Create 20 iOS games for 20 bucks with this bundle of lessons [Deals]

This bundle of lessons teaches how to develop iOS games across four different genres.
This bundle of lessons teaches how to develop iOS games across four different genres.
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Making games can be as fun as playing them, and the key to mastering both is practice. After working through this bundle of lessons, you’ll be ready for the iOS game-making equivalent of Carnegie Hall. Covering the how-tos with over 20 games in four different genres, this package from StackSkills usually goes for over $2,000. But right now the whole thing is just $20 at Cult of Mac Deals.

iPhone 6 can handle a charging elephant and other worldly wonders

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Jen Pollack Bianco captured this juvenile elephant charging her safari vehicle on the iPhone 6.
Jen Pollack Bianco captured this juvenile elephant charging her safari vehicle on the iPhone 6.
Photo: Jen Pollack Bianco

Cult of Mac’s Photo Famous series introduces you to the groundbreaking photographers featured in Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6″ ad campaign.

Mobile photography’s most mobile photographer was on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia and didn’t want to be weighted down.

Jen Pollack Bianco traveled with her usual DSLR equipment — all 26 pounds of it — but when the time came to go on an elephant safari, she left the heavy gear behind. This was a bold choice, considering such encounters rarely happen more than once in a lifetime.

The travel blogger carried her new iPhone 6 and the camera inside proved it could handle a charging elephant.

This 3-D-printed case could save your iPhone 6 from accidental breakage

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If you like it then you should have put a ring on it.
Photo: David Tsai

There are plenty of advantages to larger, phablet handsets like the iPhone 6, but an obvious disadvantage is that they’re less easy to transport by slipping them into your pocket.

Industrial designer David Tsai has come up with an interesting solution to that problem with his new 3-D-printed iPhone keychain case, which allows you to easily attach the device to a belt or similar in order to avoid accidentally dropping it.

Everything you need to know about Apple earnings for Q3 2015

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Good news for Apple investors today.
Record sales for Q3 2015.
Photo: Ken Teegarden/FlickrCC

We didn’t get Apple Watch numbers, but Tim Cook and Luca Maestri delivered plenty of good news about Apple’s current financials and future prospects during Tuesday’s earnings call. Amid all the canned statements and bewildering biz speak, they dropped some tantalizing tidbits.

Cook and Maestri teased us with plenty of bullishness — and a little debunking — about impressive Apple Watch sales and consumer responses to the new device. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Apple hit record numbers again this quarter, with massive sales of both iPhone 6 and Macs across the globe.

Here are the highlights from today’s third-quarter 2015 Apple earnings call.