5 ways to liven up your iPhone game [Deals]

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These five add-ons will make any iPhone better.
These five add-ons will make any iPhone better.
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Picking up an iPhone means putting an amazing device in your pocket. But there are plenty of ways to make it even better. We’ve rounded up five deals on peripherals and lessons that can enhance anyone’s iPhone experience. That includes wireless charging batteries, a robust car mount, truly wireless earbuds, lessons in iOS coding, and more. Each is discounted massively, some by more than 90 percent. Read on for more details:

Get a sneak preview to Cult of Mac Deals Cyber Monday exclusives

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Skip out on the usual online rabbit hole that ends up being Cyber Monday shopping — the Internet is vast, and your time is precious. That’s why we’ve already found a roundup of deals floating around on the web — and it’s not all big screen televisions or massagers (don’t worry): we’ve scoured and searched for the everyday carry itmes, software, VPNs and tools to keep you extra productive as you head into the new year.

Google Pixel Buds bring wireless audio — and instant translation

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Pixel Buds bring Google's AI smarts to your ears.
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The most impressive feature of Google’s new Pixel Buds might not be their audio quality. As demonstrated during the Pixel 2 event today, they work as a real-time translation tool when combined with one of Google’s new phones.

“With Pixel Buds, I can use real-time Google Translate to have a natural conversation in 40 languages,” Google hardware product manager Juston Payne said during the event. “We’re letting you connect with the world around you in a more natural way, by rethinking how a headphone should work, connecting it to cloud-based machine learning and giving you access with the touch of a finger.”

Bose takes on AirPods and Beats by baking in Google

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Bose's Quietcomfort 35 II wireless headphones are the start of a partnership with Google.
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Apple’s AirPods and Beats headphones are getting some fresh competition from one of the biggest audio companies in the game. And they’re getting a little help from Apple’s rival, Google.

Bose unveiled two new products today. One is its first ever foray into the world of truly wireless earbuds. The other is a pair of brand new noise-canceling headphones that are also designed to work with Google Assistant.

Jaybird Run wireless earbuds give runners an AirPods alternative

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With its new Run headphones, Jaybird finally cuts the cord entirely.
With its new Run headphones, Jaybird finally cuts the cord entirely.
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Sports-centric wireless headphone maker Jaybird is ready to make a run at AirPods.

The company just fired the starting gun for Jaybird Run, a set of totally wireless earbuds aimed at runners and other sports fanatics. They’re bigger than AirPods, and differ in significant ways. But for runners and other athletes, they could offer keen competition for Cupertino’s wireless earbuds.

Prepare for iPhone 8 and iPhone X with these awesome extras [Deals]

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With iPhone 8 upon us, we've rounded up our best deals on great iPhone extras and accessories.
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At long last, Apple has revealed the latest addition to its iPhone family: iPhoneX. There’s plenty to be excited about: the processing power, the new capabilities in facial recognition and augmented reality. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we decided to round up some of the best iPhone related extras at the Cult of Mac Store. We’ve got a trio of extra long, MFi-certified Lightning cables, and a super powerful portable battery. Plus, we’ve got a set of top shelf wireless earbuds, and a comprehensive course in iOS coding.

Most of these are discounted by more than half, but you can get an extra 11 percent off when you use the coupon code ‘iOS11’ at checkout. So read on for more details:

These Bluetooth earbuds include a convenient charging case [Deals]

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These Bluetooth earbuds include with a charging case that can revive them up to 7 times.
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Wireless Bluetooth earbuds are basically the ultimate in convenience for listening to music. Unfortunately, their one weak point is the constant need for recharging. Even with improving battery lives, running out of juice is a problem worth avoiding.