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Don’t miss out on these Black Friday specials from Cult of Mac Deals

It’s that wonderful time of the year, Black Friday! What is a better day than the day after spending time with the family and devouring a huge Thanksgiving meal? Whether you are shopping around for

Today in Apple history: Toy Story 2 arrives in theaters

November 24, 1999: Steve Jobs gets another feather in his cap when Toy Story 2, the sequel to the original 1995 Pixar hit, debuts in theaters — becoming the first animated sequel in history to gross

Apple’s Black Friday deals offer up to $150 gift cards with purchases

As a premium brand, Apple’s not exactly known for its discounts or plethora of special offers. This year’s Black Friday is no different if you’ve been holding out for 50 percent reductions on the cost

Crazy realistic Steve Jobs action figure lets you stage your own Stevenotes

What better gift for the Apple geek in your life (or, heck, yourself) than a ridiculously realistic Steve Jobs action figure? The 1/6 scale replica of the iconic Apple co-founder and CEO is coming

Last day to save big on Apple Watch bands with Cyber Monday Sale! [Watch Store]

It’s Cyber Monday — the last day to get that dreaded seasonal shopping out of the way from the comfort and safety of your Mac at Watch Store’s biggest sale of the year. In a few clicks, you’ll find

The best iPad docks and stands for home and away

We take a look at the best general-purpose iPad docks for use around the house, and for traveling. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

6 failed Apple products that were actually awesome

Apple is known for its multibillion-dollar hits, but not everything Cupertino touches turns to gold. These six Apple products flopped in the marketplace, despite being pretty darn great. Newton

Apple’s offices in South Korea raided on eve of iPhone X launch

Authorities in South Korea raided Apple’s offices in Seoul today, one day ahead of the launch of the iPhone X. The exact reason for the raid isn’t apparent, although it reportedly concerns Apple’s

Foxconn stamps out illegal overtime for iPhone X

Foxconn has wasted little time in responding to reports that high school student interns worked illegal overtime building the iPhone X. In a statement made to the U.K.’s BBC broadcasting service, a

Get an early start to all of the Black Friday madness

Holiday shopping isn’t for everybody. For every credit card warrior who can’t wait to push away from the Thanksgiving table and hurdle toward a spot in the Black Friday lines, there’s a conscientious

Today in Apple history: Rare Apple-1 sells for crazy money

November 23, 2010: An early Apple-1 computer, complete with its original packaging and a letter signed by Steve Jobs, sells for $210,000. At the time, it ranks as the most expensive personal computer

Apple will feel effects of U.K. tax avoidance crackdown

The U.K. Treasury has announced plans to crack down on tech giants which use overseas profit-shifting strategies to cut down on the amount of tax they have to pay. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced

AirPods are the key to romance in Apple’s holiday ad

The first big Apple ad of the holiday season is here just in time for Thanksgiving. Apple published its holiday ad “Sway” to Youtube today. The whimsical ad features a winter holiday cityscape that

Best Mac accessories for gift-giving [2017 Gift Guide]

Christmas creeps up on you quickly, so if you haven’t already started your shopping, it’s time to do something about it. Cult of Mac can help! In this guide, you’ll find a selection of stellar gifts

Affordable Android beats iPhone X in new speed test

Apple’s new A11 Bionic makes iPhone X blazing fast. It’s faster than its biggest rivals, despite fewer processing cores and slower clock speeds. But there’s a new Android that narrowly beats Apple’s

iPhone SE 2 rumored to launch in mid-2018

Apple is set to make another major play for emerging markets next year with the rumored release of a new iPhone SE 2 handset. According to a rumor out of Apple’s supply chain, the new iPhone SE 2 will

Droplr might make you ditch DropBox [Deals]

Remote collaboration has basically become a norm. For passing files of a all sorts back and forth, Google Drive or Dropbox quickly come to mind. But Droplr presents a unique set of collaborative

Bold iPhone thief messages owner for iCloud password

An iPhone thief in the U.K. had the audacity to send a message to the phone’s original owner, requesting the iCloud details so they could access their account. Psychology student Beth Freestone had

Watch Store’s biggest sale of the year starts Black Friday [Watch Store]

Black Friday is only two days away, and with that Cult of Mac Watch Store’s biggest sale of the year! Save up to 50 percent on Apple Watch bands and accessories, and get a big jump on holiday

Jony Ive will host free design talk in Washington, D.C.

As one of Apple’s more elusive executives (when was the last time he spoke live at a keynote event?), it’s not every day that you get to hear chief design officer Jony Ive talk about what he does