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  • Brilliant iPhone XS case creates a cheapskate’s iPhone 11 Pro

    3h By Ed Hardy
    Anyone who wants to look like they have the latest and greatest Apple handset without putting down the cash to replace their iPhone XS might be able to use a case that only simulates the appearance of an iPhone 11 Pro. iPhone XS to iPhone 11 Pro in 2 minutes…
  • Apple hints iOS 13.2 launching before Oct. 30

    4h By Ed Hardy
    The next iPhone update will be iOS 13.2, and it might be out before the end of this month. A feature of the recently-announced Beats Solo Pro headphones requires this version, and the accessory debuts next week. Version 13.2 brings dozens of additional emoji,…
  • Save $15 on this brilliant wireless charger for iPhone

    Tue 6:59pm By Killian Bell
    Cult of Mac is now offering an exclusive deal on the excellent AluBase wireless charger from Just Mobile. It’s the perfect time to treat yo’ self to the fastest possible wireless charge for iPhone, and great design that you won’t want to hide away. Order…
  • Disney CEO is ‘not really worried’ that Apple TV+ costs less than Disney+

    Tue 5:50pm By Ed Hardy
    Apple TV+ and Disney+ both launch next month, but the iPhone-maker’s streaming video service will cost less. Even so, Disney CEO Bob Iger says he’s unconcerned. “We’re not really worried about competition in terms of pricing because we have such a…
  • How to set up noise alerts on your Apple Watch

    Tue 4:00pm By Charlie Sorrel
    In watchOS 6, your Apple Watch can monitor environmental noise levels and alert you when things get too loud. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
  • Enter to win an Apple Watch Series 5 [Cult of Mac giveaway]

    Tue 3:36pm By Killian Bell
    Apple Watch Series 5 is here with its first always-on display and a built-in digital compass. Apple will charge you $399+ for your very own — but we’re giving one away for free! Enter the Cult of Mac giveaway today for a chance to win a brand-new Sport…
  • Firefox 70 draws less power, shows who’s tracking you

    Tue 2:45pm By Ed Hardy
    Firefox fans can expect this web browser to be less of a drain on their MacBook’s battery. Plus, the latest version gives users a report showing the dozens of cookies attempting to track them across the Web. Firefox 70 draws less power Mozilla has reworked…
  • Apple taps Chernobyl star as lead in Foundation adaptation

    Tue 2:30pm By Buster Hein
    Apple has landed deals with Lee Pace and Jared Harris that will see the two actors star in the upcoming TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel Foundation. The project got off to a rocky start earlier this year when co-showrunner Josh Friedman stepped down to…
  • Check out the all-new screenshot markup tools in iOS 13

    Tue 2:15pm By Charlie Sorrel
    The screenshot markup tools get a massive makeover in iOS 13 and iPadOS. Check out what's new, what's changed, and how to use it all. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
  • Enjoy huge discounts on awesome accessories [Deals & Steals]

    Tue 1:58pm By Killian Bell
    Amazon is now offering an incredible deal on the Ring Video Doorbell 2. You can bag yours with the latest Echo Dot for just $159 — down from $248.99 — for a limited time. And there are other awesome accessories on offer today. Find up to 60% off SanDisk,…
  • Apple Watch saves man after fall from cliff breaks his back

    Tue 1:20pm By Ed Hardy
    A New Jersey hiker went off trail, fell down a cliff, and fractured his back. Fortunately, his Apple Watch called 911 for him. He says his wearable’s hard-fall detection helped save his life. James Prudenciano and Paige Paruso got lost while hiking, and at…
  • LG wants in on iPhone SE 2 display manufacturing

    Tue 12:50pm By Killian Bell
    Apple is rumored to be in talks with LG over a potential deal for iPhone SE 2 displays. Sources say LG’s LCD panels are already undergoing “last-minute quality checks.” Apple is expected to start manufacturing the device late this year ahead of a release…
  • Android fans slam Google Pixel 4’s bad battery life

    Tue 12:05pm By Killian Bell
    Google’s latest Pixel smartphones might be able to compete with iPhone 11 in camera performance. But when it comes to battery life, they have no hope of keeping up. Android fans are slamming the Pixel 4 lineup for its poor stamina in between charges. Even if…
  • Instagram will ban plastic surgery face filters

    Tue 11:30am By David Pierini
    The company that makes face filters for Instagram will soon remove all filters that offer AR plastic surgery. The new policy will be welcomed by body-positive activists and mental health professionals who believe social media is feeding a rise in body…
  • Verizon customers score 12 months of Disney+ for free

    Tue 11:28am By Buster Hein
    Disney is ready to tap into Verizon’s massive customer base to give it a massive influx of viewers for its upcoming streaming service Disney+. Verizon revealed today that all of its customers will receive 12 months of Disney+ for free starting on November…
  • The King of Fighters Allstar fights its way onto iPhone and iPad

    Tue 10:45am By Luke Dormehl
    The King of Fighters Allstar, an action RPG spinoff of the popular King of Fighters franchise, has landed in the App Store. The game lets players collect and train their favorite fighters from across the entirety of the series. Players must build a team…
  • These ergonomic Bluetooth earbuds don’t break the bank like AirPods do [Deals]

    Tue 10:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage, but if you want a set from Apple, you’ll have well north of $100. Luckily, some alternatives prove as good or better than Apple’s earbuds. And they are certainly more affordable. You can get this set of top-notch…
  • Apple stock is breaking records — and could be about to surge again

    Tue 9:45am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple stock is hitting its highest value in history — and could be poised to surge a whole lot higher. After analysts at Raymond James raised their price target to $280, AAPL rose 2% to start the week strongly. It is currently trading at $240.51. However,…
  • 2020 iPhone to sport smaller notch, bigger 5G antennas

    Tue 9:30am By Killian Bell
    Apple reportedly is working on a number of big design changes for the 2020 iPhone lineup. It wants to shrink the notch (finally!) and add wider antenna bands that will support 5G connectivity. The company is said to be testing a number of prototype designs —…
  • Apple bumps OLED screen orders to meet strong iPhone demand

    Tue 9:15am By Luke Dormehl
    Interest in the iPhone has picked up considerably in the second half of 2019, a new report claims. It cites OLED display orders made by Apple to its OLED supplier Samsung Display. Samsung will reportedly deliver 40-50 million OLED display panels to Apple for…
  • Tim Cook talks climate change at sustainability nonprofit event in New York

    Tue 8:45am By Luke Dormehl
    Tim Cook talked Apple’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy in a keynote speech at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City Monday night. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit that works with companies to tackle environmental issues. Cook…
  • Today in Apple history: The App Store hits 200 million downloads

    Tue 8:00am By Luke Dormehl
    October 22, 2008: During an Apple conference call, Steve Jobs reveals that a user downloaded the 200 millionth app from the App Store that very day. The news comes less than five months after the launch of the App Store, and only one month after Apple…
  • Apple premieres See for TV+ in California

    Tue 7:02am By Killian Bell
    At Monday’s premiere of See, star Jason Momoa called his role in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “challenging, beautiful” and his “favorite role to date.” The Game of Thrones star, who attended the Los Angeles premiere with his wife, Lisa Bonet,…
  • Pokémon Go blasts off again with new Go Battle League

    Tue 5:45am By Luke Dormehl
    Pokémon Go is expanding its focus on player vs. player battling with an upcoming feature called Go Battle League. It will build on the existing Trainer Battles, which launched in late 2018. However, the new Battle League promises to up the ante. Although…
  • Juuk’s cracking Qrono band for Apple Watch now comes in new colors

    Mon 9:40pm By Killian Bell
    Juuk’s awesome new Qrono is my favorite metal band for Apple Watch. I just reviewed the cosmic gray model and I absolutely love it. And now you can get yours in several new color options. Find brun, obsidian, and silver in the Cult of Mac Store today. After…
  • Adobe Illustrator heads for iPad in 2020

    Mon 8:10pm By Ed Hardy
    An iPad version of the Adobe Illustrator professional drawing tool is in development, according to an unconfirmed report. This apparently indicates Adobe is in the midst of converting several of its desktop tools to iPadOS, as Photoshop for iPad is also…
  • Apple mysteriously reissues last week’s macOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update

    Mon 5:10pm By Ed Hardy
    Apple today introduced a macOS Catalina‌ Supplemental Update that’s apparently only very slightly different from one made available last week. It’s not clear what is different about this version. macOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update: Take 2 macOS…
  • How to mute annoying email threads in iOS 13

    Mon 4:00pm By Charlie Sorrel
    iPadOS and iOS 13 let you mute all notifications from a runaway email thread, without having to delete the emails. Here’s how it works. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
  • Fossil’s Wear OS watch is the first to take calls from your iPhone

    Mon 3:55pm By Killian Bell
    Apple Watch is no longer the only option if you want a smartwatch that can handle calls through your iPhone. An update to Fossil’s Gen 5 brings the same functionality to Wear OS for the first time. But it probably won’t end up on other Wear OS watches.…
  • Innovative antenna might make next year’s cheap iPhone faster

    Mon 3:25pm By Ed Hardy
    The sub-$400 iPhone supposedly coming the first quarter of next year will have improved wireless performance thanks to a liquid crystal polymer antenna, according to the well-respected analyst who’s the source of many details about this unannounced handset.…