How to get free McDonald’s fries using your iPhone


McDonald’s Fries
Mmmm, feeling hungry?
Photo: McDonald’s

Tomorrow is National French Fry Day and McDonald’s is celebrating by giving away these golden delicious treats every Friday for the rest of July. The fast-food chain has partnered with Apple Pay on this promotion so you’ll need to make the purchase with your iPhone.


With VideoProc, you can process video quickly and easily.
VideoProc is an all-in-one video-processing tool for editing, adjusting and converting HD video.
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With MacX DVD Ripper Pro, your old DVDs don't need to languish.
Don't let your old DVDs languish.
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Enter to win 6 indestructible iPhone XS Max cases [Instagram Giveaway]


Worth a whopping $200-plus, this bulletproof bundle could be yours for free in our iPhone XS Max cases giveaway.
Worth a whopping $200-plus, this bulletproof bundle could be yours for free.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

You know what time it is! ‘Tis the season of giving (aka treating yo’self).

To keep our promise of gifting tons of top-notch iPhone cases, we’re kicking off December with another Instagram giveaway.

The iPhone XS and XR case giveaways were a smash hit. Now, it’s finally time for the iPhone XS Max case bundle. Cult of Mac hand-picked six wicked cases from UAG, Just Mobile, Encased and Caudabe. Plus we’re throwing in a super-tough 3D tempered-glass screen protector.

Start swimming with Apple Watch [Cult of Mac Magazine]


What are you waiting for? Time to jump in and start swimming with Apple Watch!
What are you waiting for? Time to jump in!
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

A trip to the pool — with your Apple Watch on your wrist — is the perfect way to burn off those Thanksgiving carbs. Our quick guide to swimming with Apple Watch will give you key pointers to maximize your watery workout.

If you’re not into that, you’ll still find plenty of Apple news, how-tos and reviews in this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Grab your free subscription on iTunes now. Or, if you like, read on for the week’s best posts — plus your last chance to win an iPhone XR!

And our iPhone XS Max/Casetify giveaway winner is …


iPhone XS Max giveaway winner: Congratulations to Isamar Mejia (and thanks to Casetify)!
Congratulations to Isamar Mejia (and thanks to Casetify)!
Images courtesy Isamar Mejia, Casetify

Isamar Mejia says she was shocked when she found out she won an iPhone XS Max and a massive Casetify case bundle in Cult of Mac’s latest giveaway.

“At first I thought I was dreaming,” she said in an email. “I had to refresh my email at least a hundred times! It sounds silly but I waited until the next day to see if it’s still there because I thought it was a scam but soon found out it was real! I am super-excited to get the phone!”

Read on for your chance to be a winner, too. We’re giving away an iPhone XR — but you better hurry and enter, because the giveaway ends soon!


Wrest control from iTunes with DearMob iPhone Manager.
Wrest control from iTunes with DearMob iPhone Manager.
Image: DearMob

iPhone XS Max giveaway and Casetify Impact drop test!


iPhone XS Max Drop Test
Drops like this aren't a worry with the Casetify Impact case.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The new iPhone XS and XS Max are relatively tough phones. But even with the “world’s strongest glass,” these pricey iPhones remain subject to smashing. Casetify’s new Impact cases for iPhone XS and XS Max can help. These slim, military-grade cases can protecting the iPhones from drops of up to 6.6 feet.

In today’s video, we’re putting them to the test in some real-world scenarios. And, thanks to Casetify, we’re also giving you the chance to win a brand new 64GB iPhone XS Max in gold. Check out the video below to see the cases in action (and find out how to enter to win an iPhone XS Max).

We’ve got serious iPhone XR envy! [Cult of Mac Magazine]


Just how good is the iPhone XR? We're head over heels! Read all about it in Cult of Mac Magazine Issue No. 268.
Just how good is the iPhone XR? We're head over heels!
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

The world can’t stop raving about the iPhone XR, Apple’s reasonably priced underdog. Sure, it’s not exactly cheap. And it doesn’t pack all the features of the iPhone XS and XS Max. However, it does check most of the boxes. And in some ways, it’s actually better than Cupertino’s current high-end offerings.

Find out why everybody’s going completely nuts for the iPhone XR in this week’s issue of our magazine. It’s free and it’s fun to read on an iPad or iPhone. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes now.

Bonus: Read on for a chance to win the iPhone XR we showcased in our unboxing video!