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  • You can finally buy a refurbished MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    Thu 4:39pm By Buster Hein
    Want to get your fingers on the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar but don’t want to pay the full retail price? Get a refurbished unit. Apple’s online store was updated today with the first-ever supply of refurbished 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar,…
  • These cases will protect your (RED) iPhone without covering the color

    Thu 3:30pm By David Pierini
    Surely, you’re not going to order the special edition iPhone 7 and then slap on a case that covers up that beautiful red aluminum. Accessories company Casetify is offering a clear case for the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with 40 different designs that…
  • Retrospect makes even the most massive Mac backups simple

    Thu 3:00pm By Staff Writer
    This post is brought to you by Retrospect. From mom-and-pop shops to international enterprises, businesses of all sizes benefit from straightforward, reliable backup of key data. Even with access to a massive storage system like Amazon S3 or Backblaze B2,…
  • Take a look inside Apple’s new flagship store in Germany

    Thu 2:34pm By Buster Hein
    The newest Apple store in Germany is ditching the Genius Bar, but it will have a boardroom. Apple is set to open its second store in Cologne, Germany this weekend and early photos have already revealed some of the new features, like an area dedicated entirely…
  • Samsung nearly tops Apple in J.D. Power smartphone rankings

    Thu 1:25pm By Buster Hein
    The gap between Apple and Samsung is narrower than it has ever been, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 smartphone satisfaction rankings that have the iPhone-maker in the lead by just one point. Apple took the number one spot with a total score of 840. Meanwhile…
  • WikiLeaks exposes CIA infections for Mac and iOS

    Thu 12:48pm By Killian Bell
    Just over two weeks after revealing the true extent of the Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking arsenal, WikiLeaks today released more information on its infections designed for Mac and iOS. These are the tools the agency used to exploit vulnerabilities in…
  • Zane Lowe says Apple is working on new Beats stations

    Thu 11:31am By Luke Dormehl
    Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe says that Apple is “working on” new Beats radio stations, although won’t introduce them until, “they feel it’s right.” While Lowe doesn’t provide more details, it’s one of the few things he addresses directly in an…
  • Gear up for your next road trip [Deals]

    Thu 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Winter is coming to a close, and that means road trip season is on the horizon. Make sure you’re prepared for your next long distance drive with this gathering of essential gear at the Cult of Mac Store. From an emergency multi-tool that doubles as a phone…
  • Apple will start producing iPhones in India in 4 to 6 weeks

    Thu 10:48am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple may not have received the tax concessions it was hoping for in India, but that’s not slowing down plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country. According to a new report, Apple is set to start making iPhones in India within the next two months,…
  • Apple dock could turn your iPhone into a MacBook

    Thu 10:37am By Killian Bell
    Apple has created a dock that could turn a future iPhone or iPad into a MacBook. The idea is explained in a patent application published on Thursday, which details an ultra-portable notebook into which an iOS device is placed to provide software and power.…
  • Super Mario Run gets new playable characters, more free stages

    Thu 10:02am By Luke Dormehl
    Haven’t played Super Mario Run since the first few weeks after its release? Nintendo is hoping to lure you back, as well as recruiting fresh players, with the 2.0 upgrade of its endless runner game. The update beings new playable characters, new courses…
  • Today in Apple history: Macintosh LC II is the Mac mini of its day

    Thu 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    March 23, 1992: The “headless” Macintosh LC II arrives, wooing value-oriented customers with a beguiling mix of updated internals and budget pricing. Designed to take up minimal space underneath a monitor that was sold separately, the Mac LC II is destined…
  • Apple denies that millions of iCloud accounts have been hacked

    Thu 8:51am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple is denying reports that hackers have gained access to up to 559 million customer accounts, and are extorting the company by promising to remotely wipe devices of their data. Hackers identifying themselves as the “Turkish Crime Family” this week…
  • Archivist seeks to preserve every Apple II program ever created

    Thu 8:32am By David Pierini
    Jason Scott is an archivist and the enthusiasm for what he curates is the kind ascribed to 15th-century manuscripts or Jamestown colony artifacts – not software on obsolete floppy disks written for a 40-year-old computer system. Scott is out to collect any…
  • Apple acquires popular iOS automation app Workflow

    Thu 6:20am By Killian Bell
    Apple has completed a deal to acquire Workflow, the popular utility app for iPhone and iPad. It’s unclear exactly how much the Cupertino company paid, though it was reportedly “a solid payday” for the team behind the app, which includes former iPhone…
  • Week’s best Apple deals: The ‘no new iPad Pro’ edition

    Wed 6:15pm By DealNews
    Bummed that you can’t shop for an updated iPad Pro? We’re surprised we haven’t seen immediate deep discounts on iPad Air 2 models, considering they are now discontinued and undercut by the faster new iPad. Instead, we’ll console ourselves with amazing…
  • Now’s the perfect time to sell your old iPad

    Wed 5:25pm By Staff Writer
    Today is the best day to sell your iPad. Why? Because with the new iPads coming this week, prices on older gear will soon drop. If you’ve got an old iPad lying around, or even if you’re over your giant iPad Pro, sell your Apple tablet now before the bottom…
  • Win passes to opening night of the 10th annual Disposable Film Festival!

    Wed 5:00pm By Carlton Evans
    The 10th annual Disposable Film Festival, dubbed the “Oscars of online video,” runs March 30 to April 2 in San Francisco. The popular festival celebrates a decade of discovering and supporting the most visionary filmmakers of the digital age — artists…
  • Ultra-thin laptop stands, finger heaters and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

    Wed 4:00pm By Killian Bell
    Ever felt your hands are just too cold to type efficiently? We have an answer for that! It’s called Heatbuff, and it’s an infrared heater that sits behind your keyboard to keep your fingers toasty. It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s…
  • Top iOS apps see sudden drop off on App Store charts

    Wed 3:34pm By Buster Hein
    Scoring the No. 1 app on iOS doesn’t guarantee developers an extended stay on the App Store charts, according to a new study that found the shelf life for top apps is surprisingly short. App analytics firm Sensor Tower found that of all apps which reached…
  • Developing data-driven mobile apps has never been easier

    Wed 3:00pm By Staff Writer
    This post is brought to you by Dropsource. The gap between great app concept and actual working mobile app is wide. Whether your coding skills are limited, or your budget to hire an outside dev is lacking, developing data-driven mobile apps can prove…
  • iPhone 6s was world’s most popular smartphone in 2016

    Wed 1:55pm By Buster Hein
    The iPhone 7 may have got all the attention last year, but it turns out that the older iPhone 6s was actually the most popular smartphone in the world during 2016. A new study from IHS Markit found that not only did the iPhone 6s outsell its newer sibling, it…
  • Google Maps will soon let you share location data in real-time

    Wed 12:40pm By Buster Hein
    Finding your friends in crowded places is about to get a lot easier thanks to an upcoming feature for Google Maps that will let users share their location in real-time. Google’s new feature works similar to Find My Friends, only unlike Apple’s app, Google…
  • Target offers $300 gift card with iPhone 7 purchases

    Wed 11:02am By Killian Bell
    Thinking about picking up the new PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Get yours from Target between March 26 and April 1 and you’ll bag a free gift card worth $300. You could use it to buy an Apple Watch Series 1, which the retailer will soon be offering…
  • Get a comprehensive crash course in iOS coding [Deals]

    Wed 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    If you’re want to learn the uber-lucrative skills involved in iOS development, it can be hard to know where to start. That makes something like The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle a great opportunity. Not only is it a comprehensive and diverse place…
  • Fight zombies en route to the Great White North in Death Road to Canada

    Wed 11:00am By Luke Dormehl
    Ever wished for a retro-styled zombie survival game built around a road trip in the Great White North? If so, you’ll almost certainly be excited to hear that the excellent Death Road to Canada has just landed on iOS. If you haven’t had such an…
  • Siri and Alexa battle it out to be voice of Marriott hotels

    Wed 10:45am By Luke Dormehl
    Siri apparently has a new war on its hands: battling with Amazon’s Alexa over who gets to be the voice-controlled platform of choice in Marriott hotels. According to a new report, Marriott International is currently testing devices from both companies at its…
  • India won’t give in to Apple’s tax break demands

    Wed 9:58am By David Pierini
    Apple’s goal of snagging a sizable piece of the growing smartphone market in India may prove more expensive than hoped. India’s Department of Revenue rebuffed Cupertino’s requests for 15 years’ worth of tax concessions to set up manufacturing…
  • Steve Jobs is dream boss for a third of Australians

    Wed 9:20am By Luke Dormehl
    More than five years after Steve Jobs’ death, a third of Australians rank the former Apple CEO as the ultimate dream boss, according to a new study. The research was conducted by PR agency Hotwire, which asked respondents to list the five CEOs they would…
  • Today in Apple history: PowerCD paves the way toward a lucrative future

    Wed 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    March 22, 1993: Apple launches the PowerCD, the first device from the company that doesn’t require a computer to work. A portable CD player that also worked as an external CD drive for Macs, PowerCD will ultimately fail in the marketplace — but it offers a…