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T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger could earn DoJ approval this week

The long-awaited merger between T-Mobile and Sprint could finally be approved by the Department of Justice this week. The deal requires the agreement of the DoJ in order to proceed. Provided that it

Apple might drop $1 billion on Intel’s modem biz

Apple could soon become the new owner of Intel’s giant trove of modem-related patents according to a new report on the two sides’ negotiation. Intel decided to get out of the 5G modem game earlier

These stylish Apple Watch bands offer real leather at a steal

Bringing beautiful leather to your Apple Watch doesn’t have to break the bank. Mifa’s stylish bands are incredibly high-end and long-lasting — and they’re an absolute steal. Here’s why every Apple

Apple adds former Tesla VP to Project Titan team

Another high profile Tesla executive has joined Apple’s team, possibly signaling some significant progress is being made on the development of Apple’s car project. Steve MacManus, who served as

Hands on with iPhone 11: What to expect from 2019 iPhones [Video]

With so many holes in the supply chain, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect, with dummy iPhone XI, XI Max, and XIr models to give us a taste of this years iPhone 11 lineup. (via Cult of Mac -

How to save gigabytes of data while traveling

Traveling can guzzle your data allowance. Here's how to make sure your iPhone saves as much data as possible. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Recover all kinds of files from your Mac and mountable devices

This post is presented by iMyFone, maker of AnyRecover. When your computer crashes, or you accidentally format a drive or encounter another common data headache, you’re not out of luck. With the right

watchOS 5.3 restores Walkie-Talkie, expands ECG

Apple brought the Walkie-Talkie app back online today with a watchOS update after disabling it earlier this month with an undisclosed vulnerability that might have allowed eavesdropping. The release

iOS 12.4 brings Apple News improvements, iPhone migration and more

The long wait for iOS 12.4 is finally over after Apple made the software update available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners this morning. In what will likely be the last major upgrade for iOS

Slack finally fixes its horribly slow Mac app in huge overhaul

Slack today confirmed a brand new version of its desktop app that will finally fix painfully slow performance many users have been suffering for years. The new app for Mac and Windows is completely

Overcast adds fantastic new podcast recommendations feature

Overcast has added an amazing new podcast recommendation engine, and it really works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Jeff Williams might be Apple’s next Tim Cook

Apple operations chief Jeff Williams is the most important person at the company after CEO Tim Cook, according to a new report. Williams, who has also taken over Apple’s design studio following the

Sales of $17,000 gold Apple Watch flatlined after two weeks

The 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition drew a ton of social media ballyhoo when the pricey luxury watch was part of the first generation watches in 2015. But who would pay $10,000 for a watch sure to

Pick up a smart pepper spray, because the future [Deals]

These days, everything’s smart, from our houses to our phones to our cars to our light bulbs. Protecting yourself has been smart since before technology, so this feature-rich pepper spray is smart

Apple shaded by Nintendo Switch in Prime Day searches

Apple products seem to have dropped off shoppers’ wish lists this Prime Day. Despite big discounts on Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones, only one Apple product made it into the top 10 searches

Apple Watch may get microLED display, better battery life in 2020

Apple Watch is expected to come with brand new display technology as soon as next year, according to a new report. Apple is said to be in advanced talks with display makers over bringing microLED

2020 iPhone could get blazing-fast display upgrade

The 2020 iPhone lineup could bring a huge display upgrade that will put it on par with iPad Pro in terms of refresh rate. One leaker says Apple is “considering” 120Hz panels for next year’s handsets.

CarPlay in iOS 13, the perfect road trip companion [Video]

We’ve already extolled our excitement over CarPlay changes coming in iOS 13. But now that the beta season is well underway, we’ve had the chance to go fully hands on. After taking it on a road trip,

Check out this week’s best music, calendar, list-making, and bike-renting apps

This week we take a ride with Swapfiets bikes, mangle music with Eventide's new iOS effects apps, and save money with Spend Stack. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Save more than half on renewed Apple Magic Mouse and Keyboard [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a laptop or a desktop computer, it means being tied to the machine. That is, unless you go wireless with Apple’s Magic Mouse and Keyboard. Apple’s wireless mouse and keyboard