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Don’t go online in 2018 without a password manager

This post is presented by Dashlane. So many aspects of our daily lives depend on passwords. Social media, buying stuff, banking — basically anything that we care about online is guarded by nothing

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fights Fortnite on iPhone in U.S.

It is shaping up to be a spectacular month for battle royale games on iOS. After the hugely popular Fortnite landed in the App Store last week, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has made its way to iPhone

How to block calls on your iPhone

Blocking callers on iPhone is easy. You can block phone calls, iMessages, SMS messages, and even FaceTime calls, all at once. Here's how to block calls on iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Blush Gold iPhone X looks fabulous in leaked pics

Gold lovers might be able to get their iPhone X gold fix much sooner than expected. Images of an alleged ‘Blush Gold’ iPhone X have leaked online this week. The images supposedly come straight from

Your Google apps might snitch if you’re near a crime scene

If you find yourself within the immediate radius of a crime that’s committed, you could find your personal data seized by police, with a helping hand from Google. That’s the takeaway from a recent

Apple developing its own ‘MicroLED’ displays for future devices

Apple reportedly operates a secret manufacturing plant in California where it produces MicroLED displays, a new type of screen that could make future gadgets “slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry.”

Add MagSafe protection to any USB-C charger [Deals]

One of the most valuable additions to the MacBook was the MagSafe connector. Held to the computer by a small magnetic ring, it prevented an inevitable step on the power cable from bringing the

Stylish poster shows the evolution of Apple computers over the years

So you’ve got your iMac, iPad and iPhone at the ready. Your bookshelves are heaving under the weight of all the Steve Jobs biographies, and you’ve got a cabinet containing various rare vintage Apple

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’