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Today in Apple history: iTunes bags its first exclusive movie

November 20, 2007: In a milestone for iTunes movie distribution, Purple Violets becomes the first feature film to launch exclusively on Apple’s platform. A romantic comedy directed by Edward Burns,

iMac Pro packs A10 Fusion chip for always-on ‘Hey Siri’

iMac Pro packs an A10 Fusion processor with 512MB of RAM, according to Apple software. The chip will likely be dedicated to handling things like macOS boot, as well as always-on “Hey Siri.” Apple’s

Apple’s micro LED display research hits a bump in the road

Apple is reportedly downsizing the R&D team that it currently has developing micro LED display products in Taiwan, due to production issues. A previous report from earlier this year said that

Apple launching special Thanksgiving challenge for Apple Watch users

Ahead of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Apple is launching its Apple Watch Activity Challenge for customers in the United States. U.S.-based Apple Watch users who rack up a 5K workout this Thursday,

dr.fone Thanksgiving 2017: Say thanks and win a prize

This post is brought to you by Wondershare, maker of dr.fone. Thanksgiving is a joyous and meaningful celebration of all that we hold dear in the world. It’s a time when we can stop to appreciate the

Shadows Remain, Duolingo, and other awesome apps of the week

A brilliantly spooky, story-driven augmented reality game in which you search for your missing child in a new house is just one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.” In addition,

Guard your home with this always-on wireless camera [Deals]

Traveling and even going to work means leaving your home vulnerable to theft. In an age when our devices can peer into our lives like never before, why not give yourself the same power for your own

Today in Apple history: Apple Park gets the official go-ahead

November 19, 2013: Apple gets final approval from the Cupertino City Council to proceed with building a massive second campus to house its growing army of workers. Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney’s

Best iPhone accessories [2017 Gift Guide]

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start picking out the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Cult of Mac can help! This gift guide offers up a whole bunch of awesome

Get a bunch of Mac apps, cloud storage and more [Week’s best deals]

Welcome back to the best time of each week, when we round up the best new deals. This time, we’ve got a massive Black Friday deal on a bundle of Mac apps, and terabytes of cloud storage. Plus, there’s

Today in Apple history: Apple introduces its biggest iMac G4 yet

November 18, 2003: Apple debuts its 20-inch iMac G4, the company’s biggest flat-panel all-in-one computer ever. The introduction makes an already superb Mac even better. Somehow, though, the

Cult of Mac Magazine: Bugs could tarnish Apple’s sterling reputation, and more!

Apple built its trillion-dollar reputation delivering beautiful hardware that turned tedious tasks into magical experiences. But, a recent string of ridiculous bugs put Cupertino in a precarious

How to get Animojis on any phone (kind of)

Want Animojis on any iPhone? While you need the iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensors to create Apple’s animated emojis, some apps produce results that look very much like Animoji. In the video below, I’ll

Cops want Texas church shooter’s iCloud data

Texas Rangers served a search warrant on Apple in hopes of getting data from the iPhone of Sutherland Springs mass shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. Rangers obtained search warrants on Nov. 9 for files

Week’s best Apple deals: Save a bundle on a MacBook Pro bundle

We turned up a couple of great deals on MacBooks this week. Plus, there’s an inexpensive iPhone battery case and a storybook app to get you in the holiday spirit! All in this week’s roundup of the

Give the kids the gift of wireless cat-ear headphones this Christmas

Parenting can be especially difficult at this time of year. One wrong move, and your family’s holiday is shattered by the absence of this year’s impossible-to-get Furby. In contrast, the MindKoo Cat

How to use Live Loops in GarageBand

Live Loops in GarageBand make putting together a song easy, fun, and intuitive. Here's how to use them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple seeds fourth beta of iOS 11.2

Apple is back with a new batch of beta updates for developers today, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements to the iPad and iPhone with the fourth build of iOS 11.2. The new update

Apple Park visitor center opens doors to the public

Apple opened the doors to the visitor center at Apple Park to the public this morning. And of course, there was a line to get in. Construction is still being completed on the main campus but you can

Apple extends free repair program for 2013-2015 MacBook Pro

Apple has reportedly extended its free repair program for 2013-2015 MacBook Pro units with anti-reflective coating issues. A leaked internal document reveals the company has now authorized free