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Erfon ElijahErfon Elijah is the producer and host of The CultCast. When not editing podcasts or watching Mrs. Doubtfire, you’ll find him on Xbox Live hunting CoD Ghosts foes like the Predator. Here are his tweets...

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A look at the best (and worst!) Apple Watch apps on our newest CultCast

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Apple Watch, inbound! And now that it is, we’ll take a look at some of the most useful Watch apps available, and just for fun, some of the stinkiest. Plus: the noteworthy differences between the Sport and steel editions; why those “scratch test” videos shouldn’t trouble you; and finally, you’ll never believe what our ol’ pal and ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall is up to now…

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A look at the best (and worst!) Apple Watch apps on our newest CultCast

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Why hands-on with Apple Watch has made us believers, this week on The CultCast

We're seeing the light.

We’re seeing the light.

We cover all the best Apples stories on each week’s CultCast, but this week we take it to the next level. Hit play to hear: why trying on the Apple Watch will make you a believer; our WWDC hardware predictions; why a recent acquisition might mean a revolutionary new iPhone camera; and Leander reviews the new Macbook.

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Why hands-on with Apple Watch has made us believers, this week on The CultCast

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Apple Watch gets mixed reviews and HBO NOW comes to iOS on The CultCast

HBO NOW on iOS? God's be good!

HBO NOW on iOS? God’s be good!

This week: get’em while they’re hot! The Apple Watch is ready for pre-order, but the reviews are in, and they’re a mixed bag. Plus: what’s good in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3; Robert Baratheon makes HBO NOW a no-brainer; Samsung is up to their old tricks; the new Macbook didn’t benchmark well, but it might not matter; and things get weird in an all-new Get to Know Your Cultist!

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Apple Watch gets mixed reviews and HBO NOW comes to iOS on The CultCast

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A look at the first Apple Watch apps plus Periscope vs. Meerkat on The CultCast

OMG check out these cute meerkat Photo: Tambako The Jaguar (Flickr)

OMG check out these cute meerkats. Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr CC

This week on The CultCast: With Apple Watch apps now hitting the store, we discuss some of the most popular ones. And if you want an Apple Watch you absolutely need to preorder — we’ll tell you why and how. Plus: Periscope! Learn all about it and why it’s way better than Meerkat. All that and so. Much. More…

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A look at the first Apple Watch apps plus Periscope vs. Meerkat on The CultCast

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Apple TV rumors and our future robot overlords take over The CultCast

Come with us if you want to CultCast.

Come with us if you want to CultCast.

This week: more rumors of a souped-up Apple TV coming in June, and we examine the softer side of Steve Jobs, as described in a new unofficial, Apple-backed biography. Plus: Skynet is the stuff of movies, but Elon Musk, Steven Hawking, and now Steve Wozniak, all believe AI is a big threat. Should we worried? You’re gonna want to unplug your Segway after this discussion.

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Apple TV rumors and our future robot overlords take over The CultCast

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Apple TV runs your home and Nintendo says yes to iOS on The CultCast

The wonderful world of Nintendo, coming to an iPhone near you.

The wonderful world of Nintendo, coming to an iPhone near you.

This week: it’s kind of a big deal—the wonderful world of Nintendo is coming to iOS. Plus: the reviews are in, people are loving the new Force Cluck Touch Trackpad; Apple’s rumored streaming TV service might land in June; and why the new Macbook hails the end for the Macbook Air.

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Apple TV runs your home and Nintendo says yes to iOS on The CultCast

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What we love and don’t about Macbook and Apple Watch on The CultCast

Real men share heartbeats. Photo: Apple

Real men share heartbeats. Photo: Apple

This week: we break down all that we know (and still don’t!) about the Apple Watch, and Leander says why the $10,000+ gold editions are totally opposite Steve Jobs’ vision for the company he co-founded. Plus: Apple quietly kills their iconic glowing logo; what we love and don’t about the new Macbook, and why some are not thrilled with its new “butterfly” keyboard; and with HBO Now coming exclusively to Apple… could big AppleTV changes be on the horizon?

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What we love and don’t about Macbook and Apple Watch on The CultCast

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Catch our Spring Forward event hopes and expectations on this week’s CultCast

Apple Watch time, y'aaaall!

Apple Watch time, y’aaaall!

It’s time… for our Apple Watch desires to be fulfilled. With the big day coming March 9th, catch our Spring Forward event expectations, all that we know about the Apple Watch thus far, and our expectations for other Apple hardware announcements. Plus: why Apple watch will replace your keys; Apple adds cars to its list of products; and since the new Photos app for Mac just hit public beta, we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about Apple’s iPhoto replacement.

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Catch our Spring Forward event hopes and expectations on this week’s CultCast

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Our most wanted Apple car features plus the new and notable of iOS 8.3 on the CultCast

"I just love our new Apple Car, mummy!"

“I just adore our new Apple Car, mummy!”

This week: Apple might be eyeing 2020 for their first car, but you can catch our most wanted features and price expectations right now. Plus: Cupertino pay massive bonuses to poach top talent; the insane acceleration of Tesla’s new electric car; the new and notable from iOS 8.3 beta; Toyota says “no thanks” to CarPlay; and finally, your listener questions, answered!

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Our most wanted Apple car features plus the new and notable of iOS 8.3 on the CultCast

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The magic and mystique of Apple’s industrial design team, this week on The CultCast

The mythical, elusive, rarely-seen-in-the-wild, Apple ID team. Photo: D&AD Awards

The mythical, elusive, rarely-seen-in-the-wild, Apple ID team. Photo: D&AD Awards

Jony Ive and his infamous design team aren’t simply creating the Apple products you use and love, their influence is reshaping Apple itself. On this episode, we look back at Jony’s humble start, and examine how Sir Ive and team became the powerful core of the world’s greatest company. Plus, we bet you just can’t wait to get behind the wheel of your very own Apple-made … minivan? We’ll fill you in on the latest Apple car rumors.

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The magic and mystique of Apple’s industrial design team, this week on The CultCast

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