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Custom thumbnails make your Apple Notes easier to find

Adding custom thumbnails to your Apple notes makes them much easier to find, and is so easy you almost don't have to do anything. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple drops first betas of macOS 10.13.4 and tvOS 11.3

Developers received a hot new batch of updates from Apple today that bring a host of new features to Macs and the Apple TV. tvOS 11.3 beta 1 and macOS 10.13.4 beta 1 are now available for registered

iOS 11.3 beta 1 is out with iCloud Messages, new Animoji and more

The first big iOS 11 beta of 2018 has finally arrived. Apple gave the public a preview of the new features coming in iOS 11.3 this morning. Developers can already start

These courses will make anyone a Photoshop pro [Deals]

Almost anyone can benefit from learning Photoshop. For anyone who enjoys photography or toying with images, it’s the ultimate playground. But it’s also a great addition to any resume or professional

Over half a billion devices now ‘actively’ use Siri

Siri is now “actively” used on more than half a billion devices, Apple has revealed. The virtual assistant, which will be used to control HomePod, has been attracting users at a rapid rate despite

Woz’s job goes up in smoke after startup burns through $100 million

Primary Data, an enterprise storage startup which employed Steve Wozniak as its chief scientist, appears to have shut down. At time of writing, the company’s Twitter and Facebook appear to be down,

Apple teases iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, big improvements

Apple today offered fans a preview of a big iOS 11.3 update coming this spring. Alongside 16 new Animoji characters for iPhone X owners, the update will bring big improvements to ARKit and Messages,

ARKit upgrade makes augmented reality apps better than ever

Apple’s ARKit augmented reality platform just got better thanks to ARKit 1.5, which has rolled out to developers in beta. The upgrade adds a big new feature to AR developers’ toolset: wall detection.

Today in Apple history: Apple ships the first Mac

January 24, 1984: Apple ships its first Mac, the mighty Macintosh 128K. Bringing a mouse and graphical user interface to the masses, and heralded by an acclaimed Super Bowl commercial that’s still

Tim Cook: Music ‘deserves’ the audio quality HomePod offers

Tim Cook talked up the audio quality of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker during a recent interview, while taking a shot at the competition. “We think one thing that was missing from this market was a

E.U. fines Qualcomm for paying Apple billions to shut out rivals

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm 997 million euros ($1.2 billion) for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets, supposedly paying Apple billions of dollars in order to secure

Quick Tip: Stop Mac Spaces rearranging themselves

Mission Control's Spaces rearrange themselves in order to frustrate you as much as possible. Here's how to whip them into shape. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Why Apple’s HomePod is poised to bomb

HomePod, the first new Apple product of 2018, is about to arrive. And as a huge Apple fanboy, I couldn’t care less. Apple’s been hyping its smart speaker ever since unveiling the device last June at

Mac FoneLab is your first aid kit for iPhone

This post is presented by Aiseesoft, maker of Mac FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. New year, new phone — and the same old risks of damage or data loss. Whether you’ve shelled out more than a thousand

Juuk releases 5 new Vitero Apple Watch bands for preorder

Update: Juuk’s added five new Vitero Apple Watch bands now available for preorder, which will ship the first week of February. The new finishes available for preorder are: Vitero Cosmic Grey, Vitero

Emergency Bypass lets selected contacts punch through Do Not Disturb

Emergency Bypass lets selected contacts punch through Do Not Disturb, any time. Here’s how to enable it for messages and phone calls. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 11.2.5 is out along with tvOS, watchOS and macOS updates

Apple pushed out a big batch of software updates this morning for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements to all of its major platforms. iOS 11.2.5 is

2018’s entry-level iPhone might lack key features

Apple will cut key features from its upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone to reach a more affordable price tag, according to one reliable analyst. The device, which is expected to look a lot like iPhone X, could

DJI unveils impossibly tiny new Mavic Air drone

The most popular consumer drone on the market just got a huge upgrade that gives it even more mass appeal for budding droners and video creators. DJI unveiled its new folding drone, the Mavic Air,

Apple reveals HomePod control gestures and more juicy details

After confirming HomePod will finally make its debut on February 9 — with preorders starting this Friday — Apple has revealed new details about its hotly anticipated smart speaker. Here’s what you