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Bias Mini Guitar amp is controlled by your iPhone

The new 300-watt Bias Mini Guitar amp can model any existing amp you like, and is programmed using your iPhone or iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

5 things Apple needs to fix in iOS 12

We can forget about big new features for iOS 12. Apple is focused on “addressing performance and quality issues” in 2018, according to a new report. Here are five things that should be at the top of

How to spot a fake Lightning cable

Apple's subtle markers, and its great fit and finish, means that identifying fake Lightning cables is pretty straightforward. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple faces DoJ probe over throttled iPhones

Investigators at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into whether or not Apple violated securities laws when it disclosed that it throttles CPU speeds

Apple exec Eddy Cue joins SXSW 2018 speaker lineup

The 2018 SXSW Conference is adding a fresh crop of faces to its speaker lineup this year, including one of Apple’s most popular executives. Apple media boss Eddy Cue is set to make an appearance at

Strong holiday sales ‘vindicate’ iPhone X’s fat price tag

The iPhone X is being cast as a failure for Apple in some parts of the press, but according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the flagship iPhone was in the three top-selling

Microsoft OneDrive now supports iOS 11’s Files, drag and drop

Microsoft OneDrive has been updated to make the most of new features in iOS 11. The note-taking app now supports Apple Files, as well as drag and drop on iPad Pro. It also sports a fancy new look.

Why it sucks when fitness apps don’t share your workout data with Apple

The workout data I log with my Apple Watch belongs to me. It‘s not Apple’s — nor is it Nike’s, Strava’s or anyone else’s, for that matter. It is mine. I paid for it with my own blood, sweat and tears.

This digital security suite covers all your devices [Deals]

It’s sad but true: each of your devices offers another chance for malware or data theft. So it’s important to take steps that’ll keep your devices safe. Panda Internet Security Plans offer protection

Apple’s value drops $46 billion amid falling iPhone X demand

Apple’s market value has fallen $46 billion in a week amid reports that iPhone X isn’t selling. A growing number of analysts and news outlets have claimed that Apple is cutting production due to

Save 25% on luxury charm necklaces for Apple Watch [Mother’s Day Sale]

Today only, take 25 percent off Bucardo’s stunning Charm Necklaces for Apple Watch. Real turquoise and Swarovski crystals adorn several of these lovely charms, and all necklaces are crafted from

Headshot ZD for iOS lets you blast zombies back to the grave

If you’re a fan of action-packed post-apocalyptic zombie games (and, let’s face it, who isn’t?), it’s your lucky day! That’s because Nanoo Company’s Headshot ZD: Survivor vs. Zombies Doomsday just

Apple Music forced to cough up increased songwriter royalties

Apple Music will be forced to cough up increased royalties over the next five years. The Copyright Royalty Board has ruled to boost interactive streaming rates by nearly 44 percent for songwriters and

Apple delays big new iOS features to focus on stability in 2018

Apple is changing up its plans for this year’s mobile software, a new report claims. As a result of a recent string of criticisms concerning security and quality issues (outlined by my colleague

Today in Apple history: Newton MessagePad 120 is Apple’s first great mobile device

January 30, 1995: Apple Computer launches the Newton MessagePad 120, the first truly great device in an unfairly maligned product line. Coming 18 months after the original Newton MessagePad, the

Apple drops a bunch of network services from macOS Server

Apple has confirmed plans to drop a number of big network services from macOS Server this year. In a new support document, the company explains macOS Server is “changing to focus more on management of

Apple’s Worldwide Video team has a new exec to oversee comedy series

Apple has hired Dana Tuinier, a former creative executive for the Paramount Network and Fox, to help develop original comedy shows for its Worldwide Video unit. Tuinier will be reporting to Apple’s

iRig Stomp I/O turns your iPad into a guitar effects pedalboard

The iRig Stomp I/O turns your iPad or iPhone into a foot-controlled effects pedalboard. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

What to expect from Apple’s first earnings call of 2018

The first big Apple earnings report for 2018 is nearly here. And, based on analysts’ expectations, it will likely be Apple’s biggest moneymaking quarter ever. After weeks of waiting, investors will

How to make the Mac’s Launchpad useful again

The Mac's Launchpad is surprisingly great.Just take a moment to organize it, and learn how it works, and you never need to visit the Applications folder ever again. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture