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Alex Heath Alex Heath has been a staff writer at Cult of Mac for three years. He is also a co-host of the CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Twitter always works too.

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Macworld magazine closes shop after 30 years in print

Steve Jobs on the first cover of Macworld in 1984.

Steve Jobs on the first cover of Macworld in 1984.

Macworld is closing its doors. Parent company IDG has laid off much of its staff, including longtime employee and Editorial Director Jason Snell.

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Tim Cook accidentally name drops ‘iWatch’ in ABC interview

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Now we know that even Apple called its wearable “iWatch” internally, thanks to an incredibly rare slip-up by CEO Tim Cook.

In an interview with ABC News after Tuesday’s keynote, Cook casually called Apple’s new wearable iWatch instead of Apple Watch.

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Apple could be eyeing purchase of social networking app Path

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Apple and Path are close to a reaching a buyout agreement, according to a new report from PandoDaily. The social network app would likely be built into Apple Messages to some degree, although details remain unknown.

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Apple Watch is water resistant, not waterproof

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

One of the smaller details Apple failed to mention during today’s keynote was its new watch’s tolerance of liquids. While the Apple Watch is designed to stay on your wrist all day, it’s not suited for all situations.

It turns out that the Apple Watch will be just fine with a little water, but don’t plan on wearing it while swimming.

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Watch the new iPhone 6 ads with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

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During today’s mega keynote, Tim Cook enthusiastically showed two new ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Both feature Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake narrating.

Apple has posted the new spots to its YouTube channel, and you can expect to start seeing them on TV tonight.

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Apple asks devs to start submitting iOS 8 apps to the App Store

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iOS 8’s release is eminent with Apple announcing today that its new software will be released to the public on September 17th.

To get the App Store ready, Apple is officially accepting iOS 8 versions of apps from third-party developers.

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The 10 most important things to know about the Apple Watch

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Apple finally showed the world today what the media has been calling an “iWatch” for months. Apple Watch is the first new product category to come out of the company since the original iPad. It marks a “new era” for Apple, according to Tim Cook, and introducing it was even worthy of the “One more thing” tease made famous by Steve Jobs.

There’s a lot to digest about Apple’s first wearable, so we’ve made it easy for you. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about the Apple Watch:

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Apple growing secret team in Cambridge to make Siri smarter

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Tucked away in an assuming building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a small Apple team has been working on the future of Siri.

And that team is growing. A new report reveals that Apple is leasing a big new office and hiring away from competitors. It’s obvious that Siri will only be getting smarter in the future.

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Apple’s mobile payments platform to include rewards program

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Details surrounding Apple’s mobile payments platform have been surfacing more frequently leading up to its big media event tomorrow. Now it’s being reported that Apple will incentivize merchants and customers to use its service with a special rewards program.

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Apple expected to launch both iPhone 6 sizes on Sept 19th

Photo: Rozetked

Photo: Rozetked

Although it has been widely reported that the 5.5-inch iPhone won’t come out until months after the 4.7-inch model, both sizes are now expected to ship on the same day later this month.

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