New Macs! Mountain Lion! iOS 6! The second part of our WWDC special edition CultCast is now on iTunes, and in this brand new episode, no fruity pebble is left unturned.
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CultCast #18 MEGASODE! Part 2 of our WWDC 2012 Coverage – No Stone Is Unturned!
On The CultCast this week
- Leander Kahney – Cult of Mac Editor-in-Chief
- Buster Heine – Cult of Mac Social Media Editor
- John Brownlee – Cult of Deputy Editor
- Erfon Elijah – Cult of Mac writer and host of The CultCast
Our WWDC 2012 stories
- The pros and cons of the new Macbook Pro with Retina display, and why you probably shouldn’t buy it but will anyway.
- Macbook Air gets updated.
- Why the Mac Pro only got a minor update, and how we know a better one is coming.
- WWDC didn’t see an iMac update, but we might be getting one sooner than you think.
- Documents in the cloud looks like Dropbox.
- Reminders finally gets its own app.
- Notes finally vacate the Mail app.
- Messages gets fixed and debugged.
- Finally, a unified Notification Center.
- Dictation comes to the Mac.
- System-wide sharing is cooler than it sounds.
- Power Nap: what it is, what is does, and why is its name is so terrible.
- AirPlay mirroring makes your Mac and Apple TV BFFs.
- Game Center comes to the Mac; John Brownlee tells us why we should care.
- The new Phone app makes call-screening even easier.
- Notifications become no longer wake you at night thanks to Do Not Disturb.
- Maps say so-long to Google and get turn-by-turn navigation.
- Passbook: what it is, how it works, and why it might be a precursor to a new Apple payment system.
- Safari gets iCloud tabs, an offline reading list, and smart banners.
- Siri can now tell you sports facts, find a movie for you to see, and launch your apps for you — she’s also coming to a car near you.
- The Photostream makes sharing photos with your grandma-ma a snap.
- And Mail just got fancy with a VIP mailbox, a new flagged mailbox, and pull-to-refresh support.