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Tennessee police release surveillance tape of $9,000 Apple store theft

Police in Franklin, Tennessee, are looking for three snatch-and-grab suspects in an Apple store theft. They stole 17 Apple Watches, worth $9,000. Surveillance footage released by the police shows the

Apple and TikTok both absent from congressional hearing about tech in China

Apple and Chinese music video app TikToks were the two holdouts at a U.S. congressional hearing Tuesday regarding the tech industry and China. Both were represented by empty seats. Republican senator

Apple’s outside ad agency cuts 50 jobs

The outside ad agency dedicated to Apple marketing was hit with a big round of layoffs this week. Media Arts Lab cut about 50 employees across multiple divisions of the company. Owned by Apple’s

iOS 13.3 finally lets parents set limits on texting, FaceTime and more

Parents will soon be able to limit when their children use an iPhone or iPad to talk to their friends, thanks to a long-awaited new Screen Time feature. Communication Limits were supposed to come

Use the ‘Two-Face Mullet Strategy’ with your Apple Watch

Too many Apple Watch faces? Never find the one you're looking for? Then you need the 'Two-Face Mullet Strategy.' It will change your life. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Xiaomi’s new phone packs an insane 108MP camera

Notorious Apple copycat Xiaomi is ready to up the ante on the iPhone 11 Pro Max with its newest phone that packs not three, not four, but five camera lenses on the back. The CC9 Pro from Xiaomi isn’t

Pebbled leather iPhone case offers stylish protection with a vintage vibe [Review]

Sorry, cows: I love leather iPhone cases. They add a layer of warmth on top of the iPhone’s cold metal-and-glass construction that can’t be beat. And, unlike most thermoplastic polyurethane cases, a

Jamf Now helps keep your organization’s devices secure through macOS Catalina and iOS 13 updates

This OS updates and security post is presented by Jamf Now. Apple’s new operating systems, macOS Catalina and iOS 13, bring innovative capabilities to organizations using them. A streamlined approach

Here’s hoping first iOS 13.3 beta fixes that huge memory bug

Apple has just begun beta testing the next updates for iPhone and iPad. It’s not known yet if iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 fix the serious memory management problem introduced in the previous version,

How to give away your old AirPods

Unpairing AirPods from your devices is almost as easy as pairing them. Here's how to do it, and how to clean AirPods before giving them away. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple completely reimagines the iPhone case

Apple engineers dreamed up an iPhone case that’s also a stand and a handle. And maybe a keyboard. It’s surprisingly simple, but also a dramatic departure from typical cases. And it’s possible the

The first film Apple bought finally gets its first trailer

Apple’s coming-of-age drama about a Pakistani American teenager will land on Apple TV+ and in theaters just in time for award season. Hala, the first narrative feature film Apple bought, will premiere

How to use running cadence on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch running cadence setting arrived in watchOS 5, but if you didn’t notice, you’re not alone. It tends to get buried in the myriad stats Cupertino provides for runners. Plus, there’s a lot

Florida man murdered for not unlocking his iPhone

An off-duty firefighter in Florida was shot to death after refusing to give robbers the passcode to his iPhone. The killers had spared Chris Randazzo his life after robbing him of his iPhone and other

Xiaomi’s Apple Watch clone packs some impressive features for just $185

Xiaomi today showed off its new Mi Watch wearable — and, as predicted, it looks pretty much exactly like Apple Watch. Only it costs a whole lot less. The device, which starts at $185, runs a skinned

Speak up to 33 new languages with this highly reviewed language learning app [Deals]

Learning languages is a lifelong endeavor, and there’s no single way to do it. Many language-learning apps revolve around one concept or approach, so they’ll limit the amount of progress you can make.

Fortnite pro banned for life after public cheating

Professional Fortnite player FaZe Jarvis has been permanently banned from the game for using hacks. The 17-year-old uploaded videos of himself using an “aimbot.” Jarvis claims he cheated only to

Sacré bleu! Mario Kart Tour will take players to Paris next

Mario Kart Tour‘s world tour has so far taken players to New York, Tokyo and, err, Halloween. Now it’s headed to Paris, France for its next location. Starting tomorrow, players logging into the game

Chinese smartphone CEO who made his name dissing Apple declared a ‘deadbeat’

The founder of a Chinese smartphone company which has been a vocal critic of Apple has landed on China’s official list of deadbeats. This is a national database held by China’s Supreme Court which can

Microsoft prepares huge Outlook improvements for macOS

Microsoft is preparing to make its Outlook app for macOS better than ever. An overhaul will introduce new sync technology and big performance improvements, as well as welcome design tweaks. Here’s