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Get back-to-school iPhone security (and free Beats headphones)

This back-to-school iPhone security post is presented by Dashlane. Headed off to college? Hopefully you’re well-outfitted with great hardware, cool accessories and all the productivity apps you can

iPhone 11 corrects the biggest mistake of the Jony Ive era

The first new iPhone since Jony Ive left Apple is thicker, heavier and longer lasting. Is better iPhone battery life a coincidence? (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy?

The new Apple Watch Series 5 finally arrived this week, and it is by far the best smartwatch money can buy today. But it also costs $200 more than Apple Watch Series 3. Is the latest model really

Apple previews 26 Apple Arcade titles in just 100 seconds

There are over 100 games exclusively coming to the Apple Arcade all-you-play service next week, and a new video includes quick demos of a couple dozen of them. Watch it now: Apple description for

Details emerge about Servant, the creepy M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ show

A new photo and a few fresh plot details shed light on Servant, the mysterious M. Night Shyamalan TV show coming soon to Apple TV+. The picture shows Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who stars in the

Leaked iPhone 11 specs show upgraded RAM and battery

All iPhone 11 and 11 Pro versions have more RAM than their predecessors, according to an unconfirmed report. The same is reportedly true for the batteries in these just-announced handsets, which helps

Ex-Netflix exec thinks Apple TV+ will have no problem competing

A former Netflix and Hulu executive thinks that Apple TV+ has a good shot at holding its own against its streaming TV rivals. Despite the increasingly crowded streaming landscape, Simon Gallagher said

Apple Card now offers 3% Daily Cash for Walgreens purchases

Apple Card’s reward program, called Daily Cash, has added Walgreens to its list of partners. It means that America’s second largest pharmacy store chain now offers 3% Daily Cash to Apple Card

iPhone 11 Pro allegedly triggers an unusual phobia

Does the above picture of a lotus seed pod freak you out? If so, there’s a chance you suffer from trypophobia, the fear of small holes in certain configurations. You know what else apparently could

There’s a secret message in Apple’s iPhone 11 event supercut

Apple isn’t into Easter Eggs in the way that it once was. But in its two-minute supercut rundown of this week’s iPhone 11 event, it includes an amusing one. On six frames of the video, there’s a

Mad Money host thinks big winner of iPhone 11 will be… Instagram?

Which company do you think is set to benefit from the iPhone 11? Apple, probably followed by a bunch of Apple’s suppliers and contract manufacturers, right? CNBC’s Jim Cramer has another suggestion:

Apple stops signing iOS 12.4 after patching jailbreak exploit

Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.4 following the release of iOS 12.4.1. That means that it’s no longer possible to downgrade again from the latest version of iOS if you’ve already upgraded. iOS 12.4.1

Lower iPhone 11 price shows Apple got the message [Opinion]

You spoke and Apple listened. There was widespread criticism that last year’s iPhones were too expensive, and so the just-announced iPhone 11 is a better device for less money. Even as the target of

Why Apple Watch Series 5 is a welcome surprise

I wasn’t expecting much from the Apple Watch Series 5 refresh. The rumor mill only predicted new ceramic and titanium finishes, plus maybe sleep tracking. That was all for this year. But it turns out

Apple is (probably) a $1 trillion company again

Apple’s stock made up more than $400 billion over the last nine months and ended today a $1 trillion company. It’s a remarkable recovery, considering Apple closed the day on Jan 3. at $142.19 a share.

The most expensive iPad Pros just got a big price cut

Apple quietly changed the pricing on its most expensive models of the 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro yesterday while everyone else was drooling at the iPhone 11’s price tag. Customers in the market

All the best iPhone 11 cases revealed so far

Accessory makers rushed to unveil cases that fit the just-announced iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series. These range from Mophie’s powerful battery case to more simple ones designed to bring additional

iPhone 11 vs. Pro vs. Pro Max: Which one should you buy?

Apple’s newest iPhone lineup features its first ever “Pro” smartphones, plus a more affordable entry-level model that’s a big upgrade over iPhone XR. iPhone 8 is also sticking around for now. That’s

U1-based Apple Tag could be the biggest thing since Apple Watch

Apple didn't announce its tracking Tag at the iPhone 11 event, but that doesn't mean it's not coming soon. Here's why it could be as important as the iPhone and Apple Watch. (via Cult of Mac - Tech

Bill Gates reveals what he envied most about Steve Jobs

Tim Cook isn’t the only tech icon with something big coming out on September 20. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the subject of a new Netflix documentary series that premieres on iPhone 11 launch