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This week: it’s official, Apple is gonna “loop us in” at their March 21 press event.  Join us as we decode the mysterious event invitation.  Plus:  some new leaks give us glimpses at the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 designs; why Apple’s new Spaceship campus is clearly home to a future post-apocalyptic battle colosseum; and we share the stuff we’re embarrassed to secretly love in an all-new Get To Know Ur Cultist.
 
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On the show this week
 
Apple’s March 21 event promises to ‘Loop you in’
 
iPhone 7 case hints at stereo speakers, no headphone jack
 
Upcoming iPhone SE may look just like an iPhone 5s
 
Close up with Apple’s new spaceship campus Theatre
 
Intro: Where are all the robots?
 
Erfon never chokes back the tears watching Meet Joe Black
 
Buster wants to hand out the Bachelor rose
 
This scene from Scrooged made Leander WEEP!
 
You need to try these.  Alone.  In your car.
Direct download: CultCast_222_-_Secret_man-tears.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm PDT

This week: rumors point to an insanely thin iPhone 7, but is that what we want?  Plus: our list of top, most-wanted iPhone 7 features; why only some of us are excited for iPhone SE; why the new iPad could have a killer new camera; and if want to hear Leander complain about Mariah Carey and Maroon 5, stay tuned for Leander Loves Pop!
 
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Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
Intro - They finally figured out a way to make PCs easy to use!
 
Is this Drake??
 
Whitney Houston was a national treasure!
 
Rosanne Bar… well
 
This is basically Buster Heine’s theme song
 
Check out Rob Roy for some great “kilt action"
 
Apple event for iPhone SE, new iPad to take place March 21
 
Direct download: CultCast_221_-_Great_kilt_action.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

This week: with the FBI vs. Apple battle heating up, some lawyers say Tim Cook could land in jail; why Siri in the next version of OS X may point to redesigned MacBooks;  and, just how much would you pay for a box of Steve Job’s old crap?  Plus we pitch you our favorite tech and apps in an all-new Faves 'N Raves!
 
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We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
This week’s intro: you need a family computer
 
Steve Jobs’s smelly old sandals just sold at auction
 
Siri-ously? Apple’s virtual assistant finally coming to Mac
 
 
From Fines To Jail Time: How Apple Could Be Punished For Defying FBI
 
Congressional ‘Crypto Commission’ may tackle Apple vs FBI debate - buster
 
Apple believes Congress should decide iPhone privacy case
 
Direct download: CultCast_220_-_Before_and_after.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT

This week: major Macbook Pro and Air redesigns may be coming in June; the magic of the MagSafe adapter; the best Mac for college; Apple vs. the FBI; Apple explains "Error 53” and offers up a fix; and stay tuned for our favorite shows and apps in an all new What We’re Into!
 
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Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
A Mac is all you need!
 
Check the swagger level in listener Josh Holme's twitter profile!
 
Snowden says Apple security case is most important issue in a decade
 
How Apple could hack terrorist’s iPhone for FBI (if it wanted to)
Direct download: CultCast_219_-_Redesigned_Macbook_Pros_in_June_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm PDT

This week: neighbors complain of peculiar “motor noises" emanating from Apple’s secret auto labs; the strange error that’s bricking iPhones everywhere (and how to avoid it); and, has Apple lost their way?  Some pundits are arguing Cupertino needs to shape up and start shipping better products.  We discuss!
 
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Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in sparkling clean condition, you’ll love ‘em.  Check them out now at CultCloth.co, and use code “CultCast” at checkout to score a free 8x8 CleanCloth!
 
Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
Intro - Alan Greenspan recommends the Apple IIc
 
‘Motor noises’ complaint at Apple’s auto campus fuels speculation
 
Direct download: CultCast_218_-_The_Beak_made_im_do_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

This week: new hardware, incoming! We’ll tell you our expectations of Apple’s rumored March 2016 event.  Plus, why the next iPad Air could be the best one yet; iPhone 7 may have far fewer features than expected; and, is Apple making a move into virtual reality?
 
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Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper.com/cultcast.
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
This Coldplay music video makes Leander angry!
 
The amazing Word Lens app is now Google Translate
 
Apple plans March 15th event for iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se unveiling
 
Schematic reveals iPad Air 3 will be slightly thicker than iPad Air 2
 
Apple Watch may get an ‘S’ upgrade in March
 
iPhone 7 design may ditch antenna bands and camera bump
 
Apple is spending lots of time at Stanford’s VR lab
Direct download: CultCast_217_-_Super_Brawl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

This week:  a souped-up iPad Air 3 coming in March; iPhone 5se is a terrible name for a 4-inch iPhone; the iPhone 7 Plus PLUS is for those who demand only the best mobile camera; and why Apple is pumping the brakes on their electric car.
 
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Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
This week’s intro - Give your kids the universe!
 
The 5 biggest takeaways from Apple’s biggest quarter ever
 
Apple might unveil Pencil-ready iPad Air 3 in March
 
 
Apple may release special iPhone 7 Plus aimed at pro photographers
 
Direct download: CultCast_216_-_iPhone_7_Plus..._PLUS_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

This week: our legs are blown off by hover boards; our favorite ways to manage iOS photos; the new Music Memo and Garageband apps get our enthusiastic thumbs up; Bob Mansfeld is back to massage us; and we remember the hard, cruel, miserable realities of life before iPhone.
 
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Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
I rode a hoverboard around my office for a week, and here's what I learned
 
Apple introduces new Music Memos app, updates GarageBand
 
Apple’s new Music Memos app makes songwriting chimp-simple
 
$50 price bump for Trump’s U.S. iPhones is just as realistic as his hair
Direct download: CultCast_215_-_Hover_Board_Haters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PDT

This week: some useful new features are coming to iOS 9.3; the future of driving technology; the coolest, weirdest, and worst technology of CES 2016; Elon Musk says it’s “obvious” Apple is working on an iCar; and we’ll tell you what we love (and don’t) about the gadgets we’re currently testing—it’s an all-new Under Review.
 
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Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in sparkling clean condition, you’ll love ‘em.  Check them out now at CultCloth.co, and use code “CultCast” as checkout to score a free 8x8 CleanCloth!
 
Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and please enter “CultCast” in the “How did you hear about us?” section!
 
Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors. Learn more at Harrys.com and save $5 off your first order with code CultCast.
 
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for all the great music you hear in today's show.
 
On the show this week
 
Tesla’s Elon Musk calls Apple Car an ‘open secret’
 
Everything new (and exciting!) coming in iOS 9.3
 
All the cosplay girls are going to want this fake electronic tail
 
Buster is scooting around on his new Priority Bike
 
Leander wants this CarPlay stereo
 
This steel Apple Watch band from Juuk is just as suave and 1/5 the price of Apple's
 
Erfon is living in the future with these home kit enabled Philips Hue lights
 
 
Direct download: CultCast_214_-_Tails_ONLY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm PDT

This week on The CultCast: robot bartenders, smart coffee mugs, and the coolest of gadgets from CES 2016.  Plus, don’t miss our picks for the absolutely, positively, you-should-install-them-today, most essential Mac and iOS apps.
 
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Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper.com/cultcast.
 
On the show this week
 
Will Ferrel is a porn actor (and sells iPods) 
 
This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)
 
Booze bots, badass routers, high-flyin’ drones and more at CES
 
CES Day 3: Hoverboards, doggie ‘brain puzzles’ and beer
 
Chevy unveils its pure-electric Bolt
 
The Ember mug keeps your drink at the perfect temperature
 
Your movements charge Ampy so Ampy can charge your iPhone
 
Pico let’s you make craft beer at home
 
Sombabar is your home's app-controller robotic bartender
 
 
Deliveries Dashboard Widget
 
Erfon won’t live in a world without iStat Menus
 
SuperDuper! back and recovery tool
 
Byword 2 markdown tool
 
Spark is Adam’s email client of choice
Direct download: CultCast_213_-_Best_Gadgets_of_CES_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT