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Samsung faces even more challengers for iPhone OLED orders

Samsung may currently be the only company to build OLED displays for the iPhone, but it faces a growing number of challengers going forward, a new report claims. Not only is LG Display widely expected

370,000 people in South Korea are suing Apple

The first ever class action lawsuit filed against Apple in South Korea involves 370,000 individuals — or the equivalent of one out of every 138 people who live in the country. As with many of the

Apple starts showcasing subscription-based iOS apps

As part of its efforts to highlight human curation-led discovery in the App Store, Apple is shining a light on different app-based business models and content types. In the latest illustration of

4-in-1 HomeKit smart switch puts Alexa in your wall

iDevices’ new HomeKit-compatible smart switch will do much more than just control your lights. With sensors, a speaker and Amazon’s Alexa baked in, the Instinct packs four different functions into a

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on the new iMac Pro and refurbished iPads!

The new iMac Pro packs screaming-fast performance — and an eye-watering price. But if you’re in the market for Apple’s latest, great Mac, you can already snag a discount. Also in this week’s roundup

iPhone X makes stunning motion capture dirt-cheap

The iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system could soon make capturing Hollywood-quality motion capture as easy as snapping a selfie. In a demo showing you don’t need millions of dollars in studio

MacBook battery cases, graphene power packs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

If you’re not getting enough use out of your MacBook in between charges, you need the MagC Boost, the world’s first MacBook battery case. This baby will keep you going for more than 24 hours before

Apple surprises devs with fifth iOS 11.2.5 beta

It took Apple nearly no time to go from beta 4 to beta 5 on the latest update for iOS 11 that’s currently in development. Developers were surprised to receive iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 this morning, just two

How to quickly zoom text on your iPhone and iPad

In iOS 11, zooming text is as easy as adjusting screen brightness, so you can tailor the view to whatever you're doing right now. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Libratone’s hot new earbuds pack noise cancellation

The company behind some of the best AirPlay speakers on the market is ready to give Apple’s AirPods a new challenger. Libratone revealed its new set of wireless earbuds at CES 2018. And while the

iPhone 6 Plus owners face lengthy wait for battery replacement

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners in need of a battery replacement face a lengthy wait for Apple service. A shortage of batteries in the United States and other regions means many will have to wait

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan

This music app helps tune you in to your work [Deals]

Time at the computer is a constant fight to stay focused. Keeping distractions at bay and your mind on task has a lot to do with your environment. So the right music can make all the difference.

FBI expert says Apple ‘jerks’ are ‘evil geniuses’

Apple “jerks” have been labeled “evil geniuses” by an FBI forensics expert. Stephen Flatley slammed the iPhone-maker this week for making it even more difficult to hack into iOS devices. Apple’s

This leather, button-stud Apple Watch band will fit any wrist size

Best List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of handmade leather goods.

Targus’ Thunderbolt 3 dock supports two ultra-HD monitors

Mobile computing accessories company Targus has used CES to debut its new Thunderbolt 3 dock, a model that is aimed at multi-platform users. Letting you plug in two ultra high-definition computer

iCloud switch in China could impact international users too

There appears to be a bit of confusion regarding who is and isn’t going to be affected by Apple’s migration of China-based iCloud accounts to a server operated by a Chinese company next month.

Today in Apple history: iPod shuffle randomizes our music

January 11, 2005: Steve Jobs introduces the world to iPod shuffle, an entry-level music player that lacks a display. The device randomly shuffles the audio files it holds, but lets users easily skip

U.S. loophole could shave billions off Apple’s next tax bill

A possible quirk of the recent U.S. tax law change could net Apple an extra $4.1 billion, claims a new report. A timing loophole in the tax overhaul that enables repatriation of companies’ overseas

Tim Cook joins 100 other CEOs in protesting end of DACA program

Tim Cook joined more than 100 prominent CEOs who signed an open letter urging Congress to pass legislation to protect young immigrants threatened by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood