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Apple updates iWork suite for iOS 11

Apple has pushed updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on iPad and iPhone, updating its iWork apps to work with iOS 11. The apps now have full support for drag-and-drop, as well as giving us a glimpse of how the new iOS 11 file manager — named Files — works inside other apps. Let’s look at the …

Apps

Today in Apple history: The first portable Macintosh arrives

<b>September 20, 1989:</b> Apple releases the Macintosh Portable, its pre-PowerBook attempt at introducing the world to a battery-powered Mac you could take on the move.<p>At a time when Tim Burton’s <i>Batman</i> is flying high in theaters, and Madonna is shocking audiences at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards, this …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple VP slams Trump’s EPA over lack of transparency

Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has criticized the Trump administration for hurting the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson worked as an administrator for the EPA during the first term of President Obama’s presidency, prior to taking her current job at …

Transparency

Everything you need to know about iOS 11

Over the past two months, <i>Cult of Mac</i> scoured the iOS 11 betas to collect tips and tricks for Apple’s latest mobile operating system. We’ve covered everything, from the iPad’s amazing new Dock and Drag-and-Drop to the iPhone’s new lifesaving Do Not Disturb While Driving.<p>We’ve created this iOS 11 …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Pro photographer shoots India with just the iPhone 8 Plus

Travel photographer Austin Mann calls the iPhone 8 Plus a marshmallow.<p>More on that later, but as he travels through India shooting with the Apple handset, he is finding the camera and software upgrades to be pretty sweet.<p>Mann is one of the photographers Apple likes to use for testing the camera and …

IPhone 8

These earbuds will outlast you at the gym [Deals]

Getting to the gym is tough enough. Once you get there, it’s a whole new struggle just to keep yourself focused and pushing through your limits. Music can be a big help, but that means it can be a big bummer when your earbuds go out.<p>TREBLAB’s XR500 offer a way to avoid that deflating moment. …

Tech Trends

Apple Watch 3 reviews: LTE is big, but battery life suffers

Early reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3 are now dropping ahead of its official debut on Friday, September 22. If you’re still in two minds about whether you should upgrade, they should help you make that all-important decision.<p>The general consensus is that LTE is a great addition to Apple’s …

Smartwatches

Apple teams up with Microsoft to fix iOS 11 Mail issues

Apple has confirmed that it is working closely with Microsoft to resolve an issue with Mail syncing in iOS 11.<p>Some users have discovered that they are unable to send emails using their Exchange or Outlook accounts since updating their devices. Apple promises a fix will be available in a future iOS …

IOS 11

iOS 11 Notes app finally lets you search notes when you save

Apple’s Notes app got a few headline updates in the iOS 11 section of the 2017 WWDC Keynote — in-line sketches and handwriting recognition for example — but there’s another tiny tweak that might be an even bigger deal than those two. Now, when you use the Share arrow to send a URL, snippet of text, …

Apps

How to make iOS 11 share JPGs instead of HEIC photos

iMazing, the folks behind the iMazing iPhone management app for the Mac, has come up with a new tool to convert HEIC images to JPGs. Most people will not need this, but in case you do, <i>iMazing HEIC Converter</i> is both free, and handy to have around.<p>iMazing HEIC Converter<p>In iOS 11, the iPhone camera …

Fix iOS 11 update issues & recover lost iOS data

<i>This post is brought to you by iMobie, maker of PhoneRescue.</i><p>Today, iOS 11 launches at long last. It’s been hyped as one of the biggest updates yet, setting a new standard for Apple’s mobile operating system. There’s a new Dock, multitasking tools, drag-and-drop features, the ability to pay friends …

IOS 11

The best ARKit apps to try on iPhone and iPad

The first wave of ARKit-powered apps is crashing into the App Store this week to change the way you use your iPhone.<p>With iOS 11, Apple has turned the iPhone and iPad into the world’s biggest augmented reality platform and some of the first offerings from developers are pretty mindblowing. You’ll …

Apps

Find and delete storage-hogging iMessage chats in iOS 11

Maybe, if you opt for one of the new 512GB iPads, you won’t have to worry about storage space. But for everyone else, iOS 11 has you covered. Now, under a new section in settings, you can whittle down the storage used by the iMessage app, weeding out old conversations, revealing oversized …

Apps

Apple’s whimsical ads welcome users to the new App Store

Big changes have been made to the App Store with the release of iOS 11 and Apple is ready to help users get acclimated in its latest series of ads.<p>The company published four new videos that showcase some of the new features. iOS 11 users will immediately notice the layout of the store is completely …

Apps

Manufacturing problems mean final iPhone X production hasn’t started yet

The iPhone X may be Apple’s most exciting iPhone refresh in years, but it’s causing the company no end of production issues. According to a new report, the iPhone X has run into more late stage manufacturing problems, causing an additional “incremental” delay for shipping.<p>The result? Final …

IPhone X

Qualcomm suffers double defeat in fight against Apple

Qualcomm has suffered a blow in its patent royalty battle with Apple after losing two hearings.<p>The first hearing means that Qualcomm cannot force Apple’s manufacturing partners to make royalty payments before the total quantity of royalties are settled. The second means that it cannot stop Apple …

Today in Apple history: Google comes out of beta

<b>September 21, 1999:</b> A little startup called Google comes out of beta, with the launch of a website that will let the general public easily search the internet for information.<p>To Apple, which is embracing the internet with its twin iMac G3 and iBook products, Google seems like the perfect ally. …

Sergey Brin

Apple promises Dolby Atmos is coming to Apple TV 4K

Apple’s new Apple TV 4K set-top box doesn’t currently support Dolby Atmos surround sound, an early review reveals. However, this is something Apple plans to add in a future update.<p>Atmos, along with competitor DTS:X, are next generation surround sound formats, referred to in the industry as …

Smart TV

You can now download bigger iOS apps over cellular

Apple has finally increased the cellular download limit for iOS apps.<p>Following the release of iOS 11, you can now download titles up to 150 MB in size without a Wi-Fi connection. That’s still not enough for many apps and games, but it is a step in the right direction.<p>When Apple first introduced the …

Apps

Apple TV 4K reviews: A super-sharp step in the right direction

Embargoed reviews of the new Apple TV 4K have lifted, and the feedback is… pretty good. With an emphasis on the “pretty,” thanks to the Apple TV’s newfound 4K viewing capabilities.<p>That’s not to say things are perfect, though.<p>Powerful, with stunning 4K<p>While the exterior of the device hasn’t changed …

Smart TV

3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch has come a long way from the first model. With each update, Apple adds important missing ingredients, like GPS, a faster processor, cellular and an altimeter.<p>So has Apple Watch finally reached its true potential? Cupertino certainly thinks so. Apple COO Jeff Williams described …

Smartwatches

iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders have shipped

Apple has begun shipping early orders for iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.<p>All three devices make their official debut tomorrow, September 22 — one week after they were made available to pre-order. If you haven’t already claimed yours, you’ll now have to wait at least three weeks for …

IPhone 8

Angela Ahrendts named one of world’s most powerful women

Apple’s boss of retail is finally getting some recognition for her large role at the world’s most powerful tech company.<p>In its latest rankings of the most powerful women in business, Fortune has placed Angela Ahrendts in the top 20 of influencers, raising her up one spot from last year and putting …

Angela Ahrendts

Safari 11 privacy feature gets advertisers fuming

Apple is out to “sabotage the economic model of the internet” as it protects users from shady tracking while browsing the internet, according to several organizations representing digital advertisers.<p>Six different digital ad and marketing trade associations recently signed and sent an open letter …

Digital Advertising

Turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope [Deals]

It’s a great big old world out there, but let’s face it there are enough photos of the Eiffel Tower. Meanwhile, there’s an entire universe in every park, garden, or living room at the small scale. Unfortunately, your iPhone isn’t really equipped to photograph it.<p>That might explain why the Blips …

Mobile Photography

How to record your iPhone screen in iOS 11

Recording your iPhone screen used to be a hassle. If you wanted to capture iOS gameplay, or make a funny or informative GIF of on-screen action, you needed to download a third-party app or connect your device to a computer.<p>Those days are over: With iOS 11, Apple baked in sweet functionality that …

IOS 11

Perfect Intervals: 4th, 5th & the Octave - Global Guitar Network

The distance between two notes is called an Interval. There are twelve notes in the chromatic scale which creates twelve possible intervals.<p>Let’s …