It took 3 years to build this awesome setup [Setups]

By

The ultrawide curved monitor is in a class of its own
The ultrawide curved monitor is eye-popping.
Photo: Carlos Azaustre

An ultrawide curved monitor takes any setup to the next level, and Cesar Azaustre’s MacBook-powered rig is no exception. It took a three-year span for the Spanish front-end engineer to assemble this setup — and it does not disappoint.

To control things on his massive $800 screen, he uses the Apple Magic Keyboard and the Logitech MX Anywhere wireless mouse. For Zoom meetings, he leans on a Logitech Pro Stream Camera and a Røde microphone, both top-of-the-line products.

Gear up for the new work-from-home normal with these must-haves [Deals]

By

WFH Accessories
We've rounded up some of the best gear and accessories to help make the most from working from home.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Working from home? Welcome to the new normal. Even under the best circumstances, transitions can be difficult, and a lot of it comes down to good habits. But it can also come down to having the right tools. That’s why we rounded up timely deals on some of the best gear for working from home.

Get ready to save on second computer screens, monitor stands, Mac accessories and more. There’s even a hot deal on a refurbished Magic Mouse 2!

Save on Magic Mouse and Keyboard by getting Apple refurbs [Deals]

By

Cert Refurb Apple Accessories Main
Get good-as-new Apple gear at a deep discount.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

When it comes to Apple computers, the best accessories are also made by Cupertino. But that means they carry Apple prices, so if you want to get the awesome Magic Mouse or Magic Keyboard — but don’t want to make a mortgage payment to do it — refurbs are the way to go. These certified Apple accessories work just like new; they just cost less.

Apple’s biggest wins (and most epic fails) of 2015

By

It was the best of designs, it was the worst of designs. Apple  really went for it in 2015, with varying degrees of success.
It was the best of designs, it was the worst of designs. Apple really went for it in 2015, with varying degrees of success.
Image: Stephen Smith/Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac's Best of 2015 2015 was a bold year for Apple. The company jumped into new product categories, polished its existing hardware and software lines, and wowed us repeatedly.

Apple also made most of us throw up in our mouths a little bit now and then, due to some questionable (and some undeniably bad) choices.

These are Apple’s biggest wins and most epic fails of the past year, as remembered — fondly and otherwise — by Cult of Mac staffers.

What happened to Apple’s faultless design?

By

Are these signs of a larger design problem?
Are these things signs of a larger design problem?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Unlike any other consumer electronics company, Apple has been nailing product design for decades. Jony Ive and his incredibly talented team have produced countless iconic gadgets that rivals can only dream of, and it’s the biggest reason why the company is so successful today.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2But there are suggestions that Apple’s design prowess is beginning to slip away. Under new leadership, Apple has rolled out a number of products — most recently the butt-ugly Smart Battery Case — that have led some fans to question various design decisions.

Are those fans right to be concerned? Is it downhill from here for Apple’s design team, or is this a whole lot of fuss over nothing?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac as we battle it out over those questions and more — and weigh in with your thoughts down in the comments section!