Designer is bringing out new version of Jobs’ iconic mock turtleneck


Want to dress like Steve Jobs? It'll cost you $270 -- plus a pair of Levi's.
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Fashion designer Issey Miyake, the creator of Steve Jobs’ iconic mock turtleneck, has announced the launch of a new, very similar piece of attire — which will go on sale next month, priced at $270.

Although not exactly the same, the new creation — referred to as the Semi-Dull T — looks close enough to the now-discontinued original design to inspire a strong sense of déjà vu.

The evolution of iOS: From iPhone OS to iOS 11


Original iPhone running iOS 1
A lot has change since 2007.
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iPhone turns 10 The operating system that powers the iPhone has undergone radical changes since Apple launched the device 10 years ago.

As part of Cult of Mac’s collaboration with Wired UK to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, we took a look at the evolution of iOS, from a simple touchscreen operating system lacking key features into a true computing behemoth with more tools than any one user could possibly need.

iPhone 7 finally beaten in speed test against Android rival


iPhone 7 in hand
iPhone 7 isn't top dog anymore.
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Thanks to Apple’s engineering magic, the iPhone has long been outpacing its Android-powered rivals.

In real world speed tests, it can blaze past high-end competitors from the likes of Google, Samsung and LG, despite slower processors and less RAM.

But not anymore. We finally have an Android device that packs more power than the iPhone 7 — and that’s the OnePlus 5.

Make your Mac sound better than ever [Deals]


Boom 3D for Mac
This app can add a surprising level of depth to your common Mac speakers and headphones
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It’s a common joke to say that our Mac’s built-in speakers sound better than you’d expect. They actually don’t, but we do consume a lot of music on our Macs, and especially with Macbooks. Listening through built-in speakers or earpods can feel limiting as far as audio quality.

Qualcomm has the tech to put Touch ID in an iPhone display


Touch ID
Embedding Touch ID under the iPhone 8's display is one of the big rumors for this year's handset.
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Whether Apple will be able to deliver on the rumor that it will be embedding its Touch ID fingerprint sensor beneath the display of the iPhone 8 remains to be seen.

However, a new demo coming out of the currently-happening Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 demonstrates that it is indeed possible — with Qualcomm showing off ultrasonic technology that allows fingerprint unlocking even through OLED displays.

Today in Apple history: Mac LC 520 sets its sights on the classroom


LC 520
The face of classroom Macs a quarter century ago.
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June 28: Today in Apple history June 28, 1993: Apple ships the Macintosh LC 520, an “all-in-one” Mac targeted exclusively at the education market.

The first Macintosh to be shipped with a non-optional 2x CD-ROM drive, it’s designed to capitalize on schools’ multimedia requirements — a classroom Mac made especially for students in the decade of Nirvana, Bill Clinton and Pulp Fiction.

China’s black market can build an iPhone from scratch


iPhone black market China
China's black market looks like "an iPhone factory has thrown up all over itself."
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iPhone-turns-10-1You don’t have to visit a Foxconn factory to see an iPhone built from scratch.

Visit China’s black market and you’ll meet traders with the components, tools, and know-how to build you a working handset for a fraction of the price you would pay Apple. The whole process is complete by the time you’ve finished your coffee.

2017 App Store revenue crushes Apple’s entire 2007 earnings


App Store icon
With 2 million apps, the App Store is almost too big.
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