How iOS 8 could control your home, this week on The CultCast



It’s all happening! WWDC 2014 is right around the corner, and if recent rumors prove true, Apple’s about to make major moves into your home with iOS 8 — we’ll fill you in. Plus, the Apple/Beats deal is now a reality, and the news hits right as we’re recording.

And don’t miss our all new CultCast 2nd Hour, this time with popular musician and YouTuber Jonathan Mann, who, for the last five years, has written a brand new song every. single. day. We talk to Jonathan about the inspiration, perspiration and agony of making art, and what it was like to have his song unexpectedly featured by Steve Jobs at one of Apple’s most infamous press conferences.

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CultCast #129 – Just chill… til the next episode.

On The CultCast this week

Alex Heath – Cult of Mac writer and alien expert.
Buster Heine – Cult of Mac writer and community manager.
Erfon Elijah – Cult of Mac writer and host of The CultCast.

Links to this week’s stories

WWDC 2014 banners start going up: ‘Write the code. Change the world.

Apple will livestream WWDC keynote to Macs and iOS devices

All future iOS devices to carry new, improved Touch ID

Report: iOS 8 will be ‘Made for iHome,’ offer universal remote functionality for smart devices

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world’s first real universal translator

Boba Fett Star Wars movie will be written by Mac & iPad game writer

  • Early Access – iOS 8

    Awesome concept. Stoked for the release on Monday, just registered my UDID actually with – Only £6 for 12 months.