Finally, a holiday gift guide you actually care about [Deals]


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Beats by Dre, UE ROLL 2, and lots of Mac amenities make for some very happy holidays.

The people on your holiday shopping list deserve cutting-edge gifts. That’s why you won’t find ugly sweaters or gifts that are actually meant for pets not people in the Cult of Mac gift guide.

Loaded with tech gift ideas for Apple fans, this handy guide will make you the best gift-giver in the family for once.

Get lifelong cloud storage for less than a hard drive [Deals]

Get a lifetime of secure and convenient cloud storage to round out your data backup.
Get a lifetime of secure and convenient cloud storage to round out your data backup.
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It is not practical (or all that smart) to keep all your data on a single device. Even external hard drives can give up the ghost before you’ve backed the up, making cloud storage a necessary part of any sensible data plan. Cloud storage can usually be pretty expensive, but pCloud is offering a deal that’s tough to refuse. Right now you can get half a terabyte of cloud storage for life for $59.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Today in Apple history: Too little, too late for Apple III


Apple relaunched its ill-fated Apple III, hoping to address its earlier problems.
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Dec1December 1, 1981: After a disastrous launch with Apple’s “next-gen” Apple III computer the previous year, Apple relaunches its would-be Apple II successor with its most glaring hardware faults corrected.

Unfortunately, the damage has already been done and Apple experiences its first “flop” product.

Apple will use drones to make Maps better


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Drones could be key to improving Apple Maps.
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Apple plans to use a combination of drones, indoor mapping and other smart tech to improve its Apple Maps service, claims a new report.

Employing drones could help Apple catch up with industry leader Google. The search giant has routinely outpaced Apple on mapping technology ever since Cupertino entered the space with its (initially disastrous) Apple Maps in 2012.

Apple may be cutting iPhone 7 orders as demand falls


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Interest in the iPhone 7 is already falling.
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Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus orders less than three months after their debut due to falling demand.

Momentum has fallen “significantly” in China and other markets, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, and component makers are already shifting their focus to iPhone 8.