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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

Best new (and returning) features in iOS 13.1 beta 1

The iOS 13.1 beta is in testing, even before the release of iOS 13.0. Here's what's new in iOS 13.1 beta 1 -- and there's quite a lot! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple apologizes for Siri spying, pledges privacy fixes

A revamp of Apple’s program that had people monitoring Siri voice commands for quality control will soon ask users to opt-in first, and only Apple employees will be listening. “We realize we haven’t

T-Mobile Test Drive hands out free mobile hotspots

T-Mobile is so eager to get people to try its network, the company is giving away wireless hotspots. These are good for a month or 30GB of data, and are intended to let potential customers see how

Qantas Airways bans MacBooks from passengers’ checked luggage

Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest airline by fleet size, has joined Virgin Australia in banning certain MacBooks from checked luggage. Virgin announced its decision yesterday, citing fears that the

Punishingly great platformer Dead Cells lands in the App Store

Motion Twin’s celebrated game Dead Cells has finally landed on the App Store. In the process, it gives iPhone and iPad gamers the chance to play one of the most fun indie releases of recent times. For

Learn the many ways of working with data [Deals]

Since the world runs on data these days, learning to work with it is a surefire way to boost anyone’s professional prospects. Ready to master the mysteries of big data? This comprehensive bundle of

Apple’s stunning new Miami store pays homage to area’s nautical history

One of the best things about Apple Store design is how Apple’s architects find ways to embrace local design elements, while still making the stores feel connected to one another. The latest example of

Consumer Reports says AirPods ‘just don’t sound great’

Apple’s AirPods are some of the top-selling earphones of all time. But according to Consumer Reports, they have a problem: “They just don’t sound great.” In a series of tests, the consumer testing

Steve Wozniak wishes Apple was split up into autonomous divisions

Politicians like Elizabeth Warren want Apple broken up into pieces — and company co-founder Steve Wozniak agrees. Well, sort of. In an interview with Bloomberg Technology, Woz said that he wishes