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Latest Apple Arcade additions go from gritty to silly

Two just-released Apple Arcade titles demonstrate the wide variety offerings in this gaming service. The Mosaic is about escaping the dreadful loneliness of modern life, while Monomals features silly

Apple pulls off ingenious trick with AirPods Pro billboards

Question: How do you get billboards for a new product up as quickly as possible after launch, without spoiling Apple’s perfectly orchestrated unveiling? Answer: You put up the billboard, then add the

Google splashes $2.1 billion on Fitbit to fight Apple Watch

Google has confirmed plans to buy Fitbit as it looks to step up its fight against Apple Watch. The deal, worth approximately $2.1 billion, will bring new Made by Google wearables to market. “Together,

Here is what’s on Apple TV+ right now

Apple TV+ launched this morning. Costing $4.99 per month (or free to anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac), the subscription service brings Apple’s eagerly anticipated original TV shows

Learn 6 ways to read faster and retain more [Deals]

Reading is the road to greater understanding of the world and ourselves. For many of us, though, it can be a slower road than we’d like. But reading is a skill like any other, so you can improve with

Mario Kart Tour picks up multiplayer next month — with a catch

Mario Kart Tour on mobile will finally get its much-anticipated multiplayer mode next month. It will initially arrive in beta, giving players the opportunity to compete online for the first time. But

AirPods Pro! We got ’em, and we discuss their pros and cons, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: AirPod Pros! You want them, we got them. We’ll tell you what’s new, what’s good, what’s not, and how they compare to the regular AirPods. We’ve got lots to say…. Plus: The

Apple adds 5 new vice presidents to its executive lineup

Apple has upgraded five executives to Vice President status. This includes one returning early iPhone executive, a report from Bloomberg notes. Paul Meade is the new VP of hardware engineering, Jon

Apple TV+ is live. Here’s how to sign up.

Apple TV+ is now available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and more. Here’s how to sign up for Apple TV+ and watch the new shows. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The Morning Show is a timely, smart winner for Apple TV+ [Review]

Apple TV+ service launched this morning. And, with it, The Morning Show, Apple’s star-studded drama about the goings-on at a morning news show. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve

Protect your precious Apple Watch with this tough bumper

Don’t let your precious (and pricey) Apple Watch fend for itself in harsh environments. Pick up this tough Quattro Bumper Case from Elkson for essential protection against scuffs and shattered

Mac Pro will get black and silver accessory options

Everyone who was busy ogling the “cheesegrater” design of the 2019 Mac Pro can be forgiven for not paying attention to the keyboard. But Apple is prepping multiple keyboards that match the

iPhone shipments slip as Samsung surges

Apple’s two largest competitors enjoyed growth in smartphone sales last quarter, with both Samsung and Huawei up. iPhone sales dropped, however. The market analysts at Canalys credited the decline to

Why I’m returning my AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro are pretty amazing, unless they don't fit your ears. In which case, there’s almost nothing you can do. But wait. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

M. Night Shyamalan’s spooky Servant teasers haunt Apple TV+

Just in time for Halloween, Apple TV+ is serving up two new teasers of its mysterious new series called Servant. Created by M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a married couple who cope with the loss

Rudy Giuliani needed Genius Bar’s help to unlock his iPhone

Despite being named Donald Trump’s cybersecurity expert in 2017, Rudy Giuliani is so clueless about tech, he had to go to the Apple Store genius bar for help unlocking his iPhone. Leaked internal

How you can protect your Mac against cyberthreats

This post on VPNs for Mac is brought to you by VPNOverview. Many advanced Windows users have been using VPNs for various reasons for years. However, not many people are aware that VPNs can be just as

AirPods Pro are a steal — even at $249 [Review]

It has taken me just over a day to realize AirPods Pro are the best accessory I’ve ever purchased from Apple. They sound terrific, work exceptionally well with other Apple products, and feel great.

How to use AirPods Pro Ear Tip Fit Test to make them sound their best

If you ever sat with a pair of earbuds, and a handful of interchangeable silicone tips, and felt a sense of apathy and confusion creep over you, then you’re going to love the new AirPods Pro Ear Tip

Why third-party lenses beat iPhone 11’s Ultra Wide camera

Now that the iPhone 11 line brings an ultra-wide camera to the bump, there is some question on what to do with an extra-wide lens attachment you may have purchased from brands like Moment, Sandmarc or