The CultCast

This week: an honest look at Mario Run; better-sounding AirPod alternatives; the cool new stuff in the iOS and tvOS updates; and we reveal the hands-down best tv shows of 2016!


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On the show this week

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Mario Run to the Apple store to snag Nintendo’s first major iOS game.
AirPods finally available with shipping in time for Christmas
  • Apple’s long-awaited wireless AirPods are finally available to buy through Apple’s online store — priced at $159.
  • While it’s not known when they’ll be available for sale in brick-and-mortar Apple retail stores, you can breathe a sigh of relief, since orders placed through Apple’s online store are currently showing a pre-Christmas delivery date of December 21
  • Apple said AirPods will be available for purchase at Apple stores by next week, as well as authorized resellers, and select carriers. Apple also said stores will receive "regular AirPods shipments”
iOS 10.2 is out with new emoji, TV app and wallpapers
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users get a couple of new wallpapers in the new update. There are also more than 100 new emoji, including new characters for shrug, avocado, gorilla, shark and bacon.
tvOS 10.1 update brings Apple’s TV app to the living room
  • TV fans can binge on all their shows in one place with Apple’s new TV app, which simplifies the experience. With the new single sign-on feature, you can quickly access your subscribed content on all your devices. (Here’s how to set up single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS devices.)
Lewis reviews these IQBuds AirPod alternatives
The best shows of 2016!
  • Peeky Blinders!
  • Sherlock!
  • The Walking Dead!
  • Westworld!
  • Stranger Things!
  • Boogie2988 (Youtube)!
  • People Vs. OJ Simpson!
  • The Crown!
Direct download: CultCast_262_-_AirPod_alternatives__the_BEST_shows_of_2016.mp3
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