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How to control any app or website with your Mac’s media keys

BeardedSpice wrests control of your MAc's media keys back from iTunes, and automatically controls whichever app or website you want. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Why iPhone X fails to win some Apple loyalists

A Piper Jaffray survey of iPhone users who did not upgrade to the iPhone X came to a predictable conclusion: Most were satisfied with the performance of their current model and many find the X too

iPad magician wows Oscars crowd

Simon Pierro presented an Oscar for a new category: best reaction to a magician pulling an actual golden statuette from an iPad. Pierro, who travels the world as the iPad magician, capitalized on the

Microsoft Cortana is coming to Outlook for iOS

Microsoft is working to bring Cortana to its Outlook app for iOS. The virtual assistant will give users the ability to listen to their emails, which will be particularly useful in situations where you

Here’s what Rome: Total War looks like on iPhone

The classic PC strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to iPhone, and we couldn’t be more excited. The bad news? Developers Feral Interactive have announced that it is taking them a bit longer than

This awesome iPhone case doubles as a retro gaming console [Deals]

There was a time when the little glowing bricks we carried around were called Gameboys. Int those were simpler days, passing time meant burning through Tetris, not swiping through Tinder. The graphics

Apple isn’t taking its power management chips in-house just yet

Apple’s apparently not ready to produce its own power management chips, based on the fact that it has commissioned the design of new chips from partner Dialog Semiconductor, a new report claims.

Apple insiders warn of design ‘challenges’ with high-end headphones

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans have corroborated reports that the company is working on new over-the-ear headphones. The high-end cans are scheduled to launch later this year, but Apple is

Today in Apple history: The App Store hits 25 billion downloads

March 5, 2012: Apple reaches a staggering milestone, with 25 billion apps downloaded from the iOS App Store. The company celebrates the occasion with a giveaway titled the “25 Billion App Countdown.”

Microsoft teases helpful new features for Office on iOS

Microsoft is planning new improvements for Office on iOS that will rollout this month. The updates, which will be available to Office Insiders first, will improve collaborative working, make it easier

European Union could charge Apple tax based on its global revenue

Apple is among the tech giants which could be affected by a new European Union initiative that aims to tax tech multinationals at between 2 to 6 percent of their global revenue. News of the massive

Apple planning a more affordable MacBook Air for 2018

Apple will deliver a “more affordable” MacBook Air this year, according to one reliable analyst. The existing MacBook Air lineup remains pricey, despite being incredibly outdated. Apple asks customers

These are the 911 calls resulting from Apple Park employees walking into glass walls

Transcripts have been released for three of the emergency calls made earlier this year as the result of employees at Apple Park injuring themselves by walking into glass doors and walls. More than

ShotBox, Evoland 2, and other awesome apps of the week

A great instant markup app for Mac that lets you easily annotate screenshots is just one of our selections for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a great multifaceted

Today in Apple history: CFO Peter Oppenheimer retires from Apple

March 4, 2014: Peter Oppenheimer, the Apple chief financial officer who presided over a decade of skyrocketing growth, steps down from the company. After becoming Apple CFO in 2004, Oppenheimer saw

Today in Apple history: Homebrew Computer Club meets for first time

March 3, 1975: The Homebrew Computer Club, a hobbyist group that helps spark the personal computing revolution, holds it first meeting in Menlo Park, California. It becomes a welcome forum for

Expand your MacBook’s connections, learn coding, and more [Weekend Roundup]

This week saw a lot of great deals on gear and gadgets. In this post, we’ll be rounding up some of the very best. From a sleek hub that instantly expands your MacBook’s USB-C connection, to a bundle

Week’s best Apple deals: Get an iPhone SE for free

If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, you have lots of options this week. Plus, TechRabbit is running its “best of Apple” sale. Don’t miss out on your chance to save on iPods and MacBooks as well!

‘New’ Galaxy S9 facial recognition still fails on security

Samsung touts the new Intelligent Scan facial recognition system in the Galaxy S9 as better than the easily fooled system used in the S8, but there’s no real-world change for owners of the new device.

Check out these amazing, creative iPhone home screens

You iPhone Home Screen isn't just for dumping your most-used apps. This amazing gallery shows that you can get creative with it too. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)