Mac to the future! [Cult of Mac Magazine 390]

If the latest Apple leaks and rumors prove correct, this year’s new Macs might seem strangely familiar. From colorful iMacs to the reintroduction of long-lost MacBook ports, it looks like Apple might go retro in a big way. Cult of Mac writer Luke Dormehl dives into the phenomenon and makes the case for why going […]
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Today in Apple history: Apple bids farewell to the Newton

February 27, 1998: Apple discontinues work on the Newton MessagePad product line, the series of personal digital assistants the company launched five years earlier. “This decision is consistent with our strategy to focus all our software development resources on extending the Macintosh operating system,” Steve Jobs says at the time. “To realize our ambitious plans […]
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Treat your AirPods Pro like gold with this $17 accessories kit

First there were AirPods — then there were AirPods Pro. The two may look similar, but they’re actually very different. Apple spent a full year on development and refinement, giving the AirPods Pro true noise cancellation (versus simply passive noise cancellation in the eartips), a water-resistance level of IPX4, custom eartips for a better fit and […]
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There’s fire inside and out in Dickinson’s season 2 finale [Apple TV+ review]

Bad dreams, dead rebels, crumbling marriages, and new babies all collide in Dickinson’s season 2 finale. The Apple TV+ show about the famous feminist legend of poetry needs to tie up a lot of loose ends. But it’s got to also leave enough left unanswered to entice viewers for next season. Can it accomplish all […]
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This week on The CultCast: All-new MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Pro minis, incoming!

This week on The CultCast: We’ve got new details and leaks on the upcoming MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Pro mini … or will it be the Mac mini Pro? Plus: Lossless music is coming to Spotify, which means the mythical Apple Music lossless is likely right around the corner! Our thanks to Squarespace for […]
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Apple hires hunks for Band of Brothers followup

Apple TV+ reportedly picked Austin Butler and Callum Turner for the cast of Masters of the Air, a followup to HBO’s mega-hit Band of Brothers. Supposedly, two more lead actors have been chosen but not yet named. The limited series will follow a group of bomber pilots during WWII. For those familiar with the book, Butler […]
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Bouncing light looks unbelievably beautiful in new puzzle game Lyxo

Lyxo is an ultra-realistic game about bounced light. It’s also one of the most aesthetically beautiful games to arrive in the App Store for quite a while. And, yes, it’s possible to be both at once. “I first had the idea while lying in bed one morning,” Tobias Sturn, the one-person development studio known as […]
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First 14-inch MacBook Pro with mini LED moves closer to release

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the design of the MacBook Pro later in 2021. Sources in the company’s Asian supply chain assert that a 14-inch model is on the way, a first for Apple. Just as importantly, it and an improved 16-inch MacBook Pro supposedly will be the first macOS notebooks with a mini-LED […]
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Designer’s sublime space feeds his creative process [Setups]

New York City designer Arun Venkatesan is about to take delivery on a 2020 MacBook Air with an M1 chip to replace the 2013 MacBook Air he uses in tandem with his 2018 MacBook Pro. But the new Mac isn’t really what he’s excited about. He thinks less about having the latest technology and more […]
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Losing Alice comes to an emotional close [Apple TV+ review]

On this week’s Losing Alice, Apple TV+’s erotic thriller series about filmmaking, director Alice has a big premiere coming up but her star isn’t present. Just what happened in Room 209 — and what’s next? Losing Alice review: ‘The End’ In the show’s final episode, Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer) and David (Gal Toren) attend […]
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