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Check out Speidel’s hot new bands for Apple Watch

See out summer in style with these hot new Apple Watch bands from Speidel. We’ve got stunning double tours, traditional leather straps, and premium stainless steel bracelets — all debuting today on

Apple Card’s ‘enhanced security’ takes aim at fraud

The new Apple Card offers some unusual security features, all designed to prevent this credit card’s number from being used without authorization, either in a store or online. The fact that the card

Check out these secret (and super-useful) settings for your Mac

Check out our list of terminal hacks, snippets that you can paste into the command line to change secret setting on your Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

First security key with Lightning and USB-C simplifies 2-factor authentication

The YubiKey 5Ci is the first security key that combines USB-C and Lightning connectors in a single device. It provides iPhone or Mac users with very strong security access to Dashlane, 1Password,

Apple health team struggles to find a focus

Tensions have been rising inside Apple’s health team over the last year or so, according to a new report that reveals some of the top employees from the division have left the company. While

Stop Apple’s spam notifications with this hidden setting

Sick of those unstoppable spam notifications from Apple? Guess what? You can switch them off -- you just have to find the hidden toggles. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Skeptics roast Apple for ‘absurd’ claim about Korean jobs

Some in South Korea’s tech industry say Apple is “absurd” for claiming it created 325,000 jobs in that country since 1998. The true number, industry analysts there say, is only 500. A report in The

Apple takes gambling apps off the table for kids

Apple will soon allow parents to block children’s access to all games that include “Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling” no matter where they are in the world. As it stands now, not all gambling

Original Macintosh keyboard takes control of iPhone

iOS 13 makes it possible to use a keyboard and mouse to control your iPad. But one enterprising YouTuber has shown that it’s equally possible to rig up an old-school Macintosh keyboard and mouse to

Why sports apparel brands are giving up on fitness apps [Opinion]

Remember when every sports apparel brand needed an app to be cool? Ten years ago, the Nike+Apple partnership was in its ascendency, while Under Armour and Adidas were splurging millions acquiring

Fortnite’s new Junk Rift lets you drop dinosaurs on enemies

Fortnite Battle Royale players now have a new way to combat frustrating B.R.U.T.E. mechs. A new Junk Rift item lets you drop cars, anchors, and other heavy items on your opponents. The version 10.10

Apple Card adds new rewards as it becomes available to all (in the US)

Apple Card is now available to all iPhone users in the United States. You can sign up for yours through the Wallet app. Users will enjoy 2% daily cash back on Apple Pay transactions, and 3% daily cash

Siri’s former boss has jumped ship to Microsoft

Microsoft has snapped up the former Siri boss, who left Apple earlier in May 2019. Bill Stasior joined Apple in 2012, taking over control of the Siri team not long after it made its debut with the

We have gear to toughen up your charging game [Deals]

Our phones and tablets depend on some pretty frail charging equipment. The soft white Lightning cables that come with iPhones fray and break so easily it’s easy to think they’re designed that way. It

Ja! Apple Music hits Amazon Echo speakers in Germany

Apple Music subscribers in Germany can now stream their favorite tracks on Amazon Echo speakers. You’ll need to add the Apple Music skill via the Alexa app to get started. Apple teamed up with Amazon

Two gang member suspects arrested after brazen Apple Store robbery

Two people have been arrested for a brazen robbery at a U.K. Apple Store, which left customers shaken. The robbery took place in the morning of July 4. A gang of six people entered the Liverpool store

Porsche’s debut all-electric car will be the first with built-in Apple Music

Porsche and Apple have brokered a deal to allow the new electric Porsche Taycan can stream Apple Music directly in-car. “It’s about innovation,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of Porsche Cars

Apple TV+ could launch in November, priced at $9.99 per month

Apple’s new streaming TV service could cost the same as Apple Music, a new report claims. Bloomberg says that Apple TV+ will be launching by November. It could launch with five shows and a $9.99 price

Tim Cook lights up World Photography Day with gorgeous iPhone pix

Apple CEO Tim Cook never has to think about how best to observe World Photography Day. He can search Twitter for the hashtag “Shot on iPhone” and look for moving images to repost. Cook’s curation

Leather cuff for Apple Watch is crazy comfortable, super-stylish [Review]

Monowear’s Contemporary Leather Cuff is so good, it might just be my favorite Apple Watch band to date. Not only is it made from a soft, luxurious leather that makes it insanely comfortable, but it
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