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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Apple TV review: The good, the bad and the ugly

The new Apple TV looks like the old one, but it’s a complete overhaul of the little black puck. It now comes with a full-blown App Store, a touch-sensitive remote and voice controls via Siri. You can preorder it now, and it’ll ship Friday. We got our hands on a developer model and have been […]

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Controversial Steve Jobs movie gets love from Apple PR vet

The new Steve Jobs movie gets just about everything wrong, says the PR veteran who worked with the Apple CEO during the first Macintosh’s launch. From the situations to the dialogue, almost nothing’s accurate. “How many things are not true in the movie?” laughed Silicon Valley PR vet Andrea “Andy” Cunningham during a phone interview […]

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The new Apple TV will be free to (some) developers

In what appears to be a first, Apple is providing free hardware for software developers. Monday could be the lucky day for a limited number of developers who signed up for the Apple TV Developer Kit. Not only will they get the new hardware six weeks in advance of it going on sale, they’ll get […]

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New Apple Watch colors, bands and a Hermes partnership; watchOS 2 shipping Sept. 16

Apple just announced a pair of gold finishes for the Apple Watch; new wristbands in a line of fall colors; new bands from the fashion house Hermes; and that WatchOS 2 will ship Sept. 16. At its special press event in San Francisco, Apple executive Jeff Williams showed off new gold and rose gold finishes […]

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Make the most of iOS 9’s Split View multitasking on iPad

One of the cooler features Apple has brought to El Capitan is the ability to have two apps up at once on the same screen. iOS 9 brings this multitasking joy to your iPad, provided you have the latest and greatest iPad Air 2, since it’s the only device that can currently manage the power […]

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Kahney’s Korner: Why you should buy an Apple Watch

For me, it’s the burning question of 2015: “Should I buy an Apple Watch?” As editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, everybody’s always asking me if Apple’s smartwatch is a must-buy. The simple answer is there’s no simple answer, for reasons that might surprise you. Obviously I’m an Apple fan, but not everybody loves […]

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Kahney’s Korner: Something’s missing from new MacBook – magnetic attraction

Leander is having a bit of a moment. One of his favorite features of Apple product design is missing on his shiny new MacBook. Jony Ive, what have you done with the magnet? You can commiserate with our Editor and…Read more ›



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Kahney’s Korner: Why Jony Ive’s promotion is fantastic news for Apple

Can’t Apple’s design guru catch a break? After Jony Ive received a well-deserved promotion to become Apple’s chief design officer, some pundits misinterpreted the happy news as a bad omen. Our own Leander Kahney reads the tea leaves completely differently:…Read more ›



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