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See just how fun AirPods cases can be

Apple Korea created a video to demonstrate some unusual ways to fancy up AirPods charging cases. Many people decorate their Mac and iPhone, and pick a stylish Apple Watch band too. Why leave this

These travel hacks will make your next trip easier and more relaxing

This travel hacks post is presented by Dashlane. Travel can be stressful, especially if you don’t take simple steps to make it easier and more affordable. To make travel more enjoyable, we rounded up

Apple’s Sept. 10 event invitation might hint at iPhone 11 colors

As anticipated, Apple just sent out invitations to a press event to be held on Sept. 10. This is widely expected to be launch of three new iOS handsets, among them the first “iPhone Pro” models. The

How to get Portrait mode-style depth of field with any iPhone or iPad

Focos 2 lets you turn any photo into a blurred-background Portrait-style photo. See Focos depth of field feature in action. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung’s latest beats year-old iPhone XS Max in speed test

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ was faster that last-year’s iPhone XS Max in a speed test designed to test real-world use. Several improvements in the new Android model helped boost Samsung’s new

You can tie Nike’s self-lacing shoes with Siri or Apple Watch

Nike continues to add to the technology of its self-lacing shoe line. The FitAdapt system, which includes a built-in motor to adjust the lacing, pressure and fit of two shoe models, can now be

Apple’s independent repair program makes it easier to get iPhones serviced

Apple is making it easier for independent repair shops to service out-of-warranty iPhones. It’s doing this by providing them with parts, tools, training, repair manuals and diagnostics previously

iPhone photo contest winner dishes on Apple in new podcast

Each finished work of art has a backstory and Andrew Griswold’s podcast Just Outside the Artboard focuses on what happens between idea and creation. His first episode, launched Aug. 23, gave him

Scotland’s biggest city will distribute iPads to all high school students

Glasgow, Scotland’s most heavily populated city, is planning to spend millions giving an iPad to every middle and high school student. As part of a new contract, 47,100 iPads will be handed out to

Stream Ultra HD video and audio to any 4K device [Deals]

Today, we’re awash in formats and delivery systems for content. That means it can be hard to keep track of how to play what. So if you’re playing high-bandwidth video and audio from a bunch of

Apple is relying on factories in China more than ever

Apple may be trying to wean itself off manufacturing in China, but despite its use of factories in Brazil and India, it’s actually relying on China more than ever. According to Reuters, the majority

Apple looks forward to ‘welcoming customers’ to India’s first Apple Store

Apple is getting excited at the prospect of opening its long-awaited first retail store in India. “We appreciate the support and hard work by Prime Minister Modi and his team to make this possible and

Apple releases the seventh macOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the latest beta version of macOS Catalina. The seventh beta, carrying the build number 19A546d, takes us one step closer to the official release of macOS Catalina, most likely next

Pokémon Masters brings 3-on-3 battles to the App Store

The eagerly anticipated iOS game Pokémon Masters has arrived in the App Store a few hours ahead of schedule. Having racked up more than 5 million preorders, the real-time Pokémon battle game is now

Buy one classy Clessant Apple Watch band, get one at 50% off

Still wearing the same old band that came with your Apple Watch? Booooorring! Switch things up with this great deal on classy Apple Watch bands from Clessant. Right now, when you buy any Clessant

Apple opens iOS 13.1 beta testing to the public

Anyone who wants to get a jump on iOS 13.1 can do so: the first public beta of this version was just released. This includes features that apparently won‘t be in iOS 13 when it debuted in a few weeks.

Secure-erasing your Mac’s disks is no longer secure, Apple says

Don't bother using secure erase to wipe your Mac SSD or hard drive. It's no longer considered secure. The good news? You probably don't need to. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

Apple could finally begin direct iPhone sales in India this fall

Apple may have finally succeeded in its long, long quest to be allowed to sell its products directly in India. Until now, the company has been forced to go through third-party resellers, but the

Process and edit your 4K videos faster on Mac

This post is presented by Digiarty. Macs are mighty machines, but if you work with video, you discover their limitations pretty quickly. And if you’re thinking a decked-out Mac Pro or other powerhouse

Dark Mode casts its shadow over Microsoft 365 on iPhone and iPad

Microsoft just brought Dark Mode to Outlook for iOS. And this is just the start of giving many more applications in the Microsoft 365 product suite this feature, which puts white text on a black