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E.U. fines Qualcomm for paying Apple billions to shut out rivals

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm 997 million euros ($1.2 billion) for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets, supposedly paying Apple billions of dollars in order to secure

Quick Tip: Stop Mac Spaces rearranging themselves

Mission Control's Spaces rearrange themselves in order to frustrate you as much as possible. Here's how to whip them into shape. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Why Apple’s HomePod is poised to bomb

HomePod, the first new Apple product of 2018, is about to arrive. And as a huge Apple fanboy, I couldn’t care less. Apple’s been hyping its smart speaker ever since unveiling the device last June at

Mac FoneLab is your first aid kit for iPhone

This post is presented by Aiseesoft, maker of Mac FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. New year, new phone — and the same old risks of damage or data loss. Whether you’ve shelled out more than a thousand

Juuk releases 5 new Vitero Apple Watch bands for preorder

Update: Juuk’s added five new Vitero Apple Watch bands now available for preorder, which will ship the first week of February. The new finishes available for preorder are: Vitero Cosmic Grey, Vitero

Emergency Bypass lets selected contacts punch through Do Not Disturb

Emergency Bypass lets selected contacts punch through Do Not Disturb, any time. Here’s how to enable it for messages and phone calls. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 11.2.5 is out along with tvOS, watchOS and macOS updates

Apple pushed out a big batch of software updates this morning for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements to all of its major platforms. iOS 11.2.5 is

2018’s entry-level iPhone might lack key features

Apple will cut key features from its upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone to reach a more affordable price tag, according to one reliable analyst. The device, which is expected to look a lot like iPhone X, could

DJI unveils impossibly tiny new Mavic Air drone

The most popular consumer drone on the market just got a huge upgrade that gives it even more mass appeal for budding droners and video creators. DJI unveiled its new folding drone, the Mavic Air,

Apple reveals HomePod control gestures and more juicy details

After confirming HomePod will finally make its debut on February 9 — with preorders starting this Friday — Apple has revealed new details about its hotly anticipated smart speaker. Here’s what you

This is the industry standard app for screenwriting [Deals]

Today there is something of a golden age for screenwriters. with countless new shows and platforms to deliver them. So there’s more opportunity in TV and film today than there has been in a long time.

Apple could launch a more affordable 13-inch MacBook this year

Apple is said to be preparing a new 13-inch MacBook for 2018 that will likely replace the MacBook Air as its most affordable notebook. Suppliers are already manufacturing displays for the machine,

Apple spent a fortune lobbying Trump administration in 2017

Apple ramped up its lobbying spend in 2017, shelling out $7 million to battle many of the regulations and proposed new laws issued by the Trump administration. Under Tim Cook, amount spent by Apple on

HomePod pre-orders begin Friday ahead of Feb. 9 launch

Apple today confirmed it will release its $349 HomePod on February 9. Fans will be able to pre-order the smart speaker from the Apple online store this Friday, January 26 — but only in three regions.

Google Gboard gets new GIF creation tool on iOS

Google’s excellent Gboard keyboard is now even better on iOS, thanks to a handy GIF creation tool. Users can make two kinds of animated images using their iPhone’s camera, then send their creations

Today in Apple history: Macintosh Office gets down to business

January 23, 1985: Apple introduces Macintosh Office, a combination of hardware and software that represents the company’s first real attempt at cracking the business world dominated by IBM. Macintosh

Grid Autosport racing game for iOS just got even better

Grid Autosport, the iOS “console-quality” AAA racing game, just got even better, courtesy of an update. It adds additional control options, including better car handling for people playing the game

Apple supply chain spills beans on 2018 iPhone upgrades

Sources in Apple’s supply chain have spilled the beans on the company’s iPhone upgrade plans for 2018. Corroborating claims from one reliable analyst, a new report reveals we will see three new iPhone

Apple’s old sapphire nightmare continues with new lawsuit

Despite seemingly dropping plans for a sapphire display for the iPhone, Apple continues to be haunted by its brief venture into manufacturing using the material. In addition to Apple’s sapphire

Tim Cook takes first trip to Canada as Apple CEO

Tim Cook sure racks up the air miles! This week, Apple’s CEO visited Canada, where he made a surprise appearance at a downtown Toronto Apple Store, and took in a Maple Leafs game for good measure.