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Gear up with the weekend’s best tech [Deals]

The best gear and gadgets don’t have to cost top dollar, and we’ve got the roundup to prove it. Included are a top shelf Bluetooth speaker, a WiFi-enabled 1080p camera, an air-purifying USB port and a

Cult of Mac Magazine: 5 things Apple needs to fix in iOS 12, and more!

Apparently, we can forget about big new features for iOS 12, as Apple is reportedly focused on “addressing performance and quality issues” in 2018. But, this is great news! Cult of Mac Magazine shows

Today in Apple history: iPhone comes to Verizon at last

February 3, 2011: The iPhone finally arrives on Verizon Wireless, the United States’ largest carrier, ending nearly four years of exclusivity with AT&T. The move comes as Apple faces pressure to

Bucardo takes Apple Watch from band to necklace

Note: If ordering for Valentine’s Day, the cut off date is Friday, February 6! The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Bucardo has taken this idea to new levels with its elegant

Refurbished Apple TV 4K units are now on sale

Apple’s refurbished store is stocking up on new products heading into February. Right after Apple added refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units to its store this morning the company also added

Embellish your wrist with a one-of-a-kind batik Apple Watch band

Make your Apple Watch your own with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The Batik Strap from French company Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No

How to stream music to anybody’s HomePod

A HomePod pairs itself with one single iPhone, but it can have a fling with others thanks to AirPlay. And with peer-to-peer AirPlay, you don't even have to give away your home Wi-Fi password. (via

Best iPad cases for every type of user

You have in your hands a brand new iPad. Now what? Sure, you can just go ahead and use it au natural. But consider: While iPads may look like hulking slabs of aluminum and glass, they are deceptively

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on HomeKit lights, an iMac and more!

Sweet deals on HomeKit-compatible LED light bulbs and an iMac make it easy to gussy up your home or office. Plus, we found a great buy on a refurbished iPhone SE, and an aluminum charger that will

HomePod orders are preparing for shipment

HomePod orders are now “preparing for shipment” one week after Apple kicked off sales. Customers who have already claimed their device are seeing their credit cards charged ahead of the speaker’s

YouTube TV app lands on Apple TV

As promised, YouTube’s $35-per-month YouTube TV service has landed on Apple TV. The premium package, which offers a skinny bundle of 40+ live TV channels, has previously only been available on Apple

Easily capture and share anything you see [Deals]

For the creative professional, your screen is your world. Being able to share what you see or what you’re working with is critical to the collaborative process. CloudApp offers a platform for

February’s Apple Watch challenge awards iMessage stickers

Apple Watch owners who complete February’s Activity challenge will be rewarded with exclusive iMessage stickers. The event, which runs from February 8 to February 14, celebrates American Heart Month.

Apple’s big plans for iOS 12, this week on The CultCast

Apple’s got big plans for iOS 12, and we’ll tell you all about them this week on The CultCast. Plus: New details tell us more about 2018’s iPhone X Plus; Nintendo says a new Mario Kart is coming to

Apple now sells refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is now offering refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets at a discount. Shoppers can currently save up to 10 percent. All models arrive unlocked with a one-year warranty. The internet

Today in Apple history: Gil Amelio takes over as CEO

February 2, 1996: Apple reveals that turnaround artist Gil Amelio will take over from Michael “The Diesel” Spindler as CEO of the struggling company. With disappointing Mac sales, the disastrous

Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi series

Apple may have $268.9 billion in cash on hand, but it doesn’t get everything it wants. According to a new report, Apple lost out to HBO on acquiring a new original TV series written by J.J. Abrams,

The biggest takeaways from Apple’s record-breaking Q1 earnings

Apple made more money last quarter than it ever has in the company’s history, but despite bringing home $88.3 billion in revenue, not all investors were impressed. Wall Street walked away from Apple’s

Apple’s record-breaking Q1 earnings fall short of expectations

iPhone X sales did not come in as strong last holiday season as investors hoped. Apple just posted its Q1 2018 earnings, and iPhone sales declined compared to the same quarter a year ago. Everyone on

Demo shows how ARKit will change bookstores forever

ARKit hasn’t produced any apps that are absolutely must-haves, but that could soon change with iOS 11.3. Apple has added some new ARKit features in the updates slated for release this spring. iOS