Your Uber could be paying for others to ride

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Uber failed to win over Apple as a partner for its delivery business.
Dark web sites are reportedly selling Uber usernames and passwords for as little as $1. Photo: File/Cult of Mac
Photo: Cult of Mac

Your Uber account is handy for catching a ride. It may also be handy for someone else to get around town on your dime.

Stolen Uber customer accounts have turned up for sale on the dark web for as little as $1, according to a report by the website Motherboard.

One seller claims to have “thousands” of user logins for sale.

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

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More power, less money, runs OS X. Winning! Photo: Killian Bell
Want more power for your money? Build a Hackintosh. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.

The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac was too expensive, and the new Mac mini simply wasn’t powerful enough — so I set myself a goal: To build a gaming machine with a dedicated video card, capable of running OS X, for around the price of a Mac mini.

I set a budget of $650 for my build. That’s $150 more than the base model Mac mini, but $50 less than the midrange model. In this piece, I’ll take you through the components I purchased and why I chose them, and how I put them all together. Next week, I’ll show you how I installed OS X to turn my DIY gaming rig into a Hackintosh.