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How Apple could fix HomePod’s white ring problem

One of the least welcome aspects of the HomePod smart speaker is its propensity for leaving unsightly white rings on your tables, due to an interaction between the silicone used in the device and the

Xiaomi rips off iPhone X gestures for its newest smartphone

Xiaomi has ripped off the iPhone X’s control gestures for its upcoming Mi Mix 2S smartphone. A leaked video reveals users will control the device with swipes after Xiaomi did away with its Home

Today in Apple history: Mac creator complains about Steve Jobs

February 19, 1981: Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project, sends a memo to Apple CEO Mike Scott, listing his many complaints about working with Steve Jobs. He claims that Jobs, who joined the

So long, Infinite Loop! Apple Park is now Apple’s official address

Apple has changed its official corporate address for the first time since adopting One Infinite Loop way back in 1993. Its new address is One Apple Park, Cupertino, which the company recently began

Falling iPhone X demand leaves Samsung Display in the lurch

Apple’s decision to slash iPhone X production has reportedly left Samsung looking for new customers to sell its OLED panels to. Samsung ramped up production capacity in order to meet Apple’s demands,

Win a HomePod: Enter now for your shot at awesome audio [Deals]

With HomePod, Apple finally made its first serious (or Siri-ous?) step into the smart speaker arena. It’s a game-changing device that comes at a premium price of about $350. But right now, you can win

Florence, Sodes, and other awesome apps of the week

A poignant, beautiful, story-driven game that’s bound to go down as one of the year’s best iOS titles is just one of this week’s “Awesome Apps.” In addition, we’ve got a great update of a top

Marbleized Qi wireless charger looks like a million bucks [Deals]

High tech can also be high class. With the advent of wireless charging, thanks to Qi technology, the charging pads become a small part of our household decor. There’s no reason your Qi charger

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs says Apple is finally debt-free

February 18, 2004: Steve Jobs sends an internal memo to Apple employees revealing that the company is, for the first time in years, totally debt-free. “Today is a historic day of sorts for our

Today in Apple history: Apple introduces ‘world’s fastest’ PowerBook

February 17, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 3400, a laptop the company claims is the fastest portable computer in the world. After a rough few years for the PowerBook, this model throws down the

Reduce the chaos of your workflow with one simple app [Deals]

Computers were supposed to make work easier. But all the different kinds of documents, data and sources we work with on a daily basis add up. So it’s easy to wind up a tangled workflow that costs

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why HomePod rocks our world and more!

There are boatloads of smart speakers out there, but nothing quite like HomePod. Like many Apple products that came before it, HomePod is here to revolutionize an industry. It’s certainly not first to

Save big on Apple Watch bands during our President’s Day Sale!

It’s President’s Day weekend — a great reason to offer some huge savings on top-brand Apple Watch bands over the holiday. In a few clicks, you’ll find incredible savings on Apple Watch bands and

Twitter just killed off its official Mac app

Twitter just killed off its official app for Mac. The company says it is focusing its efforts on an experience that is consistent across platforms, so users on macOS will be forced to use Twitter in

Save big on Apple Watch bands this President’s Day weekend [Watch Store]

It’s President’s Day weekend — a great reason to offer some huge savings on top-brand Apple Watch bands over the holiday. In a few clicks, you’ll find incredible savings on Apple Watch bands and

Sodes is the simplest podcast player, like, ever

Sodes is a new super-simple podcast app that makes every other podcast app look ugly and bloated. And yet it still offers plenty of features. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

We may already know the dates for WWDC 2018

Developers looking to nab a spot (and hotel room) for WWDC 2018 may have just a big hint on possible dates for the big event. The official announcement of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for

Trouble setting up HomePod? Here’s how to fix it

Getting a blank white screen when you try to set up your HomePod? Here's how to fix it, and get your HomePod connected and running properly. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

These wild inkjet-printed outfits make tie-dyes look tame

Epson held a fashion show in New York City this week to showcase its crazy fabric printing technology. With the help of 13 designers, and its special SureColor F-Series printers, the company put

New Apple Watch site pushes you to ‘close your rings’

Apple is pushing Apple Watch owners to get healthier with a new “Close Your Rings” webpage. It teaches you why it’s important to take advantage of the activity and fitness tracking features on your