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Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses ‘Man of the Year’ award to the PC

December 26, 1982: Time magazine names the personal computer its “Man of the Year.” It’s the first (and, to date, only) time a nonhuman entity wins the award, which was created in 1927. However, the

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that

Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips. Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps,

Today in Apple history: Woz spends Christmas building Apple II disk drive

December 25, 1977: Steve Wozniak spends the holidays building a prototype of the Disk II, the Apple II’s revolutionary floppy disk drive. “I worked all day, all night, through Christmas and New Year’s

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want

Civilization VI, Rainbrow, and other awesome apps of the week

A brilliant iPad port of one of the greatest turn-based strategy games of 2016, Civilization VI, is just of one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week” roundup. In addition, we’ve got

Score 2 terabytes of secure cloud storage for life [Deals]

Cloud storage has gone from being a convenience to a necessity for proper data security. Unfortunately, it’s a necessity that’s still pretty pricey. Not so with this deal on 2 terabytes of lifetime

Today in Apple history: Apple’s new tablet is called … iSlate?

December 24, 2009: As rumors of a possible Apple tablet reach boiling point, a rumor spreads online that the new device will be called the iSlate. The news is based on the fact that Apple quietly

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on iPads, AirPods and MacBooks!

Right now, you can get that massive MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that you’ve always wanted. Plus, a pair of iPads at great prices, and the hottest wireless headphones in the land at the best price yet.

Get certified in Adobe’s flagship graphic design apps [Deals]

In today’s workplace, digital design skills are at a premium. So knowing how to use Adobe’s industry standard apps for graphic design — Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, etc — means having an

Today in Apple history: Apple invents ‘slide to unlock’

December 23, 2005: Apple files a patent application for its iconic “slide to unlock” gesture for the iPhone. Although the iPhone is still a secret research project at the time, the ability to unlock

Revised App Store guidelines give devs a reason to celebrate early

A minor change in its App Store guidelines this week concerning template apps doesn’t sound like much. But if you’re one of the many, many iOS developers running a small business who rely on the App

The latest version of Toast offers total control of digital media [Deals]

Capturing, converting, editing, burning to DVD. Each of the many ways we work with digital media files requires the right software. Roxio Toast has long been seen as one of the top digital media apps

Updated AirPods plus our picks for best TV of 2017, on The CultCast

This week, on a holly jolly edition of The CultCast: The next-gen AirPods are supposedly coming in 2018; next-day delivery of iPhone X is a sprinkling of Christmas magic; how to listen to Youtube

Apple recruits Amazon Studios execs for its original content team

Apple has recruited three executives from Amazon Studios, who will help Apple further grow its original programming ambitions. The new employees include Tara Sorensen, former head of Amazon kids’

Today in Apple history: iPhone comes to the world’s biggest carrier

December 22, 2013: After months of false starts, Apple finally secures a deal with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to the world’s largest telecom company. With 760 million potential iPhone customers

iPhone X demand may be weaker than Apple expected

iPhone X shipments are likely to be somewhere between 30-35 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, a new report claims. If true, this would be something of a disappointment for Apple. Sources in the

Apple hit with two lawsuits over slowing down iPhones

Well that didn’t take long! Within a day of Apple acknowledging that it’s software updates cause older iPhone models to slow down, Apple has been hit with not one, but two class action lawsuits from

Snag a new MacBook for $400 off [Deals & Steals]

In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we found a brand-new 12-inch rose gold MacBook for $400 off. We also have great deals on a Logitech universal remote bundle, a surprisingly stylish router and

High Sierra ‘Content Caching’ turns your Mac into a local iCloud server

Content caching means faster iOS updates, faster iPhoto and music access, and much less internet data use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)