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Last chance! Save 20% on these mountable cases for iPhone 11

Mount your iPhone almost anywhere while it’s charging with Xvida’s brilliant magnetic charging pad and case combo. It’s now available for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max for the first time — and you

How to stop Siri from snooping on you

Worried that Siri shares everything you say with Apple employees? Opt out of Siri data collection to keep things (mostly) to yourself. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple TV+ could take a big bite out of Netflix

Apple TV+ could have 100 million subscribers in 3 to 4 years, according to an analyst that’s bullish on this streaming service set to launch next month. Strong demand for a rival is bad news for

Apple device management: Do it right with Hexnode MDM

This post is brought to you by Apple MDM service Hexnode. Apple devices are great mobile computing machines and powerhouses for business productivity. But let’s face it, managing Apple devices is no

Apple launches in-house studio with Band of Brothers follow-up

Apple is launching its own in-house studio and teaming up with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks to create the first series that it will own full rights to. The new limited series, titled Masters of the

How to make Siri announce and read your messages

In iOS 13.2, Siri can announce your incoming messages and read them to you. This is the kind of feature that is so useful, and obvious, that it seems like it should have always been there. It’s called

iOS 13.2 finally brings frame rate, resolution settings to Camera app

The iPhone 11 line hasn’t even been out a month, but Apple continues to improve its camera through iOS updates. An iOS developer exploring iOS 13.2 beta 2 said the Camera app will allow video shooters

Apple Arcade picks up 5 new games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV

The Apple Arcade catalog continues to grow with five new games for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV available today. Inmost, an atmospheric, story-driven platformer from the creators of Stardew Valley, is

Apple is more valuable than it’s ever been

Apple has hit a new all-time high valuation as shares rose 1.7% to hit $234.09. That gives Apple a market cap of $1.058 trillion. Talk about valuable! It comes as investors expected top level trade

Apple patches iCloud, iTunes for Windows to plug malware hole

Apple’s latest patches for iTunes and iCloud for Windows are out to block potential ransomware attacks. The software previously contained a vulnerability that allowed malware to piggyback on Apple’s

Hong Kong legislator warns Apple against being ‘accomplice’ to China

Prominent Hong Kong legislator and IT entrepreneur Charles Mok has warned that Apple risks becoming an accomplice for “censorship and oppression” in China. In an open letter to Tim Cook, Mok

Save 59% on a Nomad Battery Lightning Cable for a limited time [Deals]

Keeping your iPhone charged on the go usually means carrying at least a Lightning cable and a backup battery. But with the Nomad, you get everything you need in one accessory. And right now, you’ve

Twitter makes its triumphant return to macOS with new Mac app

Twitter killed off its desktop app for Mac in early 2018. Now, a year-and-a-half later, an official Twitter app has made its way back into the App Store. And it’s all thanks to macOS Catalina’s

Apple’s AR Glasses are almost here! Catch the discussion, on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple’s AR glasses are about to be announced! At least according to one very reliable analyst…. we discuss. Plus: Mac OS Catalina is out, but you probably shouldn’t install

Apple aims to deploy its own 5G modem in iPhones by 2022

Apple reportedly plans to deploy its own 5G modems in iPhones by 2022. This “very aggressive” timeline will require Apple to carry out development, testing and certification. Until then, Apple will

Mac shipments fall ahead of big refreshes as PC sales grow

Mac shipments fell during the third quarter of 2019 as PC sales continued to grow, according to new estimates from Gartner. Apple’s market share declined as a result, but the company maintains its

Clive Owen signs up to Apple TV+ series based on Stephen King novel

Clive Owen, star of movies such as Sin City and Children of Men, is the latest big-name actor to sign up for an Apple TV+ series. Owen will act opposite Academy Award winner Julianne Moore in Lisey’s

Brydge plans iPad keyboard case with trackpad, slaps patent lawsuit on rival

Brydge today pre-announced a clip-on iPad Pro keyboard that incorporates a trackpad, something that only became possible with the just-released iPadOS 13. This would create a computer like a MacBook

Alfonso Cuarón signs multiyear deal with Apple TV+

Apple reportedly inked a multiyear deal with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón to develop original content for Apple TV+. Cuarón’s deal with Apple will see him develop multiple TV series for the

Tim Cook explains why Apple pulled controversial Hong Kong app

As Apple draws fire for banning a mapping app that proved useful to Hong Kong protesters, CEO Tim Cook defended the company’s decision. In an email to employees, Cook explained why Apple pulled