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Today in Apple history: QuickTime brings video to the masses

December 2, 1991: Apple ships its first public version of QuickTime, bringing video to Mac users running System 7. Containing codecs for graphics, animation and video, QuickTime confirms Apple’s

Apple Watch brings the gift of go in new Apple ads

The holidays are finally upon us and Apple has a really good suggestion on what you should buy your loved ones for Christmas present: The Apple Watch. Apple published four new ads today that highlight

Lofree keyboard feels like a typewriter, looks spectacular

The Lofree keyboard marries the style of a typewriter with the practicality of a modern backlit Bluetooth keyboard. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to search in a page or website in Mobile Safari

Can you search Safari page on your iPhone or iPad? Of course. There are a bunch of ways to do it, and here they are. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple releases sixth betas for iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2

Apple has rolled out its sixth beta updates for iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2. They arrive just three days after the fifth betas were made available to registered developers, indicating a public release

Apple’s giant glass triangle touches down in Brooklyn

New York City is getting a new Apple store this week, only instead of replicating the iconic Fifth Ave glass cube, this time Apple’s going with a giant triangle. The new store will be Apple’s second

Why Face ID may never support multiple users

Face ID on iPhone X was designed to be operated by just one user, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Apple’s Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, says there are no

Learn the nitty-gritty of cryptocurrency [Deals]

Bitcoin is gaining excitement and value, and fast. But it’s not just a new currency, it’s also a new technology. So whether you want to invest, spend, or just hold a conversation, there’s a lot of

iPhone X shipping times fall to just one week

Apple has done an outstanding job of meeting demand for the iPhone X. Less than one month after Apple’s eagerly anticipated tenth anniversary iPhone started shipping, Apple has already gotten U.S.

The useful iPhone X gestures you haven’t heard about, on The CultCast

This week’s CultCast is a hot one! We discuss: The useful iPhone X gestures you haven’t heard about; why you need to check out Apple’s new YouTube channel; why folks are mad as heck about Apple Watch

Steve Jobs’ ‘phone-phreaking’ blue box is going up for auction

What was the first gadget Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak ever manufactured and sold? No, we’re not talking about the Apple-1, but rather the “blue box,” a device which allowed users to make free

Today in Apple history: Too little, too late for Apple III

December 1, 1981: After the disastrous rollout of the “next-gen” Apple III the previous year, Apple corrects the computer’s most glaring hardware faults and relaunches it. Unfortunately, the damage

Taylor Swift’s new album finally hits Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s new album is finally available for streaming through Apple Music. Reputation’s arrival comes three weeks after its initial debut on iTunes. It’s also showing up on Spotify and other

Ireland reveals when Apple will finally pay its giant E.U. tax bill

After dragging its feet over collecting its giant 13 billion euros ($15.5 billion) tax bill from Apple, Ireland’s Department of Finance has revealed that an agreement has been reached with Apple over

Apple planning even cheaper iPad for 2018

Apple is said to be developing a new inexpensive iPad for 2018. Sources say it will be even cheaper than the 9.7-inch model currently on offer as the company looks to take on affordable rivals from

Week’s best Apple deals: Cut the cable cord with a new Apple TV 4K

Been thinking about cutting the cable cord? Well, here’s a good way to do it in one fell swoop: Snag a sweet deal on a super-sharp Apple TV 4K with four months of DirecTV Now. You’ll also find great

Qualcomm seeks import ban on iPhone X

The battle between Apple and Qualcomm and Apple is turning downright nasty. Hot on the heels of Apple’s counter-lawsuit, Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringement claims against the

Funxim charging mat juices iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously

Funxim's wireless charging pad has just one wire. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

MacX Video Converter Pro, a 4K video converter for Mac

This post is presented by Digiarty, maker of MacX Video Converter. Thanks to iPhone 8 and iPhone X, 4K video is now the norm. 4K video looks incredible, but it also means a lot of

How to make a killer Drummer track in GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand's Drummer is both super-easy to use, and capable of beautifully complex music. Check out these hidden tricks. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)