It’s no turkey: Fab Apple Store opens in Istanbul with exclusive AR exhibition

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Apple Bağdat Caddesi opens as Apple’s third retail location in Turkey, situated in Istanbul.
Apple Bağdat Caddesi opens as Apple’s third retail location in Turkey, situated in Istanbul.
Photo: Apple

Apple said its new Apple Bağdat Caddesi — its latest Apple Store — opens Friday in Istanbul, Turkey. It marks the Cupertino tech giant’s third retail location in the country. With the opening comes the debut of a special Today at Apple program and an exclusive augmented reality (AR) exhibition.

Charge all your gear with Hyper’s new 245W USB-C battery pack, GaN charger

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The HyperJuice GaN Charger delivers 245W of power across four USB-C ports.
The HyperJuice GaN Charger delivers 245W of power across four USB-C ports.
Photo: Hyper

Wish you could charge up all your gadgets at the same time? Hyper now offers the HyperJuice 245W USB-C Battery Pack and the HyperJuice 245W USB-C GaN Charger. Both feature four USB-C ports for your gear.

With either one, you can charge two laptops, a tablet and a smartphone at once. The battery pack is convenient on the go, too.

Anker rolls out 40W dual USB-C Nano Pro charger in four colors

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With two USB-C ports, you can charge your iPhone and iPad at full speed at the same time.
With two USB-C ports, you can charge your iPhone and iPad at full speed at the same time.
Photo: Anker

Anker keeps the new products coming. This week’s release of a new 40W Nano Pro charger follows last month’s release of 20W Nano Pro chargers. The new ones pack more juice but remain compact and come in the same array of colors. They also feature dual USB-C PD ports.

Twelve South’s PowerPic Mod picture frame juices up your devices

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Twelve South's PowerPic Mod Wireless Charger looks like an unassuming piece of decor.
Twelve South's PowerPic Mod Wireless Charger looks like an unassuming piece of decor.
Photo: Twelve South

Your iPhone charger doesn’t have to look like a charger when it’s off-duty. Twelve South launched its PowerPic Mod Wireless Charger on Wednesday. The Qi-enabled charging stand serves as a picture frame, with a detachable magnetic lucite frame that fits any 4 x 6 photo or graphic.

Blow your ears clean off with perfectly mounted desktop speakers [Setups]

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Ready, aim, fire! Get the perfect sound with mounted desktop speakers.
Ready, aim, fire! Get the perfect sound with mounted desktop speakers.
Photo: rovervogue@reddit.com

These days, you can find computers and monitors with pretty good speakers. Or you can set up a pair HomePod minis or some other nice little Bluetooth speakers for solid computer setup sound.

But some people aren’t happy unless they have massive audio power on the desktop, complete with perfectly positioned speaker stands for maximum balance and clarity — and all of their speakers’ impressive wattage pointed right at their face.

Apple TV+ Snoopy in Space season 2 trailer lifts off in search of life

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Astronaut Snoopy goes where no beagle has gone before.
Astronaut Snoopy goes where no beagle has gone before.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ released its trailer on Tuesday for season two of it Daytime-Emmy-nominated series Snoopy in Space. After the first season’s visits to the moon and the International Space Station, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang get ready for a journey across the universe in search of life.

Season 2 of Snoopy in Space premieres all 12 episodes on Friday, November 12, on Apple TV+.

Bidding on super-rare Chaffey College Apple-1 computer starts at $200,000

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Only six examples features the koa wood case.
Only six known examples features the koa wood case.
Photo: John Moran Auctioneers

As many Apple fans knows, the company’s first products was the Apple-1 personal computer, initially put together in a garage by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in 1976. Now one unit in their early run of 200, known as the “Chaffey College Apple-1” because its first owner taught there, is going up for auction November 9 with a starting bid of $200,000.

Charge iPhone and AirPods as you go with updated Power1 battery pack

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Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
Photo: AXS Technologies

AXS Technologies has rolled out a more modular design for its Power1 battery pack case for iPhone and AirPods, Cult of Mac first wrote about in 2019. It’s an interesting product because it will carry and charge both devices at the same time, right in your pocket.

Upgraded AirPods gain spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and more

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The new AirPods 3 are $179.
The new AirPods 3 are $179.
Photo: Apple

Apple Unleashed event bug Apple used part of its “Unleashed” event on Monday to announce a major refresh of it signature earbuds. The new third-generation AirPods feature spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and dynamic head tracking and come with a redesign that makes them look more like AirPods Pro (although without the silicone ear tips).

They won’t be Cupertino’s entry-level earbuds, though, as the company said AirPods 2 will remain in the lineup.

Last chance! All SwitchEasy iPhone 11 series phone cases are $8.99

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The SwitchEasy Starfield series is just one of seven iPhone 11 cases on sale for $8.99.
The SwitchEasy Starfield series is just one of seven iPhone 11 cases on sale for $8.99.
Photo: SwitchEasy

If you decided not to upgrade to the latest iPhone, you can still enjoy certain perks in life. When you have an older model, the accessories often drop in price after a new model arrives. Right now the Cult of Mac Store offers a flash sale in which all SwitchEasy iPhone 11 cases are just $8.99.

And it’s not just iPhone 11 cases. For the same low price, you can grab a nifty little wall charger and a sleek glass screen protector (see below).