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Alex HeathAlex Heath is a senior writer at Cult of Mac and 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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Where to watch the Better Call Saul premiere for free online

Bob Odenkirk as infamous lawyer Saul Goodman. His show has already been renewed for a second season. Photo: AMC

Bob Odenkirk as infamous lawyer Saul Goodman. His show has already been renewed for a second season. Photo: AMC

Breaking Bad is dead, but it’s all good man. Saul Goodman is back!

The Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, broke cable records with 4.4 million viewers last night, and there are several ways to watch the premiere online.

iTunes and AMC are offering Episode 1, titled “Uno,” for free.

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The best apps you might have missed this week

Apple and Tesla engage in bidding war for top talent

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who allegedly “relishes” comparisons with Steve Jobs.

Apple and Tesla are in the midst of an intense bidding war for each other’s employees, according to Bloomberg. Tesla has so far poached more Apple staffers than any other company at 150, and Apple has tried to unsuccessfully lure Tesla’s people with big paychecks.

Tesla’s obsession with stealing Apple’s talent is mainly due to one man: Elon Musk.

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Apple delays Photos for Mac release until spring

The new photo viewer in Photos for Mac. Now coming this spring. Photo: Apple

The new photo viewer in Photos for Mac. Now coming this spring. Photo: Apple

When Apple killed development of iPhoto and Aperture last summer, it promised a replacement that would blend the best of the two apps into one solution: Photos for Mac.

Originally promised to arrive in “early 2015,” Photos for Mac is available for the first time in a new developer-only beta of OS X Yosemite. Unfortunately, everyone else will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on it.

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Apple working on Sling-style Internet TV service for cord-cutters

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Apple TV is way more than just a “hobby” to Tim Cook. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

The rumor mill has been quiet as of late regarding Apple’s plans to disrupt the TV industry. But now Recode is reporting that Apple is in talks with programmers about doing its own Internet-based TV service for cord-cutters.

Similar to the way Dish’s Sling TV bundles channels together at an attractive cost, Apple would design its own experience around delivering content without the use of traditional cable companies.

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Microsoft scoops up beloved calendar app Sunrise

Sunrise has allegedly been bought for a cool $100 million.

Sunrise has allegedly been bought for a cool $100 million.

What’s better than buying one of the most beloved calendar apps for mobile? Buying two of them.

After snatching up Acompli in December, Microsoft has acquired Sunrise, another popular calendar app on iOS and Android.

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First look at Tweetbot for Mac’s Yosemite redesign

We’ve known that a big redesign of Tweetbot for Mac has been in the works for awhile, and now Tapbots designer Mark Jardine has shared a little tease with the world.

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Apple’s failed Arizona sapphire plant will be $2 billion data ‘command center’

Back entrance to GTAT's sapphire plant in Mesa, AZ. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

From sapphire to data. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

The fate of GT Advanced Technologies’ failed sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, has been decided. After committing to repurposing the 1.3-million-square-foot facility, Apple revealed today that it will invest $2 billion in making it a global command center for all of its cloud networks.

The company plans to have 150 full-time employees based in Mesa to operate the center once it’s built, and there will be an accompanying solar farm to power the facility with 100% renewable energy.

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Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta 5 with WatchKit changes

One step closer to iOS supporting the Apple Watch. Photo: Apple

One step closer to iOS supporting the Apple Watch. Photo: Apple

Today Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 8.2 to developers. While nothing too significant seems to have been added, there are some updates to WatchKit.

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Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Steve Jobs while filming on set

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Photo: Daily Mail

We’ve seen a few pictures of filming underway for Sony’s Steve Jobs movie, but today we got the first look at Michael Fassbender as Jobs. Some on-set stills show the X-Men and 12 Years A Slave star in an outdoor scene with Seth Rogan as Steve Wozniak.

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