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[3:39 am] Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for HQ2 after year-long search


After inviting offers from cities across the country in a high-profile bidding process, and whittling down the results, Amazon has finally settled on two locations for its new corporate hea...


[1:58 am] iPad Pro 11-Inch Teardown Shows Device’s Power


The new iPad Pro 11-inch contains eight speakers, a lot of silicon and a downgraded battery, according to a teardown conducted by the team at iFixit.


[1:45 am] HomeKit support for Molekule Air Purifier said to be nearing public rollout


HomeKit support for air purifiers has been somewhat of a sore thumb for many users, with Apple’s own HomeKit website proving as a source of unreliable information. Now, however, Molekule Air Purifi...


[1:33 am] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting underway.


[1:07 am] Swift Playgrounds for iPad adds improved third-party content integration, more


Apple today has updated its Swift Playgrounds app with a handful of enhancements. Today’s update is the first to come to the app since April, and includes improvements to third-party content integr...


[12:30 am] Samsung’s Folding Smartphone Could Launch in March 2019 for $1,770


Last week, Samsung unveiled a prototype of its first foldable smartphone — a device based on the company’s proprietary Infinity Flex Display. Other than the fact that the device exists, few other...


[12:03 am] Apple And The Growing Price Of Privacy


You’ve heard it from Mac360 staffers for many years. “If everyone is out to get you, the paranoia is the right attitude to have.” Indeed, everyone is out to get you. Or, your money. After all, w...


[12:02 am] Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Apple iPad Pro


Product comparisons abound across the interwebs. Search Google for VPN and you’ll be treated to a laundry list of virtual private network services so deep you won’t know which one to pick. Likewis...


[12:01 am] Apple Already Has A Billion ‘Facebook Portals’


Watch TV much? If so, there is a good chance you’ve already viewed the Facebook Portal commercials a few dozen times. The Portal is like a static iPad on a stand with an always on camera, microphone...


[12:00 am] Why Apple Does Not Upgrade Basic Apps


Beyond the basic iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps most of us use each day are a second tier of tools which don’t receive as much love from Apple’s software engineers. On my list of apps that receive few...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:45 pm] Print Directly to Sticky Notes with this Tiny Printer: $149.99


I have a deal for the organized (or would-be organized) folks among us. It’s called the Cubinote Pro Sticky Note Printer, a tiny, dedicated printer for printing directly to sticky notes. Watch the...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:45 pm] Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET


Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.


[Mon Nov 12th 11:44 pm] Apple confirms the T2 security chip in newer Macs prevents some third-party repairs


Last month, a leaked internal service document revealed that Apple’s T2 security chip can prevent some third-party repairs for Mac users. While details were unclear at the time, and it seemed as if...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:33 pm] Facebook fired top exec Palmer Luckey for supporting Donald Trump for President


Facebook Inc. executive and virtual-reality wunderkind Palmer Luckey was a rising star of Silicon Valley...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:17 pm] TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary Scientist Dr. Pascal Lee, Part II


This is Part II. Dr. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute. He’s also Chairman of the Mars Institute, and Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Cente...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:15 pm] Five At Five: Apple Comes Out Big On Alibaba Singles Day


Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Today’s coverage includes the latest results from China’s massive eCommerce spectacular, and eBay’s new bid to...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:26 pm] JP Morgan trims Apple price target to $266 on iPhone XR weakness, economic concerns


Samik Chatterjee from J.P.Morgan has very slightly cut the target price for Apple stock to $266 from $270...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:18 pm] Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for recent Macs


Yes, the reports were true -- Apple's T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain compo...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:14 pm] Apple was the top-selling smartphone maker during China’s ‘Singles Day’ shopping holiday


As our friends at 9to5Toys highlighted, yesterday marked Alibaba’s “Singles Day” shopping event. For those unfamiliar, Singles Day is similar to “Black Friday” in the United States, spearhe...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:10 pm] Stocks end 600 points lower on growth concerns ignited by Apple and cutback in oil production


A drop in technology companies like Apple sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, knocking 600 points off the Dow Jones industrial average in the afternoon.        


[Mon Nov 12th 9:55 pm] Apple: Risk Increases Dramatically



[Mon Nov 12th 9:35 pm] 5G iPhone probably can’t launch before 2020


The estimated release date for Intel’s first 5G modem makes it very unlikely a 5G iPhone will be released before 2020. Android devices with this speedy new cellular-wireless technology are expected...


[Mon Nov 12th 9:31 pm] Apple, iPhone suppliers lead major Silicon Valley stocks selloff


The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 600 points on Monday after Apple shares fell on worries of softening iPhone demand. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares fell 5 percent after one of its suppl...


[Mon Nov 12th 9:30 pm] Macs with T2 Chip Let You Split Audio Between Headphones, Speakers


Apple’s newest Mac and MacBook devices have an easily overlooked but welcome surprise addition, according to a new report. Essentially, it appears that new Mac products — including Apple’s recen...


[Mon Nov 12th 9:17 pm] Twitter grapples with fake Elon Musk accounts promoting bitcoin scams - CNET


Cryptocurrency scammers are promoting tweets through ads after they take over verified accounts.


[Mon Nov 12th 9:13 pm] Apple: Services-Led Margin Inflection



[Mon Nov 12th 9:02 pm] Stan Lee: ‘America Is a Dream’


Great little graphic essay Stan Lee wrote for The Atlantic in 2007.  ★ 


[Mon Nov 12th 9:00 pm] Enable this great Shoot Mode with Siri Shortcuts to take pictures in peace


This Shoot Mode shortcut suppresses notifications and launches the Camera app, ready for some uninterrupted photo-shooting. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Mon Nov 12th 8:44 pm] Is Apple’s new iPad Pro Smart Folio Cover worth $99?


If you buy a new iPad on launch day, and you want a cover or case...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:39 pm] Apple Launches Repair Program for iPhone X Devices with Touch Issues


Apple on Monday announced a new replacement program for 2017’s iPhone X owners who experience problems with display touch responsiveness. The company has determined that a display module component i...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:31 pm] iPhone XR shipments diluted by Apple iPhone XS, 8 and 7, analyst predicts - CNET


Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reportedly expects a decline in shipments going into 2019.


[Mon Nov 12th 8:20 pm] What Do You Want In iOS 13?


It’s been just two months since iOS 12 was released, but people are already looking ahead to what Apple might do with the next iteration of its mobile operating system. MacWorld‘s Jason Cross has...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:20 pm] Optimistic analyst gets gloomy about iPhone XR


Ming-Chi Kuo just lowered his estimates for the number of iPhone XR units that will sell over the next year. That’s a real turnaround, as this analyst had previously been bullish on Apple’s latest...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:01 pm] Dow plunges 400 points as Apple leads tech retreat


The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 400 points on Monday after a big decline in Apple shares...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:56 pm] Apple may release a 5G iPhone in 2020 after all - CNET


Intel has unveiled its new 5G chip, which will be available in late 2019.


[Mon Nov 12th 7:44 pm] 5 Ways to Improve Your Face ID Scan’s Success


When first introduced, Face ID was a bold new security feature that allowed people to sign in and unlock their iPhones hands-free, thanks to face detection technology. Although positively retrieved, i...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:39 pm] Latest ‘Apple News Exclusive’ shares excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir


In a continued effort to push the Apple News platform, Apple has today published an exclusive story, giving an excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming book, Becoming. The post La...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:35 pm] Stock market falls, weighed down by Apple, other big tech companies


A drop in technology companies like Apple sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, knocking 500 points off the Dow Jones industrial average in the afternoon.        


[Mon Nov 12th 7:30 pm] Stylish New Leather AirPods Case


AirPods are hugely popular but, let’s be honest, the charging case is hardly the most chic item Apple has ever released. Accessories maker NOMAD may have solved that problem. On Thursday, they are g...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:29 pm] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting underway.


[Mon Nov 12th 7:26 pm] Intel’s new 5G modem might power Apple’s first 5G iPhones


2019 is shaping up to be a big year for 5G...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:14 pm] Get These New iPhone Features Right Now


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[Mon Nov 12th 7:05 pm] Bosch and TfL Want Tech to Help Tackle London Transport Issues


Transport for London and Bosch have come together to provide startups with a space in which they can try and solve some of London’s biggest transport problems


[Mon Nov 12th 7:00 pm] Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X, charges with tampering


A cellphone seized by police as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting last month...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:58 pm] Software Security Reviews, New Apple Product Treadmill – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-12


Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Software security audits and the Apple Product Treadmill.


[Mon Nov 12th 6:49 pm] Twelve South Journal for MacBook Air and Pro launches as a luxury leather case alongside Journal Caddysack for accessories


The Twelve South Journal for MacBook is the company’s latest Apple accessory. With the option to use your MacBook while it’s in the case or easily remove it, the beautiful zippered, leather cas...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:42 pm] The End of ‘Beautygate’


The iPhone XS and XS Max came with a feature called SmartHDR that increased the dynamic range of photos.  It also reduced the local contrast and the phone’s performance in low light. The lowlight...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:40 pm] Apple iPhone Outsells Samsung, Huawei On Alibaba’s Singles Day


Alibaba’s 24-hour Singles Day not only broke records for the Chinese eCommerce leader, but Apple emerged as the top-selling mobile phone vendor during the shopping event. According to news from CN...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:40 pm] Apple shares slide 5 percent on lowered profit forecast by iPhone XR supplier


iPhone anxiety is hitting Apple’s stock again. Shares of the tech giant slid as much as 5 percent Monday on a profit warning from a parts supplier for the company’s new iPhone XR — a new, lower-...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:40 pm] Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: Roku and OLED TVs, Sonos, Apple and Google - CNET


The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.


[Mon Nov 12th 6:36 pm] Was Apple Too Conservative?



[Mon Nov 12th 6:27 pm] Sir Jonny Ive Designs Unique Diamond Ring for (RED) Auction


Sir Jonny Ive has designed a unique diamond ring carved from a single diamond that will be sold for charity.


[Mon Nov 12th 6:20 pm] Netflix for iOS updated with new iPad Pro resolution support


A few days after the release of the new iPad Pros, which feature Liquid Retina displays, Netflix for iOS has today been updated to support the new screen resolutions. The post Netflix for iOS upda...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:13 pm] Facebook is currently down for most users


Many Facebook users are seeing the social media service as currently inaccessible. The post Facebook is currently down for most users appeared first on 9to5Mac.


[Mon Nov 12th 6:12 pm] ‘An Unshakable Humanism’ — Michael Chabon on Stan Lee


Michael Chabon, on Instagram: Some people are influences. Others — a rare few — rearrange the very structure of your neurons. Stan Lee’s creative and artistic contribution to the Marvel pant...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:03 pm] Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows 1-Year Subscription: $9.99


We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows. This software features more than 30 tools accessible from a single interface, including: Airplane Mode, Alarm, Archi...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:03 pm] Ming-Chi Kuo trims iPhone XR lifecycle unit shipment estimates by 30 million


Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note today, cutting his shipment estimates for the iPhone XR...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:51 pm] First Intel 5G modem product moved up, said to be used in iPhone testing next year


Intel is believed to be supplying 5G modem chips for Apple’s iPhone starting in 2020. However, Intel is looking to produce its 5G chips sooner than previously planned, which could be important to t...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:46 pm] Native Instruments releases two exclusive Sounds Originals


Native Instruments has released two new Sounds Originals packs on Sounds.com: one from award-winning composer and producer Robot Koch, and another from producer and rapper Catnapp.  Koch’s pack fea...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:45 pm] Free app boosts iPhone internet speed and privacy


A new application has the potential to speed up internet access on your iPhone. And Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 app certainly makes everything you do online more private. What it’s doing is a bit technic...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:33 pm] Apple designer Jony Ive dreams up an all-diamond ring - CNET


No silver. No gold. All sparkle.


[Mon Nov 12th 5:31 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Anker Accessories from $9, Bose QC 35 Wireless Headphones $265, ecobee4 HomeKit Thermostat $199, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sur...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:24 pm] Bang & Olufsen rolling out AirPlay 2 updates over coming months


After announcing its support earlier this year, Bang & Olufsen is finally rolling out its AirPlay 2 updates for select speakers over the next few months. The post Bang & Olufsen rolling out AirPlay...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:22 pm] 5 Great Tips for Working on a Mac at Night or in Low Light


Are you a night time Mac user? Many of us are, and MacOS has a lot of great features that can improve low light computing experiences. Whether you’re working in the dim evening or late at night, or...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:13 pm] JP Morgan trims AAPL target to $266 on iPhone XR weakness, economic concerns


Samik Chatterjee from J.P.Morgan has very slightly cut the target price for Apple stock to $266 from $270 because of the overall economic climate, and the so-far "tepid" response to the iPh...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:05 pm] Concept: Reimagining the Photos app to tell the stories of your memories


We take photos to capture moments. A great photo can fill in the blanks of our memory, instantly recalling forgotten details and conversations otherwise lost to time. But has looking at a photo ever...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:00 pm] Apple’s MacBook Pro vs. iPad Pro: Which should you buy?


You might want to sit down for this: The iPad Pro is more powerful than the MacBook Pro...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:00 pm] The Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone case is a bargain


Leave your wallet at home; carry your credit cards in your iPhone case instead. Silk makes nice cases at bargain prices, and the Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case is no exception. With a pocket on the...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:00 pm] The Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone case is a bargain


Leave your wallet at home; carry your credit cards in your iPhone case instead. Silk makes nice cases at bargain prices, and the Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case is no exception. With a pocket on the...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:50 pm] iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program FAQ: Everything you need to know


As the first completely redesigned iPhone in years, the iPhone X wasn’t without its share of issues when it launched. Apple seemingly fixed most of them via a stream of software updates, but many...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:35 pm] Redesigned Apple Alderwood Mall opens November 17th


After closing on February 25th, Apple’s Lynnwood, Washington store at Alderwood Mall will reopen this Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 A.M. The store will sport an all-new design and significantly...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:33 pm] More bad news for Apple, chip stocks



[Mon Nov 12th 4:32 pm] Volkswagen vehicles get Siri Shortcuts and voice control to unlock, flash lights, check mileage, more


Volkswagen is out with an update to its Car-Net iOS app that brings Siri voice control and Siri Shortcuts to a handful of useful features. The post Volkswagen vehicles get Siri Shortcuts and voice...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:21 pm] 13-inch MacBook Pro SSD service program FAQ: Everything you need to know


Despite Apple’s push to turn all Mac professionals into Touch Bar devotees, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a traditional row of function keys has remained quite popular. If you own one, you might b...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:00 pm] 9+ Great Tips to Replace Your Work Computer with an iPad


Apple recently announced its redesigned iPad Pro with an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Face ID, performance updates and much more. Alongside it they released a new Folio Case and Apple Pencil. A...


[Mon Nov 12th 4:00 pm] Jony Ive and Marc Newson design the ultimate diamond ring – made of 100% diamond


Apple design chief Jony Ive often speaks about his fascination with understanding different materials...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:56 pm] Unlock Your Volkswagen With Siri


Volkswagen is now letting iPhone users unlock their car with Siri. The VW Car-Net app has support for shortcuts. iOS users can now use Siri to lock and unlock their car, check estimate mileage with th...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:50 pm] Apple Offering Free iPhone X Screen Replacements


A support document from Apple found a problem with certain iPhone X models that may cause a certain component of the display module to fail.


[Mon Nov 12th 3:49 pm] iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo, similar to his iPhone X prognostications


Ming-Chi Kuo has cut expectations for sales of the iPhone XR for the next year by 30 percent to 70 million, based on a possibility of a trade war with China, and other factors possibly weig...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:41 pm] Netflix updated its app to resolve an early annoyance with Apple’s new iPad Pro


Netflix today released an update for its iOS app that adds full support for Apple’s latest iPad Pro tablets. The devices went on sale last Wednesday, and early buyers quickly discovered someth...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:40 pm] These Hearing Aids can be Calibrated With Your iPhone


LifeEar hearing aids can be calibrated with your iPhone. The LifeEar app connects LifeEar CORE hearing aids and your mobile device. Use your smartphone or tablet to control settings and personalize h...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:38 pm] Kuo cuts iPhone XR shipment estimates from 100 million to 70 million, forecasts YOY decline in iPhone sales for first quarter of 2019


TF Industries’ Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his estimates for iPhone XR shipments significantly, from 100 million to 70 million, through September 2019.  Kuo blames negative consumer confidence due to ong...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:28 pm] Stan Lee Dies at 95


Alexander F. Remington and Michael Cavna, writing for The Washington Post: Traditionally, comics were drawn from a screenplay-like script provided by the writer. Instead, Mr. Lee said, he would of...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:28 pm] Bitwarden Passes Third Party Security Audit


During the tests performed by Cure53, five vulnerabilities were found. Only one vulnerability needed immediate action.


[Mon Nov 12th 3:11 pm] [Sponsor] Square Reader SDK


You might know us for our little white reader, but did you know that Square Developer has a suite of APIs and SDKs to help you take payments in-person and online? Square Reader SDK allows you to use S...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:09 pm] This easy iPhone trick will make your videos look WAY better


THERE’S an easy way to improve the quality of your iPhone video recordings. That’s because Apple sets your iPhone to film footage at a lower quality to save storage space – but you can change th...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:02 pm] Kids Are Being Raised in a Cashless Society


Contactless payments and bank apps are introducing kids to a cashless society. Some parents are using these apps instead of forking over cash allowances.  “Young people are seeing less and less cas...


[Mon Nov 12th 3:00 pm] Score top-rated VPN protection for 1/3 the usual price [Deals]


If you’re traveling this holiday season, you’ll encounter more bugs than the cold or flu. Using public WiFi is a prime way to face malware, identity theft, and other online threats. So you’ll wa...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:57 pm] iFixit’s iPad Pro and Apple Pencil teardown raises tantalizing possibility


The new iPad Pro 11-inch sports narrower bezels, curvy LCD corners, and cutting edge silicon...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:53 pm] Tests of a Cheaper Netflix Subscription in the Works


The company wants to experiment with a fourth subscription tier in an effort to increase its user base.


[Mon Nov 12th 2:45 pm] Jack Dorsey Says Twitter Is ‘Consodering’ an Edit Button to Fix Typos in Tweets


It’s perfectly reasonable for something as advanced as an “Edit” button to take a multi-billion dollar company years to consider.  ★ 


[Mon Nov 12th 2:40 pm] Citibank is worried about weak iPhone XR sales


Financial services group Citibank has concerns about iPhone XR demand — and it’s worried that this will affect chip stocks. In a new note to clients, Citi analyst Atif Malik downgraded Skyworks So...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:31 pm] Does Wiping an iPhone Count as Destroying Evidence?


An iPhone X seized as part of an investigation was remotely wiped by its owner. This begs the question: Does wiping an iPhone count as destruction of evidence? Police believe Juelle L. Grant, 24, of W...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:28 pm] 2018 iPad Pro teardown reveals a bunch of big improvements


iFixit has finally gotten around to tearing apart the 2018 iPad Pro. Unsurprisingly, it has discovered lots of big improvements under the hood of Apple’s latest tablet, and more chips than you can s...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:19 pm] Analysts negative on iPhone shipments



[Mon Nov 12th 2:14 pm] How Apple’s iOS 12.1 fixed the iPhone XS ‘beautygate’ effect


Apple with its latest iPhone XS and XS Max models introduced a new camera feature called Smart HDR...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:12 pm] Jony Ive’s latest design is the ultimate diamond ring – made only of diamond …


Apple design chief Jony Ive often speaks about his fascination with understanding different materials as part of the design process, and his latest project may just be the ultimate example … The...


[Mon Nov 12th 2:00 pm] iFixit teardown of 11-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil raises intriguing possibility


One thing you can be sure of with any new Apple device: it won’t be long before iFixit takes it apart to show us what’s inside, and assess how repairable it is. The company has today published it...


[Mon Nov 12th 1:51 pm] Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs


Apple’s annual October hardware event wrapped late last month with the announcements of a new MacBook Air and a revamped Mac mini. Both computers, like the newest MacBook Pro and last year’s...


[Mon Nov 12th 1:47 pm] Dow Tumbles 461 Points on Apple, Goldman Weakness


The day got off to a bad start, when Lumentum Holdings said that one of its suppliers–presumably Apple–had cut orders for “laser diodes for 3-D sensing.”


[Mon Nov 12th 1:46 pm] A Couple of Alternatives to That CloudFlare App


Named after the DNS address it uses—1.1.1.1—it promises a quick and easy privacy fix.


[Mon Nov 12th 1:45 pm] Apple supplier Lumentum slashes outlook after large customer requests shipment cut


Lumentum Holdings Inc. today announced updated business outlook...


[Mon Nov 12th 1:31 pm] Create a Floating License Server for Any App


Excel Software announces QuickLicense Server 2.0 for macOS and Windows. A developer can generate a vendor-branded, floating license system for their Mac, Windows or Linux applications. Generate a vend...


[Mon Nov 12th 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Cupertino salivates over the restaurant biz


November 12, 1996: Apple lays out a wild plan to get into the restaurant business, saying it will open a chain of Apple Cafes. A bit like Apple Stores without the computers and iPhones for sale, the r...


[Mon Nov 12th 1:00 pm] How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to another


You can’t merge two Apple ID accounts, those hubs of your iCloud, iTunes, and other Apple online identities. However, you can shift an email from one Apple ID to another if the email isn’t one...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:37 pm] Now it’s easier to protect your browsing privacy on iOS devices with 1.1.1.1 app


Cloudflare has made it easier for you to protect your browsing privacy on iOS and Android devices with a new 1.1.1.1 app … The post Now it’s easier to protect your browsing privacy on iOS devic...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:33 pm] Stocks Slide as Apple Raises Concern on Two Fronts


Stocks were lower to start the week, as tech remains a focal point for investors, although worries about global growth persist.


[Mon Nov 12th 12:30 pm] Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET


Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.


[Mon Nov 12th 12:30 pm] Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek Gab 735


Dave’s back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Fo...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:10 pm] Some Apple iPhone X, MacBook Models Experience Tech Issues


Apple, the Cupertino, California iPhone maker, has identified issues that are negatively impacting some iPhone X smartphones and 13-inch MacBook Pro products, which the company said it will fix for fr...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:05 pm] Some displays on iPhone X have touch issues, Apple says


Apple confirmed through a newly announced replacement program some models of the iPhone X have issues with the display.        


[Mon Nov 12th 12:05 pm] Some displays on iPhone X have touch issues, Apple says


Apple confirmed through a newly announced replacement program some models of the iPhone X have issues with the display.        


[Mon Nov 12th 12:00 pm] Where to find Black Friday deals on Apple products


If you’re looking for good deals on Apple products this Black Friday, don’t head to the Apple Store itself. Apple’s “deals” typically amount to little more than gift cards, and even those...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:57 am] Jack Dorsey says the company is trying to figure out how to edit a tweet


The Google search ‘How to edit a tweet’ currently results in 321 million different ways of telling you that you can’t. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that he recognizes people want the ability t...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:54 am] iPhone triumphs over local rivals on record Chinese shopping day


The iPhone outsold Chinese rivals on Alibaba platforms during China’s Singles Day on November 11. Singles’ Day is a holiday in which people not in a relationship buy themselves gifts. Alibaba, the...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:50 am] One more reason to get Amazon Prime: The iPhone XS and iPhone XR are coming to Amazon


Amazon and Apple have inked a new deal, a report revealed over the weekend, which will bring all of Apple’s latest products, except for the HomePod, to Amazon.com. In other words, you have one more...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:50 am] News of an Amazon-Apple Team-Up Hit Best Buy Last Week. Now What?


It was a black Friday for Best Buy. Will the stock recover in time for Thanksgiving?


[Mon Nov 12th 11:46 am] Fortnite is firing a mounted turret into Battle Royale


This week’s Fortnite update will bring a mounted turret to Battle Royale. The new weapon will need to be fixed to the ground and is likely to pack a ton of power — but you’ll need to watch how y...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:30 am] Apple admits some iPhones and MacBooks are BROKEN – here’s how to get your free repair


APPLE has announced that two of its most popular gadgets have major flaws. Affected customers who bought last year’s iPhone X, or a specific MacBook model, are now eligible for free repairs. The iss...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:14 am] Broadway ditches heavy production books for iPads


Broadway producers are ditching the heavy, 10-pound production books they currently use for shows in favor of iPads. These books contain details — swapped out for each new production — about scrip...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:07 am] Apple Might Have a Problem in Emerging Markets, Too


JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee adjusted his price target to $266 from $270 for Apple stock, citing the risk of economic growth slowdowns in several countries due to currency moves.


[Mon Nov 12th 11:00 am] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Mon Nov 12th 11:00 am] iOS 13 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can unleash the potential of the iPhone and iPad


I’m very happy with iOS 12. It’s one of Apple’s best iOS releases in years. Part of the reason it worked out so well is that Apple didn’t bite off more than it could chew—nearly all of iO...


[Mon Nov 12th 11:00 am] Ring Stick Up Cam Wired (2018) review: Ring finally has an indoor security camera


The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired is a strong entry into the indoor security camera space from Ring.


[Mon Nov 12th 10:56 am] iPhone XR Black Friday 2018 deals – UK phone shop offers EARLY discounts on latest Apple smartphone


LOOKING for a great iPhone XR Black Friday deal? You’ve come to the right place. Now that most of 2018’s top smartphones are out, retailers are battling fiercely over pricing – and at least one...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:33 am] Volkswagen now lets Apple users unlock their car with Siri


Volkswagen is deepening its relationship with Apple on its VW Car-Net app. iOS users can now use Siri to lock and unlock their car, check estimate mileage with the fuel or charge left in their v...


[Mon Nov 12th 10:24 am] iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) review


The 12.9in iPad Pro is a brilliant computing device if your workflow can live with its compromises. But do you really need one?


[Mon Nov 12th 9:57 am] Apple Is Slashing iPhone Production Orders for Its New Models, Analyst Says


Longbow Research analyst Shawn Harrison says Apple suppliers are shifting production from new iPhone models to older phones.


[Mon Nov 12th 9:46 am] AR market to be driven by rising healthcare devices, e-commerce


The global artificial intelligence market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) due to an increase in healthcare devices and e-commerce, according to a new report from Million Insights (www.mi...


[Mon Nov 12th 9:38 am] Apple Slides---and Takes the Dow Down With It


Other morning movers include Lumentum, Alibaba, and Altria.


[Mon Nov 12th 9:30 am] Analyst Cuts iPhone XR Shipment Forecast


Renowned and well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sharply cut his total iPhone XR lifecycle shipment estimates. Kuo, in a research note for TF Securities clients distributed on Monday, has cu...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:52 am] Some MacBook Pro SSDs could fail -- Apple launches free service program


Apple has discovered a problem with a "limited number" of SSDs used in non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro that could lead to drive failure and data loss. The laptops in question were sold in the year b...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:01 am] How to turn off iPad Pro


With the lack of a Home button on the latest generation iPad Pro, Apple had to move some hardware gestures around to accommodate a device without a Home button. This includes a new button combination...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:00 am] How to open Safari links in Apple News


Apple News offers a clean reading experience, but what if you’re already looking at a page in Safari that you’d like to see inside of the News app? Follow along for how to open Safari links in Ap...


[Mon Nov 12th 8:00 am] Privacy: Cloudflare brings its DNS switching tool 1.1.1.1 to iOS and Android


Cloudflare has just made it a whole lot easier to hide your mobile browsing from your ISP -- and access content that might otherwise be unavailable. The company has launched a 1.1.1.1 app for smartpho...


[Mon Nov 12th 7:00 am] CrazyBot for iOS/Android - A new Bot for Candy Crush Saga


UK based CrazyBot Corp.today releases CrazyBot for iOS and Android, a new bot for Candy Crush Saga. CrazyBot for Candy Crush Saga automatically detects all match combinations on the screen. You can ea...


[Mon Nov 12th 6:19 am] Cloudflare’s speedy 1.1.1.1 DNS service now available on iOS and Android


Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 DNS service earlier year as a resolver that anyone could use free of charge. DNS services are used by internet service providers to resolve a domain name like Goo...


[Mon Nov 12th 5:02 am] Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods


Nomad has debuted their latest accessory, a genuine leather-wrapped case for AirPods that not only protects the easily-scratched case, but makes them look great in the process.


[Mon Nov 12th 1:48 am] Experts reveal how apple cider vinegar can treat your body, house AND purse — plus win £15k in our raffle


TREAT your body, your house and your purse with super product apple cider vinegar. The organic vinegar can be used for everything from salad dressings and skin toners to cleaning your hair and floors....


[Mon Nov 12th 1:03 am] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Mon Nov 12th 12:03 am] Behold: Samsung’s New iPhone Killer, #27


How many iPhone killers have we seen enter the market since Apple reinvented the smartphone industry in 2007. I lost count, and ignore such killer headlines these days, but there are new ones that arr...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:02 am] Is Apple All About Selling To The Rich?


No company on planet earth is richer than Apple and it doesn’t matter how you slice and dice the numbers. Rich is rich. A billion customers. A trillion dollar market valuation. A few hundred billion...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:00 am] Type Faster On A Mac Than You Can Type


How fast can you type on your Mac? I learned to type on an old fashioned manual typewriter, graduated to an electric, and fell in love with computer keyboards a few decades ago. My typing speed and ac...


[Mon Nov 12th 12:00 am] How Many Mac Text Editors Can You Use?


Way back in the day, back before the turn of the century, Mac users pretty much had only two choices when it came to text editors for coders, app programmers, and web developers. BBEdit or its then fr...


[Sun Nov 11th 8:58 pm] Why iPhones and Android wannabes will get more expensive


Remember when the only phones with over-$1,000 price tags were made of leather, ruby and sapphire crystal?


[Sun Nov 11th 8:40 pm] Apple’s new iPad Pro keyboard case is slim but pricey [Review]


Anyone planning use a 2018 iPad Pro for business probably needs an add-on keyboard. Apple’s own offering in this category is the Smart Keyboard Folio, which wraps tightly around this new tablet, bot...


[Sun Nov 11th 6:11 pm] ∞ Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae


On this 11th day of the 11th month at 11:11am PT, I post this in remembrance of all of those who have served and died for their country, many of my own family members included. Lest We Forget.


[Sun Nov 11th 6:00 pm] HotSawz, Procreate, GarageBand and other amazing apps of the week


This week we chill out with the retro-tastic Mellowsound synth, check out the essential new QWERTY keyboard support for GarageBand, explore a huge update to (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through...


[Sun Nov 11th 5:20 pm] How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac


Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple s...


[Sun Nov 11th 5:01 pm] Should Apple make an iPad Pro even larger than 12.9-inches? [Poll]


The iPad lineup currently maxes out at 12.9-inches in terms of screen size. Since the unveil of the new iPad Pro models last month, however, some iPad fans have been calling on Apple to make an even...


[Sun Nov 11th 4:50 pm] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Sun Nov 11th 4:16 pm] Connect any hard drive to an iPad Pro


Say you have a hard drive, a one terabyte hard drive, like I have right here, and you have an iPad...


[Sun Nov 11th 4:00 pm] 7 Things That Make the iPhone XR Stand out from the Pack


Apple last month took the wraps off a trio of powerful new iPhone models featuring its signature iPhone X-inspired edge-to-edge design and notch-embossed form-factor in different sizes. And while the...


[Sun Nov 11th 3:45 pm] Today in Apple history: iPad Pro makes its debut


November 11, 2015: Apple’s first iPad Pro goes on sale after months of speculation about the giant-size tablet. With its much larger screen, professional-oriented targeting and dreaded (optional) st...


[Sun Nov 11th 3:25 pm] Cloudflare launches Android and iOS apps for its privacy-focused DNS service 1.1.1.1 (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)


Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Cloudflare launches Android and iOS apps for its privacy-focused DNS service 1.1.1.1  —  Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bring...


[Sun Nov 11th 3:00 pm] Score more than 30 productivity tools for your Mac [Deals]


It pays to stock up on utilities for Mac, whether to record desktop video, clean up drives, or boost productivity. Unfortunately top shelf Mac tools also come with a cost. So this bundle of more than...


[Sun Nov 11th 2:30 pm] Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET


Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.


[Sun Nov 11th 2:00 pm] The State of the iPad in 2018


It’s hard to believe that the iPad is now eight years old. I still remember hearing the rumors of the Apple tablet, watching the keynote, and being shocked to see the price at $499. When you go bac...


[Sun Nov 11th 1:50 pm] Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more


Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series -- a look at the world of Ap...


[Sun Nov 11th 12:30 pm] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Sun Nov 11th 8:00 am] What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Apple iPad Pro


Apple’s newest iPad: It’s not just a tablet anymore! Here’s what reviewers think the Apple iPad Pro.


[Sat Nov 10th 11:08 pm] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Sat Nov 10th 11:00 pm] You iPhone X touch not working? Apple will fix it, free of charge - CNET


The company is also fixing some 13-inch MacBook Pros with faulty SSD data storage chips.


[Sat Nov 10th 10:39 pm] How to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12


The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS silences all but the most important calls and notifications, especially useful when sleeping, attending a meeting, or watching a movie. Did you know though...


[Sat Nov 10th 10:18 pm] Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET


Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.


[Sat Nov 10th 9:15 pm] We finally know all the 2018 iPad Pro specs


The last specifications of the new iPad Pro models just recently came to light. Apple unveiled this model at the end of last month but there are some very important  technical details this company ne...


[Sat Nov 10th 8:09 pm] Get 15% off premium leather iPhone XR, XS and XS Max cases w/ optional laser engraving from Alto


Alto has quickly become known for its high-quality and fashionable cases at fair prices and now its premium leather iPhone cases are available for Apple’s new iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. With a new...


[Sat Nov 10th 6:50 pm] Beware of iPhone X screen failure, 13-inch MacBook hard drive problem


A faulty component in some iPhone X units can cause the display to malfunction.  Apple also just announced that some 13-inch MacBook Pro units have a hard drive problem. Apple will fix the screen or...


[Sat Nov 10th 6:44 pm] Apple announces free replacement of iPhone X displays experiencing touch issues


Apple has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due...


[Sat Nov 10th 6:40 pm] Apple announces free replacement of certain 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) SSD drives


Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue ...


[Sat Nov 10th 6:33 pm] iPhone XR production cuts not due to soft demand – analyst


Earlier this week, a somewhat sketchy report surfaced claiming that Apple told its manufacturing partners...


[Sat Nov 10th 5:34 pm] PSA: This one feature makes text selection on the iPad more usable & trackpad-like


With the launch of the new iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio, the built-in iPad text selection tool is again drawing criticism from users. However, there’s one little feature that has largely gone...


[Sat Nov 10th 5:30 pm] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: Save $150 on iPhone XR, XS, snag a $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Sat Nov 10th 4:36 pm] This week’s top stories: MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro details, new Apple Watch complications, more


In this week’s top stories: Reviews of the latest iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, new Apple-made complications for Apple Watch, repair programs for iPhone X and MacBook Pro, and more. Read on...


[Sat Nov 10th 4:30 pm] How to Force Reload Webpage Without Cache in Google Chrome for Mac


Need to force refresh a webpage without loading it from cache in Google Chrome? We’ll show you how a few ways to reload a webpage without cache in Chrome for Mac and Windows. For some quick backgrou...


[Sat Nov 10th 4:00 pm] Apple’s Most Exciting Future Product Won’t Be Another iPhone


Apple goes to some impressive lengths just to safeguard the details concerning its top secret projects and unannounced product plans. Back when some of the iPhone-maker’s closest competitors (such...


[Sat Nov 10th 4:00 pm] Is the new iPad Pro too ‘pro’ for you? [Cult of Mac Magazine]


It looks stunning. Its A12X Bionic chip packs a wallop. And the addition of a USB-C port brings strange new powers. However, the new iPad Pro also costs a pretty penny. Do you really need all that gor...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:36 pm] Use your new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with these updated apps


With new hardware, comes app updates to support new features. AppleInsider makes notes, sketches, and diagrams with the latest updates for the third generation iPad Pro, and the second gene...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:30 pm] Today in Apple history: Microsoft reveals its plans for Windows 1.0


November 10, 1983: Microsoft tells the world about an upcoming product called Windows, which will bring the graphical user interface to IBM PCs. Although Microsoft’s announcement about the new opera...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:15 pm] Ikea’s smart blinds system to start at ~$100 and include blackout option, report says


Ikea’s smart home lineup will soon expand to includes smart blinds. The company confirmed its smart blinds back in September, and now we’re learning more about the pricing of those blinds. Teknik...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:15 pm] Your Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on your wrist: Bucardo’s Apple Watch charm necklaces


Need a little extra flare in your Apple Watch game? Bucardo’s Apple Watch charm necklaces transform your Apple Watch into a beautiful accessory, and we took it for a little spin in our unboxing vide...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:00 pm] Snag awesome Apple accessories for a fraction the price [Deals]


Want to enhance the goodness you get from your Apple devices? So do we, so we’ve rounded up four of the best deals on Apple accessories in the Cult of Mac Deals, just in time for the holidays. There...


[Sat Nov 10th 3:00 pm] Go nude! Just Mobile’s crystal clear hardshell TENC™ iPhone case and tempered glass Xkin screen protector


There’s nothing worse than bulking up your beautiful, sleek iPhone with awkward, beefy cases. But it’s all in the name of protection right? I decided to test out two of Just Mobile’s incredibly...


[Sat Nov 10th 2:48 pm] The high costs of getting an Apple i-device repaired.


The high costs of getting an Apple i-device repaired. Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech        


[Sat Nov 10th 2:25 pm] 2019 iPhones to use new combination of antenna technology, Kuo says


Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out this morning with an investor note covering antenna technology for the 2019 iPhones. Kuo predicts that Apple will move away from Liquid Crystal Polymer ante...


[Sat Nov 10th 2:00 pm] What is the iPad mini’s role in the iPad lineup?


The iPad mini has had an interesting history. When Phil Schiller first showed us a look at it in 2012, I was hooked immediately. Despite not having a Retina screen, I was in love with it. It was a gr...


[Sat Nov 10th 2:00 pm] The high costs of repairing an Apple i-device


Apple charges $300 to fix a $400 smartwatch, or $150 if you invest in Apple Care. This is similar to fees to fix a cracked iPhone, but on a percentage basis, way smaller. Getting the iPhone 8 screen f...


[Sat Nov 10th 2:00 pm] The high costs of repairing an Apple i-device


Apple charges $300 to fix a $400 smartwatch, or $150 if you invest in Apple Care. This is similar to fees to fix a cracked iPhone, but on a percentage basis, way smaller. Getting the iPhone 8 screen f...


[Sat Nov 10th 12:00 pm] Apple Watch 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which smartwatch should you buy? - CNET


Your answer might be different depending on whether your priority is a smartwatch or a fitness tracker.


[Sat Nov 10th 11:15 am] Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: Save $150 on iPhone XR, XS, snag a $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET


The iPhone discounts are just getting started.


[Sat Nov 10th 10:56 am] Apple launched a pair of repair programs for some iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro models


Apple launched a pair of repair programs to fix issues for some 13-inch, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro and some iPhone Xs, as spotted by Bloomberg. Affected MacBook Pro models have an issue with the...


[Sat Nov 10th 10:00 am] Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET


Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.