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MobiPast new free monitoring app for iPhone [Sponsored post]

MobiPast new free monitoring app for iPhone [Sponsored post]

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Nowadays more and more kids are asking for an iPhone, maybe yours as well. But are you worried about their receiving nuisance calls, bullying, contact from strangers, endless spam and trolls? These commonplace tricksters can soon rack up a huge phone bill — and you’ll be the one asked to pay it.

MobiPast is a new monitoring app that allows you to see just whom your kids contact on their phones — and who contacts them. It’s not spying exactly. It’s for their and your safety and peace of mind. To see how MobiPast allows you to remotely track your kids’ calls, texts, contacts, internet surfing, social media activities — and GPS locations — read on.

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Monetize your iOS app with StartApp now supporting Apple’s Swift code [Sponsored post]

Monetize your iOS app with StartApp now supporting Apple’s Swift code [Sponsored post]

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Are you a developer or advertiser looking to make a profitable app? The best way to do so is integrate a mobile monetization platform that inserts ads for other apps in your app. Recently moving into iOS operating environment, one of Google Android’s biggest and most successful ad networks to date, StartApp, now offers the first SDK to support Apple’s new programming language, Swift.

Watch the video showing how StartApp can help monetize your iOS app here.

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Manage your digital files with M4VGear DRM Media Converter [Sponsored post]

Manage your digital files with M4VGear DRM Media Converter [Sponsored post]

This post was brought to you by Anvsoft, creator of M4VGear.

Do you want to copy or convert your videos, TV shows and music videos to other formats so that they can be watched on all your devices? Currently, movies purchased or rented on the iTunes store are DRM encrypted so as to restrict their viewing to Apple devices and iTunes. Moreover, if Apple pulls a video from iTunes, it can no longer be accessed even though the viewer purchased it.

M4VGear DRM Media Converter is the fastest DRM remover on the market. This software package can remove DRM from your iTunes movie library 20 times faster and converts iTunes M4V video files to unprotected mp4 format with perfect output quality for iOS. Watch the video here.

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This week in Cult of Mac Magazine

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Cult of Mac’s top news stories and features to peruse on your iPad or iPhone. This week, our early-early adopter Charlie Sorrel weighs in once more on the iPad vs. desktop debate, plus how to fix your iPhone camera and hide those compromising shots from your mom, and we take a test drive of outlawed parking apps.

Cult of Mac Magazine June 30 Edition, Free on iTunes

Your picks for Apple’s next ‘thought leader’

Cult of Mac readers came through again: after our nominees, here are your semi-serious and sometimes outrageous picks for who should be coming up with the next big ideas at Apple.

One small footnote: Apple tweaked the job title on us. Now they are looking for a “business intelligence thought leader” rather than just a plain old “thought leader,” but the party game is still a fun one.

Sync all your smartphones, media players, storage devices and Macs with SyncMate [Sponsored post]

Sync all your smartphones, media players, storage devices and Macs with SyncMate [Sponsored post]

This post is brought to you by Eltima Software, creator of SyncMate.

Do you have more than one Mac and a bunch of devices running iOS or Android, use cloud storage or mp3 players/cameras that support MTP and want to sync all your files across your computers? Now you can with a single app: SyncMate.

SyncMate is probably the only Mac sync software that allows syncing Mac with multiple devices simultaneously (Android devices, unlimited quantity of iOS devices, other Macs, any MTP devices, and mounted storages). No need to purchase several sync solutions in order to sync your Mac with each device – just download SyncMate and all supported devices will be synced within one application.

Check out the SyncMate video review and find out how Cult of Mac readers can get an exclusive 25% discount for SyncMate Expert edition here.

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Who should Apple hire as a ‘thought leader’?

Apple is looking to hire a thought leader. While the actual job listing — blah blah blah “execution of critical sale reporting projects” blah blah blah — sounds about as exciting as a new ink cartridge, the idea of a thought leader role at a company like Apple is worth pondering.

Ever since the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, there’s been much speculation and hand-wringing over who could assume his role as Apple’s foremost visionary. Although no one can ever fill his New Balances, we’ve rounded up a short list of leaders who might kick the Cupertino company in a new direction.

Who do you think should drive Apple’s big ideas? Check out our picks in the gallery above, then nominate yours in the comments below.

This week in Cult of Mac Magazine

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Cult of Mac Magazine June 16 Edition, Free on iTunes

All Cult of Mac’s news to peruse on your iPad or iPhone. This week we’ve got a tune up to keep your Mac running in top shape, plus news of the Macs that will be in stores soon and a love letter to Apple’s first commercial hit, the Apple II.

Cult of Mac Magazine June 16 Edition, Free on iTunes

Lust List: We guarantee these things will make your life better

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Best and worst WWDC slogans

The 2014 WWDC banner gets the drop down at San Francisco's Moscone Center Tuesday afternoon May 27, 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The 2014 WWDC banner gets the drop down Tuesday afternoon at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Coming up with a slogan can be tricky business. Although Apple has a history of thinking different about its catchphrases, when the Cupertino company unfurled the banners for WWDC 2014 this week, we were unimpressed.

This year’s slogan — “Write the Code. Change the world.” — sounds like it came straight from Mike Judge’s hit comedy show Silicon Valley. In the HBO series, every half-baked startup either wants to “revolutionize” or “make the world a better place” through things like “software-defined data centers” or “scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed data bases with ACID transactions.”  Code Flappy Bird, save the world!

Here are some of Apple’s WWDC hits and misses from over the years.

Think we’re off the mark? Let us know in the comments!

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