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iPhone 11 gets data speed boost even without 5G modem

Complaints about the iPhone 11’s lack of 5G might be a bit overblown. Despite failing to add 5G modems to the iPhone 11 lineup this year, buyers of the new handsets will still notice a huge

iPadOS won’t launch until well after iOS 13

iOS 13 will debut next week, but tablet users will have to wait a bit longer for the iPad equivalent. Apple says iPadOS 13 won’t debut until the end of this month. That launch date suggests that the

iPhone’s Portrait mode just keeps getting better

Fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon produced a legendary body of black-and-white work, much of which involved isolating subjects against a pure, shadowless white backdrop. He shot many of

Apple TV+’s $5 pricing lays the smackdown on Netflix and Disney [Opinion]

It’s rare that the take-home message from an Apple keynote is, “Wow, that’s far more affordable than I expected.” But that’s exactly the reaction Apple prompted when it revealed the $5-a-month price

Get ready for your iPhone 11 pre-order with the iPhone Upgrade Program

iPhone 11 pre-orders start this Friday. Get your Apple iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approved now if you want to order on time. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

HomePod will get smarter (and more chill) this fall

Apple didn’t mention HomePod during yesterday’s iPhone 11 event — but it certainly didn’t forget about it, either. Following the keynote, Apple quietly updated HomePod’s webpage. In doing so, it added

Elizabeth Warren blasts Apple for having ‘too much power’

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren thinks Apple exerts “too much power” through its operation of the App Store, and uses this to stifle competition. Warren tweeted the message

Nexx please: Open and shut your garage door from anywhere [Deals]

When it comes to our homes, managing access is fundamental. Especially in the age of Airbnb, when people come and go whether you’re home or not, so it’s easy to get nervous about who gets in and what

Immediate reaction to iPhone 11 muted in India and China

Immediate reactions to the iPhone 11 in China and India have been somewhat muted, initial analyst and social media comments suggest. While the handsets have yet to go on sale, it hints that this

Don’t sell your old Apple Watch to Apple! Cult of Mac pays more

If you’re planning to upgrade to Apple Watch Series 5, you might have thought about selling old model back to Apple. But that’s a terrible idea. Apple will offer you just a fraction of what your old

AppleCare+ now offers monthly rolling subscription

Apple has updated AppleCare+ so that it can be paid for on an indefinite rolling monthly basis. Customers can now continue to receive AppleCare+ coverage for as long as they’re willing to keep paying.

Save 96% on a comprehensive education in Excel [Deals]

One of the most common tools you’ll encounter in the workplace is Microsoft Excel. So if you’re looking to boost your resume, learning Excel is a great way to do it. And with this massively discounted

These luxury bands are the ideal Apple Watch upgrade

Don’t settle for the basic bands that ship as standard with your new Apple Watch. These leather straps from Clessant add a dash of luxury that will separate your new wearable from all the others.

Rumor mill fail: Apple delivers legit surprises at iPhone 11 event

In an age when almost every detail of an Apple keynote leaks ahead of time, Tim Cook managed to pull some genuine surprises from the hat Tuesday. Taking the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple

macOS Catalina will launch much later than usual

Apple has a long habit of unveiling new macOS versions in June, beta testing them all summer, then releasing them in September. Not this year. Turns out Mac owners will have to wait until next month.

7 new words Apple is trying to take mainstream

Apple’s fast-paced iPhone 11 keynote was stuffed with tons of new features landing in stores later this month and Cupertino’s marketing department has a bunch of fancy new terms to go with them. It’s

A13 Bionic chip boosts iPhone battery life without sacrificing performance

It’s no surprise that the Apple A13 Bionic processor in all three iPhone 11 series models is faster than last year’s A12, but what many people might not be expecting is its energy efficiency helps to

Apple TV+ series See looks brilliant — or brilliantly awful

What do you get when you put the epic scope of Game of Thrones, the sight-challenged hook of Bird Box, the environmentalism-as-blockbuster ambitions of box office bomb Waterworld and the costume

iPhone 11 Pro camera proves irresistible to meme-makers

The new three-camera array on the back of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max really got Twitter cooking. It didn’t take long after today’s “By Innovation Only” event for internet jokers to hit us

iOS 13 GM seeded to developers before Sept. 19 launch

The final beta build of iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 is finally here just after Apple revealed the public launch date for the huge software update. After its big iPhone 11 keynote today, Apple revealed iOS