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Moby doesn’t want to brag, but he totally invented the iPhone

World-famous DJ Moby may have an estimated net worth of around $32 million, but it could’ve been a whole lot more. You know why? Because according to a new interview with the musician, he helped Apple

Apple Pay can save you money at the movies this weekend

Apple Pay users can save $5 off movie tickets when they pair two from ticketing company Fandango. The offer expires this Sunday, March 4. It is tied in with the forthcoming 90th Academy Awards which

Learn the secrets of building iOS apps for $10 [Deals]

Learning to build apps is obviously one of today’s hottest skills. But one does not simply walk into a software development job. So you’re going to want some guidance. This bundle of lessons covers

Galaxy S9 pre-orders may have disappointed on Samsung’s home turf

Initial pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 are proving to be disappointing in Samsung’s home turf of South Korea, a new report claims. The new handset was only made available for pre-order on

This app rewards you with discounts for not looking at your iPhone

Not looking at your smartphone is the new looking at your smartphone. Or, at least, that’s the idea driving an intriguing app which aims to reward students with discounts on movie tickets and other

Today in Apple history: New card runs Apple II software on Macs

March 1, 1991: Apple introduces the Apple IIe Card, a $199 peripheral that lets users turn Macs into fully functioning Apple IIe computers. The ability to emulate the popular Apple IIe computer on a

Real wood bands turn Apple Watch into something extraordinary

Nature is truly present in the Teton Wood Apple Watch band in Zebrawood by Wood Mark Watches. The wood for this special band comes from a species of tree found and sourced in Central Africa. Known for

Dual-display clamshell iPad? Touchscreen MacBook? Either could happen

Apple has been granted a patent for a laptop with a second display in place of the keyboard. This could take the iPad Pro to the next level, or be the touchscreen MacBook many have asked for. Or,

iPhone sweeps Consumer Reports’ best camera list

The camera is a major feature of any smartphone, and Consumer Reports says Apple makes the best. All three of top models in the magazine’s latest ranking of top phone cameras are iPhones, as are six

Fitbit’s next Apple Watch competitor doesn’t look too ugly

The Apple Watch might finally be getting some worthy competition from Fitbit. Images of Fitbit’s new wearable leaked online this week and even though it doesn’t pack all the features of Apple Watch

Developer demos ‘portable hole’ augmented reality effect with ARKit

Taking a journey down virtual rabbit holes may not be far away. With the Pokemon Go craze now a thing of the past, developers are looking for other uses for augmented reality. Peder Norrby has created

Spotify is finally going public

Apple Music’s biggest competition is about to get an influx of Wall Street cash. Spotify finally filed documents for an initial public offering, after rumors of going public had been floating around

Remaster music on your iPhone or iPad with Grand Finale

Grand Finale is a universal app that lets you master music on an iPad or iPhone. An iPhone! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Cool new HealthKit gadgets can measure practically anything

BARCELONA, Spain — Smart sperm testers, body cavity inspectors, Bluetooth pillows, holographic jump ropes and contactless thermometers. It’s all just another day at Mobile World Congress, where more

This could be the best Mac cleaner for your money

This post is presented by Trendmicro, maker of Dr. Cleaner. Spring is coming, and the urge to tidy up follows close behind. Of course, our computers can get just as cluttered as our homes. We use all

Musicians: Here’s how to lock down your iPad to prevent accidents on stage

Guided Access lists you disable parts of the iPad/iPhone screen so you don't accidentally check your email in the middle of a gig. Here's how to set it up. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through

Old iPhones destroy Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S9 in speed tests

Samsung’s newly announced flagship Galaxy S9 phone is getting destroyed by the iPhone in early benchmark tests. It’s far, far slower than Apple’s recent models and even much slower than the two-year

Pro Tip: How to use Safari’s super-quick pop-up tab history shortcut

This tip will show you how to quickly pull up a list of recently-seen tabs in Mobile Safari. It's like a pop-up mini history for each tab. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

6 things Apple should do to fix Siri

Siri kind of sucks, despite its increasingly prominent role in the Apple ecosystem. With the general verdict on the HomePod being “great speaker, shame about Siri,” what does Apple need to do in order

Find out if iOS 11 jailbreak is right for you

iOS 11 finally has its first jailbreak with Cydia support. If you’re yet to use our guide to installing Electra 1.0.1, which supports all of Apple’s latest devices, you need to check out this list of