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Apple confirms supported audio sources for HomePod

With HomePod just over one week away from making its debut, Apple has confirmed which audio sources are officially supported. Apple Music and AirPlay are obviously on the list, but there are some big

Level up the privacy on all your devices [Deals]

You don’t need us to tell you that the internet is a dangerous place. Surely you need no reminders of the malware, data thieves, and snoops that swim the interwebs. And if you’re aware of all those

Easily convert Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11 [Quick Tips]

Live Photos are great. They can capture special moments in a way that some pictures just can’t. The little movie clips that play when you force-touch a Live Photo can show the joy or wonder of the

Today in Apple history: Stephen Colbert shows off iPad early at Grammys

February 1, 2010: The tech-loving world goes into meltdown at the sight of Stephen Colbert using a prerelease iPad to read nominations during the Grammy Awards show. “Jay-Z, did you not get one of

The iPhone is going to get even more expensive in India

India has just struck Apple another harsh blow by raising its duty on imported mobile phones from 15 percent to 20 percent. The move, which will make imported iPhones more expensive, follows less than

Telegram apps vanish from the App Store [Update]

Telegram and Telegram X vanished from the App Store on Wednesday and are yet to return. It’s not yet clear if the apps were pulled by Apple or Telegram. Telegram now boasts more than 180 million

Austria’s first Apple Store will open later this month

After a year and a half of rumors, Apple will open its first ever Apple Store in Austria on February 24, according to Apple’s own website. The new Vienna Apple store is located at the Kärntnerstrasse,

Mario Kart Tour will race onto iOS… sometime in the next year

In news that’s worthy of celebration, Nintendo says that Mario Kart Tour, a new instalment in its crazy popular kart racing franchise, is coming to iOS. In a tweet, Nintendo said that, “The checkered

Apple adds amazing Flex and Flow sound pack to GarageBand for iOS

Apple has added a new Flex and Flow sound pack to GarageBand for iOS' Sound Library. Here's how to download it, and check out the great stuff inside. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Spotify’s new app is a Pandora copycat

Spotify is testing a new tool to up the competition with Apple Music by stealing a key feature from one of the oldest companies in the streaming game: Pandora. Stations, a new stand-alone app from

Casetify’s nylon Apple Watch bands hit all the marks

Nylon bands for Apple Watch are in high demand for their comfort and versatility. Add in great engineering and style, and you’ve got the ideal strap to fit your everyday needs. Enter Casetify, a

These are the touch gestures you can use with HomePod

Forget Siri -- the easiest way to control the HomePod is by tapping it. Here are the touch gestures you can use with Apple's new speaker. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Steve Wozniak hates the iPhone X’s home button

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the new iPhone X. Woz criticized the iPhone X when it was unveiled last year. And now that he’s finally spent some quality time with one (thanks to Tim

Colgate’s iPhone-controlled AI toothbrush is smart, but not essential [Review]

Colgate’s new iPhone-compatible smart toothbrush promises to transform the way you brush your teeth, thanks to the magic of machine intelligence. So is the E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush With

Feds have questions about iPhone throttling. Apple has answers.

Apple says it is cooperating with U.S. government agencies investigating the company’s decision to throttle CPU speeds on iPhones with older batteries. The official statement from Apple this morning

Apple works to bring iPad apps to Mac in 2018

Apple’s primary focus for its software updates this year is on improving performance and stability. But there’s a big new feature that the company is still working to bring to macOS, according to a

Juice up your iPhone in style with these accessories [Deals]

iOS devices are sleek and stylish and exciting to use. But none of those terms usually apply to charging them up. So we’ve rounded up some of the slickest charging accessories for iPhone. From a

Apple could soon have iPhone 6s assembled in India

Apple manufacturer Wistron is reportedly putting the final touches on a deal that will allow it to secure another 100 acres of land in India’s tech hub of Bengaluru. The $157 million facility will be

iPhone just hit its highest ever share of the U.S. phone market

Apple smartphone market share has reportedly risen from 37 percent to 44 percent in the U.S., representing its highest point in history on Apple’s home turf. According to research from Counterpoint’s

Here’s how you’ll update your HomePod software

Apple will issue software updates for HomePod with important bug fixes, performance improvements, and (hopefully) new features. Here’s how you will update yours. HomePod doesn’t have a display; there