Thu, 28 May 2015
This week: Jony Ive’s big promotion has him leaving the design lab… is this step one of an Ive succession plan? Plus: the surprising suitability of Ive’s replacement, Richard Howarth; Apple VP Jeff Williams let’s some curious Apple Car comments slip; why Apple Watch will get a lot faster come fall; Leander reveals his fetish for the weird whispering women of Youtube; and stay tuned till the end for a very romantic Get To Know Ur Cultist!
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This week’s links
Relax with Bob Ross and his happy little trees
Leander’s weird whispering fetish videos!
And check out Kahney’s Korner!
Cars are ‘ultimate mobile device’ and other Apple insights from Jeff Williams - buster
Everything we know about Richard Howarth, Apple’s new ‘badass’ head of industrial design
Apples Watch apps are about to get the speed boost they desperately need
Thu, 21 May 2015
This week: ok sure, Apple may have forever shelved plans for a proper television, but reports of a souped-up Apple TV debuting at WWDC will make you forget all that. Plus: the good stuff in Apple’s first Watch update; new Macbook Pros and iMacs get faster specs and bigger price tags; and Steve Jobs teaches bad actors a lesson they shan’t forget.
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
This week’s links
Intro: Windows 95… still playing catch-up
Leander Witnessed this Noah Wiley/Steve Jobs showdown!
The first Apple Watch software update is here
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/323215/the-first-update-for-apple-watch-is-here/#PUYyp37fYax6Bm8v.99
Apple launched a number of new Macs through the Apple Online Store today,
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/323166/apple-brings-force-touch-to-15-inch-macbook-pro-adds-cheaper-5k-imac/#cBdBWflzQj8HHUtx.99
iPhone 6s might launch as soon as August - boostier
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/323107/iphone-6s-launch-might-come-as-soon-as-august/#YiuHTVhs8MfYT31j.99
Michael Fassbender still doesn’t look much like Steve Jobs in first teaser trailer
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/323001/michael-fassbender-still-doesnt-look-much-like-steve-jobs-in-first-teaser-trailer/#Ihmt3zHAkTgqAEsd.99
New Apple TV with App Store and Siri will debut at WWDC
Thu, 14 May 2015
This week: why the iPhone 6s could be the biggest “S” update yet; Nintendo promises 5 top-notch titles coming to iOS; the paltry earnings of top Mac App Store apps; and just when we thought we’ve seen every iPhone accessory imaginable, a new gadgets sneaks up on our behinds. We mean behind us. No. Just… just listen.
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And thanks to Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com the great music you hear in today's show.
This week’s links
Intro - What is Newton??
iPhone 6s could be Apple’s biggest ‘incremental’ upgrade of all time
Nintendo promises five top-notch smartphone games by 2017
You’ll never guess how little a Top 10 Mac app makes per day
Thu, 7 May 2015
For years Apple has been reportedly working their magic on the worst device in every home—the remote control. And now, with a rumored new Apple TV on the the horizon, we’ll tell you why an Apple-hewn controller could be its flagship feature. Plus: how to create your own Apple Watch band; how to share your digital heartbeat with other lonely Apple Watch wearers; and we vote on our favorite new gadgets on an all-new Faves ’N Raves.
And stick around for CultCast 2nd hour with our guest, award-winning graphic designer and professor, Sean Adams. Sean shares his insights, tools, and tips for breaking into the design industry, building a name for yourself, and why everyone needs to care about design.
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for the great music you hear in today's show.
This week’s links
Lonely Apple Watch buyers turn to the Internet to share their heartbeats
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321618/lonely-apple-watch-buyers-turn-to-the-internet-to-share-their-heartbeats/#aboVz29u4K8PAuTS.99
How to add your own custom band to Apple Watch
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321556/how-to-add-your-own-custom-band-to-apple-watch/#Ivbgo0IzCsI3UDAQ.99
How third-party bands are allowed to work with Apple Watch
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321601/how-third-party-bands-are-allowed-to-work-with-apple-watch/#lJjpFKGJb1YkI8R1.99
Apple’s aggressive music ambitions draw DOJ scrutiny
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321512/apples-aggressive-music-ambitions-draw-doj-scrutiny/#5GzQvcoTGIyGwQ6J.99
Patents suggest Apple TV wand full of Cupertino magic
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321683/patents-suggest-apple-tv-wand-full-of-cupertino-magic/#1pJCCHBRZ3kdQhGB.99
Apple is planning to launch its new TV box this summer
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/321592/apple-tv-remote-is-getting-a-trackpad-this-summer/#5uzkVdaFRr8qlser.99
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Get some inspiration from Sean Adam’s Design blog
Thu, 30 April 2015