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Zuckerberg fires back at Cook over Facebook privacy diss

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken exception to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments that Facebook doesn’t care about its customers because it sells their data to advertisers. Zuck went on the defensive

This mechanical wireless keyboard combines the best of new and old [Deals]

Keyboards have come a long way, but not always in a better direction. Get your hands on a clackety old mechanical keyboard and you may wonder why soft keys became a thing. And the look of old

Today in Apple history: Microsoft’s first hardware debuts … on the Apple II

April 2, 1979: Microsoft releases its first hardware product, a microprocessor card that plugs into the Apple II computer. Coming several years before the first version of Windows, the Z80 SoftCard

Moog Model D, Fortnite and other awesome apps of the week

A great music-making app recreating one of the all time great synthesizers on iOS is just one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a superb Twitter client

Score thousands of WordPress themes and templates [Deals]

Anyone who works in design knows the value of a good library of assets and templates. That definitely applies for WordPress, where getting designing a page can quickly add up to hours. So if you do

Today in Apple history: Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Woz and Ron Wayne

April 1, 1976: The Apple Computer Company gets its start as founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne set out to sell the $666 Apple-1 computer. Apple will not officially become a

This alarm clock recharges your gadgets while you rest [Deals]

Having reminders on our phones is super convenient. But no touchscreen can replace the satisfaction of slapping an actual snooze button on a good old alarm clock. Well the Sandman Clock isn’t old, in

Today in Apple history: First iPad reviews hail a true game-changer

March 31, 2010: The world gets its first sense of how the iPad measures up, as the first reviews hit the internet. The consensus? That there’s no Flash, no USB, no multitasking — but that it’s a whole

Apple seeks an army of engineers to make Siri smarter

Apple wants to hire 142 people for Siri-related jobs, almost twice as many as this time last year. Clearly, the company is serious about turning around its troubled voice-driven digital assistant.

iOS developers get new tools that let you download and delete iCloud data

Apple is giving developers new tools that will allow iPhone and iPad users to download and delete any personal information being stored in iCloud. Developers received word of the new tools today which

What to expect from WWDC 2018

What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018. Every year, the event gives Cupertino execs a chance to

Apple augmented reality system could make us better drivers

Bad drivers may soon get some crucial tips on the road from Apple, if the company’s latest patent ever becomes a reality. While everyone in tech is working on driverless car systems, it appears that

Amazing Songmaker Kit has everything you need for making music on the go

Roli's modular Songmaker Kit combines a keyboard, a drum pad, and a looper into one super-portable package. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

New 9.7-inch iPad lands in Apple stores

The wait to pick up Apple’s cheapest 9.7-inch iPad ever over. You can now order the new 9.7-inch iPad online and pick it up the same day at Apple stores across the United States. Customers who already

Chinese smugglers use drones to deliver iPhones

Criminals in China have discovered a brilliant new use for drones: smuggling valuable iPhones. Authorities in China arrested 26 suspects that were found using drones to smuggle $80 million worth of

Bassgate: Did software update sap HomePod audio?

Apple’s software update released yesterday for the new HomePod may have altered the sound quality on its smart speaker. Many angry HomePod owners that installed the update yesterday have taken to

macOS 10.13.4 lands with eGPU support and business chat in iMessage

Mac owners can finally use an external GPU to boost their computing power now that Apple has released macOS 10.13.4 to the public. The software update has been in beta testing with developers for

Give your iPhone camera the feel of a DSLR [Deals]

Your iPhone takes great pictures, but it doesn’t feel like a camera. After all, cameras are easy to grip and hold steady, and that’s by design. But the design for phones focuses on being sleek and

The new iPad excites us! It’s true, and we’ll tell you why on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple has powered up the new iPad so much, it’s hard to resist! We’ll tell you why we’re so excited. Plus: What you need to know about iOS 11.3; everything Apple revealed at

Today in Apple history: Apple goes to war with The Beatles again

March 30, 2006: A court case begins that once again pits Apple Computer against Apple Corps, aka The Beatles’ record label and holding company. The lawsuit caps a long-running legal battle between the