Today in Apple history: Psytar’s clone Macs go rogue

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After a battle with Apple over Mac clones, this T-shirt is all Psystar will be selling.
After a battle with Apple over Mac clones, this T-shirt is all Psystar will be selling.
Image: Psystar

April27 April 27, 2008: Psystar’s first Mac clones ship to customers. The new Open Computer means that, for the first time since the mid-1990s, there’s no need to assemble a “hackintosh” to run OS X on a non-Apple computer.

Unlike the last clone Macs, however, these low-priced computers don’t come with Cupertino’s blessing. Naturally, a fight ensues.

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Apple expands Mac Pro trademark to include augmented reality tech

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The Magic Toolbar could be a baby step toward augmented reality.
Could augmented reality tech arrive on a future Mac Pro?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple has updated its Mac Pro trademark to also include “augmented reality displays, goggles, controllers, headsets, and 3D spectacles,” alongside a range of other categories.

The update comes shortly after Apple acknowledged that its current Mac Pro doesn’t fulfill all the needs of its pro customers, and said that a new model with a modular design is currently in the works.

With some very interesting features, if this trademark update is to be believed!

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Samsung confirms another iPhone 8 rival is coming this year

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Galaxy Note 7
Could it be a Galaxy Note 8?
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Samsung has already made life difficult for Apple’s next-generation iPhone with its stellar Galaxy S8 series, but it won’t stop there.

The South Korean company has confirmed it is planning another flagship smartphone for the second half of 2017 that will give iPhone 8 an even tougher challenge.

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Woolet is the smart wallet you’ll never lose [Review]

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Woolet wallet
Never worry about losing a wallet again.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

If you’ve ever lost a wallet, you’ll know it’s one of the most frustrating experiences. You have to cancel your cards, order a new driver’s license, and sometimes you’ll lose precious memories — like photos that can’t be replaced. But you’ll never have to go through that again with Woolet.

Woolet is a smart wallet that connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth. Every time you leave it behind, it sends an alert to your iPhone to remind you to go back and pick it up. It looks good and has plenty of space for cards and cash.

It’s also available in a travel size that’s big enough to carry your passport.

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Week’s best Apple deals: Get Mom an iMac on the cheap

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Mother's Day gifts Apple
Shop now and get Mom an iMac, an iPhone or something else amazing.
Images: Apple, OtterBox, Withings

Don’t leave your Mother’s Day shopping until the last minute — you’ll end up paying an exorbitant price for something generic like a scarf. If you shop now, you can get dear Mom the Apple gear she really wants, discounted up to 88 percent! (We won’t tell her you saved money getting her gift.)

Find a great Mother’s Day sale and more in this week’s roundup of the web’s best Apple deals.

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Cut your crazy reading list down to size [Deals]

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Cut that reading list down to size by dramatically cutting down on reading time thanks to Instaread's thorough summaries.
Cut that reading list down to size by dramatically cutting down on reading time thanks to Instaread's thorough summaries.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

We all want to read more, and many of us face the same problem: There’s just not enough time. But unless you’re planning to parse the prose of every book you read, there are ways to shorten the time you need to get through that reading list. With Instaread, you can get summarized and condensed versions of more than 500 books from the New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers list, right on your phone. And right now you can get a lifetime subscription to Instaread for just $49.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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‘Leaked’ iPhone 8 schematic reveals mysterious circle on back

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The big circle in the back might be for wireless charging.
The big circle in the back might be for wireless charging.
Photo: KKSneakLeaks

The Apple rumor mill has churned out yet another alleged schematic for the upcoming iPhone 8, only this time the drawing doesn’t depict a Touch ID sensor in the back.

In the iPhone 8 drawing that surfaced today, Apple appears to have made some big changes — including adding a big area in the back for wireless charging. According to one leaker, the feature would require iPhone 8 owners to keep the device on a charging pad to get juice.

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How to watch the NFL draft on Apple devices

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How to watch NFL draft 2017
Here's how to stream the NFL draft on all your Apple gear.
Photo: Skitterphoto/Pexels CC

By Chris Brantner, guest blogger

It may feel like forever until the beginning of football season, but the NFL draft is here to offer us all a brief glimpse into the excitement to come. The draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday, is an opportunity to dive into the NFL early and get an idea about the futures of certain teams.

You can keep up with all the picks whether you’re on your iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. There’s truly no reason to miss out!

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Stomped for iOS will keep you snowboarding in style

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An ultra-stylish minimalist snowboarder? Yes please!
Photo: UglyRobot

We were massive fans of Alto’s Adventure, the stunningly minimalist endless runner sidescroller which arrived on iOS a couple of years back. If you can’t get enough of that game’s style, you may also be interested to hear about an upcoming iOS snowboarder, called Stomped.

Built around 36 beautifully hand-crafted levels, in which gamers must pull off big jumps and even bigger scores, Stomped looks like it could among the most stylish and fun games of the year. And it’s not even out yet!

Check out its trailer below.

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Pick your price for this premium bundle of coding classes [Deals]

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CoM - Pay What You Want- Learn to Code 2017 Bundle
Name your price to get a comprehensive education in coding.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

As time goes on, coding becomes an ever more essential part of our world. Whether it’s apps, online platforms, video games or any of countless other growing digital industries, coding is one of the most lucrative and secure skills you can learn.

But where to start? And how much will it cost to learn coding? The answer is here, and whatever you want to pay.

With the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle, you’ll get comprehensive coding lessons that clock in at over 150 hours of content, from Python to Google Go, GitHub and beyond. And right now at the Cult of Mac Store, you can name your price for the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle.

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