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  • Apple Arcade’s cheap price will attract even non-gamers

    16m By Ed Hardy
    Apple’s upcoming gaming service might be more affordable than many expect — way less than Google’s rival service. Apple Arcade could be just $4.99 a month, according to an unconfirmed report. Apple revealed most of the details of its upcoming gaming…
  • Want to get laid? You could try using more emojis

    1h By Killian Bell
    People who frequently use emojis in their messages have more active sex lives than those who don’t, according to a new study. Emoji users are also more likely to get a first date, but only 28% of single Americans use them on a regular basis. Did you know…
  • Apple shows its ambitions with first trailer for The Morning Show

    3h By Luke Dormehl
    The first full trailer for The Morning Show makes Apple’s upcoming series look a lot more serious than the goofy onstage presentation at Cupertino’s March keynote let on. The Apple TV+ show, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve…
  • Cat-heavy puzzle game will take you to A.I. school

    3h By Luke Dormehl
    Do you want a fun iPhone game that combines cats with a stealth lesson in artificial intelligence and machine learning? Of course you do. And thanks to the oddly titled while True: learn(), you’re about to get your chance. Check out the game’s new trailer,…
  • Apple supports more than 325,000 jobs in South Korea

    4h By Killian Bell
    Apple’s impact on South Korea is much larger than most fans will have anticipated. Cupertino directly employs 500 workers of its own, and has created hundreds of thousands of jobs on Samsung’s home turf. Local App Store developers have earned a whopping…
  • Amazon wants to challenge CarPlay and Android Auto

    4h By Luke Dormehl
    Amazon is trying to move in on Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto by convincing carmakers to bake in Alexa as an in-car infotainment technology. According to a new report, Amazon is scaling up its Echo Auto ambitions. It has already convinced BMW and Audi to…
  • Learn from the pros about how to get into the podcasting game

    9:30am By Cult of Mac Deals
    These days, seems like everybody has a podcast, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing it right. Podcasting remains one of the most vibrant and growing areas of media, so there’s plenty of opportunity to make a mark and build a business. You just need to…
  • Apple will donate to US National Parks for Apple Store purchases

    8:45am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple will make a $10 donation to the National Park Foundation for every Apple Pay purchase in the Apple Store. The charitable donation program runs through this week, concluding on Sunday, August 25. It covers purchases made via both Apple’s online and…
  • Today in Apple history: Apple frenemy Google goes public

    8:30am By Luke Dormehl
    August 19, 2004: Google floats its initial public offering on the stock market. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin turn into instant billionaires as the Google IPO cements the company’s status as a tech giant. Relations between Google and Apple are good at…
  • Spotify Family Plan is finally getting explicit content filters

    8:03am By Killian Bell
    Spotify is finally making its Family Plan more family-friendly by giving parents greater control over the music their kids can listen to. It will soon be possible to block out explicit tracks with a password-protected setting that only parents have access to.…
  • Employees put Apple Arcade subscription gaming service through its paces

    4:50am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple has kicked off internal testing of Apple Arcade, putting the upcoming subscription gaming service through its paces before it launches to the public. For the preview, Apple employees can pay 49 cents for a one-month trial. That includes access to early…
  • Trump admits his tariffs could give Samsung an advantage over Apple

    12:07am By Ed Hardy
    During a Friday-night dinner with Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook very nearly convinced the president that import taxes planned for iPhone and other products would benefit Samsung. Apple will pay proposed tariffs on products imported from China, while…
  • HyperDrive 9-in-1 multi-port hub is surprisingly slender [Review]

    Sun 3:00pm By Ed Hardy
    USB-C hubs with a profusion of ports are hot now, but Sanho’s HyperDrive Power is far sleeker than any of its rivals. And it doesn’t sacrifice connectivity options for its svelte profile, offering a trio of USB-A ports, dual memory card readers, HDMI, a…
  • The best news, design and music apps anywhere in the world this week

    Sun 1:00pm By Charlie Sorrel
    This week we turn photos into vector images with, compose amazing 80s synth pop, and check out NetNewsWire 5.0. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
  • Expect ceramic and titanium Apple Watch Series 5 casings

    Sun 12:50pm By Ed Hardy
    Buried in the watchOS 6 beta are a couple of images showing that this fall’s Apple Watch will be apparently available with titanium and ceramic casings. It seems early details about Apple’s 2019 wearable are finally starting to trickle out. Why an ceramic…
  • Today in Apple history: ‘Misunderstood’ iPhone ad wins Emmy

    Sun 9:30am By Luke Dormehl
    August 18, 2014: A Christmas-themed iPhone ad lands Apple an Emmy for “Most Outstanding Commercial of the Year.” The prize-winning spot is Apple’s “Misunderstood” iPhone 5s ad. It depicts a silent teenager who won’t spend time with his family at…
  • iOS 13’s best secret features [Cult of Mac Magazine 310]

    Sat 11:00am By Lewis Wallace
    Little tweaks can be a big deal. When Apple showcased the top-level changes coming soon to iPad and iPhone, these secret iOS 13 features flew below the radar. Find out why we like them — and see them in action in our video walkthrough. Get in on the iOS 13…
  • 5 essential data analyst skills (and how to learn them)

    Sat 9:30am By Cult of Mac Deals
    If you’re reading this, you’re likely well aware of the fact that data analysts are in high demand. With more companies gathering staggering amounts of information — and scrambling to leverage it in their operations — data-savvy professionals are…
  • Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs’ stolen iPad turns up in clown town

    Sat 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    August 17, 2012: Steve Jobs’ stolen iPad winds up in the hands of a clown called Kenny, who performs kids shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a bizarre story all around, and fortunately winds up with the iPad being returned. A burglar hit the Jobs…
  • Save $10 on this gorgeous Apple Watch stand by Twelve South

    Fri 6:39pm By Killian Bell
    Give your beloved Apple Watch one of the prettiest charging stands money can buy and get $10 off for a limited time. Inspired by the best Apple products, the Twelve South Forté fuses shiny chrome and luxury leather for a positively premium look. And it works…
  • Apple chip supplier says Moore’s law still holds true

    Fri 3:00pm By Ed Hardy
    Gordon Moore famously predicted back in 1965 that the number of transistors in a chip would double every 2 years. This held true for decades but there’s pessimism if it can continue. TSMC, the company that’s produced every iPhone and iPad chip for years,…
  • Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October

    Fri 2:45pm By Graham Bower
    Apple TV+ series Shantaram, about an Aussie bank robber who becomes a gangster in the slums of Mumbai, will start filming in Australia this October. The 10-episode series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts. If the show…
  • How to turn your old Apple devices into quick cash

    Fri 2:30pm By Killian Bell
    Brand new Apple devices are right around the corner, with big refreshes for the iPhone, iPad Pro, and more expected this fall. If you’re planning to upgrade, it’s time to start thinking about selling your existing devices for some upgrade cash. Your aging…
  • How to get around with Apple Maps’ Look Around in iOS 13

    Fri 2:00pm By Charlie Sorrel
    iOS 13 introduces the amazing Apple Maps Look Around feature. It's like Google's Street View, only way, way better. Here's how to use it. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
  • Apple Watch Series 5 could save a struggling display-maker

    Fri 1:30pm By Ed Hardy
    An updated Apple Watch could launch as early as next month but almost nothing has leaked out about it so far. That makes a reputable analyst’s prediction that struggling Japan Display could make OLED screens for Apple Watch Series 5 something worth taking…
  • Siri gets smarter, but still can’t keep up with Google Assistant

    Fri 1:09pm By David Pierini
    Siri doesn’t have all the answers, but Apple’s digital assistant continues to get smarter. Loup Ventures fires 800 questions at the leading digital assistants for its twice-a-year IQ Test to measure the practical use of voice as a means of computing input…
  • Save on the newest iPad Pro, 5K iMac [Deals & Steals]

    Fri 12:15pm By Killian Bell
    Upgrade to the newest iPad Pro and save up to $120 for a limited time only at B&H Photo. The retailer currently has a number of 11- and 12.9-inch models available at a reduced rate — but you’ll need to move quickly. You will also find a whopping $700 off…
  • 5 million people rush to preorder Pokémon Masters

    Fri 9:45am By Luke Dormehl
    The folks at The Pokémon Company are sure taking the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” catchphrase to heart — at least when it comes to hooking preorders for its latest mobile game. With two weeks to go until Pokémon Masters launches on iOS and Android, the game…
  • Convert almost any surface into an adjustable standing desk [Deals]

    Fri 9:30am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Many of us spend tons of time at the computer. That’s bad for your neck, back, wrists — pretty much every part of your body — so it’s no wonder standing desks are catching on. Unfortunately, they often prove super-expensive. However, there’s another…
  • Apple will battle EU in court over $14 billion tax bill

    Fri 9:15am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple will challenge the European Union in court next month over the 13 billion euro ($14.4 billion) Apple was ordered to pay in 2016. The appeal is due to take place on September 17 and 18 at Europe’s General Court. The EU handed Apple its giant tax bill…