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Learn to create iPhone apps by actually making them [Deals]

There are something like 3 million apps in the App Store on any given day. So there’s plenty of evidence that almost anybody can make an app, including you. It just takes understanding the basics. The

Today in Apple history: Larry Ellison calls off Apple takeover plans

April 29, 1997: Steve Jobs’ friend Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, calls off his bid to take over Apple. Ellison’s plan is to reinstall Jobs, who is then just an adviser to Apple CEO Gil Amelio, as the

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Analysts have been extremely pessimistic about the iPhone X, with almost daily predictions that Apple’s top-of-the-line model was a flop. And they were all dead

Two days left to save on this hip mechanical keyboard [Deals]

When touchscreens and wafer-thin keyboards are the norm, the feeling of putting your fingers to work on an old typewriter is surprisingly satisfying. Heck, even an old chunky keyboard can bring a

Today in Apple history: iTunes Music Store opens its doors

April 28, 2003: Apple opens the iTunes Music Store, revolutionizing the music industry and digital distribution of content. At a time when getting music online mostly means illegal downloads from

iOS 11.3 jailbreak might never go public

The good news is that someone managed to create an iOS 11.3 jailbreak. The bad news is that the person who managed the trick probably won’t turn it into anything the general public can use. While this

We talk iPhone SE leaks, Steve Jobs saving Pixar, and the brightest flashlight on earth on The CultCast

This week on a very feisty episode of The CultCast: New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features; how Steve Jobs saved Pixar, then stole all their stock; MoviePass ends its unlimited movie

Apple VR headset might sport two 8K displays

Apple’s next big thing could be a virtual reality headset. According to a new report, the iPhone-maker is planning to launch its own headset in 2020 that can handle both AR and VR technology. And in

And the winner of the Cult of Mac HomePod giveaway is …

It pays to keep an eye open for great opportunities at Cult of Mac. Sometimes you’ll spot a great deal or tech insight — and sometimes you win brand new Apple gear for free! That’s just what Aaron B.

Microsoft previews best features of Office 2019

Microsoft released Office 2019 Preview today, with the full release expected later this year. This early version is only for Windows, though a macOS edition will be out “in the coming months,”

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Google's big Gmail redesign is now available to many users. Here's how to see if you are eligible, and how to turn on the new interface. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Transit app makes public transportation a breeze [Essential iOS Apps #6]

Public transportation can be a nightmare. Traveling in an unfamiliar city or relying on trains and buses to get around can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Transit for iPhone makes

Week’s best Apple deals: Get Apple Watch Series 1 for the lowest price yet

This week’s Apple deals roundup will help you get into shape without breaking the bank. You’ll see deals on the Apple Watch as well as Totu Sports Headphones. Plus, save on the newly released Space

Tim Cook vs. Steve Jobs: Who is Apple’s best CEO ever?

Steve Jobs was a mercurial genius with a singular knack for turning bright ideas into shiny new products. Tim Cook is an operations wizard who hammered Apple’s supply chain into a manufacturing

Google Inbox will get iPhone X support ‘soon’

Google Inbox will finally be optimized for iPhone X “soon,” according to a new report. Google has been working hard to update its most important iOS apps for Apple’s flagship smartphone since it made

Get cutting-edge gear at great prices [Deals]

With all the technological wonders we take for granted today, it’s easy to lose track of the cutting edge in consumer tech. So to keep that sense of wonder alive, we’ve rounded up some of the most

Amazon could soon be worth even more than Apple

Apple has pretty much clung onto its title of world’s most valuable company since early in Tim Cook’s reign at the top. However, it may not hold that claim for too much longer if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Apple may have wildly misjudged iPhone X demand

Apple is usually pretty great at gauging demand for its products. Something seems to have gone wildly wrong for the iPhone X, however, since the company is now reportedly trying to “burn off” its

Today in Apple history: Psystar’s clone Macs go rogue

April 27, 2008: Psystar’s first Mac clones ship to customers. The new Open Computer means that, for the first time since the mid-1990s, there’s no need to assemble a “hackintosh” to run OS X on a

iTunes arrives in the Microsoft Store after lengthy delay

iTunes is finally available to download from the Microsoft Store for the first time. The release makes it possible for Windows 10 S users, who cannot install applications obtained from third-party