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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

Apple buys a $9.99-a-month magazine subscription service

Apple is moving into magazine distribution by acquiring Texture, a digital subscription service that grants users unlimited access to their favorite titles for a single $9.99 monthly fee. The service,

Apple Watch band detects dangerous potassium levels without drawing blood

A new Apple Watch band can detect dangerous levels of potassium in your blood without the use of needles. KardiaBand takes an electrocardiogram, then uses a specially designed algorithm to identify

Rihanna is first female artist to hit 2 billion streams on Apple Music

Rihanna is the first female artist to surpass 2 billion streams on Apple Music, according to a tweet sent out by Cupertino. It’s not clear whether the quick stat refers to just Rihanna’s solo songs or

Get your reading up to speed [Deals]

Reading is the key to a broader, sharper mind. It’s also the key to success for countless innovators and entrepreneurs with voracious reading habits, no less than Elon Musk and Bill Gates. So if you

Fortnite lands on iOS! Sign up now for early access

Fortnite Battle Royale has landed on mobile! You can now sign up for early access to the game on iPhone and iPad. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, you’ll also receive codes for your friends.

Today in Apple history: Apple market cap breezes by Walmart

March 12, 2010: Apple passes Walmart and investment firm Berkshire Hathaway in value to take third place in market capitalization among publicly listed U.S. companies. Apple’s valuation roars past

WhatsApp now gives you more time to delete accidental messages

WhatsApp’s latest update give users more time to delete accidental messages after they’ve been sent. Its message deletion feature, introduced last October, previously gave us just seven minutes to

Westworld game lets you try and manage your own robot theme park

Like a whole lot of folks, I’m a massive fan of Westworld, the HBO TV series which depicts a wild west-themed amusement park, staffed by futuristic robots. A new game, coming to iOS, promises to bring

New improved MacBook Air and 9.7-inch iPad could debut at WWDC

Apple is prepping a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook that will debut in the second quarter of 2018. It will reportedly set users back around the same price as the MacBook Air, which would peg it at

The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands, and other awesome apps of the week

A brilliant minimalist settler simulation with added monsters is just of one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a great new version of The Sims for mobile,

Today in Apple history: iPad 2 is the svelte sequel fans hoped for

March 11, 2011: How do you follow up your biggest debut of a new product? That’s the question Cupertino needs to answer as it releases the iPad 2. Apple’s second-generation tablet boasts a faster

Today in Apple history: Apple reconsiders the Newton?

March 10, 2004: Apple sends out a survey to select Apple customers, claiming that it is considering relaunching the Newton MessagePad. In hindsight, it seems pretty clear that this apparent “interest”

Cult of Mac Magazine: Incredible, totally awesome iPhone home screens, and more!

It’s not like you can ever find the app you’re looking for on your various home screens anyway, so why not do something fancy with those icons instead? Like, making your home screen an expression of

This stainless steel mesh Apple Watch band shines like a prism

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish