Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything you need to know about the iOS 12 beta, and more!

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Watch out. The iOS 12 public beta may lave you in need of a public telephone.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: The public beta of iOS 12 is out now, so anyone can download it and install it on their device. But what does the new version of iOS actually do? Apple introduced Screen Time, the great new Do Not Disturb, and the powerful Siri Shortcuts at the WWDC 2018 keynote in June. But until you dig into them, you won’t have an idea how great these new features are, along with many more.

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Cult of Mac Magazine, Issue 251

leadEverything you need to know about the iOS 12 beta
The public beta of iOS 12 is out now, so anyone can download it and install it on their device. But what does the new version of iOS actually do? Apple introduced Screen Time, the great new Do Not Disturb, and the powerful Siri Shortcuts at the WWDC 2018 keynote in June. This post gathers together all our iOS 12 how-tos so far.

Apple carWhy Apple should build a car
For the last few years, Apple has been investigating making autonomous cars, even though this is well outside its core competency of computers and their accessories.

facebookFacebook’s plan to record convos while you watch TV
Some believe Facebook is already using our smartphones to hear our private conversations. That’s not true, but the social network is certainly considering it.

PortugalThese World Cup Apple Watch bands are a score
Wear the World Cup on your wrist with Casetify’s colorful, tournament-inspired Apple Watch bands. This international collection of bands represents 18 countries, the teams of which are currently battling it out at the 21st FIFA World Cup, held every four years.

bentostackStore your Apple accessories Bento-box style
Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold and carry a variety of foods — all in one spot. Wiplabs has taken this centuries-old idea forward with the BentoStack, an all-in-one container for organizing all your Apple accessories.

bentostackStore your Apple accessories Bento-box style
Japanese Bento boxes are synonymous with convenience, and have many designated compartments to hold and carry a variety of foods — all in one spot. Wiplabs has taken this centuries-old idea forward with the BentoStack, an all-in-one container for organizing all your Apple accessories.

widuoFire up Apple Watch & iPhone with WiDuo
For lovers of versatility, and Apple gear, I bring you a two-in-one charging solution for iPhone and Apple Watch. Who doesn’t enjoy a twofer? The WiDuo by Wiplabs is a beautifully minimalist charging pad that provides up to 20 percent faster charging that many of its wireless competitors. And, it’s cute and sleek to boot.

moviesMovies Anywhere puts movies everywhere
Movies Anywhere is a video sync service and app for connecting your video libraries across different services. By linking your iTunes, Amazon, Google, Vudu accounts, your digital movies are synced across all services, allowing you to watch your movies on any of the connected services.

cultcastApple’s prepping new AirPods, iPhones & a HomePod
This week on The CultCast: Apple plans new, improved AirPods, HomePod and over-ear headphones; Apple finally acknowledges its new MacBook keyboards suck, and they’re going to make it right; and a top Apple analyst drops a bunch of details on Apple’s 2018 product pipeline.