iPhone vs Android could be ruining your dating life


50% of women say old phones are a turn off.
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Do you find it hard to score a date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash.

A recent survey of U.S. singles found that 70% of people who are eligible would date someone with an iPhone over an Android. Many of those surveyed stated that the iPhone is more sophisticated and high-quality option, while Samsung puts off the wrong vibe.

9 things you didn’t know about Apple’s new Seattle store


A look inside Apple's new store.
The Seattle store focuses on education.
Photo: Steve Ringman/Seattle Times

Chamfered edges. Hidden gardens. Bathroom secrets. Apple’s new Seattle store has it all, according to The CultCast host Erfon Elijah.

He recently made a journey to the new store and was blown away by the features that make it a place you want to hang out in. Be ready to be impressed with his video tour!

iPhone gains on Android in U.S. smartphone activations


Apple and Samsung are the only ones dominating the market.
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Apple gained ground on its Android competition in the U.S. last quarter when it comes to smartphone activations.

The iPhone accounted for 36 percent of total smartphone activations from April to June, an increase from 30 percent from the same quarter last year. Best of all, Apple’s gains meant Samsung lost market share.

Pocket-sized breath analyzer promises to hack your metabolism


Lumen is a breath analyzer that tells if you're burning fat or carbs.
Photo: Lumen

Figuring out the perfect weight-loss diet might soon become as easy as breathing into a tiny breath analyzer.

Lumen, a digital health and wellness company, revealed its debut product that connects a pocket-sized breathalyzer to your iPhone to see measure your metabolism. The app delivers personalized workouts and meal plans to help you drop pounds in a sustainable way.

Check it out in action:

Apple seeds iOS 12 beta 4 to developers


Photos app
The new and improved Photos app on iOS 12.
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A fresh new version of iOS 12 is waiting for developers to download, bringing with it a fresh batch of fixes and some UI tweaks.

Apple released iOS 12 beta 4 this morning for both iPhone and iPad. The update arrived exactly two weeks after Apple dropped the last beta, which added more detailed Map data along with other improvements.

Apple seeds fourth macOS Mojave beta to developers


macOs Mojave
macOS Mojave's dynamic wallpapers are gorgeous.
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The fourth beta of macOS Mojave is already here after Apple seeded a new update of the upcoming Mac update to developers this morning.

macOS Mojave is the first of Apple’s big 2018 software updates to get a fourth beta build. The company came out with iOS 12 beta 3 and macOS Mojave beta 3 less than two weeks ago, but some fresh fixes for the Mojave build is already here.

Samsung plans to copy 2018 iPhone lineup with three Galaxy S10 sizes


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The 2018 iPhone lineup could be prettier than ever.
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Samsung apparently plans to follow copy Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup by releasing three different sized phones when it comes out with the Galaxy S10.

Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sent out a new report on Samsung’s plans and revealed that the company’s new Android smartphones will also come with a feature Apple gave up on.

Learn to code on iOS with awesome perks — for a price


This is a great opportunity to add the super marketable skill of coding to your resume.
Lambda School's coding academy sounds almost too good to be true.
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A Silicon Valley is offering wannabe coders the opportunity to get a free MacBook and free housing while taking their 30-week iOS coding course.

Of course, there’s a bit of a catch with the offer. Lambda School CEO Austen Allred revealed his school’s amazing offer along with the stipulation that if you do find a job and start earning over $50k a year, you have to pay the school back.