Best Apple Watch Series 3 bands

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These bands will make your new Apple Watch shine.
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Today’s the day to order an Apple Watch Series 3, unveiled at Apple’s keynote in Cupertino last week. And, we’ve got the must-have bands to outfit it.

Whether you embark on the Series 3 or just want to up the ante of your current Apple Watch, Cult of Mac has rounded up the top 10 bands to do just that. These are some of Watch Store’s best-selling bands for Apple Watch — bands we personally love and recommend for their quality, craftsmanship and style.

All of the newest bands and many more from each brand are available in our Watch Store. Read on and check out our must-haves.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything you need to know about iOS 11 and more!

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything you need to know about iOS 11

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Apple’s latest mobile operating system brings tons of great new features. From multitasking to drag-and-drop functionality, iOS 11 will turbocharge your device. Find out how to make the most of your iPhone or iPad in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine with our roundup of the best iOS 11 tips and how-tos.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find those stories and more. Get the latest on on how iOS 11 will change the way you use your iPad. Check out our roundups of the best new cases for your iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well as the best straps to outfit your new Apple Watch Series 3. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Morphite, Ikea Place, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Dodge the Craigslist creeps with a burner phone number [Deals]

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Whether it's for avoiding clingy Tinder dates or staying safe from shady Craigslist sellers, having a second phone number is handy.
Whether it's for avoiding clingy Tinder dates or staying safe from shady Craigslist sellers, having a second phone number is handy.
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There are lots of reasons you might want to have a secondary phone number. Maybe you’re dealing with a shady Craigslist seller. Or a clingy Tinder match, or just need to separate your personal and business contacts. Thankfully, it doesn’t take opening up a whole new phone contract.

Today in Apple history: Apple battles Eminem in court

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Will the real rights holder please stand up!
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September 24 Today in Apple history September 24, 2009: Apple lawyers head to court to defend itself against rapper Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style.

The lawsuit alleges that Apple unlawfully sold 93 of Eminem’s songs on the iTunes Music Store. This is the second time Apple finds itself on the opposite side of a courtroom from Eminem. A previous lawsuit involved improper use of Eminem’s hit single “Lose Yourself” in an iTunes ad.

Turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope [Deals]

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These simple stick-on macro lenses turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope.
These simple stick-on macro lenses turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope.
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It’s a great big old world out there, but let’s face it there are enough photos of the Eiffel Tower. Meanwhile, there’s an entire universe in every park, garden, or living room at the small scale. Unfortunately, your iPhone isn’t really equipped to photograph it.

Teach your kids healthy digital habits [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best new deals include an app for keeping kids on the straight and narrow online, and lots more.
This week's best new deals include an app for keeping kids on the straight and narrow online, and lots more.
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Fall is about to drop, and with the new season comes a bunch of great new deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got a sleek 6-port USB-C hub and a lifetime subscription to Sticky Password. Additionally, we’ve got an amazing glowing guitar instruction tool, and an app for teaching kids more healthy online habits. Everything’s on sale at big discounts, read on for more details:

iPhone 8 and Apple Watch 3 reviews are in, this week on The CultCast

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Reviewers are raving about iPhone 8.

This week on The CultCast: iPhone 8 reviews are in! We’ll tell you what everyone loves about the 8, and why you should get one over the X (but probably won’t). Plus: We round up reviews for Apple Watch series 3, and argue over which model is best. And stick around for what we don’t like about iPhone X; Apple’s A11 chip hits a surprising benchmark; tests show iPhone 8 wireless charging is abysmally slow; Apple quietly hikes their iDevice prices; and we’ll tell you all the best AR apps you need to try.

Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values

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Cupertino sums up "Apple Values" in an exuberant document.
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Sep 23 Today in Apple history September 23, 1981: Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should be a “force for good” in the world, Cupertino lays out what it calls its “Apple Values.”

Despite being written 35 years ago, the values Apple viewed as being crucial to its brand remain relevant today. They demonstrate that Apple always has been a company that’s about more than just selling computers.

Trade in your old Apple Watch. We pay the highest prices

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Cult of Mac will buy your old Apple Watch, and we pay top dollar.
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If you just got a new Apple Watch Series 3 (or are about to), you should think about trading in your old watch.

Cult of Mac has a popular gadget buyback program that pays more for used Apple Watches than competing trade-in services, and it’s a lot easier and safer than Craigslist or eBay.