The best gadgets of CES plus essential apps for your Mac and iDevices, on The CultCast

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The $300,000 personal drone, for the hard to shop for 1-percenter in your life.
The $300,000 personal drone, for the hard to shop for 1-percenter in your life.
Photo: AOL

Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage This week on Cult of Mac’ podcast: Super-sized drones, app-controlled robot bartenders, smart coffee mugs and the coolest of gadgets from CES 2016. Plus, don’t miss our picks for the absolutely, positively, you-should-install-them-today, most essential Mac and iOS apps.

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Catch spoiler-free Star Wars reviews and this week’s best Apple stories on The CultCast

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Who're you callin'
Who're you callin' "scruffy-lookin'?"
Photo: LucasFilm

This week: the force is looking very strong with the new Star Wars movie; live football may be coming to the Apple TV; the tvOS app store hits a major milestone; why you shouldn’t expect 3D touch in the next iPad Air; and with 2016 on the horizon, we’ll review our favorite games, gadgets, and books of 2015. Hit play, you must!

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Apple’s zany Smart Battery Case and 2015’s best iOS apps and games on The CultCast

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That hump!
That hump!

This week on The CultCast: We take a look at Apple’s zany new Smart Battery Case; cover the new and notable in the watchOS, tvOS and iOS updates; and discuss our favorite strategies for managing overloaded inboxes.

Stick around till the end for our favorite iOS apps and games of 2015!

How Apple out-innovates the competition, this week on The CultCast

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Just how did those Apple whiz kids get so darn creative?
Just how did those Apple whiz kids get so darn creative?
Photo: Library of Congress

Though Apple spends far less on research and development than the competition, they out-innovate them all. How? Catch the discussion on this episode of The CultCast. Plus: iPhone 7 may ditch the beloved headphone jack; Amazon Video is coming to Apple TV; the holiday accessory that could be eroding your WiFi signal; and with the year drawing to a close, we choose we our favorite Apple device of 2015!

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Can iPad Pro really replace your Mac? We discuss (and argue), on The CultCast

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It may look like a Macbook, but can it replace one?
It may look like a Macbook, but can it replace one?
Photo: Apple

This week: can the new iPad Pro really replace your Mac? Apple seems to think so, but we’ve got a Pro in-hand and we’re not so sure. Plus: Apple may soon offer us all a simple way to pay each other; and stick around for another classic El Kahney rant—zombie edition—on an all new Stuff We’re Into.

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