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Apple fans seem receptive to the concept of a foldable iPhone

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold ran into a bunch of problems, but it seems many iPhone owners remain interested in seeing what Apple could do with the foldable form factor. According to a new UBS survey of

An afterlife Steve Jobs appears in new driving awareness ad

Whether it’s as the subject of a rap t-shirt or a manga comic book, the likeness of Steve Jobs pops up in some pretty unusual places. The latest? As a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it “cameo” in an Australian

Save 95% on a full terabyte of secure cloud storage [Deals]

Cloud storage has become a necessity for pretty much anybody who uses a digital device. Unfortunately, the pricing for high capacity, secure cloud storage are often sky high. Not so with this deal

Apple Watch continues to run roughshod over the competition

Apple Watch continues to dominate the fast-growing global smartwatch market, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics. The firm notes that smartwatch shipments grew 44% in the second quarter

Brilliant Amazon deal encourages students to avoid Apple Music

Amazon is making on-demand music more affordable than ever for students. Its brilliant new deal provides access to Music Unlimited for just $0.99 a month. Students enjoy exactly the same service as

Apple boot camp teaches Swift coding to educators

Part of getting Apple devices into classrooms involves educating teachers, as well as students. For that reason, Apple recently staged a week-long Teacher Coding Academy for educators in the

Form’s AR swim goggles blow Apple Watch out of the water [Review]

Fitness tech startup Form launches its first product today: augmented reality swimming goggles. You might think AR sounds like a bit of a gimmick for swimmers. I certainly did. My Apple Watch already

Disney reveals $13 bundle with ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+

Apple TV+ and Netflix are about to get some serious competition from Disney’s upcoming streaming bundle that will combine three services into one. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed to investors during the

Magnificent metal band makes Apple Watch super-suave

Upgrade your Apple Watch with a magnificent metal band from Monowear. Made from strong stainless steel, and priced at just $49.99, they’re color-matched for the best finish and they make everyone’s

Apple forces popular VoIP apps to be rewritten to protect user privacy

A change in iOS 13 that limits what applications can do when running in the background will force a rewrite of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other apps that offer voice calls. While these

Mesmerizing exploration game Journey comes to iOS

Journey has been described as more a work of art than a game. It depends on its amazing visuals and Grammy-winning music to draw players into a mysterious world. And now iPad and iPhone users can

Apple could drop the 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s next MacBook Pro will reportedly fit a 16-inch screen into the same size chassis as the current 15-inch model. An industry analyst says Apple plans to take the logical step and drop the

This tool ensures your kids use their iPhones safely

This post is presented by Wondershare. It’s 2019, so kids are practically born with a smartphone in their hands. The ability to communicate and access information anywhere is mostly a great thing. But

Tim Cook’s lovely tribute to Toni Morrison draws clueless responses

Apple CEO Tim Cook used twitter this morning to reflect on the passing of American author Toni Morrison, thanking her for “the beauty you revealed in our world.” Cook joined a chorus of tributes from

How to add a custom iMessage avatar in iOS 13

Now you can finally add your own avatar to your iMessage threads, just like with WhatsApp, Telegram and every other messaging app ever. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple-owned FileMaker has a new name and focus

FileMaker changed its name to Claris. That might sound familiar as it’s the name the company had when Apple founded it way back in 1986. The move is part of expanding what it does, beyond making a

Tariffs hit Apple hard, but investors shouldn’t panic

President Donald Trump’s newly announced China tariffs put a real hurting on Apple’s stock price. But don’t worry, because investors think Apple will weather the storm — and advise that you hang onto

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission investigates Apple again

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple’s tactics for selling iPhones in the country. The Japanese FTC thinks Apple might have abused its power by pressuring Japanese suppliers into

Declutter your space with a decked-out power strip [Deals]

No matter how sleek or slim the devices we use are, keeping them powered means a pile of devices and a snake pit of power cables in various outlets. Not so with this ultra-convenient power strip. Meet

Apple might give hackers special iPhones to plug security problems

Apple has historically not been a company in favor of people jailbreaking its devices. So why would Cupertino give hackers special iPhones to help them find weaknesses in iOS? To patch those problems,