ICYMI: New Apple gear, real and imagined

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We’ve got a host of new stuff to show off this week, from Killian’s look at the new MacBook and iMac lines to Luke’s exploration of all things bacon (emoji). We’ve got Rob’s essential Apple Watch tips, a new credit-card sized cell phone, and Luke’s take on the new non-trivial QuizUp update.

All this, and a ton more, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

ICYMI: Hands-on with the Apple Watch

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Get your hands on our impressions of the Apple Watch in this week's Cult of Mac Magazine. Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac
Get your hands on our impressions of the Apple Watch in this week's Cult of Mac Magazine. Photo: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

This week, Leander takes some time to try on the Apple Watch in-store, finding out whether the hottest smartwatch out there is worth your time or money, David heads into an Apple Store on Magnificent Mile in Chicago for a fitting and to get some customer reactions, plus a ton of news about this latest wearable tech that you’ll want to read from cover to cover. We’ve also got Stephen with some travel tips for you and your trusty MacBook, as well as Luke’s take on why you want to upgrade your iOS to 8.3 right away (hint, it’s not emojis). Rob also walks you through a couple of how-tos, including one way to make sure your iOS gaming sessions aren’t interrupted with a simple tweak to Do Not Disturb.

Make sure to head on out and download Cult of Mac Magazine to get your own “hands” on the great content we dose you with every week.

ICYMI: Apple Watch pre-order how-tos and early reviews

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This week, Lewis has the inside look at the best way to pre-order that Apple Watch, Buster and Luke have a ton of insight on the wristband based on early reviews, and there’s even more, like the straight dope on the new Macbook from Buster, top keyboard shortcuts for all Mac users from Rob, and a fascinating piece from David about custom action figures, including an armored whale that’s no fluke!

Check it all out in this action-packed–yet still free–April 10th issue of Cult of Mac Magazine!

ICYMI: 9 features we want to see in the iPhone 6s

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Chock full of our amazing content, all in one easy-to-find spot. Photo: Stephen Smith
Chock full of our amazing content, all in one easy-to-find spot. Photo: Stephen Smith

This week, Buster looks to the future with the nine features we want most in the upcoming iPhone 6s, while Luke gazes into the past with a piece on how a Californian architect influenced Apple. Luke turns his sight to the future again with a possibly waterproof iPhone, as well as the present with Tim Cook’s slam of discriminatory laws. John then shows us all how to create a thoroughly modern paperless office. All this and much, much more in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

Come and take a look.

ICYMI: Inside Apple’s secret health lab

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All the great stories from the past week that you might have missed. Photo: Stephen Smith
All the great stories from the past week that you might have missed. Photo: Stephen Smith

This week, Alex has a quick look inside Apple’s secret health lab, Leander has some of his own thoughts about the hot new Becoming Steve Jobs book, Luke has important info about how hackers are brute-forcing simple passwords, Rob gives you a quick how-to on marking all those unread iMessages as read, and David has a pretty neat story about Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty. Wild, fun, and all Cult of Mac — that’s what we have for you in this edition of Cult of Mac Magazine!

ICYMI: How sloppy security exposed Apple’s super-secret product plans

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You are the weakest link...goodbye. Cover Design: Stephen Smith
You are the weakest link ... goodbye. Cover design: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

This week, Leander breaks a story about how Apple’s secret product plans could be found using a little-known Web portal for retailers, Buster calls out a respected Apple analyst for a sketchy prediction, Stephen gets the skinny on removing adware from your Mac, and Rob gives you seven things you never thought you could do with an extremely old iPhone.

All that, plus all the news you’ll want to hear about, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, ready for you now on Newsstand in the iTunes App Store.

Keep reading for our top stories this week.

ICYMI: Baking the perfect cookie at CES 2015

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We're getting hungry over here. Cover design: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac
We're getting hungry over here. Cover design: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

The Cult of Mac team spent the past week sweating it out in Las Vegas and gathered up a ton of hands-on looks at some of the hottest products heading down the tech conveyor belt to you in the near future.

We’ve got the two guys who’s gadget can help you bake the perfect cookie, a self-adjusting belt for when you’ve eaten too many cookies, and a sexy sci-fi car that will help you feel better about not having your futuristic flying vehicles, yet.

Be sure to click on through and see this week’s top stories, and subscribe to our free weekly digital magazine right here.

ICYMI: Tim Cook’s proudest moment

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Tim Cook's historic letter, iPad reviews, and more! Cover Design: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac
Tim Cook's historic letter, iPad reviews, and more! Cover Design: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

It’s been a full week here at Cult of Mac, so we’ve once again put together a special Newsstand issue — all of the best news stories and features compiled in one place to read through easily on your iPad or iPhone. This week we’ve got some fantastic coverage of Tim Cook’s historic coming out letter, reviews of the iPad Air 2 (and our reasoning for skipping that iPad mini 3 review), some more great tips for your new install of OS X Yosemite, and some scary horror flicks that you’ll want to watch all weekend long. That and more, as always, in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine.

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