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‘Everyone Can Code’ will teach Swift to 500,000 Chicago kids

Apple is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” initiative to 500,000 students in Chicago public schools and city colleges. The program provides the necessary tools to teach people Apple’s Swift

Today in Apple history: Apple IPO mints instant millionaires

December 12, 1980: Apple goes public, floating 4.6 million shares on the stock market at $22 per share. In the biggest tech IPO of its day, more than 40 out of 1,000 Apple employees become instant

Apple Pay could arrive in Brazil next

Apple Pay could be about to launch in Brazil, based on sources familiar with the matter, and terms and conditions issued by one of the country’s major banks. Users of iOS devices who attempt to add a

Steve Jobs’ ‘Blue Box’ will go on display in Michigan

If you want to check out Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s first ever product, book your travel to Michigan now! That’s because The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn has acquired a rare 1972 Blue Box in an

You can now pre-order apps in the App Store

Apple is now allowing all App Store developers to accept pre-orders for upcoming releases on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Customers will be able to view product pages and place their order ahead of an app’s

iRingg sends YouTube ringtones to your iPhone wirelessly

iRingg takes YouTube, SoundCloud, or iTunes music, turns it into a ringtone, and pushes it wirelessly to your iPhone. Simple app sends YouTube ringtones to your iPhone wirelessly (via Cult of Mac -

Apple gets up close with Face ID in new ads

Still on the fence about buying the iPhone X with Face ID? Apple’s got a brand new set of ads that will have you ready to take the plunge by showing off how smooth Face ID works on the iPhone X. Apple

The best iPhone screen protectors

Dropping your iPhone may crack it, but the most likely way that you'll ruin the screen is to scratch it. To prevent this, you should get a screen protector. Here are the best you can buy. (via Cult of

Drones, fingerprint locks, and lots more [Green Monday Deals]

The post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy has finally subsided. To celebrate, here’s another shopping frenzy. In observance of Green Monday, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on gear and gadgets.

10 things I hate about iPhone X

iPhone X is the best smartphone Apple ever made. It could be the best smartphone released in 2017. Like its rivals and every iPhone that came before it, however, it’s imperfect. As much as I love

Apple seeds first macOS 10.13.3 beta

Registered Apple developers just got a brand new beta build of macOS today after Apple seeded the first beta of macOS 10.13.3. The new update comes less than a week after Apple released macOS 10.13.2

Apple confirms it bought Shazam

One of the most popular third-party apps on the App Store has officially been purchased by Apple. London-based Shazam has long dominated the App Store charts with its ability to recognize any song,

How to edit multiple images the easy way in Photos for Mac

You still can't batch-edit in Photos for Mac, but this workaround is almost as quick and easy. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

New battery speeds up old iPhone (and rekindles Apple conspiracy theory)

Swapping out the battery in a slow old iPhone could drastically improve the device’s performance. That claim comes from a Reddit user who says he almost doubled the clock rates of his lagging iPhone

iPhone manufacturing in India hits another bump in the road

Apple wants to ramp up its iPhone manufacturing in India, but coming to an arrangement with the Indian government over all the necessary details — including Apple’s desired tax breaks — is proving to

Chocolate Hub 2 should ship with every MacBook

Apple doesn’t think you need traditional USB ports and SD card readers anymore, but for the vast majority of MacBook users, that’s false. That’s why every model should ship with the excellent

Save massively on lifelong VPN protection [Green Monday deals]

In this day and age, getting online without using a VPN is an unnecessary risk. But there are a lot of options out there. If you just aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got a deal for you. PureVPN is a

Apple seeks to silence activist shareholders at its annual general meeting

Apple may be very happy to talk environmental issues and human rights when it suits it to do so — but not at its shareholder meetings. According to a new report, Apple is “pushing back” on four

Today in Apple history: iPhone factory deaths spark investigation

December 11, 2013: A Chinese labor rights group calls on Apple to investigate the deaths of several workers at a Shanghai factory run by iPhone manufacturer Pegatron. Most controversially, one of the

Knockoff crypto wallet app rises to the top of the App Store

In what looks like its latest security faux pas, Apple has allowed an app pretending to be created by — one of the internet’s leading services for storing ETH and other crypto