Maybe it’s because we’re getting closer to Christmas, but each new shipment to the Cult of Mac Store seems better than the last. This week, we’ve got a super small 1st-person drone, software for totally unlocking PDFs, a powerful tool for capturing and converting YouTube videos, and a set of Loot Crate deliveries. Read on for more details:
Considering all the new forms and formats our data take with each passing year, sometimes we need to catch up. This week is the one to do it, as the best deals that have come through the Cult of Mac store are all ways to upgrade your data game: a set of keychain-sized Lightning cables; a MicroSD adapter for seamlessly expanding MacBook drive capacity, a lifetime of cloud storage, and a hub that converts USB-C into five familiar formats. Read on for more details:
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The writing has been on the wall for smartwatches ever since Cupertino chose to focus on sports and fitness features for Apple Watch Series 2. Smartwatch sales are plummeting, and fitness seems to be the only profitable area remaining in the wearables sector.
More evidence of this trend emerged this week, with smartwatch trailblazer Pebble reportedly being acquired by fitness wearables specialist Fitbit. We might very well be witnessing the demise of the smartwatch as we know it.
So how did we get here? Is Apple Watch really only fit for fitness, or could it still one day fulfill its destiny and become a true wrist-based computing platform?