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Keep two devices juiced with one backup power pack [Deals]

The more devices we travel with, the greater the chances of running out of power at just the wrong moment. That’s why it’s important to travel with backup battery, so why not get one that charge more

Apple kicks off mind-bending augmented reality art sessions

You can now sign up to enjoy a series of art-based augmented reality experiences at your local Apple Store. The new Today at Apple sessions, called [AR]T, will take place around the world. They will

Rockers Tool are finally bringing their music to streaming services

Tool, the American rock band which was a staple of alternative music in the 1990s and early 2000s, is finally bringing its back catalog to streaming services. The exact services the album will be

Apple hints at 2 new Japanese Apple Stores opening this year

New images posted to Apple’s website reveal the opening of two new stores in Japan for later this year. The stylized logos are accompanied by text reading “planned for 2019.” One of the logos uses the

Epic reveals exciting teasers for Fortnite season 10

Epic Games is rolling out brand new teaser images for Fortnite season 10 — and one of them is hugely exciting for long-time fans of the free-to-play battle royale game. It looks like the new season,

Swollen iPhone battery explodes on camera

Experts warn of the dangers of mucking about with visibly damaged lithium-ion batteries, but some people just can’t resist. A guy taking an iPhone apart because the battery was swelling was caught on

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10 could be slower than iPhone XS

The flagship phone Samsung is expected to unveil next week might not be as speedy as the iPhone that came out a year ago. And to make this worse for the Korean company, Apple will soon introduce an

Roxsyn app turns your electric guitar into a synthesizer

Yonac's Roxsyn is the "world’s first metamorphic guitar synthesizer" for iPad. The app turns your electric guitar into an amazing synthesizer. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple

All-aluminum Apple Watch stand is a brilliant bargain

Don’t settle for tacky plastic when buying an Apple Watch stand. Choose the HEDock and enjoy cool aluminum instead. It’s super-sturdy, looks terrific, and sports a bargain price tag. How many times

Have a hell of a good time with Doom II for iOS

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Doom, Bethesda Softworks relaunched Doom II for iPhone and iPad. It promises “more demons, more weapons, more action” — just like it did back in 1994.

2020 iPhones may pack 3D laser camera

The iPhone’s AR capabilities are about to ramp to an all-new level thanks to new camera sensors that are able to tell how far away objects are. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a

IOGear switch will let Mac and iPad share a screen, keyboard and mouse

The IOGear Access Pro 2-Port USB-C KVM Switch will enable users to share a 4K monitor, keyboard and mouse, as well as other USB-A accessories, between a Mac and an iPad, or a Mac and MacBook. A single

How to clean your dirty, lint-stuffed iPhone

You regularly set down your iPhone on dirty tables, bus seats and worse. Its ports are lint magnets. Here's how to clean your iPhone. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 13 beta 5 arrives along with new tvOS 13 build

Developers received a fresh batch of new beta builds this morning in the form of iOS 13 beta 5. Apple seeded the new software updates just under two weeks after the last set of betas came out,

Foxconn recruits thousands to assemble 2019 iPhones

Foxconn is on a hiring spree in China as it gets ready for mass production of the 2019 iPhones. Apple typically sells millions in the first week of a new iPhone launch and reports suggest the 2019

See Pixel 4’s new Face ID clone in action

Google’s next flagship smartphone will borrow one of the iPhone’s most popular new features when it launches later this year. Full details of the upcoming Pixel 4 will be revealed this fall. For now,

Unique features make Miami Apple store look like no other

Although Apple Stores have certain design elements in common, the company still enjoys finding ways to localize them wherever possible. That’s exactly what’s set to happen with its new Miami-based

Tim Cook tweets condolences after California festival shooting

Tim Cook tweeted his condolences Monday after a deadly mass shooting at a festival in Northern California. The tragic shooting took place Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, where a shooter killed

Score massively discounted courses in Photoshop and Lightroom [Deals]

Adobe’s suite of apps are the industry standard for digital design and photography, and for good reason. They’re chock full of tools and features that allow for a universe of visual possibilities. But

Apple’s quarterly report will continue ‘flattening out’ of earnings

My colleague Buster Hein described tomorrow’s Apple earnings call as the company’s “most boring” earnings report of the year. And it seems like analysts aren’t rushing to disagree with him. Looking at