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Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone 11 pre-orders

Apple’s Online Apple Store has gone down ahead of the iPhone 11 pre-orders in the early hours of this morning at 5am PST. When it comes back, customers will be free to order one of Apple’s new iPhone

Score a massive 5 terabytes of personal cloud storage [Deals]

Cloud storage is a seriously useful resource. That’s true whether you’re a digital professional or just have a lot of files to back up. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive. So this massively

Apple adds ‘grace period’ for subscription app bills

Apple will no longer immediately cut off subscriptions if there’s a problem with the payment method. Users will have a “grace period” to continue using the service or application while Apple contacts

Best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 5

Have a brand new Apple Watch on the way? You’ll want some sweet accessories to go with it. A stellar charging stand that keeps your pricey wearable out of the way while you’re not wearing it is a

If this is iPhone 11 camera’s Night mode, we can’t wait

It’s easy to be wowed by the photos Apple shows at the yearly iPhone launch event. Pre-production models are put in the hands of professional photographers skilled enough to deliver results with any

3D Touch disappears, and that’s great for people who love it [Opinion]

If Apple did not replace 3D Touch with Haptic Touch in iOS 13, we would never have gotten the truly useful feature on iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Get back-to-school iPhone security (and free Beats headphones)

This back-to-school iPhone security post is presented by Dashlane. Headed off to college? Hopefully you’re well-outfitted with great hardware, cool accessories and all the productivity apps you can

iPhone 11 corrects the biggest mistake of the Jony Ive era

The first new iPhone since Jony Ive left Apple is thicker, heavier and longer lasting. Is better iPhone battery life a coincidence? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy?

The new Apple Watch Series 5 finally arrived this week, and it is by far the best smartwatch money can buy today. But it also costs $200 more than Apple Watch Series 3. Is the latest model really

Apple previews 26 Apple Arcade titles in just 100 seconds

There are over 100 games exclusively coming to the Apple Arcade all-you-play service next week, and a new video includes quick demos of a couple dozen of them. Watch it now: Apple description for

Details emerge about Servant, the creepy M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ show

A new photo and a few fresh plot details shed light on Servant, the mysterious M. Night Shyamalan TV show coming soon to Apple TV+. The picture shows Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who stars in the

Leaked iPhone 11 specs show upgraded RAM and battery

All iPhone 11 and 11 Pro versions have more RAM than their predecessors, according to an unconfirmed report. The same is reportedly true for the batteries in these just-announced handsets, which helps

Ex-Netflix exec thinks Apple TV+ will have no problem competing

A former Netflix and Hulu executive thinks that Apple TV+ has a good shot at holding its own against its streaming TV rivals. Despite the increasingly crowded streaming landscape, Simon Gallagher said

Apple Card now offers 3% Daily Cash for Walgreens purchases

Apple Card’s reward program, called Daily Cash, has added Walgreens to its list of partners. It means that America’s second largest pharmacy store chain now offers 3% Daily Cash to Apple Card

iPhone 11 Pro allegedly triggers an unusual phobia

Does the above picture of a lotus seed pod freak you out? If so, there’s a chance you suffer from trypophobia, the fear of small holes in certain configurations. You know what else apparently could

There’s a secret message in Apple’s iPhone 11 event supercut

Apple isn’t into Easter Eggs in the way that it once was. But in its two-minute supercut rundown of this week’s iPhone 11 event, it includes an amusing one. On six frames of the video, there’s a

Mad Money host thinks big winner of iPhone 11 will be… Instagram?

Which company do you think is set to benefit from the iPhone 11? Apple, probably followed by a bunch of Apple’s suppliers and contract manufacturers, right? CNBC’s Jim Cramer has another suggestion:

Apple stops signing iOS 12.4 after patching jailbreak exploit

Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.4 following the release of iOS 12.4.1. That means that it’s no longer possible to downgrade again from the latest version of iOS if you’ve already upgraded. iOS 12.4.1

Lower iPhone 11 price shows Apple got the message [Opinion]

You spoke and Apple listened. There was widespread criticism that last year’s iPhones were too expensive, and so the just-announced iPhone 11 is a better device for less money. Even as the target of

Why Apple Watch Series 5 is a welcome surprise

I wasn’t expecting much from the Apple Watch Series 5 refresh. The rumor mill only predicted new ceramic and titanium finishes, plus maybe sleep tracking. That was all for this year. But it turns out