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  • How to get fit with Pokémon Go

    57m By Graham Bower
    Unless you’ve been snoozing like a Snorlax, you can’t have escaped the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. The smash hit instantly revolutionized mobile gaming (and rejuvenated Nintendo’s fortunes), and it’s also helping Pokéfans around the world get in…
  • Should Apple streamline its product lineup? [Friday Night Fights]

    Fri 5:21pm By Killian Bell
    Apple’s product portfolio has expanded quickly since Tim Cook replaced Steve Jobs as CEO, what with the launch of larger iPhones, Apple Watch and the 12-inch Retina MacBook. But are things getting out of hand? Some fans might argue Apple has too much on its…
  • This guy makes badly aged Apple computers sparkle again

    Fri 1:00pm By David Pierini
    Cult of Mac’s David Pierini is at KansasFest this week to write about the community of people who celebrate the foundational Apple II computer. KANSAS CITY, Mo – Love is a chemical reaction and Javier Rivera has the formula to make love feel brand-new. He…
  • How to use macOS Sierra’s ‘Picture in Picture’ feature

    Fri 12:30pm By Luke Dormehl
    While I’m watching a YouTube instructional video or keeping half an eye on a TED Talk while answering emails, the ability to keep a small video window open on my screen while I switch between apps is something I’ve wanted for ages. That’s exactly the…
  • iPhone 7 might be much more exciting than we thought

    Fri 11:20am By Killian Bell
    The iPhone 7 might look two years old when it goes on sale this September, but it will be much more exciting than you anticipated, according to the latest claims from Deutsche Bank analysts. Apple’s 4.7-inch model is expected to get an upgraded camera with…
  • Prep yourself for one of Apple’s highest-paying jobs [Deals]

    Fri 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    ‘Project manager’ might not sound sexy, but at many companies it’s one of the hottest jobs you can get. In fact, it’s one of the top paying positions at Apple, #13 on a list compiled by Business Insider. Project managers understand an array of…
  • Apple recruiting for its first Taiwan retail store

    Fri 9:49am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple has started recruiting employees for its debut Apple Store in Taiwan, which is set to be located in the country’s capital city of Taipei. While Apple has long since worked with Taiwanese manufacturers like TMSC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…
  • Photos of iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera are super sketchy

    Fri 9:48am By Killian Bell
    A new photo of the iPhone 7 Plus promises to provide us with a closer look at its dual-lens camera ahead of Apple’s official unveiling this fall. But can it be trusted? Earlier this week, we learned it’s easy to buy iPhone 7 clones made in China for as…
  • You’ll need a flight to Rio to get Olympics Apple Watch straps

    Fri 9:18am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple is set to start selling new Apple Watch bands to coincide with the Olympic Games — although you’ll have to travel to Brazil to get your hand (well, wrist) on them. The nylon straps take the form of national flags for all 14 major competitors. They…
  • Today in Apple history: Mac OS 8 is an instant smash hit

    Fri 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    July 22, 1997: Apple announces Mac OS 8, its first major operating system refresh for Macintosh since System 7 was released years earlier in 1991. OS 8 offers easier surfing of the internet, a new three-dimensional look, and other features. It gets great…
  • Apple I charity auction could top $1 million

    Thu 5:00pm By Buster Hein
    An incredibly rare and unique Apple I computer is set to hit the auction block next week, and it could break the record for the most money ever paid for one of Jobs and Woz’s first computers. CharityBuzz revealed today that it will auction off an original…
  • Wearable shipments fall as Apple Watch gets long in the tooth

    Thu 3:20pm By Killian Bell
    Wearable shipments fell for the first time ever last quarter, and it’s all thanks to declining interest in an aging Apple Watch. Smartwatch vendors shipped just 3.5 million units during Q2 2016, down from 5.1 million units over the same quarter last year.…
  • Cops 3-D print murder victim’s finger to unlock iPhone

    Thu 1:46pm By Buster Hein
    Instead of running to Apple to unlock iPhones involved in criminal case, cops may have found a new path to get past Touch ID’s security: 3D printing fingers. Police officers asked for aid from the lab of professor Anil Jain at the University of Michigan this…
  • Cola takes swipe at Apple as it launches ‘messaging OS’

    Thu 1:05pm By Killian Bell
    Cola, the super smart messaging platform that wants to make your life easier, is opening up to third-party developers to become even more powerful. With the new Bubble Development Kit (BDK), third parties have the opportunity to create their very own…
  • Apple II fans find themselves in hog heaven at KansasFest

    Thu 1:00pm By David Pierini
    Cult of Mac’s David Pierini traveled seven hours and (39 years) this week to Missouri to witness the annual celebration of the Apple II computer known as KansasFest, which runs through Saturday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Yellowed keyboards, monitors and disk…
  • How to search for people, places and things in iOS 10 Photos

    Thu 12:30pm By Killian Bell
    Apple stole a great idea from Google for its improved Photos app in iOS 10, and that’s the ability to search for people, places and things. It makes it immensely easier to find the images you’re looking for in large libraries, and it’s so simple to use.…
  • Apple’s secret electric car hits a speed bump

    Thu 11:56am By Buster Hein
    Drivers won’t be hitting the highways in Apple’s self-driving vehicle at all this decade. Apple has reportedly pushed back the goal launch date of its secretive electric car project that has been in the works since 2014. Previous rumors claimed Project…
  • iOS 10 tells you when your iPhone gets too moist

    Thu 11:07am By Killian Bell
    iOS 10 won’t make your iPhone water-resistant (so don’t believe the phony claims you’ll find on Facebook following its public release), but it will warn you when your device gets too wet. I love listening to music and podcasts in the shower, and…
  • Snowden’s iPhone case tells you when you’re being spied on

    Thu 11:01am By Luke Dormehl
    When you think of Edward Snowden the first phrase your mind goes to probably isn’t “quality iPhone case manufacturer.” Nonetheless, the famed NSA whistleblower today announced that he has presented just such a smartphone accessory at an event at MIT’s…
  • Working from home? These tools will help you stay productive [Deals]

    Thu 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    More and more of us are working from the living room couch or the coffee shop, meaning we have to find ways of keeping ourselves organized and on task. We’ve rounded up some of the best tools — at the best prices — to make sure working from home…
  • Researchers want to turn your iPhone into a mood ring

    Thu 9:15am By Luke Dormehl
    Your Apple devices might be able to help you track steps, workouts and more, but as of yet no iPhone, Apple Watch (or, let’s face it, any other gadget out there) has been able to accurately measure mental and emotional conditions. That could be changing due…
  • Today in Apple history: iBook ushers in a Wi-Fi revolution

    Thu 9:03am By Luke Dormehl
    July 21, 1999: The iBook, Apple’s colorful clamshell laptop that’s a hybrid of the iMac and the PowerBook, arrives and launches a Wi-Fi revolution. Apple’s new AirPort networking card is the key component that delivers cable-free internet access to the…
  • The quest for the perfect leather iPhone wallet case

    Thu 9:00am By Lewis Wallace
    SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is into leather. Like, way into it. In the year since he launched Edward Field, his high-end iPhone wallet case company, he’s been obsessing over ways to make his leather cases sleeker, more functional and more straight-up…
  • Corning’s new Gorilla Glass could make iPhone 7 display super tough

    Wed 6:00pm By Buster Hein
    Breaking the screen on your next iPhone is going to be a little bit harder, if Apple goes with the next version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The company debuted Gorilla Glass 5 today that is destined to arrive on smartphones later this year, offering better…
  • Apple faces class action lawsuit over AppleCare+ refurbs

    Wed 4:23pm By Buster Hein
    Apple was hit with a new class action lawsuit today in California by customers who have purchased the company’s AppleCare and AppleCare+ plans to cover damages on iPhones and iPads. At the heart of the lawsuit is Apple’s long-held policy to replace broken…
  • Firefox will auto block unnecessary Flash for better browsing

    Wed 3:09pm By Killian Bell
    Mozilla is to begin automatically blocking unnecessary Flash content within its Firefox browser to provide users with a better web browsing experience. The move should boost browser performance and reduce the impact Firefox has on notebook battery life. Google…
  • Apple seeds macOS Sierra public beta 2 to testers

    Wed 1:54pm By Buster Hein
    Along with dropping the second public beta of iOS 10 this morning, Apple has seeded a new beta of macOS Sierra for members of its Apple Beta Software Program. The new build comes two weeks after the first macOS Sierra was made available to testers, and is…
  • Public testers get iOS beta 2 update

    Wed 1:33pm By Buster Hein
    The second public beta of iOS 10 has been made available to testers today, coming just two days after Apple seeded the third beta to developers. The final version of the update isn’t expected to launch until fall but Apple is getting eager fans a sneak peek…
  • Critical flaw leaves all Apple devices open to password thieves

    Wed 1:20pm By Killian Bell
    If you haven’t already installed Apple’s latest round of software updates, go do it now. A flaw in earlier versions of iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS makes it possible for hackers to remotely steal saved passwords from your Apple devices without your…
  • A power bank for your MacBook? Hands on with Omnicharge [Reviews]

    Wed 1:00pm By Ste Smith
    Portable battery chargers to power up smart devices are a dime a dozen, and often specific as to what they can charge. A power bank that could charge, say, anything from an iPhone to a MacBook or even a portable fan simultaneously — now we’re talking.…