iOS 13’s best secret features [Cult of Mac Magazine 310]

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iOS 13's best secret features.
These great iOS 13 features fly under the radar.
Cover: Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac

Little tweaks can be a big deal. When Apple showcased the top-level changes coming soon to iPad and iPhone, these secret iOS 13 features flew below the radar. Find out why we like them — and see them in action in our video walkthrough.

Get in on the iOS 13 goodness in this week’s totally free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Elsewhere in our iOS mag, you’ll find an Apple Card review and plenty of Apple-oriented how-tos. (If you prefer to read in your browser, you’ll find the stories linked below.)

7 things Apple should steal from Samsung [Cult of Mac Magazine 309]

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7 things Apple should steal from Samsung, in Cult of Mac Magazine No. 309.
It's time for Apple to copy Samsung (by copying Samsung).
Cover: Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac

Sure, Samsung showed off some clunky ideas this week during its Galaxy Note 10 showcase. But some of Samsung’s new features got us hoping Apple adds them soon to iPhones and MacBooks. It’s high time Apple does what Samsung always does: Copy the best features!

Find out what we liked in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. In it, you also will find an assortment of Apple news (the latest on Apple Card and iPhone batteries), reviews (AR swim goggles, etc.) and how-tos (mute those calls!).

Grab the iOS version for free and read it on your iPad. Or, alternatively, hit the links below to read in whatever browser you want.

Apple’s big earnings surprises [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 308]

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Find out about Apple's big earnings surprises in Cult of Mac Magazine No. 308
We learned something! (A few things, actually.)
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple’s record-breaking revenues weren’t the biggest surprise in this week’s earnings call. Usually tight-lipped Apple execs Tim Cook and Luca Maestri actually uncorked a few shocking revelations!

Read all about it in this week’s totally free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Grab the iOS version now to enjoy it on your iPad, or hit the links below to read in your browser.

You’ll also find plenty of other Apple news, analysis and opinion, including a call for transparency in the wake of Siri’s eavesdropping problem. Plus, we’ve got product reviews and how-tos — like one on cleaning the lint from your filthy iPhone.

Apple Lisa, transformed! [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 307]

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Apple Lisa, transformed! Cult of Mac Magazine No. 307
A vintage Apple Lisa computer gets a modern makeover and more.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

An Apple fan who turned a broken Lisa computer into a powerful machine explains how he dragged the vintage machine into the 21st century in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine.

Grab the free mag now to learn all about John McLearan’s unique passion project. In addition to the cover story, you’ll get the best Apple news and opinion of the week. Plus, product reviews and how-tos with a distinctly Apple focus. (Want to read in your browser instead? Get all the top headlines below.)

To the moon! iPhone vs. Apollo Guidance Computer [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 306]

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A single iPhone dwarfs the Apollo Guidance Computer's processing power.
A single iPhone dwarfs the Apollo Guidance Computer's processing power.
Photo: NASA. Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Fifty years after the Apollo moon mission, the leaps in mankind’s computing power continue to amaze. For instance, did you know an iPhone could manage 120 million moon missions at once?

Get the story behind that astonishing stat, plus the latest on CarPlay, FaceApp and the likely design of this year’s new iPhones, in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. It’s jam-packed with all the Apple news, reviews and how-tos you can fit into your weekend. (Prefer to read in your browser? Get the headlines below.)

New Macs smackdown! [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 305]

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New Macs smackdown in Cult of Mac Magazine No. 304
Get the latest on the new MacBook lineup.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple just radically simplified its laptop lineup, rolling out great updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (and killing two models). Now the big question is, which Apple laptop is right for you? Here’s our buyer’s guide to the new MacBooks.

Find out what makes these new machines so enticing and different in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Grab it for free from the iOS App Store to enjoy on your iPad. Or read the rest of the best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser by clicking on the headlines below.

Apple revs up CarPlay at last in iOS 13 [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 303]

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Apple revs up CarPlay - Cult of Mac Magazine
CarPlay moves into the fast lane in iOS 13.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple finally gives CarPlay some love in iOS 13, adding loads of new features and a much better user interface. The long-overdue upgrade shifts Apple’s in-car platform into high gear at last.

Find out everything new in CarPlay in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Download it now from the iOS App Store. Or read the rest of the best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser by clicking on the headlines below.

Jony Ive and the ‘fiddle factor’ [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 303]

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The "fiddle factor" is the tactile magic of Apple design.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

What will Apple miss most as design chief Jony Ive spacewalks out of the spaceship campus? We think it’s the “fiddle factor” he injected into all his best Apple design.

Find out all about this tactile innovation in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS. We’ve got the lowdown on Ive’s exit — and the elusive “>Evans Hankey, the woman who will lead Apple’s famous Industrial Design studio going forward.

If you prefer to read in a browser, you can find links to the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos below.

What’s new in iOS 13 beta 2 [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 302]

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What's new in iOS 13 beta 2? Find out in Cult of Mac Magazine.
We dug through the latest iOS 13 beta so you wouldn't have to.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

If you’re not ready to chance running the latest iOS 13 beta on your daily driver, let Cult of Mac take the risk for you. We found some great new features in iOS 13 beta 2 — along with some neat fixes and plenty of rough edges.

Find out what we liked (and what we didn’t) in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS. Or hit the links for the usual roundup of top Apple news, reviews and how-tos.

Mind games: How Apple sells us on high prices [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 301]

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Did you fall for Apple's psychological trick?
Did you fall for it?
Photo: meo/Pexels CC; Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

If the sky-high price of Apple’s new Pro Display XDR didn’t slap you silly, you probably fell for a clever psychological trick Cupertino often uses. (Either that or you know the actual cost of high-end reference monitors.)

Get the lowdown on Apple’s pricing mind game in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS. Or read on to get the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser. We’re serving up a heaping helping of iOS 13 insight along with some fresh product reviews.