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Apple now sells refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is now offering refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets at a discount. Shoppers can currently save up to 10 percent. All models arrive unlocked with a one-year warranty. The internet

Today in Apple history: Gil Amelio takes over as CEO

February 2, 1996: Apple reveals that turnaround artist Gil Amelio will take over from Michael “The Diesel” Spindler as CEO of the struggling company. With disappointing Mac sales, the disastrous

Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi series

Apple may have $268.9 billion in cash on hand, but it doesn’t get everything it wants. According to a new report, Apple lost out to HBO on acquiring a new original TV series written by J.J. Abrams,

The biggest takeaways from Apple’s record-breaking Q1 earnings

Apple made more money last quarter than it ever has in the company’s history, but despite bringing home $88.3 billion in revenue, not all investors were impressed. Wall Street walked away from Apple’s

Apple’s record-breaking Q1 earnings fall short of expectations

iPhone X sales did not come in as strong last holiday season as investors hoped. Apple just posted its Q1 2018 earnings, and iPhone sales declined compared to the same quarter a year ago. Everyone on

Demo shows how ARKit will change bookstores forever

ARKit hasn’t produced any apps that are absolutely must-haves, but that could soon change with iOS 11.3. Apple has added some new ARKit features in the updates slated for release this spring. iOS

Apple earnings live blog: iPhone X sales revealed at last

The first Apple earnings report of 2018 is already here. Based on analysts’ expectations, it will probably be Apple’s biggest earnings ever. Thanks to the high price of the iPhone X and the holiday

Laurene Powell Jobs considers Buzzfeed investment

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is set to make another big investment in media. The Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs in 2004, is reportedly considering

How to stop Time Machine backing up every freaking hour

Sick of your Mac's Time Machine grinding away every single hour? Wish you could change the schedule of those backups? Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple’s new short film will make you cry in Three Minutes

What would you do if your family reunion only lasted three minutes? That’s the concept for Apple’s heartwarming new short film, Three Minutes, that celebrates Chinese New Year. The entire film tells

Cardboard keyboards, unique gaming mice and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Nintendo has been making headlines with a range of do-it-yourself Switch accessories made out of cardboard. One of the best is a music keyboard, and now you can get one just like it for iPad. It’s

YouTube TV bundle will land on Apple TV very soon

YouTube TV, the $35-per-month alternative to cable TV, is reportedly coming to Apple TV “very soon.” YouTube’s premium package offers a skinny bundle of 40+ live TV channels including the likes of

Former iPod product lead builds an awesome dash cam

Get an extra eye on the road with the awesome Owl Car Cam. Founded by Andy Hodge, a former iPod product leader, this dash camera was designed to give you home-grade security behind the wheel. It’s

Apple confirms supported audio sources for HomePod

With HomePod just over one week away from making its debut, Apple has confirmed which audio sources are officially supported. Apple Music and AirPlay are obviously on the list, but there are some big

Level up the privacy on all your devices [Deals]

You don’t need us to tell you that the internet is a dangerous place. Surely you need no reminders of the malware, data thieves, and snoops that swim the interwebs. And if you’re aware of all those

Easily convert Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11 [Quick Tips]

Live Photos are great. They can capture special moments in a way that some pictures just can’t. The little movie clips that play when you force-touch a Live Photo can show the joy or wonder of the

Today in Apple history: Stephen Colbert shows off iPad early at Grammys

February 1, 2010: The tech-loving world goes into meltdown at the sight of Stephen Colbert using a prerelease iPad to read nominations during the Grammy Awards show. “Jay-Z, did you not get one of

The iPhone is going to get even more expensive in India

India has just struck Apple another harsh blow by raising its duty on imported mobile phones from 15 percent to 20 percent. The move, which will make imported iPhones more expensive, follows less than

Telegram apps vanish from the App Store [Update]

Telegram and Telegram X vanished from the App Store on Wednesday and are yet to return. It’s not yet clear if the apps were pulled by Apple or Telegram. Telegram now boasts more than 180 million

Austria’s first Apple Store will open later this month

After a year and a half of rumors, Apple will open its first ever Apple Store in Austria on February 24, according to Apple’s own website. The new Vienna Apple store is located at the Kärntnerstrasse,