How to maximize your MacBook trade-in


Even a broken MacBook is worth something -- if you take the right steps and find the right buyback program.
Even a broken MacBook is worth something -- if you take the right steps and find the right buyback program.
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Because there are fewer MacBooks than iPhones on the market, and the laptops are more difficult to repair, buyback programs typically shortchange you when it comes to Apple computers.

But there are three easy tricks that will help you maximize your profit when you trade your old MacBook for cash. (You’ll also want to choose your buyback company wisely, but don’t worry — we’ve got a hot tip for that as well.)

Massive Mac updates, incoming! Catch all our Mac event predictions on The CultCast


A major Mac refresh is on the way!
A major Mac refresh is on the way!
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This week on The CultCast: Is Apple about to make massive updates across the entire Mac line? Don’t miss our Oct. 27 Mac event predictions! Plus: Decoding the Apple event invitation, and everything we know about Nintendo Switch.

This episode is supported by CultCloth, the best way to keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean. Check them out at and, for a limited time, save 20 percent with code JetBlack.

How to book a reservation through Apple Maps on iOS 10


Apple Maps reservation OpenTable
Apple Maps makes it easy to get your grub on.
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Finding an awesome spot to eat has always been easy on the iPhone. But iOS 10 makes it super-simple to book a restaurant reservation in Apple Maps.

With the new third-party app extensions in Maps, users can now reserve a table without ever leaving the Maps app. Just find the spot you want to dine at, and with a few extra taps you’ll be on your way to a fine dining experience.

Book a reservation in seconds with these steps.

iPhone 7 models with Intel inside suffer from slower LTE speeds 


jet black iphone 7 plus
The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone with Intel inside.
Photo: Apple

When it comes to LTE speeds, not all iPhone 7 devices are created equal.

A new study found performance differences between the Intel and Qualcomm modems used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that can result in a serious dip in data speeds when owners encounter a weak signal.

Lust List: Apple Watch goes old school with Bucardo pocket watch [Review]


Bucardo’s Pendulum Collection aims to resurrect vintage classics like pocket watches and pendulums, and transform them into wearable tech.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Lust List: Silver Pinstripe Pocket Watch for Apple Watch by Bucardo

The Apple Watch doesn’t necessarily need to live on your wrist alone. Be inspired to buck current trends and wear it a new way by taking a step back in time.

I’ve always been drawn to vintage objects and the fusion of old and new, all of which feature in this beautifully-designed pocket watch by Bucardo. It’s strikingly different.