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Serious GasBuddy bug locks up iPhones

Avoid using the latest version of the GasBuddy app on your iPhone. The developer admits it is causing problems and has temporarily withdrawn it from the App Store until a fix can be released. GasBuddy lists crowdsourced gasoline prices. It’s free and useful enough to make our list of 50 essential iOS apps. GasBuddy, LLC […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Muse used iPad artist for spacey cover of new album

Too many people assume that it takes a MacBook Pro or something similar to create serious digital art, while an iPad is more of a toy. The best response to that is a new video showing album artwork for Muse’s new Simulation Theory album being created with an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil. Kyle […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Echo sells better but HomePod sells smarter

Amazon’s line up of Echo speakers accounts for 63 percent of all smart speakers in use, while Apple’s late-to-market offering, the HomePod, has just a 4 percent share of the market. While the results of a quarterly consumer survey, published today in a report by Strategy Analytics, seem daunting for Apple, the numbers reflect only […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

New iPads are coming! Sell your old one now

Apple has finally confirmed a big event for October 30, where we expect to get our first glimpse at its new iPad Pro lineup. It’s likely they will be available to pre-order on Friday, November 2, so how will you pay for yours? Start by selling your old model to Cult of Mac! The new iPad […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Rolls Out New iOS, WatchOS Beta Builds for Developers

Apple today made iOS 12.1 beta 5 and watchOS 5.1 beta 5 available to developers. These new betas further tweak the code and clean up bugs. One of the biggest additions to iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 will be support for more emoji. Apple is planning to add some 70 new characters, based on Unicode 11, to its platform. These emoji will brings new representation for people with options for…

Google's GBoard App Gains Floating Keyboard

Google has updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android devices and given people the freedom to move it around. Tapping on the ">" button in the conjures up a menu box with the option to unmoor the keyboard from the bottom of the screen. A small tab allows users to move the keyboard around as they wish. The keyboard can be resized, as well, allowing users to see more content…

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

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