Apple pushes tech toward green manufacturing, this week on The CultCast

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Apple is definitely not neutral on going carbon neutral. (And neither are we.)
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This week on The CultCast: Apple — and the company’s entire supply chain — will be 100% carbon neutral by 2030, pushing the world of tech toward big changes. Plus: A powerful iOS 14 privacy feature will be great for consumers, but might kill the billion-dollar online ad industry. We’ll also tell you about some exciting new podcast features coming to Spotify, and wrap up with our favorite new gadgets on an all-new Under Review.

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Apple gets hacked, and the vanishing of prolific leaker Jon Prosser, this week on The CultCast

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This week's gigantic Twitter hack gives us the creeps.
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This week on The CultCast: A massive Twitter hack has Apple pushing a bitcoin scam to millions! Plus: iOS 13.6 brings some cool new features to Apple News. And we’ll tell you the newest info on Apple Glass, while pondering the fate of Jon Prosser, the prolific Apple insider who vanished right after leaking details on the AR specs.

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We talk 14-inch MacBook Pro and a big Apple Maps update, on The CultCast

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Can you handle some hot, hot beta action?
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This week on The CultCast: We’ve got more details on the 14-inch MacBook Pro, and Apple Maps gets a new feature that blows us away! Plus: We talk our two-week impressions of iOS 14, and a major Hollywood film is coming to Apple TV+.

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Why people are already mad about iPhone 12, this week on The CultCast

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The internet's angry about a possible iPhone change, but we're totally fine with it.
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This week on The CultCast: With iPhone 12 right around the corner, a new rumor says it will be missing one key feature, and the internet is not happy. Plus: It’s a CultCast exclusive! We’ll tell you how Cupertino might be planning to bring the Apple Store right to your home. And we discuss our favorite new shows and Mary Jane” accessories in an all-new What We’re Into.

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We rave about iOS 14’s best ‘secret’ features on The CultCast

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Get a second shot of WWDC 2020 talk in this week's podcast.
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WWDC 2020 This week on The CultCast: We bring you a huge list of great iOS 14 features that Apple did not mention onstage during this week’s WWDC keynote, and there’s a lot here to love.

Plus: Why iOS 14’s new Home screen widgets aren’t as powerful as you might think. And get ready to log into websites with Face ID or Touch ID.

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Catch our reactions to the WWDC 20 keynote on The CultCast

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The CultCast podcast: Get our reactions to all the new software showcased during the WWDC 2020 keynote.
So ... much ... new ... software!
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WWDC 2020 On today’s special edition of The CultCast: Catch our reactions to all the great stuff announced at the WWDC 2020 keynote. We highlight our favorite features from iOS 14, MacOS Big Sur, tvOS, iPadOS and watchOS, and so much more.

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New Macs? One more thing? Get our WWDC 2020 predictions on The CultCast

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Next week's virtual WWDC looks like a doozy.
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WWDC 2020 This week on The CultCast: We discuss our WWDC 2020 hardware and software predictions, and there’s a lot to say. Plus: A new leak details a next-generation iPhone with dual displays; the new 5600M MacBook Pro GPU is an absolute monster; and Apple’s back-to-school promo is back for the summer, but with an interesting twist.

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We talk ARM Mac and the incoming new iMac, this week on The CultCast

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At this year's WWDC, Apple could make major moves with the Mac.
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This week on The CultCast: An all-new iMac, and the mythical ARM Mac, will likely be unveiled at WWDC. We’ll tell you what we know! Plus, we wrap up with our favorite new 360 camera, feather-light carbon fiber bike wheels, and a must-have Ethernet testing tool in an all-new Under Review.

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RadRunner is a super-fun, super-affordable, vintage-style e-bike cruiser [Under Review]

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RadRunner is a summer cruising dream machine.
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Under Review on The CultCast The RadRunner is one of the most fun — and one of the most affordable — electric bikes I’ve ever ridden. Its chunky style looks reminiscent of that ’70s-style moped your mom undoubtedly wouldn’t let you have.

Now you get a second chance at two-wheeled freedom. That vintage aesthetic is back in a big way in the electric bicycle world, with several manufacturers selling their own versions.

After several months of testing the RadRunner, I can tell you: This is one e-bike you should consider if you’re looking to cruise around your neighborhood with ease.

We talk AirPods with health features, and Apple TV+’s hits and misses, on The CultCast

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Can you handle some hot, hot beta action?
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This week on The CultCast: AirPods with new sensors could be on the horizon, and that would fit perfectly with Apple’s always-on approach to health. Find out why we can’t wait for in-ear health trackers. Or for Apple to revamp the musty Messages app for Mac.

Plus, we discuss the aftermath of last week’s controversial chat with hotshot Apple leaker, Jon Prosser. And finally, Cult of Mac TV reviewer Scout Tafoya tells us why you probably ought to queue up Defending Jacob (and why you might want to skip Central Park).

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