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How to master the Apple Watch Dock

The Apple Watch Dock is a powerful feature that makes the wearable way easier to use. Here’s how to bend it to your will. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple seeds iOS 13.2 beta 3 to developers

Apple is back with a brand new beta build of iOS 13.2 less than a week after seeding the second beta to developers. iOS 13.2 beta 3 builds on the last two betas that added over 57 new emoji to iPhone

Rayman Mini brings ant-sized, side-scrolling fun to Apple Arcade

A new trailer shows off the fun of Rayman Mini, a new entry in this long-running series. This time, the hero with the floating hands and feet has been shrunk to the size of an insect. Watch the

Apple Watch’s biggest assembler wants out in 2020

Quanta Computer could stop making Apple Watches and give its dedicated assembly facility the boot sometime next year, according to sources in China. It is believed the company currently has “profit

Microsoft brings dark mode to Office apps on iOS

Microsoft today rolled out a bunch of updates that bring a long-awaited dark mode to its Office suite on iOS. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are all a little easier on the eyes (if you want them

EU antitrust regulators start Apple Pay inquiry

Apple Pay, the iPhone’s built-in payment system, is reportedly in the sights of EU investigators. They are looking into whether Apple is giving its system an unfair advantage over competitors.

Apple premieres For All Mankind ahead of TV+ debut

Apple this week premiered For All Mankind at the Regency Village theater in Westwood, California, ahead of its Apple TV+ debut. The new space drama, from Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner

Utilize AI to create eye-popping photos with Luminar [Deals]

In the age of Instagram filters, just taking the photo isn’t enough. These days photos don’t stand out unless they’re properly cropped, color-adjusted, de-noised and generally polished. But if you’re

MOBA hit League of Legends coming to Android and iOS in 2020

League of Legends, the hugely successful multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from Riot Games, is finally coming to Android and iOS. It has been 10 years since the title made its debut, and it

Apple TV+ commits to second season of space drama For All Mankind

Apple is so confident about its space-based drama For All Mankind that the show has reportedly been renewed for a second season even before the launch date. This is one of the programs premiering with

Apple Card isn’t reflected in your credit score… yet

Any late payments made so far to an Apple Card account haven’t hurt your credit rating. Not yet, anyway. That’s because the bank that’s backing the card, Goldman Sachs, reportedly isn’t giving

Transporter app simplifies submitting software, music, video to Apple

Apple posted a Transporter application to the Mac App Store to make it easier for creators to send content to the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books or the iTunes Store. Previously, this was a

Latest iOS 13 update fixes problems in Mail, Health, iCloud and more

Apple continues the lengthy bug hunt in its iPhone and iPad operating systems. iOS 13.1.3 fixes ten problems that made it through the three previous versions introduced in less than a month. iPadOS

Goldman Sachs CEO calls Apple Card ‘most successful credit-card launch ever’

Apple Card is off to smashing start, according to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. During an earnings call this morning, Solomon updated investors on the status of Apple Card which launched in the US

Crazy customizer weaves piece of Steve Jobs’ sweater into iPhone 11 Pro

Steve Jobs didn’t like to sign autographs. So imagine what he might think if he had lived to so see one of his black turtleneck sweaters get cut up so that the tiny squares of fabric could be embedded

Why can’t you turn off Personal Hotspot in iOS 13?

iOS 13 has fixed up the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot settings, but it looks like you can never turn it off. WTH is going on? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Google takes aim at Apple with Pixel 4, Pixel Buds and more

Google is gunning for Apple with a wave of new products designed to compete with everything from the iPhone to AirPods. During its hour-long event this morning, Google revealed its best smartphone

Apple wants to put a computer on your finger

Apple engineers put considerable thought into a “wearable electronic ring computing device” small enough to put on a finger. The proposed smart ring would have a touchscreen and work closely with

Apple Pay expands its reach to more banks across Europe

Apple Pay is now supported by a number of new banks across Europe. Bunq in Austria, ING in Germany, and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands have all adopted Apple’s mobile payments service. Phyre in Bulgaria

Beats Solo Pro headphones drop with active noise cancellation

An Apple subsidiary has stolen a march on the AirPods line by launching Beats Solo Pro, headphones with active noise cancellation. But this isn’t a set of tiny eabuds, though. It’s for people who want