Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple says it will add $350 billion to U.S. economy and more!

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Apple says it will add over 20,000 new jobs in the next five years by hiring for new jobs at its existing campuses and the new one.
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Apple’s big tax break is about to unleash an avalanche of spending from the iPhone-maker. In a public statement earlier this week, Apple revealed its plans to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years now that the fee for repatriating its mountain of overseas cash has been significantly lowered.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Tim Cook has revealed that a future iOS 11 update will let users disable their iPhone’s throttling feature. Learn how to get the best battery life from your MacBook. It’s the last week to get your preorders in for Juuk’s new three-think Velo Apple Watch band! Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Save 5 bucks on Just Mobile’s sleek Apple Watch stands [Limited time sale]

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Take advantage of $5 off Just Mobile's charging solutions for Apple Watch.
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Note: Promotional pricing for this sale ends January 31. Last month’s offer of Buy two Just Mobile accessories for Apple Watch and receive a free lightning cable is ongoing while supplies last.

Now’s the time to take advantage of Just Mobile’s design-award-winning accessories for Apple Watch. For the next two weeks, the company is slashing their regularly priced stands and chargers for Apple Watch by $5. At already-modest prices, this is a steal.

Cult of Mac has reviewed and recommends Just Mobile’s offerings, whether you choose the HoverDock, TimeStand and Lounge Dock.

Juuk’s new aluminum Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for preorder [Watch Store]

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The striking Velo aluminum band comes in an array of vibrant colors.The striking Velo aluminum band comes in an array of vibrant colors including Ruby.
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Note: Juuk’s Velo Apple Watch bands are in production and available for preorder now at Cult of Mac’s Watch Store. They will ship at the end of January, so reserve yours now before this first shipment runs out! 

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, the Velo Apple Watch band features a three-row link design.

This beautiful band comes in five different finishes — Midnight, Obsidian, Silver, Ruby and Cosmic Grey. Check out Juuk’s latest lineup below and reserve one by preordering now for delivery at the end of January.

Juuk’s new aluminum Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for preorder [Watch Store]

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The striking Velo aluminum band comes in an array of vibrant colors.
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Note: Juuk’s Velo Apple Watch bands are in production and available for preorder now at Cult of Mac’s Watch Store. They will ship at the end of January, so reserve yours now before this first shipment runs out! 

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, the Velo Apple Watch band features a three-row link design.

This beautiful band comes in five different finishes — Midnight, Obsidian, Silver, Ruby and Cosmic Grey. Check out Juuk’s latest lineup below and reserve one by preordering now for delivery at the end of January.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Your iPhone tracks your every move, and more!

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For some folks, the significant locations data could be a fun way to see what they were up to in the past. For others, it could even prove useful, helping to remember client visits or track down that amazing restaurant you visited a few times while on vacation.
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Your iPhone knows where you are, and it remembers where you have been. It keeps a record of your frequent hangouts — aka “significant locations” — and uses this data to make location-based suggestions using Siri and to power other features. Don’t panic, though. We’ll show you how to access your recent locations data, remove it, and switch it off altogether.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Learn how iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera could soon make capturing Hollywood-quality motion capture as easy as snapping a selfie. Discover how to quickly zoom text on iPhone and iPad. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Custom-fit leather Apple Watch band bumps style up a notch [Watch Store]

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The adjustable length Button-Stud Apple Watch band fits virtually all wrist sizes — from the fleshiest to thinnest!
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Best List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form

Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of handmade leather goods.

Echoing the individuality of Apple Watch, Form Function Form takes customization to new levels in the design of its one-of-a-kind Button-Stud Apple Watch Band. This ingenious leather strap has 21 different size options, one of which is sure to fit even the thinnest or fleshiest of wrists. If it doesn’t, the company provides free size adjustments for the entirety of your life.

We’ve added seven new leather colors to the Watch Store lineup! Read on for my review:

Juuk’s new aluminum Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for preorder [Watch Store]

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The Velo Apple Watch band is Juuk's first model to offer Midnight Blue, which is sure to be popular for those looking for some color, but nothing too gregarious.
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Note: Juuk’s Velo Apple Watch bands are in production and available for preorder now at Cult of Mac’s Watch Store. They will ship at the end of January, so reserve yours now before this first shipment runs out! 

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, the Velo Apple Watch band features a three-row link design.

This beautiful band comes in five different finishes — Midnight, Obsidian, Silver, Ruby and Cosmic Grey. Check out Juuk’s latest lineup below and reserve one by preordering now for delivery at the end of January.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why you shouldn’t panic over iPhone and Mac CPU flaws, and more!

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Apple's A series chips could also be vulnerable to a nasty flaw.
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A nasty CPU flaw that leaves computer users’ most sensitive data at risk is also present in iPhone and iPad processors, Apple confirmed Thursday. The “Spectre” bug has been discovered in the mobile ARM processors that power iOS devices, as well as Apple TV — but there’s probably no need to panic.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Learn how to get the longest life out of your iPhone battery. Get a sneak peek at next year’s emojis. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Save 20% on these metal Apple Watch bands through December

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Rilee & Lo's gender-neutral Apple Watch bands fit like a glove. Add a few stacking bracelets to complete the look.
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Fusing tech and fashion is the cornerstone of Rilee & Lo — makers of highly stylish stainless steel Apple Watch bands. Patent-pending for a reason, these bands fit perfectly and come in a range of beautiful finishes.

For December only, in time for the holidays, Rilee & Lo is offering 20 percent off its precision-made bands for men and women. Enter the code: SNOWFLAKE at checkout for the discount. The bands contain a stretching mechanism allowing them to expand and contract for a super-comfy, close fit.

Order by December 12 for domestic holiday delivery. International orders are expected to take longer and may not make it in time for the holidays. Grab a band for yourself or a give as a gift — for both sexes. feature Rilee & Lo’s stunning bands in our Watch Store.

Enter the code: SNOWFLAKE at checkout for 20 percent off through December.

Cult of Mac Magazine: 10 things we love about iPhone X, and more!

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Cult of Mac breaks down all the things we love (and hate) about the new iPhone X.
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Cult of Mac publisher, Leander Kahney, can’t think of anything to hate about the iPhone X. On the contrary, there are lots of things to love. Kahney breaks down the 10 things he just loves about the iPhone X.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. The first iMac Pro reviews are in — see if the new Pro is worth the $5,000 price tag. Check out our Gift Giving Guides and get your holiday shopping out of the way now! Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.