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Erik Erik lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, and he helps Cult of Mac get social on Facebook and Twitter, coordinate contests and giveaways, and optimize the site. In his spare time he reads, plays basketball, plays Call of Duty, rocks out on Rock Band with the wife, and attempts to complete projects around the house.

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MONDAY GIVEAWAY: Free Books, Helsing’s Fire, and More for iPhone

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We’re giving away a very sophisticated bundle of apps this week. We’ll start out in the study, browsing through and listening to the Classics. Then we might dabble in a little alchemy with the flaming Professor Helsing! We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 4 great apps and if you want a chance to get your hands on some these iPhone apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. Like us on Facebook AND Like Appular (you have to do this to complete step 2)
  2. Tag us both in your status : “Cult of Mac and Appular are throwing one classy iPhone App Giveaway!”
  3. Your status tag will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners on Tuesday or Wednesday about how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step – Tell us what you think about these apps if you own them already in the comments section.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: Words With Friends and Zombies, What More Do You Want?

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The Monday Giveaways are BACK and we’re badder than ever. This week’s slate of apps has everything from Zombies and custom ringtones to everyone’s favorite game, Words with Friends! We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 4 great apps and if you want a chance to get your hands on some these iPhone apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. Follow us on Twitter (you must do this, if you’re not following us, we can’t contact you if you win).
  2. Tweet this: @cultofmac and @appular are tearing it up with FREE iPhone apps! #cultofmac
  3. Your tweet will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners on Tuesday or Wednesday about how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step – Tell us what you think about these apps if you own them already in the comments section.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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Cult of Mac has been going nuts with iPad and iPhone app giveaways lately, and today is no different! Today, we’ve got some great apps for your iPhone and iPad. We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 4 great apps. If you want a chance to get your hands on some of these sweet apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. “Like” Us On Facebook (you must do this, if you’re not a fan of us, we can’t contact you if you win).
  2. Post a link to your favorite Cult of Mac article from the past week on our Facebook Wall. Make sure you post it on OUR wall, not your own.
  3. Your wall post will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners later this week and explain how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step: If you want to go the extra mile, you can post it in your Facebook status and status tag us. Do it ’cause you love us.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: Fragger Is In This App Bundle. ‘Nuff Said.

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Cult of Mac is blowing minds and iDevices with some great apps for your iPhone and iPad. We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 6 great apps. If you want a chance to get your hands on some great apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. Follow us on Twitter (you must do this, if you’re not following us, we can’t contact you if you win).
  2. Tweet this: @cultofmac and @appular are making it rain with FREE iPhone and iPad apps! #cultofmac
  3. Your tweet will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners on Tuesday or Wednesday and how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step – Tell us what you think about these apps if you own them already in the comments section.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: Big Time iPhone and iPad App Bundle

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Cult of Mac is making it rain again with some great apps for your iPhone and iPad. We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 6 great apps. If you want a chance to get your hands on some great apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. Like Us on Facebook
  2. Tag us Cult of Mac in your status and mention we’re giving away free apps.
  3. Your Status Tag will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners on Tuesday or Wednesday and how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step – Tell us what you think about these apps if you own them already in the comments section.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: iPad and iPhone App Bundles

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Isn’t it weird that when we see something at the store for $2.99, we don’t spend much time figuring out whether we should buy it, but when it’s a mobile app, we definitely hesitate. Maybe it’s because we don’t get a good chance to demo the product before we purchase. But, Cult of Mac takes away all of that hesitation, because we give away premium iPad and iPhone apps ALL THE TIME!  We’ll pick 5 random winners to win 6 great apps. If you want a chance to get your hands on some great apps this week, then follow the instructions carefully below:

  1. Follow us on Twitter (you must do this, if you’re not following us, we can’t contact you if you win).
  2. Tweet this: @cultofmac and @appular are hooking us up with killer iPhone and iPad apps! #cultofmac
  3. Your tweet will be your entry into the giveaway, only ONE entry is allowed per person, and the giveaway will last until 11:59pm tonight. We’ll contact the winners on Tuesday or Wednesday and how to get the codes!
  4. Optional step – Tell us what you think about these apps if you own them already in the comments section.

Special Thanks to Appular for helping us put together these app code giveaways! If you’ve got a mobile app that you’d like marketed effectively, contact the good folks at Appular!

Here’s a look at the apps we’re giving away:

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MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: Two SquareTrade iPhone 4 Warranties

MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: Two SquareTrade iPhone 4 WarrantiesMany of you waited about 5 hours in line just to get your hands on the latest and greatest installment of the Apple consumer electronics dominance: the iPhone 4. You also had to sign your life away for another 2 year contract with AT&T, unless you’ve got the big bucks and paid for one without the contract. Apple is nice enough to cover the iPhones for a fairly hassle-free 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, but we all know that a lot of issues come up in the year after that and AppleCare doesn’t cover your phone for accidental issues. A lot of you have probably ALREADY dropped your iPhone or spilled beer on it. SquareTrade is a quality third-party warranty company that offers extended warranties for just about every consumer electronic you can think of! We got your back when it comes to taking care of your precious iPhone, and SquareTrade has offered to give away 2 FREE Extended Warranty plans for the iPhone 4 to two of our lucky Cult of Mac readers! Each warranty retails at $99! SquareTrade is a legit independent warranty company. They’ve been around since 1999, and it’s the only warranty that’s consistently been rated 5 stars! They’ll cover your phone from drops, spills, and normal use defects for 2 years! Click here for more details about the warranty. Here’s how to be entered into the giveaway:

  1. Follow us on Twitter! (This is essential, because if you aren’t following you, we can’t DM you to let you know that you’re a winner)
  2. “Like” the SquareTrade Facebook page.
  3. Tweet the message below:

I love @CultofMac and @SquareTrade because they got my back with my new #iPhone4 #cultofmac

Make sure you include the #cultofmac hash tag or we won’t be able to see if you tweeted the special message. Good luck!

Giveaway Terms: You must be 18 years old to enter. Giveaway is only open to people living in the United States. No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is void where prohibited. Giveaway will end at 11:59pm PST tonight. We will not accept any entries after that time. Winners will be notified tomorrow, July 27th through Twitter.

MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: WinX HD Video Converter For Mac

MONDAY GIVEAWAYS: WinX HD Video Converter For MacWhy buy movies for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch when you’ve already got the DVD sitting in your closet? If you’ve been looking for a great DVD ripper for Mac, then look no further. The WinX HD Video Converter provides the perfect solution to convert Blu-ray videos and videos from HDTV and HD camcorders, like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Canon to other formats. This HD converter for Mac supports converting Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDAV and MPEG-TS video movies. It can also convert video files to the video formats that playable on both portable and console players, such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4), Apple TV, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Zune, PDA, Blackberry, Nokia, Android, Zen, etc. So, who wants a copy?

Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Become a fan on our Facebook page.
  2. Post your favorite movie quote on our wall.
  3. Suggest our page to 10 of your Facebook friends that are Mac enthusiasts.

We’ll randomly pick a winner after 11:59pm tonight, and we’ll post the winner on Facebook tomorrow.

Legal: This giveaway is void where prohibited, and you must be 18 years old to enter the giveaway. There is no purchase necessary to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is being sponsored by WinXDVD.com.

Witty Twitter Reactions From Our Cult Loyalists

If you didn’t want to keep refreshing the website, we gave you the Cliff’s Notes on Twitter about Apple’s press conference regarding the antenna issues with the iPhone 4. Here are some of your reactions from Twitter:

I’m sure many others had this reaction as well…

Witty Twitter Reactions From Our Cult Loyalists

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Get Updates About The Mystery Apple News Conference On Twitter And Facebook

Get Updates About The Mystery Apple News Conference On Twitter And Facebook

With all of the rumors swirling around Cupertino today, many of the early adopter iPhone 4 owners are wondering what Apple will have to say today at 10am PST (1pm EST). Could Apple be issuing a “voluntary” recall for those owners who’ve experienced increased drop calls from the “grip of death”? Could they be issuing a rebate for the early adopters? Will they anger a lot of us and tell us that a software fix is all that’s needed? I’ve had the new iPhone for a week now, and I haven’t had any problems with it. In fact, I’ve noticed a drastic difference in improved voice clarity when talking on it. Those of you with the 3G remember how the slightest background noise sounded like a screeching vulture on your end. I asked followers on Twitter if they’ve experienced problems from the “grip of death” and many of them have not, and many of them believe the entire issue has been blown out of proportion. But, there’s obviously a problem for some customers, so Apple is doing the right thing by addressing the issue before it become an even bigger nightmare.

Anyway, we’ll be following the news conference closely so you have up-to-the-minute information on iPhone-gate. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and “like” our fan page on Facebook to get real-time updates about the news conference that starts in about 30 minutes.