Killian Bell, author at Cult of Mac

Mount your iPhone anywhere with Xvida’s magnificent magnetic cases

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Xvida's case and stand makes your iPhone easily visible at all times.
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When you want your iPhone to be visible, but you need your hands to do other things, mount your device almost anywhere with Xvida’s brilliant cases.

Built-in magnets allow it to be securely attached to a whole host of metal surfaces, as well as a bunch of companion Xvida accessories — like wireless chargers, stands, car mounts, and more.

Get yours today for from as little as $19.

Last chance! EasySelfie is a stick and tripod for iPhone that does it all — save 33%

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EasySelfie stick for iPhone
EasySelfie is a must-have for iPhone photographers.
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Want a selfie stick that’s good for more than just selfies? EasySelfie from SwitchEasy is a selfie stick and tripod in one that could greatly improve your on-the-go photography game. It works with iPhone as well as other cameras (including GoPro) and its aluminum design is ultra-portable.

Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store and save 33%. But do it now — this sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 9.

Colorful Cordura bands for Apple Watch are tough but comfortable

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BluShark Cordura bands for Apple Watch
They're also nicely priced.
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If you need an Apple Watch band that’s tough enough for anything you might throw at it, BluShark’s Cordura bands are a terrific choice. They’re immensely durable, and surprisingly comfortable thanks to a soft leather backing.

Made from the same fabric used to make tactical backpacks and other gear, Cordura bands are available in a variety of color options — and nicely priced at just $32. You can bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

Putin opposition app returns to the App Store in Russia

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Putin opposition app returns to the App Store in Russia
The Smart Voting app was removed ahead of Russia's election last September.
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Smart Voting, an app run by supporters of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny, has returned to the App Store in Russia following its removal last September.

Cupertino pulled the app after Russia made threats about prosecuting top Apple employees in the country. Google, which also removed the app after the Kemlin lashed out, allowed the app back into the Play Store soon after Russia’s election last year.

iOS 15.5 adds support for apps with external payment options

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Apple lets reader apps link to their own sites
Apple last week confirmed it will allow 'reader' apps to add links to external sites.
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Apple’s newest iOS 15.5 update, which was first made available to registered developers on Wednesday, begins adding support for external payment systems inside third-party apps.

The change comes after Apple last week confirmed that it will give “reader” apps the ability to include links to external sites where users can manage their accounts and subscriptions, and make purchases outside of the App Store.

MagDoka disc makes any iPhone compatible with MagSafe

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MagDoka for MagSafe
Bring magical magnets to older iPhone models.
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You don’t need to upgrade to a new iPhone to enjoy MagSafe. The brilliant MagDoka add-on brings Apple’s new magnetic accessory system to any device. Simply stick it to the back of your phone and it’s ready to go.

SwitchEasy’s newest version sports an improved design that’s a mere 2mm thick. Get yours today from the Cult of Mac Store for just $19.99.

Apple can now repair Face ID on iPhone X without replacing the device

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Easier and more affordable for everyone.
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Apple Store technicians and Authorized Service Providers can now repair Face ID issues on iPhone X without replacing the entire handset.

Apple last month began performing Face ID repairs on newer iPhone models, but iPhone X was excluded from the list of supported devices. A leaked internal memo reveals that the 2017 flagship has now been included.

Cash App breach compromises up to 8.2 million user accounts

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Cash App suffers data breach
A former employee downloaded reports after leaving Cash App parent company Block.
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Block, the parent company of Cash App, has confirmed that user accounts have been compromised by an internal data breach. It has 8.2 million current and former customers.

The incident, which involved a former employee who downloaded reports after leaving the company, was reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 4. Block said it has begun notifying Cash App users.

Twitter confirms it really is working on an edit button

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Twitter is working on an edit button
Twitter Blue subscribers will get to test it first.
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Twitter is officially working on an edit button that will give users the ability to tweak tweets after they’ve been posted. It said Wednesday that the feature has been in development since last year — long before Elon Musk’s involvement.

Testing of the edit button will begin with Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming months before eventually rolling out to everyone.

Laut Huex case with MagSafe keeps iPhone protected and looking good

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Laut Huex case for iPhone
Extra grip and ample protection means your iPhone will always look good.
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With its silky-smooth rubber coating and advanced impact technology, Laut’s brilliant Huex case is all you need to keep your iPhone 13 protected and looking pretty. It’s tested for drops up to 13 feet, but still surprisingly slim.

What’s more, the Huex is fully compatible with MagSafe. Bag yours today in one of four great color options from the Cult of Mac Store.