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Ears-on review: Stereo HomePods will blow you away

Stereo-pairing has been one of the most anticipated HomePod features and now that it has finally arrived, it was definitely worth the wait. HomePod owners can now pair two or more speakers together to

Explore your interests through pictures with Instagram [50 Essential iOS Apps #20]

Whether you are interested in sharing photos of your life or seeing what others are sharing, Instagram is great. The focus on images makes it both more visual and more enjoyable than other social

Grow your own society in the latest installment of Civilization [Deals]

These days, the world can be a real drag. If you dream of a better society, you might enjoy trying your hand at building one. That’s the opportunity that Sid Meier’s Civilization series of strategy

Find My iPhone helps save kidnapped bride from forced marriage

We’ve heard about Apple Watches saving people’s lives before, but here’s a new one: an iPhone which helped someone escape a forced marriage. That’s what happened to a U.K. citizen, whose parents

Fox boss says Apple is ‘dabbling’ in original TV

Apple is “dabbling” in TV, according to 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch. In an on-stage interview at Recode‘s Code Conference, Murdoch touched on the subject of tech companies moving into original

Fortnite update brings first vehicle, mobile voice chat

Fortnite’s latest content update is now rolling out across all platforms, bringing Battle Royale’s first vehicle, a new limited-time game mode, and the ability to view challenge progression during

Apple could finally get its iPhone super-cycle this year

Apple could sell a massive 350 million iPhones in the next 12 to 18 months, GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives writes in a new note to clients. Despite a record March quarter, Ives claims that fans have

Today in Apple history: Apple marks massive iPod touch milestone

May 30, 2013: Apple marks the sale of the 100 millionth iPod touch by launching a new, stripped-down model with a budget price of $229. The new 16GB music player lacks some features of its high-end

Cheaper HomePod, smarter Siri predicted for WWDC

Apple will introduce a Beats-branded $250 HomePod smart speaker at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, predicts Apple analyst Gene Munster. Munster’s other predictions for the big Apple

New iOS game Pokémon Quest adds a dash of Minecraft

Move over, Pokémon Go; there’s a new Pokémon game in town! Newly launched on Nintendo Switch and coming to iOS in late June, Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play title which looks like a mashup of Pokémon

Celebrate Pride with this rainbow Apple Watch band [Pride Month]

June is Pride Month and Nyloon has issued a woven nylon rainbow Apple Watch band for its wearers to celebrate and show support for the LGBT community. Plus, who doesn’t love rainbows? The band, which

Cheap box brings HomeKit-powered sprinklers to the masses

Adding a smartphone-controlled sprinkler system to your house just became insanely affordable feature thanks to a little black box made by the folks at Elgato. The Eve Aqua aims to turn dumb water

Triple-lens iPhone could dominate AR

Rumors of Apple introducing a triple-lens iPhone in 2019 is picking up steam after an analyst told investors the three lenses were a likely push to make the iPhone the top augment reality device.

How to add AirDrop to your Mac’s Dock

This quick tip adds an AirDrop shortcut to your Mac's Dock so you can share stuff quicker. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Russia gives Apple 30 days to remove Telegram

Apple has been told by Russian regulators that the company has 30 days to remove Telegram from the App Store. Or else! The Russian government hasn’t said what will happen if Apple fails to respond to

tvOS 11.4 arrives with AirPlay 2, watchOS 4.3.1 brings bug fixes

Apple pushed two other software updates for Apple TV and Apple Watch owners this morning to go with the big new iOS 11.4 release that came out today. tvOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 don’t contain nearly

WWDC app update preps you for Apple’s big event

WWDC 2018 is less than a week away and to prepare developers for the big event, Apple just updated its WWDC app for iPhone and iPad. Developers and regular iOS users alike can all download the app to

Things for iPad adds insanely good keyboard shortcuts

Cultured Code's lovely to-do app Things just got a massive update on iOS, and set the standard for iPad keyboard support at the same time. Now you can control pretty much anything from the

iOS 11.4 finally brings HomePod stereo pairs and AirPlay 2

iOS 11.4 is finally here, bringing AirPlay 2’s multi-room audio capabilities as well as the long-awaited ability to use two HomePods in stereo. The free update uses AirPlay 2 to move music from room

Phil Schiller sheds light on Steam Link’s App Store ban

Apple vice president Phil Schiller has offered clarification on Steam Link’s App Store ban in an email to disgruntled iOS users. Valve’s hotly-anticipated app violates a number of guidelines,