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Artist re-creates Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ video on vintage Mac

Donald Glover’s video for “This Is America” is one of most talked-about music videos of the year, but one brilliant animator is adding an extra dose of old-school cool by painstakingly re-creating it

Vintage Apple inspires line of toy robots

Philip Lee is an ad man, a great admirer of vintage Macs and a lifelong collector of toy robots. From those three pieces of Lee’s life comes Classicbot, a line of designer toys that turns historic

Understand your sleep patterns with Pillow [50 Essential iOS Apps #35]

Do you ever wake up feeling exhausted, but are sure you slept well the night before? With Pillow for iPhone and Apple Watch, you can get a detailed analysis of your sleep. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and

HomePod will never become the iPhone of smart speakers

The smart speaker install base will approach 100 million units by the end of 2018 — but Apple will make up only a tiny piece of the market. At least, that’s according to analysts at Canalys, who

Crazy GIF shows how iPhone X may pave the way for Apple Glasses

The iPhone X’s ugly notch could pave the way for Apple to dominate the smart glasses market. Augmented reality glasses are poised to become the hottest tech gadget of the next decade and Apple’s

Stylish new ads showcase how iPad can simplify your life

The iPad is an extraordinarily versatile productivity tool, and Apple is keen to showcase that fact in a series of stylish new ads. The 15-second spots demonstrate the way that Apple’s tablet —

Save massively on a whopping 3TB of cloud storage

Cloud storage is super convenient, and often super expensive. When you get into the realms of terabytes, which is necessary for serious backups, the prices can be downright prohibitive. Improving

Gang of thieves snatches $19,000 of iPhones from Apple Store

A group of hooded thieves snatched $19,000 worth of iPhones from a New York Apple Store late last week. Five men were recorded on CCTV during the raid at the store in Huntington Station, NY. Police

Today in Apple history: Apple reclaims top spot in education

July 9, 2001: Apple is named the No. 1 computer manufacturer in the education market, with twice as many machines in schools as runner-up Dell Computer. It’s a big turnaround from a couple years

This foot-based iPhone holder makes the selfie stick look sane

Remember the bemused reaction you had to the selfie stick the first time you saw one? Remember how that feeling gradually changed to begrudging acceptance as they became standard issue over the months

One-time Apple copycat Xiaomi goes public

Chinese smartphone manufacturer and occasional Apple tribute act Xiaomi has made its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange — officially making it the world’s third largest phonemaker. Xiaomi is one of

Hilarious new iPhone X ad imagines life as a quiz show

Imagine you’re on a game show and the trivia answer you need to win is… the password you created for your online banking account. This isn’t an elaborate form of hacking, it’s a funny new Apple

Your iPhone or iPad probably indicates you’re well off

Researchers investigating differences between groups of Americans have an interesting observation: owning an iOS device is the best indicator that someone is in one of the top income brackets. Even

Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store in 1983

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a visionary. That’s a phrase that gets tossed around a lot, but in Jobs’ case we have solid evidence. Speaking at a conference in the early 1980s, a decade before the

WriteMapper, Yahtzee for iMessage, Carrot Weather, and other amazing apps of the week

This week we map our minds with WriteMapper, check the lightning out with new maps in Carrot Weather, and see who was sampled in that song playing on the radio. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Size matters not with this powerful portable battery [Deals]

Anyone who travels – or just use their phones and tablets a lot – knows how important a portable battery can be. Unfortunately these clutch devices can also take up a good chunk of space in your bag.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs begins his path back to the top

July 8, 1997: Steve Jobs begins his path to becoming chief executive officer of Apple, after former CEO Gil Amelio departs the company on the back of a massive quarterly loss. Also leaving Apple is

Today in Apple history: App Store surpasses 15 billion downloads

July 7, 2011: Three years after its launch, the App Store passes 15 billion downloads. This represents a major milestone for Apple. The App Store offers more than 425,00 apps, which give the iPhone

Microsoft Andromeda folding iPad competitor possibly killed off

Don’t expect to see the rumored folding Windows computer any time soon. In fact, Microsoft might have cancelled the device code named Andromeda. This would have been small enough to be pocketable, but

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why you should be rowing with Apple Watch, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: If running and swimming with Apple Watch don’t rock your boat, you should give rowing a try. It combines all the benefits of cardio and strength training. Whether