How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?). If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software tricks and […]

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iPad Pro will touch down in India next week

The iPad Pro is set to launch in India next week, amidst a massive push on Apple’s part to grow its enterprise business in the populous country — with plans for this to eventually account for 15-20 percent of Apple revenue. Pricing for Apple’s super-sized tablet will begin at Rs 67,990 ($1,018), compared with $799 in the United […]

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Bob Ross tribute shows the joy of painting on iPad Pro

A tribute to late public-television legend Bob Ross shows you the joy of painting on the iPad Pro, and it’s not so much about happy little trees as it is really thinking about those bushes. YouTube user iPhonedo, who may want to rethink his wig choices, gives a Rossian demonstration of basic techniques using the […]

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We’ll pay cold, hard cash for Apple’s latest products (broken or not)

Because even the newest devices get stepped on and dropped in toilets, Cult of Mac’s buyback program has been updated to include the latest Apple products. We’re proud to announce that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Pro, the iPad mini 4 and the 12-inch MacBook are now included in our buyback catalog, […]

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A9X processor packs a gigantic 12-cluster GPU but no L3 cache

The enormous iPad Pro has an appropriately huge graphics processor. A teardown analysis by electronics firm Chipworks has revealed details of the new A9X processor that powers the iPad Pro, including the 12-cluster GPU that’s twice as powerful as the A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Here’s a closer look at […]

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Teardown reveals Apple Smart Keyboard is not repairable — but super durable

We’re just days away from carving up turkeys in the US, but the folks at iFixit are busting out the blades a little early for their official teardown of the new Apple Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro. The new teardown from iFixit reveals how Apple made the Keyboard/Smart Cover super durable by encapsulating the […]

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Wozniak: I don’t like being trapped in Apple’s ecosystem

Despite still technically being an Apple employee, Steve Wozniak isn’t known for voicing the Cupertino official line when asked about recent iDevelopments. Speaking at a recent conference, hosted by enterprise software firm New Relic, Woz chimed in about his thoughts on the Apple ecosystem, Tim Cook’s belief that the iPad Pro could replace your need […]

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iPad Pro Diary: The iOS ecosystem is much deeper than I knew

iPad Pro Diary, Day 2: I have a shameful confession to make. Even though I’ve been using an iPad and iPhone for years, I haven’t really been using them. I do a few things that haven’t changed for donkeys. I read on the iPad all the time and send the odd email. I play songs […]

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