Cult of Mac Magazine: Speed up iPhone and Apple Watch + Why Apple shouldn’t kill headphone jack + more

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Quick tips to save you time and energy.
Quick tips to save you time and energy.
Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Another week, another Cult of Mac Magazine – the best place to get your Apple fix in one place.

This week, we’ve got quick tips to speed up your iPhone and Apple Watch, our take on the stupidity of killing the iPhone’s headphone jack, new how-tos for Apple Music and Apple TV, a hilarious bit of Star Wars fever that Siri’s picked up, and the latest rumors about iPhone 6c and iPhone 7. That not enough? There’s tons more inside.

Here’s the rundown for this week’s cover stories:

Must have the iPhone 6s? These are your must-have accessories

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A lens attachment with case by Moment is a good compliment to the 12-megapixel camera in the new iPhone 6s.
A lens attachment with case by Moment is a good compliment to the 12-megapixel camera in the new iPhone 6s.
Photo: Moment

Your personal hero now has an S on its chest and, behind it, are some new superpowers. Behold, the iPhone 6s.

But wait: There’s still some money to be spent on a new suit of armor and some other accessories to exploit the talents of the latest hardware out of Cupertino.

Cult of Mac has drawn up a shopping list for you. You could probably squeeze the 6s into the same case and carry on with your current set of headphones, but hey — a new iPhone only comes around once a year.

How we put the Mac-gic in Cult of Mac’s videos

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This is where Cult of Mac's videos get edited.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Want a sneak peek behind the scenes of Cult of Mac? In my tech-setup tour video below, I’ll show you where I produce and edit all the videos for the site, and what kind of equipment I use to do it.

This is one of the most-requested videos I’ve had so far, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer — let’s get to it.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Welcome to the new site, plus Apple TV’s big update

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In case you hadn't noticed, Cult of Mac's got a new look!
In case you hadn't noticed, Cult of Mac's got a new look!
Cover: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

We have the technology. We can make the Cult of Mac website better than it was. Better, stronger, faster.

We can and we did (and it didn’t cost us $6 million, either). In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iPhone and iPad, you’ll get the scoop on our website’s redesign, plus updates on Apple TV, opinions on Apple Watch and some totally disarming selfies.

This adorable 2-year-old is the cutest Pirate of Silicon Valley ever

Y'argh, me mateys. Talk about a true Apple fan.
Y'argh, me mateys. Talk about a true Apple fan.
Photo: Geoff Grubb

Many babies these days have to wear an eyepatch to correct vision problems. That’s why the two-year old girl above, Layla Grubb, is wearing the best eyepatch ever: an ’80’s style Apple logo, pasted over her left eye. Talk about a Pirate of Silicon Valley!