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Apple self-driving cars are far safer than Google’s

A car designed to test Apple’s autonomous driving system was involved in an accident on Monday, but a human was driving at the time. This is only the second such crash on record. Compare that to Waymo/Google, who has had 38 traffic incidents going back to 2014. Apple self-driving cars are quite safe The description […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 100 series is a smash hit

October 21, 1991: Apple launches its PowerBook 100 series, a pivotal laptop that becomes one of the most important tech gadgets of all time. These devices almost single-handedly turned notebook computers into a mainstream technology. Apple’s subsequent success in this category — whether it’s the current MacBooks or even the rise of mobile devices like […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Logitech Crayon makes iPad learning more fun [Review]

iPad is a great educational tool, no matter the age of the student. But some children are too young for a keyboard. That’s where the Logitech Crayon comes in. It’s a digital pencil designed for students to write and draw on the 9.7-inch iPad released this spring. We put this educational accessory to the test.  […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Cult of Mac Magazine: Meet the hardware hacker who built an iPhone from scratch

Millions watched Scotty Allen build an iPhone from parts mined from Chinese electronics markets. While he loves the wild enthusiasm his iPhone-hacking videos spark, he says his Strange Parts series is really a “travel show for geeks.” You’ll find his inspiring story and much more in this week’s issue of our magazine. It’s free and […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Today in Apple history: iMac goes big with 27-inch display

October 20, 2009: Apple goes big with its iMac redesign, introducing the first 27-inch all-in-one Mac. The aluminum unibody design looks so good that the iMac will remain virtually unchanged for years. While we’re used to it today, the 2009 iMac’s 27-inch display and 16:9 aspect ratio seemed opulent at the time. It even struck […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

This minimal laptop stand takes a play from Apple’s design playbook [Deals]

A laptop stand is probably one of the few laptop accessories with the highest ROI. Ergonomically speaking, a laptop helps users alleviate neck and back pain from having to hunch over while laptop usage. In addition, users are more productive since the laptop sits at a similar height to a secondary display monitor. Rain Design’s […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Verizon Removes SIM Lock from Pixel 3 Phones

Verizon Wireless has removed the SIM lock from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Some users had noticed the phone was locked before being activated on the network, something Verizon began doing earlier this year to deter theft. "At launch, there was an update related to an automatic overnight unlock on Pixel 3s, which also showed up on phones sold in Best Buy stores," explained Verizon to Droid-Life via…

Review: Samsung Galaxy A6 for Sprint

The Galaxy A6 from Samsung finds a good spot in the middle of Sprint's lineup. This affordable Android phone features a metal chassis, a pair of capable 16-megapixel cameras, and Samsung's Infinity Display. It looks and acts like a flagship at half the cost. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth review. Source: phonescoop

Google May Charge Android Device Makers Up to $40 for Apps

Google is prepared to charge its hardware partners a steep price for access to Google Apps. The company is prepared to tack on a fee ranging between $2.50 and $40 for each device, reports Reuters, with the average hovering around $20. Device size, screen resolution, and the country in which the device is sold are determining factors. Google says it is doing this to make up for revenue it will…

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