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Apple raises cash in the bond market

Apple intends to borrow money by issuing corporate bonds. It filed a partial prospectus for these today with the SEC. Though what it intends to spend the money on is a bit of a mystery. The iPhone

Facebook left huge database of users’ phone numbers exposed

A Facebook server containing hundreds of millions of users’ phone numbers was left completely exposed to potential attackers, according to a new report. The data linked each phone number to a user’s

Last chance! Slope stand is sleek, magical and 20% off

Slope from Wiplabs might just be one of the prettiest stands you can buy for iPhone and iPad. It’s a simple, sleek piece of aluminum that uses micro-suction to hold onto almost anything. And you can

Latest canceled Apple TV+ show might be bad omen [Opinion]

Cupertino’s costly decision to cancel an Apple TV+ series starring Richard Gere due to the show’s darker tone is the latest bit of evidence that Apple wants only family-friendly fare for its upcoming

Security researchers are flooding the market with iOS exploits

One of the biggest buyers of iOS zero-day exploits says the market is flooded with new iPhone bugs due to weakened security components in Safari and iMessage. Zerodium, which pays $2 million for iOS

Apple seeds new iOS 13.1 beta, leaves iOS 13 out in the cold

The beta process for iOS 13.1 continues, with the second developer-only beta just going out now. But there hasn’t been a new iOS 13 beta in two weeks. Apple really seems to have finished work on it,

What really happens when you duplicate a file on iOS?

Today we copy many gigabytes of files to an iPad, to see just how it handles duplicates. The conclusion? Make as many copies as you want -- they don't take up any extra space. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Faster Apple TV hardware might turbocharge Apple Arcade

The first new Apple TV set-top box in two years is reportedly coming soon. The updated tvOS player supposedly will be powered by the same chip that’s in the iPhone XS series, potentially making it a

All the gear and podcasting pro tips I use to make The CultCast

Hello, my name is Erfon Elijah, and for the last seven years, I’ve hosted The CultCast, America’s favorite Apple podcast™. In that time I’ve tried a whole lot of podcasting gear, all in an effort to

Fortnite’s brand new Zapper scrapped in less than 24 hours

Epic Games removed Fortnite’s brand new Zapper Trap less than 24 hours after introducing it to the game. The throwable item rolled out with Tuesday’s version 10.20 content update but quickly

Files app makes iPad more Mac-like in iOS 13 [Video]

With iOS 13, the Files app is taking a huge leap toward Mac-like file management with both small changes, as well as some big upgrades. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Gmail for iOS can now prevent remote image tracking

The official Gmail app on iOS can now prevent tracking via external images. A new update to the app brings the ability to disable automatic image loading. This makes it harder for message senders to

US attorneys general prep antitrust investigation into Google

More than half of U.S. state attorneys general are preparing an antitrust investigation into Google. This will mark a major ramp-up in the battle between U.S. regulators and Silicon Valley tech

Small increase in iPhone’s tiny Indian market share could bring in billions

Apple’s current share of the smartphone market in India is just 1%. But if Apple could somehow raise that to 4% it would bring in approximately $4.6 billion in extra revenue — alongside earnings

Apple could deliver iPhone SE refresh we didn’t ask for in 2020

It seems Apple hasn’t given up on the iPhone SE just yet. A new report claims an upgraded model is in the works — but you’ll have to wait until next spring to get your hands on it. And it won’t be the

Sketchy Apple support document spills details on iPhone 11 [Update: It’s fake]

Update: The Twitter account that posted the alleged Apple leak now calls the document a fake. A supposedly “leaked” Apple employee support document contains alleged details of Apple’s upcoming

With new MX Master 3 and MX Keys, Logitech doubles down on productivity

A great mouse just got even better (and it brought a friend). Logitech’s new MX Master 3 mouse raises the bar on speed, thanks to a new electromagnetic scroll wheel that the company says can breeze

Last chance! Save 20% on superb Strapa bands for Apple Watch

The Cult of Mac Watch Store’s huge Labor Day sale is almost over — but there’s still some time to take advantage of the discounts. This one gets you 20% off all superb Strapa bands for Apple Watch

Apple cancels Richard Gere TV show

Richard Gere’s TV show based on Israeli series Nevelot has been canceled by Apple. The series got the green light from Apple at the end of last year and was supposed to star Gere in the lead role,

iCloud folder sharing disappears from iOS 13

iOS 13 has lost one of its neatest new features -- iCloud Folder sharing. Will it return? Probably not for a while. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)