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Mac Blu-ray Player: The World’s First Blu-ray Player Software [Deals]

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There’s nothing like watching a movie at home – or wherever you are – with stellar high-definition and a quality that rivals that of seeing film on the big screen. Blu-ray allows for us to get that much closer to the experience of watching a film in the theater, but watching a Blu-ray on your Mac has been next to impossible. Now thanks to MacGo, you can watch Blu-ray discs natively on your Mac without issue.

If you’ve wanted to take in a Blu-ray film on your Mac, then Mac Blu-ray Player is the product you’ve been looking for – and Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $30 during this limited time offer.

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The Real Reason Apple Doesn’t Want You Opening Your Mac [Comic]

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Why does Apple put all kinds of weird screws on your Mac and iPhone that take an Apple Genius to unlock?

Because a little guy lives inside there doing all the work! HaaHAa! *rimshot*

Microsoft commissioned Eldon Dedini to make the comic above and a couple others back in 1985 to poke fun at the Macintosh. The comics were made for Microsoft’s marketing team, but weren’t distributed. To Microsoft’s credit, opening the original Mac was difficult as hell, and it took more tools than just a screw driver – and Apple certainly hasn’t made it any easier since then.

Bring Balance To Your Checkbook With Moneydance For Mac [Deals]

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Plain and simple, managing your finances can suck. The app featured in this Cult of Mac Deals offer was created to change that.

Moneydance sports an easy-to-use interface and its syncing capabilities make for a streamlined experience that will get you saving your money, rather than washing it away. It easily handles online banking, account management, budgeting, and investment tracking all in this single application and the best part — you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars to hire a financial manager.

There’s another part that’s pretty great as well – Cult of Mac has it for just $25 for a limited time.

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Upgrade Your MacBook Pro Keyboard With Lazerwood Keys [Deals]

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The MacBook Pro already looks pretty stellar. But there are a few add-ons you can pick up that will add even more style to it, and this Cult of Mac Deals offer is a shining example of one of them.

Lazerwood Keys are a sleek way to make your MacBook Pro stand out and add an element of style to your notebook that is truly unique. And Cult of Mac Deals has Lazerwood Keys in cherry wood for only $35 during this limited time offer.

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Woz: I Don’t Hate The Jobs Movie, But Steve Wasn’t The Saint You Think He Was

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak famously slammed the one-minute teaser for Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic and its script back in January, but that doesn’t mean he has a hatred for JOBS before he’s even seen it. In fact, Woz says he’s open to it as long as it’s entertaining and inspirational, and accurately portrays what really happened during the early days of Apple.

But he’s concerned the movie will depict Steve Jobs as a saint who was immune to failure.

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Enjoy the Timeless Appeal of Apple’s Picasso Artwork [Gallery]

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The famous Macintosh Picasso logo was developed for the introduction of the original 128k Mac back in 1984. A minimalist line drawing in the style of Pablo Picasso, this whimsical graphic implied the whole of a computer in a few simple strokes. It was an icon of what was inside the box, and became as famous as the computer it represented.

The logo was designed by Tom Hughes and John Casado, art directors on the Mac development team. Originally the logo was to be a different concept called The Macintosh Spirit by artist Jean-Michel Folon, but before the release Steve Jobs changed his mind and had it replaced by the simple and colorful drawing by Hughes and Casado. It’s been beloved ever since, and the graphic style has endured across decades.

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Name Your Own Price With The Double Down Mac Bundle [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer won’t just save you time on your Mac, but it will save you money as well. That’s right. We’ve partnered with 2 great developers to bring you The Double Down Mac Bundle! You pay what you want for Find Any File and if you pay more than the average price, you’ll also receive Shortcuts.

But you’re not just saving money and helping developers with this offer. We’ve also chosen three charities: Child’s Play Charity, World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons, that we believe make a significant and positive impact across the globe. 10% of your entire purchase will go to help whichever charity you choose.

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Get Your Game On With The Race Against Time Gamer Bundle [Deals]

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Our computers aren’t meant just for work – they’re gaming machines as well. Cult of Mac Deals has assembled a bundle of games that not only take full advantage of what your computer can do as a gaming machine, but are loads of fun as well.

And you get to name your own price for this bundle to boot!

That’s right. We’ve partnered with 6 fun game developers to bring you The Race Against Time Gamer Bundle. Timing is (almost) everything with this bundle. Four out of the six games are in some way, shape, or form linked to the presence of time. You pay what you want for two games that will keep you gaming for hours – Little Things Forever and Dungeon Hearts. But if you pay more than the average price, you’ll also receive Royal Envoy 2, Waveform, Doc Clock, and Fishdom.

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Max Out Your Designer Toolkit With The Ultimate Icon Bundle [Deals]

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When you’re a designer, you can never have enough icons. This Cult of Mac Deals offer delivers icons galore!

Simply put, this massive bundle of 2500 professional-quality icons is a must-have for any designer. With The Ultimate Icon Bundle, you’ll have all the icons you could ever need for all your design endeavors – and you’ll have them right at the tip of your fingers for only $39.

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Go Back In Time And Watch O.G. Computer Nerds Talk About The Original Macintosh In 1985

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Here’s a fantastic blast from the past. Back in the early 80s, there was a show called Computer Chronicles that was sort of a televised proto-podcast about the world of personal computing. In this episode from back in 1985, the Computer Chronicles put the vintage Apple Macintosh — released just a year before — through its paces, including a talk with Larry Tesler, a legendary engineer who was part of the Xerox PARC team, Palo Alto’s famous R&D center that gave Steve Jobs the idea for the Macintosh GUI and the venerable computer mouse.

Sadly, we can’t get the video to embed, so if this piques your interest and for more information on the show, be sure to check out this article on Wired for the whole thing. It’s a great way to wile away the morning on this Good Friday.