This iPhone case is basically indestructible [Deals]


Mous Limitless Ultra-Slim iPhone Cases with Airo Shock Protection
These phone cases are tough enough to survive a drop from 45 feet as though it never happened.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Our iPhones are beautiful and fragile devices. If you’re not crazy, you protect yours with a sturdy case. But even with a ‘premium’ case, you can never be quite sure that your phone won’t break into pieces when the big drop comes.

Iron out the weak spots in your Wi-Fi signal [Deals]


NetSpot Home- Lifetime License
Optimize your home or office Wi-Fi connection with this powerful analysis app.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

We all know the parts of our home or office where the Wi-Fi works best (and worst). In this wireless age of ours, there’s no reason to take a step and suddenly be cut off from the internet. With NetSpot Home, you can scan, visualize, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless networks with any Mac. It’s a super useful tool for anyone who relies on their wireless internet connection to do work or stay entertained. And right now, you can get a lifetime license to NetSpot Home for just $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.

North Korea gets its own ‘iPad’ knockoff


The Ryonghung iPad has more than 40 apps!
The Ryonghung iPad has more than 40 apps!
Photo: NK News

Recent rumors have promised exciting iPad launches this year, but none of them warned us about the Ryonghung iPad.

That could be because it wasn’t made by Apple. It’s a North Korean knockoff with an ugly design and terrible specifications, but it steals the iPad name in an effort to be more popular in a marker where Apple’s lawyers are unlikely to come knocking.

America’s favorite iPhone will surprise you


Customers love the iPhone SE.
Customers love the iPhone SE.
Photo: Sam Mills/Cult of Mac

Despite the demand for larger, sharper smartphone displays, iPhone SE has beaten out all other smartphones to top the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Just two of Apple’s devices placed in the top five, and with a score of 87 out of 100, iPhone SE took the number one spot ahead of iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 series.

How to activate Photos’ hidden 3D Flyover view


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See all your photos on Apple's 3D Flyover map
Photo: Cult of Mac

The iOS Photos app might just look like a simple grid-like list, but it has a ton of hidden power. For instance,  you can see your photos on a full-screen, 3-D Flyover map. And with one simple swipe on a photograph, you can see where it was taken, see other photos taken nearby, and collections photos that your iPhone figures are related to the one you’re looking at. It’s a fantastic way both to find out more about your pictures, and to browse. After all, why limit yourself to flipping through pictures, one by one, in the order you shot them, like some film-camera using hipster luddite, when you can see your photos on a map in Apple’s glorious 3-D Flyover view?

Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app


Fixing up a PDF in Mail is way easier than you might think.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Today we’ll learn how to open and edit a PDF right in the iOS Mail app, and then send it on its way, all without opening any extra apps. Given that a lot of PDFs we receive are documents that need to be checked over, or signed, and then returned, this tip is a real time-saver.

Instead of waiting until you get back to your Mac, you can take care of things right from your iPhone.

This rugged case turns your iPhone into a GoPro [Review]


The Hitcase Pro 2.0, shown with a super-wide lens, is now available for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 on Kickstarter.
The Hitcase Pro 2.0, shown with a super-wide lens, is now available for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 on Kickstarter.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

Yes, the iPhone can shoot pictures in the same places as many pro-level cameras. But because the iPhone lacks pro-level durability, you may not bring it on your most rugged adventures.

Hitcase’s latest product should ease your mind and let capture your most extreme imagery ever.

How to spot Apple’s self-driving cars in the wild


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Tim Cook and Apple are getting serious about the auto industry.
Photo: Tim Cook/Twitter

Apple finally received permission from the California DMW to test self-driving cars on public roads this week, but spotting an Apple Car in the wild won’t be easy for fans.

Instead of making its own automobile for the streets, Apple will simply be testing its autonomous vehicle software using other company’s cars. Apple has permission to drive only three cars, so seeing them on the road might be tough.

Here’s what to look for.

How to watch the NHL playoffs on any Apple device


How to watch NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2017
Ready to watch the NHL playoffs 2017? Here's how.
Image: NHL

By Chris Brantner, guest blogger

Catching every game of the NHL playoffs can seem slightly complicated — especially for cord cutters. Coverage is shared across multiple networks, including NBC, NBCSN, USA, CNBC and NHL Network.

If you’re reading this article, odds are you’re in the Apple ecosystem and you’re wondering how to watch the Stanley Cup games online. Luckily, plenty of options for watching the NHL playoffs exist, many of which work great on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Add new lenses to your iPhone 7 Plus, and more [Week’s Newest Deals]


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This week's newest deals include extra tough Lightning cables, new iPhone 7 plus lenses, and more.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

This week the Cult of Mac Store saw some great new additions. From a set of extra tough, switchable Lightning cables, to a set of interchangeable lens upgrades for iPhone 7 Plus, a stylish and sleek laptop case, and a lifetime free of location-based streaming restrictions, there’s something here for everybody. Read on for more details: