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  • Check out this week’s best tech, tools and lessons [Deals]

    Apr 15, 2016, 11:30 am By Cult of Mac Deals
    This was a good week for deals, as the list below will attest to. From a camera that takes 3-dimensional pictures to an app for keeping your writing process in line, comprehensive courses in cyber security and more. Take a look, there’s probably something…
  • Apple Stores go green in advance of Earth Day

    Apr 15, 2016, 10:21 am By Luke Dormehl
    One week before Earth Day, Apple has changed its iconic one color logo to a green-leafed one at select Apple Stores — echoing Apple’s goal under Tim Cook of leaving the world a better place. Retail staff will also be rocking special green shirts for the…
  • Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks

    Apr 15, 2016, 9:32 am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the Surface Pro and not the innovative Surface…
  • How Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple, this week on The CultCast

    Apr 15, 2016, 9:13 am By Erfon Elijah
    This week on The CultCast: We recall how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team brought Apple back from the brink. Plus: The reason Jony Ive gave up his car for a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange cultural phenomena we’ve…
  • Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect

    Apr 15, 2016, 9:00 am By Rob LeFebvre
    Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better. The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with…
  • Apple reveals how long its devices typically last

    Apr 15, 2016, 6:44 am By Luke Dormehl
    How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky? While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by rivals, the company…
  • Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus

    Apr 15, 2016, 5:40 am By Luke Dormehl
    More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more. Check them out below. The…
  • Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays

    Apr 15, 2016, 3:13 am By Luke Dormehl
    Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals. Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017.…
  • iPhone recycling is Apple’s latest gold mine

    Apr 14, 2016, 9:28 pm By Evan Killham
    If this whole computer and smartwatch thing doesn’t work out, Apple could have a prosperous future in iPhone recycling. The company released its annual environmental report today, which covers 2015. While the whole thing is pretty interesting, we really…
  • Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store

    Apr 14, 2016, 7:44 pm By Rob LeFebvre
    Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play…
  • $2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen

    Apr 14, 2016, 5:31 pm By Evan Killham
    A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20…
  • Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta

    Apr 14, 2016, 3:50 pm By Buster Hein
    Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The…
  • Why Jony Ive rides in a chauffeured Bentley

    Apr 14, 2016, 2:05 pm By Leander Kahney
    The striking thing about Motor Trend‘s piece on the rumored Apple car is all the talk of the “user experience.” The various auto designers and experts interviewed by Motor Trend speculate that Apple will try to redefine the car “experience.” They…
  • Psst. We’re giving away $1,000 iTunes gift cards [Deals]

    Apr 14, 2016, 1:55 pm By Cult of Mac Deals
    You can think of iTunes like the biggest content candy store in the world, a mother lode of albums, apps, games, movies and TV shows, and on and on. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to go into iTunes with a huge bag to fill as you please, today…
  • Instagram gets personal with ‘Videos You Might Like’

    Apr 14, 2016, 1:50 pm By Rob LeFebvre
    Instagram gets personal in hopes of helping you find interesting shared videos much more easily with a new feature in the Explore area of its popular photo sharing service. Called “Videos You Might Like,” the new personalized channel can be found in the…
  • Apple lines up Manchester City star as sport ambassador

    Apr 14, 2016, 1:23 pm By Buster Hein
    Apple is planning to make a big advertising push during the 2016 UEFA European Championship football tournament, and Raheem Sterling could be the star of the company’s ads. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is reportedly close to signing a deal with Apple…
  • Otherwise great platformer is virtually unplayable in VR Mode [Reviews]

    Apr 14, 2016, 1:00 pm By Evan Killham
    Let me say this up front: Space Box is a fantastic game. It’s challenging, fun, and has some really great mechanics and art. And if you have a set of virtual-reality goggles to plunk your iPhone into, you can even play it hands-free in 3-D using…
  • Apple deals: Lowest prices ever on iMac, MacBook and more

    Apr 14, 2016, 12:40 pm By DealNews
    While the anticipated MacBook Pro revamp is grabbing all the headlines, we’ve got an iMac deal that should be getting your attention. Get the details on this hot buy, plus the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on a premium MacBook and a handy iPad accessory,…
  • Samsung’s Gear Manager app for iPhone leaks out early

    Apr 14, 2016, 12:21 pm By Cult of Android
    Samsung’s new Gear Manager app for iOS, which will let you pair an iPhone with the Gear S2 smartwatch, has leaked out ahead of its official debut. Testers say the app will bring a surprising amount of functionality, allowing users control music from their…
  • Apple taps former Biden aide to be top lobbyist

    Apr 14, 2016, 12:10 pm By Luke Dormehl
    As Apple continues to be embroiled in ongoing encryption drama, the company has hired a former NFL lobbyist and former aide to Vice President Joe Biden to head up its new Washington office. Cynthia Hogan’s new role as vice president for public policy and…