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Apple pulls two apps from China App Store due to government demands

Apple has reportedly removed the Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store by request of the China government. According to Quartz‘ investigations editor, this is due to their, “excellent coverage of

Apple classic Texas Hold’em doubles down with iPad support

Apple decided to go all in on its revived Texas Hold’em game. The company brought this classic — which debuted on the iPod way back in 2006 — back to iPhone this summer, and now there’s an iPad

Apple launches disaster relief program for Apple Card users

Apple is now offering financial relief to Apple Card users in areas that have been hit by flooding and other natural disasters. Multiple Apple Card holders have shared an email sent by Apple with an

Stand+Dock brings iPhone, AirPods together for tidy charging [Review]

Clear the clutter on your bedside table with the Zens Stand+Dock. This stunning charger tops up iPhone and AirPods simultaneously and eliminates messy cables that are forever in your way. A built-in

watchOS 5.3.2 closes security hole in Apple Watch Series 4

A security patch debuted today just for Apple Watch Series 4. watchOS 5.3.2 fixes a flaw in the software that hackers might exploit. This same patch for earlier Apple wearables was introduced two

Devs ding Catalyst, Apple’s new system for porting iPad apps to Mac

Developers using Apple’s system to convert iPad software to macOS say Catalyst still needs lots of work before it can fulfill its promise. The functionality is mostly there, but some features are

How to add an hourly taptic chime in watchOS 6

New in watchOS 6: Hourly chimes with a taptic alert. See how easy it is to activate and customize hourly chimes on Apple Watch. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Oprah opens up about book club partnership with Apple

Oprah Winfrey is on a mission to create the most vibrant book club on the planet as part of her new partnership with Apple. In a new blog post on her website, Oprah talks about why she decided to team

Contraband Apple II computers still power old Soviet museum

The Soviet Union may have collapsed. But Vladimir Lenin, the country’s first leader, lives on, thanks to an audiovisual show still running on a small network of Apple II computers at a museum outside

Don’t update to macOS Catalina without checking this first

Should you update to macOS Catalina? Here's how to check for all the 32-bit apps on your Mac, which will break when you upgrade to Catalina. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple makes finding the right Xbox controller for Apple Arcade a snap

Finding the one model of Xbox controller that’s compatible with Apple Arcade is now as easy as ordering it from the Apple Store. Many of the games in this company’s new gaming service can be played

We may be waiting until 2020 for new iPad Pro, 16-inch MacBook

You could be waiting longer than anticipated to get your hands on Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro. One trusted analyst says the refresh will arrive in early 2020 with the iPhone SE 2, while the

Just $1,050 will bag you a limited-edition Newton MessagePad on eBay

The Newton MessagePad is probably the single most underrated product in Apple’s entire history. Now, thanks to a new eBay auction, you can get your hands on one of the rarest Newtons ever created. The

Samsung Galaxy Fold’s latest issue? Not-so-sticky stickers

Samsung fans have run into yet another issue with the Galaxy Fold. It seems the South Korean company’s shiny logo, stuck onto the side of the $2,000 device, has started falling off on at least one

China state media slams Apple for app used by Hong Kong protesters

China’s state media took a swipe at Apple for allowing an app that let Hong Kong protesters track the location of police back into the App Store. The app, called Hkmap Live, uses reports from a

Upgrade any wall outlet into the perfect charging station [Deals]

Our technology evolves every year. But the outlets we use to keep our gadgets running haven’t changed for decades. We’re so used to juggling adapters and cables that when a wall outlet can charge your

Mario Kart Tour adds new characters, Tokyo Tour course

Mario Kart Tour has received its first major update, adding a new Tokyo Tour course, set in a cartoon version of Japan’s capital city. Other tracks include the classic Rainbow Road, Kalimari Desert,

Apple snaps up Christmas Carol movie with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds

Apple has picked up the rights to a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. The movie, which will be shown on Apple TV+, will be written and

Apple’s first AR glasses could arrive in second quarter of 2020

Apple will launch its first augmented reality glasses in the second quarter of 2020, according to one reliable analyst. Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says the device could enter mass-production before

Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100 million downloads in first week

Call of Duty: Mobile enjoyed the best launch of any mobile game yet, with more than 100 million downloads in its first week. Figures released by app analytics platform Sensor Tower show that CoD: