Cult of Mac Magazine: Inside Apple’s new iMacs and Magic peripherals

Happy weekend, everyone! We’ve got another insane issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for you this week, full of details on Apple’s new iMac, Magic peripherals, the best updates in iWork’s new update, fresh how-tos, product reviews, and a sad goodbye to one of Apple’s ultimate fans. All this (and plenty more!) in this week’s […]

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Apple launches new iMac range; Retina 5K Display now standard on all 27in models

Apple has updated its entire iMac range, adding a new Retina 4K Display option for the 21.5in model – but while the 27in iMac gets Intel’s latest ‘Skylake’ processors, its smaller sibling doesn’t. Read more…

Cult of Mac Magazine: 9 uses for old Apple TVs, new iMacs and more

With the Apple TV ready for a radical refresh, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with your old set-top box once you upgrade to the latest and greatest model. You’ll find cool projects for your old Apple TV in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad. You’ll […]

Apple Releases iMac Graphics Update to Fix JPEG Freezing Issue on OS X Yosemite [Mac Blog]

Apple today released an iMac Graphics Update for users of the more recent iMacs, fixing an issue that caused the computers to freeze up after viewing very large JPEG Files.

Affected iMacs include the late 2014 27-inch Retina iMac, the late 2013 21.5-inch iMac, and the late 2013 27-inch iMac.

Apple has also released an accompanying support document that describes the issue in more detail, suggesting the problem occurs when opening a large JPEG image in Finder or Preview on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.

If you’re using using OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 and one of the following iMac models, viewing certain very large JPEG (.jpg) images in the Finder or Preview can cause your iMac to briefly stop responding, display a black screen, and restart to a message that your computer restarted because of a problem.

People who own one of these three iMacs are encouraged to update their machines right away to fix the bug.




Unbelievable rumor claims ‘iMac 8K’ is coming this year

Apple leapfrogged the desktop competition last year with the 5K Retina iMac, but according to its display partner LG, Apple is going to announce an is going to release an ‘iMac 8k’ later this year. The Korean display manufacturer published…Read more ›



Why the world’s top Apple analyst is wrong about Macs ditching Intel

The tech blogosphere has been buzzing this morning with news that Apple might be ditching Intel after ‘the world’s most accurate Apple analyst’ issued a report predicting iMacs and MacBooks will shun Intel processors for Apple’s own ARM-based solution within the next 1 – 2…Read more ›



ICYMI: Build a hot gaming hackintosh on the cheap

This week, let’s build ourselves one hot gaming rig on the cheap. And, while we’re at it, let’s fix those annoying phone calls through to our Macs and iPads, check out a gift guide for cool creatives, and dirty secrets…Read more ›



Why Retina iMacs can’t stream 4K Netflix

Yesterday, Amazon announced that they would begin streaming Amazon Prime movies in 4K Ultra HD, free of charge. This follows an announcement by Netflix in March that they would allow subscribers to stream 4K shows in Ultra HD for a…Read more ›



Shipping Estimates for 27-Inch Retina iMac Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks [Mac Blog]

As the holidays approach, supplies of the Retina iMac appear to be improving somewhat, and as of this week, shipping estimates for both standard and custom Retina iMac configurations have improved to 1 to 2 weeks in the United States (via MacGeneration). Shipping estimates have also improved to 1 to 2 weeks in many other countries, but custom configurations may carry higher shipping times outside of the United States.

Retina iMac stock has been significantly constrained since the machine launched on October 16, slipping to 3 to 5 days shortly after release then moving to 7 to 10 days before dropping to 3 to 4 weeks in mid-November.

The base Retina iMac, with a 3.5GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB fusion drive is in stock at many retail Apple Stores around the country and can be picked up same day, but when ordered from the online store, it ships in 1 to 2 weeks like all custom configurations. With the newly improved shipping estimates, Retina iMacs ordered today will arrive well ahead of the Christmas holiday.

Equipped with a 5120 x 2880 „5K“ Retina screen, Apple’s newest iMac has received largely positive reviews for its impressive display, and configured with a 4.0GHz processor and 32GB of RAM, the higher-end Retina iMac models are able to outperform the low-end Mac Pro.




New malware attacks both OS X and iPhones

A new piece of malware was discovered in the wild recently, one that targets Apple’s OS X Macbook and iMacs and then spreads itself to the company’s iPhones via USB connections. Read more…