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Power takes many shapes in this charging roundup [Deals]

These days nothing happens without electricity. Whether it’s our phones, laptops, tablets, or our car, being without power when you need it can cause more than an inconvenience. So we’ve rounded up

Hilariously sarcastic weather app gets an iPad-focused refresh

Everyone’s favorite sarcastic AI taskmaster weather app has received a big update. CARROT Weather 4.12 just landed in the App Store, bringing a plethora of upgrades designed around the iPad. If you’re

Attorney General says tech companies should break strong encryption

Attorney general William Barr has a warning for tech companies using strong encryption: You need to be willing to break it. In a keynote at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York,

Huawei’s new 16-inch MagicBook Pro is a MacBook fan’s dream

Huawei has beaten Apple to delivering a 16-inch notebook with an edge-to-edge display. The Chinese company’s new MagicBook Pro delivers the design MacBook fans have been dreaming of — months ahead of

Google will kill Chrome extensions that steal too much of your data

Google has confirmed plans to eliminate Chrome extensions that steal too much of your data. Its new policy, which goes into effect on October 15, no longer allows extensions to freely collect browsing

StayGo hub offers all the ports your Mac is missing [Review]

TwelveSouth has a hub for those who remember the days when MacBooks came with USB-A, Ethernet, and video ports. This uses a single USB-C port to bring back 6 legacy ports. On top of that, the StayGo

U.S. launches huge antitrust investigation into major tech companies

Stock prices of the major U.S. stock companies all took a tumble in after-hours trading today after the U.S. Justice Department revealed that it is launching a broad antitrust investigation into tech

BMW will charge outrageous annual fee for CarPlay

BMW has decided that it will charge customers an annual fee if they want to enjoy CarPlay in its newest vehicles. It is the first car-maker to turn Apple’s platform into a subscription service. Most

iPhone 4s and older models get fresh iOS update

Believe it or not, there’s an iOS update for anyone still using an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or other Apple devices from 2012 or before. This ensures these classic models can still accurately access the GPS

How to fake True Tone on older Macs

You can fake True Tone and Night Shift on older Macs using built-in tools, or third-party apps. Here's how (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple asks Trump administration to spare Mac Pro parts from tariffs

Apple submitted multiple requests to the Trump administration asking that the government exclude Mac Pro parts from a 25% import tariff. Production of the Mac Pro moved to China this year as Apple

Apple denies report of App Store search monopoly

The Wall Street Journal claims Apple is giving its own apps preferential treatment in the iOS App Store search results. During a wide-ranging test of basic app search terms like “maps”, WSJ discovered

Last chance! Save 20% on the Ullu Pocket Wallet for iPhone

It’s your last chance to save 20% on Ullu’s outstanding Pocket Wallet for iPhone. The slimline sleeve wraps your iPhone in luxurious Italian leather, and comes in nine gorgeous finishes. It also has

This eSIM lets you roam in Europe and the US

The KnowRoaming eSIM lets you add an extra cellular roaming plan by scanning a QR code. It's pricey but convenient for world travelers. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might start at $3,000

Anyone eager to get their hands on the much-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro better be saving their pennies. It could cost as much as $3000, if an unconfirmed report coming out of Asia is correct. 16-inch

Every Pixelmator Pro tool now available inside Mac’s Photos app

Every single one of your favorite Pixelmator Pro tools can now be found inside the built-in Photos app on Mac. The latest version of the app makes it so that you never need to leave Photos to edit

Improved Taptic Engine could replace 3D Touch in iPhone 11

Evidence is growing that the iPhone 11 will lack 3D Touch, and will instead include a smarter version of Haptic Touch — a fancy name for long-pressing on the screen. Previous unconfirmed reports

Steve Jobs insisted every bolt on Pixar’s HQ be hand-tightened

Breaking news: Steve Jobs was kind of a perfectionist when it came to design. OK, so that’s not exactly the world’s best-kept secret. But a new story about the creation of Pixar’s headquarters

Easily remove or replace anything in your digital photos [Deals]

In the age of always-on digital cameras, it’s easy to get photobombed. That could be a person, an object or a background element that you’d rather didn’t make it into the frame. This simple app makes

Fortnite gets brand new sniper, season 9 overtime challenges

This week’s Fortnite update is out with a brand new sniper rifle never before seen in Battle Royale. The version 9.41 release also brings overtime challenges for season nine, birthday presents filled