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Matias adds RGB backlighting to wired Mac keyboard

The best wired keyboard for Macs not made by Apple just got even better. Mac accessory maker Matias unveiled its next-generation keyboard at CES this week and it comes with some cool new features you

Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. Here’s how to see the map.

Your iPhone tracks you everywhere you go, saving your Significant Locations in a private database. Here's how to access and edit it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Yet another crazy bug surfaces in macOS High Sierra [Update]

Yet another serious security flaw has been discovered in macOS High Sierra. The bug, which remains present in Apple’s most recent public release, allows anyone to change the App Store settings in

Nvidia admits its graphics cards also harbor chip flaws [Update]

Update: Nvidia reached out to Cult of Mac to explain that “recent press accounts about our latest software patches are incorrect.” We have updated the article below to clarify. Nvidia has rolled out

Streamline and secure your passwords with one app [Deals]

Another day, another password to remember. With all the sites and services we use everyday, it can be tough to keep track of the passwords we need to access them. And the more that happens, the less

Pokémon Go is dropping support for aging iOS devices

Pokémon Go will drop support for aging iOS devices in its next major update, developer Niantic has confirmed. Only iPhones and iPads compatible with iOS 11 will be able to run the game as of February

Hue lights’ new iOS and Mac app will customize lighting for any occasion

At CES, Philips has announced that it will debut a brand new Hue 3.0 app for iOS, along with a Hue Sync app for Mac. Both apps will arrive in Q2 2018. The redesigned Hue 3.0 app will offer owners of

U.S. officials probe Apple over iPhone throttling

U.S. officials are questioning Apple after the company admitted to throttling the performance of older iPhones. Apple has already apologized for the practice and set up a battery replacement program

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs introduces the MacBook Pro

January 10, 2006: Steve Jobs unveils the original 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s thinnest, fastest and lightest laptop yet. Building on the previous PowerBook G4 laptop, the new laptop adds dual-core

Apple coughs up millions for extra U.K. taxes

Apple Europe has agreed to pay an additional $186 million, including interest on unpaid tax, after an “extensive audit” by HM Revenue and Customs, the U.K. government department responsible for the

Chinese company will take control of local iCloud accounts next month

Apple’s iCloud services in mainland China will switch over to a server operated by a Chinese company starting next month. Apple sent out a message to customers in China, revealing terms and conditions

Jimmy Iovine denies he’s on his way out of Apple

Jimmy Iovine has vehemently denied reports that he is leaving Apple later this year. In an interview with Variety, the 64-year-old Iovine said that he is, “committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim

Bizarre HomeKit remote looks like a D&D die

The device is called The Remote, but those familiar with the company behind it probably could have predicted it would not look anything like a remote control. Nanoleaf, creators of smart light-panels

Apple ad-blocking features sabotage online advertising firms

Apple’s new ad-blocking feature for Safari is sabotaging online advertising firms. Some are losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year as a result of Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP),

Boss’ smart wireless guitar amp is designed to work with your iPhone

Boss' Katana Air has a wireless transmitter that plugs into your guitar, and runs off batteries. It's perfect for playing at home. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Got a new iPhone X? Sell us your old one for cold, hard cash.

You just got the iPhone 8 for Christmas or spent your year-end bonus to snag the iPhone X. After unlocking the X with your face a few times and using Animoji for the longest you ever will, you’re

Apple drops new betas for iOS, macOS and more

Developers received a fresh batch of new beta software updates from Apple this morning, including the fourth build of iOS 11.2.5. Apple has also released the fourth builds of watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS

How to find and use the custom spelling dictionary on your Mac

When you tell your Mac to learn a 'misspelled' word, it saves it in your own custom dictionary file. Here's how to find and use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The Fibaro Button controls HomeKit devices with just a tap

It’s easier than ever to control your HomeKit devices thanks to the Fibaro Button. You can use it to shutdown all your smart devices with just a tap, or to trigger a scene in an instant. It’s small

Pricey earbuds made from melted guns pack serious firepower

In a possible bid for the most unusual CES innovation so far, Swedish-based innovation lab YEVO Labs today announced the launch of YEVO x Humanium headphones: the world’s first wireless headphones