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Monday, February 27, 2017
  

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial-recognition company

How facial recognition could work on a future iPhone.Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac Apple has reportedly acquired RealFace, an Israeli startup that developed facial-recognition technology for user authentication. ...

macOS 10.12.4 beta 3 arrives for devs and public testers

Grab the new macOS beta while it’s hot.Photo: Apple Developers and members of Apple’s public beta software program can now install the latest beta of macOS 10.12.4 after Apple...

Apple hits the right notes with new ads for wireless AirPods

New AirPod ads are targeted at the U.K. market.Photo: Apple Apple has rolled out four new ads for its wireless AirPods, each one using the same motif of sheet...

UPS Drone Test Successful

UPS, one of the largest delivery companies in the World is experimenting with some new tech! They have successfully tested a UPS drone that takes off from the Van and returns...

Snapchat Spectacles Available Now!

Snapchat, a place you trust to find 10 second clips of your friends moments, all appendages aside… The company have released their new product to the World; Snapchat Spectacles. The Spectacles...

Complaints fly about MacBook Pro’s fancy new keyboard

The new MacBook Pro has an all-new keyboard.Photo: Apple Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may have some serious keyboard problems. A number of 2016 MacBook Pro...

Apple touts Portrait Mode as an antidote to boring profile pics

Portrait Mode is a game changer.Photo: Apple Are your social media profile pictures starting to look old and stale? Then Apple has some killer advice for you: buy the...

Apple pushes iPad Pro as PC killer in new ads

Apple’s latest advertising campaign for the iPad Pro touts how well the tablet works as a PC replacement. The funny new ads, released today, use real tweets from real...

Apple’s ‘One Night’ ads show iPhone photography around the globe

Apple’s new ads have an international flavor.Photo: Apple Apple has debuted four new ads on its YouTube channel, showing off the photography prowess of the iPhone 7 through 15...

Slayaway Camp, TwIM, and other awesome apps of the week

What better way is there to spend a lazy Sunday than by catching up on the best apps you missed over the past week? Fortunately, Cult of Mac has done...

Pokémon GO is finally adding 80 new monsters this week

Time to load up on PokéBalls and catch some pocket monsters.Photo: Niantic Catching all the Pokémon in the world is about to get a lot more challenging. The makers...

Today in Apple history: iPod mini is ‘world’s smallest music player’

February 20, 2004: Apple goes small as the iPod mini arrives in Apple stores. Released with 4GB of storage and in five colors, the diminutive iPod mini features a new...

Use Apple Pay to pay for gas without leaving your Jaguar

Jaguar is partnering with Shell to give drivers the ability to pay for gas from inside their cars using Apple Pay or PayPal. You’ll need a new Jaguar F-PACE,...

This incredible iPhone 8 concept will make your jaw drop

Could the iPhone be any prettier?Photo: Deuxani It seems fancy new iPhone 8 concepts are popping up every other day. Some are good; some are just awful. The latest is so...

Watch Apple’s new commercials for the iPad Pro featuring real people’s tweets

For its new advertising campaign, Apple is answering Twitter questions about the iPad Pro. On Friday, Apple released a new series of iPad Pro commercials that use real tweets to...

Twitterrific for Mac, guitar training LEDs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Twitterrific for Mac is making a big comeback with all kinds of awesome new features, but it needs your support! Help bring back one of the best Twitter clients on...

Today in Apple history: Young Steve Jobs appears on Time cover

February 15, 1982: Steve Jobs appears on the front cover of Time magazine for the first time, becoming the public face of successful tech entrepreneurship. The first of many...

Our new video series ‘iSetups’ will showcase awesome Apple setups

Cult of Mac is stoked to reveal that we’re launching a new monthly video series called “iSetups,” where we indulge our love for cool Apple setups. For our preview episode, we’re giving you...

From Danganronpa to Ys: The 7 NIS Games Coming to PlayStation in 2017

Hi everyone! Chris King from NIS America here to give you a complete list of all the PlayStation announcements we made at our annual press event in San Francisco. We announced three...

Today in Apple history: Apple introduces ‘world’s fastest’ PowerBook

February 17, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 3400, a laptop the company claims is the fastest portable computer in the world. After a rough few years for the PowerBook, this...