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Illuminate your life with LED smart bulbs [Deals]

Lightbulbs are the symbol of invention and good ideas, but it’s not until the last few years that they’ve changed in a fundamental way. The LED bulbs are energy efficient, and full of possibility for

Why iPad will never catch up to Mac [Cult of Mac Magazine 317]

Even with all the new productivity features in iPadOS, the iPad still can’t touch the Mac when it comes to ease of use. The reason? It’s complicated. Find out why Cult of Mac’s Graham Bower thinks the

Master all of Adobe Creative Cloud with 12 comprehensive courses [Deals]

If you want to land your dream job, mastering all the apps in Adobe Creative Cloud is a smart move. Powerful Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator are industry standards for creating quality

Apple promises to fix your iPhone 6S if it stops powering on

Apple warned iPhone 6S and 6S Plus owners that their handset could suddenly refuse to power on. But the company did promise to fix the problem, free of charge. Th company’s support website describes

macOS Catalina testers get a sneak peek at Apple Arcade

Mac users can start enjoying Apple Arcade, but only if they’ve installed the latest pre-release version of macOS Catalina. This move seems to be preliminary step in launching this big macOS upgrade.

Learn the ins and outs of Logic Pro X with this complete bundle [Deals]

When it comes to music production, Logic Pro X is the industry standard. So if making music or working with sounds is something you want to do, you’ll want to get fluent with Apple’s incredibly

Amazon Prime Video mysteriously disappears from App Store [Update: It’s back]

Update: The Amazon Prime Video app is back in the iOS App Store after mysteriously disappearing for much of the day. Why this high-profile app went missing for so much of the day remains unknown.

Congress asks Spotify for information on Apple’s antitrust behavior

Spotify is reportedly helping the feds with their antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store. U.S. lawmakers asked Spotify to submit information related to an ongoing antitrust investigation into

How to check (and block) apps that track you on iPhone and iPad

To block all trackers in iOS 13, and stop apps from sharing your private data, you need extra help. A look at iOS firewall apps. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple snaps up virtual reality experts to boost AR push

Apple confirms it purchased a company that makes virtual reality and motion The acquisition of iKinema could bolster the iPhone maker’s augmented relativity offerings, especially

Call of Duty off to spectacular start on mobile

Real Call of Duty this week landed on mobile for the first time — and fans of the franchise can’t get enough. The free-to-play game has, unsurprisingly, enjoyed a spectacular start so far. We’ve seen

Why Apple CEO Tim Cook hates cryptocurrency

Apple is rapidly growing the list of services it provides to its customer base. Just don’t expect a cryptocurrency to come from Cupertino on Tim Cook’s watch. The Apple CEO made his feelings crystal

M. Night Shyamalan spills plot details for Servant TV show

Details about M. Night Shyamalan’s mysterious series for Apple TV+ are finally starting to emerge ahead of its premiere later this year. Speaking at a New York Comic Con panel, M. Night Shyamalan

16-inch MacBook Pro could get Apple’s most powerful charger ever

Details have leaked out of an Apple USB-C wall charger more powerful than any the company currently offers. This has spawned speculation that it‘s for the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro expected to

iPad is catching up with Mac, but it will never be as easy to use [Opinion]

Thanks to the recently launched iPadOS, I can finally do simple things on my iPad that I’ve always been able to do on my Mac. Like opening multiple documents in the same app, or installing fonts.

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 available now with lengthy wait

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 is today available to order from the Apple Online Store. The sportier model is priced the same as its entry-level siblings, with prices starting at $399. But you will be

Super Mario Galaxy takes over in big Dr. Mario World update

Dr. Mario World just got a big new update on mobile that adds a whole host of content inspired by Super Mario Galaxy. There’s a new world with a bunch of stages to explore, as well as two new

Life insurance firm offers Apple Watch Series 5 for just $25

John Hancock will start selling Apple Watch Series 5 for just $25 this fall. The new wearable, which usually starts at $399, will be available to life insurance customers who vow to be more active.

Apple increases iPhone 11 production to meet strong demand

Apple is reportedly ramping up iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro production to meet stronger-than-expected demand. The 10% increase will result in around 8 million additional units entering the market this

Last chance: Save 20% on Noreve leather bands for Apple Watch

Treat yourself to a beautiful leather Apple Watch band from Noreve this fall. Handmade in France by master craftsman using only the best materials, they’re immensely tough and even more attractive.