Celebrate Labor Day with huge savings in our Watch Store!

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Save up to 40 percent on a beautiful selection of Apple Watch bands from a collection of our favorite vendors.
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Summer’s almost over, but our biggest sale ever is going strong for Labor Day weekend. Today is your opportunity to find amazing savings on beautiful Apple Watch bands in our Watch Store!

Save 20 to 40 percent on bands in leather, stainless steel, ostrich, stingray and more. We’ve rounded up some of your favorite domestic and international brands for this special sale, including Form Function Form, Clessant, Strapple, Juuk, Meridio, Ullu, Bucardo and OleksynPrannyk.

Check out our Watch Store today for the start of a long weekend of screaming deals!

Cult of Mac Magazine: Podcasting 101, iOS beta 4 changes, Juuk’s Rainbow Apple Watch band and more!

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One thing that sets apart the amateurs from the professionals is good content, but the other is production values.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, amateur podcaster and video-tutorial creator, Chris Ward, shares what he’s learned, along with recommendations on the hardware, software and techniques to get you started podcasting using your Mac.

We’ve got video of iOS 11 beta 4 changes, and how the flashlight mode on iPhone helped a photographer light the simulated workspace of European astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Check out the long-awaited Rainbow Apple Watch Band from Juuk, and more.  Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Embellish your wrist with an Indonesian batik Apple Watch band [Review]

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Clessant's Batik Apple Watch Bands are a beautiful blend of ancient Indonesian art, batik, and French leather-making. Available in red or blue.
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Make your Apple Watch your own with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take.

The Batik Strap from French company Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can take a look at it now in Cult of Mac’Watch Store.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Test-drive iOS 11 beta 3 and more

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Apple's iOS 11 beta 3 adds new iPad multitasking features, Siri upgrades and more in this week's Cult of Mac Magazine!
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iOS 11 beta 3 is out for developers, and we’ve got a rundown of all the new features and changes. Check out reviews, tips and how-to’s on Apple’s latest release.

In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find that story and more. Learn how to capture and edit digital photos at a professional level. And, check out stunning iPhone photos of The Golden City from Burton Rast’s Shapes of San Francisco. Get your free subscription from iTunes. Or, read on for this week’s top stories.

Luxurious leather makes this Apple Watch band feel buttery-smooth [Review]

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Barenia leather, traditionally used for Hermès saddles, makes this Clessant band soft yet strong.
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Best List: Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch Band

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to beat basic black. However, sometimes you want a little something extra — a design that adds subtle interest without going over the top. The Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch band does the trick, thanks to fine off-white stitching that looks almost like racing stripes.

Celebrate Memorial Day with huge Watch Store sale! [Watch Store]

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We've selected many of our best brands for this sale including Bucardo, Clessant, JUUK, Just Mobile and many more!
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Memorial Day weekend is no exception to the epic sales typically found on holiday weekends. In addition to a little R&R, why not spend a minute treating yourself to some great scores for Apple Watch?

Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale will offer 20 percent off the majority of our vendors. You’ll find great discounts on some of our most popular brands for Apple Watch straps, chargers and stands. Some of these vendors include: Bucardo, Juuk, Just Mobile, Strapple, Clessant and many more.

Sale ends next, so check out these stellar discounts while they last, and check out some of our featured brands below:

Cult of Mac Magazine: Music Memos app, Activating iOS Mail’s hidden folders, Huge Watch Store sale, and more!

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Your weekend reading is here! Check out Cult of Mac Magazine's latest issue for all the latest on Music Memos, screaming deals, monochromatic Mac setups, and more.
Your weekend reading is here! Check out Cult of Mac Magazine's latest issue for all the latest on Music Memos, screaming deals, monochromatic Mac setups, and more.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we show you how to use Apple’s Music Memos app to record your musical ideas as well as how to hook a guitar up to your iPhone and rock out.

Learn about Tekserve’s impressive Apple computer artifact collection which is now on display in a museum in the Ukraine —  at the headquarters of software developer MacPaw.

Check out Cult of Mac Watch Store’s first major sale on Apple Watch straps! Enjoy 20 percent off great brands including Meridio, Strapple, Nyloon and more!

Here are this week’s top stories.

Embellish your Apple Watch with one-of-a-kind batik strap [Watch Store]

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Clessant's Blue Batik Strap is a beautiful blend of ancient Indonesian art, batik, and French leather-making.
Photo: Clessant

Make Apple’s most personal device as unique as you are with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The exotic Batik Strap for Apple Watch from Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can get ahold of it now in Cult of Mac’s new Watch Store!

Meet Instagram’s biggest Apple Watch band fan

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A sampling of Ryan Verbeek's ever-growing Apple Watch band collection.
A sampling of Ryan Verbeek's ever-growing Apple Watch band collection.
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Cult of Mac 2.0 bugRyan Verbeek is fashionable enough as he moves about Holland’s oldest city, but he says his style is not likely to draw much attention. His friends and more than 51,000 followers on Instagram beg to differ and are always curious about one detail — the band Verbeek is wearing with his Apple Watch.

The 17-year-old student has a collection of nearly 40 bands that he routinely switches out depending on his mood or wardrobe. His enthusiasm has gained him Instagram fame, free bands from companies hoping he will model them for his social media account, and a deal to collaborate with a French company to design a couple of bands.