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How to sell your old iPhone or iPad

You can get good money for old iPhones and iPads. Here's how to find out how much to sell it for, and how to get a fast, profitable sale. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement just got easier

New Apple support documentation leaked from one of its retail stores that the company’s new $29 battery replacement program is a lot less strict than some customers originally feared. Earlier in the

This app can help you keep your chill in 2018 [Deals]

New year may mean a new you. But the same old stress and distractions are probably going to stick around. Of course, technology is responsible for a lot of that, but it might also be able to offer

iPhone X demand could be significantly lower than expected

Despite Apple stock having fallen to reflect lower iPhone X demand, one Wall Street analyst claims that expectations are “still too high.” In a note to clients, Nicolas Baratte of CLSA says that any

Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first ‘killer app’

January 2, 1979: Entrepreneurs Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston incorporate their company Software Arts to publish a little program called VisiCalc. The first spreadsheet for the Apple II, the $100

Analysts: There’s a 40 percent chance Apple will acquire Netflix

Citi analysts claim that there is a 40 percent chance that Apple will acquire Netflix in 2018. Analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant peg their prediction on the extra cash that Apple could have on its

Some Samsung Note 8 owners are experiencing battery issues

Apple’s not the only smartphone manufacturer having PR issues involving its phone batteries. Some owners of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 are reporting that their handsets refuse to charge or turn on after

Most smartphones will ditch the bezel in 2018

Apple may not have invented the bezel-less all-screen smartphone, but the iPhone X has certainly helped popularize it. According to a new report, shipments of all-screen smartphones are set to

Finally learn and master the advance concepts of Excel this year [Deals]

Everyone can brush up on their Excel skills for the workplace. This new year being more productive and efficient are probably on the top of most people’s list when it comes to career-focused

Today in Apple history: Apple IIe becomes a high-profit hit

January 1, 1983: Apple launches the Apple IIe, the third model in the Apple II series — and the last before the Macintosh will arrive a year later. It proved a big seller for Apple, and proof positive

The best apps to help make your New Year’s resolutions come true

As the clock ticks down to 2018, many folks’ minds turn to the question of New Year’s resolutions, and all the ways that we’re going to better ourselves over the next twelve months. Well, look no

Start the new year by learning to code iPhone apps [Deals]

iOS 11 has become the new standard when it comes to design-focused operating systems. With every update, comes more fun, intuitive, and functional features. Learning to code for the iPhone isn’t as

Today in Apple history: Pirate app service Hackulous shuts down

December 31, 2012: App piracy hub Hackulous shuts down, bringing an end to two of its most popular apps, Installous and AppSync. The jailbreak tool Installous allowed users to install “cracked” or

Top tech trends of 2017

2017 was an exciting year for consumer technology. It brought us big advancements in areas like machine learning and biometric security, as well as a big boost for augmented reality, and some

Today in Apple history: Microsoft hits the height of its power

December 30, 1999: Microsoft hits the height of its 1990s dominance and begins its early-2000s decline, clearing a gap at the top for Apple. After hitting its all-time high of $53.60, Microsoft stock

Use a VPN to guard your online life, for life [Deals]

When you go online, you’re opening yourself up to being spied on, having your identity stolen, or being blocked by location restrictions. Sorry to be a bummer, but those are the facts. So, using a VPN

Every single product Apple rolled out in 2017

2017 was a killer year for new Apple products — and it’s not all because of the iPhone X. Apple’s design team spun out updates in nearly every single category while also popping out a few all-new

How to squeeze the longest life from your iPhone battery

The iPhone's battery degrades over time, but there are plenty of tricks to stop that happening. Here are the best ways to extend its life. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung and LG don’t throttle their phones like Apple does

Apple’s decision to throttle CPU speeds on iPhones with older batteries isn’t a feature its competition is eager to copy. Both Samsung and LG have come out with statements today saying that none of

You can now buy an iMac Pro from your local Apple Store

The iMac Pro is finally available to buy to walk-in customers in brick and mortar Apple Stores. Apple’s “most powerful Mac ever” was previously been made available to buy online on December 14, while