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Inner voice saying ‘go west’ convinced Tim Cook to join Apple

Tim Cook was from small-town Alabama with a great career for the top personal computer brand at the time when Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered him a job. His friends thought he would be nuts to take it.

Turn to-dos into lasting habits with Streaks [50 Essential iOS Apps #25]

Streaks is simple but effective at helping you get tasks done. It's useful for your health, your chores, work tasks, and forming good habits alike. If a checklist to-do apps isn't your thing, Streaks

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE now supports more U.S. carriers

New carriers are now available to Apple Watch Series 3 owners with LTE connectivity. Both C-Spire and U.S. Cellular are offering Apple’s latest smartwatch — and one has a stellar deal that will save

2018 iPhone lineup will bring even faster charging

The 2018 iPhone lineup will pack improved charging technologies to make topping up faster than ever, according to a new report. Apple might team up with new suppliers who can provide higher-powered

Enter the Adobe dojo to master Photoshop, InDesign and more [Deals]

Want to work with digital photos or graphic design? You’ve got to deal with Adobe. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and the rest of the Creative Cloud apps are industry standards that need no

Galaxy Note 9 battery life could put iPhone X to shame

Right now, the iPhone X is pretty much the king of the smartphone world. However, in its never-ending quest to surpass Apple, Samsung is reportedly focusing heavily on battery life for its upcoming

Apple Support app for iOS hits 20 new countries

The official Apple Support app for iOS has expanded its reach to 20 new countries and regions. Free to download, the app provides users with technical support for Mac, iOS, and other Apple devices. It

Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing

June 13, 2013: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend Apple’s business strategy in an antitrust case against Cupertino regarding e-book pricing. Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and

Anyone can play for $100 million in the Fortnite World Cup

It’s about time you finally started seeing some real recognition for your exemplary Fortnite skills. That’s why you should be signing up for the Fortnite World Cup. Launching in 2019, the tournament

Apple Pay’s ‘Lose your wallet’ promotion hits the Big Apple

Do you live (or plan to visit) New York? Use Apple Pay? If so, you may be interested to know about Apple’s latest “Lose your wallet” promotion, designed to drum up interest in its mobile payments

Murder trial delayed for ‘unprecedented, critical’ Apple Watch evidence

An Australian murder trial has been pushed back to January 2019 so that prosecutors can seek expert analysis of “unprecedented, critical evidence” taken from an Apple Watch worn at the time of the

Neural networks make Google Translate app smarter, more accurate while offline

Neural machine translation (NMT) has made the online version of Google Translate more accurate for years. Today, this AI feature was added to the iOS and Android apps so it can be used offline. NTM

Verizon, T-Mobile offer best 4G LTE speeds, but AT&T, Sprint not so much

Verizon offers the fastest 4G LTE performance across the U.S., with Big Red coming in first in five of the six regions in a new nationwide study of wireless data speeds. T-Mobile is not too far

Apple adds another talented exec to its growing Worldwide Video team

Apple still has yet to debut any of its new crop of original drama shows, but in the meantime it is continuing to stock its Worldwide Video team with talented execs. The latest hiring is former Viacom

Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac previews improved inking features and more

Microsoft just introduced the commercial preview of Office 2019 for Mac, with the full release scheduled for the second half of this year. New features include a roaming pencil case and ribbon

Apple bans apps from selling your friends’ contact info

iOS app that misuse iPhone owners’ contact data for their own gain are about to get slammed with the ban hammer. Apple revealed a number of new ways it’s trying to protect users’ privacy at WWDC 2018,

Instagram Stories turns pretty pictures into buying opportunities

Your favorite Instagram Story feeds are about to get invaded by more advertisements. The photo-sharing social network revealed today that it is expanding its shopping features beyond the regular feed

Want World Cup results? Just ask Siri

The 2018 World Cup will be loaded with one-name football stars: Ronaldo, Messi, Isco, Neymar and, new to the lineup, Siri. Apple’s voice-directed digital assistant will keep tabs on the World Cup

MacBook Pro 2017 suffers from SSD/logic board problem

The 13-inch Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro 2017 has a problem that requires the solid state drive and the logic board to be replaced if either one fails. This warning comes from Apple, who notified its

How to use iOS 12’s Live Listen feature with AirPods

Live Listen lets you stream audio from your iPhone's microphone to your AirPods, wirelessly. Use it to help you hear in noisy restaurants, or as an ad-hoc baby monitor. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and