Cult of Mac Magazine: 5 things Apple needs to fix in iOS 12, and more!


In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine, we give you five things that should be at the top of Apple's repair list for iPhone X.
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Apparently, we can forget about big new features for iOS 12, as Apple is reportedly focused on “addressing performance and quality issues” in 2018. But, this is great news! Cult of Mac Magazine shows you five things that should rise to the top of Cupertino’s fix-it list.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Graham Bower explains why it sucks when fitness apps don’t share your workout data with Apple, while Apple confirms HomePod’s supported audio sources. And, discover how to make Mac’s Launchpad useful again. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Huge Memorial Day sale at Watch Store, macOS 10.13 update, Google Assistant vs. Siri, and more!



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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we give you our wish list for macOS 10.13, which will be introduced by Apple in two weeks at the WWDC.

Take advantage of our massive Memorial Day weekend sale at Watch Store, where we offer 20 percent off a large selection of Apple Watch bands an chargers from top name brands: JUUK, Clessant, Form Function Form, Just Mobile, Jack Foster and more. Sale starts today, so get shopping!

Here are this week’s top stories.

Apple Watch goes retro with Bucardo lockets [Watch Store]


Bucardo’s Pendulum Collection aims to resurrect vintage classics like lockets and pocket watches, and transform them into wearable tech.
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The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Ladies, take notice! The Silver Constellation Locket by Bucardo is a new way to wear Apple Watch, bucking current trends by melding vintage style and tech.

And, sometimes fashion precedes functionality — in wearing this beautiful locket, the sensors on the rear of the Apple Watch obviously won’t be in contact with the skin, yet it’s such a unique and beautiful accessory that, for me at least, I’ll make an exception. It’s a watch hidden in a necklace. Let’s take a look.

Bucardo takes Apple Watch from band to necklace


Wear your Apple Watch in a unique way with the brand-new Silver Tassel Charm Necklace by Bucardo.
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Note: If ordering for Valentine’s Day, the cut off date is Friday, February 6!

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Bucardo has taken this idea to new levels with its elegant lockets and pocket watches for Apple Watch. We’re excited (and highly curious) to see what Watch Store customers think of Bucardo’s latest creative way to wear Apple Watch — via charm necklace. Ladies, take notice!

Sometimes fashion meets functionality — in wearing these well-made charm necklaces, the Apple Watch is still clearly visible, incorporating itself into the necklace itself. It’s a unique and aesthetically appealing way to showcase and use your wearable. And, with Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, Bucardo’s Charm Necklaces make the perfect, original gift for your favorite tech-lover. Check them out.

Welcome to the Cult of Mac Watch Store


Cult of Mac Watch Store
The Cult of Mac Watch Store is a curated collection of the finest Apple Watch accessories.
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The Cult of Mac Watch Store just opened for business, offering a carefully curated selection of Apple Watch accessories — just in time for all your holiday shopping needs.

Whether you’re looking for luxe leather and steel bands or clutter-killing stands, our shiny new online store showcases nothing but the best Apple Watch accessories. You’ll find quality goods that let you put your personal stamp on your Apple Watch, all at fair prices.

Save 20 percent on these retro pocket watches for Apple Watch [Father’s Day]


The union of nostalgia and high-tech makes for a brand-new way to wear Apple Watch.
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We’ve got some dapper pocket watches for Apple Watch, and they’re on sale this Father’s Day at 20 percent off.

These dazzling stainless steel Bucardo Pinstripe Pocket Watches bring a bit of retro styling and a totally different way to wear Apple Watch.

If you’re looking for something totally unique, just like dad, grab one today at these great prices.