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iPad keyboard gives up its secrets in new Apple video

The iPad keyboard can quickly enter over a hundred characters, if you know all the tricks. A new video from Apple shows how to type numbers without switching keyboards. It also demonstrates how to

Apple headphones concept mashes AirPod with HomePod

It’s an open secret that Apple is developing its own over-the-ear headphones, separate from Beats’ products. Well-known designer Martin Hajek dreamed up suggestions for how these super-size AirPods

How to get the iPad’s Lock-Screen Notes on iPhone

Did you know that you can use the iPad's lock-screen notes on the iPhone? It uses 3D touch, and it might actually be better than the original. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple says repealing Obama’s Clean Power Plan is bad for business

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump administration wants to get rid of the Clean Power Plan, a move that Apple now publicly opposes. A statement from Apple to the agency this

See how ARKit will make grocery shopping easier

Searching my local grocery stores endless aisles of offerings of food is one of my least favorite things about being an adult, but thanks to the power of ARKit, apps are about to completely change the

When to expect big price drops on new iPad models

The 2018 iPad Pro is a huge improvement over its predecessors. It also costs a heap of money. But there is a sneaky way to save a bit. Or consider the the 9.7-inch iPad unveiled last spring. It

Bewitching Starman: Tale of Light iOS puzzle game goes free

What’s better than a great game? A great free game. Thanks to a new promotion from Apple, that describes Starman: Tale of Light, a dream-like puzzle game for iPhone and iPad which now won’t cost you a

Name your price for a dive into deep learning and AI [Deals]

Every day, the fields of deep learning and artificial intelligence grow more relevant. Machine learning is still in its infancy, so now is a great time to start learning. And if you’re interested in

Today in Apple history: Future Apple CEO John Sculley is born

April 6, 1939: John Sculley is born in New York City. He will grow up to be hailed as a business and marketing genius, eventually overseeing Apple’s transformation into the most profitable personal

App Store actually shrank in size last year — and that’s a good thing

Apple traditionally brags about the size of its App Store, but the vaunted app repository may actually have gotten smaller, not bigger, last year. The App Store reportedly declined 5 percent in size

Snapchat’s AR Lenses finally arrive on iPhone X

The iPhone X’s exclusive AR Snapchat Lenses were first shown off at the iPhone X keynote last year. Jump forward seven months and Snap has finally gotten around to releasing them. Available only to

Curved iPhone mockups look like Nokia’s famous ‘banana phone’

Apple is reportedly working on a curved iPhone that would allow users to control it by hovering their hands over the screen. Unlike the edges seen on Samsung’s curved handsets, or the subtle curves

Tim Cook will attend deposition as part of Apple’s ongoing battle with Qualcomm

Tim Cook will attend a deposition on June 27 as part of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s lawsuit accuses Apple of lying to regulators in order to spur investigations into

Twelve South first to put Apple Watch on your arm

Note: Twelve South does not ship outside of the United States. The Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. An

Developers create a touchscreen MacBook for just $1

There’s good news for everyone who wants a MacBook with a touchscreen. A group of developers came up with a way that cost them just $1 in hardware. The process involves the laptop’s webcam, a mirror,

Apple adds new alert when your iPhone battery is failing

iOS 11.3 has a new warning that users of older iPhones should dread. It’s a notification that the device shut down because the battery couldn’t provide peak power. Here’s what to do if this happens to

See just how awesome Apple Pencil can be in Notes

Apple is making sure new iPad owners know all about the tablet’s new tricks with its series of educational how-to videos that keep coming out with updates. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s new how-to

iPhone music app comes up with endless, catchy song ideas

Fortamento is a song ideas generator for iPhone music, and it comes up with an endless supply of surprisingly fresh and useful melodies and chord progressions. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Apple will give shareholders $100 billion thanks to Trump

Apple stockpiled $252.3 billion overseas, but it’s bringing that money back to America. A market analysts predicts the company will spend $100 billion of it on its stock buyback and dividend program.

How to collect vintage Macs and other computers for fun (and maybe profit)

Some people only care about the latest technology. For others, collecting the significant computers of the past — whether it’s an iconic first-gen Macintosh or iPhone, or failures like Apple’s