Apple IIc gets a second life in this neat restoration video


Making an Apple IIc look this good isn't easy.
Photo: The 8-bit Guy

Long before Jony Ive was making ridiculously thin aluminum MacBooks, the Apple IIc reigned supreme as Apple’s first portable computer.

Finding a working model of the 7.5-pound notebook is a tough task, considering it was introduced more than 30 years ago, but restoration expert The 8-Bit Guy came across one and put together a video on how to make the 1984 machine look brand new.

Our WWDC 2016 hardware hopes and iPad Pro’s ‘practically perfect’ display on The CultCast


What do you want to see unveiled at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference?
Photo: Apple

This week on The CultCast: Why the new iPad Pro screen is “practically perfect”; stories from The Cult of Mac; our most anticipated WWDC 2016 announcements; a look at Apple’s newly updated MacBooks; Apple’s secret plan to create hit TV shows; and, have you ever wondered how rich you’d be if you invested in Apple’s IPO instead of buying its computers? We break down the numbers.

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Here’s your chance to extend the usefulness and lifespan of your MacBook [Deals]

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These MacBook accessories are going fast!
Photo: Griffin

Whether keeping them charged, free from damage or just having enough connections for all the devices we use, our MacBooks can sometimes use a little help fulfilling our needs.

That’s why this collection of peripherals is exciting — there’s something here for everybody, and at prices that won’t last. Take a look:

Does rose gold MacBook bleed red when you cut it in half?


This is not your typical tear down.
This is not your typical teardown.
Photo: What's Inside

The rose gold MacBook may be the most beautifully boring new Apple product released in 2016, but once you crack it open, the super-slim MacBook gets a lot more interesting.

Rather than going with the typical teardown procedure, the YouTubers at What’s Inside decide to take a grinder to the rose gold MacBook’s Retina display. Unbelievably, the sleek MacBook still worked after they cut halfway through the screen.

Check out what’s behind the glass in this unconventional MacBook teardown video.

Man wants to marry his MacBook to make (idiotic) point


Actually, marrying a MacBook doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
Actually, marrying a MacBook doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
Photo: Ben Rosett/Unsplash

If you love your MacBook so much, why don’t you marry it?

The real answer to the above, typically hypothetical question is, “Because it wouldn’t be legal, and that’s stupid.” And if you understand that, you’re one step ahead of Chris Sevier, a guy who has just filed a civil suit in Houston demanding his right to be bound in holy matrimony with his laptop. And why would anyone want to do that, other than the obvious tax benefits and status as Ultimate Apple Fanboy?

Sevier’s taking his case across the country in protest of same-sex marriage.