Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone 8 photos leak, Using Instagram Face Filters, Watch Store sale and more!

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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we show you what iPhone 8 will look like in all its glory, how to use Instagram Face Filters and five great keyboard shortcuts you should know.

Learn about Google Photos’ great new features including new sharing options, stunning Photo Books you can build in a few taps, intelligent photo editing, and Google Lens integration.

And, get shopping at Cult of Mac Watch Store’s first major sale on Apple Watch straps. Sale ends Sunday! Enjoy 20 percent off great brands including Strapple, OleksynPrannyk, Bucardo and Form Function Form.

Here are this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Watch Store’s 20 percent off sale ends Sunday! [Watch Store]

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Peruse our stunning collection of Apple Watch bands from some of your favorite vendors.
Peruse our stunning collection of Apple Watch bands from some of your favorite vendors.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Welcome to Cult of Mac Watch Store’s first big sale! We’ve selected some of your favorite brands — Clessant, Strapple, Bucardo and Form Function Form — and are offering a 20 percent discount on all straps.

You’ll find a huge variety of bands for your Apple Watch in both 38mm and 42mm sizes from Italian calf’s leather to chainlink to the more exotic including stingray, ostrich and cavallino leather in nearly every color of the rainbow.

Sale ends this Sunday, so check out these deep discounts while they last!

Cult of Mac Magazine: Music Memos app, Activating iOS Mail’s hidden folders, Huge Watch Store sale, and more!

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Your weekend reading is here! Check out Cult of Mac Magazine's latest issue for all the latest on Music Memos, screaming deals, monochromatic Mac setups, and more.
Your weekend reading is here! Check out Cult of Mac Magazine's latest issue for all the latest on Music Memos, screaming deals, monochromatic Mac setups, and more.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we show you how to use Apple’s Music Memos app to record your musical ideas as well as how to hook a guitar up to your iPhone and rock out.

Learn about Tekserve’s impressive Apple computer artifact collection which is now on display in a museum in the Ukraine —  at the headquarters of software developer MacPaw.

Check out Cult of Mac Watch Store’s first major sale on Apple Watch straps! Enjoy 20 percent off great brands including Meridio, Strapple, Nyloon and more!

Here are this week’s top stories.

Get 10% off Ullu’s cool, exotic bands for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

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Ullu offers a line of luxury Apple Watch bands in premium leathers that include stringray and ostrich.
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Apple-centric accessories brand Ullu offers a taste of the exotic with its line of handcrafted leather bands for Apple Watch. Give your watch a custom look with high-style and durable leathers in ostrich and stingray.

Peruse Ullu’s collection of colorful, exotic bands in our Watch Store. Enter the code ShopUllu! at checkout for a 10 percent discount.

Siri speaker, iPhone 8 delay, Juuk’s new Apple Watch bands and more

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A Siri smart speaker will bring better audio (and a higher price tag) than the Amazon Echo, and we might get our first look next month.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we take a look at how a Siri-powered smart speaker could bring better audio (and a higher price tag) than the Amazon Echo. It’s highly like such a device will be unveiled by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Plus we’ve got how-tos: You’ll learn how to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad, and how to use Apple Pencil to mark up those PDFs in the Mail app.

Also, check out Juuk Designs’ third collection of high-grade aluminum bands for Apple Watch. The new Ligero collection is now on view in our Watch Store.

Here are this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Toy Mac runs Photoshop, iPhone 8 leaks, crazy MacBook Pro concept and more

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The latest iPhone 8 leaks raise some serious questions.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we cover the latest iPhone 8 leaks and give a hands-on look at the most recent schematics and updates — this one includes detailed labeling of each part, revealing a dual-lens camera in the front and wireless charging in the back.

Learn about how a tiny replica Mac made for the American Girl doll captured the kid in one UX designer, who modified the toy to run Mac OS 7 and Photoshop.

Check out a designer’s crazy new concept that imagines what would happen if Apple replaced MacBook Pro keyboards with a giant touchpad. Plus, The CultCast, how-tos and lots more.

Here are this week’s top stories.

Burkley’s leather Apple Watch bands give more bang for your buck [Watch Store]

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Originally designed as a replacement strap for Apple Watch, Burkley's padded bands come in Antique Coffee, Antique Camel, Burnished Tan and Rolex Black.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The Genuine Padded Leather Band by Burkley ticks all the right boxes as a standalone leather strap for Apple Watch at a price tag often far lower than its competitors in the leather manufacturing sphere.

Originally designed as a replacement for Apple’s classic buckle strap, the Burkley band is one of Cult of Mac Watch Store’s best-selling Apple Watch accessories for both quality and value. Here’s why:

Nomad charging stand warps Apple Watch into the future [Watch Store]

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Nomad's Stand for Apple Watch is made from aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized finish.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Lust List: Nomad Stand for Apple Watch

While Nomad’s Stand for Apple Watch could easily be mistaken for a futuristic tchotchke, it packs high function in its curvaceous form. This sleek Apple Watch stand fits perfectly with the modern simplicity that marks Apple’s aesthetic.

Wrap your wrist in Italian leather with Meridio for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

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The Old Brown Leather Watch Band by Meridio is very modern and refined, and suede-like to the touch.
Photo: Courtesy of Meridio

For the ultimate in refined, high-quality leather accessories, look to Italy’s centuries-old leather-making tradition. Now Apple Watch lovers can wear a little bit of this fine leather on their wrists in the form of Italian company Meridio’s Old Brown Leather Band for Apple Watch.

This handmade Apple Watch band is a true triple threat [Watch Store]

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The Triple Tour is handmade from a solid piece of vegetable-tanned leather, and can be worn three ways.
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In a tiny workshop in Austin, Texas, one of my all-time-favorite leather straps for Apple Watch is made carefully by hand. The Triple Tour Band by Arrow & Board is a “split” version of the ubiquitous Double Tour strap — popularized by the beautiful albeit monstrously-priced Hermès version.

Best yet, Cult of Mac Watch Store is giving you 10 percent off any Triple Tour or Arrow & Board strap with this code at checkout: Arrow&Board2017