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Check out the ‘Apple Gray’ bikes at the new spaceship campus

Getting around the 175 acres of Apple Park has been made a little bit easier for employees thanks to a fleet of new bicycles on the new Apple campus. And in true Apple fashion, the design of the bikes

Txt.fyi is the dumbest publishing platform on the web

Rob Beschizza's txt.fyi is the easiest, fastest, simplest, cleanest, and tracker-free-est way to publish text on the web. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Add a layer of luxury and protection to your iPhone

This post is presented by Creatio Design, maker of Rmour Silver Corners. An iPhone is a powerful tool, but it’s also a luxury item. When you spend $1,000 on an iPhone X, it’s not just for the powerful

Apple Music finally gives artists the data they crave

Apple is offering musicians an analytics dashboard through Apple Music for Artists. The new tool provides insight into the listening habits of fans, highlighting the number of track plays, song

Disney hires Apple vet to build streaming service

Disney is bringing in an Apple veteran to help build its streaming service that will ultimately take on Netflix and maybe even Apple. Kevin Swint, a former Apple employee that was in charge of the

How to mute iMessage threads, and spot those you accidentally silenced

Muting messages is super useful, and very easy. It's also easy to silence a chat by mistake, so here's how to spot muted conversations, and mute iMessage threads. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

This is what it’s like to control the HomePod

Apple’s HomePod speaker has once again leaked new information about its self ahead of its launch, including how you’ll manage its settings once you finally get one. Screenshots from HomePod testers in

Top 10 tips for swimming with Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch loves getting wet (provided you own a Series 2 or 3). But when you start a swimming workout, the waterproof mode kicks in automatically, which means the Apple Watch touchscreen stops

Another Wall Street analyst expresses doubts about Apple in 2018

Another Wall Street analyst has downgraded Apple shares, based on fears that iPhone demand is getting weaker. Atlantic Equities has lowered its rating on Apple from “overweight” to “neutral” on

Apple will upgrade some iPhone 6 Plus units in need of repair

If you have an iPhone 6 Plus in need of replacement, you could be in line for an upgrade to iPhone 6s Plus. An internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers gives permission for

Learn to code in iOS by building working apps [Deals]

Learning the development process for iOS is a great way to build up your resume. It’s also a great way to break into a space with massive creative and commercial potential. Right now, we’re having a

What supercycle? Interest in latest iPhones nears all-time low

Interest in Apple’s latest handsets is nearing an all-time low in the United States. A survey among customers with three of the largest carriers reveals the number of iPhone owners who plan to upgrade

Yes, you’ll be able to mute ‘always listening’ HomePod

New icons uncovered in the latest iOS 11.2.5 developer build confirm that, yes, HomePod owners will be able to disable the microphone on Apple’s smart speaker should so they wish to do so. Given

Today in Apple history: Super Bowl Mac ad airs against the odds

January 22, 1984: Apple’s stunning “1984” commercial for the Macintosh 128K airs on CBS during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII. Probably the most famous TV ad for a computer in history, the

Apple teams up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education

Apple has teamed up with Malala Fund to support girls’ education around the world. The iPhone-maker will become the fund’s first Laureate partner and will help double the number of grants awarded by

Tim Cook will return to Duke for 2018 commencement address

Tim Cook will give the commencement address for Duke University’s graduating class on May 13, 2018. Cook is a 1988 MBA graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, as well as a member of

Hearst family ranch provides solar power to Apple Park

California’s historic Hearst cattle ranch is being used as a hybrid solar farm to provide power for Apple — partly thanks to Steve Jobs. The Hearst ranch takes up 150,000 acres, split across two

Apple’s latest iPhone X ad invokes the spirit of Muhammad Ali

Apple debuted a new ad for the iPhone X over the weekend. The 30-second commercial advertises the iPhone X’s Portrait Lighting selfie feature, and includes narration from the iconic boxing heavyweight

Cytus II, AudioStretch, and other awesome apps of the week

A futuristic, sci-fi rhythm game called Cytus II is just of one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a great music transcription app, a frantic

Create and lead a thriving society in Civilization VI [Deals]

Most fans of computer gaming will be familiar with the epic Civilization series. It’s a turn-based strategy game that challenges players to build and sustain a thriving global society. Spanning from