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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Show notes after the jump.

The best new iOS 9 and El Capitan features revealed at WWDC ’15 on The CultCast

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Beats 1 is Apple's new worldwide radio station
Beats 1 is Apple's new worldwide radio station
Photo: Apple

This week: our favorite features announced at the WWDC ’15 keynote; why we have high hopes for Beats 1 radio on Apple Music; Phil Schiller discusses some of Apple’s more controversial product decisions in a surprising new interview; and, though it’s all cheers for consumers, we’ll tell you why some developers dread Apple’s yearly WWDC announcements.

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Show notes ahead, and they’re delicious.

Hardware and software predictions for WWDC 2015, on The CultCast

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WWDC '15 inbound at Moscone West.
WWDC '15 inbound at Moscone West.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

This week: We’ll tell you why the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference may be one of the most mundane on record. Plus, Apple pretty much confirms Apple TV will be your home’s digital hub; Facebook’s an impenetrable fortress with too much power; and the tale of a Bay Area woman who unknowingly junked her $200,000 Apple-1 computer … whoopsie!

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Show notes ahead, compadre.