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Apple Watch sprints past Fitbit to grab wearables crown

Apple sold more wearables than any rival last quarter thanks to strong demand for the Apple Watch 3. According to the latest data from IDC, it’s the first time Apple outsold both Fitbit and Xiaomi.

10 Apple Watch Series 3 bands our Watch Store customers love

Whether you got the Apple Watch Series 3 or just want to up the game of an older model, we’ve got you covered with our Watch Store customers’ favorite bands. These are some of the best-selling straps

Galaxy S9 display tops iPhone X for best ever

The iPhone X’s reign as the world’s best smartphone display ever has already been overthrown. Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 has blown away the display experts at DisplayMate. You’ll have to wait a few more

How to convert any video (or song) into an MP3

This Workflow action will convert any audio or video file to Mp3, right there on your iPhone or iPad. Check out the convert MP3 iPhone workflow. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple’s next AirPods may pack health sensors

Your next set of Apple earbuds might be about to get some serious health upgrades. Tracking your heart rate while jogging soon may only require using earbuds, as a new patent filing show that Apple

Sarcastic T-shirts urge Apple to ‘Think Different (again)’

If you think Apple has lost its innovation mojo, these T-shirts are for you. Throwboy’s new iWantMore line expresses the frustration of anybody irritated by iOS bugs or underwhelmed by the MacBook

Moby doesn’t want to brag, but he totally invented the iPhone

World-famous DJ Moby may have an estimated net worth of around $32 million, but it could’ve been a whole lot more. You know why? Because according to a new interview with the musician, he helped Apple

Apple Pay can save you money at the movies this weekend

Apple Pay users can save $5 off movie tickets when they pair two from ticketing company Fandango. The offer expires this Sunday, March 4. It is tied in with the forthcoming 90th Academy Awards which

Learn the secrets of building iOS apps for $10 [Deals]

Learning to build apps is obviously one of today’s hottest skills. But one does not simply walk into a software development job. So you’re going to want some guidance. This bundle of lessons covers

Galaxy S9 pre-orders may have disappointed on Samsung’s home turf

Initial pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 are proving to be disappointing in Samsung’s home turf of South Korea, a new report claims. The new handset was only made available for pre-order on

This app rewards you with discounts for not looking at your iPhone

Not looking at your smartphone is the new looking at your smartphone. Or, at least, that’s the idea driving an intriguing app which aims to reward students with discounts on movie tickets and other

Today in Apple history: New card runs Apple II software on Macs

March 1, 1991: Apple introduces the Apple IIe Card, a $199 peripheral that lets users turn Macs into fully functioning Apple IIe computers. The ability to emulate the popular Apple IIe computer on a

Real wood bands turn Apple Watch into something extraordinary

Nature is truly present in the Teton Wood Apple Watch band in Zebrawood by Wood Mark Watches. The wood for this special band comes from a species of tree found and sourced in Central Africa. Known for

Dual-display clamshell iPad? Touchscreen MacBook? Either could happen

Apple has been granted a patent for a laptop with a second display in place of the keyboard. This could take the iPad Pro to the next level, or be the touchscreen MacBook many have asked for. Or,

iPhone sweeps Consumer Reports’ best camera list

The camera is a major feature of any smartphone, and Consumer Reports says Apple makes the best. All three of top models in the magazine’s latest ranking of top phone cameras are iPhones, as are six

Fitbit’s next Apple Watch competitor doesn’t look too ugly

The Apple Watch might finally be getting some worthy competition from Fitbit. Images of Fitbit’s new wearable leaked online this week and even though it doesn’t pack all the features of Apple Watch

Developer demos ‘portable hole’ augmented reality effect with ARKit

Taking a journey down virtual rabbit holes may not be far away. With the Pokemon Go craze now a thing of the past, developers are looking for other uses for augmented reality. Peder Norrby has created

Spotify is finally going public

Apple Music’s biggest competition is about to get an influx of Wall Street cash. Spotify finally filed documents for an initial public offering, after rumors of going public had been floating around

Remaster music on your iPhone or iPad with Grand Finale

Grand Finale is a universal app that lets you master music on an iPad or iPhone. An iPhone! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Cool new HealthKit gadgets can measure practically anything

BARCELONA, Spain — Smart sperm testers, body cavity inspectors, Bluetooth pillows, holographic jump ropes and contactless thermometers. It’s all just another day at Mobile World Congress, where more