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Dr Dre’s first album in 16 years will be an Apple Music exclusive

Cult of Mac - August 3, 2015 - 8:00am
Apple Music may have come under fire from big-name Apple commentators including Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber, but you can’t say that the service hasn’t delivered when it comes to artist exclusives. Over the weekend, Dr. Dre announced on his Beats 1 show “The Pharmacy” what, for long-time hip-hop fans, may be the most exciting […]

Apple wants Siri to take your voicemails in iOS 10

Cult of Mac - August 3, 2015 - 7:37am
Siri is looking for a way to stop you ever having to listen to your voicemails again, according to a new report. Apple is reportedly testing a new smart voicemail feature which, among other innovations, would allow Siri to answer your calls and then transcribe the voicemails as text messages. Having messages transcribed for you […]

PW 440: A chat with Janet Hardy

Polyamory Weekly - August 2, 2015 - 11:49pm

Q&A with Janet Hardy at As You Like It in Eugene, Oregon. Email, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit or

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The iOS 8.4 jailbreak app is now available on Mac

Cult of Mac - August 2, 2015 - 3:34pm
Attention: jailbreakers and would-be jailbreakers! TaiG, the Chinese jailbreaking team that has been thanked in Apple patch notes for exposing iOS vulnerabilities, has just released a new jailbreak tool for Mac that will allow you to run unsigned code on any iOS 8.4 device. Hurrah! The process of jailbreaking is so simple, anyone can do […]

Fully assembled iPhone 6s display could prove Force Touch is incoming

Cult of Mac - August 2, 2015 - 3:15pm
GeekBar – a generally reliable Chinese site behind a series of schematic and parts leaks about upcoming Apple releases – has published new images of what they claim is a fully-assembled display for the iPhone 6s. The three photos show the front and back views of a display unit which they claims will go into […]

Save up to 50% on some of our favorite MFi-certified lightning cables [Deals]

Cult of Mac - August 2, 2015 - 12:15pm
Let’s face it – your stock, rubberized Lightning cable often comes up short and just doesn’t last very long. Whatever the gripe, the durable, extra-long and versatile alternatives in this roundup will meet your mobile-charging needs. Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable – 28% off There’s no such thing as ‘too tough’ when it comes to your charging cable, but […]

Cult of Mac Magazine: Welcome to the new site, plus Apple TV’s big update

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 4:45pm
We have the technology. We can make the Cult of Mac website better than it was. Better, stronger, faster. We can and we did (and it didn’t cost us $6 million, either). In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad, you’ll get the scoop on our website’s redesign, plus updates […]

Worms 3, Guerilla Filmmaker, and others awesome apps of the week

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 1:00pm
It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for Cult of Mac to run down the week’s best apps. From guerrilla filmmaking to guerrilla warfare, and silent messaging apps to RSS readers, we think we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our pics below: Guerilla Filmmaker From Bentley commercials to Sundance indie movies, it’s not exactly […]

These deals on useful gear and gadgets end soon [Deals]

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 12:15pm
This week’s soon-to-end deals have got something for everybody. Whether you want to tell animated stories, guard your online and physical wallets, or keep your groove going at the gym, these are all offers worth jumping on before it’s too late. Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger – 80% off This sleek 3-port USB charging hub keeps […]

Why you’re stupid if you don’t use Safari on your MacBook

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 11:29am
We’ve seen before that changing from Chrome to Safari can make a big difference on your Mac’s battery life. But if you haven’t switched from Chrome or Firefox to Safari yet, this fact might change your mind: if you’re a MacBook user, you’re losing an average of 1 hour of total battery life by using […]

36 empty iMac boxes taped together = human iMac hamster wheel!

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 10:41am
Looking for a fun weekend project? Got 36 iMac boxes lying around? Make yourself an iMac hamster wheel. Redditor studercinema posted this incredible picture of two school IT dudes riding three dozen iMac boxes in a giant rolling circle. How is this possible? It turns out an empty iMac box has a ten degree angle […]

Why you may run into trouble if you try to switch running apps

Cult of Mac - August 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Using a running app to log your workouts is a great way to track your progress and stay motivated. But have you considered who actually owns the workout data you are logging? If you ever decide to switch apps, you might be in for a surprise. While some services, like Strava, make it easy to […]

5 things to do with your obsolete Apple TV

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 7:15pm
All rumors and speculation point to a brand new model of the Apple TV – and it’s about time. It should be complete with better hardware and finally its own App Store. Since the only thing Apple has done with Apple TV in the past three years is drop the price from $99 to $69, it’s […]

Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 7:10pm
Apple told investors earlier this month that sales of the Apple Watch have far exceeded its own internal expectations, but some of the companies that are making parts for the new wearable are claiming that they can’t even break even because demand is so weak. Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) which makes the system-in-package case […]

Finally, a way to make Macs and PCs play nice

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 3:00pm
This post is brought to you by Paragon Software Group, maker of NTFS for Mac. It’s an unfortunate truth that Macs and PCs generally don’t get along. Snickering ads aside, the discord between the platforms is a real inconvenience for anyone trying to make the jump from one to the other, or for people who […]

Apple Music metadata is messing up your music

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 2:51pm
If you’ve been having problems with Apple Music and iCloud Music Library incorrectly matching songs in your library, you’re far from the only one. It turns out the reason is that Apple Music doesn’t use the same method for matching songs you own as iTunes Match does. This results in significantly more errors and frustrated […]

Pinterest hires former Apple designer Susan Kare

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 2:27pm
As part of the original Macintosh team back in the 80s, Susan Kare created some of Apple’s earliest typefaces and icons, but now the famous designer is ready to bring her iconic skills to Pinterest, as the company’s newest design lead. Pinterest has hired Kare to be part of the company’s creative team, where she’ll […]

Does Apple really need a 4-inch iPhone 6c?

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 2:04pm
We know Apple will launch its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus this fall — you can bet your house on it — but what we don’t know is whether it will be accompanied by an iPhone 6c. For months it looked like the smaller, more affordable model was set to return, however, a recent report said Apple […]

This toaster is actually an iPhone charging station in disguise

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 2:03pm
Keeping enough iPhone cables around the house to your entire family’s devices charged can result in some unsightly blogs of tangled cables. Most charging stations look horrible, or too nerdy to keep in open sight, but the Foaster is hoping the solve that problem by disguising an iPhone charging station in the shape of one […]

Toyota shuns CarPlay for some nav system you’ve never heard of

Cult of Mac - July 31, 2015 - 1:18pm
Instead of using Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system or Android Auto in its 2016 vehicles, Toyota has decided to use a company you’ve probably never heard of to provide navigation and phone connectivity. Toyota’s first vehicle with the tech will be the 2016 Tacoma pickup, outfitted with a Scout GPS Link unit from Telnav Inc. The […]


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