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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.

    All-new MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Pro minis, incoming! (CC #481)

    All-new MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Pro minis, incoming! (CC #481)

    This week: we 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 also coming our way.
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    Blast from the past: 2021 iMac could bring back multiple colors
    Apple leaker Jon Prosser shared renders of the upcoming new iMac design. Visually, it looks a lot like Apple’s Pro Display XDR, with a hint of iPad Pro. However, the big difference is that this year’s iMac supposedly will come in a range of colors. Exciting new render previews Mac Pro mini
    Apple leaker Jon Prosser shared the first image of what he claims is Apple’s forthcoming "Mac Pro mini" in his latest FrontPageTech video, along with news about the multiple color options for the forthcoming iMac redesign. HDMI port and SD card reader supposedly will return to MacBook Pro this year
    TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros to launch in the second half of this year. How to tell if Silver Sparrow malware is hiding on your Mac
    Some of the first malware targeting both M-series and Intel Macs has affected thousands of computers. At this point, the malicious code — called “Silver Sparrow” — is not dangerous, and Apple may have pulled its teeth. But users of the latest macOS computers still might want to know if their device has it. And the same goes for owners of Intel-based Macs. Here’s how to find out if your computer has been hit. Spotify HiFi will bring CD-quality audio to 'select markets' this year
    The company confirmed today that it plans to launch a Spotify HiFi service in 'select markets' later this year.

    • 52 min
    iPhone 13 — we got leaks! (CC #480!)

    iPhone 13 — we got leaks! (CC #480!)

    This week: my fellow Govs, we got leaks. Let’s talk about the new features coming to iPhone 13! Plus, Stoners rejoice!—the new emojii coming to ioS 14.5 are exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
    And we wrap up with our favorite new shows and vape apparati in an all-new What We’re Into!
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    iPhone 13 could be Apple’s first with an always-on display
    The iPhone 13 series will borrow the always-on screen from the Apple Watch, according to an unconfirmed report. And the upcoming iPhone supposedly will support some new camera tricks, including Portrait Mode for video. It’s shaping up to perhaps be more than a speed-bumped version of Apple’s 2020 models. Apple Wins Patent for iPhone Display With Variable Refresh Rates Up to 240Hz
    A new Apple patent published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an iPhone display that, with high refresh mode enabled, could be capable of updating content at two times, three times or even four times the native refresh rate, as reported by Patently Apple. For example, an iPhone with a 60Hz display would be able to increase its variable refresh rate to 120Hz, 180Hz or 240Hz automatically. New iOS 14.5 emoji will set your heart on fire [Updated]
    https://blog.emojipedia.org/first-look-217-new-emojis-in-ios-14-5/ The fresh emoji appearing in the second iOS 14.5 beta will set your heart afire. Or at least let you show that in texts. The new collection of pictographs also includes some new faces, and plenty of additional variations to show how we couple up in the 21st century. Apple Music Subscribers Can Share Lyrics and Song Clips in iOS 14.5 Beta 2
    Apple on Tuesday released the second betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 to developers, and while there were some new additions worth highlighting, most of the more notable features were thought to be already available in the first set of betas. How Apple’s first COO turned ‘chaotic’ company into international powerhouse
    Long before Tim Cook brought his operations wizardry to Apple, Del Yocam lent his logistical prowess to Cupertino. Apple’s first chief operating officer, he helped transform the company from a chaotic, scrappy startup into a streamlined manufacturing powerhouse.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Apple’s VR headset will do FAR MORE than we’ve been told… (CC #479)

    Apple’s VR headset will do FAR MORE than we’ve been told… (CC #479)

    This week:
    ☑️ Apple's mysterious mixed reality headset is about way more than just games
    ☑️ Why there should never be another iPhone mini
    ☑️ Apple Maps will let drivers report accidents, speed traps and other hazards
    ☑️ How to set Spotify and others as your default music player in iOS 14.5
    ☑️Tim Cook Featured on Outside Magazine Cover, he's a rugged outdoorsman!
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    This week: There should never be another iPhone mini
    iPhone 12 mini is the worst selling of the new iOS handsets by a wide margin. Apple should be embarrassed because there was plenty of evidence before the launch that sales would be poor. Take note: Another super-small iPhone would just compound the mistake. Top Apple engineer now heads AR/VR glasses development
    Dan Riccio, one of Apple’s top designers, is reportedly now concentrating all his efforts on the company’s virtual-reality visor and augmented-reality glasses. Apple Mixed Reality Headset Renders Depict Rumored Design
    Apple Maps will let drivers report accidents, speed traps and other hazards
    Apple Maps will start collecting crowd-sourced accident reports when iOS 14.5 is released. The beta version already lets users test sharing the locations of accidents, speed traps and other hazards. How to set Spotify and others as your default music player in iOS 14.5
    The recently released iOS 14.5 beta gives iPhone and iPad users the ability to change their default music player for the first time. Third-party apps like Spotify and Tidal are supported, and switching is super-simple. Tim Cook Featured on Outside Magazine Cover, Talks Health and Wellness
    Cook said that Apple Park is "like working in a national park," with a design that "brings the outside in and the inside out."

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Apple Car will be FULLY autonomous! (CC #478)

    Apple Car will be FULLY autonomous! (CC #478)

    This week: imagine a car that can drive you around like a taxi, and come pick you up from wherever you are… that’s Apple Car, and it’s coming sooner than you think.
    Plus: Apple’s VR headset will be a MONSTER. Could boast 8K display, advanced hand-eye-tracking, and a ridiculous $3,000 price tag.
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    Apple gears up to sign $3.6 billion deal with Kia to build Apple Car
    In early January, Hyundai said it engaged in conversations with Apple about a potential partnership to manufacture cars for Cupertino. However, the South Korean company later pulled back on these reports and removed Apple’s name from some of its public statements. Apple Car might never need a driver
    No one will ever drive an Apple Car, according to leaked information. Apple is reportedly planning a vehicle that’s completely autonomous. It’ll be programmed, not driven. Apple Car could finally hit the road in 2025, but it won’t be cheap
    Apple Car could ship in 2025, and will be “positioned as a very high-end” model in terms of pricing, claims TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple’s $3,000 VR headset could boast 8K display, advanced hand- and eye-tracking
    Apple’s mixed-reality headset could cost around $3,000, solidifying its status as a niche luxury item, The Information claims in a new report. How to use iCloud Passwords inside Google Chrome on Windows
    Apple has rolled out a somewhat surprising Google Chrome extension that allows users to access iCloud Passwords on Windows machines. Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension [Update: It's Back]

    • 42 min
    Wall Street Bets, APPL Stock, & the POWER of the U1 Chip! (CC #477)

    Wall Street Bets, APPL Stock, & the POWER of the U1 Chip! (CC #477)

    This week:
    ☑️ Wall Street Bets, APPL Stock, and the aftermath
    ☑️ Strong iPhone 12 sales fuel MASSIVE $111.4 billion quarter... What's next for Apple?
    ☑️ Apple Watch Series 7 could pack game-changing blood sugar sensor
    ☑️ Finally! iCloud password supporting coming to Windows!
    ☑️ iOS 14.4 brings new U1 chip features to HomePod mini, and they're super cool. We do a demo!
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    Strong iPhone 12 sales fuel record $111.4 billion quarter for Apple
    As a company, Apple is firing on all cylinders. It pulled in record revenue from iPhone, Wearables and Services during its most-recent financial quarter. And there was healthy growth in Mac and iPad revenue too. Apple Watch Series 7 could pack game-changing blood sugar sensor
    This year’s Apple Watch upgrade will reportedly add another potentially transformative medical feature: a blood sugar sensor. iCloud for Windows Gaining Support for iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension
    Apple yesterday released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10, and based on multiple reports and the update's release notes, it appears Apple is introducing an iCloud Passwords extension designed for Chrome, which will allow iCloud Keychain passwords to be used on Windows machines. HomePod mini music handoffs just got better
    The recently released HomePod mini got a raft of new features in a software update released Tuesday. The process of handing off songs from an iPhone to the smart speaker now comes with some visual, audio and haptic effects. And media controls automatically appear on the iPhone when it nears the diminutive HomePod.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Leaks! iPhone 13 + Magsafe comes back to the Mac! (CC #476)

    Leaks! iPhone 13 + Magsafe comes back to the Mac! (CC #476)

    This week: we got leaks! So many. We'll tell you every cool new thing coming to iPhone 13, the new iPad mini 6, Apple's VR Goggles, and the exciting new features coming to the next MacBook Pro (Magsafe! Ports! More!).
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    Apple’s first VR headset could be an expensive disappointment
    Apple’s first headset, which could launch as early as next year, will focus mostly on virtual reality experiences, Gurman warns. And despite shipping with a limited feature set, it will still be wildly expensive. New iPhone lineup may bring smaller notch, better sensor-shift cameras
    Apple will finally shrink iPhone’s notch for its next-generation devices, while all will pack even greater sensor-shift stabilization cameras, according to a new report citing sources in the company’s supply chain. Touch ID could return in 2021 iPhone 13
    A fingerprint scanner might once again be part of Apple’s iPhone line, according to a reliable source. Touch ID might appear in 2021 alongside Face ID, not in place of it. iPad mini 6 might get the big redesign it deserves
    Apple’s smallest tablet is allegedly about to get the redesign so many people have hoped for. The screen bezels in the 2021 iPad mini will shrink significantly, supposedly allowing the display to increase to over 9 inches and become nearly edge-to-edge. MagSafe charger could make triumphant return to MacBook Pro this year
    The original MagSafe charger was a fixture of MacBooks from the first MacBook Pro in 2006 through 2016. During that time, it was used on every MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. In 2016, Apple started transitioning away from the MagSafe to USB-C.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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