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Get the macOS 10.13.4 update that fixes security flaws

Several weeks after the release of macOS 10.13.4, today came a security update that patches some holes in this High Sierra version. This isn’t so critical that it has to be installed right now, but Apple says “This update is recommended for all macOS High Sierra users.” There’re also security fixes for Safari 11.1, which was […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple’s $16 billion tax trial will finally kick off this fall

A court case to determine if Apple owes the European Union about €13 billion will kick off in about six months.  The trial will determine if Ireland gave Apple illegal tax incentives. The two are actually appealing a decision by the European Commission made in 2016 that Ireland is effectively a tax haven. The EU is […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

How to download all your old Instagram photos and videos

Pulling your photos off of Instagram just got a lot easier. Instagram revealed today that it is finally starting to roll out a new tool that lets any Instagram user retrieve all of the photos, videos, comments, likes and other data stored on Instagram’s servers. Get your data by following these steps: 1. Go to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Instagram Makes It Easier to Upload Multiple Photos to Your Story at Once

Instagram today improved the way its mobile app handles story uploads. The latest version of Instagram makes it possible to upload up to 10 photos or videos from your gallery at a time. Users can select each individual photo to make changes, apply stickers, and perform edits. Once done preparing the pix or vids, the group can be uploaded all at once rather than separately. The media are added to…

Spotify Improves Free Offering In Order to Convince You to Pay

Spotify today raised the volume on a change to its free service offering that takes advantage of machine learning to recommend tunes to music fans as they listen. The changes apply mostly to the mobile app. When customers first sign up for Spotify, they will be asked to name their favorite artists so Spotify's machine learning algorithms can begin to churn out recommendations. Spotify's free listeners will gain access to…

Apple throws shade at Android in hilarious iPhone ads

Apple is back with a new set of ads aiming to get Android users to switch to iPhone. The two new ads showcase Portrait Mode and Portrait Lightning on the newest iPhones, while also bragging about the App Store’s security compared to Google Play. Watch them both: App Store Portrait Mode The iPhone X and […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Lay your head on these plush Apple apps

Two Apple geeks were dating during Christmas 2007 when the young man of this story, Roberto Hoyos, made his girlfriend hand-sewn pillows that looked like Mac desktop icons. A picture of the finished pillows went viral and orders began to flood Hoyos’ inbox. To meet the sudden demand, he started the company, Throwboy. To celebrate […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The best wireless chargers for your iPhone 8 and X

Wireless chargers let you drop your iPhone X or 8 down onto a mat, walk away, and when you come back later, the battery is nice and full. It's so easy. Here are the best and worst wireless chargers for iPhone 8 and X. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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