Win a HomePod: Enter now for your shot at awesome audio [Deals]

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Don't drop the coin for a new HomePod until you've entered here to win one for free.
Don't drop the coin for a new HomePod until you've entered here to win one for free.
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With HomePod, Apple finally made its first serious (or Siri-ous?) step into the smart speaker arena. It’s a game-changing device that comes at a premium price of about $350. But right now, you can win a HomePod through Cult of Mac Deals.

Watch a drone crash-land on Apple Park’s solar roof

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Well, that's one way to lose a drone!
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A would-be photographer lost his drone while attempting a flyover of the Apple Park campus last weekend. After he lost control of the unmanned aerial vehicle, it crashed onto the solar panel-covered roof of Apple’s new circular headquarters.

Check out the Apple Park drone crash footage below.

MyLiFi lamp brings you internet through LED light

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Leave Wi-Fi in the past.
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Forget spotty Wi-Fi connections that drop out when you need them most. MyLiFi is a table lamp that delivers fast and secure internet directly to your laptop through LED light.

Made out of high-quality aluminum, MyLiFi uses “light fidelity” technology that transmits data at up to 23 megabits per second without using radio waves.

How Apple could fix HomePod’s white ring problem

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HomePod has caused issues for some users.
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One of the least welcome aspects of the HomePod smart speaker is its propensity for leaving unsightly white rings on your tables, due to an interaction between the silicone used in the device and the wood.

According to one industrial designer, however, the problem could be solved by Apple without too much cost — although there may be a bit of retooling of their equipment required.

Today in Apple history: Mac creator complains about Steve Jobs

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Young Steve Jobs wasn't exactly easy to work with!
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February 19 Today in Apple historyFebruary 19, 1981: Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project, sends a memo to Apple CEO Mike Scott, listing his many complaints about working with Steve Jobs.

He claims that Jobs, who joined the Mac team the previous month, is tardy, shows bad judgment, interrupts people, doesn’t listen and is a bad manager.

Falling iPhone X demand leaves Samsung Display in the lurch

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Samsung is suffering the brunt of falling iPhone X demand.
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Apple’s decision to slash iPhone X production has reportedly left Samsung looking for new customers to sell its OLED panels to.

Samsung ramped up production capacity in order to meet Apple’s demands, only to find itself sitting on excess production capacity now that Apple has reduced its iPhone X orders. While Samsung hopes to sell OLED displays to other manufacturers, many have been slow to adopt the technology due to the expense of changing from LCD screens.

Save big on Apple Watch bands during our President’s Day Sale!

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We’ve rounded up some amazing brands for this huge sale including: OleksynPrannyk, E3 Supply Co., Rilee & Lo, Strapple, Clessant, Just Mobile and more.
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It’s President’s Day weekend — a great reason to offer some huge savings on top-brand Apple Watch bands over the holiday.

In a few clicks, you’ll find incredible savings on Apple Watch bands and accessories during Cult of Mac Watch Store’s biggest sale since Black Friday — three days of massive savings.

We’ve rounded up some amazing brands for this huge sale including: OleksynPrannyk, E3 Supply Co., Rilee & Lo, Strapple, Clessant, Just Mobile and more. These brands are offering up to 20 percent off regular prices!

Rest-assured that bands sold in our Watch Store are high-quality and recommended by Cult of Mac — we’ve touched, worn, reviewed and recommend everything we sell. Sale ends Monday at midnight. Happy shopping!

Florence, Sodes, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend!
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