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Analyst projects disappointing iPhone 6 sales on opening weekend

Cult of Mac - 1 hour 7 min ago
Apple is expect to launch a tsunami of new products this fall, starting with next week’s official unveiling of the iPhone 6, and while you’d think with the rumor mill hitting all-time new heights of crazy iPhone 6 sales will…Read more ›

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite Preview 7 to developers

Cult of Mac - 1 hour 26 min ago
Apple seeded the seventh beta of OS X Yosemite to developer this afternoon with build 6A280n. The release comes ahead of Yosemite’s wide release this fall, and while the seed note doesn’t mention any new features, it looks like Apple’s…Read more ›

Massive high-capacity battery will power phablet iPhone 6

Cult of Mac - 1 hour 33 min ago
While the number of leaks regarding the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 means a lot of people aren’t expecting to be surprised come September 9, the larger 5.5-inch phablet iPhone remains something of a machine of mystery. A new component uncovered by French…Read more ›

Sonos makes its speaker system easier (and cheaper) to set up

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 40 min ago
Sonos’ incredible wireless speaker system is getting even easier to setup now that company has announced its $50 Bridge that was required to stream music to any Sonos speaker in your house, will now be completely optional. A new firmware…Read more ›

Banksy’s latest sketch is a terrifying reminder of your iPhone addiction

Cult of Mac - 3 hours 20 min ago
Banksy, the U.K. street artist who doesn’t shy from making commentary on social and technology issues with his graffiti street art, published a new sketch with a terrifying reminder that your iPhone has basically become a parasitic extension. In a…Read more ›

Elgato’s HomeKit-ready sensors automate your entire home

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 21 min ago
As the iPhone 6 and public launch of iOS 8 gets ever closer, a number of products offering full integration with Apple’s new HomeKit platform have started popping up on a regular basis. The latest of these is Elgato’s new line of “Eve” connected home…Read more ›

iWatch won’t show its face at September 9 event, sources claim

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 46 min ago
The world may be buzzing to get a glimpse of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated iWatch, but according to sources from the “upstream supply chain” the company is unlikely to unveil its take on the smart watch Apple’s September 9 press conference. The…Read more ›

No more speed bumps: How Apple can fix the iPad

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 51 min ago
With all the excited chatter about the iPhone 6 and the iWatch, the iPad is starting to look like a relic from the past – and the sales back this up. Across the board, tablet sales have flatlined. On the back…Read more ›

Cortana highlights Siri’s failings in new Microsoft ad

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 51 min ago
As Apple knows full well, it’s lonely at the top! As if the constant shots from Samsung weren’t enough, Microsoft has just unleashed a new ad pitting its Cortana virtual assistant against Apple’s Siri. The ad, for those who can’t…Read more ›

Apple patents Samsung’s Galaxy Note-style radial menus for iOS

Cult of Mac - 8 hours 51 min ago
Apple has been awarded a new patent for adding moving radial menus to both Macs and iOS devices. The use of radial menus would give Apple an alternative to the pull-down menus currently used in most applications – allowing context-specific menus and submenus to…Read more ›

4chan Spawns an Open Source, Encrypted Skype Alternative, But Can You Trust It?

Technoccult - September 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

My latest for Wired:

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

When whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that full extent of the NSA’s activities last year, members of the site’s tech forum started talking about the need for a more secure alternative to Skype. Soon, they’d opened a chat room to discuss the project and created an account on the code hosting and collaboration site GitHub and began uploading code.

Full Story: Wired: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft

Categories: Occulture

PW 400: Polyamory for introverts

Polyamory Weekly - September 1, 2014 - 5:05pm

Being poly with introverts with guest Dan, dawn and Karen of Beyond the Love! Email, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit or

Categories: Podcasts

Apple ‘actively investigating’ alleged iCloud hack that led to leaked celebrity nudes

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 4:47pm
Apple is “actively investigating” if and how iCloud is to blame for the hacking of numerous celebrity accounts.  Dozens of nude and scandalous photos were posted on the internet over the weekend featuring famous actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst.…Read more ›

Apple kicks off iTunes Festival today with Deadmau5 concert

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 2:54pm
Apple’s 2014 iTunes Festival begins today with performances every day through the month of September. Like previous years, each performance will be streamed in HD for free through iTunes and the festival’s dedicated Apple TV channel. To kick things off,…Read more ›

Don’t expect reversible USB cable to ship with iPhone 6

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 2:09pm
A slew of reports and leaked pictures have suggested that Apple could ship a new Lightning cable with reversible USB connector in the iPhone 6′s packaging. That’s not happening, according to venerable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, who is rarely…Read more ›

September 19 iPhone 6 launch affirmed by Dutch carrier

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 1:27pm
We’re fairly confident that Apple will show off the iPhone 6 at its September 9th media event next week, but when will the new hardware actually go on sale? Signs are pointing to Friday, September 19th for the big launch. The…Read more ›

Save big on killer Mac apps like TextExpander, TuneUp, Flip PDF, and more! [Deals]

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 12:15pm
Your Mac is a productive device. What makes it even more productive is having killer Mac apps that will open new doors and make your life better. Today, we feature 4 Mac apps that you just cannot live without. Check…Read more ›

Plane Finder now lets you track past flights back to April 2011

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 9:30am
If you’re the type of person who enjoys/has a work-related need to track airplanes using their iPhone or iPad, you may want to download plane-tracking app Plane Finder, which has just received a brand new update — letting you watch…Read more ›

PAX cosplayers impress with passion, energy, and lots of effort

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
SEATTLE, Washington — It’s like Halloween two months early at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), with gamers and geeky fans of all stripe dressing up in costumes of varying quality and seriousness. Over 70,000 gamers converge each year in Seattle…Read more ›

Alleged iCloud hack sees nude celebrity selfies sold for Bitcoins

Cult of Mac - September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
An alleged mass iCloud hack has seen a veritable who’s who of Hollywood nude selfies leaked onto the Internet. The photos – which include the likes of Avril Lavigne, Hayden Pannettiere, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rihanna – appeared first on 4Chan, with an…Read more ›


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