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Expand and charge your iDevice all at once [Deals]

No matter how much storage you spring for in your iPhone or iPad, there’s always use for more. The unfortunate thing about mobile devices is that they’re not exactly easy to upgrade, and you certainly can’t swap out the hard drive for a bigger one. Something you can do though is plug in something like […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

SEGA classic Crazy Taxi is now free to play on mobile

SEGA arcade hit Crazy Taxi is now free to play on Android and iOS. The game has also been updated to support 64-bit processors, which means it will continue to be playable after Apple kills 32-bit apps with iOS 11 later this year. Originally launched in the Dreamcast way back in 1999, Crazy Taxi is a SEGA favorite. Show More Summary

Can Google Assistant beat Siri on iPhone? Let’s find out!

Google Assistant for iOS was released at Google’s latest I/O event. Having never tried it (being an Apple fanboy and all) I thought it was only fair to put the two virtual assistants head to head. There’s still a lot Google needs to fix such as being able to open apps other than it’s own. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

App Store switches to local currencies in 9 new countries

Apple has begun transition App Store currencies from the U.S. dollar and euro to local alternatives in nine new countries. The change brings small savings for customers in certain markets. While most of us open up the App Store and pay for titles using the currencies we use every day, Apple continues to use the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Qualcomm asks a court to force iPhone makers to pay up

Qualcomm has asked a court to force iPhone suppliers to keep paying it royalty payments while it is in the middle of its standoff with Apple. The tech giant has updated one of its lawsuits to include what it claims is additional evidence about Apple instructing third-party suppliers not to pay money they owe to Qualcomm. Show More Summary

Today in Apple history: Apple responds to Foxconn suicides

May 25, 2010: Apple makes its first public statement after news breaks concerning a number of suicides at manufacturing partner Foxconn’s factories in China. Coming after the ninth Foxconn death is reported, Apple says that it is “independently...Show More Summary

Jony Ive becomes Chancellor at London’s Royal College of Art

Jony Ive will take over from Sir James Dyson as the new Chancellor at London’s Royal College of Art, assuming the post in July 2017. The five-year, unpaid position doesn’t take Ive away from Apple, although it will require him to take occasional meetings and help govern. And give him a few added trips to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Jony Ive talks Silicon Valley’s culture in BBC interview

Jony Ive was interviewed on the BBC’s Today program on BBC Radio 4 today, during which he talked about the importance of design, and Apple’s push to embrace diversity. “At Apple, we’ve been very clear about how important it is that we have a diverse pool of talent that we can hire from,” Ive said. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple will live stream WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 at 10AM PT

Apple is now promoting its upcoming special event on June 5 at 10 am PT with a landing page and a calendar entry on Apple’s WWDC 2017 opening keynote, which Apple will live stream, will be the first major event the company has held since last fall after foregoing a spring event this year. more…

Apple releases a new video showing off iPhone reincarnation with LIAM

Apple has released a new environment focused video today in the same style as those shown off last month celebrating Earth Day. The previously shared videos discussed the company’s environmental efforts and the science behind it all. The comical illustrations featured Apple Execs like Vice President Lisa Jackson. more…

Facebook adding Apple News support to Instant Article tools to increase adoption

Facebook introduced its Instant Article format for publishers two years ago as a way to make loading content in the News Feed much faster, but the format hasn’t been adopted as widely as the social network had hoped. Now Facebook is rolling out new tools for publishers to make Instant Articles compatible with Apple News and Google AMP formats. more…

Apple Music announces Sigrid as this month’s Up Next artist

Following up on last month’s release, Apple Music has announced that Sigrid is May’s Up Next artist. Up Next is a new documentary artist series from Apple Music that focuses on up and coming musicians. more…

Pokémon’s Magikarp Jump splashes onto iOS for worldwide release

Pokémon fans have long been waiting for an official game to make its way to the App Store. Last week seemingly out of nowhere, the company announced it would be releasing a new game, titled Magikarp Jump. Having been released in select countries earlier this week, it is available now in the US and rest of the world. more…

Happy Hour Podcast 121 | 10.5-inch iPad Pro expectations and macOS 10.13 wishlist ahead of WWDC

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss more 10.5-inch iPad Pro expectations, Apple’s settled patent dispute with Nokia and why it matters, a wild iPhone 9 rumor, and our macOS 10.13 wishlist ahead of WWDC 2017. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…

News site claims that Trump’s iPhone is so locked down Twitter is the only visible app

News site Axios is claiming that Trump’s iPhone is so locked down the only visible app on it is Twitter. Staff are also said to aim to keep him too busy to spend much time watching cable TV and tweeting… more…

Apple News hires prominent New York Magazine editor as first-ever editor-in-chief

Apple News is gaining its first-ever editor-in-chief, according to a new report from Politico. Lauren Kern will take on the newly created role at Apple after serving in prominent positions at both The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine. more…

Continuation patent shows that Apple is still exploring virtual keyboards for MacBooks

Apple has patents for virtual keyboards on MacBooks dating back as far as 2009, but a continuation patent application published today shows that the company is still exploring the idea. A virtual keyboard was of course a headline feature...Show More Summary

IK Multimedia debuts new beast Mac synth w/ Moog, Roland, Prophet, & Oberheim sampler-instruments

IK Multimedia, a popular maker of mobile audio recording solutions and software for iOS and Mac, is introducing a massive new plug-in instrument for Mac and Logic Pro today. The new Syntronik is a sample-based virtual synthesizer and features 38 painstakingly multi-sampled virtual versions of some of the most classic synthesizers that have ever existed. more…

UK airport installs 2000 iBeacons for augmented reality navigation & passenger tracking

Gatwick Airport, the second-largest of London’s airports, has installed around 2,000 iBeacons to help passengers find their way around the terminals. While phase 1 of the project is rather basic – merely showing people where they are...Show More Summary

AOL launches updated Alto email app w/ integrated calendars & Amazon Alexa support

AOL, now part of Verizon, is today launching an updated version of its Alto email app that it first launched back in September of last year. Today’s update includes new calendar integration, Amazon Alexa support, and more. One of the highlight new features arriving in today’s update is full calendar integration in the app’s Dashboard interface: more…

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