Protective case pairs 2021 Siri Remote with an AirTag so you can’t lose it


Pair your Siri Remote with an AirTag
Before your Siri Remote goes missing, make sure you can track it.
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Forever losing your new Siri Remote for Apple TV? You should probably do something about that — like wrapping yours in this protective silicone case from Elago that also has room for an AirTag.

Priced at under $15, the R5 case keeps your sleek and slender remote in tip-top condition, and allows it to be easily tracked when it goes missing. It also makes your remote more comfortable to hold onto.

Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

Apple TV can’t match Amazon and Roku in popularity


Apple's new Apple TV 4K with redesigned Siri Remote
It's ahead of Chromecast, though.
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Apple TV (the hardware, not the streaming service) makes up around 12.5% of set-top boxes in a very fragmented marketplace, according to analysis from Parks Associates.

That lags behind Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV Box, which currently stand neck-and-neck. Nonetheless, Apple TV ranks a few percentage points ahead of Google’s Chromecast. Back in 2017, Chromecast came in ahead of Apple TV. And, as recently as 2018 and 2019, the two remained competitive.

Last chance: Save on stellar iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch accessories in our Fourth of July sale


Juuk polished Revo
Save on the stunning polished Revo from Juuk, and lots, lots more.
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The Cult of Mac Store just kicked off its big Fourth of July sale, offering 15% off all items when you spend $50 or more.

Take your pick from some of the best iPhone, iPad and AirPods cases, stands, Apple Watch bands and more — all hand-picked and approved by members of the Cult of Mac team.

The offer ends today, so enjoy it while you can!

Get $9 off Apple’s seriously upgraded Siri Remote — the first discount we’ve seen


Apple TV Siri Remote sale: You don't need to buy the cow to get the milk. Or something.
You don't need to buy the cow to enjoy the sweet cream. Or something.
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You can get the best part of this year’s Apple TV update — the totally redesigned Siri Remote — at a healthy $9 off from Verizon Wireless right now. It’s the first discount we’ve seen on the new Apple TV remote, and it drops the price to just $49.99 with free shipping.

By buying the remote separately, current Apple TV owners gain major benefits while avoiding the big (and mostly pointless) investment in the pricey new set-top box. And you don’t need to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber to jump on this hot deal, either.

Apple TV+ originals earn 25 Daytime Emmy Award nominations


Apple TV+ picks up Daytime Emmy Award nominations
Stillwater is one of six shows that are nominated.
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Apple has landed a combined 25 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Apple TV+ originals.

Ghostwriter, Helpsters, Long Way Up and others have been recognized in the Children’s & Animation and Lifestyle categories. Winners will be announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on July 17 and July 18, 2021.

How to get a month of Paramount+ free via Apple TV


Get a month of Paramount+ free through Apple TV.
Get a month of Paramount+ free through Apple TV.
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Apple TV users can get a free month of Paramount+, the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access, Apple said Monday in a tweet.

The trial offer, running now through June 30, is available to new Paramount+ subscribers in the United States when they sign up through the Apple TV app. As not all free trial offers on Apple TV last a full month, this is a good one. Here’s how to jump on it and watch Paramount+ originals like Star Trek: Picard and Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. The streaming service also offers movies from the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises.

Silicone case makes Apple TV’s new Siri Remote even more awesome


Elago 2021 Apple TV Siri Remote R1 Intelli Case: This silicone case will keep your new Apple TV remote safe.
This new silicone case will keep your new Apple TV remote safe.
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If the stark aluminum chassis of the new Siri Remote leaves you cold, a stylish new silicone case from Elago could warm your heart.

It’s not only about making the Apple TV remote more comfortable in your hands, though. The R1 Intelli Case packs a trick or two. And it comes in any color you want — as long as that color is “black as Steve Jobs’ turtleneck.”