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Apple Watch Series 4 models found in iOS 12 beta

It shouldn’t shock anyone to hear that new Apple Watch models are coming soon. But a bit of confirmation is nice. That confirmation is buried in iOS 12 beta 2, released today. There are four

T-Mobile, Sprint launch campaign for megamerger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint promised the FCC today that their proposed merger will lower costs for consumers and create more jobs. They also launched a website laying out the advantages of the New T-Mobile to

How to understand the amazing new battery info in iOS 12

The new iOS 12 battery-information screen is a massive improvement on the previous version. Here's how to read and understand all the new charts. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

On-the-go podcast app retooled for iPad

Podcasters using the popular iOS app Anchor can now manage their shows and audio clips from a larger screen with a new Anchor app for iPad. The iPad app features new editing tools that make trimming

Apple drops new betas for macOS Mojave, tvOS 12 and watchOS 12

Apple dropped a big batch of new beta software on developers this morning, including new builds for macOS Mojave, tvOS 12 and watchOS 12. The new betas come just two weeks after Apple unveiled its new

This AR card could be the future of business

Apple’s ARKit technology is poised to change the way we interact with everything, including business cards. iOS & ARKit developer Oscar Falmer previewed his newest AR business card concept on

How to schedule your meetings automatically

WhenWorks is a new app from the developer of BusyCal. It lets colleagues and other humans book time with you online, and it syncs with your iPhone calendar. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

iOS 12 beta 2 is now available to developers

Apple gave developers a hot new beta for iOS 12 this morning, adding a host of improvements to its huge update for iPhones and iPads that is coming out this fall. iOS 12 beta 2 comes just two weeks

Tim Cook blasts Trump policy of separating immigrant children from parents

Apple’s CEO has joined the chorus opposed to the Trump administration’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents at the U.S. border. He called the practice

Facebook’s latest move ruins Messenger for everyone [Update]

There are plenty of reasons why you should avoid using Facebook Messenger. Here’s one more: Facebook is putting autoplaying video ads in your private conversations. Why aren’t you switching already?

Thieves swipe Apple gear in Mission Impossible-style heist

Rappelling thieves in Georgia gained a “Mission Impossible-style” entrance to a Best Buy store and made off with more than $100,000 in Apple products. The burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of

Apple has a whole lot to lose in possible U.S.-China trade war

Apple has more to lose than just about anyone from a U.S. trade war with China. The country — which Tim Cook has made clear is Apple’s future biggest market — currently represents nearly 20 percent of

PUBG rips off Fortnite’s Battle Pass, adds first-person mode

PUBG Mobile just got a huge update on mobile as it steps up its fight back against Fortnite. Its new Royale Pass, just like Fortnite’s Battle Pass, gives PUBG Mobile players the ability to unlock

Time to detox your inbox [Deals]

Chances are, your inbox is a mess. No matter how finely you tune your spam filters, the junk mail and obsolete conversations add up. So we can all use some help giving our inboxes a cleaning.

Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset

Apple is expecting its 6.5-inch iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset of 2018, a new report claims. The Korean language article claims that Apple is forecasting 45 million iPhone XI Plus

Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style

Love it or hate it, the iPhone X’s notch is a necessity for now. Or is it? Some smartphone manufacturers are already using new design methods to deliver truly edge-to-edge displays. Chinese

iPod memorial earns one Reddit user a sweet surprise

A device that you carry around with you, day in and day out, for several years is going to prompt some kind of emotional attachment. Every scratch triggers a certain memory, every dent takes you back

Today in Apple history: New Power Mac is faster and more expandable

June 19, 1995: Apple releases the Power Macintosh 9500, a high-end Mac that boasts a second-generation PowerPC chip that’s much faster than its predecessor. The Power Mac 9500 is also significant for

Tim Cook opens new Apple office in Cork, Ireland

Tim Cook is in County Cork, Ireland today, opening the new expansion of Apple’s Hollyhill site — creating many jobs in the process. Apple is Cork’s largest private employer, having had a presence in

Apple Pay arrives in Poland with support from 8 banks

Apple Pay has today arrived in Poland with support from eight local banks. Apple is expected to add Poland’s largest bank, PKO BP, and others to its roster in September. Apple wants every iPhone user