How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?). If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software tricks and […]

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New use of 3D Touch lets you zoom through online maps

The developers of the Poison Maps app figured out a new way to implement 3D Touch that goes above and beyond what we’re used to seeing. They use two patent-pending gestures called “context zooming” and “context panning.” The first lets you quickly see the surrounding area of a particular location you’re zoomed in on without […]

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How Apple out-innovates the competition, this week on The CultCast

Though Apple spends far less on research and development than the competition, they out-innovate them all. How? Catch the discussion on this episode of The CultCast. Plus: iPhone 7 may ditch the beloved headphone jack; Amazon Video is coming to Apple TV; the holiday accessory that could be eroding your WiFi signal; and with the […]

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6,000 iPhones will upgrade United Airlines’ customer service

The iPad has helped airlines replace the outdated paper flight manuals pilots used to lug around. Now Apple’s first phablet is ready to help revolutionize the way United Airlines provides customer service. United Airlines revealed today that it plans to distribute over 6,000 iPhone 6 Plus units to customer service representatives at its hubs across […]

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Has Apple given us much to be thankful for this year?

You might be sick of the sight of Turkey by now, but you can’t spend enough time being thankful. The big question we have is: Should we be thankful to Apple for the lineup it has delivered in 2015, or was this a year to forget? Apple certainly hasn’t been slow this year; we’ve had […]

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Apple may have slashed iPhone 6s orders due to ‘weak demand’

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has lowered its iPhone sales estimates for 2016 from 242 million to 222 million — reflecting what the organization claims is lower-than-expected demand for the handset, prompting Apple to cut up to 10 percent of its component orders. “The cuts seem to be driven by weak demand for the new iPhone […]

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iPhone 6s undergoes crazy stress test under motorcycle wheel

What happens when a rose gold iPhone 6s undergoes a bizarre “burnout” stress test beneath the wheels of an Italian Ducati pocket bike? A completely implausible scenario that would never in a million years happen to a handset in the real world, that’s what! But, hey, if seeing brand new iPhones destroyed in bizarre ways is […]

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