It’s impossible to catch ‘em all in Pokémon GO


Pokemon GO
Pikachu is obtainable, but many others aren't!
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Give up trying to “catch ’em all” in Pokémon GO, because it’s never going to happen.

Seriously. No matter how much time you put into the game, you will never catch all 151 pocket monsters from the first generation. Right now, it’s only possible to collect 142 of them. Here’s why.

MacBook Air might not be scrapped after all


Adding an OLED touchpad could make the MacBook Pro even more magical.
The MacBook Pro might not be the only laptop Apple updates this year.
Photo: Martin Hajek

The death of the MacBook Air has seemed pretty much inevitable ever since the introduction of Apple’s super-thin retina MacBook last year, but it appears that Apple may have at least one more update in the pipeline.

Apple is supposedly planning to release a new MacBook Air with USB-C, according to the latest rumor out of Asia, though no timeframe has been given on the launch date.

AAPL shoots up after strong Q3 earnings


There's still a lot of money left in iOS devices.
And just when people were counting Apple out!
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

AAPL shares opened almost 8 percent up this morning following Apple’s better-than expected Q3 earnings and sunny outlook for this quarter were announced yesterday.

Shares rose $7.33 after analysts were sufficiently convinced that Apple has “stabilized” falling iPhone sales, along with other positives like a booming App Store. Seriously, do the naysayers and doom-predicters never learn?

Today in Apple history: Mac marketing guru Joanna Hoffman is born


Kate Winslet (left) plays Joanna Hoffman (right) in Steve Jobs.
Kate Winslet (left) played Joanna Hoffman (right) in last year's Steve Jobs movie.
Photo: Kate Winslet/Apple

27July 27, 1955: Joanna Hoffman, a marketing executive who was part of the original Macintosh and NeXT team — as well as Steve Jobs’ first right-hand woman — is born in Poland.

Six months younger than Jobs, Hoffman (who was played by Kate Winslet in last year’s Steve Jobs movie) is one of the few people willing and able to stand up to the oftentimes-fierce Apple co-founder during the first part of his career.