iOS 13 wish list: Giving health & fitness a workout [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 299]

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Cult of Mac Magazine Cover No. 298
Cult of Mac Magazine Cover No. 298
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WWDC is less than a week away and there are already plenty of rumors doing the rounds on what new features Apple has in store for iOS and watchOS. Dark mode, a refreshed Reminders app and a new Find My app all look set to make an appearance.

But will Apple also be giving its operating systems a shot in the arm to improve their health and fitness as well?

Find out what’s going on in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS.

Or read on to get the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser.

Apple unleashes its fastest MacBook Pro [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 298]

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Apple's newest MacBook Pro is the fastest ever.
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Apple just brought Intel’s latest eighth- and ninth-generation chips to the MacBook Pro, making it the company’s fastest-ever laptop.

The newest 8-core models deliver up to twice the performance of a quad-core MacBook Pro, and up to 40 percent more than a 6-core model. They also promise powerful graphics, a T2 Security Chip, super-fast SSDs and “all-day” battery life.

Find out what’s going on in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS.

Or read on to get the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser.

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Save 25 percent with exclusive offer on AluBase Wireless charger [Watch Store]

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You know you want this Just Mobile AluBase Wireless Charger and maybe a Gum Slim Hybrid Battery, too.
You know you want this sweet new wireless charger.
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If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a great wireless charger, your patience has paid off! Our friends at Just Mobile have set up an exclusive offer for Cult of Mac Watch Store customers on the AluBase Wireless charger.

You’ll save 25 percent on the AluBase with this special pricing. Normally $39.95, you can get the AluBase Wireless for $30. Add the optional fast charge power adapter for just $5 more. But don’t delay too long! This deal is only good while supplies last. Read on to learn more about AluBase Wireless.

Pay tribute to mom with these Apple Watch gift ideas [Watch Store]

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Rilee & Lo spices up your Apple Watch with sexy, sleek stainless steel watch bands.
Rilee & Lo spices up your Apple Watch with stunning, stainless steel watch bands.
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so how about gifting a little something for her Apple Watch?

Cult of Mac has rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked for Mom in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

If you mother is a nerd, a Luddite, a traveler or style maven, we’ve got the goods for her. There’s a unique gift for every Apple Watch-loving momma out there.

Just Mobile Kickstarter project imagines a three-in-one charging solution

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Encore Wireless
Just Mobile's Encore Wireless does the job of three devices in the space of one.
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The problem with having a mobile phone, an Apple Watch and a tablet isn’t that you’ve got a lot of devices, it’s that you have a lot of different chargers.

Just Mobile, the folks behind the popular TENC Air phone cases, is attempting to solve this problem with Encore Wireless, a Kickstarter project that launched last week.

Pair a TENC Air iPhone case with an Xkin to save big [Watch Store]

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Good news for everyone, this triple threat isn't too good to be true.
Good news for everyone, this triple threat isn't too good to be true.
Photo: Just Mobile

We recently raved about the TENC Air iPhone case from Just Mobile, and gave a real-world example of the Xkin screen protector doing its job.  We got phenomenal feedback, so our friends at Just Mobile agreed to put together an exclusive discount bundle for Cult of Mac readers.

Buy a TENC Air case from our Watch Store now, and you can get an Xkin screen protector for half off. The discount on the Xkin will be reflected in your cart at checkout. But the deal won’t last forever, so get it while you can.

Get some tax relief with 10% off select products [Watch Store]

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The Strapa Crocodilus leather Apple Watch band gives you that alligator look.
Taxes got you down? Time to save some quick cash on Apple accessories.
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Today is the dreaded deadline for filing U.S. income tax returns, and we know how much of a drag that is. So the Cult of Mac Watch Store is bringing you some tax relief with discounts on select watch bands, chargers, stands and cases.

We’ve rounded up offerings from these great companies: Ottm, Strapa, Twelve South and Wiplabs. Save 10% on these products at the Cult of Mac Watch Store this week!

Go green for less green with 20 percent off select bands [Watch Store]

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E3 Supply Co. Apple Watch Strap in Reverse Shell Cordovan Leather
Getting a new Apple Watch band is almost as good as guzzling green beer.
Photo: E3 Supply Co.

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but you do need something green. We’ve made it easier to wear the green by discounting select products this Saturday and Sunday.

We’ve rounded up special bands in green from these great companies: Carterjett, Casetify, E3 Supply Co., Nyloon and Ullu. Save 20 percent on these Apple Watch bands at the Cult of Mac Watch Store this weekend! (As a special treat, all Ullu products are on sale!)

Get $10 off Just Mobile’s new AluBase and Gum Slim [Watch Store]

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You know you want this Just Mobile AluBase Wireless Charger and maybe a Gum Slim Hybrid Battery, too.
You know you want this sweet new wireless charger.
Photo: Just Mobile

What’s better than trying something new? Trying something new and saving money.

Our friends at Just Mobile recently introduced the AluBase Wireless Charger and Gum Slim Hybrid Battery, and in celebration we’re knocking $10 off the price for the next week, through Wednesday. Grab the savings on the Cult of Mac Watch Store, and while you are there be sure to check out all our other power options.