Lust List: Apple Watch band rivals Hermès’ Double Tour at a fraction of the cost [Reviews]


Customize your OleksyPrannyk Apple Watch Band with over 10 colors of thread for a one-of-a-kind look.
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Hermès makes a sublime product, and its Apple Watch bands are no exception. I’d love one, but dropping $500-plus for a single wrist accessory isn’t happening in my lifetime.

Thankfully, the competition to wrap my wrist in premium leather is thriving with the recent launch of Apple Watch Series 2. Let’s take a look at a current favorite.

Worried about online security? Get this VPN client for Mac [Deals]

Shimo is one of the most versatile, secure, and simple to use VPNs out there.
Shimo is one of the most versatile, secure, and simple to use VPNs out there.
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When you spend time every day online, you’re adding to the risk of having your data stolen. That’s ignoring minor headaches like location restrictions, preventing you from getting your favorite streaming content when traveling. All of the above can be avoided though by connecting to the web via a virtual private network, or VPN. That might sound technical or expensive, but it doesn’t have to be either — right now you can get Shimo, one of the most secure and versatile VPN clients available, for just $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Apple store goes down ahead of today’s Mac event


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Get ready! Apple Store is down in preparation for today's keynote.
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The Apple Online Store has temporarily gone down in advance of today’s Apple keynote.

When it returns, we’re expecting to see a new MacBook Pro with Magic Toolbar, MacBook, and potentially more — and there’s a chance you may even be able to order them today.

How to watch Apple’s ‘Hello Again’ MacBook Pro keynote


Apple's keynote invite makes an awesome wallpaper.
Apple's keynote invite makes an awesome wallpaper.
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The new MacBook Pro is nearly here!

Months of rumors and leaked images finally culminate today with Apple’s second keynote in two months. Live from Apple’s campus, Tim Cook and Co. are expected to unveil the all-new Mac lineup.

Apple’s “Hello Again” keynote starts today at 10 a.m. Pacific and you don’t need a press badge to watch. All the festivities will be livestreamed from Apple’s HQ in Cupertino, California, so you can follow along on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.

Here’s how to get in on the action: