Can you believe anybody’s still talking about Steve Jobs?

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Apple's doing great under Tim Cook... or is it?
Apple's doing great under Tim Cook... or is it?
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If you ignore its share price, Apple is doing incredibly well under Tim Cook, thanks in large part to the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. But its newest offerings, Apple Watch and Apple Music, may be off to a rocky start, if you believe the reports.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2This leads us to ask, once again, whether Apple has lost its spark without Steve Jobs. Is it as exciting or as innovative under Cook? If Apple Watch can’t get us all to wear smartwatches and Apple Music doesn’t put Spotify out of business, does Apple have what it takes to revolutionize another industry again?

Join us as we battle it out over those questions in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac.

Kahney’s Korner: Presenting the Cult of Mac Magazine app

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Cult of Mac is proud of its new magazine app on iTunes.
Cult of Mac is proud of its new magazine app on iTunes.
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I am super-psyched to introduce you to a new app coming soon to iOS: the Cult of Mac Magazine app.

The new version of our magazine app will be published every Saturday. I think it’s a really great way to read all the stuff we publish here during the week.

When it’s time for music, just reach for the BOTTLE

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The boomBOTTLE+ is a take-in-any-weather portable Bluetooth speaker.
The boomBOTTLE+ is a take-in-any-weather portable Bluetooth speaker.
Photo: SCOSCHE Industries

Don’t let the bottle in the name fool you. The boomBOTTLE+ by SCOSCHE Industries is no place for a beverage. But your ears will quickly realize it is filled with sound.

The boomBOTTLE, rolled out today on the SCOSCHE website, is a portable Bluetooth speaker that has the height and girth of the common water bottle, thus fitting in a drink holder on a bike, boat or camping chair.

Apple TV streaming service could cost more than $40

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The new Apple TV is nearly here.
The new Apple TV is nearly here.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s big event on September 9th is expected to include the unveiling of a redesigned Apple TV, but if you were hoping to get a taste of the company’s long rumored over-the-top TV subscription service, you’ll have to wait a little while longer.

Negotiations between Apple and content providers have stalled according to a new report that claims the economics of the subscription TV service remain a sticking point between Apple’s and its partners. The price Apple wants to charge consumers would be much higher than a subscription to HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix or Sling, but that’s still not enough for content makers who are asking for more cash.

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A pay-what-you-want bundle full of tools and resources for easily upgrading your UI and UX game
A pay-what-you-want bundle full of tools and resources for easily upgrading your UI and UX game
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