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  • Frank Ocean pulls off heist of the year with Endless and Blonde

    Sat 2:45pm By Guest Post
    By Brandon Shaw I know, you’re tired of hearing, “Frank Ocean’s new album is amazing!!!” Me too. I’m interested less in the album itself, and more in what it means for the future of music. With a pair of Apple Music exclusives, Frank Ocean pulled a…
  • Budding startup uses iPhone to keep cannabis biz legit

    Sat 12:00pm By David Pierini
    Before corporate shine and the smell of success, there was a counterculture aura and a whiff of weed. Pot and the dreams of some industrious guys shared a garage where the personal computing revolution incubated under the Apple brand. So what would the late…
  • On The CultCast: iPhone 8 Plus Edge? Analysts say it’s on the way

    Sat 11:15am By Erfon Elijah
    This week on The CultCast: You’ve heard of Samsung’s Galaxy Edge … but is an iPhone 8 Plus Edge on the way? Some respected analysts say yes. Plus: iPhone 7 Plus with dual lens was just spotted on the streets; iOS 9.3.5 fixes one of the most invasive iOS…
  • Get seamless storage upgrades for Mac, endless streaming video, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

    Sat 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Each week, we get a boatload of gadgets and gear at great discounts. Of course there are always some deals that stand out, and this week is no exception — this round, we’ve got a seamless storage upgrade for your Macbook, a year’s access to one of the…
  • Tim Cook cashes in over $35 million worth of Apple shares

    Fri 6:40pm By Buster Hein
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking advantage of the monstrous bonus he unlocked on his fifth anniversary at the helm of Apple by selling 334,000 shares for a big payday. Priced between $107.21 to $107.69 per share, the stock dump netted Cook more than $35 million.…
  • Apple Music exclusives earn artists one-way trip to Spotify hell [Update: Spotify denies]

    Fri 4:35pm By Buster Hein
    Scoring an exclusive album deal with Apple Music can be highly lucrative for artists looking for independence, but it might come with some serious payback from Spotify, which is reportedly punishing musicians that sign such deals. Musicians have been dragged…
  • Is Apple wasting its time trying to fight Snapchat? [Friday Night Fights]

    Fri 2:38pm By Killian Bell
    Apple’s next big venture could be to go head-to-head with Snapchat and similar content-sharing services. The company is expected to integrate new video features into iOS that would be developed by the engineers behind Final Cut and iMovie. But is this a…
  • Intel wants to make iPhone processors by 2018

    Fri 2:28pm By Buster Hein
    The next iPhone you buy might have Intel inside, if the company is able to succeed in its new plans to overthrow Apple’s long-time partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Intel, the world’s-largest chipmaker, is reportedly looking to make a big…
  • Now is a great time to sell your old MacBook

    Fri 2:00pm By Staff Writer
    You can still make money off your aging MacBook. Yeah, even those dusty old white ones from 2008. The Cult of Mac Buyback program will pay you cash for your Apple laptop, whether it’s the newest 15-inch MacBook Pro or a clunker you haven’t touched in five…
  • How to send a message in invisible ink in iOS 10

    Fri 1:34pm By Killian Bell
    Want to send your friend something private, but you’re worried someone else might see it? Well with the big Messages improvements coming in iOS 10 this fall, users will have the ability to send things in invisible ink. Here’s how! After composing your…
  • Apple drops new betas for iOS 10 and tvOS 10

    Fri 1:24pm By Buster Hein
    One week after surprising us with the seventh beta of iOS 10, Apple is back with yet another beta build of its upcoming software update for iPhones and iPads. Both developers and public testers can download iOS 10 beta 8 to their devices this morning, bringing…
  • Dual-lens camera issues may cause iPhone 7 Plus shortage

    Fri 1:06pm By Buster Hein
    Getting your hands on the iPhone 7 Plus and its amazing dual-lens camera right after launch might be a tough task, claims the latest rumor out of Asia. Apple’s part suppliers are supposedly contending with a number of low-yield issues related to the…
  • iPhone owners say this year’s update is one to skip

    Fri 12:44pm By Buster Hein
    Apple is expected to unveil its next big update for the iPhone in the next couple weeks, but a majority of people don’t think it will be a major improvement, according to a new survey that reveals iPhone owners are split on whether the new model will be a…
  • Grab an award-winning Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker for nearly half off [Deals]

    Fri 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Cupping your hand around the iPhone speaker just isn’t cutting it anymore. If you’re looking to get a groove from your mobile devices while keeping them mobile, your best bet is a portable Bluetooth speaker like the Double Spot by Soundfreaq. It’s slim,…
  • Sore Spotify says music exclusives are bad for everyone

    Fri 10:22am By Killian Bell
    As Apple secures exclusive after exclusive with the hottest names in music, Spotify is beginning to feel the heat. According to Troy Carter, global head of creator services at Spotify, these deals are “bad for artists, bad for consumers, and bad for the…
  • Apple will create 1,000 new jobs at its Irish HQ

    Fri 10:12am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple has announced that it will create an extra 1,000 jobs to its Hollyhill site in County Cork, Ireland over the next 18 months — substantially increasing on the 5,000 employees the company currently has in Ireland. The move is broadly in line with…
  • Apple to adopt new tap-to-pay standard for Japan

    Fri 10:04am By Killian Bell
    Apple is planning to adopt a new tap-to-pay standard that will be integrated into future iPhones specifically for customers in Japan, according to a new report. The FeliCa standard, originally developed by Sony, will allow users to store public bus and train…
  • Barbra Streisand once called Steve Jobs for tech support

    Fri 9:13am By Luke Dormehl
    In an interview for Good Morning Britain, global diva Barbra Streisand has revealed how she once called up Steve Jobs to ask him for computer advice. “I couldn’t figure out something on my computer and nobody could figure it out, no IT guy, so I said,…
  • Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates talk ‘Future of the PC’

    Fri 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    26 August, 1991: Fortune magazine publishes the first-ever joint interview between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, under the headline: “The Future of the PC.” Along with a sit-down interview at the D5 Conference 16 years later, this is one of only two joint…
  • Week’s best Apple deals: Low prices on MacBook Air, iPhone 6 and more

    Thu 7:30pm By DealNews
    With the announcement of a new iPhone (and who knows what else) barely two weeks away, Apple deals are a little scarce this week, but we still found some good ones. Get apps at the best prices we’ve ever seen, $25 off a brand new MacBook Air and more. Used…
  • Microphone technology is Siri’s next big hurdle

    Thu 6:40pm By Buster Hein
    Apple, Amazon and Google are all in a battle to create the next great breakthrough with microphones in order to make their digital assistants more powerful. While machine learning and artificial intelligence are getting all the hype lately, few industry…
  • Extremely rare Apple I sells for $815,000

    Thu 4:17pm By Buster Hein
    Bidding for the extremely rare “Celebration Apple I” being auctioned by CharityBuzz closed today and while the lot failed to break the record for the most amount paid for an Apple I computer, the winning bid nearly topped $1 million dollars. Moments…
  • Apple rolls out iOS 9.3.5 to beef up security [Update]

    Thu 1:18pm By Killian Bell
    Apple today rolled out yet another surprise update to iOS 9 ahead of iOS 10’s public debut this fall. iOS 9.3.5 beefs up security once again and promise performance improvements. This is only a minor software update, but like all security patches, it is…
  • Skyrocketing ‘failure rate’ means iOS is less stable than Android

    Thu 1:07pm By Killian Bell
    iOS is generally considered more stable and more secure than Android, but boy how the tables have turned. According to new data, the failure rate of Apple’s platform rose significantly during the second quarter of 2016, making it more unstable than…
  • How to use iCloud Drive to share your Desktop & Documents folder in macOS Sierra

    Thu 1:00pm By Luke Dormehl
    iCloud Drive previously worked a bit like Dropbox, asking users to drag and drop files into a special folder in order to access them across multiple devices. That changes in macOS Sierra, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of iCloud with the added bonus…
  • Apple wants an astronaut emoji (among other things)

    Thu 12:40pm By Buster Hein
    Astronauts and pilots are set to get their own emoji characters if Apple has its way. The iPhone-maker recently submitted a request to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee to add five more professions (artist, astronaut, firefighter, judge, and pilot) to the Emoji…
  • These retro Mac fans were podcasting before it was cool

    Thu 12:00pm By David Pierini
    When James Savage and John Leake uploaded the first episode of their RetroMacCast, they were thrilled with the number of downloads: 18. Not exactly a meteoric start, but considering neither host ever had that many people at one time interested in hearing them…
  • Think Netflix has the biggest online entertainment library? Guess again. [Deals]

    Thu 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Who even has a video library anymore? With streaming services offering any media you can imagine, there’s no reason to film up your house with what’s just a click away anyway. It’s easy to think that flagship services like Netflix and Hulu boast the…
  • Samsung now beta testing Gear smartwatch support on iPhone

    Thu 10:02am By Killian Bell
    Samsung has finally begun beta testing a Gear Manager app for iOS that will allow its Gear smartwatches to communicate with the iPhone. The test, which will conclude on September 19, hints that a public launch is now close. Samsung first confirmed it would…
  • Touch ID could record prints to catch iPhone thieves

    Thu 9:58am By Luke Dormehl
    Everyone points and laughs when dimwitted thieves got caught after taking identifying selfies with stolen iPhones or iPads. However, in its quest to help crack down on Apple-related crime, Apple may go even further by using its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to…