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Monday, May 29, 2017
  

Pokémon GO now punishes cheaters with bad monsters

Niantic is cracking down on sneaky players.Photo: The Pokémon Company If you think cheating is the easy way to get ahead in Pokémon GO, think again. Developer Niantic just...

Upgrade your brain with a new language [Deals]

Learning a new language doesn’t have to be difficult, and this box set from Rosetta Stone is a great place to start.Photo: Cult of Mac Deals Spring is here,...

We talk iPhone’s 8 big price hike and our favorite HomeKit smart lights on...

Would you pay $1200 for iPhone 8?Photo: @YSR50 This week, on The CultCast: rumors point to a big iPhone 8 price hike. What’s the max you would pay?...

How to use 3D Touch in Maps to see the weather anywhere

One of the neatest tricks in Maps app is the ability to quickly check the weather anywhere in the world.Photo: Cult of Mac Apple’s Maps app has gotten pretty...

Expand and charge your iDevice all at once [Deals]

Back up, expand and charge your iDevices all at once with this handy Lightning-connected hub.Photo: Cult of Mac Deals No matter how much storage you spring for in your...

Microsoft brings its new game streaming platform to iOS

Mixer, Microsoft’s new game streaming platform, has landed on iOS. Formerly known as Beam, Mixer is taking on the likes of Twitch with live-streaming “that’s actually live” — not...

32GB iPhone 6 is now on sale in the U.K.

Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac If you want an affordable iPhone, but you don’t want to settle for a 4-inch iPhone SE,...

Cuff strap for Apple Watch puts the heat on Hermès at 20% off [Watch...

Feeling rugged and maybe a little bit Roman? Go ahead and swap out the standard strap that comes with your new Apple Watch for something a little more, er, Ben Hur-ish....

Reach new levels of digital creativity and productivity [Week’s Best Deals]

While you’re outside enjoying the warm weather, we at the Cult of Mac Store are busy stocking up on great new deals. This week, we’ve got a great roundup of apps...

‘Today at Apple’ initiative kicks off with live events worldwide

Charlie Puth in Union Square.Photo: Apple Apple kicked off its “Today at Apple” initiative this week with live performances and special guests hosted at stores around the world. Retail...

How to automatically import new music into iTunes

So, say you have a Dropbox folder that keeps your media files synced across all your machines. Wouldn’t it be super-convenient to have iTunes import music from the Dropbox folder...

Can Google Assistant beat Siri on iPhone? Let’s find out!

Which is better? Google Assistant or Siri… check out the battle in today’s video.Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac Google Assistant for iOS was released at Google’s latest I/O event....

Jony Ive talks Silicon Valley’s culture in BBC interview

Jony Ive was interviewed on the BBC’s Today program on BBC Radio 4 today, during which he talked about the importance of design, and Apple’s push to embrace diversity. ...

Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers

All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they’re all pretty much the same with...

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

1Password, the ultimate password management app for iOS, now makes your data even more secure when you travel. Its new Travel Mode removes every vault from your devices except...

Think Thank bags have every photog in mind

This backpack has some wheels.Photo: Think Tank You could say Think Thank thought of every kind of photographer with the release of two upgraded lines of camera bags. ...

How to drag-and-drop content between Readdle’s iPad apps

If you want to get an idea of how drag-and-drop could work on the iPad, then take a look at Readdle’s latest updates to its iOS productivity apps, which...

How to use Instagram’s new Hashtag and Location stories

Instagram just added two new ways to explore photos that aren’t from the folks you follow: Hashtag Stories and Location Stories. These gather photos by place or subject, whereupon...

App Store switches to local currencies in 9 new countries

Apple has begun transition App Store currencies from the U.S. dollar and euro to local alternatives in nine new countries. The change brings small savings for customers in certain markets....

Here’s how to watch the WWDC 2017 live-stream on June 5

WWDC 2017 will be televised… or, live-streamed to be more exact. Apple has confirmed that you will be able to live-stream the keynote for the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple’s...