Thu, 25 December 2014
With 2015 nearly upon us, we pick our favorite tech, iOS apps, Mac apps, movies, and tv shows—everything that delighted us in 2014, on this very special, far too long, last-episode-of-the-2014 CultCast.
Thanks to lynda.com for supporting this episode. Learn to run your business better, become a photoshop ninja, learn how to create music with your iPad, and so much more. Lynda now has over 4500 courses for you to choose from, and now they’re offering our listeners a 10 day free trial. Learn all you want for free for 10 days, head on over to lynda.com/cultcast
We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com a huge thanks for much of the great music you hear in today's show.
On This Episode
Boostier Hhhheine - @bst3r
Erfon Elijah - @erfon
Adam Christianson - @maccast
And def. check out
Our fave Tech Products
Our fave Mac Apps
Our fave iOS Apps
Our fave iOS Games
Our fave Movies
Our fave Christmas Movies
Our Fave TV Shows
The Walking Dead
Once Upon A Time
YoungArts Master Series
Game of Thrones
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Direct download: CultCast_159_-_2014_Favorite_Stuff-A-Sode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm PDT
Thu, 18 December 2014
Merry CultCast boys and girls! This week: Santa gets a little “grabby”; Apple wins a major lawsuit; our iPhones deserve "rollover" data plans; the incredibly low payouts artists get from Spotify; and the high-end gifts we really want but will never get on an all-new Get To Know Your Cultist.
Thanks to Audible for supporting this episode. Audible, the home of over 150,000 audio books from practically every genre in existence. Grab Leander's book, Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products, for FREE with a 30-day Audible trial. The book is yours to keep even if you decide not to keep your Audible subscription. Get started now at audiblepodcast.com/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.
Join us for a live CultCast hangout on Saturday, December 20th, 1pm. Just head to live.thecultcast.com
Links to this week’s stories
Apple wins at last: iTunes DRM was ‘genuine improvement,’ jury finds
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/306320/apple-just-won-1-billion-ipod-lawsuit/#UiLVQyJJBqkLYx8W.99
T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 plan is rollover minutes for your data
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/306304/t-mobiles-un-carrier-8-0-plan-rollover-minutes-data/#LmLZQq3vYRJ4wmFJ.99
Bose plans to take on Beats with its own music streaming service
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/306275/bose-plans-take-beats-music-streaming-service/#By8zxRZ3eKmZI4Im.99
The expensive Christmas gifts we’ll never get
Leander is drooling over this $16,000 road bike: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/performance_race/emonda/
Alex and Erfon want to find this $1300 Fuji X100T camera under their tree: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x100t/
Buster wants the new $2000 full-frame A7 II from Sony: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/sony-alpha-a7-mark-2/
This $3000 electric bicycle Erfon wants will have you blasting up hills like rocketman: http://www.currietech.com/eflowebikes/eflow-e3-nitro-l-4
Leander wants a 4K tele but needs to convince his wife:
Erfon drove the BMW i3 at CES this year, and if can muster $40,0000 he’s gonna buy it:
Direct download: CultCast_158_-_On_Your_Left.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT
Thu, 11 December 2014
This week: the Sony hack reveals all sorts of juicy Jobs movie tidbits; HBO uses Game of Thrones to break big cable’s iron grip; iPod Classic prices skyrocket as fans scramble to buy them; we’ll tell you how to get some fantastic iOS games absolutely free; and then we pitch our favorite tech and vote on which is best… it’s an all new Faves ’N Raves.
Thanks to lynda.com for support this episode. Learn to run your business better, become a photoshop ninja, learn how to create music with your iPad, and so much more. Lynda now has over 4500 courses for you to choose from, and now they’re offering our listeners a 10 day free trial. Learn all you want for free for 10 days, head on over to lynda.com/cultcast
And a big thanks to Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com for the great music you hear in today's show.
This week’s stories
HBO will use Game of Thrones to break cable’s iron grip
Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off
Sony hack reveals dirty secrets behind Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie
Jeff Daniels slated to play ex-Apple CEO in Steve Jobs movie
Pocket Gamer will give away a top-rated iOS game every day for two weeks
This week’s intro
And these vids….
Direct download: CultCast_157_-_Inside_the_Sony_Hack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT
Thu, 4 December 2014
This week: how’s about that new Star Wars trailer! Plus, warm up the tele—Woz is getting a tech-filled reality TV show; we divulge our new favorite apps; we answer some ridiculous Qs in an all new get to know your Cultist; and finally, Steve Jobs denies Leander Kahney’s attempted handshake not once, but TWICE. Leander recounts the tale. We die laughing.
Our thanks to Might Tees for support this episode. Steve Jobs, Woz, the very vintage Apple Lisa, check out Might Tees for some of the best Apple-inspired tees in the land, and don’t miss indie designs features John Wayne and Captain Jean Luc Picard.
MightTees.com ships worldwide and you can and save a whopping 50% off your order with code CultCast at checkout. Erfon thanks you for your order.
And thanks to Boom 2! Ever needed to turn up your Mac’s volume farther than it could go? Boom 2 can bolster your Mac’s puny volume levels righteous amounts your ears probably can’t handle. Try it out free for 7 days at bit.ly/cultcastboom and save 20% off any order with code CultCast at checkout.
This week’s links
Stephen colbert explains the new light saber
Microsoft declares iPhone 6 most popular device of 2014
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/304919/microsoft-declares-iphone-6-popular-device-2014/#vJp4j5PCj2W
Steve Wozniak is about to become a reality TV show
Get to Know Your Cultist - ultra mega edition - tons of great Qs here
Leander’s favorite band every is Blancmange
Woz opens a hotel door with his iPhone 6, gets mean comments
Direct download: CultCast_156_-_No_shake_for_you.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm PDT