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  • Apple drops surprise El Capitan beta

    Mon 7:53pm By Buster Hein
    Less than a week after the release of EL Capitan beta 4, Apple has seeded a fifth beta to developers this afternoon, full of new fixes for developers. Apple has released three of the the last four OS X El Capitan betas on a Tuesday, with the other coming on a…
  • 62% off a year subscription to Blinkist, 97% off project management courses, and other discounts on…

    Mon 7:15pm By Doug Bierend
        Entrepreneurial spirit isn’t much without the skills and know-how to move a project forward. From web and game development to the fundamentals of making money as a freelancer, this series of dramatically discounted lessons offers the wide and deep…
  • Steve Jobs will be centerpiece of New York Film Festival

    Mon 6:07pm By Buster Hein
    The Aaron Sorkin-penned film Steve Jobs has been chosen as the centerpiece movie of the 53rd annual New York Film Festival and will be screened at the the event on Saturday, October 3rd. Starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogen as Steve…
  • Apple Music gets exclusive Keith Richards video

    Mon 5:34pm By Buster Hein
    After exclusively debuting Drake’s Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up” last night on Beats 1, Apple Music scored another excellent exclusive today, only this time from Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Watch it below: Richards is busy promoting his…
  • Apple pledges support for massive climate change pledge

    Mon 3:01pm By Buster Hein
    Apple executives are joining top brass from 12 other major U.S. corporations at the White House today to announce a $140 billion pledge in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints. The 13 companies which also includes Microsoft and Google, are…
  • Woz and other big thinkers call for ban on AI weapons

    Mon 2:21pm By Buster Hein
    Autonomous weapons that have the power to track and kill targets with Terminator-like efficiency aren’t just a Hollywood fantasy anymore. Steve Wozniak, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and hundreds of AI and robotics researchers say the technology to build…
  • You can finally bid farewell to your unwanted Google+ account

    Mon 1:51pm By Buster Hein
    Get ready to say au revoir to that unwanted Google+ account you randomly get a friend requests on once a year. Google announced today that in the coming months the company will allow you to create a YouTube Channel, or Gmail account, without creating a Google+…
  • Apple Music is ‘not a slam dunk antitrust case,’ says law professor

    Mon 1:13pm By Luke Dormehl
    Apple Music’s edge over streaming services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora means that Apple gets to take a 30 percent cut of rivals’ App Store subscriptions — thereby forcing them to jack up their prices or lose money. It’s the subject of a current FTC…
  • Get a taste for DIY programming with the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle, now 97% off [Deals]

    Mon 12:25pm By Cult of Mac Deals
      Ready to build your own private robot army? Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive computer for coding and creating almost anything you can imagine, from home media centers to musical instruments, mechanical devices to gaming systems, and everything in between.…
  • This year’s iPad mini upgrade won’t suck

    Mon 11:39am By Luke Dormehl
    The iPad mini 3 was a virtual afterthought last year, but in 2015 it’s going to get a serious upgrade, according to a new report. Instead of the glorified iPad mini 2 we got with last year’s launch, the iPad mini 4 is said to be a miniature version of the…
  • Landing a sweet Apple deal is now the ultimate rapper boast

    Mon 10:43am By Luke Dormehl
    Drake showed himself to be smarter than many musicians (or at least to have better advisers) when he ducked out on the opportunity to be part of Jay Z’s Tidal debacle and instead went full-bore with representing Apple Music. From posing with his Apple Watch…
  • Editor’s note: Welcome to the new Cult of Mac

    Mon 10:01am By Leander Kahney
    Welcome to the new Cult of Mac! You probably noticed that we’ve freshened the place up a bit. We have a new, minimalist design that we trust is easy to read and a pleasure to visit. We have new fonts, cleaner navigation, improved photo treatments and stories…
  • Police bust fake iPhone factory in China

    Mon 9:50am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple business may be soaring in China, but not all of it is the legit kind! According to a new report, police in Beijing have busted a factory which produced in excess of 41,000 fake iPhones, with a market value of around $19 million. Nine people were…
  • Get your Apple Watch at Best Buy next month

    Mon 9:22am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple debuted the Apple Watch at its own stores and special upmarket pop-up boutiques, but now that the device has been on sale for a while, we’re starting to see it trickle-down to other retailers, too. One of these outlets is Best Buy, which has confirmed…
  • Best power deals of the week: Cut more than 50% off a USB battery, dual-port car charger and more…

    Sun 12:15pm By Doug Bierend
    Time to seize the power without getting overcharged. These amazing deals cover all the tools you’ll need to keep your devices juiced wherever you go, from external batteries to USB charging hubs, lightning cables and more. Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger –…
  • Why it’s impossible to keep up with the Apple Watch Activity app

    Sat 10:00am By Graham Bower
    The Activity app on your Apple Watch suggests new “Move goals” each week, based on how many calories you burned the previous week. To test how this works in practice, I accepted every new goal my Watch suggested during the past 10 weeks. The Move goals…
  • Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple’s best products ever, AI cat fight, iPhone 6s leaks and more

    Fri 9:30pm By Rob LeFebvre
    This week in Cult of Mac Magazine, it’s time for Leander to bust out that famed “vision thing” he’s so great at with his informed take on the top five best Apple products of all time. Ever. Then we’ve got a cat fight between two of the hot digital…
  • Editor’s note: We have a massive site redesign coming Monday

    Fri 8:27pm By Leander Kahney
    This is a heads up that Cult of Mac has a major site redesign coming Monday. We’re flipping the switch this weekend. If anything goes wrong, you’ll know why! Here’s what we’ve got planned. The old Cult of Mac site has been showing its age of late. So…
  • Apple wanted to use BMW i3 as basis for electric car project

    Fri 8:00pm By Buster Hein
    Apple’s been stealing top talent from automakers over the past few months to help it work on the company’s electric car project, but according to a new rumor, Apple wanted to steal the entire body of another luxury automaker’s car to get its project on…
  • Apple Watch’s biggest fan? Siri

    Fri 7:10pm By Evan Killham
    Everybody likes to get a good chuckle out of Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant. But we really have to call its brand neutrality into question. Despite all of the doom and gloom we’ve been hearing since the Apple Watch launched in April, including the…
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