Buying used Macs on eBay is YouTube gold [Cult of Mac Magazine 332]

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Luke Miani might be eBay's ultimate Mac bargain hunter.
Luke Miani might be eBay's ultimate Mac bargain hunter.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Luke Miani isn’t afraid to take a header when it comes to buying used Macs on eBay. He’ll scoop up piles of Apple laptops in various states of disrepair, then swap out parts or fix them up as needed. His ultimate goal? Scoring a sweet deal — and dishing out some serious knowledge.

Miani dutifully documents his eBay adventures, then shares the fruits of his labor with a growing audience on YouTube. We talked with Miani about his operation, and you can get the scoop in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Also inside: All the latest Apple news, plus helpful how-tos for iPhone, iPad and AirPods Pro owners.

Setting the best Move Goal in Apple Watch [Cult of Mac Magazine 329]

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Get moving with the perfect Move Goal.

The Move Goal on your Apple Watch is a tricky beast. Set it too low, and it’s just not challenging enough. Set too high and it’ll be demotivating. So how do you pick the perfect Move Goal on Apple Watch?

Add that to a new dummy iPhone 12 that may be a sneak peek at next year’s device, and timely advice on setting up a new iPhone or erasing Apple devices before returning them to a store. It’s all in this week’s free Cult of Mac Magazine, along with reviews of a retro keyboard-speaker-combo and the week’s best new apps.

Download your free issue now to enjoy it on your iPad, or read the stories in any browser below.

10 things you didn’t know about iPhone [Cult of Mac Magazine 328]

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iPhone trivia: Bet you didn't know all 10 of these iPhone facts.
Bet you didn't know all 10 of these iPhone facts.

Even if you’re a die-hard Apple fan, there’s still plenty you most likely don’t know about the company’s most popular product. Get ready to wow all of your Apple-loving in-laws over the holidays with 10 things you (probably) don’t know about the iPhone.

Beyond the iPhone trivia, we’ve got a bumper crop of Apple tips and how-tos in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Things like how to find AirPods Pro in time for Christmas, how to add music to your Mac in a post-iTunes world and more. Download your free issue now to enjoy it on your iPad, or read the stories in any browser below.

All about that crazy new Mac Pro! [Cult of Mac Magazine 327]

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It's a Mac. For pros? What else is there to say? (Plenty, actually.)
It's a Mac. For pros. What else is there to say? (Plenty, actually.)
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

The 2019 Mac Pro: It’s a powerhouse workstation that looks like a cheese grater. And it’s the most upgradeable Apple computer in years. But you’ll pay for all that computing muscle: It starts at $5,999 and pairs with a Pro Display XDR, which starts at $4,999. Maxed-out, this monster costs an eye-watering $53,000. Even adding wheels costs $400. Still, it’s not the most expensive Mac ever — not by a long shot!

Find out more in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. You’ll also get — for free! — the rest of this week’s top Apple news stories, plus plenty of reviews and how-tos. Grab it now (or get the stories in your browser below).

Also, don’t miss your shot at winning one of 10 copies of Leander Kahney and David Pierini’s new book, The Cult of Mac, Second Edition. Enter our giveaway now! (The book’s also available now for preorder, just in case you don’t win.)

Get intense! Amp up Apple Watch workouts with HIIT [Cult of Mac Magazine 326]

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Crank up the intensity! Learn how to log HIIT workouts on Apple Watch.
Crank up the intensity! Learn how to log HIIT workouts on Apple Watch.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is all the rage these days. Proponents say it delivers many of the benefits of a much longer workout — but in short, sharp bursts. If you want to fast-track your fitness, your Apple Watch can help.

Find out how to log interval-training workouts in this week’s totally free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. It’s filled with MacBook tips, product reviews and a surprising number of wild iPhone rumors. Download it now (or get the stories in your browser below).

Thinking different: Inside the new Cult of Mac book [Cult of Mac Magazine 325]

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Peek inside the new book Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition.
Peek inside the new book Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

When tasked with designing The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition, Derek Yee asked himself why there weren’t any books about Macs that looked like MacBooks. Then he cooked up a grand design that pays homage to awesome Apple products.

The new book, by Leander Kahney and David Pierini, is a follow-up to the original. It’s filled with all-new stories and photos of the Apple fans who never stop thinking different. (And it’s available now for preorder from Amazon.)

Get a sneak peek inside the book, along with the rest of the week’s top Apple news, reviews and how-tos, in your free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro, reviewed! [Cult of Mac Magazine 324]

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The 16-inch MacBook Pro review is in!
Our 16-inch MacBook Pro review is in!
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Remember that butterfly keyboard we hated? All is forgiven, Apple, thanks to that gorgeous new MacBook Pro we’re swooning over.

Or almost all. Our reviewer likes the laptop’s Magic Keyboard and loves the Touch Bar (shocker!). But there’s one thing that could be better. You’ll need to read Charlie Sorrel’s 16-inch MacBook Pro review to find out the one feature he’s not a fan of.

Get his loving critique, plus plenty of other MacBook Pro news, in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Grab it from the App Store and enjoy it on your iPad. You’ll also find the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your free mag (and below).

16-inch MacBook Pro is here at last! [Cult of Mac Magazine 323]

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We've been waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Now the 16-inch MacBook Pro is here!
We've been waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple unleashed the 16-inch MacBook Pro this week, delivering a powerful beast of a machine that answers many of our prayers. That butterfly keyboard? Gone, replaced with a Magic Keyboard. And those thermal throttling problems? Supposedly fixed forever.

Sure, we found a couple of not-so-happy surprises. But all in all, we feel just a little bit giddy. Find out all the reasons why in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. You can download it free from the iOS App Store. As always, it’s jammed full of Apple news, reviews and how-tos.

The great MacBook disaster [Cult of Mac Magazine 322]

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MacBook disaster: Can Cupertino fix this sorry state of affairs?
Can Cupertino fix the sorry state of the MacBook?
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

That butterfly keyboard. Those missing ports. The annoying lack of easy upgrades. Cult of Mac’s Charlie Sorrel makes a good case that the current MacBook lineup is a disaster. Can Apple turn it around?

Get his take (as well as his list of the top MacBook alternatives) in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. You’ll also get plenty of Apple news, reviews and how-tos — all for free.

AirPods Pro: Go pro or go home [Cult of Mac Magazine 321]

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With AirPods Pro, the original AirPods just got far better.
Yep. AirPods just got better.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

With AirPods Pro, Apple makes us oddly happy about shelling out for an upgrade. In fact, the new high-end wireless earbuds feel like a steal at $250. You might even say they’re fandabbydosey. (Our fearless leader Leander did. In fact, he can’t stop raving about AirPods Pro.)

Immerse yourself in our reviews and early impressions of one the most exciting Apple products in recent memory in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine. We also packed the issue full of how-tos for AirPods Pro and other Apple products. Plus, you’ll get the latest Apple news (including the lowdown on the just-launched Apple TV+ streaming service).

Get the iOS mag free from the App Store. And don’t forget to enter our latest, greatest giveaway. Enter to win an iPhone 11, AirPods and a custom Belkin charging pad.