Cult of Mac Magazine: Inside Apple’s secret design studio, best Mac games of 2015, and more

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Get a glimpse behind the iron curtain with this week's Cult of Mac Magazine.
Get a glimpse behind the iron curtain with this week's Cult of Mac Magazine.
Cover design: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Happy holidays, everyone! No matter what you celebrate (or don’t), we’ve got a ton of great stuff in the latest issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, right here for you.

There’s a sneak peek inside Apple’s secret design studio to start you off, plus the best games for your Mac from 2015, a deep dive on what the management shake-up means for you, how to maximize your MacBook trade-in, a look at new Siri-style voice technologies coming down the pike, and a bunch of how-tos and tips to keep you rocking all the way through your season.

Here’s the rundown this week:

Learn to be lean when it comes to project management [Deals]

Learn how to keep your operations humming with this certification course in lean project management.
Learn how to keep your operations humming with this certification course in lean project management.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Like any skill or discipline, being effective at getting projects done is something that can be learned and refined. This certified course in project management by the Management and Strategy Institute focuses on lean process and project management. It’s basically a master course in keeping any operation efficient and nimble, an invaluable perspective that’s just $49.99.

Aim Higher With The Bolster Your Business E-Book Bundle [Deals]

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CoM - Business eBook Bundle

There’s a lot of competition out there in the business world, and the best way to keep ahead of the game is to your mind finely tuned with knowledge. This Cult of Mac Deals offer won’t only serve to sharpen your business mind, but it won’t soften up your wallet in the process.

This e-book bundle isn’t just a step in the right direction, it’s a leap in the right direction! With over 750 pages of insightful information, your career will make huge advances with what you’ll find within those pages. And you’ll get the entire Bolster Your Business E-book Bundle for just $40 for a limited time!

Billionaire Richard Branson: Steve Jobs Broke All The Rules I Believe In

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Branson in 2010 at a NYC event. (Photo by david_shankbone - http://flic.kr/p/7ZWvcn)
Branson in 2010 at a NYC event. (Photo by david_shankbone - http://flic.kr/p/7ZWvcn)

Don’t you go all warm when a billionaire able to pal around with lions and tigers jumps all over how Steve Jobs led Apple? Seems Richard Branson would roll differently as Apple CEO. No yelling at employees or being such a control freak. Yep, the Virgin Group CEO would create a kindler, gentler Apple right from the pages of “I’m OK, You’re OK.”