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This trick can free up space on your iPhone

Owners of the iPhone — especially the 16 GB variety — know this scenario all too well: you try to take a photo or download an app and receive this dreaded message: “There is not enough available storage.”<p>Naturally, the first instinct to delete photos or apps to free up space for more stuff. But a …

6 must-know shortcuts for every Smart Keyboard owner

Back in November, I purchased a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a Smart Keyboard to go with it. I was so used to my Belkin keyboard paired with my iPad Air 2 that I quickly became frustrated with the Smart Keyboard’s lack of a shortcut row. Before long, I returned the Smart Keyboard (and the 12.9-inch iPad …

6 useful Apple Pencil apps for people who don’t draw

When I purchased a 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in November, I bought an Apple Pencil to go with it. When I decided <i>against</i> the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I kept my Apple Pencil.<p>Even though I don’t draw, I found a lot of other ways the Apple Pencil fit into my workflow. And I knew Apple would release a smaller …

How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch

One of the main features the Apple Watch has to offer is the ability to track your daily activities and workout routines. The Apple Watch has a comprehensive set of health and fitness tools to help you keep track of your movement, reach workout goals, and get more activity into your life. One of …

Smartwatches

7 stealthy tips and tricks for Apple Watch

So, you just got your shiny new Apple Watch and you’ve doubled down on learning how to use its all-new interface. That should keep you busy for a while.<p>There are still a few things that you might not know about it, however, especially these not-so-obvious tips and tricks for Apple Watch we’re going …

Apple Watch

6 smart ways to protect your precious Apple Watch

Some purists will recoil in horror at the idea of covering up their new Apple Watch in any way, but based on the broken Apple Watches we’re already seeing, perhaps a little protection isn’t such a bad idea.<p>Whether you play sports or just want to garden without having to worry, these Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch’s hidden port can be used for charging

Apple Watch owners may have noticed there’s a tiny port hidden inside the groove of the bottom band connector. Before the watch’s release there was some speculations whether the port just be used for diagnostics, but the Reserve Strap have discovered third-parties can use it to recharge the …

Smartwatches

How to add your own custom band to Apple Watch

Got an shiny new Apple watch but hate the band it came with? You could order a new one from Apple’s website and wait a few months for it to come it. Or if you bought the Apple Watch with the Classic or Modern buckle, there’s a simple way to modify it so you can add any strap you want.<p>Lewis …

Smartwatches

How to repair a scratched, smashed or broken Apple Watch

Some very careless people have already damaged their Apple Watches (accidentally on purpose, probably). If you do smash or scratch your iPhone, …

Apple Watch

In just 24 hours, Apple Watch outsold all Android Wear devices ever

It’s too early to tell exactly how well the Apple Watch will do in the grand scheme of things, or even if it will ultimately win the wearable war. …

Jay Z’s got 99 problems, and Apple might be one

Jay Z has long described himself as the boss of the Big Apple, but right now it seems the Tidal CEO is butting heads with Apple and other music companies over an alleged multimillion-dollar “smear campaign.”<p>In a string of tweets over the weekend, Jay Z took issue with tech giants trying to make him …

Tim Cook

Siri refresh is known internally by geeky Iron Man reference

Apple is using a revamped, custom Apache Mesos scheduler to power its Siri search queries.<p>It’s been given the backronym “J.A.R.V.I.S.” — apparently standing for Just A Rather Very Intelligent Scheduler — and Marvel movie fans will likely recognize the name as a geeky nod to Tony Stark’s intelligent …

Geek

Apple Watch marathoner shatters personal record

Former super model Christy Turlington Burns has been counting down the weeks leading up the London Marathon by blogging about her experience training with the Apple Watch.<p>Burns revealed new details about the Apple Watch leading up to its release, but now that the marathon is over and she’s crossed …

Apple Watch

A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: Day 4, the halfway point

I gave my first impressions of the Apple Watch on Friday. Three-and-a-half days in, and halfway into my one-week experiment, it’s time for an update. You may want to get a cup of your preferred hot beverage before reading this piece: it’s a long one!<p>It appears I was entirely alone in my uncertainty …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch Pre-Order Delivery Estimates Continue to Improve for Many Customers

Many customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch over the past two weeks and received an extended shipping estimate of 4-6 weeks or later should receive the wrist-worn device earlier than expected. Apple continues to update several pre-orders with improved delivery estimates, with some Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Mechanical watchmaker on the Apple Watch: 'I wouldn't say I consider it a threat'

<b>What are your first thoughts as you hold the Apple Watch?</b><p>Normally — and I think I speak for a lot of people — I gravitate toward circular watch cases, as opposed to square. Apple must know that circular cases sell better. This feels about right. I have a hard time seeing what you can do with …

Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.4 to developers, AppleSeed testers

The latest beta of iOS 8.4 can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Center, as well as over the air on devices running the previous beta. …

U2 album giveaway: how to download and delete it

• Hot Topics<br>• MacBook Pro 15in (2018) review<br>• Mojave preview<br>• MacBook Pro 13in (2018) review<br>• How to get iOS 12<br>• Free iPhone games<p>Apple has kindly paid a lot of …

iTunes

I finally got my iPad to take calls like an iPhone (but it wasn't easy)

Two of the neatest features I expected from Apple's new iOS 8 operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.<p>One enables Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone -- the device can connect for voice calls, not only data services, when its Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

The story of a Basecamp project

Here’s how KEEN Footwear used Basecamp to help build their flagship store in Portland.<p><b>Chazz Hacking</b>—the project lead—chose Basecamp to help organize …

Project Management

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

iPhoneography

Working Apple 1 sells for record price at German auction

One of only six remaining working examples of the Apple 1 computer has sold at an auction in Cologne, Germany for a record price. The winning bid was …

iOS 7 wants: Actionable notifications and push interface

Notification Center debuted in iOS 5 and began transforming Apple's old, unscalable, modal alert system into something less obtrusive and more …

Apple Airs Incredible New iPhone Ad: ‘Music Every Day’

- May 24, 2013<p>Following last month’s impressive “Photos Every Day” iPhone add, Apple has now begun airing a second at in the same series – only this …

How Apple’s iPhone Could Be Best Again

The iPhone 5 is the best mobile phone ever made, in my opinion. And the iOS platform has the best mobile apps.<p>Unfortunately, this doesn’t add up to the best phone experience anymore.<p>What Apple lacks is the best experience with using Internet-based services. And Apple will fall much further behind …

Siri Updated to Respond to Long Questions With Quotes on Brevity

Apple has quietly given Siri the ability to answer user responses with quotes, citing famous passages from notable people like William Strunk and Thomas Jefferson. First noticed by <i>iLounge</i>, the quotes are used when Siri is asked a question that is excessively long, tactfully reminding the user of …