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Samsung ad disses iPhone’s lack of Portrait Mode video

Samsung’s unleashed its latest attack ad on Apple this morning as fans queued up online to pre-order the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The short ad tells iPhone lovers to switch to the Galaxy

iOS 13 won’t nerf your older iPhone

Head-to-head tests show that models as old as the iPhone 6S run iOS 13 at least as fast as iOS 12, and some devices see a performance boost. The same is true for battery life: testing indicates

Congress wants to read Tim Cook’s emails for antitrust investigation

House Judiciary Committee leaders want Tim Cook to turn over his emails and other information as part of a possible antitrust investigation. Cook is one of dozens of executives from Apple, Facebook,

iPhone 11 supposedly capable of two-way wireless charging

One feature we expected but didn’t get from the iPhone 11 lineup is two-way wireless charging. But Apple could surprise us with it later. It is claimed the newest handsets have the necessary hardware,

Google agrees to pay France $1.1 billion to end tax investigation

Google will pay a total of $1.1 billion to end a four-year probe into its tax activities in France. This is a combination of fine and repayment of additional taxes Google didn’t pay first time around.

Get a sleek set of wireless, noise-canceling headphones at a discount [Deals]

Headphones connect us to our favorite music, shows and other content. Why complicate that connection with ambient noise and tangled cables? Avantree Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are a

iPhone 11 shipping dates already slipping fast

You may miss out on launch day delivery if you haven’t already preordered your shiny new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max. Shipping dates have already started slipping for many models after preorders

iOS 13 flaw exposes all your contacts data

A newly-discovered flaw in iOS 13 lets anyone access your contacts without your passcode. It takes just a few simple steps to bypass your iPhone’s lockscreen and see every phone number, email address,

The wild tech buried in iPhone 11 Pro, and why an October Apple hardware is likely, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Everything you need to know about iPhone 11 and 11 Pro! We dive deep into the coolest features buried in Apple’s newest iPhones. Plus: Our reactions to everything announced

Dropcam founder reportedly leaving Apple

Dropcam founder Greg Duffy, who went to Apple in 2017 to work on special projects, has reportedly left the company. Google acquired Wi-Fi home camera company Dropcam in 2014. However, Duffy fell out

It’s time to order your new iPhone 11

The wait is finally over. You can now order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max from the Apple Online Store and compatible carriers. All three handsets will be available from Friday,

Apple’s leadership structure could cause headaches in the future

Apple’s always been a relatively flat company in terms of corporate structure. But that may be posing a challenge, as a new report on the company’s leadership suggests. As a result of Apple’s employee

Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 11 pre-orders

Apple’s Online Apple Store has gone down ahead of the iPhone 11 pre-orders in the early hours of this morning at 5am PST. When it comes back, customers will be free to order one of Apple’s new iPhone

Score a massive 5 terabytes of personal cloud storage [Deals]

Cloud storage is a seriously useful resource. That’s true whether you’re a digital professional or just have a lot of files to back up. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive. So this massively

Apple adds ‘grace period’ for subscription app bills

Apple will no longer immediately cut off subscriptions if there’s a problem with the payment method. Users will have a “grace period” to continue using the service or application while Apple contacts

Best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 5

Have a brand new Apple Watch on the way? You’ll want some sweet accessories to go with it. A stellar charging stand that keeps your pricey wearable out of the way while you’re not wearing it is a

If this is iPhone 11 camera’s Night mode, we can’t wait

It’s easy to be wowed by the photos Apple shows at the yearly iPhone launch event. Pre-production models are put in the hands of professional photographers skilled enough to deliver results with any

3D Touch disappears, and that’s great for people who love it [Opinion]

If Apple did not replace 3D Touch with Haptic Touch in iOS 13, we would never have gotten the truly useful feature on iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Get back-to-school iPhone security (and free Beats headphones)

This back-to-school iPhone security post is presented by Dashlane. Headed off to college? Hopefully you’re well-outfitted with great hardware, cool accessories and all the productivity apps you can

iPhone 11 corrects the biggest mistake of the Jony Ive era

The first new iPhone since Jony Ive left Apple is thicker, heavier and longer lasting. Is better iPhone battery life a coincidence? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)