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Use this VPN to stay anonymous and secure for life [Deals]

The internet is full of headaches and hazards, whether it’s the constant snooping on personal data, the threat of identity theft or the annoyance of location restrictions. One reliable way to minimize all of the above is to sign on via a virtual private network, or VPN. Show More Summary

Facebook ‘borrows’ from Snapchat for latest iOS app update

Facebook is the latest company to jump on the Snapchat-inspired fun photo and videos sharing bandwagon, with an update to iOS app rolling out a new camera with special effects, among other features. To access the feature, users simply have to tap the camera icon on the top left corner of the standard Facebook app, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 10.3’s tweaked animations make your iPhone feel faster

The latest iOS 10.3 update uses a simple trick to make your iPhone feel noticeably snappier. According to one Apple engineer, the company made its animations faster so that everything happens ever so slightly quicker. iOS 10.3 includes...Show More Summary

Today in Apple history: Apple racks up staggering $700 million loss

March 28, 1996: In a dire message to Wall Street, Apple warns that it will report a $700 million after-tax loss for its most recent quarter. Apple’s biggest quarterly loss in history, the shocking news reveals a company in far more financial trouble than previously thought. Show More Summary

Godfather of Android teases new bezel-free smartphone

Bezel-free screens are set to become the biggest trend in Android smartphones this year, if a new teaser from the creator of Android is any indicator. Former Google employee and godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, tweeted an image this afternoon hinting at the smartphone he’s been working on at his new company. Show More Summary

Tim Cook set to advise Trump’s ‘Office of American Innovation’

President Donald Trump is set to unveil a new government office today that’s tasked with overhauling federal bureaucracies, and he’s asked Tim Cook and other tech leaders for advice. Even though Trump sparred with Cook on numerous issues...Show More Summary

Why I still love Beats X, Apple’s world-beating wireless earbuds [Reviews]

I’ve racked up dozens of hours wearing Beats X wireless earphones over the past month, and I still think they blow away the competition — even Apple’s AirPods. For Cult of Mac’s latest video review, I’ve put together a definitive list of my thoughts on the innovative earpods. Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about the new Apple File System

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 30, 2016, but has been updated with new info since the release of iOS 10.3) It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives were considered […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Grab your wallet, the WWDC lottery is open

Developers hoping to attend WWDC 2017 can now officially enter Apple’s lottery for the chance to shell out a few grand on the trip out to San Jose. Registration for the WWDC lottery is open from Monday, March 27 until Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Along with developer entries, Apple is also accepting […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 are now available to the public

Wearing an Apple Watch to the movies just got a lot less annoying today thanks to a watchOS 3.2 update that Apple pushed out to wearers this morning. The new watchOS 3.2 software with Theater Modes comes along side tvOS 10.2, both of which bring a number of tweaks and small features to the Apple […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

macOS 10.12.4 brings Night Shift to the Mac

One of the best iOS 9 features has finally landed on the the Mac. After months of beta testing, Apple released macOS 10.12.4 to the public this morning, bringing a host of performance improvements and new features, including Night Shift. The new update can be downloaded to your Mac for free by visiting the Updates […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 10.3 is out with Find My AirPods, Apple File System and more

The first big iPhone and iPad update of 2017 has finally arrived. Apple finally released iOS 10.3 to the public today after months of beta testing the new software. iOS 10.3 can be downloaded now as an over-the-air update, or installed via iTunes. iPhone and iPad owners can expect a rash of new features that […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple’s AR glasses won’t hit your face for at least a year

The next big thing from Apple is probably a year or so away from its grand unveiling. Apple has a host of engineers dedicated to building and testing different augmented reality headsets, and according to a new report, the crew is getting a lot more resources to turn it into a consumer product. Before unveiling […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple’s supply chain gets a bit more humane

Apple’s worked hard to improve its supply chain condition in 2016, with a special focus on improving working conditions and protecting the planet. In doing so, the company claims it “raises the bar higher for its suppliers and the industry.” Check out some of the highlights below. Show More Summary

Samsung’s doomed Galaxy Note 7 is making a comeback

Samsung has confirmed that its doomed Galaxy Note 7 is making a comeback. The South Korean company ceased production five months ago after a battery fault caused some handsets to overheat and explode. Now it has begun refurbishing some of the units that were returned with plans to sell them later. Show More Summary

Spring clean your Mac with this cloud-storage solution

Cloud storage is the answer to all your storage woes for your Mac. And spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a painstaking task — backing up all your important files is totally easy with cloud-storage solution Zoolz. Right now you can ensure your Mac is running in tip-top shape with a lifetime of Zoolz dual-cloud […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone 8’s A11 chip enters mass production next month

Apple manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to begin volume production of Apple’s next-gen A11 chips next month, with the goal of producing 50 million chips before July. The chips will be used for the next-gen iPhones, which are likely to make their debut in September. Show More Summary

Apple now shipping new iPads, deliveries set for March 30

Apple has begun shipping orders for the new 9.7-inch iPad. The $329 device went on sale on Friday alongside the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 series, and the first deliveries are scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 30. The new 9.7-inch...Show More Summary

WhatsApp faces new encryption challenge after London attack

WhatsApp is under new pressure to provide a government backdoor following the recent terror attack in London. U.K. home secretary Amber Rudd said it is “completely unacceptable” that law enforcement agencies are unable to read messages and conversations that are secured by end-to-end encryption. Show More Summary

Native Instruments acquires music/remix streaming platform MetaPop, hires former Beatport CEO

8 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

As SoundCloud reportedly continues struggling and considers selling, one of the leaders in electronic music software and hardware just acquired a music and remix streaming and rights management platform called Metapop. It also hired former CEO of online electronic music store Beatport. That is notable for a few reasons. more… Filed under: Apple

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