Cult of Mac https://www.cultofmac.com Tech and culture through an Apple lens Mon, 11 Jul 2022 07:55:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.6 Apple’s cheaper AR headset could arrive in 2025 https://www.cultofmac.com/783612/apples-cheaper-ar-headset-could-arrive-2025/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783612/apples-cheaper-ar-headset-could-arrive-2025/#respond Mon, 11 Jul 2022 07:55:04 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783612 Apple’s second-generation AR headset could debut in 2025 with a more affordable price tag. The company seemingly plans to launch two different variants of the headset to target consumers with different budgets. Apple’s first-generation mixed reality headset is currently expected to launch in the first half of 2023. Budget AR headset could help boost shipments […]

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Today in Apple history: App Store opens its virtual doors https://www.cultofmac.com/491792/app-store-virtual-doors/ https://www.cultofmac.com/491792/app-store-virtual-doors/#respond Sun, 10 Jul 2022 15:05:47 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=491792 July 10, 2008: Apple launches the App Store, an online hub that lets iPhone owners browse and download apps made by third-party developers. Transforming the iPhone from a locked-down platform to a generative one, the App Store means that every iPhone user can have his or her own “killer app” depending on the software they […]

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iPhone 14 could cost $100 more than iPhone 13 https://www.cultofmac.com/783592/iphone-14-could-cost-100-more-iphone-13/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783592/iphone-14-could-cost-100-more-iphone-13/#respond Sun, 10 Jul 2022 13:50:53 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783592 iPhone 14 could cost $100 more than iPhone 13 due to an increase in component costs across Apple’s supply chain, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Rising component costs could make iPhone 14 more expensive Ives told The Sun that “a $100 price increase is coming for the iPhone 14.” Apple could be forced to […]

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Get Sam’s Club Plus for extra savings on tech, travel and more https://www.cultofmac.com/783210/sams-club-plus-membership-sale/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783210/sams-club-plus-membership-sale/#respond Sun, 10 Jul 2022 13:30:13 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783210 When you’re planning your next vacation, is Sam’s Club the first place you think to look for deals on hotels? What about when you need to get your eyes checked, or need to fill a prescription? If not, maybe it’s time to revisit how you think of Sam’s. During our Deal Days Sale, you can […]

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Today in Apple history: Apple reclaims top spot in education https://www.cultofmac.com/558343/today-in-apple-history-apple-reclaims-top-spot-in-education/ https://www.cultofmac.com/558343/today-in-apple-history-apple-reclaims-top-spot-in-education/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2022 15:40:06 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=558343 July 9, 2001: Apple is named the No. 1 computer manufacturer in the education market, with twice as many machines in schools as runner-up Dell Computer. It’s a big turnaround from a couple years earlier, when Dell overtook Apple and Steve Jobs was accused of abandoning this important market. Apple and the education market There […]

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Bluetti Prime Day offers great deals on power products https://www.cultofmac.com/783096/bluetti-prime-day/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783096/bluetti-prime-day/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2022 15:00:03 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783096 Taking a cue from Amazon, power products maker Bluetti is calling its big annual shopping event "Bluetti Prime Day" on July 12 and 13.

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My, what a big screen your ‘rugged’ Apple Watch has [The CultCast] https://www.cultofmac.com/783548/rugged-apple-watch-the-cultcast/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783548/rugged-apple-watch-the-cultcast/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2022 14:30:23 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783548 This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: This could be the year Apple Watch goes large … and rugged … and maybe long. Like, long enough to track the kind of intense, multi-hour workouts that “extreme sports athletes” engage in. So the question is, what will this beefier (and pricier) Apple Watch look like? We […]

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Don’t miss this PlayStation Plus deal — only $55 for a full year https://www.cultofmac.com/783207/playstation-plus-essential/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783207/playstation-plus-essential/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2022 13:30:21 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783207 A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus Essential gets you access to an ever-growing collection of games, plus other perks you’ll love. And during our Deal Days Sale, you can get it for only $55 — no coupon code needed. But if you want in on this hot gaming deal, you’d better move fast. The sale ends […]

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For All Mankind finally makes it to Mars, and it’s depressing [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆☆ https://www.cultofmac.com/778519/for-all-mankind-recap-seven-minutes-of-terror-apple-tv/ https://www.cultofmac.com/778519/for-all-mankind-recap-seven-minutes-of-terror-apple-tv/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 21:30:53 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=778519 In “Seven Minutes of Terror,” Apple TV+ alt-history space race show For All Mankind returns this week to where it left off last season, with America and Russia once more holding hands begrudgingly to fix some space problems. Ed and Karen have the same trouble with authority. Danny’s cracking up. Margo’s head is in a […]

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Golf every day on your Apple TV with a SwingLogic simulator https://www.cultofmac.com/783203/swinglogic-slx-microsim-golf-simulator/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783203/swinglogic-slx-microsim-golf-simulator/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 21:00:51 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783203 Golf, as much as you might love it, proves a bit time-consuming. Even if it’s your favorite way to spend a day, you probably don’t always have time to head out to the course to play a full 18 holes. But your favorite hobby doesn’t need to include lengthy drive time — just a big […]

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New magnetic sleeve is a perfect fit for M2 MacBook Air https://www.cultofmac.com/783512/new-magnetic-sleeve-is-a-perfect-fit-for-m2-macbook-air/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783512/new-magnetic-sleeve-is-a-perfect-fit-for-m2-macbook-air/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 19:29:09 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783512 Got a new 13-inch M2 MacBook Air in need of some stylish protection? WaterField Designs just unveiled its new Magnetic Laptop Sleeve. It’s custom-fitted to that ultralight laptop. The sleeve, made of waxed canvas in four color choices, offers serious protection, too. And if you preorder one soon enough, you can get special early-bird gift. See […]

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Apple keeps up with rush of M2 MacBook Air preorders https://www.cultofmac.com/783499/apple-keeps-up-with-rush-of-m2-macbook-air-preorders/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783499/apple-keeps-up-with-rush-of-m2-macbook-air-preorders/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 18:40:38 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783499 Preorders for the svelte new M2 MacBook Air began early Friday morning and Apple is mostly keeping up with demand. There’s even one standard configuration still available for delivery on the July 15 launch day. The base model can be delivered a few days after that. Build up the specs and the wait time can […]

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New iPhone 14 case leak supports rumor of ‘Plus’ model https://www.cultofmac.com/783484/new-iphone-14-case-leak-supports-rumor-of-plus-model/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783484/new-iphone-14-case-leak-supports-rumor-of-plus-model/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 18:11:27 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783484 A photograph said to show leaked iPhone 14 cases supports the widespread idea that the series will feature four models and bigger camera bumps. And it appears to show a case for a large, non-Pro handset that may be called “iPhone 14 Plus.” If this holds up at launch in a couple of months, the […]

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Loot needs a spark to elevate it beyond the common sitcom [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆ https://www.cultofmac.com/778360/loot-recap-apple-tv-halsa/ https://www.cultofmac.com/778360/loot-recap-apple-tv-halsa/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 17:00:26 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=778360 Apple TV+ comedy Loot takes a spa day today as Molly tries to relive her old lifestyle without her old life, and the rest of the office bonds over shared drinks and massages. Arthur and Molly think about each other more than friends do, but everywhere she goes reminds her of the life she lost […]

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Apple Arcade collection of classic games adds something for everyone https://www.cultofmac.com/783456/apple-arcade-collection-of-classic-games-has-something-for-everyone/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783456/apple-arcade-collection-of-classic-games-has-something-for-everyone/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 16:45:23 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783456 Apple Arcade offers many original games, but the collection also includes quite a few App Store Greats: classic titles that have joined Apple’s gaming service. Recent additions include Samorost 3+, My Bowling 3D+, Jigsaw Puzzle+ and Pro Darts 2022+. They join dozen of other classic games that players used to have to pay to play […]

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Ingenious AirTag mount doubles as a reflector for discreet bike tracking https://www.cultofmac.com/743753/airtag-mount-reflector-bike-tracking/ https://www.cultofmac.com/743753/airtag-mount-reflector-bike-tracking/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 16:25:42 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=743753 Strap an AirTag to your bike so that you can discreetly track its location with this ingenious mount from Device Therapy. It looks just like a bog-standard reflector at first glance, so would-be thieves will have no idea it’s even there. Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store for just $15.99. Keep AirTag […]

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Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs begins his path back to the top https://www.cultofmac.com/557757/steve-jobs-apple-ceo/ https://www.cultofmac.com/557757/steve-jobs-apple-ceo/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 16:00:30 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=557757 July 8, 1997: Steve Jobs begins his path to becoming chief executive officer of Apple, after former CEO Gil Amelio departs the company on the back of a massive quarterly loss. Also leaving Apple is Ellen Hancock, executive vice president of technology. To run Apple’s day-to-day operations, CFO Fred Anderson takes over until a new CEO […]

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Tiny apartment benefits from beautifully backlit Studio Display [Setups] https://www.cultofmac.com/783114/beautifully-backlit-studio-display-suits-studio-apartment-setups/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783114/beautifully-backlit-studio-display-suits-studio-apartment-setups/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 15:30:27 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783114 “Backlighting” in the context of displays usually refers to LED lighting. And while today’s featured M1 Pro MacBook workstation has a new Studio Display with such backlighting, that’s not what the headline above refers to. It refers to the workstation’s backlighting, or bias lighting, illuminating the wall behind the display. It comes from three strategically […]

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Apple TV+ nabs record 53 Hollywood Critics Association Awards nominations https://www.cultofmac.com/783412/apple-tv-nabs-record-53-hollywood-critics-association-awards-nominations/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783412/apple-tv-nabs-record-53-hollywood-critics-association-awards-nominations/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 15:15:02 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783412 Apple TV+ garnered a record 53 nominations for 16 shows across a range of genres — comedy, drama, documentary, anthology series, variety-sketch series — for the upcoming Hollywood Critics Association Awards. Psychological thriller Severance and comedy Ted Lasso led the way with a dozen nominations apiece. Apple TV+ nabs record number of nominations for Hollywood […]

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July Flash Sale: Buy lifetime genuine Windows 10 for $13 and save up to 90%! https://www.cultofmac.com/782919/july-flash-sale-windows-10/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782919/july-flash-sale-windows-10/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 15:00:23 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782919 Use promo code COM at Keysbuff.com to save you an extra 25% off the site's already-low prices on keys for Windows 10 Pro Global and more.

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Physical puts a grim face on blackmail and adultery [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆☆ https://www.cultofmac.com/778050/physical-recap-apple-tv-dont-you-have-enough/ https://www.cultofmac.com/778050/physical-recap-apple-tv-dont-you-have-enough/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 14:30:09 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=778050 Apple TV+’s Physical has an incurable itch to break free this week. Both Sheila’s and John’s spouses know something is up. They try to help, but they can’t — because there’s no cure for being blackmailed by a vindictive Bunny. John stares a new life in the face, a real one and an imaginary one. […]

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iPad mini 6 users face charging problem after iPadOS 15.5 update https://www.cultofmac.com/783406/ipad-mini-6-users-face-charging-problem-ipados-15-5-update/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783406/ipad-mini-6-users-face-charging-problem-ipados-15-5-update/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 14:15:12 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783406 Select iPad mini 6 users are having trouble charging their device after installing the iPadOS 15.5 update. Apple is aware of the problem and investigating the cause behind the problem. The problem seems to be related to software and is not a hardware one. iPad mini 6 users facing charging woes MacRumors reports that Apple […]

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Swiss Army knife of household cleaning can tackle all your messes https://www.cultofmac.com/782758/elicto-es-800-vacuum-spin-mop/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782758/elicto-es-800-vacuum-spin-mop/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 13:30:50 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782758 Who has the closet space for a vacuum, a mop, a duster and all the cleaning supplies that they require? Even if you do, you might be able to use that space more efficiently by consolidating a few of those cleaning implements. The Elicto ES-800 5-in-1 Vacuum Spin Mop is your do-it-once cleaner that picks […]

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Black Bird turns a stool pigeon into a hero [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆ https://www.cultofmac.com/773385/black-bird-recap-apple-tv/ https://www.cultofmac.com/773385/black-bird-recap-apple-tv/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 13:00:24 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=773385 Black Bird, the new Apple TV+ series about an inmate tasked with cozying up to a suspected serial killer, begins as a blustery and entirely too familiar tale of bad men doing bad things, without much to distract from the cliches. However, armed with an impressive cast and crew — and one of the last […]

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Preorder the M2 MacBook Air now while supplies last https://www.cultofmac.com/783400/preorder-m2-macbook-air-now-while-supplies-last/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783400/preorder-m2-macbook-air-now-while-supplies-last/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2022 12:01:06 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783400 Apple has started accepting preorders for the M2 MacBook Air. The company took down its online store for a couple of hours to prepare for the new Air’s launch. The new MacBook Air will be available in retail stores from July 15. M2 MacBook Air is sleek and powerful Announced at WWDC22, the new MacBook […]

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Give them the power of choice with a Bluetti E-Gift Card https://www.cultofmac.com/782932/bluetti-e-gift-cards/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782932/bluetti-e-gift-cards/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 21:40:35 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782932 Power stations, power banks and solar panels make great gifts. And Bluetti E-Gift Cards let giftees get exactly what they want.

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This bundle is your golden ticket to a lucrative IT career https://www.cultofmac.com/782755/get-comptia-certified-without-ever-leaving-your-macbook-with-this-bundle/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782755/get-comptia-certified-without-ever-leaving-your-macbook-with-this-bundle/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 21:00:11 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782755 While many jobs require an expensive college degree and loads of experience, the IT field includes many skills-based opportunities that only require certifications that prove your expertise. That means a self-taught IT pro can land a killer career — but getting those certifications isn’t easy. If you enroll in this Complete 2022 CompTIA Certification Course […]

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Should you grab a great deal on AirPods Pro or wait for the new ones? https://www.cultofmac.com/783330/should-you-grab-a-great-deal-on-airpods-pro-or-wait-for-the-new-ones/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783330/should-you-grab-a-great-deal-on-airpods-pro-or-wait-for-the-new-ones/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 20:16:04 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783330 Some great sales prices have popped up lately for Apple’s flagship earbuds, AirPods Pro. That may relate to the fact that the highly anticipated next-gen version with new features is expected to launch before the end of the year. And sellers want to clear out stock. So should you take the deal behind door No. […]

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This 2TB portable SSD holds all your data for less than $30 [Back in stock] https://www.cultofmac.com/776416/2tb-portable-ssd-external-hard-drive/ https://www.cultofmac.com/776416/2tb-portable-ssd-external-hard-drive/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 16:30:52 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=776416 Cloud storage is great, but like any technology, it has a time and place. When you want guaranteed storage that doesn’t require an internet connection to access, what you really need is a good external drive. This 2TB portable SSD keeps your data close and your devices unclogged. And for a limited time, it costs […]

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Elago brings back a classic colorful case for iPhone 13 https://www.cultofmac.com/783239/elago-brings-back-a-classic-colorful-case-for-iphone-13/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783239/elago-brings-back-a-classic-colorful-case-for-iphone-13/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 16:15:41 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783239 There’s nothing like a splash of color to jazz things up. Elago found that out years ago when it first offered its popular Glide series of cases, which feature two-tone color combinations. Now an improved, more-protective version of the case is out for iPhone 13 handsets. And better yet, you can get a great price […]

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iOS 16 beta 3: All the new features and changes https://www.cultofmac.com/781859/ios-16-beta-new-features-changes/ https://www.cultofmac.com/781859/ios-16-beta-new-features-changes/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 16:00:01 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=781859 Apple is continuing with the iOS 16 beta releases as it prepares the OS for its public launch later this fall. With iOS 16 beta 3 now available, here is a look at all the new changes and improvements it incorporates. And for iPad users, the more important iPadOS 16 beta 3 changes are also […]

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Apple Watch 7 and SE hit all-time low prices https://www.cultofmac.com/783213/apple-watch-7-and-se-hit-all-time-low-prices/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783213/apple-watch-7-and-se-hit-all-time-low-prices/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 15:15:10 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783213 Various discounts across the Apple Watch lineup appeared Thursday, including Apple Watch SE hitting an all-time low price on Amazon for the first time and models of Apple Watch Series 7 reaching or returning to all-time low prices. Act fast, though — these deals often don’t last long. This post contains affiliate links. Cult of […]

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Today in Apple history: App Store surpasses 15 billion downloads https://www.cultofmac.com/491272/today-apple-history-app-store-surpasses-15-billion-downloads/ https://www.cultofmac.com/491272/today-apple-history-app-store-surpasses-15-billion-downloads/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 14:50:04 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=491272 July 7, 2011: Three years after its launch, the App Store passes 15 billion downloads. This represents a major milestone for Apple. The App Store offers more than 425,00 apps, which give the iPhone and iPad incredible capabilities and add to the devices’ wide appeal. App Store hits 15 billion downloads Despite CEO Steve Jobs’ […]

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Luck trailer: First full-length, 3D-animated film on Apple TV+ looks fun https://www.cultofmac.com/783193/luck-trailer-first-full-length-3d-animated-film-on-apple-tv-looks-fun/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783193/luck-trailer-first-full-length-3d-animated-film-on-apple-tv-looks-fun/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 14:30:01 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783193 Feeling unlucky lately? Wouldn’t it be nice if a black cat who speaks English with a Scottish accent could take you to a magical land where luck is made? Not bloody likely to happen, but you get the next best thing with Luck, the first full-length, 3D-animated film to hit Apple TV+, which offered a […]

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Access 700,000 diverse, royalty-free photos for just $19 for life https://www.cultofmac.com/782752/scopio-authentic-stock-photography-lifetime-subscription/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782752/scopio-authentic-stock-photography-lifetime-subscription/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 13:30:55 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782752 For a while now, stock photography has largely favored white models. If you’re designing a website and want it to accurately reflect the people visiting it, only having a narrow set of imagery to pull from is an issue. In fact, two-thirds of consumers say representation plays a role in decisions about whether to engage […]

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How to get ready to preorder the M2 MacBook Air https://www.cultofmac.com/783299/how-to-get-ready-to-preorder-the-m2-macbook-air/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783299/how-to-get-ready-to-preorder-the-m2-macbook-air/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2022 08:45:13 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783299 The most exciting MacBook of 2022 goes up for preorder on Friday, and the M2 MacBook Air is likely to sell out quickly. You need do some early prep work if you want to get your hands on this beautifully redesigned notebook as soon as possible. Here’s how to be completely ready to put in […]

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Long-lost iPhone clownfish return in iOS 16 beta 3 https://www.cultofmac.com/783174/long-lost-iphone-clownfish-are-back-in-ios-16-beta-3/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783174/long-lost-iphone-clownfish-are-back-in-ios-16-beta-3/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 23:25:05 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783174 When Apple first showed off the original iPhone in early 2007, the demo included a Lock Screen image of a pair of clownfish. The pic was not on the device when it shipped, but some people say the picture is included in the just-released iOS 16 beta 3. Bringing back the image after 15 years […]

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MagMount keeps iPhone secure and easy to see behind the wheel https://www.cultofmac.com/746443/magmount-car-iphone-12/ https://www.cultofmac.com/746443/magmount-car-iphone-12/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 22:10:01 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=746443 Use your iPhone for turn-by-turn navigation while you’re on the road? Keep it secure and easy to see with the handy and affordable MagMount from SwitchEasy — available now from the Cult of Mac Store. Available in two variants, the magnetic car mount attaches to your windshield or your car’s air vents. Then, it uses […]

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Apple TV+ keeps finding new viewers to grow faster than rivals https://www.cultofmac.com/783160/apple-tv-keeps-finding-new-viewers-to-grow-faster-than-rivals/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783160/apple-tv-keeps-finding-new-viewers-to-grow-faster-than-rivals/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 21:45:14 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783160 Apple TV+ saw strong growth in spring 2022, according to a company that tracks viewership. It grew to 6% of the U.S. streaming market. During the same quarter, Netflix stayed on top but dropped by two percentage points. It’s now just ahead of Amazon Prime Video. Apple TV+ enjoys significant growth While it holds a […]

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Stream Canadian Netflix on your iPhone and Australian Hulu on your Mac with this VPN https://www.cultofmac.com/782743/getflix-streaming-vpn/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782743/getflix-streaming-vpn/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 21:00:24 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782743 Some people need the full cybersecurity suite: extra firewalls, an encrypted password manager, monthly VPN subscriptions, the whole shebang. But if you primarily use the internet to browse and stream, you might not need to go to such lengths. Getflix SmartDNS and VPN gives you a streamlined service custom-made for streaming. During our Deal Days […]

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Extra-rugged Apple Watch for athletes will pack biggest screen yet https://www.cultofmac.com/783149/rugged-apple-watch-for-athletes-bigger-screen/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783149/rugged-apple-watch-for-athletes-bigger-screen/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 20:45:56 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783149 The rugged Apple Watch designed for hardcore athletes will come with the smartwatch’s biggest screen yet, according to a new report. Slated to launch this fall alongside Apple Watch Series 8, the sports-oriented smartwatch will come with a beefier battery to make it through longer workouts. A more shatter-resistant screen and a brawny metal case […]

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Save up to $250 on powerful 2021 MacBook Pros https://www.cultofmac.com/783041/save-up-to-250-on-powerful-2021-macbook-pros/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783041/save-up-to-250-on-powerful-2021-macbook-pros/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 18:25:28 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783041 You can grab Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro lineup from Amazon with discounts of up to $250. The deal drops the price of the 16-inch MacBook Pro to just $2,449 — down from $2,699. All configurations of the machines are in stock, and you can get them as early as next week. This post contains affiliate […]

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New Lockdown Mode makes iPhone secure from sophisticated digital attacks https://www.cultofmac.com/783138/apple-lockdown-mode-iphone-mac-ipad-secure-digital-attack-pegasus/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783138/apple-lockdown-mode-iphone-mac-ipad-secure-digital-attack-pegasus/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 18:05:19 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783138 A new hyper-secure Lockdown Mode should help protect the iPhones, iPads and Macs of journalists, politicians and activists who face “highly targeted cyberattacks from private companies developing state-sponsored mercenary spyware,” Apple said Wednesday. The new security measure is only for extreme cases, though, because it blocks commonly used features of messaging and web browsing. Apple’s […]

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This is how you power a home-automation station [Setups] https://www.cultofmac.com/782968/m1-max-macbook-and-raspberry-pi-center-home-automation-station-setups/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782968/m1-max-macbook-and-raspberry-pi-center-home-automation-station-setups/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 16:00:51 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782968 Most of the time, when we talk about home automation, we’re talking about Apple’s HomeKit system. But today’s featured computer setup, which relies on a formidable M1 Max MacBook Pro and dual displays, goes another route. The homeowner runs a Raspberry Pi with open-source software to achieve about 50 automations, including Siri integration. This post […]

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Double your screen real estate anywhere you go with this great-looking portable monitor [Review] ★★★★☆ https://www.cultofmac.com/782965/kyy-15-6-inch-1080p-usb-c-portable-monitor-review/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782965/kyy-15-6-inch-1080p-usb-c-portable-monitor-review/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:30:18 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782965 Slip the KYY 15.6-inch 1080P USB-C Portable Monitor in the same bag as your notebook and you can always count on having more screen space to work. M1 iPad users looking forward to external display support should also think about this screen. Or attach it to your Switch for more fun on the run. I […]

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Have your way with documents on iPhone and Mac with Kdan’s PDF Reader https://www.cultofmac.com/781734/kdan-pdf-reader/ https://www.cultofmac.com/781734/kdan-pdf-reader/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:00:49 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=781734 If you want to work smoothly with PDF files, you need a capable tool like Kdan's PDF Reader, which can really boost your workflow.

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Buy refurbished Mac Studio from Apple with hefty discounts [Updated] https://www.cultofmac.com/782716/buy-refurbished-mac-studio-apple/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782716/buy-refurbished-mac-studio-apple/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 14:40:15 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782716 Apple has started selling refurbished Mac Studio in the United States, Canada, and select other European countries. You can save up to 15% by picking up a refurbished Mac Studio instead of purchasing a brand new unit. Update: Apple has again updated its Certified Refurbished store with fresh refurb M1 Max Mac Studio units with […]

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Today in Apple history: After a horrible quarter, Gil Amelio gets the boot https://www.cultofmac.com/491038/today-apple-history-gil-amelio-exit/ https://www.cultofmac.com/491038/today-apple-history-gil-amelio-exit/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2022 14:25:15 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=491038 July 6, 1997: Following a massive quarterly loss for Apple, board member Edgar S. Woolard Jr. calls CEO Gil Amelio and informs him that he needs to step down. “You’ve done a lot to help the company, but the sales haven’t rebounded,” Woolard says. Recently returned to the company he co-founded, Steve Jobs denies being […]

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Get a lifetime Microsoft Office license for Mac for $40 — the cheapest it’s ever been! https://www.cultofmac.com/782740/lifetime-microsoft-office-mac/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782740/lifetime-microsoft-office-mac/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 13:30:52 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782740 Whether you’re a professional who needs refined tools for work or a stay-at-home parent managing your household budget, one software package can do it all and then some. Microsoft Office has been around for a while and stays at the top by offering some of the most useful apps available. During our Deal Days Sale, […]

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M2 MacBook Air preorders open on July 8 https://www.cultofmac.com/783051/m2-macbook-air-pre-orders-open-july-8/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783051/m2-macbook-air-pre-orders-open-july-8/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:36:44 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783051 Apple’s svelte new M2 MacBook Air will be available for order starting July 8. It will then hit retail stores on July 15. “Supercharged by the M2 chip,” Apple said in a press release Wednesday, “the all-new MacBook Air features even more performance and a new strikingly thin design, a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, […]

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Apple might reserve its fastest chips for iPhone Pro https://www.cultofmac.com/783027/future-iphone-pro-models-exclusively-newest-a-series-chip/ https://www.cultofmac.com/783027/future-iphone-pro-models-exclusively-newest-a-series-chip/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2022 10:37:47 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=783027 Going forward, Apple might make its latest and greatest A-series chips exclusive to high-end iPhone models, according to a reputable analyst. Apple previously did not differentiate between Pro and “regular” iPhones when it came to processors. But that could change with this year’s iPhone 14 lineup. Future iPhone Pro models could be faster than non-Pro […]

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Portable but powerful Apple Watch charger juices on the go https://www.cultofmac.com/782735/portable-apple-watch-keychain-charger/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782735/portable-apple-watch-keychain-charger/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2022 21:00:24 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782735 This Apple Watch wireless keychain charger can go practically anywhere, and features a beefy 950mAh lithium-ion internal battery. It can recharge most Apple Watches up to three times on one charge, making it perfect for long weekend getaways or camping trips. For a limited time, you can get one, two or four of them for $19.99 […]

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These iOS 16 features won’t be available at launch https://www.cultofmac.com/782904/ios-16-features-delayed/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782904/ios-16-features-delayed/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:30:01 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782904 Not all new iOS 16 features will arrive on day one when the operating system launches this fall. A handful of them will come later, after Apple has had a chance to polish them and get them ready for prime time. iOS 16 features not available at launch Apple typically announces all new significant features […]

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Dress up your wrist with a classy calfskin leather Apple Watch band https://www.cultofmac.com/782954/dress-up-your-wrist-with-a-classy-calfskin-leather-apple-watch-band/ https://www.cultofmac.com/782954/dress-up-your-wrist-with-a-classy-calfskin-leather-apple-watch-band/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:05:52 +0000 https://www.cultofmac.com/?p=782954 Nothing beats the classic style and comfort of a premium leather Apple Watch band. And calfskin leather typically makes for an especially supple version of the classic strap. If you’re looking to upgrade the look and feel of your wrist, check out the Speidel Sport Calf Skin Leather Apple Watch Band. You can get a […]

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Today in Apple history: Apple ships its last Mac with a CRT monitor https://www.cultofmac.com/436573/today-in-apple-history-apple-ships-its-last-mac-with-a-crt-monitor/ https://www.cultofmac.com/436573/today-in-apple-history-apple-ships-its-last-mac-with-a-crt-monitor/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:15:49 +0000 http://www.cultofmac.com/?p=436573 July 5, 2006: Apple discontinues its low-end eMac product line. The action signals the end of the cathode ray tube era for Macs. After more than a quarter-century using CRT monitors, Apple shifts to the superior LCD technology still used for Macs today. The rise and fall of CRT monitors Apple started selling CRT monitors […]

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