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Mario Kart Tour will race onto iOS… sometime in the next year

In news that’s worthy of celebration, Nintendo says that Mario Kart Tour, a new instalment in its crazy popular kart racing franchise, is coming to iOS. In a tweet, Nintendo said that, “The checkered

Apple adds amazing Flex and Flow sound pack to GarageBand for iOS

Apple has added a new Flex and Flow sound pack to GarageBand for iOS' Sound Library. Here's how to download it, and check out the great stuff inside. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

Spotify’s new app is a Pandora copycat

Spotify is testing a new tool to up the competition with Apple Music by stealing a key feature from one of the oldest companies in the streaming game: Pandora. Stations, a new stand-alone app from

Casetify’s nylon Apple Watch bands hit all the marks

Nylon bands for Apple Watch are in high demand for their comfort and versatility. Add in great engineering and style, and you’ve got the ideal strap to fit your everyday needs. Enter Casetify, a

These are the touch gestures you can use with HomePod

Forget Siri -- the easiest way to control the HomePod is by tapping it. Here are the touch gestures you can use with Apple's new speaker. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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)