Hands-on with the TimePorter Travel Case for Apple Watch [Unboxing]


This gorgeous capsule is both a case and a stand.
Photo: Twelve South

Traveling with Apple Watch is a fairly simple affair: strap on your watch and go. Traveling with all the extra accessories, however, is a serious pain in the butt.

There’s that 6-foot charging cable, for one, which always manages to get tangled up in my bag. Add extra Apple Watch bands and a wall plug, and you’ve got some serious carry, and we haven’t even mentioned dealing with the watch when you aren’t wearing it.

Twelve South has an answer to this conundrum, and it’s called TimePorter. And, Cult of Mac’s Nadine Kahney unboxes this great little case before our very eyes. 

Apple Watch fall detection might get you arrested


The Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection feature can distinguish between a fall, a trip and a slip.
If you're doing something illegal, you could take a fall for slipping up.
Photo: Apple

An Apple Watch Series 4 can detect if you’ve fallen and automatically call 911 to get your injuries tended to. Or get you arrested, depending on the circumstances.

That’s the warning of privacy watchdogs, who point out that 911 calls invite in more than just emergency medical personnel.

How to find if iPhone XS and Apple Watch 4 are in stock near you


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Avoid lines and find the iPhone of your dreams with this tool.
Photo: Apple

Didn’t get in on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pre-order madness and are now lusting after the best smartphone display ever?

There’s a simple tool on the internet that can save you hours of searching so you get the iPhone you want today. All it takes is setting a few filters and you’ll be alerted as soon as your local store has the new iPhones or Apple Watch Series 4 in stock.

This is how the tool works:

Apple Watch fall detection disabled by default … unless you’re old


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If you’re under 65, fall detection isn’t enabled.
Photo: Apple

Don’t just assume your new Apple Watch Series 4 will be there to help you when you drunkenly fall into a neighbor’s flowerbed on your way home from the bar. If you’re under 65, fall detection is disabled by default.

Here’s how to enable it to ensure your emergency contact knows when you’re in trouble.

Teardown reveals beautiful guts inside Apple Watch Series 4


iFixit Apple Watch 4
As beautiful inside as out.
Photo: iFixit

Steve Jobs famously adopted a “paint the back of the fence” approach when it came to design, making sure that the parts of his computers people didn’t see were every bit as attractive as those they did.

While it might strike some as obsessive levels of perfectionism, it also showcases the fact that Apple really does sweat the little details when it comes to its products. Well, it took a few years, but that same mentality has finally arrived on the Apple Watch — as a new teardown reveals.

Apple Watch Series 4 review: So good it’ll make your heart race


Apple Watch Series 4 Infogram Watch Face
The Series 4 comes with some great new watch faces, like this information-packed Infograph face.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

I have a new best friend. It’s the Apple Watch Series 4. Boy, do I love this miraculous little machine.

The new Apple Watch really is wonderful. As with everything else, speed makes it so much more fluid and seamless. The display is gigantic and awesome! There’s so much technology packed inside, it’s a sci-fi marvel.

I took it for a long bike ride to test it out. Here’s what I found.

Best chargers, stands and cases for Apple Watch Series 4


The Apple Watch Power Bank by Zens is a handy little battery pack for your timepiece.
Photo: Zens

If you’ve managed to order Apple Watch Series 4 last night, you’re going to need something to fire up your stunning new band.

From pocket-sized, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, we’ve got your Series 4 charging needs covered. Some even double as iPhone chargers, or can charge several Apple devices simultaneously.

Check out Cult of Mac’s reviewed and recommended lineup of the best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 4.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Set up your new iPhone XS the right way


There's a right way to set up your iPhone. These iPhone setup tips will help.
There's a right way to set up your iPhone. These tips will help.
Image: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: If you’re one of the smiling Apple fans who picked up an iPhone XS or XS Max today, use these tips to ensure you get everything up and running optimally.

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

Belkin’s gorgeous dock charges iPhone XS and Apple Watch with style


This is one of the prettiest docks we've ever seen.
Photo: Belkin

iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 owners looking for the perfect chargers to both of their new devices just got a lot of love from Belkin with a dock that works on both iPhones and Apple Watch.

Belkin introduced its new BoostUp wireless charging dock for iPhone + Apple Watch today that not only keeps your new tech juiced up, but it’s also so pretty you won’t be ashamed to have it on full display in your house.

Here’s another angle:

Tim Cook greets customers at Palo Alto Apple Store


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Tim Cook shook hands with customers at the Palo Alto Apple Store.
Screenshot: CNBC

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Apple Store employees in Palo Alto, Calif. this morning to greet customers as they arrived to purchase the latest Apple Watch or iPhone.

This is a fall tradition for Cook, who stood outside the door to be the first to greet and shake hands with customers as they came through the door.