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South Korean regulator wants answers from Apple about slowing old iPhones

South Korea’s broadcasting and telecom regulator, the Korea Communications Commission, wants an explanation from Apple as to why it purposely slowed down old iPhones. “We are hoping to get some

Today in Apple history: Stock ‘backdating’ scandal hits Steve Jobs

December 28, 2006: As the rest of the country enjoys a much-deserved holiday, Apple gets embroiled in a stock “backdating” scandal. The news, centered on the dubious awarding of stock options to Steve

Tim Cook will take home $102 million this year

Apple has had a great year, and CEO Tim Cook is being rewarded accordingly. According to a new report, Cook will take home a massive $102 million this year, composed of both his $3.06 million salary

Original source code for Apple’s ill-fated Lisa will be made public next year

Apple isn’t the most transparent of companies when it comes to its technology, but from next year you’ll be able to dive into the code of one of its most revolutionary operating systems to see how it

Best Mac games of 2017

Game developers are embracing macOS like never before, which means Windows isn’t the only place to get the greatest titles anymore. The past year brought us a ton of terrific Mac games, from intense

This tiny cube connects your iPhone to guitars and microphones

Focusrite’s iTrack One Pre might be the ultimate portable recording gadget for musicians. It’s a little cube that fits in a pocket, but that packs in connections for a microphone and a guitar, as well

Best (and most memorable) Apple ads of 2017

Apple’s pretty darn good when it comes to advertising, and 2017 was no exception. Whether it was Portrait mode, AirPods or the iPhone X, creatives working on Apple ads found new and exciting ways to

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.

How to set up and use your brand new AirPods

Got some new AirPods? Here's how to set them up, get the most out of them, and fix anything that goes wrong. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

This app makes your online reading list more manageable [Deals]

One thing we all have in common is browser tab overload. With all the amazing content online, you’ll inevitably pile up more than you can ever read before the laptop battery dies. That makes EmailThis

Huawei executive arrested for allegedly taking bribes

The China sales head of Huawei Technologies’ smartphone division has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes. According to an internal memo sent to staff, Teng Hongfei was detained for, “the

Kanye West gifted his wife Apple stock for Christmas

Kanye West is an Apple fan. So what better Christmas gift for him to buy his wife, Kim Kardashian, than AAPL stock? Kardashian shared her surprising story online, saying that West gifted her the

Today in Apple history: Second-gen Apple TV hits 1 million sales

December 27, 2010: Almost four months after the second-gen Apple TV’s debut, Cupertino says it has sold 1 million of the streaming video devices. The news shows that Apple’s set-top box is gaining

Apple is searching for new modem chip suppliers to replace Qualcomm

Apple has reportedly shifted half of its baseband modem chipsets for iOS devices to Intel from Qualcomm, and is now considering shifting additional orders to Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek. The news

Udemy classes cost just 10 bucks through December 29

This post is presented by Udemy. Massively online open courses have transformed learning. Thanks to MOOCs, pretty much anyone with an internet connection and a desire to learn can receive a vital

Cult of Mac’s 2018 Apple wish list

What will 2018 bring from Apple? Here's our list, including Face ID iPads, external storage for iOS, and… iCloud Capsule? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Upgrade all your geekiest Christmas gifts [Deals]

Christmas is coming, and along with it (if you’re lucky) a bunch of cool new tech. Whether you’re getting a new iPhone, computer, mp3 player, or basically any device that carries a charge, we’ve

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses ‘Man of the Year’ award to the PC

December 26, 1982: Time magazine names the personal computer its “Man of the Year.” It’s the first (and, to date, only) time a nonhuman entity wins the award, which was created in 1927. However, the

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that

Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips. Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps,