Best Apple Watch charging stands for dads and grads


We rounded up our favorite Apple Watch Series 3 stands and docks from some of the best brands on the market. Perfect for dads and future graduates!
We rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market. Perfect for dads and future graduates!
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From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, Cult of Mac Watch Store has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered.

We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market — Nomad, Zens, Twelve South, Just Mobile and more. Plus, a number of new brands including Amber and Proper. Whether you’re on holiday, on the go, at work or at home, we’ve got a charging solution to fit your needs. Check out our great lineup below. These make great gifts for Father’s Day or upcoming graduations!

Coach introduces new Apple Watch bands for summer


coach apple watch bands
Upgrade your band in time for summer.
Photo: Coach

Luxury design company Coach is ready to supply Apple Watch wearers with a fresh lineup of new bands this summer.

The company unveiled its latest lineup of fashionable bands that include a couple new colors and fabrics for those who are looking to add a little extra style to their wrists.

Google nearly scrubs ‘Don’t be evil’ from its code of conduct


'Don't be evil' went from the first sentence of the Google code of conduct to the very last.
'Don't be evil' went from the first sentence of the Google code of conduct to the very last.
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Google’s founders tried to define their corporate philosophy with a single phrase: “Don’t be evil.” Now that phrase has all but disappeared from the company’s official code of conduct.

But there are questions about whether Google could be anything but evil, given that its entire business model is violating the privacy of its users.

Elgato’s portable green screen is the perfect setup for gamers


elgato screen
Streamers, prepare to have your mind blown.
Photo: Erfon Elijiah

Want to become the next big Fortnite star but don’t have a professional-looking streaming setup? The folks at Elgato are ready to solve all your woes with their brilliant new collapsible green screen.

Most green screens we’ve used are a pain to deal with, but not only is the new Elgato screen dead-easy to use, it’s pretty cheap, too. The CultCast producer Erfon Elijah has been playing with Elgato’s green screen the last few weeks. It blew him away with features that allow anyone to create an immersive stream instantly.

Take a look at it in action:

Facebook wants to become your internet service provider


Facebook Terragraph network
A Facebook Terragraph network provides broadband access without cable or fiber.
Graphic: Facebook

Facebook and Qualcomm are working together to provide high-speed connectivity to urban areas. They’ll use Facebook Terragraph technology to build a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology from Qualcomm.

The goal is to provide multi-gigabytes per second speed at a lower cost.

Podcast app Castro adds most-requested features


Castro 3 playing the CultCast podcast
Podcast app Castro addresses several missing features with version 3
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With podcasts increasing in popularity, Castro has been one of the top third-party podcast players on the market. In version 2, Castro changed the way users manage their unplayed episodes with their podcast triage system. While it was a great update, and included some gorgeous design touches, it was missing some key listening features. With version 3, Castro adds in users most requested features to make it a truly great podcast player.

Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work


Melissa Barron
A screen glitch, frustrating to most, is beautiful to weaver Melissa Barron.
Photo: Melissa Barron

The Apple II and the iconic game The Oregon Trail launched countless computer science careers – and are twin muses for weaver Melissa Barron.

The Chicago artist appreciates the similarities in a line of code and a strand of yarn as she brings analog texture to computer screens, especially the helter-skelter appearance of glitches.

Siri leaks new HomePod and upcoming voice change


Siri voice
With the right question, Siri has loose lips.
Photo: iPad screen capture

There will be a new Siri voice, news confirmed by Siri herself.

When asked about the World Wide Developer’s Conference next month, Apple’s voice assistant very sweetly dishes two interesting bits of news: Siri will have a new voice and she will lend it to a new HomePod.

The Obamas head to Netflix after flirting with Apple


Maybe the coolest, most tech savvy president ever.
Maybe the coolest, most tech savvy president ever.
Photo: The White House

Former President Barak Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix.

The duo inked a deal to produce content for the streaming service this week after reportedly being courted by Apple and Amazon earlier this year. Netflix announced the multi-year agreement today which could lead to films, scripted series, unscripted series documentaries and more.