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Steve Wozniak hates the iPhone X’s home button

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the new iPhone X. Woz criticized the iPhone X when it was unveiled last year. And now that he’s finally spent some quality time with one (thanks to Tim

Colgate’s iPhone-controlled AI toothbrush is smart, but not essential [Review]

Colgate’s new iPhone-compatible smart toothbrush promises to transform the way you brush your teeth, thanks to the magic of machine intelligence. So is the E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush With

Feds have questions about iPhone throttling. Apple has answers.

Apple says it is cooperating with U.S. government agencies investigating the company’s decision to throttle CPU speeds on iPhones with older batteries. The official statement from Apple this morning

Apple works to bring iPad apps to Mac in 2018

Apple’s primary focus for its software updates this year is on improving performance and stability. But there’s a big new feature that the company is still working to bring to macOS, according to a

Juice up your iPhone in style with these accessories [Deals]

iOS devices are sleek and stylish and exciting to use. But none of those terms usually apply to charging them up. So we’ve rounded up some of the slickest charging accessories for iPhone. From a

Apple could soon have iPhone 6s assembled in India

Apple manufacturer Wistron is reportedly putting the final touches on a deal that will allow it to secure another 100 acres of land in India’s tech hub of Bengaluru. The $157 million facility will be

iPhone just hit its highest ever share of the U.S. phone market

Apple smartphone market share has reportedly risen from 37 percent to 44 percent in the U.S., representing its highest point in history on Apple’s home turf. According to research from Counterpoint’s

Here’s how you’ll update your HomePod software

Apple will issue software updates for HomePod with important bug fixes, performance improvements, and (hopefully) new features. Here’s how you will update yours. HomePod doesn’t have a display; there

Today in Apple history: Mac clone-maker closes shop

January 31, 1998: Mac clone-maker Power Computing goes out of business, having auctioned off its office supplies and computers. Apple bought out Power Computing, once the fastest-growing PC company of

Is iPhone X demand really weaker than anticipated?

Demand for iPhone X has nosedived since the holidays, according to recent reports, which wiped $46 billion off Apple’s market value in under a week. But is that really true? Was Apple really

Team-based shooter Hero Hunters blasts its way into the App Store

Looking for some good cover-based, team-oriented third person blasting action to help you get through the remaining three days until the weekend? No problem: one such game, titled Hero Hunters, just

Trump praises Apple during first State of the Union address

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump singled out Apple as a company that benefitted from Republican tax cuts — and is now giving back as a result. “Since we passed

Bias Mini Guitar amp is controlled by your iPhone

The new 300-watt Bias Mini Guitar amp can model any existing amp you like, and is programmed using your iPhone or iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

5 things Apple needs to fix in iOS 12

We can forget about big new features for iOS 12. Apple is focused on “addressing performance and quality issues” in 2018, according to a new report. Here are five things that should be at the top of

How to spot a fake Lightning cable

Apple's subtle markers, and its great fit and finish, means that identifying fake Lightning cables is pretty straightforward. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple faces DoJ probe over throttled iPhones

Investigators at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into whether or not Apple violated securities laws when it disclosed that it throttles CPU speeds

Apple exec Eddy Cue joins SXSW 2018 speaker lineup

The 2018 SXSW Conference is adding a fresh crop of faces to its speaker lineup this year, including one of Apple’s most popular executives. Apple media boss Eddy Cue is set to make an appearance at

Strong holiday sales ‘vindicate’ iPhone X’s fat price tag

The iPhone X is being cast as a failure for Apple in some parts of the press, but according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the flagship iPhone was in the three top-selling

Microsoft OneDrive now supports iOS 11’s Files, drag and drop

Microsoft OneDrive has been updated to make the most of new features in iOS 11. The note-taking app now supports Apple Files, as well as drag and drop on iPad Pro. It also sports a fancy new look.

Why it sucks when fitness apps don’t share your workout data with Apple

The workout data I log with my Apple Watch belongs to me. It‘s not Apple’s — nor is it Nike’s, Strava’s or anyone else’s, for that matter. It is mine. I paid for it with my own blood, sweat and tears.