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Silicon Valley FBI boss says the bureau loves Apple

Apple’s relationship with the FBI isn’t nearly as contentious as some government officials and critics would have you believe. That’s according to the FBI’s San Francisco chief, John Bennett, who says

How to compare and restore previous versions of your Dropbox files

Dropbox remembers any changes you make to your files for 30 days. Here's how to use Revisions app to find and restore those previous versions. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Fifth macOS 10.13.3 beta lands for developers

Apple seeded a new beta build to developers today with the release of macOS 10.13.3 beta 5. The new beta comes a week after Apple dropped the fourth beta build on developers, bringing with it a host

WhatsApp will warn you when you receive hoax messages

WhatsApp has begun testing a new feature that warns users when they receive a suspected hoax message. It should help users avoid common spam that may seem genuine at first glance. If you’ve been a

iPhone’s Face ID notch could get a lot smaller next year

The iPhone X’s controversial notch could get a lot smaller next year. According to the latest rumor out of Asia, Apple’s suppliers are supposedly in the early stages of a solution that could shrink

Apple faces new accusations of harsh conditions in supply chain

Foxconn isn’t the only Apple supplier to be accused of having hazardous working conditions. According to a new report, manufacturer Catcher Technology Co. — which produces casings for iPhones and

iPhone reclaimed some valuable ground from Android last quarter

iOS increased its market share in the U.S. over the most recent quarter, a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals. The newly published research claims that iOS devices

Save massively on a lifetime of VPN protection [Deals]

If you aren’t concerned about your security online, you aren’t paying attention. Data and identity theft are a growing, serious problem. Plus, it’s just plain annoying to deal with location-based

YouTube is getting a new dark theme on iOS

The official YouTube app for iOS is getting a new dark theme. The theme makes YouTube easier on the eye — particularly at night — and could help improve battery life on your iPhone X. iOS has always

Stars of The Office reunite for Apple’s new FileMaker ad

Apple subsidiary FileMaker, which makes the popular “cross-platform relational database” of the same name, just launched a new ad, reuniting several stars from the U.S. version of hit comedy The

WeChat users in China can soon resume tipping

Nearly 1 billion users of Chinese messaging app WeChat will soon be able to resume sending tips to content creators with their iPhones. Tipping a fellow user is a big part of the popular social media

Today in Apple history: Macintosh Plus brings big changes to Mac

January 16, 1986: Apple introduces the Macintosh Plus, its third Mac model and the first to be released after Steve Jobs was forced out of the company the previous year. The Mac Plus is also the first

Nintendo Switch games could be coming to macOS

Nintendo Switch games could soon be popping up on macOS. The team behind a popular Nintendo 3DS emulator for Mac is hard at work on a new Switch emulator called Yuzu. It will eventually allow fans to

Speedometer 2.0 lets you put your browser speed through its paces

Apple has released Speedometer 2.0, a benchmark that lets you test your browser’s web app responsiveness. The tool is part of Apple’s contribution to WebKit, a collaboration between Apple, Adobe

Chinese consumer group demands action concerning iPhone slowdowns

A Chinese consumer group is joining the number of organizations and individuals asking Apple for more information about its purposeful slowing down of older iPhones as their batteries degrade. In a

Belkin Boost Up is a handy ‘wireless’ charging cradle for iPhone

The new Belkin Boost Up: Finally, a 'wireless' charging pad that's better than using a cable. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

What you need to know when buying a new TV

By Allison Martin You walk into the store expecting to choose a television in record time. But while that may sound appealing, the TV-buying process is often more complex. With so many sizes and

How to type Slack-style keyboard emojis on Mac

The Rocket app for macOS adds Slack-style keyboard shortcuts for quickly typing emoji, which is way, way better than the Mac's built-in emoji browser. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Longtime holdout Toyota finally embraces CarPlay

Toyota has confirmed it will finally embrace CarPlay in its 2019 Avalon and other vehicles launching this year. The Japanese firm is one of the last major automakers to adopt Apple’s platform, which

The HyperDrive hub is a MacBook owner’s dream

The HyperDrive 8-in-1 USB-C hub is a MacBook owner’s dream. With all the ports you’ll ever need on the go, plus a built-in Qi charging pad, it’s ideal for connecting all your peripherals and keeping