iPad Pro X concept wows with edge-to-edge design


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A concept iPad Pro X drawing shows an all-screen design, dual cameras.
Photo: Martin Hajek

Here’s what an iPad Pro with an iPhone X-style, edge-to-edge display might look like. Concept designer Martin Hajek combined the rumored iOS tablet with the logo for Apple’s next developer conference. (That’s where we might get our first actual glimpse of the device.)

Fortnite beginner’s guide: How to dominate the year’s hottest game


Fortnite iPhone X
The true Battle Royale experience in your palm.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

You’re missing out on one of the greatest games to ever grace iOS if you’re not playing Fornite. It’s that good. And now you can dive in knowing all you need to know about getting started with battle royale.

Our beginner’s guide will teach you how to win games without Fortnite experience. You’ll learn which weapons are best for new starters, where to land if you want to stay alive longer, how to loot effectively, and more.

Get stuck in and start racking up those wins!

Apple Watch can detect serious heart problem


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The heart-rate monitor in the Apple Watch can also diagnose an irregular heartbeat.
Photo: Apple

Apple Watch can accurately detect atrial fibrillation, a serious heart condition that is a leading cause of stroke.

This advanced feature remains in testing. However, a new medical study offers proof that wearables can do far more than simply track fitness. In fact, they could actually keep the wearer alive.

Ad blitz will make listening to music on YouTube unbearable — on purpose


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A for-pay YouTube music service is in development, but free users have to be convinced to switch.
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Freeloaders who use YouTube as a cheap alternative to Apple Music should get ready to be annoyed. YouTube is about to intentionally irritate users who treat the video site as a jukebox by increasing ads between songs.

The goal? Driving subscriptions to an as-yet-unannounced paid YouTube music service.

How to stop Facebook tracking your location


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Facebook wants to know everything about you… Even where you've been.
Photo: CC Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Your iPhone probably knows more about you than your husband or wife. It knows what websites you visit, and who’s in your VIP contact list. It knows your credit card numbers, and it knows what apps you like to read with your morning coffee. And it also knows where you are, at all times, and even what direction you’re moving in.

Apps like Facebook love to drain as much of this information as they can, but thanks to Apple’s privacy-first policy of giving control to you, the user, it’s easy to deny any app access to this sensitive data. Today we’ll see how to stop Facebook, or any other app, from tracking your location.

Save big on a brand-new iMac [Deals & Steals]


Get this entry-level iMac for $200 off!
Photo: Apple

In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we found brand-new iMacs for $200 off. In addition, today’s frenzy of frugality yields the stylish Master & Dynamic MH30 On-Ear Headphones for half off, a Nintendo Switch Pro controller for $10 off, and the amazingly comfortable Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones for $50 off.

Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, deals are picked strictly on their potential value to our readers.

Proposed E.U. laws crack down on tax-avoiding tech giants


Europe has been pushing for tech giants to pay their share.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The European Commission wants tech giants like Apple and other “digital businesses” to pay their fair share of taxes, and it’s announced new proposals to help implement this.

As previously suggested by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, the proposed rules mean that companies would have to pay taxes throughout the EU, and not just in the location of the European headquarters.

Just 5 U.S. companies beat Apple at hiring game


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LinkedIn based its observations on data from its 546 million+ users around the world.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

According to LinkedIn, Apple is the sixth most sought-after employer among jobseekers (or potential jobseekers) in the United States.

That’s pretty darn good, but it still leaves six companies people would rather work for. All tech giants, these include Amazon (in first place), Alphabet, Facebook, Salesforce and Tesla. The numbers are based on data from LinkedIn users across the U.S.