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How Facebook data scandal could boost Apple

Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a backlash is brewing against the way tech giants like Facebook monetize data. This could result in government regulation, which has the potential to upend

How indie developers can use video to market their apps

This post is brought to you by MacPaw, maker of Setapp. As indie developers, we can get too caught up in how things work — what features our product has, what users can do with it. It often seems like

Apple beefs up Safari security with iOS 11.3

The just-released iOS 11.3 requires Safari users to tap in web pages to AutoFill their user names and passwords. This means extra work for you, but it’s also more secure. Another change in the latest

How to use Pages’ cool new Image Galleries

Pages 4.0 adds Image Galleries to your documents. They look amazing whether you're just creating as presentation, or creating an eBook. Here's how to use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

watchOS 4.3 launches with new Nightstand mode, music controls and more

Apple Watch owners can finally download the first big software update of 2018 for Apple’s wearable. watchOS 4.3 launched to the public this morning, adding a bunch of small new features and

Week’s best Apple deals: Get the new iPad at discount!

An iPad sale? Already?!? If you want to save on the new iPad that Apple unveiled this week, you’re in luck. Best Buy is offering the tablet at the best price with a store gift card. Plus, save on

iOS 11.3 could be missing two big features when it goes public

iOS 11.3 could be missing two big features when it finally makes its public debut this spring. Messages on iCloud and AirPlay 2 are notably missing from early release notes. Both features, which were

Foobot is the smart air monitor that warns you of indoor pollution [Review]

Thunderclap Newman once sang that there’s something in the air. The Foobot smart air monitor promises to tell you what that something is. Designed to detect a variety of air conditions in your home,

Tim Cook doesn’t care if you use your iPhone to look at porn

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did. During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err,

Latest Apple Pay promo saves you 20% on sporting goods

This week’s Apple Pay promotion could get you 20 percent off when you buy sporting goods from Fanatics. You’ll need to spend a minimum of $25 to qualify for the offer, which is valid until April 4.

Score 2 years of top-tier NordVPN for less than $3 a month [Deals]

You’ve probably seen us recommending our readers get a VPN. It’s one of the easiest and most reliable ways to keep your online life anonymous and secure. The reminders are common, but deals on

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 owners get Antennagate payout

March 29, 2012: Apple settles its “Antennagate” controversy by giving affected iPhone 4 owners the chance to claim a whopping $15 payout. The settlement covers customers who experienced problems with

Curated ‘Music Videos’ section debuts in Apple Music app

Apple Music subscribers have started spotting a “Music Videos” section in their Apple Music app, which can be found by looking in the “Browse” tab. While music videos have been available in Apple

ARKit apps have been downloaded 13 million times so far

iOS users have installed upwards of 13 million augmented reality apps since Apple debuted ARKit back in September, a new report from Sensor Tower Store Intelligence suggests. That’s up from 3 million

Fortnite gets party text chat, big improvements on iOS

Epic Games is now rolling out its latest Fortnite patch, adding new weapons, new game modes, and more. There are big improvements for those who play on iOS, too — including the addition of party text

Apple lays out its powerful vision for the classroom of the future

Apple has been involved in education for 40 years, and has placed itself squarely at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. This event was a showcase of their continued dedication to

iPhone is made in America, Tim Cook insists

It clearly makes Tim Cook angry that people think the iPhone is made in China. “It’s not true that iPhone isn’t built in the United States,” Apple’s CEO said today. The design work definitely happens

Tim Cook disses Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook threw some major shade at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during an interview this morning discussing Apple’s stances on education and user privacy. Facebook has come under fire over

iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which is right for you?

Apple’s most affordable iPad is now even greater. With a faster A10 processor and support for Apple Pencil, it’s closer to the iPad Pro than it’s ever been. And yet, it’s less than half the price —

Facebook delays smart speaker as privacy scandal grows

Embroiled in controversy, Facebook has delayed the release of its smart speaker. Caught leaking data on millions of its users, the company apparently decided this would be the wrong time to introduce