The CultCast

Bendgate! Some say it’s Antennagate 2.0, but is there a legitimate issue happening here? We’ll tell you what we think about these “bent” iPhones… Then, we’ve used it for a whole week—catch our updated impressions of iPhone 6. Plus, why you should hold off on installing iOS 8.0.1, and what you can do if you already have. And finally, it’s not just the big screen, there might be another reason the iPhone 6 has been impossible to buy. We’ll tell you our stories from launch day…

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Get bent: The shocking history of bent smartphones

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/297404/get-bent-shocking-history-bent-smartphones/#meDRYmDMUlBTZRd6.99

Insane stories of launch day

iPhone 6 in final approval stage ahead of China launch

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/297322/iphone-6-final-review-stages-ahead-china-launch/#zZ47kGckfiQhG27u.99


iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/22/iphone-6s-being-sold-for-insane-amounts-of-money-in-china/

Casey Neistat’s NYC iPhone line video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef_BznBwktw

Leander’s review of the iPhone 6
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/297034/review-iphone-6/#RSoyXoTeRuuzASFx.99

Buster’s review of the iPhone 6+ (discussion)

iPhone 6 Plus has best LCD display you can hold in your palm - busterRead more at http://www.cultofmac.com/297186/iphone-6-plus-best-lcd-display-can-hold-palm/#RU6tYk5QOBeq5KiV.99


This killer trick will charge your iPhone 6 in half the timeRead more at http://www.cultofmac.com/297300/killer-trick-will-charge-iphone-6-half-time/#tJhXMzxHHd6iUhjT.99

Applecare Plus, Squaretrade, or no insurance? (discussion)

Direct download: CultCast_146_-_BENDghazi.mp3
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The reviews are in! We’ll tell you what people love and don’t about the iPhone 6...  Then, RIP, iPod Classic.  We remember the humble beginnings of the device that built the new Apple.  And finally, Apple announced a base price of $349 for the Apple Watch, sure, but the prices for the other editions might make even Rolex envious.  All that plus the lesser known features of iOS 8; how to get U2 out of your iTunes; and a new social video app has us taking more selfies than ever.

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Apple launches site to help you remove U2’s free album forever

http://www.cultofmac.com/295975/apple-launches-site-help-people-remove-u2s-shitty-free-album/#U2z0xVlLHli6WyP7.99 

 

A sad day for the people of 4Chan - Apple’s two-factor authentication now protects iCloud backups

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/apples-two-factor-authentication-now-protects-icloud-backups/ 

Apple confirms iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay at launch

http://www.cultofmac.com/296093/apple-confirms-iphone-6-nfc-apple-pay/#xoYOeFJkifiIY8T5.99 

Apple will make 15 cents for every $100 spent on Apple Pay

http://www.cultofmac.com/296086/apple-will-make-15-cents-every-100-spent-apple-pay/#sfu9GDJdpOOZtSGi.99 

An illustrated history of the iPod and its massive impact

http://www.cultofmac.com/124565/an-illustrated-history-of-the-ipod-and-its-massive-impact-ipod-10th-anniversary/#GZ5TRFJhQwUSRFVX.99 

Gruber takes a stab at future  Watch Pricing

http://daringfireball.net/2014/09/apple_watch?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews 

Direct download: CultCast_145_-_Death_of_a_Classic-new.mp3
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Decision time:  Which iPhone 6 is right for you?  We’ll walk you though the features of both new iPhones and help you make that very decision in time for the pre-order.  

Plus, will Apple Pay be replacing our wallets?  We’ll tell you our thoughts and musings.  And of course, the Apple Watch—we’ll review it’s features and tell you our impressions.

And finally… he did it, guys. Tim Cook brought back one. more. thing.  Some of us are thrilled.  Some of us aren’t.   

 

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Direct download: CultCast_144_-_One_More_Thing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm PST

This week: The Fappening!   How did so many high-profile celebrity nudies leak for all to see, and is an iCloud flaw responsible for the debacle? We’ll tell you what happened, how it happened, and how you can keep your nude selfies safe from prying eyes.  Plus, our predictions for Apple’s September 9th media event—we dust off crystal balls and reveal our predictions of the iPhone and iWatch models and specs  we expect to be unveiled on the big day.  

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Direct download: CultCast_143_-_Our_iWatch_and_iPhone_6_Predictions.mp3
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