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iOS 11.3 breaks iPhone 8 touchscreens replaced by third parties

If you have an iPhone 8 touchscreen that wasn’t repaired by Apple, you must not install iOS 11.3. Your touchscreen could stop working. This problem hasn’t been acknowledged by Apple, but independent

Death of Touch ID scheduled for this fall

All of the 2018 iPhone models will have Face ID, according to an industry analyst. This helps confirm earlier reports that Apple is phasing out its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning system in favor of the

Apple’s global operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy

Apple has become the world’s first major tech company to be powered by 100% renewable energy. The company has been investing heavily in renewable energy sources for years, and in a statement today,

How to create a ‘do it later’ to-do list

A do-it-later to do list can clean up your inbox, letting you focus on what you can do today, and forget about what you can't. Here's how to create a do-it-later list in any app. (via Cult of Mac -

See an iPhone X run Mac OS 8, Warcraft II and SimCity 2000

Because phones are small, it’s easy to underestimate how powerful they are. Give an iPhone a larger display and it would make a fine desktop PC. Case in point: A new video shows an iPhone X running

How Apple Watch could shape up for fitness at WWDC [Mockups]

When it comes to fitness apps on Apple Watch, sometimes it feels like Cupertino is running before it can walk. Fancy new features like Heart Rate Recovery are very welcome, but a few of the basics

These tiny guitar amps can be controlled by your iPhone

Laney's new mini guitar amps work alone, or can hook up to your iPhone to simulate any amplifier of effects pedal you like. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone could get third rear camera lens in 2019

Apple plans to increase the number of rear cameras on the iPhone next year, according to the latest rumor out of Asia. 2018 iPhone rumors are just starting to kick into full swing, but a Tawainese

Apple adds RED leather folio for iPhone X

You won’t find a special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X in the Apple store alongside the new iPhone 8 tomorrow, unfortunately — but if you want to support a good cause, you can get your hands on one of

Give your iPhone a tiny waterproof HD periscope [Deals]

If you’ve got car trouble, plumbing issues, or other pressing repairs, your iPhone or laptop can be great partners. Just plop them next to you and look up instructions about how to fix your problem.

HP’s pricey new iPad Pro competitor totally misses the point

Android tablets were never going to topple the iPad, so now Apple’s rivals are trying their luck with new slates powered by Chrome OS. HP is the latest to throw its hat into the ring with the

Preorder your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, you can preorder the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition handsets. The totally covetable crimson smartphones look a lot like last year’s red iPhone 7 — but

Today in Apple history: Apple sells its 100 millionth iPod

April 9, 2007: Apple sells its 100 millionth iPod. Coming five-and-a-half years after the portable music player went on sale, the landmark event confirms the iPod as Apple’s most popular product of

Apple accused of abusing relationship with carriers in South Korea

Apple faces the prospect of sanctions in Samsung’s stomping ground of South Korea. The country’s antitrust watchdog is reportedly none too happy about Apple passing along advertising and repair costs

Snapchat finally fixes its messy Stories feed for some users

Snapchat has finally begun reviving its chronological Stories feed, fixing the mess that was introduced with its most recent visual revamp. Some users now have a new “Stories” section in their Friends

New (PRODUCT)RED iPhone could hit the Apple store today

If you’re waiting for a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone, you may be in luck a lot sooner than you think! According to a new report, Apple will be announcing its latest limited edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone as

Steve Wozniak is quitting Facebook over data concerns

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that he is leaving Facebook over the continuing concern about its abuse of user data. “Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and … Facebook makes a

Fortamento, Pen2Bow and other awesome apps of the week

Pages, Scanbot, Fortamento -- these are some of the best new apps released for Mac and iOS this week. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Create a 3D preview of your future home and office layouts [Deals]

Spring is here, and with the new seasons comes fresh plans for your home or office. But even just thinking about that process can be a headache (which the allergens in the air doesn’t help). So

Today in Apple history: John Sculley takes over as Apple CEO

April 8, 1983: John Sculley, former president of PepsiCo, takes charge as Apple’s third CEO. Despite a total lack of experience selling tech products, Sculley is lured to Apple by Steve Jobs himself.