Cult of Mac: news on page 273

Google Maps now suggests where to go, not just how to get there

Google Maps is going beyond just giving driving directions. It’s new “For You” tab provides updates on restaurants, stores, or entire neighborhoods. This free feature launched for Android over the

How to lock your iPad into a single app

Did you know that you can lock the iPad into a kiosk mode with Guided Access? This disables the Dock, the Control Center, Notifications, and locks you onto a single app. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

Boost your backups with a powerful cloud client

This post is presented by CloudBerry. Extending your backup from a local drive to the cloud is a good idea. But if you’re using iCloud, your options are limited to approved apps, and absent useful

Apple seeds first iOS 12.1.2 beta to developers

Developers received a fresh batch of new beta updates this morning, just in time for the holidays. iOS 12.1.2 beta 1 was made available today, bringing a host of new fixes and improvements to the

iPad Pro bug makes music apps stutter and crackle

The new iPad Pro is brought to its knees by simple music apps. It stutters and crackles, and the CPU goes into the red, even running apps that any old iPad can handle just fine. (via Cult of Mac -

iPhone XS Max dominates Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro in speed test

The iPhone XS Max is still the fastest new smartphone on the market, based on the latest speed test that pits Huawei’s flagship Mate 20 Pro against Apple’s most expensive iPhone. PhoneBuff pitted the

Apple Pay on its way to Germany this week

Apple Pay will finally make its debut in Germany this week, according to a new report. Tim Cook previously promised that the mobile payments service would be available in Germany by the end of the

This is Google Chrome’s new dark mode for macOS Mojave

Google’s popular Chrome browser is getting a new dark mode for macOS Mojave. We’ll have to wait until next year for the alternate look to make its way into a stable Chrome update, but you can test

China bans multiple iPhone models from sale

A court in China has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple. The ruling bars Apple from importing and selling multiple iPhone models in China. The order specifically bars Apple from selling the

Microsoft and Amazon have both overtaken Apple in market cap

Apple has done a whole lot in 2018 but, from a stock price perspective, none of it matters. That’s because Apple’s declining stock price means that the company has now officially lost money this year.

Avoid embarrassing typos with this automatic proofreader [Deals]

No matter how many times you proofread, typos and bad phrasings have a nasty habit of slipping by unnoticed. That can mean a lot of embarrassment over the smallest mistakes, especially in professional

Christmas comes early with new Fortnite skins

If you wish it could be Christmas every day, treat yourself to one of the new festive skins in Fortnite Battle Royale. Both the Nog Ops and Yuletide Ranger outfits are available now, alongside a Cozy

Mass riots hit Apple Store in Bordeaux, France

Apple’s Bordeaux retail store in France was raided over the weekend as continued anti-government protests raged. In a clip widely shared on Twitter, looters entered the Apple Sainte-Catherine store on

Tim Cook praises stunning shot on iPhone surfing image

You’d think Tim Cook would be too busy running Apple to be tweeting about surfing, but you’d be wrong. Well, kind of. In fact, Cook tweeted over this weekend in praise of the cover of the year end

Unlock your Mac’s hidden productivity potential with this app [Deals]

You may think you’re a power user, but not unless you’re using keyboard macros. Macros are like keyboard shortcuts, but customized so you can tailor them to your workflow. Keyboard Maestro Macro

Ready, set, relax! Go deep with Apple Watch Breathe app [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 274]

Take a deep breath and learn how to get the most out of your Apple Watch with a pair of handy how-tos. Every Apple Watch owner can take advantage of Apple’s stress-busting Breathe app. However, you’ll

Snag awesome stocking stuffers for the Apple fans in your life [Deals]

Just like every year, the holidays hit us before we know it. So to make sure you aren’t caught without anything to offer the Apple fans and other tech types in your life, we’ve rounded up five great

Save up to 30% on the 2017 iPad Pro [Deals]

If you’re in the market for an iPad Pro, but working on a budget, B&H Photo Video is currently offering last years 12.9” iPad Pro at an amazing discount. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Mango Health CEO quits to join Apple’s health team

Apple has made another high-profile hire that could help the company gain a stronger foothold in the healthcare space. Former Mango Health CEO Jason Oberfest left his highly-regarded startup last

Apple’s Beddit sleep tracker gets more-polished look, new app

A new version of the Beddit sleep monitor launched today. This is the first version since Apple acquired the company making this accessory last year, and the result is better hardware and software,