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The best widgets apps for iPadOS 13’s new Home screen

iPadOS 13 brings permanent widgets to the iPad's home screen. Check out some of our favorites. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Video producer loved his iPhone XS. Then he tried the iPhone 11 Pro

When Martin Moore shot a commercial for Koss headphones with the iPhone XS last October, he was “blown away” by the results. Moore shot another Koss commercial Wednesday, this time with the new iPhone

2020 could bring Apple’s largest iPhone screen ever

Significant design changes in next year’s top-tier iPhone might push the display size up to 6.7 inches, if an unconfirmed report from a reliable source is correct. This model will also supposedly have

10.2-inch iPad hits Apple Store shelves

The latest iPad just made its appearance in Apple retail locations. Those eager to get their hands on the first 10.2-inch budget tablet with iPadOS can hurry to the nearest store to pick one up now.

1 in 5 iOS devices are already using iOS 13

One in five compatible devices are already running iOS 13, data from analytics company Mixpanel suggests. According to the company’s data, as of this morning 20.27% of users are running iOS 13.

RIP Adam Rosen: Remembering one of the most passionate Mac fans ever

Adam Rosen was happiest standing over an old Mac computer, all pulled apart with wires sticking out and components scattered across his kitchen table. Rosen knew this part of him might never land him

Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass shows what a bargain Apple Arcade is

Mario Kart Tour went live this week — and despite being, technically, free to download its in-app purchases make it pretty pricey. Certainly compared to Apple Arcade. Eagle-eyed gamers quickly noted

Save 89% on terabytes of secure cloud storage [Deals]

Cloud storage is useful for a ton of different reasons, from personal to professional. But it’s also expensive. This massive discount on terabytes of cloud storage offers a great way to expand storage

Apple is named the U.K.’s best tech employer

Apple’s home town might be Cupertino, but Apple is a truly global company, circa 2019. (And it has been for years, too.) The latest evidence of this is a ranking of the top tech companies to work for

Fortnite mechs doing everyone a favor by blowing themselves up

The Fortnite mech that almost every player loves to loathe is doing us all a favor by blowing itself up. The B.R.U.T.E. has begun self-destructing as soon as it hits the ground in Battle Royale

Amazon exec promoting new Echo Buds wears AirPods during TV interview

Here’s a top tip: If your job involves promoting hardware that is not made by Apple, do not use an Apple device in public. It sounds easy, right? As it turns out, it’s pretty darn difficult. And it’s

Struggling iPhone display-maker suffers another big blow

An effort to save struggling LCD manufacturer Japan Display (JDI) has reportedly been scrapped. The firm leading the bailout with a ¥63 billion ($557 million) investment this week pulled out of a

iPhone 11 Pro Max review: The best gets better

This thing is a beauty. The first thing you notice is the glass back. The frosted matte finish makes it semi-translucent, giving it a weirdly illusory depth. It looks great. Not even the

Some Mario Kart Tour unlocks are incredibly rare

Mario Kart Tour comes with a bunch of hidden karts and characters that you’ll need to unlock as you play. But your chances of bagging the ones you really want are incredibly slim. Nintendo has

Facebook is the latest tech giant to face antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Facebook. This comes the same month that U.S. attorneys general revealed plans to probe Google for antitrust

Apple is helping to restore grasslands in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills

As part of its environmental efforts, Apple recently made a donation to nonprofit Conservation International. Apple’s money will help restore degraded grasslands in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya. “By

4 reasons I’m disappointed with the iPhone 11 [Opinion]

There’s a lot to like in the new iPhone 11 series, but there are reasons to be disappointed, too. Some features that should be a part of any handset released in 2019 are missing, and a few rumored

Apple adds Maroon 5’s new song as soundtrack for your Memories

Maroon 5 is reportedly allowing iPhone owners to use the band’s new single “Memories” as the soundtrack when they build mini-movies from images in the Photos app. Apple calls all these collections

iPhone 11 warns you if repair shops install fake Apple display

Apple added a new feature in iOS 13.1 that alerts iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max owners when a repair shop has installed a non-genuine display on their device. In a support document detailing the

Soundcore takes 6 shots at AirPods with new earbuds lineup

Soundcore wants to “democratize premium audio” with its new Bluetooth earbuds. The new wireless headphones continue the company’s pursuit of delivering quality products at affordable price points.