FTC investigates Apple Music for anti-competitive practices

Apple’s new streaming music service is coming under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for possible anti-competitive practices. The recently launched Apple Music costs $9.99 per subscription (or $14.99 for an up-to-six-person family plan), with the first three months free.…Read more ›

New iPods, fixing Apple’s fitness apps, and cringe-worthy iPhone cases

The new iPods are here, but should you even bother getting one? We’ve got our opinion on the matter, plus one on what Apple should really do to fix its built-in fitness apps. Plus, a bit about why the Apple…Read more ›

This War of Mine brings the horrors of conflict to your iPad

Phenomenal survival game, This War of Mine, is now available on your iPad (and select Android tablets). The team did a fantastic job of creating the atmosphere of war from the perspective of the civilian’s caught up in it. The…Read more ›

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.4 updates to developers

Apple seeded two new incremental updates for developers today, one for the current version of OS X Yosemite, 10.10.5, and another for iOS 8.4.1, the current version of iOS available for consumers on iPhone and iPad. “The OS X Yosemite…Read more ›

Conan is so metal on his road trip to Comic-Con

Conan O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter head off to Comic-Con International this week on the late night television show. Instead of taking the train down, Richter decides to take a road trip. Conan is excited! What happens next is a…Read more ›

First Heroes: Reborn trailer shows new stars, familiar faces

“It doesn’t matter how ordinary you think you are,” says the new hunky protagonist for NBC’s rebooted superhero TV show, Heroes Reborn, “we all have the potential to be heroes.” Graffiti wondering where the heroes are is everywhere; they can’t…Read more ›



Fallout Shelter digs deep to get to the top

Post-apocalyptic free-to-play iOS game Fallout Shelter is proving that engaging gameplay and treating your players like valued customers pays of huge dividends. Developer Bethesda today revealed that the game, only just released, has pushed aside all other takers in the…Read more ›



Dump Flash Player now or spend the rest of your life patching it

Adobe Systems Inc. has yet another patch for you to download and install to fix yet another critical security hole in its ubiquitous Flash Player browser plugin. Hackers are already onto the exploit, so if you use Adobe Flash Player,…Read more ›



Catching up: All we know about iPhone 6s, more Apple Watch details, and amped up iOS photography

Every week, we pull together all the great stuff from the past week of Cult of Mac’s coverage of Apple, culture and technology news into a slick Newsstand magazine. This week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, then, has all the details…Read more ›



Siri’s dance jokes are only one step up from dad puns

Apple Watch owners have to rely on Siri more than iPhone users do, what with the lack of the keyboard and such. However, Siri’s got some funny easter eggs built right in, and it’s fun to try and figure them…Read more ›