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Steve Jobs autograph is a bargain at only $20,000

As Apple collectibles go, a Steve Jobs autograph is almost as rare as the Apple 1. Both are pricey investments. However, a TIME magazine cover featuring Jobs and the signature he loathed giving out is

Improve your internet experience with Purify [50 Essential iOS Apps #7]

Purify ad blocker for iOS will kick those annoying JavaScript trackers and ads to the curb, providing you a faster, more private browsing experience. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Apple News lands its first exclusive with John McCain memoir

Apple is offering a free book excerpt from Senator John McCain’s new political memoir, The Restless Waves, coming out on May 22. The section, which is available through the Apple News app, is referred

Apple may be primed for disappointment in China

In a disastrous turn of events, Apple may have lost up to half its market share in Greater China, analysts report. A combination of poor adoption of Apple’s latest generation of iPhone handsets and

Save half on a subscription to Dashlane [Deals]

Using a password manager is a great way to make your online logins and forms easier and more secure. It organizes and deploys all of your login information from a central, secure location. So when you

Today in Apple history: First iPad 3G tablets land in customers’ hands

April 30, 2010: Almost a month after the first-gen Wi-Fi iPad went on sale, the first Wi-Fi + 3G models arrive in the hands of U.S. customers. The devices ship in boxes identical to the Wi-Fi-only

World’s most famous Apple analyst may no longer be reporting on Apple

When it comes to analysts and Apple-watchers, Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most accurate sources out there; having covered the Cupertino company in his job at KGI since early 2012. However, it seems

Apple delays production of cheaper $799 MacBook Air

Volume production of Apple’s budget MacBook Air has reportedly been delayed until the second half of 2018, according to sources in the supply chain. Usually reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Reddit user discovers Siri’s potty mouth

Siri may be a friendly (if slightly dim) neighborhood smart assistant, but not everything about Apple’s A.I. voice is entirely G-rated. Over the weekend, Reddit went Siri mad after one user noted that

Sprint and T-Mobile come together in controversial merger

Do you get your iPhone service from Sprint? Not for much longer. The third and fourth largest U.S. carriers just announced they’re merging. But the plan to join Sprint and T-Mobile is already drawing

Take a look at the largest collection of Apple prototypes anywhere

Just about all of us have a few classic Apple devices we just can’t bear to get rid of. But Hap Plain takes it to the next level. And beyond. He collects and sells Apple prototypes for top dollar. He

iPhone X is the best selling smartphone in the world?

There’s been a lot of pessimism about the iPhone X lately, but a market research firm says that this device was the top selling smartphone in the world by a wide margin in February. The company also

DAW Cassette, 1Blocker X, Bands in Town, and other awesome apps of the week

DAW Cassette, 1Blocker X, Bands in Town, and other awesome apps of the week (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Learn to create iPhone apps by actually making them [Deals]

There are something like 3 million apps in the App Store on any given day. So there’s plenty of evidence that almost anybody can make an app, including you. It just takes understanding the basics. The

Today in Apple history: Larry Ellison calls off Apple takeover plans

April 29, 1997: Steve Jobs’ friend Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, calls off his bid to take over Apple. Ellison’s plan is to reinstall Jobs, who is then just an adviser to Apple CEO Gil Amelio, as the

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Analysts have been extremely pessimistic about the iPhone X, with almost daily predictions that Apple’s top-of-the-line model was a flop. And they were all dead

Two days left to save on this hip mechanical keyboard [Deals]

When touchscreens and wafer-thin keyboards are the norm, the feeling of putting your fingers to work on an old typewriter is surprisingly satisfying. Heck, even an old chunky keyboard can bring a

Today in Apple history: iTunes Music Store opens its doors

April 28, 2003: Apple opens the iTunes Music Store, revolutionizing the music industry and digital distribution of content. At a time when getting music online mostly means illegal downloads from

iOS 11.3 jailbreak might never go public

The good news is that someone managed to create an iOS 11.3 jailbreak. The bad news is that the person who managed the trick probably won’t turn it into anything the general public can use. While this

We talk iPhone SE leaks, Steve Jobs saving Pixar, and the brightest flashlight on earth on The CultCast

This week on a very feisty episode of The CultCast: New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features; how Steve Jobs saved Pixar, then stole all their stock; MoviePass ends its unlimited movie