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Cult of Mac Magazine: 10 things we love about iPhone X, and more!

Cult of Mac publisher, Leander Kahney, can’t think of anything to hate about the iPhone X. On the contrary, there are lots of things to love. Kahney breaks down the 10 things he just loves about the

Today in Apple history: Apple signs ‘clone Mac’ deal

December 16, 1994: Apple Computer inks a licensing deal with Power Computing, allowing the company to produce Macintosh-compatible computers. With falling market share, and longtime rival Microsoft

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on iPhone X cases

If you dropped $1,000 on an iPhone X, you certainly don’t want to drop that thing without a case. (Yes, we know it’s kind of slippery.) In this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals, you’ll find

iTunes won’t arrive on Windows Store by 2017

Windows 10 users hoping for some love from Apple by the end of the year are in for a dose of disappointment. Apple says it won’t be bringing iTunes to the Windows Store this year. The move comes after

This hub adds handy ports to the front of your new iMac Pro

The Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro adds a bunch of extra ports to your iMac Pro. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

These stealthy wings will prop up your phone

This post is presented by SnapWings. To keep your phone propped up at a convenient reading angle, you need a special case with a kickstand or some sort of (typically bulky) iPhone stand. But over at

Activate iPhone X Reachability with a flick of the thumb

This neat gesture can conjure up Reachability on iPhone X with a flick of the thumb. You can even use it to access Control Center (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple inks deal for new sci-fi series

The guy that developed Battlestar Galactica for TV is teaming up with Apple for an all-new sci-fi TV series. Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Ronald D. Moore that will see the sci-fi TV producer

Facebook’s new snooze button lets you mute annoying friends

Facebook has added a new snooze button that lets you mute annoying friends, groups, and pages. The feature lets you temporarily avoid content you don’t want to see — without having to unfriend or

Foxconn could soon use AI to help identify faulty iPhone parts

Apple manufacturer Foxconn is planning to adopt artificial intelligence image recognition systems for quality control in its factories, a new report claims. The tech could help identify faulty circuit

Miss your favorite Windows apps? Run them on your Mac [Deals]

Many Mac users were once PC people. And of course there are many reasons to prefer a Mac. But there are also a lot of great Windows apps and games that you might start to miss. With CrossOver 17, you

This MacBook case is strong enough to stop bullets

Who says a MacBook isn’t fit for the battlefield? The C6SHELL case made from real carbon fiber is all you need to keep your beloved notebook protected in a war zone. It’s strong enough to stop

Microsoft is bringing Xbox party chat to mobile

Xbox players will soon be able to chat with friends wherever they may be. Microsoft is bringing a new Xbox party chat app to Android and iOS. You can try it now in beta before it makes its official

Jony Ive shakeup! Plus the beauty, the beast, the iMac Pro, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Shakeup at Apple! In a surprising turn of events, Jony Ive takes back the reigns of the Apple design team. We discuss what this means for Apple. Plus: The new iMac Pro is

Import taxes could make iPhone even more expensive in India

Apple may be keen to grow its business in India, but it’s certainly not getting any favors from the government. In a new ruling, it’s been announced that the import tax paid on smartphones is being

Apple will give you a $5 iTunes gift card for using Apple Pay

Apple will reward you with a $5 gift card for using Apple Pay at select retailers over the holidays. Your credit can be spent in the App Store or on iTunes. There’s a limit of one card per retailer,

Today in Apple history: ‘Let It Snow!’ becomes iTunes’ 25 millionth download

December 15, 2003: Almost eight months after launching the iTunes Music Store, Apple celebrates its 25 millionth download. The song in question? Appropriately enough for this time of year, a Frank

10 things I love about iPhone X

Earlier this week my colleague Killian Bell published 10 things he hates about his iPhone X. Like some of our readers, I was shocked. Hates? How could he find one thing to hate, let alone 10? I can’t

Samsung’s first Bixby speaker will take on HomePod in early 2018

Samsung wants to take on Apple’s HomePod with its own smart speaker, which could arrive as soon as the first half of 2018, a new report claims. Like Apple, the Samsung smart speaker will reportedly

Siri could soon whisper back when you need quiet

Apple is exploring new ways to make Siri smarter — and one of them involves letting Siri know when you want to keep the noise level low by whispering. According to a patent application published this