Morphite, Ikea Place, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Dodge the Craigslist creeps with a burner phone number [Deals]

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Whether it's for avoiding clingy Tinder dates or staying safe from shady Craigslist sellers, having a second phone number is handy.
Whether it's for avoiding clingy Tinder dates or staying safe from shady Craigslist sellers, having a second phone number is handy.
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There are lots of reasons you might want to have a secondary phone number. Maybe you’re dealing with a shady Craigslist seller. Or a clingy Tinder match, or just need to separate your personal and business contacts. Thankfully, it doesn’t take opening up a whole new phone contract.

Today in Apple history: Apple battles Eminem in court

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Will the real rights holder please stand up!
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September 24 Today in Apple history September 24, 2009: Apple lawyers head to court to defend itself against rapper Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style.

The lawsuit alleges that Apple unlawfully sold 93 of Eminem’s songs on the iTunes Music Store. This is the second time Apple finds itself on the opposite side of a courtroom from Eminem. A previous lawsuit involved improper use of Eminem’s hit single “Lose Yourself” in an iTunes ad.

Teach your kids healthy digital habits [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best new deals include an app for keeping kids on the straight and narrow online, and lots more.
This week's best new deals include an app for keeping kids on the straight and narrow online, and lots more.
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Fall is about to drop, and with the new season comes a bunch of great new deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got a sleek 6-port USB-C hub and a lifetime subscription to Sticky Password. Additionally, we’ve got an amazing glowing guitar instruction tool, and an app for teaching kids more healthy online habits. Everything’s on sale at big discounts, read on for more details:

iPhone 8 and Apple Watch 3 reviews are in, this week on The CultCast

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Reviewers are raving about iPhone 8.

This week on The CultCast: iPhone 8 reviews are in! We’ll tell you what everyone loves about the 8, and why you should get one over the X (but probably won’t). Plus: We round up reviews for Apple Watch series 3, and argue over which model is best. And stick around for what we don’t like about iPhone X; Apple’s A11 chip hits a surprising benchmark; tests show iPhone 8 wireless charging is abysmally slow; Apple quietly hikes their iDevice prices; and we’ll tell you all the best AR apps you need to try.

Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values

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Cupertino sums up "Apple Values" in an exuberant document.
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Sep 23 Today in Apple history September 23, 1981: Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should be a “force for good” in the world, Cupertino lays out what it calls its “Apple Values.”

Despite being written 35 years ago, the values Apple viewed as being crucial to its brand remain relevant today. They demonstrate that Apple always has been a company that’s about more than just selling computers.

Trade in your old Apple Watch. We pay the highest prices

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Cult of Mac will buy your old Apple Watch, and we pay top dollar.
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If you just got a new Apple Watch Series 3 (or are about to), you should think about trading in your old watch.

Cult of Mac has a popular gadget buyback program that pays more for used Apple Watches than competing trade-in services, and it’s a lot easier and safer than Craigslist or eBay.

Best iPhone X and iPhone 8 camera accessories

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The new iPhone 8 and X cameras are incredible. These accessories make them even better.
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The iPhone’s camera is good enough that it can be most people’s only camera — including professional photographers. The iPhone is a multi-purpose computer, though, not just a camera, so it can sometimes do with a little help when it comes to ergonomics, or to adding a little extra reach with a telephoto lens. These are the iPhone 8 camera gizmos you should buy:

This transfer app moves iOS and Android data to iPhone

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AnyTrans makes getting your old data onto your new iPhone a snap.
AnyTrans makes getting your old data onto your new iPhone a snap.
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