Cult of Mac Magazine: Best and worst of CES, glitchy Apple software and more

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of CES 2016.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of CES 2016.
Cover Design: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Welcome back to another week of amazing Cult of Mac action. We sent a crack team of staffers this year to Las Vegas’ all-you-can-eat buffet of technology, CES. Their on-the-spot reporting has resulted in a plate piled high with goodies, and we’re here to share it with you.

This week, we’ve got the best (and worst) of CES, a poll on which glitchy software Apple should fix, some more solid rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7, a quick look at some great knockoff Apple Watch bands, and a “one-click upgrade” that will double your MacBook’s hard drive.

Here’s the rundown this week:

The best (and worst) of CES

Best? Or worst?
Best? Or worst?
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

CES is the tech world equivalent of an all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet. Your eyes boggle at all the tantalizing-looking options, but you’re never really sure what you’re about to sink your teeth into.

Read more in Cult of Mac Magazine.

What glitchy software should Apple fix first?

What's your opinion?
What’s your opinion?
Photo: Apple

Walt Mossberg thinks Apple’s most pressing need for 2016 is making its software function flawlessly. Now it’s your turn to weigh in: Which specific software should Apple fix immediately?

Read more in Cult of Mac Magazine.

Latest iPhone 7 rumor: Thin is definitely in

What's it gonna be?
What’s it gonna be?
Photo: Eric Huismann

Ditching the headphone jack seemed ridiculous at first but this is shaping up to be the most credible rumor about the next-gen iPhone. Get our take on all the latest iPhone 7 whispers.

Read more in Cult of Mac Magazine.

Why knockoff Apple Watch bands are so good

Non-Apple bands are as good as the real thing.
Non-Apple bands are as good as the real thing.
Photo: Apple

The internet is awash with third-party Apple Watch accessories that are almost as good as the genuine articles but cost a fraction of the price. Here’s why.

Read more in Cult of Mac Magazine.

Double your MacBook’s hard drive with ‘one-click upgrade’

Easiest upgrade ever.
Easiest upgrade ever.
Photo: Lewis Wallace/Cult of Mac

The makers of a tiny new device called the TarDisk Pear promise to permanently double your MacBook’s hard drive space in a matter of moments. It’s handy, but it will cost you.

Read more in Cult of Mac Magazine.

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  • pickme2

    Cult of Mac really has to raise its game and start going after Apple a lot harder about its shitty software. Here’s the scenario: attended an event yesterday, shot a dozen clips and half dozen photos, on my iPhone. Wanted to combine them into a quick video to share with attendees (and do so in the comfort of my armchair, on my iMac, using iMovie). Had to manually share them to iCloud sharing. Can’t access that through iMovie, even though there’s every indication they should be right there – either in Activities (they’re there, but static, can’t import from Activities). Or the Album I created manually. They’re there, selectable, but no option to import them. Can manually export hem to the desktop and import from there. Then manually import them into iMovie. While Albums appear in Shared, they don’t appear in Albums, nor Videos…wtf?

    (I can hear it now – “Oh, let me explain what you’re doing wrong. It ain’t me Apple, that needs some ‘splainin’ done.

    It used to be, doing this stuff on a Mac was so much easier than Windows. What happened, Tim Cook?