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Upgrade any wall outlet into the perfect charging station [Deals]

Our technology evolves every year. But the outlets we use to keep our gadgets running haven’t changed for decades. We’re so used to juggling adapters and cables that when a wall outlet can charge your

Mario Kart Tour adds new characters, Tokyo Tour course

Mario Kart Tour has received its first major update, adding a new Tokyo Tour course, set in a cartoon version of Japan’s capital city. Other tracks include the classic Rainbow Road, Kalimari Desert,

Apple snaps up Christmas Carol movie with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds

Apple has picked up the rights to a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. The movie, which will be shown on Apple TV+, will be written and

Apple’s first AR glasses could arrive in second quarter of 2020

Apple will launch its first augmented reality glasses in the second quarter of 2020, according to one reliable analyst. Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says the device could enter mass-production before

Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100 million downloads in first week

Call of Duty: Mobile enjoyed the best launch of any mobile game yet, with more than 100 million downloads in its first week. Figures released by app analytics platform Sensor Tower show that CoD:

Apple Watch Wall Charging Stand is a travel essential

Frequent travelers need an Apple Watch stand that’s lightweight, compact, and always ready to go. And they don’t get much better than the terrific Wall Charging Stand from Wiplabs. It should be an

Caution: Don’t rush to upgrade to macOS Catalina

Catalina the island is a paradise. Catalina, the Mac operating system, could be hell for some creatives, including DJs, writers and photographers if they immediately upgrade. Adobe, makers of

Jennifer Aniston explains how #MeToo shaped her new Apple TV+ show

Jennifer Aniston says production on Apple’s first TV show, The Morning Show, basically had to be completely rebooted once Matt Lauer got fired from Today. The pilot for The Morning Show originally

The iPad Pro is the best and worst iPad I’ve ever owned [Opinion]

The 2018 iPad Pro is the least-reliable, most frustrating Apple device I have ever used. And it goes beyond iPad Pro audio problems. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Instagram gains Dark Mode and new tools to foil phishing scams

Scrolling through your Instagram feed in the middle of the night just got a lot easier on the eyes. Instagram introduced support for iOS 13’s Dark Mode this week along with some new security tools

What’s it like to have your startup bought by Apple? Stressful.

What’s it like when Apple buys your startup? According to David Hodge, founder of mapping app Embark, the answer is: stressful. Apple bought Embark back in 2013 as part of its efforts to grow its

Judge doubts whether anyone cares about exact iPhone pixel count

A judge set to rule on a lawsuit claiming Apple misrepresented iPhone screen size and pixel count bluntly expressed his opinion in a hearing last week with this: No one cares. U.S. District Judge

More than 8 out of 10 U.S. teens own an iPhone

More than 8 out of 10 teens have an iPhone, a new piece of research by analysts at Piper Jaffray claims. The “Taking Stock with Teens” report notes that 83% of teenagers own an Apple handset. That’s

Easily keep all your iOS devices up to date and synced [Deals]

When you use more than one device, making sure your data and media is where you want it can feel like a juggling act. Most of us default to iTunes to manage our mobile data, but there’s more than one

New York City uses Israeli tools to crack into locked iPhones

Law enforcement agents in New York City have been cracking into locked iPhones since January 2018, according to a new report. Agencies are using a tool called Universal Forensic Extraction Device

Apple employs a team of people to transcribe lyrics for Apple Music

Apple employs a team of people “listening to music and transcribing the lyrics,” says Oliver Schusser, head of Apple Music. “We don’t get [lyrics] from the usual sites,” Schusser says, explaining that

iPhone 11 will help Apple overtake Huawei in Q4 shipments

Strong demand for the iPhone 11 lineup could help Apple overtake Huawei in smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2019. Huawei has been clinging onto second place in global smartphone

Suspected robber fatally shot while attempting to rob Apple Store

A security guard fatally shot a suspected robber Tuesday morning at an Apple Store in Dallas, Texas. The Apple Store in question is located at 3101 Knox Street. The armed suspect was trying to break

You can now download Hulu content for offline viewing on iOS

It is finally possible to download Hulu content for offline viewing on iOS. The new feature is available today in the latest Hulu update. But there is a catch. Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and many

Apple delays iCloud Drive file sharing until next spring

Apple has quietly delayed the release of a new file sharing feature for iCloud Drive. File sharing was initially scheduled to release later this fall following the release of macOS Catalina on Monday.