iPad Pro hopes, Woz fears Skynet, and British bar fights on The CultCast

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It all started with Stella Artois...
It all started with Stella Artois...
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This week: why we might be in for big iPad upgrades this year; our expectations for the iPhone 6C; the one feature we hope iPhone 6S will get (but probably won’t); Woz is worried about Skynet again; and… is Apple building a machine for time travel? You’ll have to press play to find out…

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Show notes ahead, and they’re excellent.

Pundits ditch Apple Music and Apple Watch satisfies the masses on The CultCast

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This week: some pundits are fed up with Apple music, but you know what? We’re not. Plus: Apple’s Back To School promotion is finally unveiled; Apple Watch topples expectations, gets an insane satisfaction rating; iOS devices cross a major threshold; plus we answer your questions on an all-new #CultCastQnA.

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Show notes ahead. Bon appétit.

New iPods plus Apple’s biggest blunders on The CultCast

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How quickly we forget Apple's biggest flops.
How quickly we forget Apple's biggest flops.
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This week: we all love the popular products, but this episode we’ll remember some of Apple’s biggest blunders! Plus: why the new iPods might be the last iPods; Apple’s missing back to school promotion; and the perfect way to motivate your lazy workforce…

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Show notes ahead and they’re quite good.

Train Apple Music to dish up better tunes, this week on The CultCast

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Apple Music—whip that kitty into shape.
Apple Music—whip that kitty into shape.
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This week: how to train Apple Music to dish up better tunes; Microsoft calls it quits on the phone game; iOS 9 and El Capitan betas go public; awkward stories from Disneyland; and the REAL REASON Apple is building a “Spaceship” campus…

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Show notes ahead, my friends.

Swift schools Apple, Macbook’s missing feature, and more on The CultCast

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This week: the cool features in the new iOS 9 and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic of Apple advertising.

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