Wed, 29 October 2014
This week: the war on Apple Pay has begun. We’ll tell you why some of the biggest retailers are moving to block it, and all about the ridiculously dumb app they want you to use instead. Plus, our 72-hour review of the iPad Air 2; the FTC sues AT&T for throttling your data; Christian Bale is your next Steve Jobs; and we pitch our favorite tech and apps then vote on which is best—it’s an all-new Faves ’N Raves. And Faves N Raves. And….
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Links to this week’s stories:
FTC finally sues AT&T for throttling unlimited data plans
Inside the war on Apple Pay that’s doomed to fail
Why Christian Bale will play an amazing Steve Jobs
Thu, 23 October 2014
This week: the iPad Air 2 reviews are in, and not everyone’s in love; Cult of Mac spends a day with Apple Pay; Yosemite and iOS 8.1 Continuity blows. our. minds; a potential cure for the painful #6PlusPinch; some welcome changes rumored for Beats Music; and we wrap with our favorite movie trilogies of all time in an all-new Get To Know Your Cultist.
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for all the great music you hear on today's show.
Links to this week's stories
Early reviews of latest iPads praise new hardware, but wish for more
Everything you can buy with Apple Pay starting today - buster
New iOS 8.1 features you need to know
Learn our favorite movie trilogies of all time in our new Get To Know Your Cultist!
Thu, 16 October 2014
Fresh off the Apple event, our impressions of iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, the big beautiful iMac with 5K display, and the updated Mac Mini. Plus, our favorite Continuity features of Yosemite and iOS 8.1; and HBO makes a move to offer all us cable cutters the a la cart TV we’ve always wanted.
Boom. CultCast 149. Now ready for your listening pleasures.
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Wed, 8 October 2014
It’s official, friends: on October 16th, Apple will hold yet another hardware event, so ready your wallets, cause another round of gadgets is headed our way… we’ll run through our list of iPad and Mac expectations. Plus, ever wonder what it’s like to have a brand new iPhone 6 Plus stolen right out of your hands? Well we can tell you first hand, and we want your help to catch the crooks. All that and this week’s best Apple stories on our newest CultCast!
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This week's stories
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Thu, 2 October 2014
This week: it’s no coincidence—your love for Apple and their pretty gadgets was Steve Jobs' master plan... Then, Bendgate might seem overblown, but where there’s smoke there’s fire; we love our iPhone 6 Pluses, but dear lord, they’re huge… And finally, Jony Ive gains a counterpart in Apple's newest Industrial Designer.