Cult of Mac https://www.cultofmac.com Tech and culture through an Apple lens Tue, 05 Apr 2022 03:08:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.6 AirPods 2 drop back to their lowest price ever https://www.cultofmac.com/771785/airpods-2-drop-back-to-their-lowest-price-ever/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771785/airpods-2-drop-back-to-their-lowest-price-ever/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 22:45:55 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771785 You can get one of Apple’s best products ever for under $100. That’s how how low AirPods 2 have just dropped — $60 below their usual price for these wildly popular in-ear headphones. Or you can also save a nice chunk of change on AirPods Pro. This post contains affiliate links. Cult of Mac may […]

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Apple TV+ pulls out of bidding war for Will Smith biopic after Oscars slap https://www.cultofmac.com/771771/apple-tv-pulls-out-of-bidding-war-for-will-smith-biopic-after-oscars-slap/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771771/apple-tv-pulls-out-of-bidding-war-for-will-smith-biopic-after-oscars-slap/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 21:44:29 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771771 Both Apple TV+ and Netflix pulled out of a bidding war over a movie about Will Smith’s life amid controversy following the actor slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars. In addition, Apple TV+ owns a $120 million film starring Smith entitled Emancipation. Already shot and being readied for release in time for […]

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Protect hundreds of photos with just a click with Mass Watermark https://www.cultofmac.com/771223/mass-watermark-photos/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771223/mass-watermark-photos/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 21:00:22 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771223 Adding a watermark to your photos is a great way to avoid running into your work under another person’s name. The problem is that manually marking every one of your finished photos takes a lot of work. Luckily, a Mac and PC app called Mass Watermark simplifies the watermarking process and massively cuts down on […]

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Trailer for Apple TV+ Prehistoric Planet dinosaur documentary looks stunning https://www.cultofmac.com/771764/trailer-for-apple-tv-prehistoric-planet-dinosaur-documentary-looks-stunning/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771764/trailer-for-apple-tv-prehistoric-planet-dinosaur-documentary-looks-stunning/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 20:25:03 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771764 Apple TV+ on Monday gave the first glimpse at Prehistoric Planet, its highly anticipated series of documentaries focusing on dinosaurs and other ancient animals. It’ll be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and produced by Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton. The eye-popping trailer shows off the series’ photorealistic visual effects from MPC (The Lion King, The […]

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Hefty iPhone 14 Pro Max camera hump could nearly double its thickness https://www.cultofmac.com/771752/hefty-iphone-14-pro-max-camera-hump-could-nearly-double-its-thickness/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771752/hefty-iphone-14-pro-max-camera-hump-could-nearly-double-its-thickness/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 19:55:14 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771752 A previous leak had already indicated that the iPhone 14 Pro Max will have a sizable hump, but new specs show the entire device is going to be… well, huge. But it’s all supposedly part of a significant improvement in camera specs. These leaked specs also reveal other iPhone 14 Pro Max details, like the […]

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New Vivid app doubles brightness of mini-LED screens for Mac https://www.cultofmac.com/771740/new-vivid-app-doubles-brightness-of-mini-led-screens-for-mac/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771740/new-vivid-app-doubles-brightness-of-mini-led-screens-for-mac/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 19:30:25 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771740 When you watch HDR videos on the mini-LED screens of a Pro Display XDR or a 2021 MacBook Pro, the displays can crank out up to 1,600 nits of brightness. But under most conditions, they’ll emit about 500. So a new app called Vivid, by developer Jordi Bruin, now offers to double usable screen brightness […]

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Stylish MagWallet keeps cards attached to iPhone, costs a lot less than Apple’s https://www.cultofmac.com/746310/magwallet-iphone/ https://www.cultofmac.com/746310/magwallet-iphone/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 18:00:33 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=746310 SwitchEasy’s new MagWallet carries up to two credit cards and snaps onto the bag of your iPhone so that it’s always with you. It’s a lot like Apple’s MagSafe Wallet, only considerably more affordable. The MagWallet’s stylish design is available in three attractive color options, all made from genuine leather. Bag one from the Cult […]

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Today in Apple history: Apple frenemy Microsoft is born https://www.cultofmac.com/474565/today-apple-history-microsoft-founded/ https://www.cultofmac.com/474565/today-apple-history-microsoft-founded/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 16:45:44 +0000 http://www.cultofmac.com/?p=474565 April 4, 1975: Childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation, a software company destined to become a tech behemoth — and a major Apple frenemy. A few years later, Microsoft will break through to the mainstream with Excel and Word, becoming a key developer of Macintosh software. Then comes the Windows operating […]

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iPhone saves snowboarder after plunge into icy crevasse at 10,000 feet https://www.cultofmac.com/771709/iphone-saves-snowboarder-after-plunge-into-icy-crevasse-at-10000-feet/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771709/iphone-saves-snowboarder-after-plunge-into-icy-crevasse-at-10000-feet/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 16:20:16 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771709 Here’s a word to the wise: Always carry your charged iPhone, and don’t ski or snowboard “off-piste” in the Alps at 10,000 feet by yourself. Tim Blakey got the first part right, just barely, and that’s why he’s alive today. The British personal trainer was snowboarding solo off of marked trails near Zermatt, Switzerland — on […]

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New iPad Air dresses up festive ‘pink’ MacBook Air workstation [Setups] https://www.cultofmac.com/771648/new-pink-ipad-air-dresses-up-festive-macbook-air-workstation-setups/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771648/new-pink-ipad-air-dresses-up-festive-macbook-air-workstation-setups/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 16:00:32 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771648 Apple’s newest iPad Air has received some stellar reviews, though murmuring from some quarters claims it’s a bit on the flimsy side. But the owner of today’s featured setup seems over the moon about the new addition to her workstation, centered by an M1 MacBook Air and an LG display. And she’s eager to get going […]

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Why we should hope Apple already stopped work on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey https://www.cultofmac.com/771701/apple-concentrate-on-ios-16-macos-13-not-ios-15-macos-monterey/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771701/apple-concentrate-on-ios-16-macos-13-not-ios-15-macos-monterey/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:00:46 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771701 It’s now been three weeks since any Apple operating system was in public beta testing. It seems work has stopped on significant updates to iOS 15, macOS Monterey and the other OSs. And that’s a good thing. Here’s why. 🎼 Let it go. Let it go. 🎶 In the past, Apple suffered from a focus […]

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Elon Musk splashes $3 billion to become Twitter’s largest shareholder https://www.cultofmac.com/771699/elon-musk-twitter-largest-shareholder/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771699/elon-musk-twitter-largest-shareholder/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 13:45:53 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771699 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has acquired a 9% stake in Twitter worth almost $3 billion. The purchase, revealed in a recent regulatory filing, gets Musk a whopping 73,486,938 shares in the popular social media platform. Despite being described as a passive investment, one analyst believes the move is “just the start” of Musk’s involvement with […]

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Host professional websites for life at one low price with PixelHost https://www.cultofmac.com/771220/pixelhost-wordpress-hosting/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771220/pixelhost-wordpress-hosting/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771220 Everyone needs a professional website, but not everyone has the time or coding prowess to create their own from scratch. The answer? A great WordPress hosting service, which allows you all of the best-in-class site launching capabilities, and none of the fuss. One of the best out there is PixelHost WordPress Hosting. And right now, […]

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Oops! Microsoft scraps embarrassing tweet that featured an M1 iMac https://www.cultofmac.com/771695/microsoft-embarrassing-tweet-m1-imac/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771695/microsoft-embarrassing-tweet-m1-imac/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 12:32:45 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771695 There’s one thing you don’t do if you’re on Microsoft’s social media team, and that’s promote Apple products. It seems at least one person forgot that last week when they posted a tweet featuring an image of the M1 iMac. The post, which was removed after a few hours, was about cleaning Windows machines “safely […]

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Apple makes battery replacements easier on new iPad Air https://www.cultofmac.com/771690/ipad-air-easier-battery-replacements/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771690/ipad-air-easier-battery-replacements/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 11:13:14 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771690 Apple has made iPad Air battery replacements slightly easier with a small but welcome change to the newest model. While it’s still difficult to get inside the device, removing its large battery pack is a simpler task for repairers. It’s just one of many improvements you get with the fifth-generation iPad Air. iPad Air 5 […]

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Apple now sells 14- and 16-inch MacBook refurbs with big discounts https://www.cultofmac.com/771687/14-16-inch-macbook-refurbs/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771687/14-16-inch-macbook-refurbs/#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:15:26 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771687 Refurbished versions of the newest MacBook Pro models are now available to purchase from the Apple Store online. Both 14- and 16-inch units are available with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and customers can save up to $350. This is the first time refurbs of these machines have been made available by Apple since […]

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12 reasons to love the iPad on its 12th birthday https://www.cultofmac.com/764946/12-reasons-to-love-the-ipad-on-its-12th-birthday/ https://www.cultofmac.com/764946/12-reasons-to-love-the-ipad-on-its-12th-birthday/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2022 18:00:37 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=764946 Apple launched the iPad in stores exactly 12 years ago today, and the device has evolved enormously since then, in both capabilities and hardware. Today’s devices can do so much more than their forbearers. Tablets have lived up to Steve Jobs’ vision … and exceeded it. Here are a dozen reasons to love what Apple’s […]

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iOS update fails to deliver promised iPhone battery improvement https://www.cultofmac.com/771674/ios-update-fails-to-deliver-promised-iphone-battery-improvement/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771674/ios-update-fails-to-deliver-promised-iphone-battery-improvement/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2022 17:40:36 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771674 Benchmark testing of nine different iPhone models shows that less than half of them experienced any improvement to battery life from the recent iOS 15.4.1 update, despite Apple describing that as a major feature of the new version. More of the handsets saw a decrease instead. On the devices affected, the drop in battery life […]

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Apple just can’t give up the iPhone notch https://www.cultofmac.com/771662/apple-iphone-16-notch-in-display-face-id/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771662/apple-iphone-16-notch-in-display-face-id/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2022 15:40:36 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771662 The good news is that Apple will bring in-display Face ID to the iPhone, finally eliminating the distinctive “notch” at the top of the touchscreen. The bad news is that it’s reportedly not happening as soon as possible. This means we’re still years away from an iPhone with a truly edge-to-edge display. iPhone notch keeps […]

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Today in Apple history: ‘Magical’ first iPad debuts in stores https://www.cultofmac.com/738899/today-in-apple-history-magical-first-ipad-debuts-in-stores/ https://www.cultofmac.com/738899/today-in-apple-history-magical-first-ipad-debuts-in-stores/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2022 14:30:10 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=738899 April 3, 2010: The first iPad hits store shelves after months of anticipation. The tablet Apple CEO Steve Jobs had called “magical and revolutionary” at its unveiling earlier in the year quickly becomes a major success. Jobs initially showed off Apple’s first tablet on January 27. And there had been rumors long before then. But the […]

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Safeguard your home with this advanced security cam https://www.cultofmac.com/771214/ola-smart-security-camera/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771214/ola-smart-security-camera/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2022 13:30:06 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771214 Smart home and office security hardware is advancing quickly. The Ola Smart Security Camera comes packed with features that make it easier to keep your home or office safe. And right now, you can get one Ola for $189.99 (regularly $200) or three for $399.99 (regularly $499.99). Smart security cams Ola is almost like having a […]

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We’ve got good news and bad news about iPhone 14 [The CultCast] https://www.cultofmac.com/771630/iphone-14-rumors-the-cultcast/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771630/iphone-14-rumors-the-cultcast/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2022 17:30:34 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771630 This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: So, what’ll it be first? Good news or bad news about iPhone 14? We’re talking about Touch ID, a possible Apple hardware subscription service and an even bigger camera bump on the Pro model. Hoo boy! Also on The CultCast: A peek inside Apple’s new Studio Display proves […]

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Today in Apple history: Microsoft’s first hardware debuts … on the Apple II https://www.cultofmac.com/538573/apple-history-microsoft-z80-softcard/ https://www.cultofmac.com/538573/apple-history-microsoft-z80-softcard/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2022 16:45:26 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=538573 April 2, 1980: Microsoft releases its first hardware product, the Z80 SoftCard. A microprocessor card that plugs into the Apple II, it allows the computer to run programs designed for the CP/M operating system, a popular OS for business software. Coming several years before the first version of Windows, the Z80 SoftCard quickly becomes a […]

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How to get the latest HomePod software update https://www.cultofmac.com/765721/how-to-get-the-latest-homepod-software-update/ https://www.cultofmac.com/765721/how-to-get-the-latest-homepod-software-update/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2022 14:55:14 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=765721 Your HomePod is a lot more than a simple speaker — it’s a whole computer. And like any computer it has an operating system that needs occasional updates. Here’s how to make sure your Apple smart speaker has the latest software version. That’s especially important now, as the most-recent update fixes a vexing HomeKit problem. […]

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Access your desktop from anywhere with this remote working tool https://www.cultofmac.com/771209/deskroll-remote-desktop-pro/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771209/deskroll-remote-desktop-pro/#respond Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:30:25 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771209 Being able to work remotely just as if you were in the office is essential to employment for many people today. Thankfully, there are some awesome tools out there that allow you to access your office desktop anywhere. For example, the top-rated DeskRoll Remote Desktop Pro, which makes working from anywhere simpler than ever before. […]

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WeCrashed dishes out another week of disgusting scammer porn [Apple TV+ recap] https://www.cultofmac.com/767775/wecrashed-recap-hustle-harder-apple-tv/ https://www.cultofmac.com/767775/wecrashed-recap-hustle-harder-apple-tv/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 22:00:13 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=767775 WeCrashed, the Apple TV+ drama about real-life startup WeWork, goes big, goes crazy and gets bitter this week. As WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann starts trying to expand his co-working company, he decides he’s got to tear down the competition, too. Meanwhile, his wife Rebekah is having her own crisis of confidence — and it may […]

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April Fools? Open this Tech Mystery Box and get three tech-gamer surprises https://www.cultofmac.com/771206/tech-mystery-box/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771206/tech-mystery-box/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 21:00:29 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771206 Insatiable curiosity has gotten the world pretty far, and a love for technology takes us even further. A love for both might get you to try this limited-time Tech Mystery Box. Stuffed with three gaming-themed tech items valued at $70, this mystery box is on sale for just $59.99. What’s inside? The Tech Mystery Box […]

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Don’t fall for these clever April Fools’ Day jokes https://www.cultofmac.com/771564/dont-fall-for-these-clever-april-fools-day-jokes/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771564/dont-fall-for-these-clever-april-fools-day-jokes/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 20:00:51 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771564 Many companies just can’t resist April Fools’ Day jokes. Some people find these exasperating, but others enjoy the lighthearted humor. This year, we got a ridiculous new Apple TV accessory, what’s perhaps the most tasteless way to wear an AirTag, and more. Read on for our favorite gags to celebrate this unusual holiday. tvTV for […]

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First M1 Max and M1 Pro MacBooks hit Apple’s refurb store https://www.cultofmac.com/771557/first-m1-max-and-m1-pro-macbooks-hit-apples-refurb-store/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771557/first-m1-max-and-m1-pro-macbooks-hit-apples-refurb-store/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 19:15:08 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771557 Just added to Apple’s refurbished offerings are the MacBook Pro models that in launched fall of 2021 with the blazing fast M1 Max and M1 Pro processors. These refubs offer welcome cost savings — especially on such recent notebooks — but they can not be reconfigured. Buyers can only choose from the configurations Apple has […]

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Flashbacks and a funeral propel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey [Apple TV+ recap] https://www.cultofmac.com/765895/the-last-days-of-ptolemy-grey-apple-tv-recap-nina/ https://www.cultofmac.com/765895/the-last-days-of-ptolemy-grey-apple-tv-recap-nina/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 19:00:03 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=765895 Ptolemy starts tying up loose ends in this week’s episode of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, the Apple TV+ series based on the book of the same name by Walter Mosley. We see reconciliation and revelations for almost everyone this week, in a finely acted and carefully directed hour of television. Ptolemy’s memories are […]

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Wyze knew of its security cameras’ vulnerability for 3 years and told no one https://www.cultofmac.com/771537/wyze-knew-of-its-security-cameras-vulnerability-for-3-years-and-told-no-one/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771537/wyze-knew-of-its-security-cameras-vulnerability-for-3-years-and-told-no-one/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 18:20:39 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771537 Media outlets are reporting that Wyze knew for three years about a security flaw that rendered its security cameras vulnerable to hackers. But in all that time, it did not tell its customers about the problem. News of the flaw broke on Tuesday. Wyze, long know for its inexpensive but useful security cameras, has since […]

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Pachinko packs an emotional wallop [Apple TV+ recap] https://www.cultofmac.com/766329/pachinko-recap-apple-tv-chapter-four/ https://www.cultofmac.com/766329/pachinko-recap-apple-tv-chapter-four/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 18:00:11 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=766329 Pachinko, the epic, time-hopping Apple TV+ series about a Korean family’s struggles, hits its stride in a truly unbelievable fourth episode. The show started strong enough, but it reaches pantheon level in this incredible installment, which sees Solomon renouncing his capitalist training, Sunja saying goodbye in the past and hello in the future, and a […]

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Laut’s stylish aluminum stands cradle your Apple devices in style https://www.cultofmac.com/722325/elegant-laut-stands-iphone-apple-watch/ https://www.cultofmac.com/722325/elegant-laut-stands-iphone-apple-watch/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 17:11:32 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=722325 If you’re looking for a clean way to charge your beloved Apple Watch, or somewhere to place your iPhone so that it’s easy to see while you’re working, check out these elegant, super-sturdy stands from Laut. They’re made from robust, anodized aluminum and designed to look good anywhere. They’re also available in a range of […]

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‘Mac setups are cool but Lego Technic is cooler’ [Setups] https://www.cultofmac.com/771506/mac-setups-are-cool-but-lego-technic-is-cooler-setups/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771506/mac-setups-are-cool-but-lego-technic-is-cooler-setups/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 16:30:38 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771506 Who doesn’t like to have a little fun on a Friday, especially when it’s also April Fools’ Day? Not that today’s featured setup is a joke or fake in any way. It’s real. It’s serious. Not as serious as a heart attack, maybe. But it’s a working setup that likes to have a good time, […]

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Roblox sides with Apple in App Store battle against Epic Games https://www.cultofmac.com/771525/roblox-apple-app-store-battle-epic-games/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771525/roblox-apple-app-store-battle-epic-games/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 16:15:31 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771525 It would appear that large sections of the developer community are firmly behind Epic Games in its battle for a fairer, more open App Store. But not Roblox, which believes Apple’s strict controls enhance safety and security. The online game platform, which calls itself a metaverse company and boasts almost 55 million daily active users, […]

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Lumon’s drones plot their escape this week on Severance [Apple TV+ recap] https://www.cultofmac.com/766176/severance-recap-apple-tv-whats-for-dinner/ https://www.cultofmac.com/766176/severance-recap-apple-tv-whats-for-dinner/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 16:00:57 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=766176 The plan is set on this week’s episode of Apple TV+’s dark comedy thriller Severance. But will our heroes make it out of Lumon Industries? Will anyone believe Mark, Helly and Irving when they wake up from their regular lives and emerge their work selves? This week’s magnificently tense episode, directed by series executive producer […]

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Apple ‘actively testing’ 9-inch foldable, but don’t expect foldable iPhone before 2025 https://www.cultofmac.com/771512/apple-tests-9-inch-foldable/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771512/apple-tests-9-inch-foldable/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:35:12 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771512 Apple is “actively testing” a 9-inch foldable device, but it won’t be taking on Samsung with a foldable iPhone until 2025 at the earliest, one analyst claims. The company’s “priority order” for foldables is said to be medium, large and then small devices. Its current prototype is being used to test new technologies and may […]

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Today in Apple history: Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Woz and Ron Wayne https://www.cultofmac.com/537989/apple-history-apple-founded/ https://www.cultofmac.com/537989/apple-history-apple-founded/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:20:36 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=537989 April 1, 1976: The Apple Computer Company gets its start as founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne set out to sell the $666 Apple-1 computer. Apple will not officially become a corporation until January 3 the following year. By that time, Wayne is no longer a part of the business.This post contains affiliate links. […]

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Windows 10 lifetime license for $14, Office for $28 — get 90% off in Easter Sale https://www.cultofmac.com/771025/windows-10-lifetime-license-for-14-office-for-28-get-90-off-in-easter-sale/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771025/windows-10-lifetime-license-for-14-office-for-28-get-90-off-in-easter-sale/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:00:56 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771025 Cult of Mac readers can save up to 90% off the full price on Windows 10 and get great savings on lots of other Microsoft software from Keysbuff.

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Modded Android phone steals iPhone’s Lightning port https://www.cultofmac.com/771501/modded-android-steals-iphone-lightning-port/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771501/modded-android-steals-iphone-lightning-port/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 14:13:08 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771501 This Samsung Galaxy A51 is almost certainly the only Android phone in the world that uses a Lightning port. That’s thanks to engineer Ken Pillonel, who hacked the handset to use Apple’s connector instead of USB-C. The port is fully functional, with support for charging and data transfer — despite the fact that Apple designs its […]

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Spy series Slow Horses comes out of the gate fast and sarcastic [Apple TV+ recap] https://www.cultofmac.com/770158/slow-horses-review-apple-tv/ https://www.cultofmac.com/770158/slow-horses-review-apple-tv/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 14:00:42 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=770158 Slow Horses, based on the first book in the Slough House series by author Mick Herron, is the newest addition to the Apple TV+ roster of thrillers. In the series, which premieres Friday, Gary Oldman plays Jackson Lamb, the leader of a group of misfit spies who work cases in secret while MI5 looks down […]

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Host unlimited websites for life with this top-rated service  https://www.cultofmac.com/771203/ibrave-unlimited-web-hosting/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771203/ibrave-unlimited-web-hosting/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 13:30:48 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771203 Whether in your personal or professional life, everyone needs great web hosting. Now’s the perfect time to grab a lifetime deal for hosting unlimited websites with the well-reviewed iBrave Cloud Web Hosting. We’ve got a deal on it now for just $99.99 — that’s a 96% discount off the regular price of $2,997. Web hosting […]

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Apple teams up with LG to build foldable iPad and MacBook devices https://www.cultofmac.com/771495/apple-lg-foldable-ipad-macbook/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771495/apple-lg-foldable-ipad-macbook/#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:43:38 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771495 Apple is said to be collaborating with LG on new foldable iPad and MacBook models with flexible OLED displays. LG is already gearing up to supply similar displays to HP for a foldable laptop scheduled to launch this year. The report corroborates earlier claims from one display analyst, who claims Apple is exploring foldable/rollable display […]

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Avengers assemble! Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans will reunite in Apple TV+ film https://www.cultofmac.com/771437/avengers-assemble-scarlett-johansson-and-chris-evans-will-reunite-in-apple-tv-film/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771437/avengers-assemble-scarlett-johansson-and-chris-evans-will-reunite-in-apple-tv-film/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 22:15:58 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771437 Two Avengers stars are making a movie for Apple TV+. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans — perhaps best known as Black Widow and Captain America — are working on a mysterious Project Artemis. The news started out as a leak, but Evans has since confirmed it. Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans will star in Project Artemis The […]

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The 6 best VPNs for your Apple devices https://www.cultofmac.com/771197/best-vpns-for-apple-devices/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771197/best-vpns-for-apple-devices/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 21:00:06 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771197 Whether it’s for keeping your private data totally secure while online or for streaming new TV series with zero geographical restrictions, everyone needs a reliable virtual private network for their internet-connected devices. So, if you still haven’t gone anonymous online, now’s the time to invest in a VPN that will protect you for life. Right […]

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Now all small US companies can sign up for Apple Business Essentials https://www.cultofmac.com/771422/now-all-small-us-companies-can-sign-up-for-apple-business-essentials/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771422/now-all-small-us-companies-can-sign-up-for-apple-business-essentials/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 20:10:55 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771422 Apple said Thursday all small businesses in the U.S. can now sign up for its new Apple Business Essentials service. Previously in beta testing, the new service brings together device management, 24/7 Apple support and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans. Apple also unveiled new AppleCare+ for Business Essentials insurance options. Cupertino also made a two-month […]

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Apple puts iPhone game controller on the drawing board https://www.cultofmac.com/771419/apple-puts-iphone-game-controller-on-the-drawing-board/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771419/apple-puts-iphone-game-controller-on-the-drawing-board/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:41:40 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771419 Apple is showing interest in making a clip-on iPhone or iPad game controller. It filed a patent application for various permutations of exactly that sort of accessory on Thursday. This would be a new product category for the company. But it could be a boon for Apple Arcade subscribers. Undeniable: Apple considering iPhone or iPad […]

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Mic drop: Rode breaks into premium headphones market https://www.cultofmac.com/771406/mic-drop-rode-breaks-into-premium-headphones-market/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771406/mic-drop-rode-breaks-into-premium-headphones-market/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:15:53 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771406 Popular microphone brand Rode, based in Australia, dropped the mic Tuesday with major news: It’s getting into the premium headphones business. The company rolled out its first pair of high-end cans, the Rode NTH-100 Professional Over-Ear Headphones. This post contains affiliate links. Cult of Mac may earn a commission when you use our links to […]

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Run the show with this new wireless intercom headset system https://www.cultofmac.com/771388/run-the-show-with-this-new-wireless-intercom-headset-system/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771388/run-the-show-with-this-new-wireless-intercom-headset-system/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 18:20:34 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771388 Anyone who works in event management — weddings, conferences, film sets — knows that fluid communications are key. But rather than run around with your iPhone glued to the side of your head while everything goes to pieces, why not invest in a wireless intercom headset system? Hollyland launched a new set Thursday that could […]

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iOS 15.4.1 improves iPhone battery life, macOS 12.3.1 fixes Bluetooth bug https://www.cultofmac.com/771394/ios-15-4-1-release-improves-iphone-battery-life-macos-12-3-1-fixes-bluetooth-bug/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771394/ios-15-4-1-release-improves-iphone-battery-life-macos-12-3-1-fixes-bluetooth-bug/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 18:04:54 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771394 Apple introduced bug fix updates for every one of its operating systems on Thursday. These updates should improve the battery life on iPhone and iPad. And for Mac users, the new version fixes well-publicized bugs recently introduced by macOS 12.3. However, there are no new features in macOS Monterey 12.3.1, iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1 […]

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EasySelfie is a stick and tripod for iPhone that does it all — save 33% https://www.cultofmac.com/739544/easyselfie-stick-tripod-iphone/ https://www.cultofmac.com/739544/easyselfie-stick-tripod-iphone/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:43:15 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=739544 Want a selfie stick that’s good for more than just selfies? EasySelfie from SwitchEasy is a selfie stick and tripod in one that could greatly improve your on-the-go photography game. It works with iPhone as well as other cameras (including GoPro) and its aluminum design is ultra-portable. Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac […]

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Saving a single flower spurs big changes in trailer for new Peanuts Earth Day special https://www.cultofmac.com/771374/first-peanuts-earth-day-special-trailer-charlie-brown/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771374/first-peanuts-earth-day-special-trailer-charlie-brown/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:15:46 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771374 It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, the first-ever Peanuts Earth Day special, premieres April 15 on Apple TV+. It tells the story of how a single flower inspires the Peanuts gang to start caring for the environment, and features an original song by American singer-songwriter Ben Folds. A trailer for the upcoming special debuted Thursday. […]

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Safely carry your cameras with this magnetic locking strap https://www.cultofmac.com/771372/safely-carry-your-cameras-with-this-magnetic-locking-strap/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771372/safely-carry-your-cameras-with-this-magnetic-locking-strap/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:00:33 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771372 Most of us take pictures with our phones, but if you walk around with one or more actual cameras from your fancy collection, a boutique camera maker has a new strap that could change your life. The Goodman Camera Strap with Mag-Lock takes the tensile strength of Kevlar cord and marries it to a quick-release […]

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Up your game with a new Keychron Q3 custom mechanical keyboard https://www.cultofmac.com/771359/up-your-game-with-a-new-keychron-q3-custom-mechanical-keyboard/ https://www.cultofmac.com/771359/up-your-game-with-a-new-keychron-q3-custom-mechanical-keyboard/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2022 16:15:59 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=771359 Keychron launched its Q3 80% tenkeyless (TKL) full metal custom mechanical keyboard on Tuesday. Following sold-out initial runs of its Q1 and Q2 customizable keebs, the Q3 is a full aluminum mechanical keyboard with gasket mount design. It features hot-swappable switches, a high-grade aluminum case, QMK/VIA mapping support and more, the company said. Keychron Q3 80% TKL […]

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Today in Apple history: First iPad reviews hail a true game-changer https://www.cultofmac.com/474189/tiah-first-ipad-reviews/ https://www.cultofmac.com/474189/tiah-first-ipad-reviews/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2022 16:01:07 +0000 http://www.cultofmac.com/?p=474189 March 31, 2010: The world gets its first sense of how the iPad measures up, as the first reviews hit the internet. The consensus? That there’s no Flash, no USB, no multitasking — but Apple’s tablet offers an exciting new computing experience all the same. As USA Today writes, “The first iPad is a winner.” […]

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