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Microsoft Edge update brings 3D Touch support

MicrosoftMicrosoft is continuing its mission to make Edge a better browser on iOS by adding 3D Touch support. The app’s latest update adds Peek and Pop — plus a bunch of other new features and

127 million iPhone owners use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has an estimated 127 million active global users — representing an increase of more than double the 62 million who used it this time last year, a new report claims. While Apple hasn’t given

Apple’s first Austrian retail store looks absolutely gorgeous

Apple just gave us a sneak preview of its first store in Austria, and it’s pretty stunning! Apple Kärntner Straße, which will open this Saturday in Vienna, is designed with “the original heritage

Score the design and coding skills to build working iOS apps [Deals]

Building working apps means more than just knowing how to code. Sure, it takes that knowledge. But it also requires an understanding of design. Each half of the equation – coding and design – are

Twitter begins long-awaited crackdown on bots

Twitter has finally begun its long-awaited crackdown on bots. The company has made changes to its API that make it significantly harder for services to batch tweet to multiple accounts, retweet,

This stainless steel Apple Watch band is super-shiny and sleek [Watch Store]

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish

Today in Apple history: Hippie-themed iMacs fuel Cupertino flashback

February 22, 2001: The iMac Special Edition, sporting custom Flower Power and Blue Dalmatian designs, puts a wacky face on the computer that saved Apple’s bacon at the turn of the century. A far cry

New AirPods will bring water-resistant design, ‘Hey Siri’ support

Apple is working on upgraded AirPods with a new wireless chip and “Hey Siri” support, according to a new report. The refresh will arrive “as early as this year,” according to sources familiar with the

Apple showcases Brit Awards winners with special playlists and exclusive content

Apple’s sponsorship of the 2018 Brit Awards, the musical awards ceremony held last night in London, brings special playlists and an exclusive live performance for Apple Music users. The awards show —

Survey says almost 90 percent of buyers love their HomePods

Despite somewhat mixed reviews, Apple’s HomePod is seemingly winning over the customers who have bought it, with 89 percent of HomePod-owning respondents to a survey claiming that they are either

Apple breaks down just what makes Portrait Lighting special on iPhone X

Apple is very proud of its Portrait Lighting feature for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, and it’s willing to let users take a peek behind the Cupertino curtain to show exactly why. In a new video

This app can type every Unicode character ever on your iPhone

Unichar lets you type any Unicode symbol you like on your iPhone or iPad, and is almost ridiculously flexible in its options. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back. Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use

How to adjust EQ on HomePod

You can't change the music EQ settings on your HomePod, but you can adjust them on your Mac or iPhone, and then use AirPlay. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

watchOS 4.3 beta 3 arrives with public beta for iOS 11.3 beta 3

Members of Apple’s public beta testing program can already get in on the latest iOS 11.3 beta build that was seeded to developers yesterday. Apple released iOS 11.3 public beta 3 today that brings a

Snapchat promises changes after fierce backlash

Snapchat has promised to make changes to its app after a Change.org petition attracted more than 1.2 million signatures from disgruntled users. Snap has endured growing backlash from fans following a

Vintage Apple camera gets an unboxing straight from 1994

In order to appreciate one of Apple’s most successful products, the iPhone, you have to respect one of the company’s biggest failures. The QuickTake digital camera was not a threat to the camera

Angry Birds Champions lets you battle it out for real cash

Get your flinging fingers ready for a new Angry Birds game that lets you battle it out for real cash. Angry Birds Champions is an officially-licensed spin-off from WorldWinner. It’s everything you

Tim Cook loves saying ‘no’ to ideas, just like Steve Jobs did

In a new interview, Tim Cook says that one of the priorities of his job is learning to say “no to a bunch of great ideas” in order to keep Apple focused. “There is more noise in the world than

5 ways Apple will rule Mobile World Congress (without even showing up)

When the entire mobile phone industry heads to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2018, there will be one notable absence: Apple. Cupertino doesn’t do trade shows. Not even really big ones