It's about 10am on Wednesday, May 27th in the amazing space year 2015 here at Cult of Mac and there have been 9 posts so far today. All times are in PDT (GMT-8).

Native Apple Watch apps are coming this fall

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.


Apple Watch is one the most incredible watch I’ve ever owned, there’s just one problem – the apps are all soooo slow.

That could change pretty soon according to Apple’s VP of Operations, Jeff Williams, who revealed at today’s Code Conference that Apple will give developers a preview of native Apple Watch apps at WWDC next month.

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Apple will kick off WWDC with June 8th keynote

WWDC is just around the corner.

WWDC is just around the corner.

Apple just updated its official WWDC app this morning, and along with listing hundreds of sessions developers will be able to attend from June 8th – June 12th, the app reveals the conference will kickoff with a two hour keynote on Monday.

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9 things you won’t want to miss at Google I/O

Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is one of the biggest events on the calendar for Android fans, and this year’s event is going to be just as exciting as the last. In addition to the next-generation Android upgrade, we’ll see updates to other Google platforms, and maybe even new devices.

Here are nine things even Apple fans won’t want to miss during Google I/O 2015, which runs May 28 and 29. (This post was updated May 27.)

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Today’s your last chance to enter the Apple Thunderbolt giveaway [Deals]

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All good things come to an end. Case in point: our amazing Apple Thunderbolt giveaway, which comes to an end tonight on Cult of Mac Deals.

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Sorry, Apple Watch owners, there’s no Snapchat app on the way

Snapchat isn't coming to Apple Watch.

Snapchat isn’t coming to Apple Watch.

Developers have been eager to capitalize on the Apple Watch hype, with thousands of apps already available, but according to Snapchat’s CEO, it’s going to be a long time until you’re able to check your snaps on Jony Ive’s timepiece.

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This movie app brings you daily deals on classic films

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Any of these look enticing?

If you’re looking for a good deal on a movie to watch you may want to check out the freshly-launched Movie of the Day! app on iOS, which offers up to 70 percent discounts off the price of new and classic films.

A joint effort between Fox and Apple, the app offers users a new iTunes movie download each day. According to Apple these movie deals will “range from blockbusters to acclaimed indies,” so there’s a high probability that you’ll find something that you enjoy.

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Dropped iPhone 5 films its watery descent to the ocean floor

Water way to test your iPhone!

Water way to test your iPhone!

An iPhone 5 user from San Diego almost lost his Apple handset after accidentally dropping it into the sea.

“My brother tried throwing my phone to me,” Gregory Papadin told British newspaper The Mirror. “It ended up going straight under water and sank to bottom of the ocean floor.”

Papadin says the underwater pressure proved too much for him and his brother to swim down and retrieve the phone, but the captain of the ship he was renting was able to dive in and get it — to discover that the phone had not only managed to survive the episode, but actually film its own watery descent.

Check out the video below:

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Apple is once again named the world’s most valuable brand

Yep, Apple's pretty darn valuable.

Yep, Apple’s pretty darn valuable.

The phenomenal success of the iPhone 6 has catapulted Apple back to the spot of “world’s most valuable brand” in the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list, after it temporarily lost the title to Google last year.

According to organizers Millward Brown, Apple increased its brand value by a whopping 67 percent to $247 billion in the last year, compared to 2014’s winner Google, which achieved “only” a 9 percent value increase during that same time.

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This nifty screen protector adds an Android-style ‘back’ button to your iPhone 6

This is the Halo Back. Them other boys don't know how to act.

This is the Halo Back. Them other boys don’t know how to act.

There is plenty that former Android-users won’t miss if they make the jump to iOS, but one thing they might is the iPhone’s lack of an Android-style “back” button — the result of Steve Jobs’ belief that everything about the iPhone be as uncluttered as possible.

A new Kickstarter project gives you back this feature, however, thanks to a “smart” screen protector which adds just such a button to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus home screen.

And based on the fact that it’s already been funded more than six times over, we’re assuming it’s something a number of users would really, really like to get their hands on. Literally.

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