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A used 2015 Retina MacBook Pro might be the best MacBook you can buy today

Current MacBooks are pretty bad, so what about grabbing an old MacBook Pro until Apple gets its act together? Here’s what to look for. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Tiny HyperJuice 4-port charger pumps out 100 watts

Sanho calls its newly-unveiled HyperJuice “the smallest 100W charger on the market.” Despite the svelte design, it has a pair of USB-C ports that can put out 100W, dual USB-A ports that max out at

Tap your AirPods Pro case to check if it’s charged

Tap your AirPods Pro case as it charges, and the battery-status LED lights up. Here's how to check AirPods Pro battery level. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch Series 6 could handle scuba diving

It’s not exactly going out on a limb, but respected Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo predicts next year’s Apple Watch Series 6 will be offer better performance than the current one, and include improved

iPhone 11 Pro flexes its muscles in muscle car film

The YouTube channel Carfection is car porn and episodes are shot to hook an auto buff teetering on the brink of addiction. Undulating roads, sumptuous light, purring engines, a slow pan on every line

Controller support coming to Call of Duty: Mobile ‘soon’

Activision has confirmed that it will bring controller support to Call of Duty: Mobile “soon.” The game’s publisher says it is finalizing the plans ahead of a future update. It sounds like it will

Here’s to the brave ones: Apple pays tribute to vets on Veterans Day

Apple has changed its home page for Veterans Day, paying tribute to those who fight to keep America free. Its home page features a banner reading: “Here’s to the brave ones. We’re proud to honor

Apple’s first AR headset could launch in 2022, AR glasses in 2023

Apple will release its first AR headset in 2022, followed by a smaller device such as AR glasses in 2023, claims a new report from The Information. The publication draws its timeline from a reported

Exciting ‘iPhone 12’ concept imagines dramatic design changes

Your brand-new iPhone 11 is about to look outdated already thanks to these exciting “iPhone 12” concept images. The renders imagine what next year’s refresh will look like based on the rumors that

These iPhone-controlled robot vacuums are on sale today [Deals]

One of the few pure and good things technology has brought is the ability to release a personal R2-D2 in our homes to keep the carpets clean. Personal robots are automatically cool, and even better

Billionaire’s son who bought Apple Watches for his dog lands on China’s credit blacklist

The son of a Chinese billionaire who infamously bought two luxury Apple Watch Editions for his pet dog has been placed on the country’s official list of financially discredited individuals. A court

Apple Watch owners get Roku controls on their wrist

Roku just debuted a new Apple Watch app that lets you control its streaming devices from your wrist. You can use the app to launch your favorite Channels and control media playback. You can also use

iPhone 11 triumphs during Alibaba’s record-breaking Singles Day in China

Today is Singles Day in China, the Alibaba version of Amazon’s Prime Day — and, from the sound of things, Apple has done pretty darn well out of it. This year’s 24-hour shopping event has surpassed

Woz: Apple should ‘share responsibility’ for sexist Apple Card

Apple’s co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak is one of a number of Apple Card owners concerned about a possible sexist algorithm used for determining credit limits. On Twitter, Woz said that he received 10x

The best photoshopping, privacy-protecting and offline-dictating apps of the week

This week we get editing with Photoshop for iPad, transfer HUGE files with Dropbox, get private with DuckDuckGo for Safari, and dictate a letter, offline, in privacy. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Want to build something? These 4 deals will get your creative juices flowing today [Deals]

Walt Disney said it best: “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” If you’ve ever thought, “I wish I knew how to do that,” then this is your wakeup call. Whether you want to build

The great MacBook disaster [Cult of Mac Magazine 322]

That butterfly keyboard. Those missing ports. The annoying lack of easy upgrades. Cult of Mac’s Charlie Sorrel makes a good case that the current MacBook lineup is a disaster. Can Apple turn it

Mophie charging pad easily powers all your mobile gear at once [Review]

Anyone who’s all-in on Apple has an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. Recharging that combination every night can be a hassle, but the Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can handle them all at the

Browse an awesome roundup of Bluetooth headphones under $100 [Deals]

Bluetooth headphones are the best way to enjoy personal audio. Obviously, they’ve got no wires to untangle. And the technology has advanced to the point where they sound as good as cabled alternatives

macOS Mail bug exposes portions of encrypted emails

Apple failed to kill a bug in the Mail app for macOS for months despite its potential to expose private details in emails that the user thought was encrypted. Security researcher Bob Gendler first