iOS 13’s best secret features [Cult of Mac Magazine 310]


iOS 13's best secret features.
These great iOS 13 features fly under the radar.
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Little tweaks can be a big deal. When Apple showcased the top-level changes coming soon to iPad and iPhone, these secret iOS 13 features flew below the radar. Find out why we like them — and see them in action in our video walkthrough.

Get in on the iOS 13 goodness in this week’s totally free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Elsewhere in our iOS mag, you’ll find an Apple Card review and plenty of Apple-oriented how-tos. (If you prefer to read in your browser, you’ll find the stories linked below.)

5 essential data analyst skills (and how to learn them)


Ready to land one of those high-paying data analyst jobs? Learn data analysis skills with these education bundles.
Ready to land one of those high-paying data analyst jobs?
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If you’re reading this, you’re likely well aware of the fact that data analysts are in high demand. With more companies gathering staggering amounts of information — and scrambling to leverage it in their operations — data-savvy professionals are needed to make sense of it all.

Save $10 on this gorgeous Apple Watch stand by Twelve South


Forté is one of the finest stands for Apple Watch.
Photo: Twelve South

Give your beloved Apple Watch one of the prettiest charging stands money can buy and get $10 off for a limited time.

Inspired by the best Apple products, the Twelve South Forté fuses shiny chrome and luxury leather for a positively premium look. And it works with any Apple Watch and any band.

How to turn your old Apple devices into quick cash


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Your aging Apple tech could be worth a small fortune.
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Brand new Apple devices are right around the corner, with big refreshes for the iPhone, iPad Pro, and more expected this fall. If you’re planning to upgrade, it’s time to start thinking about selling your existing devices for some upgrade cash.

Your aging Apple gadgets could be worth a small fortune — and Cult of Mac wants to buy them! We typically pay more than other trade-in services, and we won’t leave you waiting forever for your money.

How to get around with Apple Maps’ Look Around in iOS 13


Look around on iPad
Look Around is like GTA, only you can't steal cars or murder people.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Look Around is Apple’s answer to Google’s Street View, and it’s about a zillion times better — if your area has coverage, that is. Look Around is just getting started, and covers very few places. Street View, on the other hand, is available for pretty much anywhere, including underwater, up mountains and on hiking trails.

Why is Look Around better? Well, it’s faster, for one. And it just looks nicer. The images are super-high-resolution and full-screen. Using it on a 13-inch iPad Pro feels like taking a virtual street tour of a neighborhood.

Save on the newest iPad Pro, 5K iMac [Deals & Steals]


It's time to upgrade your iPad.
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Upgrade to the newest iPad Pro and save up to $120 for a limited time only at B&H Photo. The retailer currently has a number of 11- and 12.9-inch models available at a reduced rate — but you’ll need to move quickly.

You will also find a whopping $700 off the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, and $20 off the newest Amazon Echo Dot in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. Plus, you can get Anker’s excellent Soundcore Ace A1 Bluetooth speaker for just $12.99!

Convert almost any surface into an adjustable standing desk [Deals]


WOM Height Adjustable Tabletop Standing Desk Converter
This sturdy stand can turn any desk or tabletop into an adjustable standing desk.
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Many of us spend tons of time at the computer. That’s bad for your neck, back, wrists — pretty much every part of your body — so it’s no wonder standing desks are catching on. Unfortunately, they often prove super-expensive. However, there’s another way.

Insider iPhone 11 leaks, plus the pros and cons of Apple Card! This week, on The CultCast


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Some big changes may be coming to iPhone...
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This week on The CultCast: A Foxconn insider spills big iPhone 11 secrets. Plus: the pros and cons of Apple Card, and Apple’s new maps start rolling out across the country. And finally, a strange twist in the MoviePass story unveils the unbelievable shenanigans the company pulled to stayed in business — and they are far worse than we ever imagined!

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Today in Apple history: PowerBook 165 becomes Apple’s most affordable laptop


PowerBook 165 was Apple's most affordable laptop.
A less-remembered PowerBook, but an important one.
Photo: Miguel Durán/Wikipedia CC

August 16: Today in Apple history: PowerBook 165 becomes Apple's most affordable laptop August 16, 1993: Apple ships the PowerBook 165, a lower-cost grayscale version of the PowerBook 165c, which was the company’s first laptop to offer a color display.

The new model lacks the most attention-grabbing feature of the 165c, but it also brings its own claim to fame. The PowerBook 165 is Apple’s most affordable laptop yet.