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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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I wait for this each week, funny, not your typical boring tech podcast.

I’ll give it five stars even though Leandr

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959 Ratings
Average Ratings
837
33
18
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50

Best Apple podcast

By rweddyco - Jul 19 2019
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I wait for this each week, funny, not your typical boring tech podcast.

I’ll give it five stars even though Leandr

By zeroin123 - Apr 12 2019
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... never replies to tweets 😐
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The CultCast

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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

Rank #1: CultCast #134 - Protect Your Appendages

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USA!  USA!  On this festive new episode, we reveal our favorite 4th activities and it’s clear Alex E Heath will be in jail by the 5th. Plus! A weird breakthrough app has us texting hodor to all our friends; Apple kills off Aperture and iPhoto; Siri might finally understand us after a rumored update; Apple maps is poised to finally get a whole lot better; and did you know Steve Jobs always ate lunch alone like a sad Keanu?  It’s true. Well, maybe.  Alex doesn’t believe a word of it.  We’ll tell you story coming up.   

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Jul 04 2014
44 mins
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Rank #2: CultCast #219 - Redesigned Macbook Pros in June?

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This week: major Macbook Pro and Air redesigns may be coming in June; the magic of the MagSafe adapter; the best Mac for college; Apple vs. the FBI; Apple explains "Error 53” and offers up a fix; and stay tuned for our favorite shows and apps in an all new What We’re Into!
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
On the show this week
@erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney
A Mac is all you need!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_mqp5_dy3U
 
Check the swagger level in listener Josh Holme's twitter profile!

https://twitter.com/JoshHolme
Snowden says Apple security case is most important issue in a decade
http://www.cultofmac.com/412891/snowden-says-apple-case-is-most-important-in-a-decade/
How Apple could hack terrorist’s iPhone for FBI (if it wanted to)
http://www.cultofmac.com/412870/how-apple-could-hack-terrorists-iphone-for-fbi-if-it-wanted-to/
 
Buster’s into Vinyl on HBO
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3186130/
 
Leander’s into People Vs. OJ Simpson on FX
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-crime-story/episodes
 
Erfon’s into swapping faces with Face Swap Live and you will be too!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/face-swap-live-switch-faces/id1042987645?mt=8
Feb 19 2016
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #3: CultCast #115 - NSABackdoor.DMG

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This time: The mysterious life of Timothy Cook; exciting rumors around the new Jobs movie; Mavericks 10.9.2’s features and fixes; why you should install iOS 7.0.6 like, right now; Netflix pays off Comcast; and we’re too sexy for this podcast.

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This week's stories

Hipster Beard Transplants Are All the Rage These Days

http://gizmodo.com/hipster-beard-transplants-are-all-the-rage-these-days-1530786332

Why iOS 7.0.6 Is A Way More Important Update Than You Think - Alex

http://www.cultofmac.com/267501/ios-6-0-6-way-important-update-think/#EhF4380S3Xw3ogw8.99

Netflix Tosses In The Towel, Will Pay Comcast To Stream Video To You

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/business/media/comcast-and-netflix-reach-a-streaming-agreement.html

Tim Cook’s ROBERTSDALE Alabama Youth  Profiled

http://blog.al.com/live/2014/02/tim_cook_--_apple_ceo_and_robe.html

Feb 28 2014
50 mins
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Rank #4: CultCast #280 - The iPhone 8 leaks begin! 🙌🏼

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This week: we deconstruct the new iPhone 8 leaks! We’ll tell what we’ve learned.     Plus: Apple starts testing the driverless car they’re totally not working on; and the best iOS apps for all you marijuana connoisseurs.    This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can use code CULTCAST to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.   We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney     This week’s Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Watf8QxS8     Sources confirm some of iPhone 8’s biggest upgrades http://www.cultofmac.com/477175/sources-confirm-iphone-8s-biggest-upgrades/
  • In its report on the new iPhone 8, Bloomberg corroborates many previous rumors about the next-gen iPhone, but suggests that more “ambitious” features may be scaled back or ditched due to manufacturing problems.
  • According to the report, and as we’ve discussed on the show, Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch. Two will simply be updated versions of the current iPhone, while the high-end model will sport a totally revamped look.
  • Apple is testing a premium version with a screen that covers almost the entire front of the device.  That results in a display slightly larger than that of an iPhone y Pus but with an overall phone size closer to the iPhone 7.
  • The updated lower-end model iPhones will stick with LCD displays and get fewer hardware updates.
  • "One of the latest prototype designs includes symmetrical, slightly curved glass on the front and the back. The curves are similar in shape to those on the front of the iPhone 7. The new OLED screen itself is flat, while the cover glass curves into a steel frame. The design is similar conceptually to the iPhone 4 from 2010”
  • "Apple also tested a more ambitious prototype with the same slightly curved front and steel frame, but a glass back with more dramatic curves on the top and bottom like the original iPhone design from 2007, one of the people said. “
  • "Apple suppliers have so far struggled to reliably produce heavily curved glass in mass quantities, so the company is more likely to ship the version with more subdued curves”
  • "Significant camera changes are also in testing for Apple’s overhauled iPhone. For the back of the phone, Apple is testing versions of the phone with the dual-camera system positioned vertically, instead of horizontally like on the iPhone 7 Plus, which could result in improved photos,”
  • “Apple has … experimented with integrating the iPhone’s fingerprint scanner into the screen of the OLED version, which would be technically challenging, the people said”.  TouchID on the back?
  ‘Leaked’ iPhone 8 drawings reveal surprising design http://www.cultofmac.com/477395/apparent-iphone-8-shell-sports-surprising-design/
  • A new photo from leaker Sonny Dickson of what is believed to be iPhone 8 schematics reveals a surprising new design direction.
  • Apple appears to have done away with the smooth curves we’ve come to expect from its smartphones in recent years, opting instead for sharper edges and flat sides. This image suggests the next iPhone will be much like the iPhone 5, only bigger.
  • The shell seen in the photo above carries the same flat sides as the iPhone 5, with what appear to be chamfered edges. Cutouts for two rear-facing cameras get stacked one on top of the other, near the trademark Apple logo and a rear-facing Touch ID button.
  • It looks like the frame shown in the leaked iPhone 8 schematics was designed to hold flat glass, not a curved display like those used by Samsung.
    Apple gets green light to test autonomous cars in California http://www.cultofmac.com/476817/apple-gets-green-light-test-autonomous-cars-california/
  • The California DMV updated its website today adding Apple to the list of 30 companies testing self-driving cars in California, including Tesla, Google, VW, Ford, Mercedes Benz and BMW.
  • Don’t get your hopes up on seeing a car made by Apple anytime soon though. A DMV spokesperson informed the Financial Times that Apple is licensed to test three 2015 Lexus RX450h cars with six drivers.
  6 iPhone apps every stoner needs on 4/20 http://www.cultofmac.com/477541/5-ios-apps-every-stoner-needs-on-420/
Apr 21 2017
51 mins
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Rank #5: CultCast #220 - Before and after

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This week: with the FBI vs. Apple battle heating up, some lawyers say Tim Cook could land in jail; why Siri in the next version of OS X may point to redesigned MacBooks;  and, just how much would you pay for a box of Steve Job’s old crap?  Plus we pitch you our favorite tech and apps in an all-new Faves 'N Raves!
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
On the show this week
@erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney
 
This week’s intro: you need a family computer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3c7jiij6oY
Steve Jobs’s smelly old sandals just sold at auction

http://www.cultofmac.com/413496/steve-jobss-smelly-old-sandals-just-sold-at-auction/
Siri-ously? Apple’s virtual assistant finally coming to Mac
http://www.cultofmac.com/414143/siri-ously-apples-virtual-assistant-finally-coming-to-mac/
Apple Faces U.S. Demand to Unlock 9 More iPhones
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/24/technology/justice-department-wants-apple-to-unlock-nine-more-iphones.html
From Fines To Jail Time: How Apple Could Be Punished For Defying FBI

http://www.fastcompany.com/3057045/how-apple-could-be-punished-for-defying-fbi-encryption-order
Congressional ‘Crypto Commission’ may tackle Apple vs FBI debate - buster
http://www.cultofmac.com/414213/congressional-crypto-commission-could-tackle-apple-vs-fbi-debate/
Apple believes Congress should decide iPhone privacy case
http://www.cultofmac.com/414081/apple-believes-congress-should-decide-iphone-privacy-case/
Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/technology/apple-is-said-to-be-working-on-an-iphone-even-it-cant-hack.html?_r=1
Feb 26 2016
42 mins
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Rank #6: CultCast #248 - iPhone 7 event reactions!

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This episode: our iPhone 7 event reactions! iPhone 7, AirPods, the new Apple Watch—we’ll cover everything Apple announced this week, and tell you what we like, what we don’t, and what we’ll be spending our own hard-earned monies on.  Plus: Nintendo's big move into iOS, and how to lock down the exact iPhone you want when the pre-orders go live..   This episode supported by   TunnelBear, the simple privacy app that makes it easy to browse privately and enjoy a more open internet. Visit GetTunnelBear.com to get your free TunnelBear today.   And our thanks to Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   Shot on iPhone - Tim Cook’s exquisite football photo http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/8/10934804/tim-cook-blurry-super-bowl-photo
Sep 08 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: CultCast #125 - One Does Not "Cook" A Crumpet

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This time: rumored new EarPods take your pulse and more;  Updated Macbook Airs get faster and cheaper; a leaked "iPhone 6" case indicates an iPod-inspired design; Google takes on Office with new iOS apps for Drive; we ponder the state of the iPod; and we pitch our favorite tech and apps then vote on which is best… it’s an all new Faves N Raves!

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May 02 2014
59 mins
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Rank #8: CultCast #258 - MacBook Pro w/TouchBar: the good, the bad, the ugly

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This week: the reviews are in! We’ll tell you what praises and complaints reviewers have about new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.  Plus: the one Touch Bar feature you’ll absolutely covet; why the new “Designed by Apple in California” book is an artifact Apple fans will love; Apple quietly rebuilds a library of their gadgets long past; how to get the best Black Friday deals; and Buster reviews the hawt new Mavic Pro drone by DJI, then crashes it into a cliff.    This episode supported by   Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors. Get a free trial set at Harrys.com and score free post shave balm with code CultCast at checkout.

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CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can get 20% off your order with code JETBLACK at CultCloth.co.   We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   MacBook Pro reviews roundup: Promising, not groundbreaking https://www.cultofmac.com/453848/macbook-pro-review-roundup-promising-not-groundbreaking/ So what do the early reviews make of Apple’s new pro laptop? In a nutshell, that it’s futuristic, but maybe not an entirely successful device for present-day users.
  • Wired: The new MacBook Pro is a terrific laptop and, like the super-skinny MacBook, a clear indication of where most of the computing world is going. But comes with growing pains
  • Techcrunch: The less celebrated spec bumps are what make the new Pro a worthy upgrade. Better processors, more storage, a brighter display and better speakers are all wrapped up in a sleeker and lighter package than before… The Touch Bar feels like a nice bonus for the time being.
  • ArsTechnica‘s Andrew Cunningham writes, “The more I use the Touch Bar, the more I become convinced of its potential utility” — although a lot of its ability to replace the old function buttons remains hypothetical for now.”
    • Industry-leading storage performance.
    • Touchbar get 1.3Gbps WiFI (like 2015 model) instead of 867Mbps.
  • Walt Mossberg describes the Touch Bar as having “potential, but it’s not magic.”
  • ARS: CPU performance increases by an amount that’s roughly proportionate to the 200MHz maximum clock speed increase, and GPU performance increases by around 10 percent. It’s not nothing...
  • WSJ:  “it’s a dongle nightmare.” The SD card slot is particularly missed.
  • WSJ: A Touch Bar, Touch ID and new design are tempting, but you’ll get the same performance and battery with the older model… So how do you decide? Do you invest in the present—the “old” MacBook Pro with performance, good-enough portability, a keyboard to cherish and lots of ports? Or do you invest in the future—a beautiful, highly portable machine with new tricks? Or maybe you do what I’m doing: Stare down at your three-year-old laptop and wonder if you can tough it out another year or two while this sorts itself out.
  MacBook Pro Touch Bar lets users skip through YouTube ads http://www.cultofmac.com/454274/macbook-pro-youtube/
  • First spotted by users on Reddit, at present the fancy new Touch Bar lets users scrub through otherwise unskippable ads so you can start watching videos straight away.
  • “In Safari, the touchbar [sic] will pop up a scrubbing control whenever a video begins to play,” Redditor RomansFiveEight writes. “Amazingly, you can use that to scrub THROUGH an ad, even a non-skippable 30 second pre-roll ad; and begin your video right away!”
  Apple chronicles 20 years of iconic design in pricey new book http://www.cultofmac.com/454027/apple-chronicles-20-years-iconic-design-pricey-new-book/
  • Apple has announced that it will be debuting a new hardbound book, entitled “Designed by Apple in California,” chronicling 20 years of its groundbreaking designs — boasting 450 photographs of past and present Apple products.
  • The book, which is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, will also include exclusive details on the design processes used by Apple’s design team under the leadership of Jony Ive.
  • The photos contained are all shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman, a filmmaker and photographer who has previously shot portraits of Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood, Ted Kennedy, and others.
  • “Designed by Apple in California”
  • it is available in two sizes — including a small 10.20” x 12.75” edition for $199 and a large version sized at 13” x 16.25” — costing $299.
  • Specially milled German paper
  • Gilded matte silver edges
  • Low-ghost inks
  Jony Ive goes inside Apple’s design lab in new video http://www.cultofmac.com/454084/jony-ive-goes-inside-apples-design-lab-new-video/
  • Going inside Apple’s design lab is a rare privilege some Apple execs don’t even get, but Jony Ive is giving the world a glimpse inside his lab to celebrate the company’s new book.
  Apple had to buy back old products featured in its new design book http://www.cultofmac.com/454045/apple-buy-back-products/
  • According to a new interview with Jony Ive, Apple had to actually go out and buy copies of its old products in order to photograph them for its new $300 coffee table book
  • “[W]e’ve been so consumed by our current and future work we came to realise we didn’t have a catalogue of the physical products,” Ive told design journal Wallpaper*. ” … Many of the products that you see, we actually had to go out and purchase. It’s a rather shameful admission, but it’s just not an area that we really invested much time or energy in.”
  • Shortly after he returned to the company in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs gave Apple’s historical archive — comprising records that management at Apple had kept since the mid-1980s — to Stanford University Libraries because he didn’t want Apple to be fixated on the past.
  • A few years after that, in 1996, an ex-Apple employee named David Pakman who had worked there from 1991 through 1997 emailed Steve to suggest staging a celebratory event for Apple’s thirtieth birthday. He received a simple answer: Apple is focused on the future, not the past. —Steve
  • Fortunately, things are changing, Ive said. Around eight years ago, the company felt an “obligation” to go out and start building up an archive of every product it had released.
  Liveblog: The best Black Friday deals for 2016 http://www.cultofmac.com/453858/liveblog-best-black-friday-deals-2016/   Mavic Pro—10 years ago you’d need a helicopter to get footage like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i9Uo_szlqU
Nov 18 2016
57 mins
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Rank #9: CultCast #332 - Goodbye Apple leaks?

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This week: 
  • Apple threatens employees to quit leaking, or go to jail!
  • Apple’s building new tools to help you know just how addicted you are to that iPhone of yours.  We’ll fill you in.
  • It looks like a new iPhone SE will be landing real soon.  We’ll tell you what we know.
  • And we reveal all the cool stuff we’re currently into in an all-new What We’re Into!
  This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper.com/cultcast.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r      Tim Cook won’t compromise Mac and iPad by combining them https://www.cultofmac.com/542885/mac-and-ipad-merge-combine-tim-cook-macbook/
  • With Apple planning to move Macs to Arm chips, and the rumored unification of iOS and macOS apps, you might be anxious Apple might just go ahead and combine your iPhone and Mac into some God forsake combo device.
  • Tim Cook recently stated that merging the Mac and iPad lines would be bad for both. He told a reporter from The Sydney Morning Herald, “We don’t believe in sort of watering down one for the other. Both are incredible. One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you begin to merge the two … you begin to make trade offs and compromises.”
  Leaked Apple memo details efforts to stop leaks https://www.cultofmac.com/541563/leaked-apple-memo-details-efforts-to-stop-leaks/
  • In a leaked memo detailing Apple’s efforts to stop leaks, the company says it caught 29 leakers in 2017. Of those caught, 12 were arrested. Apple told employees they are “getting played” by journalists and bloggers that approach them with flattery in exchange for information.
  Apple should battle smartphone addiction, iPod creator says https://www.cultofmac.com/541947/apple-should-battle-smartphone-addiction-ipod-creator-says/
  • Former Apple executive, father of the iPod and current Nest CEO Tony Fadell wants Apple to do more to battle smartphone addiction.
  • In a newly published op-ed, Fadell argues that it would be “easy” for Apple to create a deep dashboard that could reveal exactly how much time we spend on different apps.
  • Fadell suggests that users could receive a regular itemized list like a credit card bill, complete with detailed information about how long they spent on each app, or even what they were doing inside each app.
  • It turns out Apple agrees, and has said that it plans to incorporate smartphone-monitoring features into the next version of iOS.
  Apple plans to launch the Apple Music of magazines https://www.cultofmac.com/542245/apple-mag-subscription-service/
  • Apple is planning to launch its own premium subscription magazine service as part of the Apple News app, a new report claims.
  • Earlier this year, the company acquired magazine app Texture. Texture offers more than 200 magazines for a rolling price of $9.99 per month.
  • Since acquiring Texture, Apple has reportedly parted ways with 20 of Texture’s 100 employees. The remaining ones are now being integrated into the Apple News team. An app combining Apple News and Texture is expected to launch sometime in the next year.
  • When the iPad first launched in 2010, one of the apps Steve Jobs was most excited about was The Daily, a short-lived, iPad-exclusive newspaper that was the first subscription app Apple offered.
  Apple filings hint a bunch of new iPhone models are coming soon https://www.cultofmac.com/542451/apple-filings-hint-a-bunch-of-new-iphone-models-are-coming-soon/
  • The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) — which has previously leaked the iPhone 7, AirPods, and new MacBooks early — has now spilled the beans on a bunch of new handsets Apple is planning to release this year.
  • Given that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 launched just six months ago, they will almost certainly be new versions of iPhone SE.
  • Apple’s newest iPhone SE launched last March with increased storage, but the rest of the device has remained unchanged since March 2016. Current models still pack an aging A9 processor that first made its debut inside the iPhone 6 in 2014.
  • A new version of the iPhone SE will probably offer the same physical design, again with a 4-inch Retina display, but with more recent internals. Apple could give the device a more powerful A10 chip alongside improved cameras.
Apr 20 2018
47 mins
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Rank #10: CultCast #208 - The Tickler

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This week: though Apple spends far less on research and development than the competition, they out innovate them all.  How?  Hit play to catch the discussion.  Plus: iPhone 7 may ditch the beloved headphone jack; Amazon Video is coming to Apple TV; the holiday accessory that could be eroding your WiFi signal;  and with the year drawing to a close, we choose we our favorite Apple device of 2015!
 
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for the great music you hear in today's show.
On the show this week

@erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney
Intro - HyperCard Mania!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeMRoYDc2z8
Amazon is bringing Instant Video app to Apple TV
http://www.cultofmac.com/399948/amazon-is-brining-instant-video-app-to-apple-tv/
Apple would be stupid to drop the iPhone headphone jack - evan
http://www.cultofmac.com/399993/apple-would-be-stupid-to-drop-the-iphone-headphone-jack/
Christmas lights may be ruining your Wi-Fi speeds
http://www.cultofmac.com/400156/christmas-lights-may-be-ruining-your-wi-fi-speeds/
Target sold one iPad per second on Thanksgiving 
http://www.cultofmac.com/399774/target-sold-one-ipad-per-second-on-thanksgiving/
Apple’s R&D spending proves innovation isn’t all about money
http://www.cultofmac.com/399899/apples-rd-spending-proves-innovation-isnt-all-about-money/
 
Apple offers kids free ‘Hour of Code’ programming classes
http://www.cultofmac.com/400214/apple-offering-kids-free-hour-of-code-programming-classes/
Dec 04 2015
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #11: CultCast #353 - Our Gather Round event reactions!

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This week: hot off the heels of Apple’s keynote, it’s our unfiltered Gather Round event reactions!  We'll tell you what we think about iPhone Xs, Xs Max, iPhone Xr, and the new Apple Watch 4. Plus: is it worth upgrading from X to Xs?  We discuss that and all the products that were noticeably missing from today’s festivities.     This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone X, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.   Thanks to Kevin McLeodfor the music you hear on today’s episode.   On the show this week @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace / @bst3r
Sep 13 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: CultCast #288 - iPad Pro and HomePod get great reviews! 🤜🏼💥🤛🏼

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This week: 
  • Reviews for the new iPad Pro and HomePod are bonkers
  • Someone in the Apple supply chain just accidentally leaked some of iPhone 8’s marquee features
  • Speed tests show a big improvement in the new MacBook Pro
  • Apple finally offers us iCloud Storage sharing
  • Our favorite unannounced iOS 11 features
  • And we’ll tell you what we like (and don’t) about the apps and gadgets we’re currently testing in an all-new Under Review!
  This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can use code CULTCAST to score a free CleanCloth with any order at CultCloth.co.   Thanks to Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   Apple suppliers confirm two of iPhone 8’s biggest features http://www.cultofmac.com/487120/apple-supplier-will-ship-3d-facial-recognition-sensors-time-iphone-8/
  • Apple supplier Largan has confirmed it will be shipping its new 3D sensors in time for iPhone 8, while another has confirmed waterproofing and wireless charging technology.
  • Largan’s sensors are capable of carrying out facial and iris recognition and provide an alternative to fingerprint scanning. They could be the solution Apple turns to if it is unable to embed a Touch ID scanner beneath the iPhone 8’s display.
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are already splash- and water-resistant with an IP67 rating, but Apple's fine print warns that "splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear." iPhone water damage is not covered by Apple's warranties. 
  • But in Wednesday's shareholders meeting, [Robert] Hwang, [Wistron CEO] told reporters that the Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit,” 
  • A report earlier this year said Apple's next iPhone models will feature improved IP68-rated water resistance (30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water)
  2017 MacBook Pro is Up to 20% Faster Than Last Year's Model in Benchmarks https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/07/2017-macbook-pro-benchmarks-geekbench/
  • Apple this week refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup with Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, and early benchmarks for the notebooks suggest the 2017 models are up to 20 percent faster than the equivalent 2016 models equipped with Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors. 
  • Only about a 30% improvement over 2012/2013 MacBook Pros...
  10.5-inch iPad Pro review roundup: Apple’s most impressive tablet yet http://www.cultofmac.com/486616/10-5-inch-ipad-pro-review-roundup-apples-impressive-tablet-yet/
  • One of the big improvements of the new iPad Pro is its new variable refresh rate display, which Apple calls ProMotion, and means that it can run at 120Hz, or twice as fast as previous displays. It can also cycle down to 24Hz on still images.
  • ARS has praised the new ProMotion by saying that it makes it easier to read text and scroll simultaneously, with the “ghosting” effect you get at 60Hz greatly reduced
  • What everyone agrees on is that the new A10x processor is blazingly fast
  • Smart keyboard is getting mixed reviews. Some saying it feels flimsy and unsatisfying to type on.
  • Uses the newest Touch ID.
  • Dramatically better antireflection coating.
  • About 30% faster than 9.7inch iPad Pro, even more on multicore Geekbench tests I saw. Export times in Garage Band almost halved in some cases.
  • Way better front (7MPX) and back cameras (12MPX), especially from the previous 12inch which had a 1.2 MPX camera.
  • Fuller, better sounding external speakers
  • iPad finally feels "pro"
  HomePod First Listen Impressions: 'Incredible' Audio With Bass-Heavy Sound That Easily Beats Echo https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06/homepod-first-impressions/
  • A few websites have now gotten the chance to hear how HomePod sounds in a quiet environment, and they're sharing their opinions online. 
  • Mashable: The audio wasn't just loud — filling a room with sound, good or bad, is easy — it was rich.
    • Mashable noted that Apple had in-room comparisons with its competitors, including Sonos Play:3 and Amazon Echo, and that the HomePod easily beat the two other speakers in pure music playback quality.
  • CNET: HomePod came off as bolder and more vivid than Sonos Play:3 in the [listening] experience, and a lot better than Amazon Echo. I'd also say the music sounded consistently vivid and crisp in a quiet space
  • What HiFi: We also heard a pair of HomePods playing a live recording of Hotel California by The Eagles. The attention to detail was striking, with different instruments sounding discretely realised.
  • Engadget called HomePod's audio "incredible,”
  • if listening to the HomePod was like listening to a CD, then audio through the Echo sounded like AM radio.
  Apple Drops 2TB iCloud Storage Price to $9.99, Eliminates 1TB Option https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06/apple-updates-icloud-storage-prices/
  • Following the WWDC keynote, Apple updated and simplified its iCloud storage tiers
    • 50GB: $0.99
    • 200GB: $2.99
    • 2TB: $9.99 (updated from 1TB)
  • Apple is offering an option to share a 200GB or 2TB iCloud storage plan with family members, which is perhaps the reason behind the price drop. 
  • Google Photos offers free backup for photos and videos.  Or you can back up via Plex premium.
  Offload unused apps 
  • Automatically offload unused apps if you’re low on storage.
  iOS 11 Preview: Control Center Gets Customizable With 3D Touch https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/06/ios-11-preview-control-center/ Control center is now customizable, and you can use 3D touch to expand some control center icons (like the music control)   iOS 11 Lets AirPods Users Change Tracks With a Double Tap https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/07/ios-11-airpods-change-tracks-double-tap/
  • AirPods will soon be able to skip forwards and backwards between tracks with a double tap of either earpiece, thanks to a new additional setting in iOS 11. 
  • It’ll be possible to customize the AirPods so that a double tap on one earpiece skips, while double tapping on on the other earpiece goes to the previous track. 
  Under Review
Jun 16 2017
59 mins
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Rank #13: CultCast #259 - Secret Apple project stalling Mac updates?

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This week: is a secret Apple project stalling Mac updates?  It wouldn’t be the first time… Plus: Apple teases Black Friday deals; Airport routers are dead, and the Mac Pro might be next;  the future of Time Machine; why iPad should be iOS/OS X hybrid; and Jony Ive’s new role designing Apple itself.

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  • Apple is teasing a one-day shopping event for Black Friday that could bring tasty discounts on its latest products.
  • Apple chose not to participate in Black Friday sales last year, so fans were forced to look elsewhere for price cuts on Apple products.
  • In 2014, Apple took a different approach to Black Friday, offering free gift cards with certain purchases instead of cutting prices. Customers got up to $150 for buying a Mac, up to $75 with an iPad, and up to $50 with an iPod.
  • It’s also worth remembering that over the holiday period, the company offers free two-day shipping on almost all online purchases, while its retail stores are open longer.
Apple grounds its AirPort router division for good
  • According to Bloomberg, Apple has disbanded the division dedicated to developing its Airport wireless routers.
  • The product line — which spawned the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time capsule, which Apple continues to sell — hasn’t been updated since 2013.
Jony Ive’s design book is much more than an ego trip
  • He’s killing ports and headphone jacks left and right. The latest MacBooks value form over function. He’s designing gold watches for the 1 percent.
  • And now his glossy new photo book, Designed by Apple in California, looks like a $300, linen-bound ego trip.
  • "I see why some people think Designed by Apple in California could be Ive’s goodbye to Apple. But it feels to me like Ive’s heartfelt goodbye to his best friend and colleague, five years gone. I don’t think Jony Ive is going anywhere."
Surprise! Jony Ive’s Christmas tree is a plain fir on a white backdrop
  • Having previously been announced as the co-designer (with BFF Marc Newson) of the Christmas tree at London’s famous Claridge’s hotel, Ive’s creation was unveiled over the weekend, and — surprise — it’s a plain tree with no decorations, set on a white background.
  • “There are few things more pure and beautiful than nature, so that was our starting point, layering various iterations of organic forms with technology,” Ive and Newson said. “Our aim was to create an all-enveloping magical experience that celebrates our enormous respect for tradition while recognising our excitement about the future and things to come.”
Nov 24 2016
43 mins
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Rank #14: CultCast #233 - Mr. Meme

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This week: Macbook Pro about to get its biggest refresh ever!  Plus: Apple’s plans to rival Amazon’s Echo; Apple gets serious about iCar charging stations; more great stories from the Cult of Mac; the state of gaming in OS X, iOS, and tvOS; and we set aside our agendas to discuss YOUR topics in an all-new As You Wish.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!   TunnelBear, the simple privacy app that makes it easy to browse privately and enjoy a more open internet. Visit GetTunnelBear.com to get your free TunnelBear today.   We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   Apple plans to make Amazon Echo rival by opening Siri http://www.cultofmac.com/429929/apple-plans-to-make-amazon-echo-rival-by-opening-siri/
  • Apple is reportedly planning to make a rival to the Amazon Echo, but the in order to compete with the device’s incredible array of features and services, Apple plans to open up Siri to third-party apps.
  • According to The Information, Apple to open up Siri to apps made by others. And it is working on an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer.
  • Opening up its Siri voice assistant to outside app developers is the more immediate step [to competing with Echo],” reports the Information. Apple is supposedly preparing to release a Siri SDK that could arrive at WWDC 2016 
  MacBook Pro to get Touch ID in biggest ever refresh http://www.cultofmac.com/429822/macbook-pro-to-get-touch-id-in-biggest-ever-refresh/
  • Apple is set to give its MacBook Pro lineup their “most significant upgrade ever,” according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.
  • New Macs will be thinner and lighter
  • Will also include Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace physical function keys on the keyboard, Employ the same metal injection molded hinges and butterfly mechanism keyboard seen on the 12-inch MacBook.
  Apple is already working on charging stations for iCar http://www.cultofmac.com/430020/apple-is-already-working-on-charging-stations-for-icar/
  • Apple appears to be preparing the ground work for its charging infrastructure, according to a new report claiming the company is scooping up engineers that specialize in electric charing stations.
  • “Apple is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area,” reports Reuters
  • Apple has hired at least four charging specialists to help it create a competitive charger, including former BMW 
  If you’ve broken your iPhone, Parry Gripp’s music will comfort you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3mKnPTcrqc&feature=youtu.be   Leander’s been testing out the Eero router and talked about the Luma too https://www.eero.com https://getluma.com/about/
May 27 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #15: CultCast #79 - Have a nice trip!

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This time on The CultCast: Why iPhone 5S may have two flashes; the iOS game controller could change everything; new Thunderbolt displays on the way;  guy who sold the iPhone 4 prototype recounts the tale on reddit;  iOS 7 gets shinier in beta 2; and Tim Cook gets a back massage with Erfon after brunch.

All that an more on our newest CultCast!

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Jun 28 2013
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Rank #16: CultCast #119 - Macworld, Day Zero

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We’ve descended upon San Francisco for Macworld 2014!  Join us for our show expectations, plus plenty of news, rumors, and discussion on: why 2014 might be the year for Retina Macbook Airs; Apple’s plans for a streaming TV service with Comcast; Office coming to iPad; the problem with emojis; and why iTunes needs to be more like Spotify. Thanks to Sanebox for sponsoring this episode!  Do you get too much email? Then SaneBox is for you. It moves unimportant emails out of the Inbox into a separate folder and summarizes them in a digest. Try it out for free at http://sanebox.com/cultcast And Lynda.com! With over 2,000 high quality video courses taught by industry-leading experts, Lynda.com will help you master virtually any application, all on your own time and at your own pace.  Learn all you want for free for 7 days with a free trial.  Try it now at Lynda.com/CultCast 

Mar 27 2014
54 mins
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Rank #17: CultCast #236 - When the curtains close...

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This week: it's our WWDC 2016 reactions!  Plus: all the WWDC announcements worth getting excited about; the best hidden OS features not mentioned on stage; more confirmation that a Macbook Pro with OLED touch bar is imminent; and a very strange iPhone 7 rumor surfaces.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!   The critically acclaimed #1 New York Times Bestseller about the real Steve Jobs, is now available in paperback. BECOMING STEVE JOBS will be available June 7, 2016, for $18, wherever books are sold. For more information, visit becomingstevejobs.com.   We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   iPhone 7 display leak hints at touch-sensitive home button http://www.cultofmac.com/433532/iphone-7-display-leak-hints-at-touch-sensitive-home-button/#more-433532
  • According to a display leak from Mobipicker, a new home button will become part of the iPhone’s cover glass. It should will contain a Touch ID sensor for fingerprint scanning and will still be surrounded by a ring — but it won’t be made of metal.
  • Sources speaking to Mobipicker, say the new home button will continue to offer various functions, including tap and hold for Siri, and a double-tap for multitasking.
  Clues in macOS Sierra point to OLED touch bar for MacBook Pro http://www.cultofmac.com/433464/clues-in-macos-sierra-point-to-oled-touch-bar-for-macbook-pro/
  • Source code in the first beta build of macOS Sierra hints that Apple plans to add support for an OLED touchpad, seemingly confirming the accuracy of the leaked MacBook Pro photos Cult of Mac published last month.
  • Some new API changes hidden inside the source code for the next version of macOS also reveal Touch ID is in the works as well for Apple desktops.
  • The new APIs were spotted by Mac Generation and suggest that the rumored OLED touch bar on the next-gen MacBook Pro will dynamically adjust to show system information and soft keys related to other applications.
  Photographers rejoice! iOS 10 lets you snap RAW images http://www.cultofmac.com/433365/photographers-rejoice-ios-10-lets-you-snap-raw-images/
  • For the first time ever, Apple is finally bringing RAW image files to the Camera app in iOS 10 
  • iOS 10’s RAW image capture is only available via the rear camera and you can’t use image stabilization when shooting RAW, but Apple did add the ability to shoot RAW + JPEG on a single snap and bracketed shooting.
  Siri comes to Mac and opens up to developers http://www.cultofmac.com/433032/siri-comes-to-mac-and-opens-up-to-developers/
  • For the first time, Siri will be available on the Mac and will be opened to third-party developers on iOS.
  • Siri will be opened up to third-party developers on iOS. Developers will be able to use Siri for a number of tasks, including:
    • Messaging — send messages with apps like iMessage and Slack.
    • Ride hailing — call for a ride on Uber or Lyft.
    • Photo Search — search for images on Web or apps like Pinterest.
    • Workouts — Siri can call up workouts.
    • Payments — Siri can send payments to friends, say, in various payment apps.
    • VOIP calling — Siri can make VOIP calls in apps like Vonage and Skype.
    • Car — works with CarPlay.
    • Siri API limited to these  types of apps.
  Concept imagines the magic of MacBook Pro’s OLED touch bar http://www.cultofmac.com/433588/concept-imagines-the-magic-of-macbook-pros-oled-touch-bar/   MacBook Pro concept shows how useful an OLED touchpad will be http://www.cultofmac.com/432480/macbook-pro-concept-shows-how-cool-an-oled-touchpad-will-be/   Everything from WWDC 2016 worth getting excited about http://www.cultofmac.com/433147/everything-from-wwdc-worth-getting-excited-about/ Leander   All the new Messages features you’ll love in iOS 10 http://www.cultofmac.com/433414/all-the-new-messages-features-youll-love-in-ios-10/
Jun 17 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #18: CultCast #127 - Straight Outta Cupertino

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If all the reports ring true, Apple is about to embark on their largest acquisition ever, and the ramifications could be massive. And on this episode of The CultCast, we dissect the Apple/Beats merger, and ask the questions: what could Apple possibly have planned for the worlds most popular headphone brand?  Are new wearable headphone tech a part of Apple's future?  And most importantly, could the Doctor D-R-E be Apple’s next CEO?  

Strap on ya gats, ya’ll...

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May 16 2014
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Rank #19: CultCast #175 - It's "Dadwear"

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This week: why trying on the Apple Watch will make you a believer; our WWDC hardware predictions; why a recent acquisition might mean a revolutionary new iPhone camera; Leander reviews the new Macbook; and a very special wedding surprise for our very special Buster Hein.
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for the CultCast intro music.
 
Join the twitter and Periscope party:
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This week’s links
 
This week’s intro: The Pitch
https://youtu.be/5SIgYp3XTMk?t=3m
 
If you want you can donate to Buster’s wedding gift fund!
http://gofundme.com/weddingbeard
 
Good work Johnson, that’s one of them “super computers” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwSfyoygA2g&spfreload=10
 
Karl Lagerfeld’s Apple Watch is almost as sexy as his gloves 
http://www.macrumors.com/2015/04/15/custom-gold-link-bracelet-apple-watch/
How an in-store Apple Watch demo will make you a believer
http://www.cultofmac.com/318848/how-an-in-store-apple-watch-demo-will-make-you-a-believer/#BGTYBBGQUuqol45Z.99
 
Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 on June 8
http://www.cultofmac.com/319101/apple-will-kick-off-wwdc-2015-on-june-8/#M8BO521Pl3J6BPbh.99http://www.cultofmac.com/318967/an-estimated-1m-apple-watches-sold-in-u-s-in-first-24-hours/#JLqhfc2BfuauTsrf.99
J.J. Abrams rocks an Apple Watch at Star Wars Celebration
http://www.cultofmac.com/319395/j-j-abrams-rocks-on-apple-watch-for-star-wars-celebration-panel/#6b0i1yJEuf8DioDE.99
Apple’s latest acquisition could revolutionize iPhone camera

http://www.cultofmac.com/319159/apples-latest-acquisition-could-give-iphone-an-slr-like-camera/#bOI86xsfPpcm4kKq.99
Apr 17 2015
49 mins
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Rank #20: CultCast #224 - No more dongles!

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This week:  Apple’s new iPhone SE in an insane value; the significant differences between the big and small iPad Pros; more evidence affirms major Macbook Pro redesigns in June;  future keynotes need more Yak; and the cool features in the new tvOS 9.2 update.
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On the show this week
@erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney
Intro: Macs do more and cost less!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqI4-oJFQh8
 
New ultra-thin MacBooks rumored to arrive in June
http://www.cultofmac.com/419111/new-ultra-thin-macbooks-rumored-to-arrive-in-june/
What Apple product launches say about Tim Cook’s leadership
http://www.cultofmac.com/418958/apple-product-launches-tim-cook-leadership/
Apple Special Event in 90 Seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ3EEUYW5Vk
New iPad Pro is slower than 12.9-inch model
http://www.cultofmac.com/419127/new-ipad-pro-is-slower-than-12-9-inch-model/
Mar 25 2016
55 mins
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