Win this sweet accessory pack from the Cult of Mac Store [Giveaway]

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For iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
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Elago Treat your favorite Apple devices to some of the sweetest accessories money can buy. Our latest giveaway offers up an awesome Elago bundle for iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch.

Three lucky winners will receive a 3-in-1 Charging Hub, an AirPods Wrist Fit, a Premium Silicone case for iPhone 11 and the wonderful W3 stand for Apple Watch.

Enter today to ensure you don’t miss out!

Before the MacBook’s fall: The greatest laptops Apple ever built

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Before the fall of MacBook: The greatest laptops Apple ever built
What's your favorite MacBook of all time?
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The current MacBook Pro is the worst thing since unsliced bread — at least if you believe my colleague Charlie “glass is half empty” Sorrel. But while people might be happy to dump on Cupertino’s current laptop selection, Apple brought us some amazing laptops in its 40-plus year history.

Here are the inarguable top five Apple laptops of all time.

Ex head of HBO might bring the next Game of Thrones to Apple TV+

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Having the former head of HBO making shows for Apple TV+ could be a big win.
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Richard Plepler, who led HBO for almost three decades, is reportedly teaming up with Apple. He’s not joining the iPhone maker, but his production company will create content for Apple TV+.

If a deal goes through, the man who greenlit Game of Thrones would be developing shows for Apple.

Save $30 on iPad, 37% on Smart Keyboards [Deals & Steals]

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And save $10 on Apple Watch Series 3.
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If you’re ready to splash out on Apple’s newest 10.2-inch iPad, or gifting one for the holidays, you’ll be delighted with this $30 discount — matching the biggest yet — on all models.

Why not pair it with an Apple Smart Keyboard and save up to 37%? These are just some of the awesome offers in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. You will also find 60% off Apple’s official USB-C cables, and $10 off Apple Watch Series 3.

Plus, you can save $20 on the brilliant BookArc Mod stand for MacBook.

Dongle-tangling: Use dark chaotic forces and never lose your headphone adapter again

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Dongle-tangling is the hottest thing since AirPods.
Dongle-tangling is the hottest thing since AirPods.
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You know how headphone cables always get tangled? In the past, I have put a cable down carefully, and picked it up just moments later, and the wires have already tied themselves into knots. And you know what else is super-annoying? Apple’s stupid USB-C and Lightning headphone adapters, the kind that you have to use if you want to plug headphones or cables recent into iPads and iPhones.

But what if there was a way to take both these annoyances, and combine them into something … slightly less annoying?!? That would be amazing, obviously. Today we will see how to use the powerful dark force of tangling to stop you from losing your headphone jack dongles.

Why Apple needs outside help to create hit products [Opinion]

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Apple’s first AR headset could launch in 2022, AR glasses in 2023
Apple may need a little help polishing its glasses
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Recent rumors suggest that Apple is leaning on another company to help develop its highly anticipated augmented reality headset. At first, I thought that sounded crazy. Apple Glasses look set to be the company’s biggest new product launch since Apple Watch. Surely Cupertino would keep development of something that important in-house?

But when you look back over Apple’s history of joint ventures, it starts to make more sense. Apple tends to partner with third-parties in very specific circumstances — and Cupertino knows exactly what it’s doing.

iOS 13.3 takes another step toward release

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A second beta of iPadOS 13.3 and the iPhone equivalent just came out.
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The beta process for iOS 13.3 and its iPad equivalent is moving along. Apple just seeded the second beta of each to developers. The final version, when it’s released to the general public, will help parents limit who their kids talk to with a big improvement to Screen Time.

In addition, there are new betas of watchOS 6.1.1 and tvOS 13.3.

Sell your old Apple devices now for bargain Black Friday upgrades

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Cult of Mac can help you get the best price.
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Retailers have already started slashing prices on some of Apple’s hottest products ahead of Black Friday. And Cult of Mac can help make your next upgrade even more affordable.

Simply sell your old iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac to us when you upgrade and you’ll receive a fat stack of cash toward its replacement.

We typically pay more than other buyback services and we make the entire process quick and simple. Get your quote today in just a couple of minutes.

How to share an Apple TV+ subscription with your family

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Subscribe to Apple TV+, and share it with your family.
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Apple TV+ has turned out to be pretty good. Certainly, it’s a lot better than critics claimed. So, you may even want to share the shows with your family. And, thanks to Apple’s Family Sharing, this is not only possible, but easy.

You can all watch different shows at the same time, or you can just enjoy the lazy convenience of catching the latest episode of The Morning Show on whoever’s device is nearest. Let’s see how to share your Apple TV+ subscription with your family.