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

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Brand-new to Juuk’s Ligero lineup is the Apple Watch band in Rose Gold.
Photo: Courtesy of Juuk

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 last week’s 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. Have a look at the Rose Gold, and check out the entire Ligero collection in our Watch Store.

Best docks to cradle your iPhone 8 or iPhone X

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Your new iPhone deserves a dock that's equally as beautiful.
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Apple’s new iPhones are its most beautiful yet. And as such, they deserve to be docked in nothing but the finest cradles ever crafted.

Find the perfect dock can be a bit of challenge considering there are a dizzying array of options to choose from. Not all docks are created equal though, so we’ve rounded up the best options for users of all budgets.

These are the docks you should buy:

Apple Watch just got way more stylish [Review]

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We love the high quality of Bezel & Bytes' genuine leather Apple Watch bands with added bling. All hardware is stainless steel and nickel-free.
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Ladies, take note: Now’s the time to up your style game for fall with beautiful Apple Watch bands designed for women by women.

Transform your tech into a chic fashion accessory with Bezels & Bytes’ decidedly girlie collection of bling-accented bands that’ll take you seamlessly from work to play.

And, get a free pair of Triple Stud Earrings from Bezels & Bytes (a $25 value!) while supplies last when purchasing through Watch Store.

What’s next for Apple Watch? Catch the discussion on The CultCast!

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It's about time... for a new Apple Watch.
It's about time... for a new Apple Watch.
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This week on The CultCast: What does Apple have in store for the next generation of  Watch? We round up the current rumors and reveal our Series 3 wish list. Then: Could Face ID actually replace Touch ID on iPhone 8? We have concerns. Plus: Proof that a 4K Apple TV is right around the corner; more incredible demos of ARKit; and we share our favorite new shows, movies and board games in an all-new What We’re Into!

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Big, juicy iPhone 8 leaks straight from Apple, this week on The CultCast

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Sleuths discover an iPhone 8 icon in HomePod firmware.
Is this our first look at a real iPhone 8?
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This week on The CultCast: Apple accidentally leaked major details about the iPhone 8 and HomePod — we’ll tell you everything we’ve learned. Plus: Leaked audio files show off the HomePod’s cool UI sounds; we reveal exclusive new audio of the HomePod’s boot-up noise; and we wrap with our reviews of the best internet-connected security cameras and the hawt new flagship Olympus OM-D EM-1 mirrorless camera in an all-new Under Review.

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Why Apple’s making an iPhone Pro, this week on The CultCast

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It's time to make the iPhone exciting again.
It's time to make the iPhone exciting again.
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This week on The CultCast: Why Apple’s making an iPhone Pro, a tech-packed cutting-edge phone that will showcase what Cupertino is capable of. Plus: Genius Bar jackpot! (Or, why Apple sometimes replaces your old, broken gear for a brand new model.) And stick around for a super-powerful electric long board, a HomeKit-enabled ceiling fan, and a pro-level keyboard case for your iPad Pro in an all-new Under Review.

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How to use Photos’ Shared Albums for team projects

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Here' our hastily-created Cult of Mac album. Imagine the productivity we're about to achieve.
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The Photos app is where all your memories live, and the place you go to share photos. But did you also know that it can make a great professional tool? Any time you need a group of people to have access to the same pictures, you can use Photos, and Photo stream sharing, as a great, slick alternative to clunky collaborative tools like Pinterest. Here’s how.

How to install iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone or iPad

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Now you can test out drag-and-drop, and all the other goodies in iOS 11.
Photo: Apple

Just three weeks after presenting iOS 11, and making the first iOS 11 betas available to developers, Apple has released a public beta of the next iPad and iPhone operating system. That means that anyone, including you, can sign up, download and run iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone or iPad. Doing so is super easy. Here’s how:

The powerful iOS 11 features you haven’t heard of, this week on The CultCast

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This week we'll tell you about iOS 11's best lesser-known features.
Photo: Apple

This week on The CultCast: More of the powerful new iOS 11 features you’ve never heard of! Plus: The talented app that will harnesses the power of Apple’s new augmented reality features; Scott Forstall is back, and he’s sharing the bizarre story of how the original iPhone really came to be; and everything you need to know about HEIF, the JPEG-killing format Apple is adopting.

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