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Stay secured with VPN App [Essential iOS Apps #10] is an easy to use, easy to understand VPN app for iOS (and Mac, Android, Windows) that can help keep you safe. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Thanos arrives to blow up Fortnite

Thanos isn’t just appearing in theaters everywhere, he’s also showing up in Fortnite. The villain of Avengers: Infinity War is crossing over into one of the most popular iOS games for a short time.

Get ready for a triple-lens iPhone

Just as you are scraping together the money for an iPhone with two camera lenses, Apple may be coming out with a triple-lens iPhone sometime next year. A news story out of Taiwan about the rising

Zoom through Apple’s spaceship parking garage

The design of parking garages rarely captures the imagination. But a dash-cam video of a parking facility at Apple’s spaceship campus will likely prompt a few ooh’s and ahh’s from design fans. The

This inflatable, solar-powered lantern is the perfect camping companion [Deals]

Whether you’re camping, waiting out a power outage, or fixing your car on the side of the road at night, having a ready supply of light is handy indeed. Maybe the coolest lamp out there is the

Today in Apple history: Apple PR guru Katie Cotton steps down

May 7, 2014: Katie Cotton, the fearsome, much-admired head of Apple’s worldwide publicity machine, steps down from her VP post after 18 years with the company. During her stint at Apple, Cotton worked

Hack a broken iPhone memory chip into a USB thumbdrive

Scotty Allen loves to tinker. He followed up on his recent project manually expanding the storage capacity of his iPhone with a new trick: extracting an iPhone memory chip and converting it into a USB

iOS 13 will boast great updates for iPad users

iOS 12 is right around the corner, but iPad users should be thinking longer term. It’s iOS 13 “Yukon” in 2019 that’s expected to bring more new features to Apple’s tablet. At the top of the list of

Newton, Bias Amp 2, Overcast privacy, and other amazing apps of the week

Bias Amp gets a huge update, now imports your Instagram backup, and Newton pretends that banishing "sent" emails is a big new thing. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Wireless power pack juices up 3 devices at once [Deals]

The batteries in our devices are struggling to keep up with how much we use them. From ever-more-powerful apps to power-sucking operating systems, there’s only so much you can do to keep your gadgets

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs shows off the colorful iMac G3

May 6, 1998: Steve Jobs unveils the iMac G3, a brightly colored, translucent computer that will help save Apple. Ten months after Jobs’ new management team takes over, the iMac loudly announces that

Picbot is the photo assistant for the iPhone age [Deals]

iPhones are photography and video powerhouses. But shooting with a tripod means sticking with static shots, and handheld, well, looks handheld. Ready to up your iPhone photography game? This motorized

Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 1 million downloads in first week

May 5, 2003: Just a week after launching the iTunes Music Store, Apple reaches an incredible milestone with more than 1 million songs sold. Particularly notable is the fact that more than half the

Apple shares hit at an all-time high

Weeks of iPhone sales doom and gloom has done wonders for Apple’s stock price. Shares of AAPL closed at an all-time high today thanks to the company’s historic Q2 earnings report that revealed the

Week’s best Apple deals: Save big on refurbished iPhones, MacBooks and iPads

Refurbished Apple gear carry prices ranging from great to unreal. This week, you can get fantastic deals on refurbished iPhones, MacBooks and iPads. (Here are a few things to keep in mind when

How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule

Worried about your Time Machine backups now that Apple has axed Airport? Don't. There are plenty of ways to keep using Time Machine, all of them better than the Time Capsule. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Apple gives Texture for Windows the boot following acquisition

Apple plans to shut down the Texture app for Windows following its acquisition of the magazine subscription service back in March. The app remains available to download from the Microsoft Store for

iOS 11.3 breaks some iPhone 7 microphones

Apple’s recent software updates have broken some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus microphones. Users report that they cannot be heard during calls since updating to iOS 11.3 or later. Apple has advised

Lightsaber battles get personal in Jedi Challenges

Just in time for May the Fourth-be-with-you, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges added multiplayer lightsaber battles so you can take on your friends in virtual reality combat. Of course, doing so requires a

Take your podcast listening up a notch with Overcast [Essential iOS Apps #9]

Podcasts are a great way to stay informed, entertained, or pass time. Listening efficiently can help you get the most podcast for your time. With the Overcast podcast app for iOS, not only do you get