Take a look at the secret app Apple uses to test iPhone hardware

Ever visit the Apple store for an iPhone repair and notice the Genius Bar uses special diagnostic apps you’ve never seen before? Apple keeps its internal-use apps on tight lockdown, but thanks to a

Palm-size pillows will have you dreaming about that first Mac

On this day in 1984, the first Macintosh computers started shipping. Who could have imagined that 36 years later to the day, this iconic machine would be commemorated with a tiny plush pillow that

Broadcom lands $15 billion deal with Apple to sell it iPhone components

Chipmaker Broadcom has inked two multi-year deals with Apple to sell it some $15 billion in wireless components for its iPhone product line, the company announced in an SEC filing on Thursday. The

Why everyone’s upset about AirPods Pro, and Tim Cook’s favorite shower tech, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: It’s not your imagination — Apple changed AirPods Pro and made them worse! We’ll tell you what’s going on. Plus: A new report says Apple caved to FBI pressure to keep your

Profile focuses on Apple’s cutthroat buying practices and ‘The Blevinator’

In a feature piece based largely on background sources, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday profiled Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement, giving a unique insight into the dog-eat-dog

Tim Cook calls for global overhaul of corporate taxes

Apple CEO Tim Cook called for worldwide corporate tax reform Monday, saying the tech giant “desperately” wants the system to be fair. Speaking in Ireland at an awards event, Cook said he thinks

Student loses 140 pounds in a year playing Pokémon Go

The world views video gamers as couch potatoes who spend countless hours in front of the TV, and that may be true, for the most part. But there are some spectacular exceptions to the rule. Tommy

This Mac plush will make screen time cuddly

Philip Lee makes toys that disrupt our logic boards with mushy feelings. The Hong Kong designer, known for his cute Classicbots line inspired by classic Macs, will launch two new toys this year that

How to stop accidentally switching off noise cancellation in AirPods Pro

Sick of accidentally turning off AirPods Pro noise cancellation when you just wanted to pause or skip an audio track? Here's the fix. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple TV+ inks multiyear deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is coming to Apple TV+. The Veep alum signed her first-ever multiyear content deal, which will see the actress both develop and star in TV shows and other content

The Patriots are the Apple of football [Opinion]

Imagine an organization that’s loved by its devoted, cultlike followers, but despised by haters. The close working relationship between its mercurial leader and one of the greatest talents in the

How Apple’s going to make MacBook Pro even MORE Pro, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: Apple is working on a way to make your existing MacBook Pro far more powerful — we’ll tell you everything we know. Plus: Get your wallet ready … the updated 13-inch MacBook

FBI cracks iPhone Pro 11, raising doubts about demand for Apple backdoor

Revelations that the FBI has access to a tool that can unlock data on secure iPhones are raising questions as to why the agency is demanding Apple help to create a “backdoor” to recover data on the

This guitar made out of 106 iPhones actually works

Crazy Russian modders have one-upped themselves yet again by creating an absolutely absurd guitar made out of 106 iPhones (and one iPod touch). The one-of-a-kind working guitar, with a neck based on a

Trump calls for Apple to ‘step up’ and unseal iPhones used by ‘killers, drug dealers’

President Donald Trump called on Tuesday for Apple to “step up to the plate” and “help our great country” by unlocking the iPhones used by a Saudi aviation student that killed three people at a

JBL enters Dolby Atmos space with Airplay 2-ready, wireless soundbar

JBL used CES this week to introduce an AirPlay 2-ready soundbar with Dolby Atmos support and a unique take on wireless rear speakers. Instead of cables running through the room or wireless speakers

Satechi launches 108W dual USB-C desktop charger

Tech accessory maker Satechi announced Wednesday its 108-watt Pro USB-C PD desktop charger which can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to share power between ports. The unit

Apple TV+ coming to more smart televisions later this year

Buried in a press release with nothing from the manufacturers themselves, Apple revealed Wednesday its Apple TV+ app is coming to Sony and Vizio smart televisions “later this year.” The additions join

Zagg soon to release charging mat to rival Apple’s failed AirPower

Mophie parent company Zagg Brands is preparing to release a wireless charger sometime this year similar to that of Apple’s canceled AirPower, according to a published report. A company spokesman told

Griffin, Aukey debut smaller, lighter, faster wall chargers

A slew of smaller wall chargers with better charging speeds are soon to hit the market and two companies – Griffin and Aukey – used the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday to show off their newest