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.

Little Snitch keeps Mac apps from going rogue


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It sounds impossible, but Little Snitch 4 makes network security fun.
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Little Snitch, from the maker of the sublime LaunchBar, just got updated with a new Silent Mode that makes the app about a million times better to use, especially the first time you install it. Little Snitch is a network monitor that tattles on every other bit of software on your Mac, telling you when an app connects to outside servers.

That’s pretty much its only function, but Little Snitch Version 4 packs a ton of neat touches that tell you everything about how your Mac is connecting to the outside world. I’ve been using it for the past week or so, and it makes keeping your Mac safe far less annoying.

Must-Have Apps For Any New Mac [OS X Tips]


Little Snitch is one of the most useful apps your Mac doesn't feature out of the box
Little Snitch is one of the most useful apps your Mac doesn't feature out of the box

Got a new Mac? You’ve probably realised that OS X provides an excellent out-of-the-box experience. Unlike with Windows, few add-ons are required. There’s a great browser, for example, and full PDF support. But there’s still some tools that most experienced Mac users download the minute they boot-up a new Mac. Here they are, listed for possibly the first time…