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Taylor Swift’s new album finally hits Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s new album is finally available for streaming through Apple Music. Reputation’s arrival comes three weeks after its initial debut on iTunes. It’s also showing up on Spotify and other

Ireland reveals when Apple will finally pay its giant E.U. tax bill

After dragging its feet over collecting its giant 13 billion euros ($15.5 billion) tax bill from Apple, Ireland’s Department of Finance has revealed that an agreement has been reached with Apple over

Apple planning even cheaper iPad for 2018

Apple is said to be developing a new inexpensive iPad for 2018. Sources say it will be even cheaper than the 9.7-inch model currently on offer as the company looks to take on affordable rivals from

Week’s best Apple deals: Cut the cable cord with a new Apple TV 4K

Been thinking about cutting the cable cord? Well, here’s a good way to do it in one fell swoop: Snag a sweet deal on a super-sharp Apple TV 4K with four months of DirecTV Now. You’ll also find great

Qualcomm seeks import ban on iPhone X

The battle between Apple and Qualcomm and Apple is turning downright nasty. Hot on the heels of Apple’s counter-lawsuit, Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringement claims against the

Funxim charging mat juices iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously

Funxim's wireless charging pad has just one wire. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

MacX Video Converter Pro, a 4K video converter for Mac

This post is presented by Digiarty, maker of MacX Video Converter. Thanks to iPhone 8 and iPhone X, 4K video is now the norm. 4K video looks incredible, but it also means a lot of

How to make a killer Drummer track in GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand's Drummer is both super-easy to use, and capable of beautifully complex music. Check out these hidden tricks. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch just got way better at spotting heart problems

The Apple Watch just got a whole lot more indispensable! Today, two major heart-related developments mean Apple’s wearable device could one day save your life. Firstly, Apple teamed up with Stanford

Apple’s quick fix for macOS breaks file sharing

Apple’s quick fix for a major security flaw in macOS High Sierra has resulted in another issue for some users. The update introduces yet another bug that breaks file sharing, but Apple has published

Reclaim your MacBook’s lost connections [Deals]

There are many great features to point out about the latest MacBook Pros. But with only USB-C ports for external devices, a wide variety of connections isn’t one of them. So one choice when picking up

Apple designing super efficient power management chips for iPhone

Apple is busy designing its own power management chips for use in future iPhones, which could debut as soon as next year, a new report claims. The new chips would reportedly be the most advanced power

Apple goes all-out red for World AIDS Day

Apple is ready to go red for World AIDS Day. More than 400 Apple Stores around the world will sport red logos next week, while every Apple Pay transaction will result in a donation to the Global Fund.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp goes festive for first event

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s first event will be filled with festivities for the holidays. Starting today, players will have the opportunity to craft all kinds of special items, including Santa

Need a stable smartphone? Buy iPhone, not Android

The “failure rate” of Android devices is nearly double that of iOS device, although iOS apps crash 7x more frequently than Android apps. Those are two of the findings from respected mobile diagnostics

Today in Apple history: Apple opens its first store outside U.S.

November 30, 2003: Apple expands its retail chain outside the United States, opening its 73rd Apple Store in Tokyo’s trendy Ginza shopping district. On opening day, thousands of Apple fans — possibly

Microsoft Edge for iPhone hits the App Store

Microsoft Edge for iOS is now available to download from the App Store. The web browser entered beta testing in early October, but you needed a Windows 10 PC to get your hands on it. Now it is

Qualcomm targets iPhone X in its ongoing war with Apple

Hot on the heels of Apple suing Qualcomm over its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm has fired back by filing a patent lawsuit (a counter-countersuit?) against Apple for technology in the iPhone 8 and

Music streaming is a horrible business, says Apple Music boss

Spotify is in for a rough future, according to Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, who is warning the music industry not to place too much faith in the tech industry. Iovine sat down for a new interview where he

DropStream: Drag-and-drop movie streaming for Apple TV

DropStream lets you drop a movie or music file onto a Mac app, and stream it to any AirPlay device or Apple TV. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)