Three ways to upgrade your mobile audio, and more [Week’s Best Deals]


This week's best deals include three top shelf audio upgrades and lessons in one of the office's most-used applications.
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Here’s hoping everybody’s summer is rolling along nicely. This week at the Cult of Mac Store, we’ve got three personal audio upgrades that can help dial in the summer vibes. Because some people are still thinking about their work, we’ve also got a pair of courses in Excel. That’s a skill that looks good on any resume. Everything is available at a major discount – read on for more details:

Make your Mac sound better than ever [Deals]


Boom 3D for Mac
This app can add a surprising level of depth to your common Mac speakers and headphones
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It’s a common joke to say that our Mac’s built-in speakers sound better than you’d expect. They actually don’t, but we do consume a lot of music on our Macs, and especially with Macbooks. Listening through built-in speakers or earpods can feel limiting as far as audio quality.

Father’s Day gift guide: 9 ways to make Dad’s day


Any of these great gifts will make Dad's day.
It's time to get serious about getting Dad a great gift for Father's Day.
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Tick tock! Time’s running out to find the perfect gift for your Dad! Let Cult of Mac’s Father’s Day gift guide take all the hassle out of shopping for pops.

From Apple and audio gear to outdoorsy stuff that will be sure to bring a smile, we’ve rounded up thoughtful gifts at price points high, low and in between to make Father’s Day gift-hunting as painless as possible.

One Ruggedized UE BOOM Bluetooth Speaker is Cool, But Two Gets You Stereo Sound




It’s unlikely that the Jawbone Jambox will be shoved off its throne anytime soon; not necessarily because it’s the best-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker out there, but because it was here first, and it made a huge splash (in part because, yes, it sounds pretty good).

But I were to bet on a challenger, I might put my money on the smart new UE Boom. Not only is it ruggedized against drops and splashes, but it’s armed with two very unusual tricks.

Boom 1.4 Update Promises To Deliver All The Features You’ve Been Requesting


A sneak peek at Boom 1.4 for Mac OS X.
A sneak peek at Boom 1.4 for Mac OS X.

Boom, a terrific utility for Mac OS X that boosts system volume well above Apple’s default limit, is set to receive a new update that promises to deliver all of the features and improvements that Boom users have been asking for. That includes scroll gestures for those running Snow Leopard and Lion, the ability to access functions from the status bar icon, and more.

Deals.CultofMac’s Winter 2011 Mac Phenom Bundle Expires Today – Get It Before It’s Gone




We’ve had some great response to the Winter 2011 Mac Phenom Bundle over the past week. We’re really happy to see so many readers enjoying the apps. As a reminder to all those who have been debating whether or not to purchase the bundle, the deal ends tonight at 11PM PST, so get it while you can!

The Holiday season is here, and you can get all your holiday shopping done while sitting in your pajamas sippin’ eggnog in front of your computer screen. With the Winter 2011 Phenom Bundle you can either gift individual apps from your own bundle, or better yet, get the entire lineup for your friends and family! We’re really excited to be able to bring you 11 amazing apps for a tasty price of $50. Individually these little gems would cost a total of $486, but we’ve been able to negotiate a great deal for you just in time for the holidays.

This great bundle of Mac OS X apps includes:

Nisus Writer Pro
Motion Composer
Tidy Up!
MacGourmet Deluxe
Remote Buddy

Here’s Your Chance to Win a Free Winter 2011 Mac Phenom Bundle [Giveaway]


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Have you checked out the sweet bundle of apps that we’ve scored over on The package includes 11 awesome Mac OS X apps for a crazy price of $50 (retail value of $486). The bundle is filled with goodies that will make the Holidays on your Mac a ton of fun – I’m personally a fan of PhotoStyler and TidyUp. With the Winter 2011 Phenom Bundle you can either gift individual apps from your own bundle or better yet, get the entire lineup for your friends and family!

This weekend we’re giving away three bundles of the Winter 2011 Mac Phenom Bundle for free so that three of our lucky readers can have some extra Christmas cheer. Entering the giveaway only takes a few seconds, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.

Here’s How To Enter: