Thinner iPhones, Mac malware and 10 mobile Safari tips you need to know


Thin is in, baby.
Thin is in, baby.
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With Bendgate not that far behind us, is it really wise for Apple to contemplate an even thinner iPhone?

Sure, it’s an easy selling point for new iPhones, but thinner can also mean more bendable. Take a look at this age-old Apple theme in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, along with 10 fantastically useful mobile Safari tips, a way to find out if you’ve been infected by sneaky adware, five amazingly great new iOS games, and some awesome product reviews to help inform your purchasing plans.

All this, and much much more, in Cult of Mac Magazine, free for your perusal right now.

Here are the top stories of the week:

iphone6bendtestDo we really need thinner iPhones?
Has Apple’s drive to produce ever-more-slender smartphones gone too far? Plus: iPhone 7 will be as slim as an iPod touch

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iOS’ built-in browser possesses a few subtle features you’ve probably never heard of. Plus: Forgot your Apple ID password? Here’s how to reset it

macbook-780x520Find out if your Mac’s infected by sneaky new malware
Is your computer harboring newly discovered software ostensibly created to give hackers remote access to your machine? Plus: How to eliminate the adware that’s plaguing your Mac

Best-Apps_Feb-780x5855 utterly awesome new iOS games
Ready to load up your iPhone or iPad with zombie-slaying action, challenging puzzles and rampaging robots? These new games fill the bill (and some of them are free).

zagg-slimbook-ipad-mini-780x585Product reviews: A pair of great iPad cases + more
Long before the original iPad debuted, some of us dreamed that Apple would create the ultimate affordable, portable netbook. Well, that day is here. Sort of. Plus: Beefy iPad Pro case is worth its weight in protection

Want more? Grab your own copy of Cult of Mac Magazine today. It’s as cozy as a carnation on your iPad.

  • I’m A Mac

    Of course it’s good to have a thinner phone. Almost always users put a case on their phones. Guess what happens when you put a case on an already thick phone? Exactly.

    • QwertyJuan

      Just leave them the same thickness and make the extra space battery. If you’d rather have a thin iPhone than one that will last for 3 days on a charge, then you’re crazy.

      • I’m A Mac

        I think what’s crazy is to carry a phone as big as a microwave just so it can last for 3 days on a single charge. Don’t worry, all phones right now need charging at least once a day. I would agree with you that it’s crazy if all phones can last 3 days on a single charge and the iPhone is the only one that needs to be charged once a day.

  • jbmachelp

    I’d be fine with a thicker iPhone, especially if a thicker iPhone meant a better battery. Particularly because after a year or so, the battery life starts to go to down to about 80% of the original capacity.

  • CelestialTerrestrial

    I would be fine with a slightly thicker phone if it meant shatterproof glass, waterproof, durable, longer battery life, faster processors, etc. etc. The current phones are as thin as they really need to be, a little thicker would be fine. I think making the product too thin creates a false expectation that it’s better.

    If I listed all of the attributes that are important, making a product thinner than a certain thickness goes to the bottom of the list of important attributes.