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Smash hit Alto’s Odyssey sandboards onto Mac

Two years after it debuted in the iOS App Store, Alto’s Odyssey has finally arrived on Mac. The long-awaited follow up to 2015’s brilliant Alto’s Adventure endless snowboarding game transposes the

Airlines might have a solution for terrible in-flight Wi-Fi

A collaboration between airlines and internet service providers has come together to improve in-flight Wi-Fi. They have created a modular system of hardware and software that can be rapidly upgraded

Coronavirus less likely to hurt Samsung than Apple

Samsung is less exposed to the negative effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China than many of its rivals, including Apple. But the opposite is true of Huawei, a China-based

Marshall brings active noise cancellation and USB-C to over-the-ear headphones

Marshall’s best over-the-ear headphones finally gained active noise cancellation (ANC) with a big update that pushes the vintage-inspired cans into the modern age. The new Monitor II ANC headphones

Lockdown Firewall now safeguards your Mac

Lockdown brings its iOS privacy-enhancing firewall to the Mac. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

March or April? Reports clash over iPhone supply

Apple’s contract iPhone assemblers in China are far from operating at full capacity and will likely miss its production schedule on a budget-friendly iPhone. If the report by a major economics news

Stardew Valley’s massive 1.4 update is coming soon to iOS

Stardew Valley’s gigantic version 1.4 content update is coming soon to iOS. It brings a new farm map, fish ponds, a new end-game mystery, and more than 60 brand-new items. There are also 14 music

watchOS 6.1.3 brings a heart-related bug fix

The newly-released watchOS 6.1.3 fixes a significant bug, but only for the residents of Iceland. Still, Apple thinks it’s important enough to put out a software update primarily for this reason. The

Yes, you can still take photo bursts with iPhone 11. Here’s how.

Holding the camera shutter button no longer captures a photo burst on iPhone 11. But burst mode is there — hidden behind a dumb gesture. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Sliding screens might make more sense than folding phones

TCL reportedly developed a prototype phone with a slidable screen. This would allow a small, easily portable handset to include a 7-inch display. The design is clearly intended to take on foldable

Samsung crams unsightly ads onto $1,400 Galaxy Z Flip phones

The new Galaxy Z Flip is one of the most expensive phones you can buy right now but it doesn’t come with an ad-free experience. Less than a week after the phone launched, new owners discovered that

SoundCloud for iOS now lets you upload directly from the Files app

The official SoundCloud app for iPhone and iPad now lets you upload your latest tracks directly from the Files app. Its new upload feature supports any audio file, including lossless formats like FLAC

AirTags on the radar for roll out in the second half of 2020

Apple’s fall product launch will include a tiny gadget with a big responsibility: knowing the whereabouts of your devices when you lose them. AirTags, a circular Bluetooth tracking keychain attachment

Coronavirus could cause smartphone sales to hit 5-year low

Smartphone production — and, therefore, sales — could hit their lowest point in five years as a result of the coronavirus, a new report claims. According to analysis by TrendForce, detailing the

Apple Music just made it a lot easier to find alternate album versions

Apple Music now has the ability to intelligently sort alternate album versions. The new feature, brought back from Beats Music, presents you with other versions of the same album in a new section

Habit-tracking app Streaks is finally available for Mac

To-do and habit-tracking app Streaks is finally available for Mac after previously being available only for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The app lets you track up to 12 tasks to complete every day.

We’ve got the perfect charger for your home or office [Deals]

More devices, more trouble keeping them all charged. Whether you’re at home or at work, we count on our mobile gear to stay on, so this roundup of chargers offers just the right solution for your

New rumor claims iPhone SE 2 unveiling will happen on March 31

Apple will make its new iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9?) official on March 31, a new rumor, citing sources within Apple, claims today. The low-cost handset is then expected to go on sale just a few days

Apple could be planning new ’12-inch’ iPad Pro for March debut

Apple’s next iPad Pro refresh could give fans a new 12-inch screen option, according to a new report. It is expected to arrive in March with a revamped camera system that includes a time-of-flight

Apple doubles donation to fight spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

Apple has doubled its donation to support efforts to battle the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Tim Cook revealed the increase in donation in an email to Apple employees, describing the impact