in favor of Face ID for its next-gen iPhones. However, Apple is still keeping its suppliers in the dark about plans, a new report suggests.

Bid now for an original Beta copy of the iconic 1984 Mac ad

Want to own a genuine rare piece of Apple history? Up for auction right now is an original Beta cassette dub from 1983, containing two different edits of Ridley Scott’s iconic “Nineteen Eighty-Four”

Take the pain out of dealing with PDFs [Deals]

PDFs are the go-to format for documents of all kinds. They’re convenient and make everything from forms to novels look great. But many people know that PDFs can be a real pain if you’re doing anything

New Fortnite skins spilled in latest update files

Fortnite’s latest update has revealed a bunch of new cosmetics that are coming soon to Battle Royale. Players can look forward to at least two new outfits and a new pickaxe skin. Epic has also added

Here’s who Apple will call to the stand in its latest Samsung trial

Apple has revealed which executives will be taking the stand when it comes to court for its latest bout with Samsung — and, no, sadly that doesn’t include Tim Cook or Jony Ive. Instead, at Apple’s May

Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch

April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.” Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the

Fortnite update brings Clinger grenade, mobile control tweaks

Fortnite’s latest content update is rolling out now with a new Clinger grenade, a tweak for mobile controls, and a long list of bug fixes and performance improvements. Epic has also added the ability

New iPad ads showcase Apple Pencil versatility

Apple wants everyone to know about the Apple Pencil compatibility with this year’s 9.7-inch iPad refresh — and a new series of ads aims to help with that mission. Appearing on Apple’s U.K. YouTube

New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features

Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a

Apple doubles OLED orders from Samsung, but there’s a catch

Apple is upping its use of OLED displays for this year’s iPhone refresh — and it wants a better deal as a result. As was the case last year, this year’s iPhone displays will reportedly be manufactured

Apple pays at least $1 million for Ed Sheeran documentary

Apple continues to add to its collection of movies and TV shows, with the latest acquisition a documentary about Ed Sheeran called Songwriter. At this point, Apple is paying for a dozen TV shows to be

How is the iPhone X selling?

The iPhone 8 is Apple’s best-selling model, and the larger 8 Plus is in second place. The controversial iPhone X is currently Apple’s third best-selling model, according to a market analysis firm.

Apple throws shade at Android in hilarious iPhone ads

Apple is back with a new set of ads aiming to get Android users to switch to iPhone. The two new ads showcase Portrait Mode and Portrait Lightning on the newest iPhones, while also bragging about the

Lay your head on these plush Apple apps

Two Apple geeks were dating during Christmas 2007 when the young man of this story, Roberto Hoyos, made his girlfriend hand-sewn pillows that looked like Mac desktop icons. A picture of the finished

Best wireless iPhone chargers now that AirPower is dead

Owners of late-model iPhones (starting with iPhone 8) can stash all their old Lightning cables in a desk drawer and start charging their phone more easily with a wireless charger. Instead of sticking

Control this window air conditioner with your iPhone

When people think of home automation, something like the Nest thermostat probably leaps to mind first. But not everyone needs something that elaborate. For those who needs are simpler, GE just

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your ISP is slow, and may be selling your browsing data to anyone who wants it. Here's how to stop your ISP tracking you with custom Cloudflare DNS. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

iPhone X users love the ‘notch’

More than 90 percent of iPhone X users like the design without a Home button, according to a scientific survey. That’s good news for Apple, as most of the 2018 models are expected to use a similar

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam under antitrust investigation

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is now under investigation by antitrust regulators in Europe. The European Commission is concerned that the deal will give Apple an unfair advantage in stealing users

Tweak your photos to perfection with Snapseed [50 Essential iOS Apps #4]

If you're looking for fine-tuned photo editing, Snapseed is a powerful, free photo editor for iOS that helps revive and tweak your shots. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)