Apple’s ARKit takes center stage in this week’s “Awesome Apps” roundup — with two impressive demos of iOS 11’s new augmented reality platform that, hopefully, will help convince you that AR is every bit as revolutionary as Tim Cook thinks it is.
In addition, we’ve picked a great open world universe game that’s sure to go down as one of the year’s best iOS titles, and a new entry in a beloved series of legal games (yes, really!). Check out our choices below.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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There’s no denying it — the new iPhones look amazing. So it’s no surprise if you’re already plotting how to get one. But with any new device comes the challenge of moving the important stuff from your old one.