Clean up your iTunes library with TuneUp and save 69%; plus save on other Mac apps [Deals]

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For a limited time you can save up to 69% when you clean up your disorganized iTunes library with TuneUp, manage your AV files with WALTR, organize your laptop with Sidekick, and easily transfer video files with Roxio Toast 12 Titanium.

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Google puts Pac-Man inside your Maps

Pac-Maps. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Pac-Maps. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google has kicked off the April Fools’ Day festivities early this year by putting Pac-Mac inside of Google Maps. The game turns real-life roads into a virtual maze, and the more roads there are, the trickier it gets.

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Watch the best Apple Campus 2 drone video we’ve seen yet

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Check out Apple Campus 2 in 4k. Photo: Dane’s Drone

Tim Cook makes frequent visits to Apple Campus 2 – which is still without an official name. It seems like drone enthusiasts visit the site more than Apple’s CEO. Search YouTube for ‘Apple Campus 2’ and you’ll get over 192,000 results, but this latest video is the best yet.

You can see the top floors of Steve Jobs’ spaceship start to take shape in Dane’s video that was shot on a DJI Inspire 1 drone with built-in 4K video. Dane told Cult of Mac he was in the Bay Area shooting a wedding and decided to get a view of the new campus. He setup in a nearby neighborhood and flew over the site.

Shot by starting off on the other side of the road from Apple Campus 2, the super-high resolution video really captures how massive the new campus will be once it’s finished in 2016.

Watch the full video below:

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This device turns your iPhone into a mobile microscope

The uHandy kit turns an iPhone's camera app into a mobile microscope. Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

The uHandy kit turns an iPhone’s camera app into a mobile microscope. Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

Humankind is not depending on me to cure some terrible epidemic. That takes the pressure off and lets me have a little fun as I try a device that turns my iPhone into a fairly powerful microscope.

With a clip-on aspheric lens and transmitted light base that weighs only a few ounces, the makers of uHandy Microscope boast of it having a resolution comparable to a traditional microscope that weighs down a lab table in a classroom.

Samples can be magnified and viewed in the field using your smartphone’s camera app to record the image and, of course, an instant ability to share the image with colleagues in other places.

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Get your ’90s nostalgia on with these cult-classic TV series

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They look as surprised as we do. Photo: Fox

First Twin Peaks, and now this. Fox is bringing back its seminal monster-of-the-week series The X-Files for a six-episode run, complete with original stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.

We don’t know yet what former agents Mulder and Scully have been up to since we left them floating in the middle of the ocean at the end of 2008 film I Want to Believe (they had a raft; don’t worry). But I imagine it will involve aliens, conspiracies and perhaps an alien conspiracy or two.

If you’re excited about these series making their returns, here are five ’90s cult TV shows to take you back to the world of crappy computer effects and even worse pants. And be sure to let us know more of your favorites in the comments.

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Apple faces investigation by International Trade Commission

Ericsson wants to stop Apple selling iPhones in the United States. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Ericsson wants to stop Apple selling iPhones in the United States. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The Apple-Ericsson confrontation continues to heat up. The U.S. International Trade Commission says it will investigate Apple, based on two complaints alleging that Cupertino illegally infringed on Ericsson patents.

Ericsson previously asked the ITC to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States while the case is being investigated.

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How a California real estate developer helped create Apple as we know it

A classic promotional shot emphasizes the stylish open-plan living found in an Eichler home. Photo: Eichler

A vintage promotional shot emphasizes the stylish open-plan living found in an Eichler home. Photo: Eichler

With an innovative architectural style that brought elegant living to the masses, real estate developer Joseph Eichler left an indelible mark on California in the 1960s.

His beautifully simple blueprints also had an undeniable impact on Apple’s co-founders — although Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs took very different lessons from his work. Remarkably, Eichler’s design philosophy continues to shape Apple’s products, inside and out, to this day.

“I was very lucky to grow up in an Eichler,” Wozniak told Cult of Mac, referring to his family’s four-bedroom home in Sunnyvale, California. “It greatly influenced my liking of simplicity and open style. I like it whenever I see those attributes in any architecture.”

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Jay Z challenges Apple with artist-owned streaming music service

Jay Z's got 99 problems, and Tim Cook may be one. Photo: Flickr/NRK P3

Jay Z’s got 99 problems, and Tim Cook may be one. Photo: NRK P3/Flickr CC

On his Kingdom Come album, Jay Z talked about being a big star “befo’ Steve Jobs made the iPod.”

Now, close to a decade later, the hip-hop mogul is keen to show that he is still ahead of Apple by introducing his new streaming music rival to Spotify and Pandora, prior to Apple’s own rumored Beats Music rebrand.

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On your marks: iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 face off in speed test

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Gentlemen, start your engines. Photo: Android GameE

Speed isn’t the only reason to buy a smartphone, but it’s certainly interesting to see how Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 stacks up against Apple’s bestselling iPhone 6.

Thanks to YouTube user Android GameE, we have our first speed test of what, undoubtedly, will be many. Given the fact that Apple’s latest iPhone has been the most successful in the company’s history, while Samsung is banking on its S6 to turn around its ailing mobile division, it certainly makes for interesting viewing.

Who wins? Check out the video below.

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Your Uber could be paying for others to ride

Dark web sites are reportedly selling Uber usernames and passwords for as little as $1. Photo: File/Cult of Mac

Dark web sites are reportedly selling Uber usernames and passwords for as little as $1. Photo: File/Cult of Mac

Your Uber account is handy for catching a ride. It may also be handy for someone else to get around town on your dime.

Stolen Uber customer accounts have turned up for sale on the dark web for as little as $1, according to a report by the website Motherboard.

One seller claims to have “thousands” of user logins for sale.

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