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Try these great emoji shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Emojis are a metaphor for human existence. We love to manipulate the meaning of symbols through context and juxtaposition, but we're too lazy to spend the time to do it (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Stellar iOS app makes 360-degree video and photo editing easy

Immersive 360-degree photos and videos are a spectacular way to showcase your best adventures… until you need to edit them. But now that’s easier than ever, thanks to VeeR Editor, the world’s first

Lego mechanical keyboard is an awesome way to brick your Mac

If you love Legos and the clicky feeling of using a mechanical keyboard then prepare to meet the keyboard of your dreams. Lego master builder Jason Allemann revealed his latest creation today that

The Novel backpack oozes with awesome tech

Why bother with basic backpacks when you can buy one oozing with tech designed to make life a whole lot easier. Meet Novel, a new generation of bags that come packing everything you need on the road

Learn to build amazing ARKit apps for iOS 11 [Deals]

One of the most exciting features in new iPhones is its specialized support for augmented reality. So for developers, that means a whole new era of interactive and immersive content. But it also means

Apple’s TV app expands its reach to U.K., France, Germany

Apple’s TV app is finally expanding its reach to new markets. Starting today, it is available in the U.K., France, and Germany, bringing all your favorite content providers together in one place.

Apple may be slashing iPhone X orders already

Apple suppliers claim that, having enjoyed a surge in orders for the iPhone X in September and October, orders are now starting to decline. According to sources in Apple’s supply chain, orders

All the best gadgets of 2017, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast, we reveal not five, not 10, but 18 of the best gadgets of the year! Plus: The Amazon Prime Video is finally available for your Apple TV, and we’ll tell you everything you

Today in Apple history: The Byte Shop, Apple’s first retailer, opens

December 8, 1975: San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur Paul Terrell opens The Byte Shop, one of the world’s first computer stores — and the first to sell an Apple computer. Years before Apple would

All three 2018 iPhones will have Face ID, greater battery life

Frequently reliable KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that all three of Apple’s 2018-era iPhones will pack more powerful batteries, while two will take advantage of the redesigned L-shaped

Woz ‘bit the bullet’ and tried iPhone X. It’s not for him.

Tim Cook personally sent Steve Wozniak an iPhone X, Apple’s latest commercial and critical smash hit. Woz’s ringing endorsement of the flagship iPhone? “It works fine, but it’s not what I would want.”

Apple patches HomeKit bug that left smart locks vulnerable

A huge vulnerability within Apple’s HomeKit software has been discovered that potentially could have allowed attackers to gain access to smart accessories like locks and garage doors. The zero-day

Week’s best Apple deals: Best price yet on a refurbished iPhone 7

It’s no iPhone X, but the iPhone 7 remains a remarkably good phone. This week, you can snap up a refurbished iPhone 7 at the lowest price yet. That’s not the only winner in this week’s roundup of the

The iPhone is still the most popular camera on Flickr by far

The iPhone remains the most popular camera among Flickr users. More than half of its community used an Apple device to shoot their photos in 2017. The iPhone accounted for nine of the top ten devices,

Best wireless earbuds for iPhone and iPad

Wired earbuds still sound better than similarly priced wireless earbuds, plus they don’t usually require charging. But the wires are a big enough pain that going wireless is a one-way trip. Never

Launchpad live loops app gets a big makeover

Novation's Launchpad app just got a big redesign, and is better than ever for busting out sick loops, as the kids say. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Newton brings a beautiful new calendar app to iOS

Newton, creator of what is arguably the best mail app on iOS, now has a beautiful new calendar app. Newton Calendar was designed to be lightweight and gorgeous. It re-imagines what a mobile calendar

Clever iPhone X case is a total throwback

Want your smartphone of the future to look like the Ghost of iPhone Past? If so, this case is for you. It makes even Apple’s latest, greatest iPhone X look like the device that started this whole

How to search Safari tabs across all your devices, instantly

Did you know you can search across all tabs open on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, all at once, with a single keystroke? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Instagram might spin off messaging into separate app

Instagram users may soon get a second app dedicated solely to messaging other people on Instagram. The new direct messaging app is called Direct and could be Instagram’s first move towards removing