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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

Preorders for colorful Powerbeats Pro open Wednesday

Apple’s Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones have been available in any color you want, as long as it’s black. That’s going to change later this week when pre-orders finally start for ivory, moss, and

Ulysses adds iPad full-screen view, and keyword manager

Ulysses adds iPad full-screen mode, keyword manager, and some new export templates. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Leak shows off Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker

Smart speaker maker Sonos is getting ready to launch a product with a feature it has long resisted – Bluetooth connectivity. Reports of a Sonos Move first surfaced earlier this month. Today, a Germany

Astronaut uses iPad to DJ an out-of-the-world party

A DJ providing music from an iPad is no big deal… unless he’s 250 miles above the Earth traveling at 17,000 miles an hour. That’s what astronaut Luca Parmitano did, casting music from the

First iPhone jailbreak in years made possible by Apple security screwup

Jailbreaking your up-to-date iPhone and iPad is finally possible again for the first time in years thanks to a big software goof by Apple. Security researcher Pwn20wnd published a full jailbreak for

Apple drops macOS Catalina beta 6 to all [Updated]

The day iTunes goes away for good moved a bit closer today with the release of a fresh developer beta of macOS Catalina. This is the sixth such, and the first in two weeks. A version of this beta for