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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.

Get a jaw-dropping deal on a mind-blowing camera [Deals]


This is the light-field camera you're looking for
This is the light-field camera you're looking for
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Thanks to the Illum, we may need to reconsider what the word “picture” means. Lytro’s game-changing camera takes “living images” that can be refocused and explored in 3-D, like some kind of precursor to a hologram.

As a light-field camera, the Illum does this by capturing the direction of every ray of light in an image, an advanced new imaging technology that’s being put to amazing use in creating virtual reality experiences. We’re thrilled to offer a Cult of Mac exclusive on the Lytro Illum for just $339.99 — that’s almost $1,000 off list price!

Get Close To Nature With Olympus’s “Nature Macro” Lens & PEN E-PM2 Camera [Review]



We checked out Olympus‘s gorgeous new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm f/2.8 “Nature Macro” lens, along with this fall’s additional release to the Japanese company’s excellent PEN series cameras, the PEN E-PM2 ($599). This new PEN compact system digital camera will please both experienced and neophyte photographers alike.

One truly great feature of these PEN series cameras is the highly responsive touch shutter release, which instantly autofocuses on the tapped area of the camera’s high-resolution 3″ LCD screen and captures. It’s amazing, allowing intricate images of even the smallest close-up subjects at lightning-fast speeds.

Can I Use an Old Mac to Get Pictures Off an iPhone? [Ask MacRx]



Apple is all about the cutting edge, but in the real world people use older computers that may not have the latest and greatest software. Here’s how to use an old Mac with a new iPhone:

My mom is about to get an iPhone for the first time. She has an older iMac that only supports Leopard, no Snow Leopard or Lion, so she cannot sync with her pc at home. The new iOS 5 allows her to get an iPhone that does not need to sync to a pc. How can she get her photos off her new iPhone 4S onto her existing iMac to load into iPhoto? Will the iMac recognize the device as a camera source even if otherwise unsupported by her version of Leopard and iTunes?