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Android founder quits Google to build robots

Cult of Mac - 3 hours 51 sec ago
Andy Rubin, co-founder and former head of Android, has left Google to start up a hardware incubator dedicated to building robots. Rubin helped establish Android as the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system after it was bought by Google in…Read more ›

PW 407: Poly ethics with Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

Polyamory Weekly - October 30, 2014 - 5:29pm

A chat on ethics, the book tour and more with the co-authors of More Than Two, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert! Email, call 802-505-POLY, Twitter @polyweekly or visit or

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Spotify finally gets it together on the iPad

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 5:19pm
For the last year or two, Spotify’s iPad app has been sadly, pathetically ignored. Like Twitter for Mac and Tweetbot for iPad, the app has lagged behind the iPhone version so badly that it almost feels like using a different…Read more ›

Apple reverses stance on weird iOS calculator widget ban

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 4:35pm
Yesterday Apple notified indie developed James Thomson that he would have to remove the iOS 8 widget from his calculator app, PCalc. After the news received a good amount of backlash and press attention, Apple has reversed its stance on the issue.…Read more ›

Tim Cook’s ‘proud to be gay’ essay is important, historic and brave

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 3:23pm
Gay rights are the civil rights issue of our time, whether in the marriage chapel, the emergency room or the workplace. That’s why Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision to proclaim he is “proud to be gay” in a powerful personal…Read more ›

Seth Rogen to play Woz in Jobs biopic

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 3:11pm
Seth Rogen just landed the role to play Christian Bale’s sidekick in Sony’s upcoming biopic on Steve Jobs. Rogen will reportedly don the mantle of Steve Wozniak, according to Variety, in the film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny…Read more ›

Rapper shows why you shouldn’t post your password in a music video

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 2:20pm
We’re all concerned about our privacy lately. Using a different strong password for all our banking and website activities is the best way to keep malicious hackers from getting all up into our grill. Rapper MC Safesearch, though, needs to…Read more ›

CurrentC’s death grip on partners is starting to slip

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 2:15pm
The launch of Apple Pay was met with resistance by retailers hoping to kill the new payments solution, but after just one week of waging a war on Apple Pay, MCX is already starting to see its death grip on CurrentC supporters…Read more ›

New iOS 8 Cydia jailbreak likely to launch tomorrow

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
PanguTeam’s iOS 8 jailbreak happened much quicker than many people expected, but for most users it wasn’t worth installing since its lack of Cydia meant that most users wouldn’t have the ability to find and install software packages. That looks set…Read more ›

Internet comes out in support of Tim Cook for being ‘proud to be gay’

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 12:57pm
Tim Cook squashed years of speculations and rumors this morning, only instead of doing it with an iPhone announcement, he made his first public declaration that’s he proud to be gay. Cook never denied his sexuality, but the letter marks…Read more ›

YouTube can now handle your awesome 60fps iPhone videos

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 12:26pm
For anyone who shoots a lot of videos, having the option to shoot at 60fps is one of the most satisfying parts of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, making your footage as silky smooth as a Barry White pickup line. If your…Read more ›

Get the skills to be an expert web developer with OSTraining [Deals]

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 12:15pm
No matter what kind of business you are in, it pays to have a well constructed website. Well constructed websites these days are designed using content management systems like WordPress and Drupal and consider important things like search engine optimization…Read more ›

Spider-Man Unlimited gets sexy new girl Spidey, villains, and more

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 9:20am
One of my favorite runners to be released in the last year is Gameloft’s Spider-Man Unlimited. Released last month, it would probably be the best runner I’ve ever played, if not for it’s onerous free-to-play mechanics which make leveling up…Read more ›

5 terrifying films that turn horror tropes on their heads

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
How many ghost movies have you seen? How about werewolf or zombie flicks? With filmmakers churning out copycats constantly, the horror formula can get a little stale. We’re here to help. This is Cult of Mac’s fourth list of horror…Read more ›

iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger screen leads to higher app engagement

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
If you’re an app-maker looking to rake in the money, you’re better off creating apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than you are for smaller-screened phones, according to a new study. Analysts at IHS claim that the…Read more ›

Apple replaces iPad destroyed by exploding NASA rocket

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 8:50am
Yesterday evening, NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket exploded at launch above Wallops Island, Virginia, on route to dropping off supplies at the International Space Station. A lesser casualty of that explosion? One rocket watcher’s iPad, which was blown to smithereens by…Read more ›

The HP Sprout could have been built by Apple back in 2011

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 8:49am
By now you’ve probably seen the HP Sprout computer, an oddly-named, yet undeniably original desktop computer/tablet/projector combination that allows users to scan physical items and then manipulate them on screen using their fingers. One day after the $1,899 system got the tech…Read more ›

Beats Music trailing behind both Pandora and Spotify

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 8:30am
Beats Music may have Apple’s support behind it, but it’s still got a long way to go before it tops the crowded online marketplace. According to new figures from app analytics firm App Annie, Beats is currently trailing behind industry…Read more ›

Q3 earnings show that Apple is just clobbering Samsung

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 8:20am
Samsung may ship more devices, but there’s no doubt that Apple is winning the war. That’s the takeaway from Samsung’s latest earnings report, which stated that the Korean smartphone maker’s Q3 operating profits were just $3.8 billion, a 60 percent…Read more ›

Tim Cook: Yep, I’m gay.

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2014 - 8:11am
In a beautifully written personal essay over at Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just come out as gay, finally confirming rumors that have circulated since he took over at Steve Jobs’s replacement in 2011. In the history-making essay (remember:…Read more ›


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