ICYMI: Inside Apple’s secret health lab

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All the great stories from the past week that you might have missed. Photo: Stephen Smith
All the great stories from the past week that you might have missed. Photo: Stephen Smith

This week, Alex has a quick look inside Apple’s secret health lab, Leander has some of his own thoughts about the hot new Becoming Steve Jobs book, Luke has important info about how hackers are brute-forcing simple passwords, Rob gives you a quick how-to on marking all those unread iMessages as read, and David has a pretty neat story about Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty. Wild, fun, and all Cult of Mac — that’s what we have for you in this edition of Cult of Mac Magazine!

Inside Apple’s top secret health lab

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Wearables are the future, and Apple’s got a lot riding on their hotly-anticipated entry into the wearable computing future. Here’s a sneak peek inside the secret lab where Apple is hard at work on figuring out how we stay healthy and fit.

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The problem with Becoming Steve Jobs? Too much Steve Jobs

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The new Jobs biography, Becoming Steve Jobs, serves up fresh takes on oft-told stories from Apple’s history, only this time with more sugarcoating. At times it’s glib, in that familiar business mag way, but its stories are briskly told and the book rarely gets bogged down. Too bad we’ve heard it all before.

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This brute-force device can crack any iPhone’s PIN code

Photo: Mobile App Hacker’s Handbook
Photo: Mobile App Hacker’s Handbook
Photo: Mobile App Hacker’s Handbook

Turns out that hackers can use some software and basic hardware to attack your iPhone’s passcode with a clever workaround to keep your iPhone resetting when it runs out of tries. Scary!

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How to mark all iMessages as read on your iPhone

Photo: Jim Merithew
Photo: Jim Merithew

Tired of tapping one message at a time to get rid of the red badge of unread iMessages shame? Here’s a quick tip designed to get rid of that little red dot all at once, by marking all your iMessages as read.

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Calling Aaron Muderick a putty magnet is not a stretch

Photo: Ian Parks/YouTube
Photo: Ian Parks/YouTube

This toy is super cool – it charges up whenever its around a magnet, making for an attractive desk toy. Take it out for a spin and find out the story behind its wacky inventor, Crazy Aaron.

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