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Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October

Apple TV+ series Shantaram, about an Aussie bank robber who becomes a gangster in the slums of Mumbai, will start filming in Australia this October. The 10-episode series is based on the best-selling

How to get around with Apple Maps’ Look Around in iOS 13

iOS 13 introduces the amazing Apple Maps Look Around feature. It's like Google's Street View, only way, way better. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch Series 5 could save a struggling display-maker

An updated Apple Watch could launch as early as next month but almost nothing has leaked out about it so far. That makes a reputable analyst’s prediction that struggling Japan Display could make OLED

Siri gets smarter, but still can’t keep up with Google Assistant

Siri doesn’t have all the answers, but Apple’s digital assistant continues to get smarter. Loup Ventures fires 800 questions at the leading digital assistants for its twice-a-year IQ Test to measure

5 million people rush to preorder Pokémon Masters

The folks at The Pokémon Company are sure taking the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” catchphrase to heart — at least when it comes to hooking preorders for its latest mobile game. With two weeks to go until

Convert almost any surface into an adjustable standing desk [Deals]

Many of us spend tons of time at the computer. That’s bad for your neck, back, wrists — pretty much every part of your body — so it’s no wonder standing desks are catching on. Unfortunately, they

Apple will battle EU in court over $14 billion tax bill

Apple will challenge the European Union in court next month over the 13 billion euro ($14.4 billion) Apple was ordered to pay in 2016. The appeal is due to take place on September 17 and 18 at

Insider iPhone 11 leaks, plus the pros and cons of Apple Card! This week, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: A Foxconn insider spills big iPhone 11 secrets. Plus: the pros and cons of Apple Card, and Apple’s new maps start rolling out across the country. And finally, a strange

Huawei delays first foldable phone for a second time

Huawei this week delayed its first foldable smartphone … again. The Chinese company says there is “no possibility” of the Mate X making its debut in September. The exciting new handset was originally

HomePod will launch in Japan on August 23

18 months after it first went on sale in the U.S., Apple’s HomePod speaker is finally launching in Japan. Having teased that it would launch sometime this summer, Apple has now revealed that HomePod

Apple sues company that lets users run iOS in a browser

Apple is suing Corellium, a company founded by former iPhone jailbreakers whose product lets users run iOS firmware in a web browser. “There is no basis for Corellium to be selling a product that

2.4 million Americans depend on Apple for their jobs

Directly or indirectly, Apple is responsible for 2.4 million American jobs. The company says 450,000 of these are at the thousands of US companies that supply components for Apple computers, phones

New iOS beta offers clue to iPhone 11 Pro launch date

Developers hunting through the just-released iOS 13 beta apparently found a reference to the exact date Apple will introduce the next iPhone. A screenshot, labeled “hold for release” and buried in the

How to stop Apple Card from bombarding you with notifications

How to disable Apple Card notifications, including those annoying Daily Cash messages. (Unfortunately, it's an all-or-nothing proposition.) (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple clamps down hard on web tracking

The team that develops WebKit for Apple’s Safari browser is taking a strong stand against companies tracking people on the web. They call out tracking as an infringement of user privacy, and promise

Mobile-first e-signature service DottedSign makes paperwork a breeze

This post is presented by Kdan Mobile. Keeping everyone in a team on the same page is complicated on paper and in the cloud. For startups, small- to medium-size businesses and even individual

iOS 13 inches closer to launch with new beta [Updated]

Apple just seeded the seventh Developer beta of the next iOS and iPadOS version. This is the latest stage of a debugging process expected to end in September. UPDATE: iOS 13 Public beta 6 just

Distraction-free apps won’t help you focus. Here’s what will.

We're overstimulated and we've forgotten how to focus. But don't worry. Getting your brain back involves nothing but hard work, boredom and practice. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an

12 amazing Apple Watch accessories at insanely low prices

Upgrading your Apple Watch with amazing bands and accessories doesn’t have to break the bank. You’ll be surprised at how many terrific products you can find for buyers on a budget. We’ve rounded up

Fake AI skies look amazing, but not everybody’s thrilled

Imaging software company Skylum markets its photo editing tools as huge time savers. Just click a preset look or move a few slider bars and you have a beautifully styled final image within minutes.