The CultCast

On this week's CultCast, with no new Apple hardware to wax on and on about, we were forced to come up with real, actual content!

So begrudgingly, this week we cover some of our favorite and most useful productivity apps; tell you if you can ever expect to see Google's answer to Apple Maps released to the App Store; and did you know Samsung's about to change their logo to a pear with a bite taken out of it?  Kidding!  But rumor is they're about to rebrand in a major more "Apple-like" way…

All that and more on this week's CultCast!

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Ok, so we've fondling Apple's new iPad mini for hours and hours now, and we're ready to report our first impressions and answer the question: without a retina display, is the iPad mini a worthy replacement for its larger, retina-pixeled brother?

Direct download: CultCast_41_iPad_Mini_Hands-On_Special_Edition.m4a
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It's an Apple executive shakedown, and all sorts of fruit is falling off the tree!

Find out what the departure of long time exectutive Scott Forstall and the just-hired John Browett means for iOS, OS X, Apple stores, and all the great Apple products you love.  Plus, Jony Ive's about to get even more design control over all the Macs you love to own, but is that a good thing?

Then, get out your lighsbaers, cause we're diving deep into the Disney acquisition of LucasFilm and what that means for everyone's favorite space movies.

If this doesn't end in another Spaceballs movie, we're gonna be upset.

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Kindle; Nexus; Surface—they're all doomed, and on this week's CultCast, we'll tell why Apple's new iPad mini will most definitely sit as the king of all tabs small.

Then, we review a new social iOS game so stellar, it'll have you clamoring for Game Center friends just so you can get your fix.

Get your play on!

Direct download: CultCast_39_October_25_2012.m4a
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Fresh off the Apple iPad Mini media event, we're ready to give our fist impressions of the iPad Mini, the new, thinner iMac, and just 7 months since it's last new model, the controversial new 4th gen iPad.

Cultcast: we're here to pump *clap* YOU UP!

Direct download: CultCast_Special_EP_38_October_23_2012.m4a
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New new new!

New mini iPads; new retina Macbooks; new Mac Minis; new iMacs; we'll tell you everything we know and expect from Apple's October 23rd media event on this week's all-new CultCast!

Plus: new 3rd-party lightening adapters and cables—we'll tell you when to expect them.

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_37_October_18_2012.m4a
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It's back to the Mac on this week's CultCast!  We'll tell you everything we know about Apple's secret 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro, and why you might be seeing it before the year's end.  Plus, we've picked three Mac apps we love and tell you why you should install them post-haste.

Then, is Apple's Passbook really going to takeover the world of tickets, coupons, and payments?  It's tough to imagine, especially with how little Passbook can do now.  But imagine coupons on your lock screen right when you need them and making payments with nothing but your iPhone.  In time, we believe Passbook will let you do exactly that.

All that and the hidden powers of a well-groomed mustache on this week's CultCast!

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_36_October_11_2012.m4a
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Hey, you know what's getting bad rap these days?  Apple Maps!  Sure, it's got issues, but it's not all bee stings and bug bites, and on this episode of the 'Cast, we'll tell you exactly why some of us actually love it.

Then, with the anniversary of his death on Oct. 5th, we remember the life and works of Steve Jobs; ponder how the things he touched all turned to gold; and examine the price he paid for conquering the world of tech.

All that and more on this week's CultCast!

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Direct download: CultCast_EP_35_October_4_2012.m4a
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Don't adjust your volume, that really is Steve Woz you're hearing on this episode of The CultCast! 

And what an episode it shall be!  Hear Steve's thoughts on Apple's new maps strategy; his opinions on Apple's shiny new iPhone 5; and of course, EarPods!

Plus, Woz's tells us why a post-Jobs Apple is stronger than ever, but why us fans need us fans to keep the pressure on.

Hit play and let the WozCast begin!

Direct download: CultCast_EP_34_September_27_2012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm PDT

It's been a full 24 hours since we got our strong man hands on the all-new iPhone 5, and we're now ready to report the stuff we like, the stuff we don't, and why when it comes to devices, bigger is ALWAYS better.

Think you can handle a full fives inches of Apple iPhone?  Hit that play button and find out!

Direct download: CultCast_EP_33_September_22_2012.m4a
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