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Everything you need to know about tags in iOS 11 and High Sierra

Tagging is a great way to organise your files in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Here's everything you need to know. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

AirPods wireless charging hack beats Apple to the punch

Apple will make you cough up $69 for a new case if you want to charge your AirPods wirelessly, according to some reports. But if you can get your hands on the right components, you can add wireless

Google Docs now supports iPhone X, iPad’s drag and drop

Google today updated its suite of Docs apps to add support for the iPhone X’s Super Retina HD display and iPad’s drag and drop. The latest versions of Docs, Sheets, and Slides also play nicely with

Pay what you want for this Cyber Monday Mac app bundle

What better to celebrate this Cyber Monday than with a present to your trusty Macs? While we might only surf the web, finish some spreadsheets, or watch Netflix, our Macs can do more than just that.

Grid Autosport puts console-quality racing in your pocket

A new racing title, offering “console-quality” graphics and gaming, sped onto iOS today. Called GRID Autosport, the AAA racing game offers 100 cars and a whole lot of circuits — all for the one-off

YouTube update fixes battery drain on iOS

The latest version of the YouTube app finally addresses a frustrating battery drain issue on iOS. Version 12.45 is available to download now from the App Store, and we recommend you get yours hands on

Today in Apple history: Maps manager is navigated out of Apple

November 27, 2012: Apple fires the manager responsible for iOS 6’s disastrous Apple Maps software. Richard Williamson, who oversaw Apple’s mapping team, gets the ax from Eddy Cue, who takes over the

Apple will spend $4.2 billion on original programming by 2022

Apple will $4.2 billion per year on original video content by 2022, according to a recent report, citing Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster. The sum is a massive increase on the rumored $1 billion

Retailers rage over cut iPhone X profit margins

Retailers in India are not happy about the way that Apple is reducing their cut of the new iPhone X handsets, by reducing retail margins on the device by close to 30 percent. As a result, some

Foxconn is shipping half a million iPhone X units a day

Respected Apple analyst KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo says that customer interest in the iPhone X continues to climb — with manufacturers ramping up their production to meet Apple’s demands. Kuo claims

Animal Crossing, Scrivener 3, and other awesome apps of the week

The long-awaited arrival of beloved Nintendo franchise Animal Crossing on iOS is just of one of the picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition, we’ve got a great writing app for Mac

Get a sneak preview to Cult of Mac Deals Cyber Monday exclusives

Skip out on the usual online rabbit hole that ends up being Cyber Monday shopping — the Internet is vast, and your time is precious. That’s why we’ve already found a roundup of deals floating around

Today in Apple History: Bill Gates hails Mac as the future of computing

November 26, 1984: “The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC,” claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a BusinessWeek cover story. The claim would

Cult of Mac Magazine: DIY HomePod speaker, Watch Store’s Black Friday Blowout, and more!

Grab massive Black Friday deals in our Watch Store this weekend, and read our roundups for the Best Black Friday Deals elsewhere! Check out artists’ concepts for the Mac mini and iPad X. Find out why

Today in Apple history: A phone call sows the seeds of OS X

November 25, 1996: A midlevel manager at NeXT contacts Apple about the possibility of Cupertino licensing NeXT’s OpenStep operating system. Garrett L. Rice’s communication with Ellen Hancock, Apple’s

Black Friday isn’t over yet. Cult of Mac Deals has you covered.

The once-infamous Black Friday is no longer a one-day event. It has turned into an entire weekend dedicated to sales. The long Thanksgiving weekend is a tempting time. Who can pass up the wave of

Grid is bringing high-performance racing to iOS

The Grid racing franchise is going mobile! Feral Interactive today revealed Grid Autosport for iOS, which will put high-performance racing in your pocket this fall. The game will pack supercars from

Big Cydia sources shut down as jailbreaking dies out

Two of Cydia’s largest repositories have been shutdown as jailbreaking dies out. ModMy and ZodTTD are no longer available, leaving BigBoss as the only major source still available to those who want

The best Bluetooth speakers for iPhone and iPad

Bluetooth speakers are great. Cheaper, smaller, and easier to use than AirPlay, and almost as good, sound-wise, as a wired connection. Here are our favorites. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

iPhone X now available in a total of 70 countries

The iPhone X went on sale in 13 more countries today, bringing the total worldwide availability to more than 70 different markets. Countries added today include Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo,