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Apple surprises devs with fifth iOS 11.2.5 beta

It took Apple nearly no time to go from beta 4 to beta 5 on the latest update for iOS 11 that’s currently in development. Developers were surprised to receive iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 this morning, just two

How to quickly zoom text on your iPhone and iPad

In iOS 11, zooming text is as easy as adjusting screen brightness, so you can tailor the view to whatever you're doing right now. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Libratone’s hot new earbuds pack noise cancellation

The company behind some of the best AirPlay speakers on the market is ready to give Apple’s AirPods a new challenger. Libratone revealed its new set of wireless earbuds at CES 2018. And while the

iPhone 6 Plus owners face lengthy wait for battery replacement

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners in need of a battery replacement face a lengthy wait for Apple service. A shortage of batteries in the United States and other regions means many will have to wait

Apple Health data used as evidence in murder trial

Data from the Apple Health app is being used as evidence in a trial concerning the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Germany. The individual accused of the crime is Hussein K., an Afghan

This music app helps tune you in to your work [Deals]

Time at the computer is a constant fight to stay focused. Keeping distractions at bay and your mind on task has a lot to do with your environment. So the right music can make all the difference.

FBI expert says Apple ‘jerks’ are ‘evil geniuses’

Apple “jerks” have been labeled “evil geniuses” by an FBI forensics expert. Stephen Flatley slammed the iPhone-maker this week for making it even more difficult to hack into iOS devices. Apple’s

This leather, button-stud Apple Watch band will fit any wrist size

Best List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of handmade leather goods.

Targus’ Thunderbolt 3 dock supports two ultra-HD monitors

Mobile computing accessories company Targus has used CES to debut its new Thunderbolt 3 dock, a model that is aimed at multi-platform users. Letting you plug in two ultra high-definition computer

iCloud switch in China could impact international users too

There appears to be a bit of confusion regarding who is and isn’t going to be affected by Apple’s migration of China-based iCloud accounts to a server operated by a Chinese company next month.

Today in Apple history: iPod shuffle randomizes our music

January 11, 2005: Steve Jobs introduces the world to iPod shuffle, an entry-level music player that lacks a display. The device randomly shuffles the audio files it holds, but lets users easily skip

U.S. loophole could shave billions off Apple’s next tax bill

A possible quirk of the recent U.S. tax law change could net Apple an extra $4.1 billion, claims a new report. A timing loophole in the tax overhaul that enables repatriation of companies’ overseas

Tim Cook joins 100 other CEOs in protesting end of DACA program

Tim Cook joined more than 100 prominent CEOs who signed an open letter urging Congress to pass legislation to protect young immigrants threatened by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood

Apple orders sci-fi drama from Peaky Blinders writer

Apple’s original content creation machine is starting to churn at full steam, based on a new report that the iPhone-maker has inked a deal for yet another original series. Apple ordered a

Linksys mesh Wi-Fi system gets Apple’s stamp of approval

Stick a fork in Apple’s router business. It looks dead. In another sign that Apple is just too damn busy to update its outdated AirPort line of routers, the company is now selling a new mesh router

Roland’s new audio recorder works with iPhone and Apple Watch

The Roland R-07 pocket recorder can be remote controlled by your iPhone or Apple Watch, and it packs a clever "HDR" audio features that never overloads. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Sleek USB-C travel charger juices 4 Apple devices at once

Satechi is doing its part to ease our move to USB-C. The consumer electronics company’s latest device is a 75-watt USB Type-C travel charger smaller than a deck of cards. The space gray charger, which

Matias adds RGB backlighting to wired Mac keyboard

The best wired keyboard for Macs not made by Apple just got even better. Mac accessory maker Matias unveiled its next-generation keyboard at CES this week and it comes with some cool new features you

Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. Here’s how to see the map.

Your iPhone tracks you everywhere you go, saving your Significant Locations in a private database. Here's how to access and edit it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Yet another crazy bug surfaces in macOS High Sierra [Update]

Yet another serious security flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra. The bug, which remains present in Apple’s most recent public release, allows anyone to change the App Store settings in