Twitter gives Apple an earful over removing earphone jack


AirPods and Siri are a match made in heaven.
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It didn’t take long before #jackoff was trending.

Soon after Apple announced the new iPhone 7 would be sans earphone jack, Twitter gave Tim Cook and company an earful. Despite months of speculation that Apple would move towards wireless audio, fans registered their anger on social media as if Apple had caught them by surprise.

New AirPods show Apple’s embrace of fantastic ‘wireless future’


"Siri, where did I leave my AirPods?"
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Ding-dong! The 3.5mm headphone jack is dead — but, boy, did we get some sweet new AirPods in return.

Unveiling new wireless AirPods at today’s Apple keynote, Phil Schiller described a “magical” new audio experience, and proclaimed that Apple is working toward a, “vision of how audio can be.”

And listening to him talk, it’s hard not to think he’s got a point!

Magnetic iPhone mount keeps you charged anywhere [Reviews]


This iPhone mount makes sure you never run out of juice again.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

While the iPhone 7 is rumored to have wireless charging, those of us who upgraded to the 6s are stuck without until the 7 launches this fall.

Xvida is here to save the day with its new modular mounting system with QI charging, launched today on Kickstarter.

And of course, Cult of Mac is here to show you everything you need to know with a handy video. Check it out below.

T-Mobile sprints into U.S. top 3 carrier spot


Sprint added new customers, but not enough to keep its bronze model from T-Mobile.
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T-Mobile is doing pretty hot lately, but it’s unfortunately at Sprint’s expense. While the latter carrier has been declining in market share for the past couple of years, it’s finally now in last place out of the four major U.S. wireless carriers. T-Mobile snatched the bronze model.

In the quarterly earnings call, Sprint said it had 57.7 million customers with a net gain of 675,000. T-Mobile, however, gained 2.1 million customers last quarter for a grand total of 58.9 million.