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Apple in 2017: A year of epic proportions

2017 was a pretty damn good year for the world’s most profitable tech company. Apple did much more than rake in more cash than any company this year. Cupertino also pushed out its most impressive product lineup ever, laid the groundwork for the future of augmented reality, moved into a new spaceship campus, battled other […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The best apps to help make your New Year’s resolutions come true

As the clock ticks down to 2018, many folks’ minds turn to the question of New Year’s resolutions, and all the ways that we’re going to better ourselves over the next twelve months. Well, look no further than this list when it comes to the apps that will assist you on your quest. Whatever your […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Start the new year by learning to code iPhone apps [Deals]

iOS 11 has become the new standard when it comes to design-focused operating systems. With every update, comes more fun, intuitive, and functional features. Learning to code for the iPhone isn’t as daunting as you think, practice makes perfect. The Pay What You Want The Complete iOS 11 Developer Bundle includes four courses (starter, bronze, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: Pirate app service Hackulous shuts down

December 31, 2012: App piracy hub Hackulous shuts down, bringing an end to two of its most popular apps, Installous and AppSync. The jailbreak tool Installous allowed users to install “cracked” or pirated apps on their iOS devices, thereby avoiding paying purchase fees to Apple or developers. After the shutdown, a message on the Hackulous […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Top Five Budget Handsets of 2017

Not everyone has the means or the desire to spend $1000 on a smartphone. There's good news: phone makers spent 2017 shoring up their ranks of budget-friendly devices, which now offer an incredible amount of performance for the dollar. These are the top five sub-$200 handsets of the year. Source: phonescoop

Top tech trends of 2017

2017 was an exciting year for consumer technology. It brought us big advancements in areas like machine learning and biometric security, as well as a big boost for augmented reality, and some not-so-satisfying changes to smartphone price tags. Here are the top technology trends of 2017. $1,000 smartphones The price of flagship smartphones jumped sharply […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: Microsoft hits the height of its power

December 30, 1999: Microsoft hits the height of its 1990s dominance and begins its early-2000s decline, clearing a gap at the top for Apple. After hitting its all-time high of $53.60, Microsoft stock starts to fall. Less than a year later, Microsoft shares fall more than 60 percent in value to $20. A decade of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Lowers Battery Replacement Cost to $29 Immediately

Apple made $29 replacement batteries available to owners of older iPhones effective starting today. The drop, announced earlier this week, was originally slated to go into effect in late January. "We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away," said Apple in a statement provided to Axios. "Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited." Apple…

Use a VPN to guard your online life, for life [Deals]

When you go online, you’re opening yourself up to being spied on, having your identity stolen, or being blocked by location restrictions. Sorry to be a bummer, but those are the facts. So, using a VPN is essential. And this deal on VPN Unlimited is one of our best of 2017. It’s an easy and […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Every single product Apple rolled out in 2017

2017 was a killer year for new Apple products — and it’s not all because of the iPhone X. Apple’s design team spun out updates in nearly every single category while also popping out a few all-new products. The Mac Pro and Mac mini were pretty much the only machines that got no love from […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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