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DuckDuckGo expands its privacy services beyond anonymous search

This post is presented by DuckDuckGo. The web is a creepy place. No matter what you do or where you go, countless digital eyeballs watch what you do, looking to sell your data. DuckDuckGo is known as

Apple considers rebates for old iPhone battery replacement purchases

Customers who purchased an iPhone battery replacement before the price was lowered to $29 might be in for a rebate from Apple. In a letter sent today to U.S. Senator John Thune, the iPhone-maker

How to connect HomePod to your Apple TV

The HomePod makes a great speaker for watching TV and movies. Here's how to hook it up to your Apple TV using AirPlay. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch spanks the Swiss watch industry for real

Apple Watch is absolutely dominating the traditional Swiss watch industry. The latest reports on Apple Watch sales figures were released today and even though Apple hasn’t put out its own official

Apple seeds new iOS, tvOS betas to developers

Apple today rolled out its second iOS 11.3 beta ahead of a public launch this spring. The update is available to download now for registered developers, alongside a second beta of tvOS 11.3. iOS 11.3

Apple switches tactics after U.S. tax changes

Apple is cutting back on the purchasing of corporate bonds as it prepares to bring home overseas cash. Changes to tax laws in the United States mean Apple no longer needs to hold so much money in

Peek inside the lab that perfected HomePod audio

Apple’s quest to build the perfect sounding speaker could also give a huge boost to audio quality on future iPhones, iPads and Macs. To promote the launch of its new HomePod speaker, Apple gave

HomePod meta review: Superb sound, stupid Siri

In the first reviews for Apple’s new HomePod speaker, everyone totally raves about the smart speaker’s pristine sound quality. Siri, on the other hand, doesn’t sound so brilliant. Apple seeded a few

Grammar cop app will bust your bad writing [Deals]

Writing is rewriting, they say. And a lot of rewriting is just correcting grammar or spelling. And unless you’re a professional copy editor, you’re not getting paid enough to polish every badly

Apple sends ad spend reports to the wrong developers

Apple appears to have sent ad spend and install reports to the wrong app developers. A number of people have reported the mistake on social media, but it’s not clear exactly how many developers are

Today in Apple history: Steve Wozniak leaves Apple

February 6, 1985: Frustrated by Apple’s shifting priorities, co-founder Steve Wozniak leaves the company to pursue outside interests. His departure from Apple — which comes the same year that Steve

Apple Music recruits new head of editorial

Music journalist Alex Gale is the new head of editorial for Apple Music, according to a new report. Gale, who has previously worked for the likes of Billboard, XXL and Vibe, will be responsible for

This cheap iPhone X clone comes with a massive battery

Battery life on the iPhone X got you down? Consider downgrading to an iPhone X knock-off fresh out of China. The Chinese company Oukitel unveiled its newest iPhone copycat this week that comes with a

Samsung Galaxy S9 photos leak online ahead of unveiling

The iPhone X’s biggest competition of 2018 is nearly here and unfortunately for Samsung, the unveiling won’t be much of a surprise. Photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 leaked online today

Guitar Gravitas is the only guitar scale and chord app you’ll ever need

Guitar Gravitas is the easiest guitar chord and scale reference apps I've used. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to control Apple Music and HomePod with Siri

HomePod is completely controlled by Siri, so you should get to know all the commands you can use to play organize your music. These tricks all work on your iPhone too. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Apple sold more tablets in 2017 than Amazon and Samsung combined

Tablet sales are still on the rise worldwide and based on a new report from the International Data Corporation, Apple’s iPad is one of the biggest reasons why. The IDC published its latest analysis of

Save 60% on chic, stingray bands for Apple Watch

Ullu offers a taste of the accessibly exotic with its line of handcrafted leather bands for Apple Watch. The Apple-centric accessories brand offers luxurious bands in stingray and ostrich, as well as

HomePod 2 concept brings iPod click wheel to Apple’s speaker

Apple’s new HomePod is flying off shelves with shipping times already slipping, but some Apple fans are already dreaming up what the next generation HomePod will look like. Concept designer Martin

Apple Music could overtake Spotify this summer

Apple Music is on track to overtake Spotify as the biggest music streaming service in the United States. Apple’s service has been growing twice as fast, according to industry sources. If it maintains