Inside every Mac — the one I’m writing this one, the one you’re reading this on, the one next to you at the cafe — is a little chip called the SMC, or system management controller. If you’ve ever had a problem related to your Mac’s performance or power supply, resetting the SMC is usually the first thing people suggest.
For most of us, worrying about the ‘security’ of our SMC is pretty harmless. While your SMC can be hacked, it’s a Mission Impossible style process that is only really likely to occur if you’re so important that the techno-elite of another country’s government decides they want to know what’s on your laptop.
Here’s where it gets funny, though. Let’s say China did want to hack your Mac’s SMC… how might they start? By entering the name of a Harry Potter spell!
Apple just released a new version of iTunes that comes with a couple of unexpected new features. The 11.0.3 update includes a new MiniPlayer, an improved songs view, and finally support for multi-disc albums along with some bug fixes.
Let’s face it … you can never have enough storage. With all of the media we’re using these days and essential backups we’re trying to keep, the more storage we have the better off we’ll be. The “cloud” is becoming increasingly useful for this – and this Cult of Mac Deals offer is going to give you the opportunity to have a whole lot of it with MacMate.
We’re big fans of Pixelmator here at Cult of Mac — it’s one of the finest image editors you can buy for your Mac, and it’s just $14.99. And it appears we’re not the only ones who love it. Pixelmator just announced that its latest 2.2 Blueberry update has seen over 500,000 downloads in just one week, becoming its most successful release to date.
Our Macs contain an extremely significant amount of our livelihood, so we’re always willing to protect that. This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for a simple and powerful application that backs up all of our applications and files so we don’t have to worry about the ‘what ifs?”.
Knowing our Mac’s hard drive is backed up, secure, and protected gives us the confidence to continue to do what we do best. Now it’s your turn to let go of all your worries so you can continue to do what you do best – and at just $19.99, Stellar Drive Clone is your solution.
Realmac Software, the creators of Clear, today announced Analog Camera for iPhone, a brand new camera app that’s coming to the App Store soon. Just like Realmac’s Analog app for Mac, the iPhone version will offer “stunning filters” and a fluid user interface that’s “incredibly easy to use.”
Apple has confirmed it will seek to add Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 to its ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit against the Korean electronics giant.
In a statement filed in the U.S. District Court in California on Monday, Apple said it has analyzed the Galaxy S4 and “concluded that it is an infringing device and accordingly intends to move for leave to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing product.”
Cult of Mac Deals has another great freebie lined up for you – but this offer won’t be around much longer! Ondesoft AudioBook Converter for Mac allows users to easily strip DRM and any unwanted protection so your purchased m4b and aax audiobooks can be played on any device you like.
This converter is completely comprehensive which allows for top features to perform flawlessly. Chapter information will be preserved in the output M4A files, so don’t worry – you can easily start from where you left off.
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A bundle that contains 8 tremendous Mac apps at a ridiculously low price is rare, but one that contains those apps in German is nearly unheard of. Well, that’s what you’ll get with The German Mac Bundle – 8 killer apps (including apps like TextExpander, Soulver, and the ever-popular Parellels Desktop 8) in the German language for only €49.99 (that’s $65 USD)!
Your Mac comes loaded with some great stock apps that can help you be more efficient and effective with your workflow, but there’s nothing wrong with adding some elements to the Mac environment that can push your productivity that much further.
That’s where The Mac Productivity Bundle 4.0 comes in.
In the latest version of this bundle, you’ll get 9 great Mac apps from Cult of Mac Deals for only $49.99 – a savings of $640 – that has been hand-picked to help you get the most out of your Mac.