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Apple named world’s most innovative company for 2018

Who said innovation was dead at Apple? Certainly not Fast Company, which just named the iPhone-maker the world’s most innovative company for 2018. Apple secured the top spot “for delivering the future

Apple may reveal new iPhone at WWDC 2018

A sketchy rumor out of China claims Apple will unveil a new iPhone SE at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The device is expected to pack a larger display and more powerful components, but

Samsung unleashes world’s largest SSD with 30TB of storage

Samsung is again responsible for the world’s largest solid-state drive. Almost years after the South Korean company released its record-breaking 15.36TB drive, it has unleashed a 30.72TB model. It is

How to access APFS volumes on older versions of macOS

Paragon Software today unveiled its free Retrofit Kit that allows users to access Apple File System (APFS) volumes on older versions of macOS and Mac OS X. It works with traditional spinning hard

Signed Steve Jobs check will go to auction for $20,000 and counting

If you want to own an original check signed by Steve Jobs (unfortunately cashed!), you’ll have an opportunity this week when a 1988 check for $2,000 goes up for auction. The Bank of America check was

This app will streamline your chaotic workflow [Deals]

Coordinating with team members, meeting deadlines, tracking various moving parts, it all becomes overwhelming. So keeping on top of complex projects can become a project unto itself. Aeon Timeline 2

How to use Type to Siri in iOS 11 (and why you’ll love it)

Type to Siri is handy on the iPhone, but even better on the iPad, which you probably don't ever want to talk to. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone X shipments this quarter could be a big disappointment

Apple has reportedly reduced its number of iPhone X orders for the January-March quarter from a maximum 50 million to “20 million or fewer,” a new report claims. Further reductions are possible for

Nike+ Run Club adds Challenges to keep you motivated

Nike+ Run Club has picked up a new Challenges feature that aims to keep you motivated. Much like the Activity app on Apple Watch, Challenges gives you weekly and monthly goals and rewards you with

Spotify could be working on its own HomePod rival

Spotify may be getting ready to create its own hardware to rival Apple’s HomePod, new job listings suggest. One ad on Spotify’s recruitment website for “Operations Manager – Hardware Product” claims

Swype kills its virtual keyboard for iOS

Nuance has confirmed that it has killed off its Swype keyboard with Dragon Dictation for Android and iOS. Swype is no longer available to download from the App Store, and existing users won’t receive

Today in Apple history: iPod mini is ‘world’s smallest music player’

February 20, 2004: Music goes small as the iPod mini arrives in Apple stores. Released with 4GB of storage and in five colors, the diminutive iPod mini features a new “click wheel” that integrates

Apple Glasses concept is inspired by Steve Jobs’ iconic frames

Apple is reportedly interested in building augmented reality glasses that work with its ARKit framework. Although such technology is likely a few years away, designer Taeyeon Kim has created a design

Apple updates its rainbow logo trademark, but don’t expect a comeback

Apple has filed to update the design trademark for its iconic multicolored Apple logo, last used by the company in 1999. But despite one unlikely report claiming that Apple will be using for a new

iOS 11.2.6 is out, alongside tvOS, watchOS and macOS updates

Apple used Presidents Day to push out a batch of software updates for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. Of these, the most significant is iOS 11.2.6, which fixes a big that allowed a character in the

HomeKit light switch makes your smart lights dumb again

The Instant Switch is a Bluetooth light switch for your HomeKit lights, letting you do exactly the same as you have done your whole life, only now you need a battery and fancy lamps. (via Cult of Mac

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery: Easily recover data you thought you lost

This post is presented by Stellar Phoenix, maker of Mac Data Recovery. Data loss can be a bitter pill to swallow, especially when you are unprepared for the eventuality and as such have no backups.

New macOS bug can cause serious data loss

A new flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that can cause data to be lost when writing to disk images. It affects those formatted using the Apple File System (APFS) specifically, but it

How to get alerts when iOS games and apps go free

Get an iOS notification every time a top game goes free, using this great recipe from IFTTT. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The best Twitter clients for Mac

Twitter has killed off its official desktop client for Mac. It’s no longer available to download, and if you already have it installed, it will stop working in less than a month. But don’t be sad;