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Apple can finally replace batteries in older MacBook Pro models

Apple ran short on a very vital part of the Mid 2012 and Early 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for over a year. But it now reportedly has plenty of batteries for these models in stock

OnePlus 6 has a notch because it just makes sense

OnePlus isn’t as well known as Samsung, but its Android devices have a following. Its newly-announced flagship has a screen cutout, which will cause many people to call the OnePlus 6 an iPhone X

Caviar’s solar-powered iPhone X Tesla costs a paltry $4,600

Russian luxury brand Caviar just launched the iPhone X Tesla, a solar-powered version of Apple’s flagship device. Parts are gilded in gold, and the whole deal costs 284,000 ₽ ($4600) for a 64GB

Apple’s third-largest shareholder is Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffet’s investment firm Berkshire Hathaway is now the third-largest shareholder of Apple stock. After shunning Apple stock for years, Buffet has become one of Apple’s biggest fans, saying that

Beautiful concept images show 2018 iPhone in its full glory

Rumors of the next iPhone are running hot and heavy, and an artist has assembled the various unconfirmed reports into concept images of the device Apple might release this fall. These visual

How to take a healthy break when using Mac

Taking regular breaks from your computer is essential, but easy to forget. Here's how to remember to take a break, so you don't ruin your own body. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

New Apple HQ might land in the South

North Carolina and Northern Virginia have risen as two likely candidates for Apple’s third headquarters. The new location of the new Apple HQ is supposed to be revealed by the end of 2018. According

Best List: FuelBox is the Swiss army knife of iPhone chargers [Review]

Best List: FuelBox, a home and mobile charging system There’s a secret magician lurking in our household. We never see them, but they somehow manage to disappear all our charging cables. It drives me

Inexpensive Logitech Crayon iPad stylus debuts just for students

Logitech’s $49 active stylus for iPad unveiled back in March just debuted. However, at this point the Crayon can only be purchased through Apple’s Education channel. This accessory for students was

YouTube for iOS gives you more control over your experience [Essential iOS Apps #14]

The YouTube app is one of the most feature-rich ways to experience YouTube and contribute your time to the daily billion viewing hours. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Microsoft will take on the iPad with a low-cost Surface tablet

Microsoft plans to take on Apple’s popular 9.7-inch iPad with a low-cost Surface tablet, according to a new report. The device, which will be powered by Intel processors and priced at around $400, is

Want to pit Street Fighter against Power Rangers? Now you can

Two franchises I love, Power Rangers and Street Fighter are crossing over for team-based real-time mobile fighting game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. If you’ve been waiting since the 1990s to pit

Fortnite update brings customizable HUD, burst assault rifle

Fortnite Battle Royale’s latest update has hit the App Store. Players have a new burst assault rifle to enjoy, as well as a new limited-time game mode. Epic Games has also added the ability to

Turn your iPhone into a handy household hub [Deals]

Own an iPhone? Live in a house or apartment? Then you’ve got a match made in heaven. The two can work in harmony, if you have the right accessories. So we’ve rounded up some of the coolest peripherals

iPhone SE 2 could pack iPhone X features into compact form factor

If you love the design of the iPhone X, but yearn for the smaller form factor of the 2012-era iPhone 5s, you could well find yourself in luck this year. According to a new report, Apple’s next-gen

PicoBrew’s beer robot now brews kombucha, coffee and more

PicoBrew’s new Pico U, which the company calls “the world’s first universal craft beverage brewing appliance,” does more than brew great beer. The “U” stands for “universal,” because the Pico U also

Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple wants Samsung to cough up a whopping $1 billion in damages for infringing iPhone design patents. The two companies again returned to court this week over the long-running dispute, which first

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 540c is the best Mac laptop to date

May 16, 1994: Apple launches the PowerBook 540c, one of the best laptops in its history. Part of the innovative 500 series of PowerBooks, the 540c is the laptop to own in 1994. Blisteringly fast,

Doom’s lead programmer recalls working with Steve Jobs

Id Software co-founder John Carmack was behind some of the most iconic computer game of the 1980s and 90s. This week, the legendary coder behind the smash hit games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake

WhatsApp makes big improvements to group messaging

WhatsApp is rolling out big improvements to group messaging that make it easier to manage your conversations, catch up on what you’ve missed, and more. It has also added enhanced controls for group