Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone X is Apple’s finest smartphone ever, and much more!

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iPhone X looks right at home alongside the best products Apple ever made. We won’t forget this stunning smartphone for a long time.
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For iPhone X, Apple did away with aluminum unibodies, chunky bezels, Touch ID and the beloved Home button. In their place, iPhone X sports polished stainless steel and smooth glass, an edge-to-edge Super Retina HD display, and Face ID. The result proves stunning. Apple just made the iPhone exciting again. But is iPhone X worth $999? Red our full review on iPhone X.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Find out how Apple Pay Cash proves Apple hasn’t lost its attention to detail, and learn how to send money to friends using it. Learn how to squeeze more battery life out of iPhone X, and discover all the trick and tips to mastering your new phone. Check out our review of Juuk’s brand-new aluminum Vitero bands for Apple Watch, which are now available for pre-order. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Juuk’s aluminum Apple Watch band goes rose gold [Watch Store]

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The Ligero Apple Watch band is built from robust 6061 series aluminum — the same aluminum used in the aircraft, automotive, boating and diving industries.
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Juuk’s Rainbow Ligero Apple Watch band is very popular with Cult of Mac readers. The limited-edition aluminum Apple Watch band flew off the virtual shelves of our Watch Store for its striking colors and quality engineering.

The entire Ligero collection also made our top 10 best Apple Watch Series 3 bands. It’s time to introduce the latest must-have finish: Rose Gold.

This band joins a lineup of 10 vibrant colors, five of which are on sale now. Have a look at the Rose Gold, and check out the entire Ligero collection in our Watch Store.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Podcasting 101, iOS beta 4 changes, Juuk’s Rainbow Apple Watch band and more!

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One thing that sets apart the amateurs from the professionals is good content, but the other is production values.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, amateur podcaster and video-tutorial creator, Chris Ward, shares what he’s learned, along with recommendations on the hardware, software and techniques to get you started podcasting using your Mac.

We’ve got video of iOS 11 beta 4 changes, and how the flashlight mode on iPhone helped a photographer light the simulated workspace of European astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Check out the long-awaited Rainbow Apple Watch Band from Juuk, and more.  Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

10 Apple Watch Series 3 bands our Watch Store customers love

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These are some of the best-selling straps for Apple Watch — bands we personally love and recommend for their quality, craftsmanship, value and style.
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Whether you got the Apple Watch Series 3 or just want to up the game of an older model, we’ve got you covered with our Watch Store customers’ favorite bands. These are some of the best-selling straps for Apple Watch — bands we personally love and recommend for their quality, craftsmanship, value and style.

All of the newest bands and many more from each brand are available in our Watch Store. Read on to check out 10 customer favorites.

Awesome Aluminum Apple Watch bands, world’s smartest earphones and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Help turn these awesome ideas into reality!
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You can find some incredible new gadgets on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that often go unnoticed. We’re rounding up some of the best every week to help them get the funding they need to become a reality.

This week, we’ve chosen a stunning aluminum band for Apple Watch, the “world’s smartest” wireless earphones, a smart clock that displays your notifications, and an incredibly intelligent bottle that can rid your water of contaminants.

Steel Apple Watch bracelet rivals Apple’s, but costs half the price

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Juuk's stainless steel Revo wristband for the Apple Watch is a beauty.
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Best List: Revo brushed stainless steel Apple Watch bracelet by Juuk

For nearly 20 years, watchmaker Eugene Ho has been making luxury timepieces for the likes of Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Ecko and Reebok. Now he’s branched out on his own. His startup, Juuk (pronounced “juke”), makes beautiful, high-end bracelets for Apple Watches.

Juuk’s wristbands rival Cupertino’s aesthetics and quality — but cost half the price.

Welcome to the Cult of Mac Watch Store

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The Cult of Mac Watch Store is a curated collection of the finest Apple Watch accessories.
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The Cult of Mac Watch Store just opened for business, offering a carefully curated selection of Apple Watch accessories — just in time for all your holiday shopping needs.

Whether you’re looking for luxe leather and steel bands or clutter-killing stands, our shiny new online store showcases nothing but the best Apple Watch accessories. You’ll find quality goods that let you put your personal stamp on your Apple Watch, all at fair prices.