ICYMI: Unique gifts for the Apple fanatic in your life

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The holidays are upon us, but never fear: we're here for you with another amazing issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Cover design: Stephen Smith
The holidays are upon us, but never fear: we're here for you with another amazing issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Cover design: Stephen Smith

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us, with Christmas arriving next week and Hanukkah already in full swing.

Our very own Leander Kahney weighs in this week with a fantastic gift guide for all those crazy Apple users in your world. This clever gift guide will help you find that special stuff your fanatic probably doesn’t have.

That, plus a fairly tasty gift guide for the cooks in your family or friend group from resident foodie Lewis Wallace, a quick and easy How To on reformatting your Mac’s hard drive from video and graphics whiz Stephen Smith, and some news on the recent spotlight aimed at Apple’s continued problems with Asian labor conditions.

Be sure to see below for these engaging stories and more. And Happy Holidays!

Unique gifts for the Apple fanatic in your life

A Lego Mac might be the perfect gift for the Apple fan in your life. Photo: Chris McVeigh.
Photo: Chris McVeigh.
Want to find the perfect gift for that Apple fanatic in your life? You know, the one who has every tech device already because they just go out and buy them? Well, our gift guide is chock-full of stuff you’d never even think of — and neither will they.

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Tasty gifts for the cooks on your list

Get the chef in your life something special for the holidays. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
When you’re shopping for the foodies on your holiday list, be sure to take this guide along with you for great ideas, including air fryers, temperature gadgets, and more. Delicious!

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How to reformat your Mac without a recovery drive or disk

Photo: Ste Smith
Photo: Ste Smith
Now that you realize there aren’t any optical drives on your fancy new Mac, you might be wondering how to reformat the drive. Stephen Smith walks you through this fairly simple process in a sweet video aimed at making it even easier.

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BBC shines spotlight back on Apple’s poor working conditions in Asia

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple
Apple’s been trying to effect positive change in the labor standards and working conditions at its supplier’s factories in Asia, but the BBC found some troubling issues when it paid a secret visit to those places.

Go undercover with Cult of Mac Magazine December 19 Edition, Free on iTunes

There’s quite a bit more, including an interview with a possibly sadistic iOS developer, all the things the Apple Watch won’t be able to do, and the best music moments of 2014. Be sure to check out this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine to get your Apple fix right on your iPad or iPhone.