25 Apple Watch-inspired gifts for every type of dad [Save 10%]

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Cult of Mac Watch Store's Father's Day gift guide takes all the hassle out of shopping for pops.
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If Dad wears Apple Watch, Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Father’s Day gift guide gives him what he wants.

We’ve rounded up Apple Watch bands and accessories at price points high, low and in between. Use this code at checkout for 10 percent off your purchase: DAD2018

Get the ‘Netflix of Mac apps’ for just $6 a month [Deals]

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This Mac app subscription service removes a lot of the headache of shopping for software and keeping them up to date.
This Mac app subscription service removes a lot of the headache of shopping for software and keeping them up to date.
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Browsing the App Store can feel like staring into an endless abyss. With so much software to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. So it makes sense that the Netflix-style subscription model has come to offer an alternative to scrolling through an endless stream of apps, prices and reviews.

Cult of Mac Magazine: 6 reasons you should switch to Safari and more!

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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: In iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Safari gets solid improvements that will win you back from Chrome — especially if you value your privacy. But while safeguarding your privacy and security on the web fuels many of Safari’s great new features, there’s much more Safari goodness to anticipate.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 preorders set an impressive record

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The iPhone 4 wound up selling 1.7 million units in its first weekend.
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June 16: Today in Apple history: Apple receives record preorders for iPhone 4 June 16, 2010: Apple reports a massive surge of interest in its upcoming iPhone 4, with 600,000 sales on the first day of preorders.

The company calls the number “far higher” than expected. At the time, it’s the largest number of iPhone preorders Apple has ever taken in a single day. AT&T suffers server problems thanks to the demand — with 10 times the usual traffic on its website. It’s proof positive that Apple is onto a winner!

How to clean your gross, waxy AirPods

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Cleaning your AirPods is easy, and you probably have the tools to do it already.
Cleaning your AirPods is easy, and you probably have the tools to do it already.
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The other day on the metro, I pulled out my AirPods and dropped one on the floor. It bounced over dried and dirty beer stains, and who knows what other filth and bacteria traipsed in on a million passengers’ shoes (and the odd hippie’s bare feet). I gave up on listening to anything on the trip home, and slipped the rescued AirPod back into its case.

Today we’re going to see how to clean AirPods (or any other earbuds). It’s not only hippie toe jam that we have to worry about, either. Because we’re always pushing these things deep into moist holes in our heads, they crust up with earwax and whatever bacteria we have living in our earholes. Happily, cleaning and disinfecting AirPods is not only easy. It’s just about as satisfying as digging a deep-seated booger out of your nose, or picking an almost-healed scab.

You can now preorder accessories for this year’s ‘iPhone XI’

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Please don’t use these names, Apple.
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One retailer has already started taking preorders for new accessories made for this year’s “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Plus.”

Those are the names that will be given to Apple’s new flagships, according to one accessory maker. A more affordable device with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, believed to be called the “iPhone XS,” is also on the way.

We hope for Apple’s sake that these names are inaccurate.

Alto’s Adventure is the perfect zen iPhone game [50 Essential iOS Apps #26]

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Alto's Adventure is the perfect kind of iOS game for passing time on iPhone or iPad
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50 Essential iOS Apps: Alto's Adventure gameGaming on iPhone and iPad has been something that has often gone overlooked. While big name titles haven’t typically made an appearance on iOS Devices, occasionally a game comes to the platform that is both visually amazing and a joy to play. Alto’s Adventure is incredibly fun, surprisingly delightful, and perfectly addictive, making it a rare gem in the iOS game library.

Get everything you need for your dream Raspberry Pi project [Deals]

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This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
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Raspberry Pi is the platform for almost any DIY computing project you can imagine. From home entertainment systems, to robotics, to building your own smart home, it’s a compact processor with vast possibilities. So where do you even begin?

Score a free Super NES Classic [Deals]

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Now's your chance to win a Super NES Classic, loaded with 20 genre-defining games and endless hours of nostalgia.
Now's your chance to win a Super NES Classic, loaded with 20 genre-defining games and endless hours of nostalgia.
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Ah the ’90s, a time when things were simpler, including the video games. Anyone who played SNES has fond memories of dozens of games that are now bona fide classics. Being 16-bit didn’t make them any less fun, which explains the excitement over Nintendo’s Super NES Classic.

It’s a nostalgia-packed gaming machine, and right now you can enter to win a Super NES Classic for free.