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Alex Kahney Alex Kahney is in charge of sponsored posts on Cult of Mac and Cult of Android. He's also a musician, soccer player and runner. He lives in London.

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Apple Command Key Symbol Appears In Crop Circle Formation

Apple Command Key Symbol Appears In Crop Circle Formation

An interesting crop circle was reported at Cheesefoot Head, near Winchester in Hampshire, southern England, last week. An infinite loop, the formation has no beginning nor end. It has been likened to the Tibetan Buddha, symbolizing peace and motion simultaneously. It also reminds us of the command key symbol, an emblem of Mac keyboards over the last thirty years.

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Easy Strum iPad Music App Has You Playing Rachmaninov in Under 60 Seconds

Easy Strum iPad Music App Has You Playing Rachmaninov in Under 60 Seconds

The newly updated iPad app Easy Strum by Glaswegian developer Poorly Dressed Ape describes itself as “one of the easiest musical instruments in the world.” And it surely is. Just download the app from the Apple store, then play it.

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Developers Are Flocking To Leap Motion To Revolutionize The Way We Interact With Our Macs

Developers Are Flocking To Leap Motion To Revolutionize The Way We Interact With Our Macs

Leap Motion‘s worldwide call for developers “to imagine and create the future” has resulted in a virtual stampede of interested parties applying for the Leap SDK, which will allow them to make apps using Leap Motion’s revolutionary 3D motion tracking technology.

Leap Motion is a San Francisco company developing the world’s most powerful and sensitive 3D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. Leap Motion’s first product, the Leap — featured with an exclusive hands-on video demonstration on Cult of Mac last month — will be available in early 2013. The Leap is the first product to let users navigate and interact with computer applications using natural hand and finger movements. Founded in 2010 by Michael Buckwald and David Holz (pictured), the company aims to revolutionize the way we interact with our computers.

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California Headphones Fill The Non-Rap Gap In Quality Over-Ear Headphones [Review]

California Headphones Fill The Non-Rap Gap In Quality Over-Ear Headphones [Review]

Local SF Bay Area startup California Headphones presents two high-performance headphones that combine fetching good looks with a less bottom-heavy audio usually associated with a lot of over-ear headphones aimed at rap/hip-hop listeners. These retro-styled headphones instead emphasize the middle and higher sonic frequencies of guitar and vocal music, the sound milieu of breezy California. And my favorite part is that the headphones come with Duo-Jack smart signal divider, so you and a friend can both listen simultaneously to your iPod.

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Star Walk Astronomy App Is Set To Become Even More Beautiful

Star Walk Astronomy App Is Set To Become Even More Beautiful

Star Walk is one of my favorite iPad apps which I use all the time. So I was really interested to meet the people behind this app when its developer, Vito Technology, hit town for WWDC this week. And as their demonstration shows, they’ve gone all out to enhance even further the beauty of their wares.

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The Leap 3D Motion Sensor Is Not A Kinect Killer, It’s Going To Kill Your Mouse Instead [Exclusive Hands-On]

The Leap 3D Motion Sensor Is Not A Kinect Killer, It’s Going To Kill Your Mouse Instead [Exclusive Hands-On]

There has been rather a lot of interest recently in the 3D motion sensing device Leap by San Franciscan company Leap Motion. While the company CTO was somewhat reluctant to talk about The Leap’s modus operandi / camera / sensor, he was more than happy to give Cult of Mac a demonstration of Leap in action. Watch the video here.

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Fashion Marries Utility With Marc Jacobs Hot New iPhone Cases

Fashion Marries Utility With Marc Jacobs Hot New iPhone Cases

Available exclusively at the Apple store starting today are these stylish new snap cases for iPhone 4S forged from a partnership between LA’s Incase and New York fashion house Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Snap Case series is the first such design collaboration between these two leading internationally renowned brands. What they’ve done is couple the tough protectiveness of Incase’s hardshell snap-on cases with Marc by Marc Jacobs’ eye-catching feminine graphics.

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The New Sony DSC-RX100 Camera Offers A Large Sensor In A Compact Body

The New Sony DSC-RX100 Camera Offers A Large Sensor In A Compact Body

This week Sony unveiled a new camera designed to compete as a second camera for people who know about photography and have pro gear as well as for less-serious photographers who just want to take better pictures on a compact. According to Sony, the new DSC-RX100 is the most advanced camera in this line.

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New Ukulele Music-Making App Combines Your iPad and iPhone Into A “Futulele”

New Ukulele Music-Making App Combines Your iPad and iPhone Into A “Futulele”

The future of the ukulele is here with Futulele! I’ve been playing around with this app from Amidio this afternoon and it’s great. It’s the first app as far as I know that lets you play with both your iPad and iPhone simultaneously! Here’s a video demonstration….

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Travel Light And Take Great Pictures With Two Versatile New Cameras From Sony [Review]

Travel Light And Take Great Pictures With Two Versatile New Cameras From Sony [Review]

Just announced this week are two new Alpha-series interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) and two new lenses from Sony, the digital SLR SLTα37 and NEX-F3 compact camera, and their accompanying stand-alone zooms SAL18135 and SEL18200LE, respectively.

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