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Today in Apple history: Mac mini arrives with Intel inside

February 28, 2006: Apple introduces an upgraded Mac mini, an affordable computer powered by an Intel processor. A “headless” Mac for entry-level users, it’s the third Apple computer to switch to Intel

Activists want you to boycott Apple over NRA app

Apple is one of three companies, including Amazon and FedEx, named in a celebrity and activist boycott of companies with supposed ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). If you’re wondering

Vintage computer museum on sale with 80 classic Macs

Many people can’t bear to part with their old computers, and slowly build a collection of aging models in their basement. Benj Edwards took that impulse to the next level: He owns at least 228 unique

Former Apple exec tapped to lead Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum named former Apple executive Dan’l Lewin as its new CEO and President today. Lewin was one of Steve Jobs’ top guys back in the early days of Apple. He served in a number of

Amazon’s acquisition of Ring doesn’t mean the end of HomeKit support

Ring, known for its doorbells that can stream live video to phones, has been purchased by Amazon. iPhone users afraid of getting locked out of the system needn’t fret, though, because Ring has

ShotBox brings instant screenshot markup to the Mac

ShotBox copies iOS 11's amazing screenshot markup tools, and adds them to the Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung claims its new AR emoji are not copied from Apple’s Animoji

A signature feature of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 flagship phone is AR Emoji, which bear a very strong resemblance to Apple’s Animoji. But Samsung’s mobile chief claims that’s a complete coincidence.

Apple drops some photography tips in new iPhone ads

Want to take your iPhone photos to the next level? Apple’s got a few tips that just might do the trick. The iPhone-maker dropped two new ads today that are focused on helping iPhone users improve the

How to stream Xbox One games to your Mac

Microsoft lets Windows 10 users stream Xbox One games to their PC, but it doesn’t support Mac. Now there’s a third-party solution that lets Apple fans get in on the action. Here’s how to stream Xbox

Gold iPhone X mockup looks absolutely stunning

Gold iPhones are set to make a big comeback in 2018 and based on these gorgeous mockups, the wait will definitely be worth it. Concept designer Martin Hajek has busted out a few mockups on what the

Apple picks up thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan

Apple is teaming up with M. Night Shyamalan for a mysterious new TV project. Shyamalan reportedly struck a deal with Apple to executive produce a new TV show that’s being described as a psychological

Pro Tip: How to pick a new thumbnail for your Live Photos

Don't like the key frame aka. thumbnail on one of your Live Photos? It's easy to choose and set a new one. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

These smart glasses get me excited about how cool Apple Glasses could be

BARCELONA, Spain — The best product I’ve tried out at this year’s Mobile World Congress is the Vuzix Blade AR glasses. These smart specs superimpose a sharp, high-definition display over your regular

iPhone X clones flood MWC and this one’s damn ugly

Chinese smartphone makers turn up to Mobile World Congress with awful clones every year. This year, the iPhone X is the hottest handset money can buy — and just as expected, it has copycats all over

Woz got scammed out of $70,000 worth of bitcoin

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a cautionary tale for people hoping to strike it rich off bitcoin. During an appearance at the Economic Times global business summit, Woz admitted that he had been

Apple pilots U.S. repair program for 2011 iMac

Apple is launching a pilot repair program in the U.S. for iMac models released in mid-2011. The machines will be classified as “vintage” next month, but for a short time, Apple will allow its stores

VPNs are key to a private and restriction-free online life [Deals]

The internet is still like the wild west, with the online equivalent of the railroad companies looking to carve it up. It’s going to take people power to keep the internet open, like today’s

Today in Apple history: Apple bids farewell to the Newton

February 27, 1998: Apple discontinues work on the Newton MessagePad product line, the series of personal digital assistants the company launched five years earlier. “This decision is consistent with

Apple wellness clinics will offer ‘world’s best healthcare’

Apple plans to launch new wellness clinics that will offer employees and their families “the world’s best healthcare.” AC Wellness will be independently operated, according to its official website —

How to use Electra to get Cydia in iOS 11

iOS 11 finally has its first jailbreak with Cydia support. Electra 1.0.1 is compatible with all of Apple’s latest devices — including iPhone X and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro — and all versions of iOS 11