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Kevin Durant scores TV show deal with Apple

The life of Kevin Durant is set to be the inspiration for Apple’s next major TV show. Apple has been scooping up TV shows like crazy the last few months and the latest project to get the iPhone

Stop other HomePod users from polluting your music recommendations

It's easy to stop other people's listening preferences from polluting your own Apple Music Listening History. Here's how to switch it off and on. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

This hilarious video is the only HomePod review you need to watch

HomePod may not be the smartest speaker on the market, but it packs some serious skills where it matters the most: sound. Now that we’ve had a few days to play with HomePod and compare it to

French pranksters face Apple Store ban for tax protests

Apple wants us to think of our friendly local Apple Store as a “community hub” or “town square,” but that apparently doesn’t include being a space for public protests. According to a new report, Apple

iPhone will grab more market share as Samsung falls in 2018

The iPhone will gain market share as Samsung loses its grip in 2018, according to new predictions. Apple is one of just three companies that are expected to see growth this year following

Replace the house key with your fingerprint or iPhone [Deals]

In our digital day and age, why are house keys still a thing? They’re easy to lose, easy to copy, and with a little skill and a paperclip someone can get through anyway. The Ultraloq UL3 smart lever

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration brings Lara Croft back to Mac

Feral Interactive has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will be making its way to Mac sometime this spring. The critically acclaimed title stars everyone’s favorite

Retro video imagines what Siri would look like in 1980s

Thanks to HomePod, everyone is talking about Siri and how it compares to the other AI smart assistants created by companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft. But no matter what Siri’s relative

Today in Apple history: Mac mania sweeps magazine racks

February 13, 1984: The arrival of the first Macintosh is met with enormous amounts of excitement by the tech press, as epitomized by InfoWorld magazine. The wave of coverage comes a few weeks after

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will rip off iPhone X’s Animoji

Samsung plans to rip off one of the iPhone X’s hottest features for its upcoming Galaxy S9. The device will allow users to create animated emoji characters just like Animoji, according to a report out

Facebook will roll out subscription service in iOS app next month

Facebook has resolved a dispute with Apple that will allow it to launch a subscription tool for publishers in its iOS app. The service has previously been available on Android devices. It will launch

Apple Music opens up to students in 82 new markets

Apple has added an extra 79 regions to its list of locations offering Apple Music student membership — with three more being added on February 26. New markets offered include Israel, Malaysia, the

Consumer Reports says HomePod doesn’t sound as good as its rivals

One of the most reputable tech review sites isn’t that impressed with the HomePod’s superb sound. While most reviewers have noted the HomePod as the best sounding speaker they’ve ever listened too,

HomePod sounds great, but you’re locked in [Review]

There are boatloads of smart speakers out there, but nothing quite like HomePod. Like many Apple products that came before it, HomePod is here to revolutionize an industry. It’s certainly not first to

Apple’s latest videos show off iPhone X’s portrait selfies

Apple published a new set of videos today giving iPhone X owners some more tips on how to get the most out Apple’s most advanced camera ever. The new videos show how to take advantage of the new

How ‘Hey Siri’ works with multiple devices

Did you ever wonder how Hey Siri decides which device to respond through? Did you know that placing your iPhone face down temporarily disables Hey Siri? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Luxurious leather makes this Apple Watch band feel buttery-smooth [Review]

Best List: Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch Band When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to beat basic black. However, sometimes you want a little something extra — a design that adds subtle interest

Apple invests in maker of AR headset displays

Apple is gearing up to make a big play in the world of augmented reality glasses with its newest investment. The iPhone-maker has reportedly made a big investment into AR display component maker

How to use HomePod to control your smart home

HomePod can also control your home, turning off lights, turning top the heat, and unlocking the door. You can also use it as a Home Hub. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Verizon will start locking iPhones to deter theft

Verizon plans to start locking all phones, including iPhones, to its network for a certain period of time. The carrier is hoping the move, which will prevent customers from using other SIM cards in