Jony Ive isn’t leaving Apple any time soon


"Will design for food."
Photo: Apple

Apple design boss Jony Ive says he’s got plenty left to do at Apple that will keep him there for the foreseeable future.

Making an appearance at Wired’s 25th-anniversary party at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, Jony Ive was interviewed on stage by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. Ive was asked if he plans to move onto something else, like sailing the sea his yacht, to which Ive emphatically replied that he still has work to do.

How to get a lock-screen weather forecast every morning


Watch out! Here comes some weather
Watch out! Here comes some weather
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

How would you like to have the day’s weather forecast show up on your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen every morning? Every morning, after a peaceful alarm rouses you gently from your slumber, you can look at your iPhone and see how the day’s weather will unfold. And this is all built-in, no third-party apps or hacks required. You just have to know how to switch on lock screen weather.

iOS 12.1 gets fourth beta, along with macOS, tvOS and watchOS


Now the public can try out the new betas, too.
iOS 12.1 beta 4 is just one of the pre-release versions Apple released to developers today, covering a range of devices.
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Apple has settled into a steady pace of seeding to developers betas of all its operating systems. Near the beginning of each week, expect updated pre-release versions of iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1. Today is the fourth round.

These include some hotly-anticipated features, but leave Apple Watch Series 4 users up on the air.

The first 2019 iPhone rumors are already here


iPhone notch
Is it time for Apple to rebrand the iPhone?
Photo: Antonio De Rosa

The full 2018 iPhone lineup isn’t even on sale yet but new rumors are already coming out about next years models.

One of the best Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo, just sent out a new report to investors with some details about the 2019 iPhone lineup. The good news is if you like big phones, not much is going to change.

Revived Palm phone hopes to become an iPhone companion


The new Palm is palm sized.
The new Palm is far smaller and simpler than an iPhone, and that's by design.
Photo: Palm

Remember the Palm Pilot? This iconic gadget of the 1990s has returned, sort of. 

At a time when iPhone and its rivals have become big and powerful, Palm will be a small, simple smartphone that doesn’t demand as much attention.

Get $500 off MacBooks, $100 off iPad mini 4 [Deals & Steals]


Is it time to say goodbye to Apple's most portable tablet?
The iPad mini 4 is still a great tablet. Especially with $100 off!
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Best Buy is running another big Apple event with big discounts off a whole host of the latest devices. You can save up to $500 on select MacBook Pro models, and $100 on the iPad mini 4. That’s just a couple of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup.

We also have $100 off the terrific Beats Pill+ speaker, $40 off the Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, and more. Plus, you can still pick up a SanDisk iXpand flash drive for iOS for under $25.

This Siri Shortcut lets you ditch Google Maps for Apple Maps


Apple Maps shortcut
No amount of force-touching will open this in Apple Maps.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

If you click a Google Maps link on your iPhone, it either opens in the Google Maps app or — if the app isn’t installed — it opens Google Maps in Safari. But what if you prefer to have that link open in Apple Maps? To good news is tat it’s an easy fix, using iOS 12’s new Shortcuts app. Let’s see this cool Apple Maps shortcut.

Adobe’s Project Gemini enhances iPad drawing and painting


Project Gemini
Project Gemini aims to perfect the mobile drawing and painting experience.
Photo: Adobe

Adobe is developing new drawing and painting software for illustrators with a next-generation program called Project Gemini.

The announcement came with a pun – “we went back to the drawing board” – but artists likely received the words with relief as opposed to an eye roll.

Firmware update adds AirPlay 2 support to Libratone ZIPP speakers


WWDC 2017 AirPlay 2 device makers
Craig Federighi highlights speaker makers adding AirPlay 2 support at WWDC 2017
Photo: Apple

At WWDC 2017, Apple announced speaker support for the Home app, powered by an update to AirPlay. While introducing Airplay 2, they highlighted several speaker makers that would add support for the new protocol. Nearly a year later, iOS 11.4 finally launched with support for the updated wireless audio protocol.

As of today – 4 months after becoming available in iOS – speaker manufacturer Libratone has made good on their AirPlay 2 promise.

Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad


Photoshop on iPad
Full Photoshop will be available for iPad in 2019.
Screenshot: Adobe/YouTube

Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to iPad in 2019 and in its announcement this morning, it placed emphasis on one word: real as in real Photoshop.

Photoshop on iPad will have all the might of the desktop version but with the pencil and touch workflow of the tablet. The work will automatically and seamlessly sync to the desktop.