ICYMI: How sloppy security exposed Apple’s super-secret product plans

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This week, Leander breaks a story about how Apple’s secret product plans could be found using a little-known Web portal for retailers, Buster calls out a respected Apple analyst for a sketchy prediction, Stephen gets the skinny on removing adware from your Mac, and Rob gives you seven things you never thought you could do with an extremely old iPhone.

All that, plus all the news you’ll want to hear about, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, ready for you now on Newsstand in the iTunes App Store.

Keep reading for our top stories this week.

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Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

How sloppy security exposed Apple’s super-secret product plans

One of Apple’s biggest suppliers left a pretty serious opening in their web portal last week, and anyone could find out some of Cupertino’s most closely guarded secrets with a simple Google search. Yikes!

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Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Why the world’s top Apple analyst is wrong about Macs ditching Intel

While he may be the most respected analyst in the Apple prediction biz, Ming-Chi Kuo isn’t always right. His prediction this week that Apple would ditch Intel for its own home-grown processors is just wrong, and Buster tells you why.

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Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Withings’ new Activité Pop is a smartwatch you’ll actually want to wear

Let’s face it — there hasn’t been a smartwatch that you want to put on your wrist, yet (at least until the Apple Watch becomes a retail reality. Alex Heath takes some time to look at Withing’s new category-defining device and finds out that it’s pretty fantastic.

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Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

How to rid your Mac of adware in a flash

Sick of “free” software that’s nothing more than adware or, even worse, spyware? Lucky for you, Stephen Smith has you covered with a quick tutorial on how to get ridd of the offending software with a quick download and couple of clicks. Fantastic!

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Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

7 useful ways to resurrect your old iPhone from the junk drawer

Bet you thought that original iPhone running iOS 3 was useless, right? Well, Rob took some time to find seven actually functional and useful things you can do with an old bit of iOS hardware, and he’s set it all out so you can do the same.

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