Brilliant concept brings Touch Bar to the Mac mini

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This Mac Mini concept is pretty crazy.
Photo: Louis Berger

It’s time for Apple to think different when it comes to the Mac mini.

Even though it’s been over 1,000 days since Apple last updated its smallest Mac machine, Tim Cook insists it’s still an important part of Apple’s product line. Apple fans are desperate for an update, but if it looks anything like this concept it’ll have been well worth the wait.

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Apple Watch charging stand takes a cut out of the competition [Watch Store]

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TimeStand is the striking aluminum Apple Watch charging stand. Precision-machined from a single cylinder of high-grade aluminum, its distinctive circular cut-out gives it a dramatic profile even when empty.
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No one needs a stand on which to place a watch. But, when the timepiece in question is Apple Watch, we tend to embrace accessories that showcase its design style.

We bring you a solid little charging stand that combines beautiful form and function with a compact footprint. The TimeStand Charging Stand by Just Mobile is akin to a tiny sculpture for your desk or nightstand to proudly display (and, charge!) your Apple Watch.

Just Mobile again hits all the marks in fusing function and design with this charging stand. We’re excited to feature the TimeStand in our Watch Store alongside Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock and HoverDock.

Juuk’s race car-inspired Vitero Apple Watch bands ship today [Review]

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The Vitero prototypes are in: (left to right) Ruby Grey, Fire, Citron, Cerulean, Sapphire and Crimson.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Update: Juuk’s new Vitero bands ship today following a week of pre-orders — grab yours before inventory runs out! Next shipment not until 2018. 

Best List: Juuk Design aluminum Vitero Apple Watch band

Our friends at Juuk have done it again! The Hong Kong-based company has created a totally unique, aluminum Apple Watch band with an aggressive design inspired by motor racing.

Juuk’s Vitero band looks, feels and performs like no other Apple Watch band on the market — or any watch band for that matter.

How to speed up Face ID by switching off attention awareness

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Face ID is the future.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Face ID is, by most accounts, an amazing technology. You pretty much set it and forget it, and the iPhone X just unlocks itself whenever you look at it.

But what if you’re too lazy to point your eyes and your face at your iPhone whenever you want to look at it? What if you prefer to give it a sidelong glance, to show it who’s boss? Then you can disable attention awareness, which speeds up the Face ID process and unlocks your iPhone X faster.

Got an iPhone X? Sell your old phone for cash

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The quickest and easiest way to get paid for your old devices.
The quickest and easiest way to get paid for your old devices.
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With the iPhone X finally released, now is the best time to lock-in a price to sell your old phone before it begins to depreciate. And you should use Cult of Mac’s gadget buyback program, because we pay the highest cash prices with the easiest service.

Our popular gadget buyback program pays more for used and broken Apple devices in most cases than rivals like Gazelle and BuyBackWorld.

And we can prove it…

Shooting From the Hip showcases beautiful iPhone photos [Book review]

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Shooting From the Hip, the iPhone street photography of San Francisco's Scott Strazzante, is now for sale.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

You may be tempted to marvel at Scott Strazzante’s new book, Shooting From the Hip, simply because he made all those gritty street photographs with an iPhone.

We can’t seem to get over the fact that the little wonder device in our pockets can be used to create great work. Apple touts stunning photos on big billboards, luring us with the promise that good pictures will come pouring out if we upgrade to the latest iPhone.

But photography — good photography, anyway — isn’t that simple. And to fixate on the tool Strazzante uses would be a disservice to him, and to the collection of 150 pictures inside this hardcover coffee table book.

How to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS

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This is a screenshot of the original iTunes, on an iPad.
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There are very few iOS tasks that still require a Mac. One of those is getting your own ringtones onto your iPhone. You can buy them, but you can’t add a downloaded ringtone onto your iPhone without hooking up to iTunes. Or can you? GarageBand on iOS lets you save your own creations as ringtones, to be used immediately. Here’s how.

Lounge Dock charging stand for Apple Watch adjusts to you

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Just Mobile's Lounge Dock is an eye-catching adjustable charging stand that will take pride of place on any desktop or bedside table.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

We love great design in all its forms — especially when that form is a cute and compact charging stand for Apple Watch. Just Mobile again hits all the marks in fusing function and design with its adjustable-angle charging stand, the Lounge Dock.

Just Mobile continues to impress us with its great Apple-centric accessories, and is well-known as a company who’s ethos is great design. We’re excited to feature the Lounge Dock in our Watch Store alongside Just Mobile’s TimeStand and HoverDock.

Jump on this Black Friday deal for a massive bundle of Mac apps feat. PDF Expert [Deals]

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Don't miss on this eight Mac app bundle, featuring PDF Expert and Roxio Toast.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

That’s right, it’s almost time for Black Friday to roll around again. This year, forget facing the long, bleak lines at department stores. Instead, you can bring a truckload of new apps to your Mac with the click of a button, including award-winning Mac app–PDF Expert 2.2.