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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

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The CultCast covers each week’s best Apple stories, news, and accessories for your iDevices and Mac—but more importantly—we do it with pizzaz. Why listen to another dreary tech program? Tune in to the CultCast each week for a healthy dose of Apple, jokes gone sour, and plenty of tangents.

    Find My and Apple Arcade get BIG updates plus Will.i.am… HE’S BAAAACK…. (CC #487)

    Find My and Apple Arcade get BIG updates plus Will.i.am… HE’S BAAAACK…. (CC #487)

    This week: Apple preps “Find My” to locate ALL your gadgets; a big update to Apple Arcade may finally make it worth the price; Will.i.am is back a ridiculous new tech product you might actually want; and we try to figure out Falcon and Winter Soldier is actually good in an all-new Under Review!
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    Apple opens Find My network to third-party gadgets
    The Find My application built into iOS and macOS finally opened up to device trackers made by other companies, not just Apple. Wednesday’s move allows iPhones, Macs and iPads to locate lost items produced by third-party accessory makers without needing to install additional software. New Star Trek and NBA games lead major Apple Arcade expansion
    Apple made a huge push for its gaming service on Friday, launching 11 original games. These cover a range of genres, from NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition to Star Trek: Legends. And Fantasian from the creator of the Final Fantasy series also launched in Apple Arcade. Plus many, many more. Fantasian from the creator of Final Fantasy launches on Apple Arcade
    Apple Arcade subscribers are in for a treat. Hironobu Sakaguchi, who also made the classic Final Fantasy series, also created Fantasian for Apple’s gaming service. It mixes computer-generated characters with handmade sets for a truly unique look. Will.i.am's i is a $299 HEPA face mask with ANC earphones built in
    With face coverings becoming a necessity during the pandemic, we've seen countless variations on masks from the worlds of fashion, merchandise and tech. Enter Willi.i.am, a pop star who has tried with varying levels of success to straddle all of those industries. The Black Eyed Peas frontman has teamed up with Honeywell on a $299 tech-imbued face mask that wouldn't look out of place in a cyberpunk movie or game.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    WWDC 21 - This could be BIG! (CC #486)

    WWDC 21 - This could be BIG! (CC #486)

    This week: Apple just announced WWDC 2021 kicks off June 7th, so we're talking hardware predictions!
    Plus: Apple is prepping a new remote for next-gen Apple TV, a leaker reveals the price of Apple's AirTags, and we celebrate 45 years of Apple with their 45 best creations!
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    @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace
    All-virtual WWDC 2021 will kick off June 7
    Apple will kick off this year’s Developers Conference on June 7. And, for the second year running, this will be an all-virtual event, the company said Tuesday. Surprise! Apple might unveil mixed-reality headset in 2021
    Apple is aiming to announce a mixed-reality headset at an in-person event sometime in the "next several months," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple works on a new remote for next-gen Apple TV
    Apple is working on a new remote for its next-gen Apple TV. While the story doesn’t share specific details about the rejigged remote, it suggests Apple might move away from the controversial Siri Remote that debuted with the fourth-gen Apple TV. Leaker Reveals Size of Apple's AirTags and Says They'll Cost Around $39
    Apple's rumored AirTags item trackers will be slightly larger than a 50 cent coin and around three times the thickness, based on dimensions offered by leaker Max Weinbach (via YouTube channel EverythingApplePro). 45 ways Apple put a ding in the universe

    • 54 min
    iPhone 13 - we got DETAILS! (CC #485)

    iPhone 13 - we got DETAILS! (CC #485)

    This week: we now have our best look yet at iPhone 13, and Apple is packing in tons of great features—we’ll give you all the juicy details.
    Plus: Apple packed two hidden features into HomePod mini, Jon Prosser says so long to his eyebrows, and we’ll tell you how to get your old AirPods back to working like new!
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    @erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace
    iPhone 13 may boast 1TB storage, LiDAR on all model
    The iPhone 13 will boast a maximum storage capacity that’s double that of the iPhone 12, according to Wedbush analysts Strecker Backe and Daniel Ives in a new note to clients, seen by Cult of Mac. Leaked iPhone 13 screen panel photo shows shrinking notch
    The notch in this autumn’s iPhone 13 will slim down noticeably, according to pictures that supposedly show the front glass panels of the upcoming handset. None of the components will be removed, just rearranged. Apple leaker Jon Prosser shaves eyebrows after missing key prediction
    Prosser was so sure we’d get a March 23rd Apple event, he promised to shave his eyebrows off if he was wrong. Unfortunately for Jon, his prediction was as wrong as his face without eyebrows. HomePod Mini Features Dormant Temperature and Humidity Sensor That Could Be Activated in a Future Software Update
    Apple's HomePod mini includes a dormant hidden sensor that can measure temperature and humidity, potentially providing the means to power upcoming features that could arrive in a future software update, according to Bloomberg. Two College Roommates and Some Robots: How Podswap Replaces AirPod Batteries
    Like most AirPod owners, Emily Alpert found that, after 18 months, her wireless buds didn’t last, not even for one full run. Unlike most AirPod owners, Alpert, along with her best friend, got a robot to fix her problem.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Apple’s incoming APRIL Hardware event + RIP beloved HomePod! (CC #484)

    Apple’s incoming APRIL Hardware event + RIP beloved HomePod! (CC #484)

    This week: Apple’s March hardware event ain’t happening, and may have been nothin but a trap to catch Prosser and his fellow leakers. But don't worry, it looks like a April Hardware event is incoming!
    Plus: RIP to the beloved HomePod, one of Apple’s best products--what happened!? We discuss! And Justin “I’m a Mac” Long is now Schilling Intel PCs. Lol! You’re not gonna believe this… And Apple brought a LIFE CHANGING feature to the iOS beta--we’ll fill you in!
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    @erfon / @lewiswallace
    Apple’s rumored March event may have been a ploy to catch leakers
    The misinformation about Apple’s March April special event may have been an attempt by Cupertino to catch out the people leaking information about the company’s plans. Apple’s rumored March event reportedly will take place in April
    Apple’s next product launch will take place in April, not March, a soon-to-be-eyebrowless Jon Prosser claimed Wednesday. When the music stops: Apple discontinues full-size HomePod
    The $299 version of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker has been discontinued. The company is already selling out of its remaining supply. Justin ‘I’m a Mac’ Long now advertises Intel PCs
    Intel has released a bunch of new ads promoting PCs… starring Justin Long. The new ads riff on the classic “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads by presenting Long in front of a white background, with tinkly music, comparing the finer points of Mac and PC. Except that, this time round, Long comes down firmly on the side of Wintel. Why Apple Watch’s iPhone unlock will change your freakin’ face-mask life
    iOS 14.5 will be the best update of the pandemic era because it works with your Apple Watch to remove the hassle of unlocking your iPhone while wearing a face mask. You don’t have to type in your passcode every single damn time. The phone just unlocks. Like it’s supposed to.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Let’s Talk Apple March Event + Hardware Predictions! (#CC 483)

    Let’s Talk Apple March Event + Hardware Predictions! (#CC 483)

    This week: AirTags, AirPods, iPads, new Macs? Prosser says Apple’s next hardware event is March 23rd—we’ll tell you what to expect! Plus: iMac Pro gets discontinued is a great sign of things to come—we discuss!
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    @erfon / @lewiswallace
    Apple’s next big keynote could take place on March 23: Here’s what to expect
    Get your wallets ready, because Apple will supposedly launch an array of new products on March 23. On the docket for the event will supposedly be an updated iPad Pro, AirPods and Apple TV, as well as the debut of AirTags. Check out Apple’s sleek MagSafe power bank that might never launch
    Two different leakers claim to give the world very early looks at Apple’s MagSafe power bank for on-the-go charging. This will allegedly attach to an iPhone with magnets so it can wireless juice up the handset. But there are questions whether Apple can fix problems with development and actually release the product. iMac Pro discontinued: Get it before it’s gone
    Apple discontinued the iMac Pro, which is still one of the fastest Macs available despite being more than three years old. Whether the move means an updated version of the all-in-one desktop is on the way is unclear. Good riddance to iMac Pro and the era of underwhelming Macs
    The iMac Pro is seemingly nearing the end of its natural lifespan — and good riddance to it. In fairness, the iMac Pro was not a bad computer. It was even, technically, a pretty great one. But it epitomized an era of Mac design that may have been the most uninspired and directionless in Apple history.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    March Apple Event + more iPhone 13 leaks! (CC #482)

    March Apple Event + more iPhone 13 leaks! (CC #482)

    This week: according to two accurate leakers, an Apple event is coming our way in March, and AirTags will definitely be involved. Plus: in-screen touch ID is coming to iPhone, and the notch is going bye bye… And we’ll tell you about two insanely great features in iOS 14.5 beta!
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    @erfon / @lewiswallace
    John Prosser says we're getting a March Apple event
    Replacing iPhone notch with hole-punch camera makes no damn sense
    Apple might get rid of the screen notch in the 2022 iPhone. iPhone 13 could boast the bigger battery you desperately desire
    In a note to investors sent Monday and seen by Cult of Mac. Kuo says the four iOS handsets coming in the second half of the year will have much in common with the iPhone 12, including the same screen sizes and Lightning ports. But there will be a number of improvements, nevertheless. Find My app gets ‘Items’ tab for gadget tracking in iOS 14.5 beta 3
    Apple’s newest iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 betas add a new “Items” tab to the built-in Find My app that allows users to tracks Beats headphones, luggage and other third-party gadgets. iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Includes 'Item Safety Feature' for AirTags and Other Tracked Items to Help Prevent Stalking
    iOS and iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 includes a new "Item Safety Feature" that helps prevent someone from stalking or tracking you with item trackers such as AirTags. Arizona Advances Bill That Will Let Developers Skirt Apple's In-App Purchase Rules
    The Arizona House of Representatives today passed HB2005, a state bill that would provide developers with an alternative to Google and Apple's in-app purchase options by allowing developers to use their own payment solutions within apps.

    • 59 min

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Love this show

The show is ostensibly about Apple and I get a lot of useful Apple info and rumors from it but I show up every week for the banter between the hosts. It’s just so funny. It makes my week every time a new episode drops. Keep it going everyone!

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Funny, informative entertainment!!!

Tons of fun listening to you guys! You're hilarious. Huge fan of talk radio and love being able to listen about the topics that interest me! Love CultCast!!!

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I’ll give it five stars even though Leandr

... never replies to tweets 😐

Update. Still a great show

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