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  • Drones, big boxes of geeky goodies, and more [Week’s Newest Deals]

    2h By Cult of Mac Deals
    Maybe it’s because we’re getting closer to Christmas, but each new shipment to the Cult of Mac Store seems better than the last. This week, we’ve got a super small 1st-person drone, software for totally unlocking PDFs, a powerful tool for capturing and…
  • Essentials to reinvent your data management [Week’s Best Deals]

    Sat 4:00pm By Cult of Mac Deals
    Considering all the new forms and formats our data take with each passing year, sometimes we need to catch up. This week is the one to do it, as the best deals that have come through the Cult of Mac store are all ways to upgrade your data game: a set of…
  • Hackintosh monster Macs and iPhone 8’s marquee feature, on The CultCast

    Sat 3:10pm By Erfon Elijah
    This week on The CultCast: Why building a Hackintosh can get you the monster Mac you’ve always wanted. Plus: Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals iPhone 8’s marquee feature; AirPods ship date is finally revealed; and stick around for our top Apple AirPort…
  • Are smartwatches doomed?

    Sat 2:00pm By Graham Bower
    The writing has been on the wall for smartwatches ever since Cupertino chose to focus on sports and fitness features for Apple Watch Series 2. Smartwatch sales are plummeting, and fitness seems to be the only profitable area remaining in the wearables sector.…
  • Apple stops swinging for the fences

    Fri 10:50pm By Buster Hein
    The days of Apple busting out hit new products every few years may be over. According to one of the best Apple analysts, Apple has been trying to de-emphasize the “home-run” mindset that made it the most enviable company in tech. Speaking at the recent UBS…
  • Must-have holiday gifts for hardcore Apple fans [Friday Night Fights]

    Fri 10:00pm By Killian Bell
    Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for your loved ones. If one of them is a hardcore Apple fan, that might be easier than you think. Apple products aren’t cheap, but there’s something sweet at every price point,…
  • This laptop bag’s a lifesaver — it stops bullets

    Fri 9:57pm By David Pierini
    We plan for when our batteries run low, packing our shoulder bags with laptop cords and external batteries for our smartphones. But should we also plan for an active shooter? Believing it is better to be safe than sorry, the Force Training Institute has…
  • Apple drops iOS 10.2 beta 5 on developers and public testers

    Fri 9:10pm By Buster Hein
    Developers received a surprise update for iOS 10.2 this morning after Apple seeded the fifth beta build of the new software. The new beta comes just four days after Apple released the last version to developers. This time, both devs and public beta testers can…
  • Rolling Stones gush about the blues with Apple Music

    Fri 6:28pm By Buster Hein
    The Rolling Stones dropped their first album in 11 years today, and to celebrate they sat down with Apple Music to talk about their love of the blues. The new album, Blue & Lonesome, packs 12 tracks covering blues songs you’ve probably never heard. The…
  • Doom boom: Apple faces ‘decade-long malaise’

    Fri 5:54pm By Buster Hein
    The crowd of Apple doomsayers grew louder today with a new note from analysts at Oppenheimer claiming Apple is projected to go through a long decline for the next ten years. Oppenheimer Andrew Uerkwitz and his team wrote a brutal note about Apple, calling out…
  • Score lifelong access to a powerful VPN [Deals]

    Fri 4:00pm By Cult of Mac Deals
    Getting online, you want to make as sure as possible that you’re not being snooped on, or vulnerable to theft. Hotspot Shield offers a significant layer of defense against these things by encrypting all your online activity via a private, high speed network.…
  • French protesters hate the idea of a ‘Rue Steve Jobs’

    Fri 3:12pm By Luke Dormehl
    Plans for a “Rue Steve Jobs” (that’s Steve Jobs Road) in Paris have come under criticism from far-left protesters, who are demanding that the road is instead named after a woman from tech history as part of the march toward “gender equality.” The…
  • WhatsApp is dropping support for older smartphones

    Fri 2:44pm By Killian Bell
    WhatsApp is dropping support for older smartphones that aren’t compatible with its latest features. At least one generation of iPhone, alongside older versions of Android and Windows Phone, will no longer be able to use the service at the end of the year.…
  • 99% of fake Apple chargers may pose a safety risk

    Fri 2:35pm By Luke Dormehl
    Chances are that when you hear the occasional story about an iPhone exploding it’s because its users made the decision to use a dodgy, third-party charger. But how dangerous are these chargers — and how likely is it that a third-party charger poses a…
  • Former Foxconn manager charged with stealing 5,700 iPhones

    Fri 2:15pm By Luke Dormehl
    A one-time senior manager at Apple manufacturer Foxconn is facing a possible ten years in jail after allegedly stealing 5,700 iPhones and selling them on for $1.5 million. The thefts reportedly took place at one of Foxconn’s factories in Shenzhen, China,…
  • Today in Apple history: QuickTime brings video to the masses

    Fri 2:00pm By Luke Dormehl
    December 2, 1991: Apple ships its first public version of QuickTime, bringing video to Mac users running System 7. Containing codecs for graphics, animation and video, QuickTime confirms Apple’s status as a leading multimedia tech company — and starts us…
  • It’s surprisingly easy to crack iOS 10.1.1’s Activation Lock

    Fri 11:00am By Killian Bell
    Since its introduction with iOS 7, Activation Lock has gotten stronger and stronger. But every so often, researchers stumble across a bug that allows it to be cracked. The latest is found in iOS 10.1.1, and it makes it surprisingly easy to get into a locked…
  • Photo-editing Mac app Luminar adds support for MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar

    Thu 9:39pm By David Pierini
    Macphun, creator of sophisticated imaging software for Mac-centric photographers, has updated its new Luminar app to support the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Luminar is all-in-one photo-editing software with more than 300 tools, include simple presets, to bring…
  • How to find out if your iPhone 6s battery is eligible for replacement

    Thu 6:20pm By Buster Hein
    Apple is offering iPhone 6s customers a free battery replacement for devices that unexpectedly shut down. The problem mostly affects iPhone 6s units made between September 2015 and October 2015. If you’re not sure when your iPhone 6s was made, you can use a…
  • Finally, a holiday gift guide you actually care about [Deals]

    Thu 6:00pm By Cult of Mac Deals
    The people on your holiday shopping list deserve cutting-edge gifts. That’s why you won’t find ugly sweaters or gifts that are actually meant for pets not people in the Cult of Mac gift guide. Loaded with tech gift ideas for Apple fans, this handy guide…
  • Affordable slow-mo camera lets you stop a speeding bullet

    Thu 5:28pm By David Pierini
    David Kronstein fell in love with the capture of high-speed video while a teenager watching Mythbusters. He wanted one of those expensive cameras so bad and thought he had a shot at one in 2006 when an Olympus i-Speed 2 started at a bid of $150 on eBay. When…
  • Limited editions of popular iOS games will make you see RED

    Thu 5:20pm By Luke Dormehl
    The App Store looks a whole lot like that elevator scene from The Shining today. That’s because it’s gone red to mark Apple’s commitment to World AIDS Day and the Product (RED) charitable campaign. It’s not just the color that has changed for the day,…
  • Someday you might get that round Apple Watch you crave

    Thu 4:19pm By Luke Dormehl
    Could future Apple Watches ditch the rectangular form factor of current models and opt instead for a round watch design, similar to the Pebble Time Round? A pair of patent applications filed today suggest this is something Apple is considering. Titled…
  • Get lifelong cloud storage for less than a hard drive [Deals]

    Thu 4:00pm By Cult of Mac Deals
    It is not practical (or all that smart) to keep all your data on a single device. Even external hard drives can give up the ghost before you’ve backed the up, making cloud storage a necessary part of any sensible data plan. Cloud storage can usually be…
  • Beloved Tiny Wings takes to the skies on Apple TV

    Thu 3:00pm By Killian Bell
    Tiny Wings, one of the most addictive games you’ll ever play on iOS, is now available on the fourth-generation Apple TV. It costs just $2.99, and it comes with a new two-player game mode that lets you battle it out with a friend for the first time. Tiny…
  • Apple Pay is now available to customers in Spain

    Thu 2:42pm By Luke Dormehl
    Apple Pay has arrived in yet another country, with Spain’s Banco Santander bank now offering its customers the ability to use Apple’s mobile payments solution. “Apple Pay shows we are committed to collaborate and to bring innovation and new technology to…
  • Steam holiday sale kicks off December 22

    Thu 2:20pm By Killian Bell
    Christmas is a great time to pick up cheap games for Mac and PC on Steam, with big discounts on the latest titles and timeless classics. According to a new leak, this year’s sale will kick off on Thursday, December 22. Steam is one of the best platforms for…
  • Today in Apple history: Too little, too late for Apple III

    Thu 2:00pm By Luke Dormehl
    December 1, 1981: After a disastrous launch with Apple’s “next-gen” Apple III computer the previous year, Apple relaunches its would-be Apple II successor with its most glaring hardware faults corrected. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done…
  • Apple will use drones to make Maps better

    Thu 1:25pm By Luke Dormehl
    Apple plans to use a combination of drones, indoor mapping and other smart tech to improve its Apple Maps service, claims a new report. Employing drones could help Apple catch up with industry leader Google. The search giant has routinely outpaced Apple on…
  • Apple may be cutting iPhone 7 orders as demand falls

    Thu 11:00am By Killian Bell
    Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus orders less than three months after their debut due to falling demand. Momentum has fallen “significantly” in China and other markets, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, and component…