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Get your Star Wars fix with these Solo iPhone cases

The most anticipated Star Wars movie of 2018 is nearly here and OtterBox has got the official cases to get you ready for the premiere. OtterBox’s new Solo: A Star Wars Story Symmetry Series cases are

The best Apple Pencil apps that aren’t for drawing

The Apple Pencil isn't just for drawing. You can write, compose music, play the violin, mark up PDFs, and more. If you've never used the Apple Pencil before, you're in for a treat. (via Cult of Mac -

Awesome wireless earbuds, Qi charging mousepads, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

You no longer have an excuse to keep using wired headphones with your iPhone. TicPods Free are the affordable wireless earbuds that combine awesome audio with noise cancellation and intuitive touch

The next big Castlevania game is an iOS exclusive

Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is the next chapter in this side-scrolling game series. It’s the first new installment since 2014, and will only be for iOS. This long-running RPG series from Konami

How to change your iPhone passcode so the cops can’t hack it

Your 6-digit iPhone passcode isn't safe any more. Here's how to change it, and why you should care. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple doubles down on AI in Seattle

Apple’s is slowly invading the home turf of some of its biggest rivals in Seattle. The iPhone-maker has reportedly secured more office space in one of the biggest skyscrapers in Seattle, where Amazon,

Intel speeds up chips by offloading virus scans

Intel plans to offload virus scanning to improve the performance of its processors. It will allow antivirus programs to use its integrated graphics chipsets when scanning for attacks, which will

iPhone X price tag is its real killer feature

According to new research from Counterpoint, Apple took home a massive 86 percent of total handset market profits for the fourth quarter of 2017. Most impressive of all is the fact that the iPhone X,

Tidy up your messy texting and typing [Deals]

Chances are your texts and emails could read better. In fact, most people’s writing in general could stand to improve. Technology has had negative impact on the quality of our communication, but

Hands on with iOS 11.4 beta 2

Apple fixed a few bugs and added a great new wallpaper in iOS 11.4 beta 2, but it also removed at least one highly anticipated feature. Check out our video below to see everything that’s new in the

Google ‘borrows’ from iPhone X for Android P design

New screenshots reveal Google took inspiration from iPhone X when designing its upcoming Android P update. The operating system’s refreshed user interface features a multitasking interface that looks

Apple plans to launch the Apple Music of magazines

Apple is planning to launch its own premium subscription magazine service as part of the Apple News app, a new report claims. Earlier this year, the company acquired magazine app Texture. Texture

Russia wants Apple to pull Telegram from local App Store

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator wants Apple and Google to remove the Telegram messenger app service from their respective app stores. This follows a recent court decision in which a

Today in Apple history: Apple II brings color computing to the masses

April 17, 1977: The Apple II debuts at the West Coast Computer Faire, positioning Apple at the forefront of the looming personal computer revolution. The company’s first mass-market computer, the

Samsung will start OLED production for next-gen iPhones next month

Samsung is reportedly ramping up to start OLED panel production for the next-generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus. According to a new report, Samsung was hit hard by the downturn in iPhone X sales,

New ads showcase kids’ creativity with the Apple Pencil

There are plenty of pro-grade applications for the iPad, but that doesn’t mean that kids aren’t also benefitting from Apple’s tablet and the Apple Pencil stylus. In a new series of ads which debuted

More goes into ‘Hey Siri’ than you might think

Having your iPhone respond to “Hey Siri” seems like such a simple thing, but it’s actually quite complicated. Recognizing this code phrase, and the person who said it, is critical for Apple

Spotify swipes a major player from Apple Music

The head of Hip-Hop/R&B Programming at Apple Music, Carl Chery, is reportedly headed for rival Spotify. Chery worked for Apple since 2014, and was responsible for helping to launch the careers of

Remove annoying clutter from iPad Spotlight searches

Spotlight on iOS is amazing, but the results can get cluttered. Clean up the list by stopping Spotlight from indexing the contents of every app on your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

James Comey isn’t a fan of iPhone encryption

James Comey is an controversial figure. His new book shows he’s strongly opposed to Donald Trump, but he may have also helped get Trump elected President. And the former FBI director is opposed to the