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Today in Apple history: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx speeds into stores

March 19, 1990: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx makes its debut, sporting a hefty price tag appropriate for such a speedy machine. The fastest Macintosh of its day, it boasts a CPU running at a “wicked

You might be able to play Fortnite on iOS without an invite

If it took you a while to sign up for early access to Fortnite on iOS, you’re probably still waiting to get an invite — but you may be able to play already. Lots of fans have reported that they’ve

Apple could buy a staggering number of iPhone displays this year

Apple is rumored to be developing its very own “MicroLED” displays for future devices, but for now, it will continue to buy a staggering number of third-party panels from manufacturing partners.

18-year-old Steve Jobs’ job application sells for big bucks

A job application filled out by 18-year-old Steve Jobs in 1973 has sold at auction for $174,757 — significantly more than the $50,000 it was expected to raise. The application reminds us the there was

Fortnite, Textor, and other awesome apps of the week

Fortnite, arguably the most anticipated iOS game of 2018, is just one of our selections for “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got Google’s AI assistant newly landed on iPad, a neat update

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs gets hitched

March 18, 1991: Steve Jobs marries 27-year-old Stanford MBA Laurene Powell. The couple’s friends and family attend the wedding, which takes place at Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Steve

Today in Apple history: Microsoft gets sued for ripping off Mac OS

March 17, 1988: Apple sues Microsoft for allegedly stealing 189 different elements of its Macintosh operating system to create Windows 2.0. The incident, which causes a deep rift between Apple and one

Luck o’ the Irish: Save 20 percent on green Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

As St. Patrick’s Day imbibing commences, Cult of Mac offers up all things green for your Apple Watch band-buying pleasure. We’ve scoured the Watch Store to feature eight special bands in green from

These leather Apple Watch bands rival Hermès’ and are customizable

A wristwatch is so much more than a means to tell time. It’s also the opportunity to make a subtle statement with a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Apple Watch band. Heeding the call to individual style

Tim Cook gives Steve Mnuchin an Apple Park tour

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, paid a visit to Apple’s new spaceship campus in Cupertino today. Mnuchin got a tour of Apple Park accompanied by Tim Cook. The Ape CEO has a history of

MacBook sales might blow up in 2018

The number of MacBooks shipping in 2018 will grow by double digits, if a reliable analyst’s prediction proves correct. That would give Apple’s laptops stronger annual growth than iPhone or iPad. KGI

T-Mobile and Verizon boast fastest 4G speeds

A quick and reliable LTE connection is a necessity for any iPhone. Verizon and T-Mobile offer the best 4G performance, with AT&T and Sprint not able to keep up. All four of the national carriers’

Face ID unlocks mayhem in new iPhone X ad

Face ID completely changes the way users interact with their iPhone, but imagine if every physical lock could be opened with just a glance. In Apple’s newest iPhone X ad, the powers of Face ID get

iOS 11.3 inches closer to launch with sixth beta

The public launch of Apple’s biggest iOS update in 2018 so far might be just a few weeks away, now that developers just received another beta build for iOS 11.3. Apple seeded iOS 11.3 beta six to

Fortnite on iOS will totally blow your mind

My plan to get to bed early last night was ruined when Epic Games dropped a Fortnite Battle Royale invite in my inbox. I had been itching to play it since I signed up for early access on Monday, so I

How to really use bookmarks on iPhone and iPad

iPhone bookmarks are super-useful, and once you learn all the shortcuts and secret tricks. you'll be able to find everything faster. Let's take a look. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

SwiftKey toolbar gives speedy access to GIFs, emojis, and more

SwiftKey, one of the most popular third-party keyboards on iOS, has just gotten even faster and more efficient — thanks to an update which adds a new Toolbar for giving you super-speedy access to the

Give your computer a checkup from the neck up [Deals]

Macs are complex machines, but in some ways they’re a bit like people. Everything they can do relies on a healthy, uncluttered hard drive; the “brains” of the operation. But you can’t take your

Apple’s surprise education event could showcase new, cheaper hardware

Apple issued invites Friday for an education-themed event in Chicago on March 27. The invite promises “creative new ideas for teachers and students.” That could indicate the arrival of more-affordable

Fortnite for iOS leaves jailbreakers heartbroken

Epic Games has started rolling out the first early access invites for Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS. It seems a large number of fans have been lucky enough to get one, but a handful have been left