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iPhone slowdown controversy might boost ‘Right to Repair’ bills

Apple’s ongoing PR nightmare concerning the iPhone slowdown case could turn out to be a boon for “Right to Repair” advocates, backing bills that will force companies to supply the necessary parts to

Trump thanks Tim Cook for Apple’s $350 billion bonanza

Tim Cook finally earned some praise from long-time foe Donald Trump today, thanks to Apple’s plan to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. Trump went so far as to call

PencilSnap makes sure your Apple Pencil is never far away

You Apple Pencil is useless if you can't find it. Twelve South's PencilSnap sticks your Apple Pencil to your iPad's Smart Cover, so it's always within reach. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

There’s more than one way to open Mac archives

This post is presented by Trend Micro, maker of Dr. Unarchiver. Archives are a great way to compress and bundle all sorts of files. Whether massive applications or complex media projects, to get at

How to hook up a USB audio device to your Mac

Hooking up a USB audio device to your Mac is just about the simplest thing you can do, but don't miss the great advanced options built in to your Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Instagram now broadcasts your activity status to friends

Instagram is taking a page out of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp’s playbook this week by adding a new feature that lets your friends stalk you even more. Starting today, Instagram users should see

Intel confirms Spectre fixes can cause unwanted reboots

Intel has confirmed that fixes for the widespread Spectre bug can cause unwanted reboots on many PCs. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the company has also revealed that its latest chips — including the

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery RPG puts you into the story

Harry Potter is coming to iOS. Well, kind of. In fact, a forthcoming game from Los Angeles-based developer Jam City, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will let you create

Save 20% on SpotHero parking with Apple Pay

Apple Pay’s latest promotion can save you 20 percent off SpotHero parking in major U.S. cities. The discount is valid against a single reservation valued up to $5 through January 25. Apple has teamed

Deck out your Macbook with these awesome add-ons [Deals]

Buying a Macbook is just the first step. Once you’ve got your shiny new machine, it’s time to outfit it with the peripherals that’ll make it yours. So we’ve gathered some of the best deals on

Save $5 on Just Mobile’s sleek Apple Watch charging stands

Now’s the time to get in on a great deal for Just Mobile’s design-award-winning Apple Watch accessories. The company is slashing their regularly priced, award-winning stands and chargers for Apple

Facebook investigates frustrating Messenger bug on iPhone

Facebook has confirmed it is investigating a frustrating Messenger bug that’s plaguing some users on iPhone. There is no workaround for the issue at this time, which means users have no choice but to

Apple and Silicon Valley continue to fight Trump on immigration

Apple’s not giving up on fighting what it considers to be the good fight when it comes to immigration. On Thursday, a coalition of businesses including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others

Today in Apple history: Unauthorized Apple II clone sparks big legal battle

January 18, 1983: Computer manufacturer Franklin Electronic Publishers takes the wraps off its Franklin Ace 1200 computer, an unauthorized Apple II clone that triggers an important legal battle.

Apple will start paying its enormous E.U. tax bill in March

Apple will pay its 13 billion euros ($15.5 billion) tax bill between March and September this year, Ireland’s Department of Finance Secretary General Derek Moran has told the country’s Public Accounts

Apple snaps up Culver City office after HBO backs out

Apple looks set to open a new office in Culver City, California, after HBO backed out of plans to take the lease. The new building, which features 128,000 square feet of space, is projected to open in

You’ll soon be able to disable Apple’s iPhone throttling feature

With Apple facing mounting pressure, Tim Cook has revealed that a future iOS 11 update will let users disable the feature that was causing their iPhone to throttle performance. In an interview with

How to install the official Apple SEED training app on iPhone

Apple SEED is an official training app that you can’t download from the App Store. It’s designed to teach Apple Store employees and Authorized Resellers all they need to know about the company’s

Tim Cook breaks ground on Apple’s new Reno data center

One of Apple’s most important data centers is about to get a $1 billion expansion. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand today for the groundbreaking ceremony of the expanded data center in Reno, Nevada,

Apple employees get big bonus thanks to Trump

President Donald Trump’s new tax law is doing great things for Apple employees’ wallets. Apple told employees today that it plans to give all of them $2,500 worth of restricted stock, thanks to the