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Best deals of the week: HyperDrive, Roxio Toast 12, 180 QX Drone, Blinkist, more [Deals]

Cult of Mac - December 21, 2014 - 12:15pm
Every day, Cult of Mac Deals features cool prices on hot products designed to make your life better. Today, we feature some of the best there we have right now. Of course, you can go to Cult of Mac Deals…Read more ›

Hot deals ending soon: NetSpot Pro, NES30, iMazing, Striiv Fusion, more [Deals]

Cult of Mac - December 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
Awesome tech products for less is what Cult of Mac Deals is all about. Deals like the ones we present every day can’t stick around forever though. This is your last chance to get NetSpot Pro, the NES30 Bluetooth Controller,…Read more ›

Facebook Messenger gets the slickest read receipts in town

Cult of Mac - December 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Read receipts. They’re the first thing I turn off when I get a new messaging app or iOS device. But Facebook is doubling down on read receipts in the new Facebook Messenger, which has new, blisteringly fast notifications showing you…Read more ›

Apple forces Nintype to drop one of the iOS keyboard’s signature features

Cult of Mac - December 20, 2014 - 10:00am
With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have…Read more ›

Kate Winslet eyed for female lead in Steve Jobs film

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 4:05pm
Universal Pictures is eyeing Kate Winslet to play the lead female role in Aaron Sorkin’s movie on Steve Jobs, reports Variety. It’s still unknown what character the Titanic star might play, but after a couple of other Oscar nominated actresses…Read more ›

Stash all your secret files in KYMS’ encrypted calculator app

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 3:00pm
This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of KYMS. What better way to keep your media safe than to encrypt your files and hide them behind an iOS app that appears to be nothing more than a stylish calculator?…Read more ›

Parody trailer rips into The Desolation of Smaug’s soft underbelly

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 1:55pm
As we watch the hordes of moviegoers heading out to see the final film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, we can’t help but rejoice a little that this endless epic journey is about to end.…Read more ›

Control your computer with Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 and save 50% [Deals]

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 12:15pm
“A keyboard? How quaint,” said C. Montgomery Scott, the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer, when it was suggested he use a keyboard instead of voicing commands to a computer. How quaint indeed. Now, with Dragon Dictate for Mac 4, you can…Read more ›

Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by accusations of labor abuse

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 12:10pm
Tim Cook has told Apple employees he’s ‘deeply offended’ by the BBC’s critical documentary, ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’, that investigated working conditions inside Apple’s supply chains in Asia. In an email from Apple VP Jeff Williams to the company’s workers in…Read more ›

Here’s why you felt like you’d already seen the Jurassic World trailer

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 11:30am
We recently got our first look at the Jurassic World trailer, the spot for Universal’s fourth installment in the blockbuster dinosauring-gone-awry franchise. And while I was listening to all of that crappy dialogue and looking at the pretty graphics, something…Read more ›

Glowing results are possible when building with flawed wood

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Jewelry maker Mat Brown is getting married, and the romantic in him is hard at work creating wedding rings out of an alloy of silver and gold called electrum. But on the practical side of sharing a life, Brown recently…Read more ›

Mall Santas, “rollover” data, and our most-wanted gifts on The CultCast

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 9:40am
Merry CultCast, boys and girls! This week: Santa gets a little “grabby”; Apple wins a major lawsuit; our iPhones deserve “rollover” data plans; the incredibly low payouts artists get from Spotify; and the high-end gifts we really want but will…Read more ›

ICYMI: Unique gifts for the Apple fanatic in your life

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 9:30am
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us, with Christmas arriving next week and Hanukkah already in full swing. Our very own Leander Kahney weighs in this week with a fantastic gift guide for all those crazy…Read more ›

How to add Continuity to any Mac using just a cheap Bluetooth dongle

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 9:20am
A couple months ago, we wrote about the Continuity Activation Tool, an app that hacks Continuity into older Macs that can’t support Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and AirDrop by default. The only problem? It was rough: you needed to physically break…Read more ›

Tim Cook has made a sizable donation to help gay rights in Alabama

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 9:20am
Apple CEO Tim Cook is the most powerful (openly) gay man in America, and also the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. As such, he’s done a lot for gay rights during his interim at Apple, and…Read more ›

Avatar Secrets shows how one woman found wisdom in a video game

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 9:00am
Can you truly find yourself in a video game? Canadian filmmaker and professor Ramona Pringle thinks so. After her mother got sick and she broke up with her New York boyfriend, she spent a year playing World of Warcraft, a…Read more ›

After hacks, Sony’s ‘stuck in 1992′ … except for Mac users

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 8:20am
After an attack by a group of hackers-slash-cyber-terrorists, Sony Pictures is having a rough time. Countless embarrassing details about the organization — including executive salaries and salacious emails — have leaked to the media. Even worse, threats against theatergoers have…Read more ›

Caution: Don’t miss out on the best iOS apps of 2014

Cult of Mac - December 19, 2014 - 8:00am
The word “app” has always described Apple’s executable programs, but it wasn’t until the App Store appeared in 2008 that the term really took hold as a way to describe the little programs that help make our smartphones not just…Read more ›


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