Best deals of the week: Save 75% on PhoneClean & more [Deals]

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Reclaim space on your phone, learn how to build Apple Watch apps and so much more. Read on to learn about our best deals of the week, brought to you by Cult of Mac Deals.

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How gadgets helped me go from dad bod to six pack

Fitness gadgets saved my life. Sort of.

Fitness gadgets saved my life. Sort of.

I used to live the classic geek lifestyle, forever hunched over a MacBook, munching on comfort food. Until one day cancer forced me to take my health more seriously.

Now I run marathons and lift weights for fun. But the geek is still strong in me. From GPS watches to bioelectrical impedance analyzers, I’ve used pretty much every kind of fitness gadget.

Here’s the story of how fitness gear helped me get in shape for the first time in my life and swap my middle-aged dad bod for a six pack.

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Motorcyles, Star Wars and pigeons: 8 more Instagram feeds to follow

Surfing on motorcycles.

Surfing on motorcycles.

This we week we got lost in the vast oasis of Instagram searching for some great photographers to recommend. We wandered down the road searching for fun feeds featuring motorcycles, adventurers, dogs and, oddly, pigeons.

What we found, once again, was how many people are using this amazing visual delivery tool to tell their stories. Sure, we found a ton of poorly done selfies and cliche sayings, but check out what cool stuff we found for you this week.

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Apple’s Watch gets updated and their television gets scrapped on The CultCast

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This week: ok sure, Apple may have forever shelved plans for a proper television, but reports of a souped-up Apple TV debuting at WWDC will make you forget all that. Plus: the good stuff in Apple’s first Watch update; new Macbook Pros and iMacs get faster specs and bigger price tags; and Steve Jobs teaches bad actors a lesson they shan’t forget.

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Apple’s Watch gets updated and their television gets scrapped on The CultCast

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Ending soon: Save 79% on the IDrive 1TB Hard Drive & 10TB Cloud Backup Bundle, and more [Deals]

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Save big on top selling gear and services every day at Cult of Mac Deals.

Time is running out to save big on the IDrive hard drive and Cloud Backup, the Bobine flexible charging dock and more.

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Russian woman’s risky selfie goes exactly as you’d expect

Grand Theft Auto V remains the only safe way to take a selfie with a gun.

Grand Theft Auto V remains the only safe way to take a selfie with a gun.

A young Russian woman who posed for a selfie with a 9 mm handgun accidentally shot herself in the head.

Police report that the 21-year-old found the weapon in the building she worked in after a security guard left it behind while he went on vacation.

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The best new apps you might have missed this week

See an Apple Watch hater nearly choke to death mid-rant (NSFW)

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This Apple Watch hater might have some rage stuck in his throat.


When you’re ranting about Apple and its products, don’t forget to breathe.

One incredibly angry man learned that crucial lesson the hard way: His profanity-laden diatribe about the Apple Watch ended when he broke into a coughing fit. You can see the whole NSFW rant and its shocking twist ending below.

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ICYMI: New Apple gear, real and imagined

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We’ve got a host of new stuff to show off this week, from Killian’s look at the new MacBook and iMac lines to Luke’s exploration of all things bacon (emoji). We’ve got Rob’s essential Apple Watch tips, a new credit-card sized cell phone, and Luke’s take on the new non-trivial QuizUp update.

All this, and a ton more, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

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Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

Legos and pre-school toys today, your iPhone tomorrow.

Legos and pre-school toys today, your iPhone tomorrow.

UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks.

With this kind of educated automaton, there’s nothing they won’t be able to do. Think of mechanical beings assembling your next iPhone, building skyscrapers, or exploring Mars.

Is this where we see the first inklings of the robot apocalypse?

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