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Apple AR headset could launch in 2020 with its own OS

Apple’s rumored augmented reality headset could debut in 2019 and ship in 2020, a new report claims. The headset will reportedly be a standalone device, running on a completely new chip and original

Apple Pay Cash proves Apple hasn’t lost its attention to detail

After several years of boring iPhone upgrades, buggy software updates, and design travesties like the Mac Pro and Magic Mouse, some might say Apple lost its attention to detail. But the mesmerizing

Today in Apple history: World gets a chance to test-drive a Mac

November 8, 1984: When initial Mac sales prove disappointing, Apple CEO John Sculley dreams up the “Test Drive a Macintosh” campaign to encourage people to give the revolutionary new computer a

Woz rubbishes reports of AR app partnership with Gronk

Steve Wozniak has categorically denied being an adviser for a new augmented reality chap app launched by New England Patriots tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski. Called Mojiit, the forthcoming mobile AR

Snapchat hopes massive app changes will attract new users

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has revealed that Snapchat’s app will be undergoing a major redesign, after the company fell short of expected growth projections for the quarter. In a letter to investors,

Apple Music will miss new Taylor Swift album at launch

Apple Music won’t be streaming Taylor Swift’s new Reputation album when it makes its official debut on November 10. The Bad Blood singer has decided to hold back from all streaming services for at

iOS 11 adoption can’t keep up with iOS 10

More than half of all compatible devices are now running iOS 11. It has taken just over six weeks for the update to reach this milestone since its public release. iOS 10 managed to get there a little

iPhone X app measures your face to find the perfect glasses

Now that the iPhone X is out and into the hands of customers, developers are eager to roll out new app updates, taking advantage of the handset’s new TrueDepth camera system. One of the first is

This mouth-watering short film was shot entirely on iPhone X

The iPhone X hasn’t even been out for a week but it’s already been used to film an incredible short film. Made in Paris, a short film about Elise Lepinteur, the protégée of world-famous pastry chef

Desk clutter finds new home with this iMac caddy

iMac desktop storage solutions usually involve folders and hard drives. But what about tidying and organizing the desktop on which your iMac is perched? The Mac Caddy, produced by Maqe, is a cubby

This is how the iPhone X’s Face ID views your face

Face Mesh joins the dots from the iPhone X Face ID camera to make a perfect model of your face. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Wireless MacBook chargers, smart routers, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

If you need to access your home network from anywhere in the world, you need the incredible AmpliFi Kit. It provides fast and stable Wi-Fi all around your home, and provides an encrypted gateway to

Easily edit PDFs right from your iPhone

This post is presented by PDFfiller. PDFs might be the most common document format to cross any digital desktop. They’re a universally recognized, great-looking way to share all kinds of readable

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

Check out GarageBand’s amazing new features on iOS

GarageBand for iOs is now a serious music-making machine. It's so good you won' t need to use anything else. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Pay Cash finally arrives in iOS 11.2 public beta 2

The future of digital payments has finally arrived on the iPhone. Sort of. Apple’s new peer-to-peer payments system called Apple Pay Cash is finally rolling out to public beta testers today with the

Apple supplier eyes AR glasses

One of the key suppliers for the iPhone X is fueling speculation that Apple is working on a standalone augmented reality product. Catcher Tech, which makes metal casings for Apple products like the

Last chance for 5 everyday utility Mac apps [Deals]

Your Mac comes out of the box with a lot of power, but also a lot of potential. With the right apps, you can instantly up the performance and productivity of your Mac. So listen up: now is your last

Walmart Pay inches closer to beating out Apple Pay

Walmart Pay, the mobile payment system launched by the retailer in late 2015, may be on the verge of overtaking Apple Pay usage in the United States, a new report claims. The service is available for

YouTube gets fullscreen, 1440p video on iPhone X

You can now enjoy YouTube videos in fullscreen and super-sharp 1440p on iPhone X. You’ll need the latest version of the app, which adds “pinch to zoom” functionality, available from the App Store now.