The CultCast
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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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 PST

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 PST

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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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 PST

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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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 PST

This week:  why 2015 was one of Apple's best (and worst!) years ever.  Plus:  everything Apple needs to improve in 2016; future tech that could change the world; and stick around for our deep-dive into The Force Awakens, our in-depth review of the magic, delight, and heartbreak of J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars universe.
 
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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!
 
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
 
Why 2015 was Apple’s most important year since original iPhone’s unveiling
 
What would you like to see Apple improve in 2016? (discussion)
 
What technology could change the world around us in the next 5 years? (discussion)
 
Direct download: CultCast_212_-__Full_Dolphin_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34pm PST

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