Discovery VR, Lara Croft GO, and other awesome apps of the week


Have an 'appy weekend.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

From undersea virtual reality to a great Mac Instagram client, there have been plenty of interesting apps that have hit the App Store in the past seven days. But which ones to download this weekend?

Thankfully, Cult of Mac is here to help guide you through the best apps of the week. Check below to see our picks:

Last chance to save big on Drive Genius 4, the award-winning app for maintaining & repairing your Mac [Deals]

Drive Genius 4 can keep your drive healthy, repair it when it's sick, and even revive it when it dies.
Drive Genius 4 can keep your drive healthy, repair it when it's sick, and even revive it when it dies.
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Our computers live and die by their hard drives, so it’s important to stay on top of their health. Drive Genius 4 is one of the best ways to keep your hard drive tuned, healthy, and even to bring it back from the dead if it crashes. Right now it’s going for almost half off, just $49.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Training for a marathon? Apple Watch can help


Your Apple Watch can improve your race time.
Apple Watch can help improve your race time (but watch where you're going!)
Photo: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

With Autumn rapidly approaching, marathon season is almost upon us. So if you’re planning on running a race, now’s the time to ramp up your training.

Whether you are doing a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10K race, here are my top 10 tips for using your Apple Watch to achieve a new personal best.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple’s next big thing(s), hot tips for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch and more


What's headed our way, Apple fans?
What's headed our way, Apple fans?
Cover: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

It’s another week ending, which means its time for us to round up all the great content from Cult of Mac into one delightful Cult of Mac Magazine.

We’ve got all the info we could find out about the upcoming Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in SF, a ton of useful and hidden tips for iOS, Apple Watch (and even OS X), and some fantastic gaming new that you don’t want to miss.

Check it all out (and more) in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, and don’t forget to look at this sneak peek at the upcoming revamp of the entire digital experience.

Ex-Apple engineer wants you to think different about furniture


Campaign chair
This may be the iPhone of furniture.
Photo: Campaign

Here’s good news for anyone who has had to carry a heavy couch up or down several flights of stairs and/or through narrow doorways: You can now pre-order a sofa that will fit into easily portable boxes.

This is Campaign furniture, and the company’s head is Brad Sewell, a former supply base engineer for Apple who worked with the iPod and iPhone manufacturing design team and clearly picked up a few tips while he was there. And right away, the company is taking on the big names in affordable home furniture.