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Cult of Mac Magazine: 5 ways Apple will rule Mobile World Congress and more!

When the entire mobile phone industry heads to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2018, there will be one notable absence: Apple. Cupertino doesn’t do trade shows. Not even really big ones

Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Jobs!

February 24, 1955: Steve Jobs is born in San Francisco. He will go on to co-found Apple and become one of the most important figures in the history of consumer technology. He’s also probably a big

Each of these iPhone upgrades costs less than $25 [Deals]

When you buy an iPhone, you’re just getting started. For become useful in your day-to-day life, you’ll want some extras. So if you’re going to listen to music, that means headphones. If you’re driving

Casetify stainless steel Apple Watch bands get colorful

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish

Week’s best Apple deals: Score refurbished iPhones (and a free photo editor)

This week, save big on refurbished iPhones. You can also get a photo-editing app for free — just in time to edit all of those photos from spring break! Refurbished unlocked iPhone 7 Plus 32GB GSM for

Use these smart Apple Music playlists to find old forgotten favorites

These Apple Music Smart Playlists will find your old favorites, forgotten loved tracks, and ancient five-star songs. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Steve Jobs job application hits auction block for $50,000

Steve Jobs probably never had to fill out a job application after founding Apple Computer Inc., but if you want proof that he was once some regular Joe, one of his last job applications is up for

How to fix your AirPods after iOS 11.2.6 broke them

Did the iOS 11.2.6 update break your AirPods? Is your music now in mono? Are your tap shortcuts going unnoticed? Then here's how to fix them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Recharge your Apple Watch & iPhone with this compact 2-in-1 battery pack [Review]

When traveling, if you forget your charger, you’re often hosed. Especially for the Apple Watch. That’s why I keep a Zens Powerbank battery pack in my bag. The Powerbank features a built-in charger for

Kylie Jenner tweet wipes $1.3 billion off Snapchat’s value

Snapchat’s value has fallen by $1.3 billion following its much criticized redesign. The explanation for the decline? A damaging tweet from reality TV star Kylie Jenner who Tweeted concerning her

Customer service on Twitter just got a big upgrade

Twitter has made new tweaks that make it easier for businesses to provide customer service through direct message. Its more relaxed rules mean that businesses can more freely reply to customers who

Instantly upgrade your MacBook’s lonely USB-C port [Deals]

The new MacBooks are fantastically powerful and versatile machines. Except for that one thing. You know, literally, that single USB-C port. It’s a serious drag for anybody who still use external

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500

Apple repair centers are accidentally calling 911 dozens of times a day

Emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento Country have received over 1,600 accidental 911 calls from Apple repair facilities in the past four months. The calls waste valuable time and resources

Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 10 billion downloads

February 23, 2010: The iTunes Store officially passes the 10 billion music downloads mark, reaching a major milestone. The 10 billionth purchase? “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash. The

Top Hollywood director’s new iPhone movie makes its debut

Director Steven Soderbergh’s new psychological thriller, Unsane, which was shot on an iPhone, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week. The movie was shot over the course of just two weeks,

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp reels in new fishing tournament

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is getting a new fishing tournament and “special new fish” you couldn’t catch before. The next update will also bring more villagers, and Leif, the beloved sloth who runs

Apple hires Hannibal producer to oversee original TV content

Apple has added yet another high level executive to its ranks to join the company’s growing Worldwide Video Programming division. Carol Trussell has been hired to serve as Apple’s new Head of

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad could arrive next month

Apple’s AirPower wireless charger still doesn’t have an official release date. However, a new report claims that Apple’s charging pad — allowing users to charge their iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs.