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Apple store goes down ahead of today’s big education event

The Apple online store is down ahead of today’s big education event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. central time. Downtime is an indication that Apple is preparing to add new products to its lineup, which

Spotify could finally come to Apple Watch at WWDC

Spotify will finally deliver its first Apple Watch app this year, according to a new report. It could get an official reveal at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June alongside “StreamKit,” a new

Foxconn is buying a renowned Apple accessory maker for $866 million

Long-time Apple device manufacturer Foxconn is about to get even closer to Apple — thanks to its acquisition of well-known iPhone accessory maker Belkin. According to a new report, Belkin

Win a WWDC scholarship just by being creative

Attending Apple’s developer conference costs a whopping $1,599 but a fortunate few can win a WWDC scholarship by building a creative Swift playground. Apple began taking submissions today, and 350

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet arrives day before new iPad

The first ever tablet to run Google’s Chrome OS has finally arrived. Acer revealed its new Chromebook Tab 10 which is aiming to take a big slice of the education market. Chrome OS laptops have already

ClassKit could plant Apple in more classrooms

During Apple’s big education event tomorrow, we undoubtedly will hear Cupertino’s grand plan for reshaping the classroom. Just as Apple predicted that the future of television is apps, what if the

How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch

Wi-Fi Calling is a technology that lets you make and receive calls over a WiFi connection instead of the regular cellular connection. Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone can be helpful in areas with little

2018 iPhone X models could be cheaper (and bigger)

An updated iPhone X could be a better deal than the current version, coming it at $100 less. Or buyers might be able to get a larger version for the same money as the original. That’s the latest

This one simple tool will instantly improve your online life

This post is presented by Dashlane. If there’s one thing you would like to spend less time dealing with online, what would it be? Filling out the same name, address or credit card info for the

Force YouTube videos to play full-screen in Safari on iPad

Frustrated that YouTube won't play in full-screen on the iPad? This bookmarklet will instantly force native full-screen for any video. It even works for PiP Picture-in-Picture (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Spotify still boasts twice as many paying subscribers as Apple Music

Spotify says it has between 73 million and 76 million paying subscribers, around twice what Apple Music currently has. This year, Spotify plans for that number to grow to between 92 million and 96

Blush gold iPhone X could reignite sales for Apple

The iPhone X has reportedly been a bit disappointing when it comes to sales, and Apple may have a mid-year solution to help squeeze a bit more life out of its tenth anniversary handset. According to a

Protect your most precious files with 2TB of secure cloud storage [Deals]

With the growing amounts of data we use each day, digital storage is at a premium. So is security, as the internet grows more risky. So whether for backup or for privacy, cloud storage option is a

iOS 11 bug lets QR codes trick you into visiting malicious websites

Security researchers have discovered yet another bug in iOS 11 that leaves users vulnerable to malicious attacks. The flaw in the built-in QR code reader can be exploited to trick people into visiting

Apple will ‘blow past’ $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple could debut its original TV content as early as March 2019, a new report claims. And, while previous reports have pegged Apple’s overall budget as $1 billion for original TV programming, the

Today in Apple history: Apple pays to use ‘iPad’ name

March 26, 2010: Apple ends a trademark dispute with Japanese multinational Fujitsu over the name “iPad” in the United States. It comes two months after Steve Jobs first showed off the iPad, and around

This 24K gold custom iPhone X pays homage to Putin

Want to show your support for Vladimir Putin at the start of his latest tenure as president of the Russian Federation, comrade? No problem: There’s a app custom-made iPhone for that. Created by luxury

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and other awesome apps of the week

A great battle royale game that’s sure to become one of the year’s most popular titles (and isn’t Fortnite!) is just one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got

Today in Apple history: Apple exec bets his wine cellar on Newton

March 25, 1993: Apple executive Gaston Bastiaens bets a journalist that the eagerly anticipated Newton MessagePad will ship before summer ends. The prize? Bastiaens’ well-stocked personal wine cellar,

Today in Apple history: Newton MessagePad reaches new heights

March 24, 1997: The Newton MessagePad 2000 brings major upgrades to Apple’s PDA line, including a far better display and a much faster processor. The best MessagePad yet by a wide margin, it quickly