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TSA accused of searching phones and laptops on domestic flights

We’re all used to our bags being searched when we go through airport security, but a number of reports claim that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is also searching the electronic

Fortnite beta FAQ: World’s hottest game comes to iOS

Epic Games is bringing Fortnite Battle Royale, the hottest game you can play right now, to mobile. It is now inviting players to enjoy early access on iPhone and iPad, with the first invites set to

Enhance your Mac with these 10 top-shelf apps [Deals]

Your Mac is a mighty machine, but it’s only as useful as the apps you install. With all the software out there to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start, and even harder to look at the

Apple has gotten boring, suggests brand reputation survey

Apple’s reputation has taken a hit over the last year, suggests the latest annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient poll, which shows Apple toppling from fifth place in 2017 to 29th place today. The

Apple says yes to third-party 3.5mm-to-Lightning cables

Apple has given third-party accessory-makers the go-ahead to manufacture their own 3.5mm-to-Lightning cables. It is also approving the use of USB-C connectors under its MFi accessories program, which

Facebook is getting ready to launch a special news video section

Facebook Watch, the social network’s video on demand service, is reportedly readying a news section, which will include partnerships with around 10 publishers. The news comes one day after Apple’s

Today in Apple history: CNN predicts doom for Apple

March 13, 1997: With Apple preparing to cut thousands of jobs, CNN reports that “the coffin door is closing” on Cupertino. Apple is doomed! Doomed! Now, with Apple’s stock price soaring two decades

iPad app could make cancer screening as easy as ordering from Amazon

Researchers have developed an iPad app that makes setting up lifesaving colon cancer screenings “as easy as booking a hotel room online.” Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in

Fortnite early access invites roll out for iOS later this week

If you’re frantically checking your email for a Fortnite early access invite after signing up Monday, give up now. Epic Games confirms that it won’t issue its first batch of download codes for iOS

Snapchat will let you share custom AR Lenses this month

In an effort to reengage with its fanbase after its recent badly received redesign, Snapchat is planning to allow users to create augmented reality “Lenses” and share them with the rest of the

Apple Music hits 38 million subscribers

Almost 40 million people now pay to listen to Apple Music. That’s not bad for a service that was met with skepticism when it debuted back in 2015. Apple Music still faces strong competition from

PGA TOUR AR brings pro golfing geekery to iOS

Watching golf is famously boring, but the just-announced PGA TOUR AR app spices it up a bit. It brings a live, augmented reality view of golf games to iPad and iPhone, putting the tournament in users’

Apple gets animated with new series from Bob’s Burgers creator

Fans of Bob’s Burgers rejoice: Loren Bouchard, creator of the long-running animated comedy set in a diner, has signed a deal with Apple to create two seasons of a new series. Central Park will be the

New iOS, macOS and tvOS betas bring more bug fixes

Apple users will soon receive operating system updates for phones and tablets, Macs and set-top boxes. Developers today received new beta versions for all these platforms Anyone from the public who

Pro Tip: Convert an iMessage to an Apple Notes checklist

Do evil people keep sending you to-do lists via iMessage? Then you should learn how to quickly turn them into check lists. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Gorilla Workout proves you don’t need the gym to get fit

This post is presented by Gorilla Workout. When most of us buy a gym membership, we imagine having the time and discipline for building muscle or losing weight. Unfortunately, most of us know things

Alexa brings free phone calls to iPad

Although people most often use Alexa to ask about the weather or play music, Amazon’s smart assistant is capable of much more, including connecting with friends and family. A convenient Alexa calling

How to hide the Dock’s background on your iPhone

With the right wallpaper, you can hide the Dock's transparent background and get a cool, minimal look for your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

HomePod vs. Sonos One: Which should you buy?

HomePod’s arrival makes the smart speaker market even more confusing for the average consumer. Amazon and Google are dominating right now, but HomePod’s closest rival is actually the Sonos One. It’s

Apple Maps can help you find a healthier ride in 175 cities

Apple Maps can now help you find a healthier and more environmentally-friendly ride. A new partnership with Ito World allows you to locate bike sharing stations in more than 175 cities across 36