How to add time limits for apps in iOS 12 Screen Time

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iOS 12 lets you avoid the temptations of your computer screen.
iOS 12 lets you avoid the temptations of your beautiful screen.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

If you’re running the iOS 12 beta, you may have taken a peek at Screen Time, tried to work it out, then given up and gone elsewhere to try out some other of the update’s awesome new features. I know I did. But even in its currently-confusing state, Screen Time — Apple’s new feature for monitoring and limiting how you spend time on your iPhone and iPad — is pretty neat. Today we’ll avoid the tricky parts and take a look at setting limits for individual apps.

Apple plans store in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic Tower Theater

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The Tower Theater will be the home of the first LA Apple Store in the Downtown district.
The 91-year-old Tower Theater will be the home of the first LA Apple Store in the Downtown district.
Photo: Steve Minor/Flickr

There are multiple Apple Stores in the Los Angeles Area, but not one in the Downtown district. That’s apparently just about to change.

The iPhone maker has plans to put an Apple Store in the historic Tower Theater on S. Broadway.

Protect your iPhone X without concealing it

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Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
Unlike standard TPU cases, the MNML iPhone X case stays completely transparent.
Photo: MNML Case

iOS 12 public beta 3 is now out for everyone

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Photos app
The new and improved Photos app on iOS 12.
Photo: Apple

Fresh on heels of the yesterday’s release of iOS 12 beta 4, Apple has come out with a new public beta for iOS 12.

iOS 12 public beta 3 is available to all members of Apple’s public beta testing program, along with the third public beta of tvOS 12. The new updates contain a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

These eye-catching iPhone photos win top contest honors

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Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya. Shot with iPhone 7.
Photo: Jashim Salam

Behold the possibilities of what could happen when you take your iPhone out of your pocket to make a picture.

Below is the ultimate camera roll, the first place award-winning pictures from the 11th iPhone Photography Awards, announced today in New York City.

Organize your Apple accessories, Japanese-style [Deals]

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Instead of just shoving your Apple extras into a drawer or pocket, keep them in this sleek, modular, Japanese-inspired organizer.
Instead of just shoving your Apple extras into a drawer or pocket, keep them in this sleek, modular, Japanese-inspired organizer.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Cupertino has a reputation for painstaking design. That’s as true of its charging bricks and watch straps as it is of the company’s mobile devices and computers. When it comes to packing all these accessories, making sure they are organized and protected can be a nightmare.

Gig on the go with Roland’s awesome iPhone mixer

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The new Roland Go Mixer Pro
The new Roland Go Mixer Pro
Photo: Roland

Remember the Roland Go Mixer? The little pocket-size audio mixer that hooks up to your iPhone via its Lightning port, and lets you record a whole band at once? I do, although God knows I’ve tried to forget it. What looked like a promising product turned out to be missing basic functionality. Now, though, Roland has introduced the Go Mixer Pro, and it looks like it fixes everything from the original Go, and more.

Beware serious thermal throttling with new Core i9 MacBook Pro

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The Core i9 can’t reach the clock speeds you expect.
Photo: Apple

If you’re coughing up crazy amounts of cash for a new MacBook Pro with Intel’s latest Core i9 processor, there’s something you should be aware of.

Early tests have revealed that the chip suffers severe thermal throttling under heavy loads, which dramatically reduces its clock speed and performance.

Cheaper models with Core i5 and Core i7 chips don’t seem to have the same problem.

Venmo privacy flaw reveals users’ sensitive info

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The website Public by Default highlights the weak privacy of Venmo.
The website Public by Default highlights the weak privacy of Venmo.
Photo: Hang Do Thi Duc

Companies don’t always succeed at keeping user data private, but Venmo doesn’t even seem to be trying. This service that allows users to make payments to individuals or merchants has the privacy for transactions set to public by default. 

A researcher found that with very little effort she could track the purchases made by most of the 7 million active Venmo users. That includes everyone who installed Venmo from the App Store.

Walmart plans to take on Netflix with its own streaming service

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Netflix and Apple could soon be competing with Walmart
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Netflix and HBO might be getting some fresh competition soon and we’re not talking about Apple’s growing TV streaming ambitions.

Walmart is supposedly planning to get into the streaming game and it hopes to beat the competition by making the cheapest priced TV streaming service available.