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  • Xiaomi’s MacBook Air rival is thinner, lighter, more powerful

    12m By Killian Bell
    Xiaomi has finally delivered its first laptop, and just as expected, it wants to battle the MacBook Air head-on. Its new Mi Notebook Air is thinner, lighter, and more powerful than Apple’s machine — and yet it’s still kinder on your wallet. Despite its…
  • These futuristic headphones transmit sound through your skull [Deals]

    17m By Cult of Mac Deals
    Imagine walking around listening to your music without buds blocking your ears, keeping you present and aware in the place you’re standing. That’s exactly what bone-conduction headphones offer, like this Bluetooth-enabled set by KOAR. Instead of air, they…
  • AAPL shoots up after strong Q3 earnings

    21m By Luke Dormehl
    AAPL shares opened almost 8 percent up this morning following Apple’s better-than expected Q3 earnings and sunny outlook for this quarter were announced yesterday. Shares rose $7.33 after analysts were sufficiently convinced that Apple has “stabilized”…
  • Today in Apple history: Mac marketing guru Joanna Hoffman is born

    2h By Luke Dormehl
    July 27, 1955: Joanna Hoffman, a marketing executive who was part of the original Macintosh and NeXT team — as well as Steve Jobs’ first right-hand woman — is born in Poland. Six months younger than Jobs, Hoffman (who was played by Kate Winslet in…
  • iPhone 7 may get 3D Touch home button

    Tue 7:27pm By Buster Hein
    The headphone jack might not be the only feature Apple plans to throw away on the next iPhone. Apple allegedly plans to replace its physical home button on the iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6 SE) with a new 3D Touch button that won’t move when you press it, but well…
  • 7 takeaways from Apple’s surprisingly good Q3 earnings

    Tue 6:30pm By Buster Hein
    Apple shocked investors with better than expected earnings for Q3 2016 today, despite some ominous signs that some analysts claimed signaled we’ve reached peak Tim Cook. Thanks to the booming App Store business and other Services, Apple raked in an…
  • Apple’s Q3 earnings beat expectations thanks to booming App Store

    Tue 4:49pm By Killian Bell
    Apple today revealed its results for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, and they make for surprisingly pleasant reading for investors. The company reported revenue of $42.2 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion after App Store sales hit an all-time…
  • ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV show will be an Apple Music exclusive

    Tue 4:24pm By Buster Hein
    James Corden’s popular ‘Carpool Karaeoke’ segment from The Late Late Show on CBS is set to become its own show later this year and you’ll only be able to watch in on Apple Music. The viral segment has been a breakout hit of 2016 thanks to appearances…
  • Liveblog: Apple’s surprising Q3 earnings report

    Tue 3:23pm By Buster Hein
    All eyes are on Apple this afternoon as the company is set to report its Q3 2016 earnings and Wall Street isn’t expecting anything great. Apple CEO Tim Cook warned in March that the company will post declining revenues compared to a year ago, but with iPhone…
  • Surprise! Apple Watch 2 set to arrive this fall

    Tue 2:10pm By Buster Hein
    The long-awaited next version of the Apple Watch will supposedly be unveiled this fall, according to a new report from Asia that claims suppliers have received more conservative orders than expected. Apple Watch 2’s big unveiling will happen in either…
  • What to expect from Apple’s Q3 2016 earnings

    Tue 1:02pm By Buster Hein
    Apple is set to reveal its quarterly earnings this afternoon for the third fiscal quarter of 2016 and if the analysts are right, it could be even worse than Apple’s last disastrous quarter. Investors were advised by Apple during the last earnings call that…
  • KansasFest: Final notes from ‘Nerdvana’

    Tue 1:00pm By David Pierini
    Cult of Mac’s David Pierini traveled to KansasFest to meet Apple fans intensely devoted to the Apple II computer line. The machine turns 40 next year. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s rare we hear the term personal computer anymore. Yet personal is the only word…
  • Apple Music videos now covered by T-Mobile Binge On

    Tue 12:03pm By Killian Bell
    T-Mobile’s Binge On service has been expanded to cover a whole bunch of new content, including Apple Music videos. That means you can watch as many as you like on your iPhone without eating into your monthly data allowance. Customers connected to a T-Mobile…
  • Adobe Lightroom comes to Apple TV

    Tue 11:59am By David Pierini
    We’re doing everything on our smallest screen, even photography. But Adobe knows that bigger may still be better when it comes to reviewing, sharing and enjoying those pictures. Adobe, renowned for its imaging and multimedia software, announced Tuesday it is…
  • Windows apps on Mac? It’s easier and cheaper than you think [Deals]

    Tue 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    If you ever thought about running an old PC app, you’ve learned it can be an involved and often frustrating task to use Windows software on a Mac. CrossOver takes the headache out of running your favorite Windows apps and Games on Mac or Linux machines.…
  • U.S. to ban Apple and others from SMS two-step authentication

    Tue 10:30am By Luke Dormehl
    As part of Apple’s two-step authentication service it’s possible for users to confirm their identity via an SMS sent to a trusted phone number. That is about to change, however, according to the latest draft of the Digital Authentication Guideline, which…
  • Apple Store targeted in ‘organized criminal enterprise’

    Tue 9:18am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple Stores in Chicago were the target of “an organized criminal enterprise,” resulting in the arrest of six people from New York State, according to a new report, citing Lake County authorities. The sheriff’s office claims that the suspects made…
  • Today in Apple history: Last ever iBook goes on sale

    Tue 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    July 26, 2005: Apple debuts the last of its laptops to launch under the iBook banner, before switching its brand over to the continuing MacBook product line. The opaque white G4 iBook added Apple’s scrolling trackpad for the first time,…
  • Ford putting CarPlay, Android Auto into 2017 lineup

    Mon 3:23pm By Killian Bell
    Ford today confirmed plans to put CarPlay and Android Auto into all of its 2017 cars, SUVs, electric vehicles, and light trucks. The platforms will become part of the company’s own Sync 3 system, allowing drivers to connect their iPhone or Android device.…
  • Iris scanner will put the ‘eye’ in iPhone in 2018

    Mon 1:58pm By Buster Hein
    In the near future, you won’t even have to touch your iPhone to unlock it. Smartphone manufacturers are racing to add new iris-scanning technology to devices, and Apple is also reportedly planning to join the battle by bringing the feature to iPhones in…
  • How to share, compare, compete with watchOS 3’s Activity rings

    Mon 1:00pm By Buster Hein
    Apple Watch is getting a ton of new features this fall for fitness freaks, giving wearers the ability to not only track their own fitness better than ever, but also go head-to-head with other Apple Watch-loving friends. With iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Apple Watch…
  • KansasFest is a second-chance childhood for one programmer

    Mon 12:30pm By David Pierini
    Cult of Mac’s David Pierini traveled to KansasFest to meet Apple fans intensely devoted to the Apple II computer line. The machine turns 40 next year. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They say they travel to KansasFest to feel like kids again. Fest attendees stay up all…
  • Apple puts Bob Mansfield in driving seat for secret car project

    Mon 12:20pm By Killian Bell
    Bob Mansfield has been chosen to head up Apple’s “secret” electric car project three years after stepping down from his executive role, according to a new report. Mansfield was previously in charge of Mac hardware at Apple and led development…
  • New photos offer first glimpse at supposed iPad Pro 2

    Mon 11:23am By Killian Bell
    If you’re sick of looking at photos of the iPhone 7, perhaps this apparent iPad Pro 2 leak will leave you satiated. The images purportedly give us our first glimpse at Apple’s early prototypes ahead of this fall’s iPad refresh — but can we trust…
  • Apple could confirm major iPhone milestone this week

    Mon 11:20am By Luke Dormehl
    Nobody’s expecting big things from Apple’s quarterly earnings call this Tuesday, but it is possible that we’ll hear one incredibly significant metric announced at the event: Apple’s sale of its billionth iPhone. While it is likely that iPhone sales…
  • These steel Lightning cables are the Terminator of iPhone chargers [Deals]

    Mon 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    The Lightning cables we use to charge and back up our mobile devices are like lifelines, but they’re also prone to fraying and breaking. That’s why Titan has made their line of steel-sheathed MFi-Certified cables like tanks. They’re reliable and tough…
  • iPhone 7 might not go by the name you’re expecting

    Mon 10:35am By Luke Dormehl
    A new rumor coming out of China suggests that September’s next-gen iPhone won’t be called the iPhone 7 as expected, but rather the iPhone 6SE — continuing the naming scheme Apple introduced for its 4-inch iPhone SE earlier this year. A separate report,…
  • Apple opening an app development center in India

    Mon 9:27am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple plans to open a new high-end app development center in Bengaluru, India, according to a new report, citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The report claims that Apple has already come to terms concerning a 40,000 square foot office space,…
  • Today in Apple history: Windows scores big victory over Mac

    Mon 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    July 25, 1989: Apple suffers a major setback in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Microsoft for allegedly stealing the Mac’s “look and feel” to create Windows. While Apple had sued Microsoft for 189 counts of copyright infringement relating to…
  • Trulia, KLOCKI, and other awesome apps of the week

    Sun 1:00pm By Luke Dormehl
    If you’re looking to unwind this fine Sunday by sampling the latest App Store delectables for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Apple TV, look no further: Cult of Mac has your back! Whether you’re on the hunt for a great mashup between two classic card…