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Apple pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

As it has for years, Apple is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by changing the image on its homepage and displaying a quote from the legendary civil rights leader. “The time is always

The cool paraphernalia found in an Apple veteran’s desk drawer

Clearing out your desk can be a great way of discovering paraphernalia you’d long since forgotten you owned. Things are no different if you’re a long-time Apple employee, packing up your office at 1

Master the dark arts of Microsoft Excel [Deals]

If you work in an office, you probably work with Microsoft Office Suite. And of all the apps, Excel is perhaps the most useful for any professional to master. But it’s a complicated application, and

Apple named in class-action lawsuit alongside AMD and Intel

Apple has been named in a class-action lawsuit alongside AMD and Intel. The case filed in Israel, one of many expected to hit major chip manufacturers, comes after the discovery of the Meltdown and

Apple shows off ARKit and note-taking in new iPad Pro ads

Apple debuted two ads over the weekend, both showing off features of the iPad Pro, running iOS 11. The first ad, “Take Notes,” depicts how the Apple Pencil can let people write down handwritten notes,

Today in Apple history: MacBook Air becomes ‘world’s thinnest notebook’

January 15, 2008: Steve Jobs shows off the first MacBook Air at the Macworld conference, calling the revolutionary computer the “world’s thinnest notebook.” The 13.3-inch laptop measures only 0.76

MacBook won’t get a major upgrade in 2018

Apple has no plans for a major upgrade to its MacBook line this year, a report claims. The last time Apple gave a major upgrade to the MacBook was in 2016, when Apple introduced the Touch Bar.

Drone flyover video shows Apple Park open for business

More than six years after Steve Jobs pitched it to the Cupertino City Council, and more than four after it was given the official go-ahead, Apple Park is officially open. In a spectacular new drone

OurPact, Kraino, and other awesome apps of the week

An app to help parents keep track of what their kids are doing on their iPhones is just one of our picks for “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a pair of fun retro-style platformers,

Learn how to get in on the freelancing game [Deals]

The job market is changing fast. So while all sorts of gigs are changing or vanishing, freelancing has become a more and more practical way to get work. But when charting your own career course, it

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs takes a leave of absence

January 14, 2009: Steve Jobs’ cancer worsens to the point that he takes a medical leave from Apple. Despite his illness, the CEO remains reluctant to take the time off. When he does, he keeps quiet

Juuk’s three-link Velo Apple Watch bands are tapered to fit perfectly [Watch Store]

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is

Today in Apple history: Bill Gates quits as Microsoft CEO

January 13, 2000: Steve Jobs’ longtime frenemy Bill Gates steps down from his role as Microsoft CEO, a month after his company’s stock hit its all-time high. The news coincides with a turning point in

The Side Hustle Bundle teaches how to make money online [Deals]

It’s 2018, the era of the side hustle. Because these days, everybody could use a little extra cash. And like everything else, you can find it online. That is, if you know what you’re doing. The

Cult of Mac Magazine: Your iPhone tracks your every move, and more!

Your iPhone knows where you are, and it remembers where you have been. It keeps a record of your frequent hangouts — aka “significant locations” — and uses this data to make location-based suggestions

Man used Mac malware to make child porn, feds say

Mac malware was the secret key behind an Ohio man’s 13-year spree of creating child pornography, according to inditement filed by the US Department of Justice. By using the Mac malware known as

Apple shows iPhone X camera in a new light

The iPhone X’s advanced camera gets some prime time in the spotlight in Apple’s latest ad. Apple dropped the fun new spot, which highlights the next-gen photographic features of the $1,000 iPhone,

iRig Keys IO is all you need to make music on iOS and Mac

iRig Keys includes everything you need to create music -- keyboard, audio interface, monitor outputs -- in one Lightning-connected box. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week. Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot

How to get the best battery life from your MacBook

Looking after your MacBook battery will make it last longer. The good news is, you only have to make sure you don't keep it plugged in all the time to maximize battery life. (via Cult of Mac - Tech