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iOS 8: The most important features you need to know

Cult of Mac - 31 min 49 sec ago
iOS 8 is about to be unleash on the world today after debuting earlier this summer at WWDC. Tim Cook is calling it the biggest iOS update ever and for good reason, as the new OS has been packed with…Read more ›






The gold Apple Watch Edition could set you back a whopping $4,999

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 16 min ago
The Apple Watch Sport may start at a mere $349, but the product line’s price point could well soar from there! According to Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber, Apple’s 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition may sell for as much as $4,999. “Most people…Read more ›






6 takeaways from part 2 of Tim Cook’s interview with Charlie Rose

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 17 min ago
Part two of Tim Cook’s interview with Charlie Rose recently aired on PBS. While not quite as long or revealing as the first part, it’s still definitely worth watching. Here are six takeaways we got from part two of Cook’s…Read more ›






Using your Apple Watch while driving could land you a ticket

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 26 min ago
Motoring experts in the UK have warned that individuals using their Apple Watch while driving will face the same penalties as those caught using a mobile phone. The words of caution come from road safety charity the Institute of Advanced…Read more ›






How Nest CEO Tony Fadell models himself on Steve Jobs

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 31 min ago
There may only have been one Steve Jobs, but a recent article from Fast Company draws some interesting parallels between Jobs and Nest CEO, Tony Fadell — previously known as the Apple employee most synonymous with the iPod. Alongside his obsessive focus…Read more ›






iPhone 6 preorders may be up, but profit margins are down

Cult of Mac - 2 hours 41 min ago
Apple might have smashed its record for preorders with the iPhone 6, but according to a new report from Credit Suisse analysts, profit margins are actually down for the device. The reason for this is that Apple’s quite literally giving…Read more ›






It's Vampires, Not Satan!

Augoeides - 3 hours 32 min ago
Witch hunters are still unfortunately common in much of Africa. Recently, Nigerian evangelical Helen Ukpabio has threatened to sue two British activist groups. Ukpabio was accused by the two groups of writing that young children why cry at night are possessed by Satan, but she claims these comments are inaccurate and inflammatory. In fact, she wrote that such children were possessed by "vampiric witchcraft spirits." Which, in the context of throwing around baseless witchcraft accusations, is clearly such an important distinction that it merits a massive lawsuit.

The evangelical Christian, who claims to be a former witch herself, has drawn criticism for exploiting superstitions and potentially harming children. Among other things, she believes children under two years old who cry in the middle of the night might be possessed with black, red and vampire witchcraft spirits.

But Ukpabio, whose ban from the UK was made on the grounds of child protection, is now threatening to sue the British Humanist Association (BHA) and the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) over the wording of complaints against her, which confuse possession by Satan with vampire spirit possessions.

The associations accused Ukpabio of writing: "a child under two years of age that cries at night and deteriorates in health is an agent of Satan". However, the Christian preacher claims it is "vampire witchcraft spirits" the children would be possessed by, not Satan. She is considering a defamation claim as the public may now believe her to be an "evil woman".
In fact, the saddest thing about this story is not arguing about the distinction between vampires and Satan. Given the nature of African witch hysteria, the distinction could very well be highly significant to an angry mob. No, the saddest thing is how Ukpabio has apparently built an entire ministry around demonizing normal childhood behavior. I know from personal experience that children under two years old sometimes cry at night, often when they're sick - and it has nothing to do with possession by vampires or Satan or anything else. They just feel bad and have no other way to ask for help.

Categories: Occulture

Samsung beats Apple to the… musical sitcom?

Cult of Mac - 4 hours 26 min ago
I may be in the minority here, but when I think of the type of TV show I’d picture Samsung as, my mind goes to scandalous political thriller House of Cards well before it does to Glee. Which is, of…Read more ›






ProCam brings iOS 8′s manual camera controls into focus

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 11 min ago
ProCam 2 – confusingly now at v3.0 – is the first camera app that allows manual focus and exposure on devices running iOS 8. You now get full manual control of ISO, shutter speed, focus and white balance, all with…Read more ›






OmniFocus 2 for iPad shows off new iOS 8 Extensions

Cult of Mac - 5 hours 38 min ago
Extensions are coming to iOS 8, and Omni shows us just how cool they can be with a new version of OmniFocus 2 for iPhone plus the brand new OmniFocus 2 for iPad. There are a whole bunch of different…Read more ›






The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Meta Review: Bigger really is better

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 9:50pm
Early reviews of the latest iPhones are in, and the overwhelming consensuses is that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are both killer smartphones. The 6 is the best phone out there, period. Opinions are more split on the Plus…Read more ›






Apple strengthens iCloud.com security with two-factor authentication

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 8:22pm
Today Apple quietly expanded its use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud users. Now those who have enabled the added security measure will be asked to verify their identity with a secondary device when logging into iCloud.com. For the first…Read more ›






On telling your dreams to go fuck themselves

Technoccult - September 16, 2014 - 8:05pm

And on the subject of not not doing what we (think) we love, here’s Dan Hon on Hank Green‘s talk from XOXO festival last weekend:

Hank’s thing was treading the well-worn path of telling you to fuck your dreams because, hey, your dreams are unrealistic. Well, they’re not unrealistic. But they’re just suggestions. And that you don’t owe any obligation to your former self: they literally don’t exist anymore. But this is the hard part: if you’re trying to work out what it is that you *want* to do, then you kind of have to try a whole bunch of things out. Our education system and culture and economy isn’t set up to do that. We aren’t set up to let people a/b test a whole bunch of vocations or careers. We haven’t built up a society that enables and empowers people to work out what’s best, because hey, we’ve got bills to pay all the time. And if you haven’t noticed, all of this technology that empowers people and enables new forms of success *costs money*.

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Categories: Occulture

Saudi man demands iPhone 6 as dowry for sister’s marriage

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 4:42pm
In the 21st century you can’t sell your sister into slavery, but you can apparently trade her for an iPhone 6. A Saudi man is demanding a new iPhone 6 as dowry before he will consent to his sister getting…Read more ›






Watch Apple’s massive cash hoard pile up in real-time

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 3:08pm
Apple’s massive pile of cash is about to get even bigger this weekend as the the iPhone 6 triggers an avalanche of new upgrades after shattering Apple’s record for pre-orders in a 24 hour period. Now you can watch Apple’s…Read more ›






Cops nab Foxconn worker suspected of leaking iPhone 6 parts

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
The iPhone 6 won’t be available for a few more days in the United States, but in mainland China, getting your fingers on Apple’s biggest screen ever is shockingly easy, and police are starting to help Foxconn crackdown on leaks.…Read more ›






Microsoft modernizes note-taking with OneNote iOS 8 extension

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 1:31pm
If you use OneNote to keep all your digital stuff in one place, you’ll be excited to know that Microsoft’s note-taking app is getting an iOS 8 update today. Microsoft announced the new update on its official YouTube channel Tuesday…Read more ›






Microsoft’s gorgeous new keyboard plays nicely with Android and iOS

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 1:03pm
  Microsoft today announced a good-looking tablet keyboard that isn’t designed only for devices running its own Windows platform, but those powered by Android and iOS as well. It’s called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, and it’s folding design makes it…Read more ›






Be a leading edge iOS app developer with the complete Swift course [Deals]

Cult of Mac - September 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
When the iPhone 6 was announced and iOS 8 introduced, so to was unveiled Swift, Apple’s newest app development language.  Swift is the language meant to replace Objective C in iOS app development. iOS app designers fluent in Swift are…Read more ›






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