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Today in Apple history: Sequel to ‘1984’ Mac ad bombs hard

January 20, 1985: Apple attempts to build on the triumph of the previous year’s “1984” Macintosh commercial with another Super Bowl ad. Called “Lemmings,” the ad for a new business platform called

This slender camera goes where your iPhone wouldn’t dare [Deals]

Endoscopic cameras aren’t just for surgeons and spies. A compact, flexible, high definition camera can also be a seriously handy (and fun) tool. This WiFi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera is a great

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple says it will add $350 billion to U.S. economy and more!

Apple’s big tax break is about to unleash an avalanche of spending from the iPhone-maker. In a public statement earlier this week, Apple revealed its plans to contribute $350 billion to the U.S.

The Atlas is the perfect holdall for office weaklings who dream of joining a gym

Why go to the gym when your bag can trick people into believing you go to the gym? That bag is the Waterfield Atlas. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple raids Silicon Valley Data Science for new hires

Apple’s data team just got a big talent boost after the company raided a local Silicon Valley consultant firm in hiring spree of data scientists. Some of Silicon Valley Data Science’s key employees

How to add sketches and diagrams to emails in iOS 11

Adding a drawing to your emails can make your point a lot clearer than hundreds of words of waffling. Here's how to add drawings, and how to mark up photos, all inside the iOS Mail app. (via Cult of

Def Leppard’s entire collection is now on Apple Music

Get ready to pour some Def Leppard into your Apple Music playlists. The British rock band has finally released its full collection of albums on Apple Music and other streaming services after years of

Week’s best Apple deals: Save big on refurbished iPhones

If you need a new phone, but not necessarily a brand new one, you can save some cash by going with a refurb. This week, we found a selection of refurbished iPhones — in a variety of shapes, sizes and

Instagram Stories is getting GIF support with Giphy search

Instagram Stories is getting another interesting new feature — and this time it wasn’t stolen from Snapchat. Users in a number of markets are noticing they now have the ability to post GIFs, which

Microsoft brings real-time collaboration to Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft just rolled out a big update for Office 2016 on macOS, adding real-time collaboration that makes it easier to share the workload with colleagues. The feature is available in Word, Excel, and

Chinese smartphone makers are ripping off iPhone X’s notch

There are lots of wonderful things that rival smartphone makers could steal from the iPhone X, but its notch shouldn’t be one of them. It seems some Chinese vendors didn’t get that memo — as you can

Protect your privacy with a second phone number [Deals]

Giving someone your phone number is a real act of trust. Phone numbers offer any old weirdo the means to pester and stalk. So for those times when you need to be reachable by phone, it pays to have a

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use. With all

Apple is Fortune‘s most admired company for 11th year running

Apple has topped Fortune’s annual list of the world’s admired companies for a record eleventh year in a row. Other tech companies in the top 10 include Amazon (which retained its no. 2 position),

How Apple’s going to spend its massive fortune, this week on The CultCast

This week on a very spicy edition of The CultCast: Tim Cook is thrilled with the new U.S. tax overhaul, and has some exciting plans to spend Apple’s massive fortune. Plus: Forget other smart speakers

Today in Apple history: Macintosh SE/30 makes good on Mac’s promise

January 19, 1989: Apple introduces the Macintosh SE/30, arguably the greatest of the classic black-and-white compact Macs. When you picture the ideal 1980s Macintosh, this is likely the machine that

Italy investigates Apple and Samsung for slowing down phones

Italy is the latest country to throw its hat into the ring when it comes to investigating Apple for its purposeful slowing down of older iPhone devices. In doing so, it joins countries including

Larger iPhone X Plus will boost weak demand this fall

A larger iPhone X Plus will likely arrive to boost weaker-than-anticipated demand for Apple’s latest smartphones this fall. One reliable analyst claims the device will boast a 6.5-inch display and

Apple brings its ‘Everyone Can Code’ course to new countries

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” initiative to 70 colleges and universities in Europe, bringing its syllabus focused on app-making with Swift to more users outside of

iPhone slowdown controversy might boost ‘Right to Repair’ bills

Apple’s ongoing PR nightmare concerning the iPhone slowdown case could turn out to be a boon for “Right to Repair” advocates, backing bills that will force companies to supply the necessary parts to