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  • 2017 MacBook Pro to bring Intel Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM

    9m By Killian Bell
    Apple will launch a new 15-inch MacBook Pro later this year powered by Intel’s next-generation Kaby Lake processors and 32GB of desktop-class RAM, according to one reliable analyst. The latest models feature Skylake chips and up to 16GB of RAM, but many…
  • Save up to $415 on Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pros [Deals]

    Mon 3:51pm By priceguides
    Those looking for the lowest prices available on Apple’s latest 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar can save up to $415 on laptops bundled with AppleCare or up to $250 on the systems alone using the coupon code below. If you’re shopping for a new 15-inch…
  • 10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

    Mon 12:17pm By David Pierini
    One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo. So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing…
  • Samsung will spill the beans on Note 7 explosions next week

    Mon 11:37am By Luke Dormehl
    Samsung will reveal the findings of its internal investigation about the exploding Note 7 smartphones one day before it announces its Q4 earnings, claims a new report. That would put the date at January 23, after which the company no doubt hopes that the news…
  • iPhone 7 tops 2016 smartphone performance chart

    Mon 11:10am By Killian Bell
    Benchmark specialists AnTuTu have put together a chart that highlights 2016’s top performing smartphones, and it’s no surprise to see iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus right at the top of it. Apple’s latest handsets grabbed the first and second spots with the…
  • Sharpen your iOS coding chops for next to nothing [Deals]

    Mon 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    For developers, iOS is as vibrant a platform as ever. There’s plenty of room for new and seasoned developers alike to make their mark, which makes this duo of lessons in iOS 10 and iOS 9 from Mammoth Interactive a valuable resource for coders of any skill…
  • New AirPod ads show off Apple’s wireless dream

    Mon 10:04am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple debuted new ads for its freshly-released AirPods over the weekend, demonstrating features like instant pairing and Siri, while getting across the joy that comes with Apple’s wireless dream through a musical dance number. Starring Los Angeles-based…
  • Jimmy Iovine reiterates Apple’s interest in original TV content

    Mon 9:30am By Luke Dormehl
    Jimmy Iovine has hinted that Apple may indeed be looking to follow Amazon and Netflix down the original TV programming route, telling the Hollywood Reporter that, “We’re going to do whatever hits popular cultural smack on the nose.” “At Apple Music,…
  • Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Mon 9:17am By Killian Bell
    Apple is today commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a famous quote on the front page of its website that promotes equality. Paying homage to the legendary civil rights leader is a tradition for Apple, which has become increasingly focused on…
  • Today in Apple history: Remember the Macintosh Plus?

    Mon 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    January 16, 1986: Apple introduces the Macintosh Plus, its third Mac model and the first to be released after Steve Jobs was forced out of the company the previous year. The Mac Plus is the first Macintosh to include a SCSI port, the main way of attaching your…
  • Samsung chief faces arrest for bribing South Korea president

    Mon 7:07am By Luke Dormehl
    The de-facto head of Samsung faces arrest on charges of bribing South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and a confidante. The call for Lee Kun-hee, Samsung’s vice chairman and the only son of its incapacitated chairman, is part of a larger investigation into…
  • Breakout Ninja, Sonny, and other awesome iOS games

    Sun 1:00pm By Luke Dormehl
    For whatever reason, I’ve been playing a ton of iOS games this past week, so with that in mind I decided to focus on games for this week’s “Awesome Apps” instalment. Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy to while away your Sunday, or a…
  • Name your price for this coding crash course [Deals]

    Sun 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    It’s a new year, so it’s a great time to give yourself the valuable new skill of coding. It’s a discipline that takes a lot of time — and often money — to get proficient, but this bundle of coding lessons offers a chance to learn for whatever…
  • Upgrade your iPhone with 60X zoom and more [Week’s Best Deals]

    Sat 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    Take your mind off the crazy week and rest your eyes on some of its best deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This go around we’ve got a trio of MFi-certified Lightning cables, a lifetime VPN subscription, a full-on telescopic lens for your iPhone and a skeleton…
  • Add new exercises to your fitness routine with CultFit Home Workout

    Sat 9:00am By Graham Bower
    With New Year’s Eve a distant memory, your resolutions for 2017 should now be well underway. To help keep up your good work, here’s Week 3 of our CultFit Home Workout. (If you missed it, it’s still not to late to start with Week 1). All you need is your…
  • Is iPhone Apple’s most significant product to date? [Friday Night Fights]

    Fri 5:00pm By Killian Bell
    The iPhone celebrated its tenth anniversary this week, and it’s hard to imagine where Apple would be today without it. It is by far the company’s most successful product, but is it also its most significant to date? Apple revolutionized a number of product…
  • Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

    Fri 3:16pm By Buster Hein
    Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule. When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its…
  • Android creator plans new device to challenge iPhone

    Fri 2:51pm By Buster Hein
    Former Google VP Andy Rubin is in talks with carriers about selling a new smartphone he has created with his startup, Essential. Rubin left Google two years ago after creating Android and the leading the team behind it for eight years. Now that he’s had time…
  • Save up to $250 on 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar [Deals]

    Fri 2:31pm By priceguides
    A new year means new savings on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. Use the coupon code below to save up to $250 on MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare or up to $150 on the laptops alone. If you’re shopping for a new 13-inch MacBook Pro…
  • iPhone 8 may have even higher waterproof rating

    Fri 1:00pm By Buster Hein
    Apple may be planning to make its next iPhone even more waterproof, according to the newest rumor out of Asia. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is currently the only smartphone with a device boasting a IP68 rating, but Apple allegedly plans to catch up this year with an…
  • Key Apple partners could set up shop in U.S.

    Fri 11:09am By Killian Bell
    A number of key Apple suppliers are considering new facilities in the U.S., according to reports out of China. Assembler Foxconn, display maker Sharp, and chip maker TSMC are all said to be interested in taking advantage of new business incentives proposed by…
  • These sleek fitness trackers lean into Apple Watch territory [Deals]

    Fri 11:00am By Cult of Mac Deals
    One of the big features of the Apple Watch is its health tracking ability. Another one of its prominent features is a steep price tag. Striiv has flipped that script with a sleek fitness tracker that also sports the functions of any smartwatch worth its…
  • Consumer Reports changes its verdict on new MacBook Pros

    Fri 10:11am By Luke Dormehl
    Consumer Reports has revised its earlier rating for the new MacBook Pro lineup and now recommends the laptops, after a software update fixed battery problems found in testing. The respected consumer watchdog previously cited the new laptops’ “highly…
  • Don’t abandon your Apple TV, sell it to us

    Fri 9:30am By Staff Writer
    If you’re a decent person (we’ll assume you are since you’re a Cult of Mac reader), you don’t leave your old TV on the sidewalk when it’s outlived its usefulness. The same consideration for your neighbors and the environment should extend to your old…
  • Apple’s obsessive secrecy may have driven out Swift’s creator

    Fri 9:25am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple’s culture of secrecy was responsible for the departure of Chris Lattner, the company’s former head of developer tools and the creator of programming language Swift, claims a new report. Lattner recently left Apple for Tesla — with friends putting…
  • Today in Apple history: Bill Gates quits as Microsoft CEO

    Fri 9:00am By Luke Dormehl
    January 13, 2000: Steve Jobs’ longtime frenemy Bill Gates steps down from his role as Microsoft CEO, one month after his company hit its all-time share price high. The news coincides with a turning point in the Microsoft vs. Apple wars, as Microsoft starts a…
  • Apple TV apps can now be up to 20x bigger

    Fri 8:50am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple’s plan to make the modern TV experience all about apps has just gotten a big boost, with Apple upping the size limit of tvOS apps from 200MB to 4GB. For those keeping track at home, it’s a whopping 20x the original size limit — and means that Apple…
  • App Store’s walled garden could bring antitrust suit

    Fri 6:28am By Luke Dormehl
    Apple may find itself at the center of a new antitrust lawsuit after the U.S. appeals court ruled that the App Store’s “walled garden” could be monopolizing the market for iOS apps. What the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling takes issue with is…
  • Week’s best Apple deals: Big discounts on MacBooks and iPhones

    Thu 7:23pm By DealNews
    You’ll find tons of hardware in this week’s roundup of best Apple deals. If you’re looking for a MacBook or an iPhone, this is a good time to pick up one on the cheap. MacBook Pro i7 Quad 15-inch Laptop with 512GB SSD for $2,371 For those who want a…
  • Devs get fourth betas of macOS 10.12.3 and iOS 10.2.1

    Thu 5:40pm By Buster Hein
    Apple seeded two new beta builds to developers today, bringing a host of bug fixes and improvements to iOS 10.2.1 and macOS 10.12.3. The new builds come just three days after Apple dropped its first batch of betas for 2017. Registered developers can now…