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The CultCast

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.

Episodes

  • #380 - New Macs! New iPads! New AirPods! We REACT

    Mar 22 2019

    This week: Apple just released so much new hardware, they had to do it over 3 full days. We break it all down, and react to all the new gear. Plus, the saga of MoviePass continues with yet another new wild announcement… but is their new unlimited plan too good to be true? This episode supported by Whether you are looking for investors, a co-founder, a new job opportunity, or just inspiring conversations, Shapr can connect you to professionals who truly want to share tips and help. Learn more and...more

  • #379 | Our Apple Showtime event predictions!

    Mar 15 2019

    This week: Apple’s Showtime event is just around the corner, and this is the first event ever that focuses purely on services. Is Apple’s streaming TV service going to suck? We’ll tell you what we expect! Plus: Leander unveils the details on his new Tim Cook book, out April 16th!   This episode supported by Whether you are looking for investors, a co-founder, a new job opportunity, or just inspiring conversations, Shapr can connect you to professionals who truly want to share tips and help. Lear...more

  • CultCast #378 - Is Apple prepping a folding iPhone?

    Mar 08 2019

    This week: Samsung has been sending Apple foldable screens… is a folding iPhone on the horizon? Plus: Apple may have quietly fixed MacBook Pro’s ‘stage light’ flaw; Apple prepping products that will “blow you away”; and Tim Cook receives a brand new nick name from none other than Donald J. Trump, and his reaction is legendary. This episode supported by Whether you are looking for investors, a co-founder, a new job opportunity, or just inspiring conversations, Shapr can connect you to professiona...more

  • CultCast #377 - Apple axes the Apple car

    Mar 01 2019

    This week: Apple axes another 190 employees from their self-driving car division—is the Apple car dead? Plus: sleep tracking is coming to the Apple Watch; Apple is “rethinking” their high prices; and we wrap with the story of Apple's first legendary CEO, and you won’t believe who it was... This episode supported by Burrow sofas are designed for comfort, with supportive proprietary foam and a built-in USB charger so you never have to get up. Plus they're hand-crafted in North Carolina, and surpri...more

  • CultCast #376 - Apple's about to update EVERYTHING

    Feb 22 2019

    This week: a totally new 16” MacBook Pro; a new 6K cinema display; new Mac Pro; new AirPods; new iPads and iPhones; even a new iPod Touch… according to a new report, Apple’s about to make huge updates to their ENTIRE product line.   This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Dashlane is the official password manager of Cult of Mac. It's so ...more

  • CultCast #375 - March Apple Event, incoming!

    Feb 15 2019

    This week: it's all but confirmed--Apple's holding a March media event to make some special announcements. We'll tell you what we know. Plus: Apple's all-time best-selling products may surprise you; and is it worth buying a 2018 MacBook Pro, or should you wait? We'll tell you what we think. This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Dashlan...more

  • CultCast #374 - Painful truths about MacBook Pro

    Feb 08 2019

    This week: The 2018 MacBook Pro is a beautiful machine, but it has some odd and painful flaws! Then: Quit or canned? Why is Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple? Plus: The saga of Gil Amelio, the CEO that saved Apple. This episode supported by Burrow sofas are designed for comfort, with supportive proprietary foam and a built-in USB charger so you never have to get up. Plus they're hand-crafted in North Carolina, and surprisingly affordable. Get $75 on your next sofa at burrow.com/cultcast. Our thanks ...more

  • CultCast #373 - What’s next for iPhone 🔥 Plus: our favorite gadgets!

    Feb 01 2019

    This week: a new report details what next for Apple’s 2019 AND 2020 iPhones… Plus: Apple plans Netflix-for-games subscription service (with Alex E Heath!); it’s not just you, everyone got way more spam calls in 2018; and we talk a new wireless charging brick for iPhone, a smart outlet with HomeKit support, and the super smart HomeKit thermostat you’ve never heard of, in all-new Under Review. This episode supported by Dashlane is the official password manager of Cult of Mac. It's so good, even El...more

  • CultCast #372 - Health-tracking AirPods, Death of 3D Touch, and Moviepass LIVES!

    Jan 25 2019

    This week: why iPhone’s 3D touch is probably dead; new reports say AirPods packed with health sensors are coming in 2019; the MacBook Pro “stage light” flaw affects all models built after 2016, and could cost you $600 to fix; and the wild saga of Moviepass… continues! This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. CultCloth will keep your iPhon...more

  • CultCast #371 - iPhone 11 leaks, and iOS-controlled Back-To-The-Future shoes

    Jan 18 2019

    This week: the Wall Street Journal leaks details about iPhone 11; Apple's new Smart Cases come with wireless charging; Nike unveils the self-lacing Back-To-The-Future shoes you’ve always wanted; and we pitch you our favorite apps, movies, cook books, and exotic alcohols in an all-new What We’re Into!   This episode supported by Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. It also gives teams the power to respond quickly and efficiently t...more

  • CultCast #370 - Finally! Apple's bringing HomeKit to your favorite TVs and gadgets

    Jan 11 2019

      This week: Smart curtains, smart plugs, smart lights, smart locks, and now... the best televisions on the market— Apple just revealed big moves to bring HomeKit to all your favorite gadgets, and they're just getting started. In 2019, the smart HomeKit devices we've always wanted finallay arrive. Plus: Tim Cook just let it slip--Apple's got new services lined up for release this year, but what could they be? We think we might just know...   And stick around for a CultCast United updated, and th...more

  • CultCast #369 - Our must-have Mac & iOS app mega-list! (with guest Adam Christianson)

    Jan 04 2019

    This week: Our huge mega-list of must-have favorite iOS and Mac apps! Special guest Adam Christianson from the Maccast!  Plus, a very special announcement… This episode supported by Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Help team CultCast reunite in San Fransisco for a Mecca to Cupertino, and a special CultCast United episode. And we might just bring you with u...more

  • CultCast #368 - The best (and most disappointing!) Apple tech of 2018!

    Dec 28 2018

    This week: it’s our list of the best—and most disappointing—Apple tech of 2018! And stay tuned for all our most favorite news, movies, food, gear, video games, and drug paraphernalia of the year. This one gets real weird... This episode supported by Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. It also gives teams the power to respond quickly and efficiently to unplanned issues. Visit Opsgenie.com to sign up to get a FREE company account ...more

  • CultCast #367: How Mac clones almost destroyed Apple, and our favorite movies of 2018!

    Dec 21 2018

    This week: In December of 1994, Apple began allowing PC manufacturs to license their OS, building their own versions of the “Mac”, and it almost destroyed them. Leander Kahney was a young reporter on the scene in those days, and regales us with the tale. Plus, we have a very special announcement we'd like to make, about a very special annoumcement we're going ot be making next week. And if you stay tuned, and you definitely should, we're going to wrap up with our favorite movies of 2018, and it’...more

  • CultCast #366 - Our favorite gadgets of 2018!

    Dec 14 2018

    This week: it’s all our favorite gadgets of 2018! Well, not all, but lots of them. We didn’t have time to get through them all but we tried real hard. Plus: Apple is finally gearing up to overhaul the AMD GPUs in their Mac lineup; and the legit way to purchase a base iMac Pro for just $3800. This episode supported by Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents. It also gives teams the power to respond quickly and efficiently to unplanned...more

  • CultCast #365: The 10% Apple store discount you shouldn't use, plus our favorite shows of 2018!

    Dec 07 2018

    This week: Apple’s new online store includes a 10% discount on ALL products, but there’s a catch…. Plus: redesigned AirPods are on the way; Tim Cook promises more Apple censorship; and we wrap up with our favorite shows of 2018!   This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruption...more

  • CultCast #364 - Why an Apple Camera would be unstoppable!

    Nov 30 2018

    This week: we’ll tell you how iPhone’s Smart HDR takes pics better than cameras costing thousands, and how a proper Apple Camera positively unstoppable.  Plus: the Supreme court may force Apple to allow competing app stores; proposed tariffs on the iPhone could send prices sky high; and Apple says the XR is one of their best selling iPhones ever.     This episode supported by   Opsgenie empowers Dev & Ops teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents.  It also gives ...more

  • CultCast #363 - Apple’s super secret exchange policy

    Nov 23 2018

    This week: Did you know about Apple’s super secret 90-day return and exchange policy?  We’ll tell you what it is, and how to use it if you’re unhappy with your Apple purchase, but outside of your 14-day return window.  Plus: quest to trade up-the story of three MacBook Pro owners trying to get Apple trade in their newly purchased 2018 MacBook Pros for models with the brand new—smoking fast—Vega 20 GPUs.     And finally, and most importantly:  🦃 🦃 YAAA’AALL!  It’s our most and least favorite Th...more

  • CultCast #362 - Black Friday steals, MacBook Pro’s new GPU, and Steve Jobs stories

    Nov 16 2018

    This week:  How to get the best Black Friday deals most shoppers miss! The New MacBook Pro GPUs are a huge upgrade for a meager cost Erfon's quest to get Apple to upgrade his two-month-old MBP! We have to talk about iPhone XR.  Everyone thinks it’s failing but the only thing tanking is Apple’s stock. And we’ll wrap up with a Steve Jobs story so mundane, the internet is fascinated with it   This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.c...more

  • CultCast #361 - The big problem with iPad Pro

    Nov 09 2018

    This week: we love the new iPad Pro, but it has one glaring problem Apple needs to fix!  We discuss.  Plus: what the reviewers are saying about the new MacBook Air; the totally ridiculous iPad accessory we kind of really want; and two weeks with iPhone XR—we’ll tell you how it’s better and worse than iPhone XS and Tennis Match.   This episode supported by   The National Security Agency plays a big part in protecting our country from cyber-attacks, and if you work in computer science, networking,...more

  • CultCast #360 - Our More in the Making hardware reactions!

    Nov 02 2018

    This week: Apple’s More in the Making hardware keynote was an action-packed ride stuffed with one hardware update after another!  We’ll tell you what we like (and what we don’t) about Apple’s newest product updates.  Plus: Apple quietly offers a big screw you to 2018 MacBook Pro owners… prepare for a rant.   This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a websit...more

  • CultCast #359 - 10 reasons iPhone XR is the one to buy!

    Oct 26 2018

    This week: with iPhone XR finally here, we’ll tell you 10 reasons why it’s the best iPhone you can get.  Plus: how iOS 12.1 solves beautygate; new Macs leak ahead of Apple’s big October hardware event; Ming Chi Kuo says new iPad Minis, AirPods, and the AirPower mat are on the way; and we wrap up with our favorite new gadgets in an all-new Under Review 💪🏼   This episode supported by   The National Security Agency plays a big part in protecting our country from cyber-attacks, and if you work in ...more

  • CultCast #358 - Our "More In The Making” hardware event predictions 👳🏻‍♂️🔮

    Oct 19 2018

    This week:  New AirPods?  AirPower Mat?  Don’t you dare miss our “More in the Making” hardware event predictions.  Then: 17 reasons the iPhone XR should be your next phone; the world’s largest Mac collection could be yours for free; and we pitch your our favorite games, shows, and scooters in an all-new What We’re Into!   This episode supported by   Casper makes the internet’s favorite mattress.  Learn why at Casper.com/cultcast, and use code "CultCast" at checkout for $50 off select mattress pu...more

  • CultCast #357 - Major Mac updates in October?

    Oct 12 2018

    This week: Why Apple’s October event could be totally insane! Something very strange is going on with the Mac…  we’ll talk about it. MacBook Pro Touch Bar: our brutally honest opinions Surprise!  Apple’s planning to give away its $1 billion TV shows And stay tuned for an all-new CultCast 2nd Hour: Siri Shortcuts, explained!   This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off y...more

  • CultCast #356 - What you need to know about #ChargeGate!

    Oct 05 2018

    This week: How Chinese spy chips may be stealing secret data from Apple’s own servers! Another week, another gate-we’ll you about #ChargeGate, the huge iPhone XS problem that ended before it even began. Tim Cook reveals why Apple really banned Alex Jones, but can't explain why Siri still sucks We’ve got another epic MoviePass update for you, and this is the weirdest one yet! And we’ll pitch you a hot new electric skateboard, an uber premium keyboard for your Mac, a super portable keybo...more

  • CultCast #355 - #BeautyGate—the very serious iPhone XS FLAW you need to know about…

    Sep 28 2018

    This week: BeautyGate—what it is, and why it’s undoubtedly the dumbest “gate” in the history of iPhone.  Plus: how have we liked our one week with Apple Watch 4 and iPhone XS?  WE’LL TELL YOU.  And the shockingly low production price of the XS Max proves the deadbeats at Apple owe us more storage space!   This episode supported by   A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… go to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.   CultCloth will kee...more

  • CultCast #354 - Is iPhone XS Apple’s worst “S” phone?

    Sep 21 2018

    This week: is iPhone Xs the worst Apple "s" phone of all time?  We’ll compare Xs to Apple’s other “s” releases.  Plus: we’ll run through what the early reviewers are saying about iPhone Xs and Apple Watch 4, and which one Apple Watch feature is giving people a serious case of FOMO.  And a leaked detail in iOS 12.1 all but confirms a new iPad event this fall—we’ll tell you what we know.   This episode supported by   Casper makes the internet’s favorite mattress.  Learn why at Casper.com/cultcast,...more

  • CultCast #353 - Our Gather Round event reactions!

    Sep 13 2018

    This week: hot off the heels of Apple’s keynote, it’s our unfiltered Gather Round event reactions!  We'll tell you what we think about iPhone Xs, Xs Max, iPhone Xr, and the new Apple Watch 4. Plus: is it worth upgrading from X to Xs?  We discuss that and all the products that were noticeably missing from today’s festivities.     This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first...more

  • CC 2ndHour: The magic of Penny Arcade Expo and the state of video games (with Aaron Hughes)

    Sep 10 2018

    With over a hundred thousand attendees, the Penny Arcade Expo is one of the largest video game conventions in the world, and it all started in Seattle, Washington. Hot off the heels of PAX 2018, Erfon sits across his good friend, The Amazing Aaron Hughes, to discuss the state of Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, their favorite games and spectacles from the event, and how FORNITE and PUBG have changed the face of gaming.  

  • CultCast #352 - Say hello to the iPhone MAX (Extreme Edition)

    Sep 07 2018

    This week: get ready for the iPhone MAX!  Plus: rumors indicate Apple’s new iPhones will receive a serious price cut; Apple is working on the one feature the  Watch desperately needs; and Leander reveals Apple’s secret sauce—the design and creative processes Cupertino has developed over the years that have helped them create some of the world’s most iconic products.     This episode supported by   Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code Cul...more

  • CultCast #351 - iPhone and Apple Watch leak BIG

    Aug 31 2018

    This week: hours after Apple sends out their iPhone event invites, a BIG leak reveals what they have in store.  Plus: all our hardware expectations for Apple’s upcoming keynote; Erfon’s first impressions of his new 2018 MacBook Pro, how to get the best discounts, and how to score a free extended warranty.   This episode supported by   Campaign Monitor gives you everything you need to run beautifully-designed, professional email marketing campaigns to grow your business.  No wonder it’s used by m...more

  • CultCast #350 - Just Lewis and Leander!

    Aug 30 2018

    Better late than never!  With Erfon and Buster out, Lewis and Leander take the reigns of their very first CultCast to discuss the week's best Apple stories!  Ladies and gentlemen, this is one for the record books. This is last week's episode come late.  We'll have another new episode out this week.

  • CultCast #349 - Apple’s TRUE car plans and our most loved tech!

    Aug 17 2018

    This week: Alex Jones and free speech, part 2.  Plus: Ming-Chi Kuo says the Apple car is real, and you can drive it off the lot 2023.  And stay tuned for our most loved tech!  We’ll discuss the gadgets and apps we can’t be without.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   Campaign Monitor gives you everything you need to run beautifully-designed,...more

  • CultCast #348 - Apple enters the censorship game

    Aug 10 2018

    This week: Apple wipes the Infowars podcast from iTunes, but should they be getting involved in the censorship game?  Plus: we look at the new gadgets announced at Samsung’s unpacked event; and we discuss some of the biggest TV news of the decade in an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by   A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… go to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.   Casper makes the internet’s favorite mattress.  ...more

  • CultCast #347 - i9 MacBook Pro - a total ripoff?

    Aug 03 2018

    This week:  Is the i9 MacBook Pro a total ripoff?  One YouTube reviewer says yes, and his tests are convincing.  We’ll fill you in.  Plus: the journey to a trillion!  How did Apple become the most valuable company on earth?  We discuss, and remember the company's troubled history. And stay tuned for the sad decline of MoviePass.  Is the troubled movie service still worth it?   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at...more

  • CultCast #346 - 2018 MacBook Pro performance — after the patch?

    Jul 27 2018

    This week:  Apple has issued a patch that significantly increases performance for all 2018 MacBook Pros, but there's one glaring problem it doesn't fix...  Plus, we talk new HomePod features from iOS 12 beta, and we wrap up with your emails!   This episode supported by   The Cult of Mac watch store offered a curated collection of beautiful Apple Watch bands at prices far lower than what Apple charges.     CultCloth will keep your iPhone X, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a lim...more

  • CultCast #345 - 2018 MacBook Pro: The good, the great, the UGLY.

    Jul 20 2018

    This week: The 2018 MacBook Pro is both a beauty AND a beast.  In fact, it's one of the most exciting MBP refreshes in years.  The benchmarks are in and they’re impressive.  A popular tech reviewer warns that the i9 processor upgrade in the MBP has a major flaw, and his video proof is compelling.  We’ll fill you in. We also bring back Matthew Taylor, creator of the very popular butterfly keyboard recall petition, now with over 32,000 signatures,  to have a frank discussion on the state of ...more

  • CultCast #344 - The MacBook Pros we’ve been waiting for!

    Jul 13 2018

    This week: it’s the best update in YEARS.  We’ll tell you everything you need to know about Apple’s very powerful new MacBook Pros. Plus: new Mac Minis are on the way; Ming-Chi Kuo confirms Apple’s about to update their entire product line; how Coke-heads use Apple watch to maximize their high; and we talk Killer Whale attacks, port wines, and the story of Saturday Night Live's world renowned sax player on an all-new Under Review.   This episode supported by   The Cult of Mac watch store has the...more

  • CultCast #343 - Mac refresh, incoming!

    Jul 06 2018

    This week: New evidence just today that Apple has a big Mac refresh right around the corner. MacBook Pro is about to get the new feature we’ve all been wanting. Apple is rebuilding their maps app from the ground up, and it looks magnificent. Erfon visited Apple’s new Seattle flagship store it was STUNNING. We pitch a wood-wrapped iPhone case, waterproof camping lights, and a great new reading app an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourse...more

  • CultCast #342 - New AirPods! New iPhones! New HomePod!

    Jun 29 2018

    This week: Apple plans new, improved AirPods, HomePod and over-ear headphones; Apple finally acknowledges its new MacBook keyboards suck, and they’re going to make it right; a top Apple analyst drops a bunch of details on Apple’s 2018 product pipeline; and Apple is tries to solve a fascinating issue with autonomous vehicles.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a w...more

  • CultCast #341 - The SAD state of the Mac

    Jun 22 2018

    This week: It’s been over a year since Apple has updated virtually any of their Macs.  Just what in the heck in going on?   Why all your online purchases will soon be taxed Instagram takes on YouTube with new IGTV app MoviePass is about to change for the worse.  AGAIN. America’s largest theater chain just put the final nails in the MoviePass coffin And things get weird in an all-new what we’re into!   This episode supported by   A business is only as strong as its people, and every...more

  • CultCast #340 - iOS 12’s best hidden features

    Jun 15 2018

    This week:  the hidden iOS 12 features you need to know about!  Plus, in an all-new Under Review, we’ll tell you about one hecka good portable mouse, a pair of earphones that give you supersonic hearing, the king of all power banks, and a beautiful new wireless charger you’ll be proud to set your phone upon.     This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domai...more

  • CultCast #339 - WWDC 2018 Reactions! (And our best-of-show picks)

    Jun 08 2018

    This week: It’s our WWDC 2018 reactions! Plus—our picks for the best new features announced at the keynote.   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper.com/cultcast.   A business is only as strong as its people, and every hire matters… go to LinkedIn.com/cultcast and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.   Thanks to Kevin McLeodfor...more

  • CultCast #338 - iOS 12! New Macs! It’s our WWDC 2018 predictions!

    Jun 01 2018

    This week:  It’s been a tight ship over there at Apple, so for the first time in a long time, we know almost nothing about what will be announced at an Apple Keynote.     But we think there’s a good case for new hardware come Monday, and we’ll tell you why.  Plus, we’ll tell you everything we think we know about iOS 12.  And stick around for our ears-on, gaping-jaw review of two HomePods in stereo mode.   This episode supported by   Whether you’re looking to learn something new or just sharpen y...more

  • CultCast #337 - It’s true—Apple’s building a BUS

    May 25 2018

    This week:   The press passes are out, the WWDC keynote is around the corner.  We gotta talk about it and we’ll tell a new way you can watch it live. New details out this week show the Apple car has taken yet another sad and disappointing turn.  We’ll you where it’s at now. It’s the 12 year anniversary of one of Apple’s best creations—we remember Apple’s incredible Get a Mac ads. And thoroughly embarrass our ourselves in an all-new Get To Know Ur Cultist.   This episode supported by   ...more

  • CultCast #336 - Don’t buy a MacBook Pro until you hear this episode

    May 18 2018

    Don’t buy any new MacBook Pro until you hear this episode—seriously.     There are growing reports, tons of complaints, and a new petition claiming the butterfly keyboard in the new MacBook Pro has a critical design flaw that can’t be fixed.  This episode we explore the issue with Matthew Taylor, creator of the keyboard recall petition, who tells us what’s going wrong with Apple’s butterfly keyboard, why it can’t be fixed, and why almost 30,000 people are demanding it be recalled.   And stick ar...more

  • CultCast #335 - Apple’s secret TV empire

    May 11 2018

    This week: Apple is secretly building a TV empire Google’s new AI assistant has a feature you have to see to believe Financial filings show MoviePass’s time is running out Our favorite lesser-known iOS and Mac apps And… why do men have nipples?  We answer your most burning questions in an all-new CultCast QnA 🔥   On the show this week @erfon / @lewiswallace   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people...more

  • CultCast #334 - The Death of 3D Touch?

    May 04 2018

    This week’s very HOT stories:  Analysts were wrong—iPhone X is a massive hit The death of 3D Touch starts with 2018 iPhone The world’s most famous Apple analyst may no longer be reporting on Apple Apple’s AirPort router lineup is officially dead And we pitch you our favorite shows, movies, and vodka in an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first p...more

  • CultCast #333 - How Steve Jobs saved Pixar, then stole all their stock

    Apr 27 2018

    This week:  How Steve Jobs saved Pixar, then stole all their stock iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features Told ya!  MoviePass ends its unlimited movie option Gal Gadot promotes Huawei on twitter… from her iPhone What the heck happened to the AirPower Mat? And we wrap with the best iPhone camera lenses, wireless security system, and the most powerful flashlight on EARTH in an all-new under review.   This episode supported by   Students around the world choose Udemy to ...more

  • CultCast #332 - Goodbye Apple leaks?

    Apr 20 2018

    This week:  Apple threatens employees to quit leaking, or go to jail! Apple’s building new tools to help you know just how addicted you are to that iPhone of yours.  We’ll fill you in. It looks like a new iPhone SE will be landing real soon.  We’ll tell you what we know. And we reveal all the cool stuff we’re currently into in an all-new What We’re Into!   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout ...more

  • CultCast #331 - Is HomePod already doomed?

    Apr 13 2018

    This week:  HomePod is already stumbling in sales—is it doomed?   Apple Is the richest company on earth, so where are all its billionaires? Face ID could replace passwords on your favorite websites The death of Touch ID scheduled for this fall And stay tuned for Under Review, where we go hands on with an $80 tech-packed coffee cup, a beautiful new HomeKit smart lock, and the all-new Mavic Air drone.   This week:  HomePod is already stumbling in sales—is it doomed?   Apple Is the ...more

  • CultCast #330 - 💥 Apple ditches Intel 💥

    Apr 06 2018

    This week:  Whoa!  Apple just stole Google’s head of A.I. to make Siri smarter Apple plans to ditch Intel processors on the Mac  You won’t believe the massive cash being pay to silicon valley’s A.I. talent Future iPhones could boast curved displays and touch-free controls iOS 11.4 public beta arrives with AirPlay 2, but it won’t work with your HomePod And a Leander gives us the scoop on his new Tim Cook book!   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right a...more

  • CultCast #329 - The new iPad EXCITES us 🤜🏼💥🤛🏼

    Mar 30 2018

    This week: Apple has powered up the new iPad so much, it’s hard to resist!  Plus: what you need to know about iOS 11.3; everything Apple revealed at its “field trip” event; report says  Watch Plus is incoming; and you asked, we answer—from the best Home apps, to our Mac Mini predictions, to Commando Vs. Predator—we answer your most burning questions.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your fi...more

  • CultCast #328 - New Hardware at Apple's Education Event! 🔥

    Mar 23 2018

    This week:  Apple’s surprise education event could showcase new, cheaper hardware 🔥 A huge upgrade is may be coming to the screens of Apple products Why 2018’s iPhone X refresh could cost less than last year’s model Fortnite streamers are striking it rich, and the iOS version will totally blow your mind   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.   Print...more

  • CultCast #327 - Our WWDC ’18 hardware predictions!

    Mar 16 2018

    This week:  Leander goes to the Spaceship campus and he’s back to tell us all about it. Siri sucks, Apple knows it, and they’re not sure how to fix it. Our 2018 WWDC hardware expectations! And you asked, we answer:  Has Tesla become more innovative than Apple? Plus our very honest opinions about the price, features, and value of the MacBook Pro with Touch bar.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10...more

  • CultCast #326 - The End of iTunes?

    Mar 09 2018

    This week:  A new cheaper HomePod is likely on the way A leaked apple email harkens the end of iTunes It looks like changing the battery in your older iOS devices can bring some surprising performance increases MoviePass is tracking iOS users every move, and privacy experts are madder than a beehive And we wrap up with a What We’re Into, with our reviews Black Panther, Annihilation, Daredevil, The Punisher, and the first security camera for your car!   This episode supported by   Casper’s Ame...more

  • CultCast #325 - AirPods Pro!

    Mar 02 2018

    This week:  Reliable sources say Apple is working on an“audiophile” grade set of headphones with built-in AirPods magic.  SIGN US UP.  Wow Apple plans to revolutionize healthcare The cool, weird, and whacky HealthKit gadgets you’ve never heard of And we wrap up with Pro whistling, rock accordion, and arguments over which actors have the hands-down best filmography on an all-new Get to Know Ur Cultist.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com.  Use...more

  • CultCast #324 - A new Apple gaming console?

    Feb 23 2018

    What a show this week!  We talk: a new gaming console from Apple?  Some new evidence says yes. Plus: some of HomePods best features get delayed; why Leander switched from 1Password to Dashlane; how to get a heckuva great deal on a new iPad; and we wrap up with the smart bike helmet you haven’t heard of, a rugged charge-it-all solar-powered battery back, and an updated version of one of our favorite products on an all-new Under Review.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by your...more

  • CultCast #323 - HomePod: one of Apple’s greatest products!

    Feb 16 2018

    This week: friends, HomePod is even better than the hype, it’s one of the best products Apple's ever made. Plus: HomePod vs. the rivals; the big HomePod flaw you need to know about (and the one Apple is trying to downplay); how Apple plans to revamp their future software; and is another new Apple product on the horizon?  We think so, and we’ll tell you what it is.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website by yourself, at Squarespace.com.  Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10...more

  • CultCast #322 - What you need to know about HomePod

    Feb 09 2018

    This week: the HomePod reviews are coming out hot and heavy, and they’re surprising.  We’ll tell you what people like, love, and hate about Apple’s new speaker. Plus: something strange is happening at Apple HQ… we’ll tell you more.    This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper.com/cultcast.   Print postage from your office and take advanta...more

  • CultCast #321 - Apple’s big plans for iOS 12

    Feb 02 2018

    This week: Apple delays big new iOS features to focus on stability, and what it means for iOS 12.  Plus: New details tell us more about 2018’s iPhone X Plus Nintendo announces one of its most legendary games is coming to iOS; Apple works to bring iPad apps to Mac; and we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about the gadge we’re reviewing in an all-new Under Review ☝🏼✋🏼   This episode supported by   Create a beautiful website all by yourself at Squarespace.com.  Use offer code CultCast at checko...more

  • CultCast #320 - Why Apple’s new HomePod is poised to bomb 💣

    Jan 26 2018

    This week: HomePod pre-sale has begun!  But... we’ll tell you why Apple’s new smart speaker may be a huge flop.  Plus: audiophiles are comparing HomePod’s tech to speakers that cost $85,000; Apple adds some long-awaited features to iOS 11; how to backup your iCloud photo library to your PC (and why you should); and wrap with another episode of Drone Chat!  This time, we’ll tell you why DJI's Mavic Air is the perfect drone for almost everyone.   This episode supported by   Easily create a website...more

  • CultCast #319 - How Apple’s going to spend its MASSIVE fortune 💰🎉

    Jan 19 2018

    This week: Tim Cook is THRILLED with the US’ new tax overhaul, and has some exciting plans to spend Apple’s massive fortune.  Plus: forget other smart speakers—we’re tell you why we’re now even more excited for HomePod.  And stick around for our favorite movies, shows, and sausages in an all-new very weird What We’re Into!     This episode supported by From how to become more productive and professional to how to read body language, network, and negotiate, the Art of Charm podcast covers anythin...more

  • CultCast #318 - The weirdest, whackiest, & wonderfullest gadgets of CES 2018!

    Jan 12 2018

    This week: our list of the weirdest, whackiest, and wonderfullest gadgets of CES 2018!  Plus: Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, and hanging with Andy Dick—we remember our favorite stories from CES's of years past.   This episode supported by   From how to become more productive and professional to how to read body language, network, and negotiate, the Art of Charm podcast covers anything that will help you become a high-performer at home and at work.  Check it out at theartofcharm.com/podcast.   Casp...more

  • CultCast #317 - The $400 butt cleaner 🤔

    Jan 05 2018

    This week on a very fun, educational, and addictive CultCast: Everything you want to know about Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program, and why you should absolutely use it. We’ll tell you about Steve Job’s new fashion line soon to be sweeping the runways of a Costco near you We break down just how much money Tim Cook earned each week and each day in 2017. Spoiler: He’a rich yaaa’aaall!. A high-tech butt cleaner, a $400 cooler, and a powerhouse network attached storage — Faves N Raves i...more

  • CultCast #316 - The BEST Apple Gadgets of 2017!

    Dec 29 2017

    This week: our picks for the BEST Apple Gadge of 2017 💪🏼  Plus: Apple admits they are indeed slowing down older iPhones and Mac, but there’s more to the story than you’ve heard. We’ll tell you how to check if you’re affected, how to check your battery health, and how to prevent getting throttled.   This episode supported by   The single-router wifi model just doesn’t work for our increasingly high-bandwidth world. The EERO distributed system will blanket your home in hyper-fast, reliable WiFi,...more

  • CultCast #315 - Best TV of 2017!

    Dec 22 2017

    Ho Ho Hooo! This week on a very merry CultCast: Next-day delivery of iPhone X is a sprinkling of Christmas magic Updated AirPods are supposedly coming in 2018 How the iPhone almost never was HOT Tips: How to listen to Youtube videos when your iPad or iPhone screens are off How to picture-in-picture Youtube videos on your iPad And how to keep those pesky ads out of your Youtube videos for free And we wrap up with our favorite shows of 2017! To all our Cult friends, meeeeerry Christmas, h...more

  • CultCast #314 - Shakeup! Jony Ive takes back the design team

    Dec 15 2017

    This week: In a surprising turn of events, Jony Ive has taken back the reigns of Apple’s design team. The new iMac is out, and the reviews are coming in.  We’ll tell you what’s new about this beastly machine with a MONSTER price tag By the numbers: how much dough Apple earns every single second will help you realize what plebeians we all are And we wrap with how Apple got it right 2017, and what they need to do better in 2018!   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website q...more

  • CultCast #313 - All the best gadgets of 2017!

    Dec 08 2017

    This week: Everything you need to know about Apple Pay Cash. One of the best, most anticipated Apple TV apps fo 2017 is FINALLY available.  We’ll talk about that. Why are we so hard on Apple?  We recently received some harsh email from a critic asking that very question.   We wrap up with our huge list of the best gadgets of 2017!!     This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—B...more

  • CultCast #312 - Our favorite movies of 2017! (also, the Apple news)

    Dec 01 2017

    This week: The bigs ones.  The bangers.  It’s our favorite movies of 2017! The useful iPhone X gestures you haven’t heard about. Apple’s new Youtube channel and it’s actually pretty cool. The data for the LTE Apple watch is way more than we originally were told It’s the end of an era.  Jailbreaking is dead.   This episode supported by   Learn all you want for free with 30-day trial to LinkedIn Learning at http://linkedin.com/cultcast   If you just want great WiFi everywhere, check out an awa...more

  • CultCast #311 - The rocky history of HomePod

    Nov 24 2017

    This week: HomePod’s been delayed, we’ll talk about that, but Bloomberg put out an interesting piece on the history of the HomePod, and it gives previously undisclosed details of the device you may find very interesting. We gotta talk about net neutrality How Tesla just out Apple’d, Apple Is there still a point to Apple TV?   Tactics to get the best prices on all the Black Friday stuff you want Oh yeah, and 🦃 Gobble gobble yaaa’aaall! 🦃   This episode supported by   Learn all you want for fr...more

  • CultCast #310 - Two weeks with the X 🔥

    Nov 17 2017

    This week:  Two weeks with the X.  We’ll tell you what we like and what still sucks. Some very exciting new rumors about the next international of iPhone X Two big features coming you to in iOS 11.2 which is now in its 3rd beta What we tell you what we like and don’t about our favorite gadgets in a all-new under review 🤜🏼💥🤛🏼   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and g...more

  • CultCast #309 - iPhone X: Our top likes, our top dislikes!

    Nov 10 2017

    This week: the iPhone X may be Apple’s best phone, but it’s not perfect.  Catch our first week impressions to hear what we love (and what we don’t!) about Apple’s very spicy new iPhone. Plus: our top reasons to NOT buy an iPhone X; how to use Apple Pay cash to pay your friends an fam; and catch our list of X-rated tips, aka the really useful iPhone X tips and tricks you haven’t heard about.   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer c...more

  • CultCast #308 - iPhone X: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Nov 03 2017

    This week: iPhone X—the good, the bad… the ugly.  The reviews are in, we’ll tell you what people love and don’t about Apple’s newest iPhone.     Plus: how to speed up Face ID we’ll tell you about the clever new strategy Apple used to build massive hype for the iPhone X launch, and why it really pissed a lot of folks off.  And stick around for a very weird What We’re Into, where we reveal the stuff we’ve been dong in our lives that you should try too.   This episode supported by Build a beautiful...more

  • CultCast #307 - The best iPhone X deals & our fave gadgets 🔥🚨🚒

    Oct 27 2017

    This week: How to get the best deal on your iPhone X, save yourself some serious buckets Why Woz says the iPhone X will be the first iPhone he won’t buy day one Would you let your delivery man enter your house when you’re not home? We discuss Amazon key! Plus we’ll tell what we like and don’t about the gadgets we’re reviewing in an all-new Under Review   This episode supported by CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can use co...more

  • CultCast #306 - The iPhone X pre-order strategies you need to know about!

    Oct 20 2017

    This week: you’ll have mere seconds to lock down your iPhone X pre-order on October 27th, and if you’re not ready, you’ll be waiting months!  We’ve got the strategies you’ll need to employ to have your order placed seconds after the X goes live.     Plus: Steve Wozniak just launched his first new product in years, and it’s actually pretty cool; the really dumb Mac accessory you’ll definitely want; Apple taps one of Hollywood’s best for a new TV series; and stick around for Leander’s new $10,000 ...more

  • CultCast #305 - How HomeKit got SUPERCHARGED in iOS 11 💪🏼

    Oct 13 2017

    This week: live in the home of the future, today!  We’ll tell you how with iOS 11’s huge improvements in the Home app and HomeKit.  Plus: there’s a new Apple ID phishing scam you need to know about; there’s been a disappointing development with Apple’s AR glasses; we have to talk about the hundreds of new emoji coming at you in iOS 11.1; and we’ve got a svelte iPhone 8 case, a MacBook Pro sleeve made from real sheep, and a new power brick that’ll charge your MacBook, iPhone, Nintendo Switch—EVER...more

  • CultCast #304 - Steve Job’s greatest product

    Oct 06 2017

    This week: a company unlike any other, some say Steve Job’s greatest product was Apple itself, but how have they fared in the 6 years since his passing?  Leander shares the cold hard facts.  Plus: Leander’s long soliloquy about his new love, the 4K Apple TV; an iOS 11 software trick doubles your iPhone storage; and we’ll wrap up our favorite minimalist cases for your iPhone 7, 8, and X.   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code ...more

  • CultCast #303 - Face ID is a Triumph of Machine Learning

    Sep 29 2017

    This week: why iPhone X's Face ID is an astounding accomplishment! Plus: the new and notable features in macOS High Sierra; Bill Gates finally ditches his Windows Phone; Leander’s writing a new Tim Cook book; Erfon talks about the best 4K television money can buy; and we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about the gadgets we’re reviewing in an all-new under review!   This episode supported by Audible, the home of over 150,000 audio books from practically every genre in existence.  Grab Leander'...more

  • CultCast #302 - Why you should get the iPhone 8 (but probably won’t)

    Sep 22 2017

    This week: iPhone 8 reviews are in!  We’ll tell you what everyone loves Apple’s newest phone, and why you should get one (but probably won’t).  Plus: we round up the reviews for Apple Watch series 3, and argue over which model is best. And stick around for what we don’t like about iPhone X; Apple’s A11 chip hits a surprising benchmark; tests show iPhone 8 wireless charging is abysmally slow; Apple quietly hikes their iDevice prices; and we’ll tell you all the best AR apps you need to try.   This...more

  • CultCast #301 - Our iPhone X event reactions!

    Sep 13 2017

    This week: we react to everything announced at Apple's iPhone X press event! Plus, we’ll tell you everything we now know about iPhone X, iPhone 8, the new Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch Series 3, the AirPods update, and the new AirPower charging mat.  It’s a packed show.  Better hit play, fam!   This episode supported by Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of sink and bounce, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why at Casper.com/cultcast,and get $50 towards any mattress wi...more

  • CultCast #300 - Incredible extravagance of the Steve Jobs Theater

    Sep 08 2017

    This week: a look inside the new Steve Jobs Theater, a beautiful spectacle of technology and architecture, a physical manifestationof the Apple ethos, and a true and fitting monumen..  And like any Apple product, it packs some features that will delight you. Plus: why it will probably be damn near impossible to purchase an iPhone 8, and we’ll pitch you our favorite gadgets then vote on which is best in an all new Faves ’N Raves!   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website q...more

  • CultCast #299 - Our iPhone 8 event predictions 📲

    Sep 01 2017

    This week: IT’S OFFICIAL—Apple’s next iPhone event is September 12th!  Tune in to catch our hardware predictions, plus, we take a look at the leaked iPhone 8 UI, and how the new phone will work without a home button. Next, we'll regale you with the story behind the evolution of the Apple logo, and the story you’ve never heard about its iconic bite.  And stick around for an all-new What We’re Into, where Leander tells us why Game of Thrones has turned into his most despised show!   This episode s...more

  • CultCast #298 - iPhone 8... keynote date! 🙌🏼

    Aug 25 2017

    This week: Even more juicy details leak on iPhone 8, plus a report says the keynote reveal is right around the corner. Leander shares the strange twist in Apple’s autonomous car project Why the 13” MacBook Pro might soon become your favorite Mac Story time with L Kahney - he’s going to share the highlights from his whirlwind tour of Japan and other defenseless Asian lands. Plus Erfon recalls what it’s like in the darkness of a total solar eclipse.   This episode supported by   CultCloth will k...more

  • CultCast #297 - Why Apple may make your next TV 📺

    Aug 18 2017

    This week:  Apple makes a major play to become the next HBO, meanwhile, intriguing new images surface showing what looks to be what we all thought had died—the long lost Apple Television.  Plus: a trusted source says Apple’s next Watch will be more boring that we hoped; and finally… eating bugs… Thai Tinder… yes, Buster Heine is back to share strange stories from his travels deep into the heart of Thailand.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace....more

  • CultCast #296 - What’s next for  Watch?

    Aug 11 2017

    This week:  what does Apple have in store for the next version of  Watch?  We’ll roundup the current rumors and reveal our Gen 3 wish list.  Then: could Face ID actually replace Touch ID on iPhone 8?  We have concerns.  Plus: proof that a 4K Apple TV is right around the corner; more incredible demos of AR Kit; and we share our favorite new shows, movies, and board games in an all-new What We’re Into!   This episode supported by   The single-router wifi model just doesn’t work for our increasing...more

  • CultCast #295 - Big HomePod and iPhone 8 leaks… directly from Apple!

    Aug 04 2017

    This week: Apple just accidentally leaked major details about the iPhone 8 and HomePod.  Whoopsie!  We’ll tell you everything we’ve learned.    Plus: leaked audio files show off the HomePods cool UI sounds; we reveal exclusive new audio of the HomePod's boot-up noise;  Buster’s shares a very special announcement; and we wrap with our reviews of the best internet-connected security cameras and the hawt new flagship Olympus OM-D EM-1 mirrorless camera in an all-new Under Review 🔥🔥🔥   This episo...more

  • CultCast #294 - Snag your free MacBook Pro!

    Jul 28 2017

    This week:  Parts shortages force Apple to start handing out free MacBook Pros, and everyone on the internet wants a piece of the action. You knew Jony Ive designed some of Apple’s most iconic products, but did you know he also helped craft one of Star Wars most nefarious light sabers?   Apple discontinues two of their most iconic products. And stay tuned for all our favorite new stuff in another episode of What We’re Into!     This episode supported by   BlueApron - a better way to cook! Get ...more

  • CultCast #293 - Why Apple’s making an iPhone Pro

    Jul 21 2017

    This week:  Why Apple’s making an iPhone Pro, a tech-packed cutting-edge phone that will showcase what Cupertino is capable of.   Genius Bar jackpot!  Aka, why the Genius Bar sometimes replaces your old broken tech for a brand new model.   Stick around for a super-powerful electric long board, a HomeKit-enabled ceiling fan, and pro-level keyboard case for your iPad Pro in an all-new Under Review 🤖   This episode supported by   You might know of Shutterstock as home to royalty-free photos. But...more

  • CultCast #292 - Why even audiophiles are hyped for HomePod

    Jul 14 2017

    This week:  the magic of HomePod!  We’ll tell you about the built-in audio tech that's getting even the most ardent audiophiles hyped about Apple’s new smart speaker.   Plus: why iPhone 8’s biggest features may be disabled at launch Why you can grab free Beats in Apple's new back to school promo without being in college The fascinating story behind Steve Jobs' iconic turtleneck More of iOS 11’s best unknown features And we wrap with the heart warming story of why Steve Jobs insisted on always b...more

  • CultCast #291 - How the iPhone was made magical 🦄

    Jul 07 2017

    This week: it’s easy to ignore how intuitive it is to use an iPhone, but behind those vast array of simple swipes and taps was an entire team of designers who painstakingly crafted the sophisticated interactions that give the iPhone its magic.     This week we'll tell you the stories behind inertial scrolling, swipe to unlock, and Bas Ording, the man who brought iOS to life using the physics of our natural world.   This episode supported by   You might know of Shutterstock as home to royalty-fre...more

  • CultCast #290 - Camaraderie, chaos, and the original iPhone launch stories you’ve never heard

    Jun 30 2017

    This week: you’d never know it from Steve Job’s effortless keynote introduction, but the original iPhone was plagued with huge design and production issues that almost made Apple call it quits, right up until the day it was released!  To commemorate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, we’ll recount some of the incredible stories behind iPhone’s beleaguered early days, and celebrate how Apple pulled off one of the greatest device launches in history.   And stay tuned for an all-new What We're Into!   ...more

  • CultCast #289 - The powerful iOS 11 features you haven’t heard of 💪🏼

    Jun 23 2017

    This week:   More of the powerful new iOS 11 features you’ve never heard of.  The talented app which will harnesses the power of Apple’s  new augmented reality features   Scott Forstall is back, and he’s sharing the bizarre story of how the original iPhone really came to be.  Everything you need to know about HEIF, the JPEG-killing format Apple is adopting Cliff jumping in our loin cloths   This episode supported by   BlueApron - a better way to cook! Get your first 3 meals free with free ship...more

  • CultCast #288 - iPad Pro and HomePod get great reviews! 🤜🏼💥🤛🏼

    Jun 16 2017

    This week:  Reviews for the new iPad Pro and HomePod are bonkers Someone in the Apple supply chain just accidentally leaked some of iPhone 8’s marquee features Speed tests show a big improvement in the new MacBook Pro Apple finally offers us iCloud Storage sharing Our favorite unannounced iOS 11 features And we’ll tell you what we like (and don’t) about the apps and gadgets we’re currently testing in an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website q...more

  • CultCast 287 - Reactions to the best WWDC in years 🔥

    Jun 06 2017

    This week: in one of the most exciting and action-packed keynotes in years, Apple updates just about everything they’ve got.  Hot off the event, catch our reactions plus our picks for best in show!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Check out the Cult of Mac  Watch store for a curated selection of our favorite straps, all available for prices far le...more

  • CultCast #286 - WWDC Product Predictions! 🕺🕺🕺

    Jun 02 2017

    This week: new evidence points to one of the most hardware-packed WWDCs in years!  Add in four new OS reveals and, by golly, you have one heckuva exciting show.  We’ll tell you all we know, and share all the products we predict will hit the stage.   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling ...more

  • CultCast #285 - $1200 for iPhone 8!?

    May 26 2017

    This week:  Rumors point to a big iPhone 8 price hike.  What’s the max you would pay?  Intel makes a huge move to push Thunderbolt into the mainstream Ikea about to drop tons of great HomeKit gadgets on us DJI’s Spark selfie drone is a compact powerhouse And we’ll tell you about the weird and whacky gadgets we’re reviewing in an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by Blue Apron makes it easy to cook delicious meals at home.  See their upcoming menu and get your first three meals fre...more

  • CultCast #284 - New MacBook Pros at WWDC!

    May 19 2017

    This week: new MacBook Pros at WWDC?  Insiders say yes!  We’ll tell you all we know.  Plus: why future Macs are about to get much faster CPUs; Apple makes a big move to bring manufacturing back to the US; and we’ll wrap up with 5 weird and whacky facts about the new Apple Park campus.   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7...more

  • CultCast #283 - WWDC hardware expectations! 🕺

    May 12 2017

    This week:  It’s official, the WWDC keynote takes place June 5th, so here are our hardware expectations 🕺 Apple quietly acquires one of the world’s best sleep tracking technologies Why Amazon’s Prime video app may FINALLY be coming to your Apple TV Our first impressions of the Amazon Echo Show, and the features we hope Apple steals from it And stick around for a completely weird, totally tribal What We’re Into, the segment where we reveal the all the non-tech stuff we’re currently enjoying.  ...more

  • CultCast #282 - Will Apple's Siri smart speaker suck?

    May 05 2017

    This week:  Apple’s secret Siri speaker may be announced at WWDC—we’ll tell you everything (we think) we know about it.   Why AirPods are the best product Apple’s made in years Why Microsoft’s MacBook clone is actually great for Apple fans We deconstruct and decode Tim Cook’s mysterious and quickly deleted accidental tweet, and you’ll be shocked at the truth!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to ...more

  • CultCast #281 - Introducing Apple Store 2.0

    Apr 28 2017

    This week:  Apple stores are about to get a massive 2.0 overhaul, and we’ve got all the details Why the iPhone 8 may launch super late with no OLED Final Cut Pro X hits a massive milestone Google co-founder makes a flying car, and you’re gonna want one!  We reveal our favorite new gadgets in an all new Under Review 🕺   This episode supported by Blue Apron makes it easy to cook delicious meals at home.  See their upcoming menu and get your first three meals free at BlueApron.com/CultCast.   Cu...more

  • CultCast #280 - The iPhone 8 leaks begin! 🙌🏼

    Apr 21 2017

    This week: we deconstruct the new iPhone 8 leaks! We’ll tell what we’ve learned.     Plus: Apple starts testing the driverless car they’re totally not working on; and the best iOS apps for all you marijuana connoisseurs.    This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited ...more

  • CultCast #279 - Undercover in an iPhone production factory!

    Apr 14 2017

    This week: Official new Nvidia drivers make your Mac compatible with the best GPUs on the market! A mole gives us our best look yet at what it’s really like to work in an iPhone factory Apple has a secret team working on ‘breakthrough’ diabetes treatment with the Apple Watch The saga of Ron Wayne, the forgotten Apple co-founder who traded his 22 billion dollars of Apple stock for just $800.   This episode supported by VideoBlocks, the affordable, subscription-based stock media site that givesy...more

  • CultCast #278 - Apple reveals their Mac plans… on purpose!

    Apr 07 2017

    This week: Apple just revealed their future Mac plans… on purpose!  It’s unprecedented, and we’ll unpack it all for you. Apple promises an all-new “rethought” Mac Pro and Apple display.   Why the Mac Pro failed. Apple’s plans to make the Mac “Pro” again. New Pro-level iMacs coming this year. Leander reviews the top-secret new Sonos speaker Erfon’s couldn’t talk about. Erfon reviews a clever  Watch stand that Buster hates but true Mac fans will love!   This episode supported by Build a beaut...more

  • CultCast #277 - MORE weird & wacky Apple products that time forgot!

    Mar 31 2017

    This week: We’ve found even MORE of the weirdest and wackiest Apple products that time forgot The best new features in iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4. Rumors mills say Apple may resurrect the PowerBook! iPhone 8 rumors point to a backside TouchID The sources of Steve Jobs best one-liners A wobbly British guy tries to ski   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautifu...more

  • CultCast #276 - Our Apple hardware announcement reactions 🔥

    Mar 24 2017

    This week: our reactions to all Apple’s new products 💪🏼  Apple’s new iPad is cheaper, fatter, heavier, and underpowered Why the iPad Mini Pro is kind of a ripoff Two reasons you should not buy a Product Red iPhone 7 What is Apple’s new Clips app do?  We’ll give you the rundown Why Leander’s got mixed feelings about his new Pioneer SPH-DA120 Car Play stereo Erfon’s reviews the Think Tank Helipack V2, a gigantic backpack built for your DJI Phantom   This episode supported by Blue Apron make...more

  • CultCast #275 - How Apple will make iPad SEXY again 📱💄💋

    Mar 17 2017

    This week: Apple’s about to overhaul the iPad, and it’s long overdue!  Plus: why Steve Jobs was cool with your kids using an iPad, but not his own; how the technology we love might be making us all stupid;  and we wrap up with an all new CultCast Choices, the game of great gifts with strange side effects... This episode supported by Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattres...more

  • CultCast #274 - Hackers turn our gadgets against us!

    Mar 10 2017

    This week:  the CIA loses control of its iPhone hacking arsenal, and computer crooks turn your gadgets against you.  Plus: why iPhone 8 may arrive later than you hoped; our favorite Apple Airport replacement routers; and we discuss the non-Apple gear we’re currently obsessing over in an all-new and aptly named What We’re Into   This week: The CIA loses control of its iPhone hacking arsenal! Computer crooks turn your gadgets against you. Why iPhone 8 may arrive later than you hoped. Our favorite...more

  • CultCast #273 - Tim Cook's gonna make Apple “Pro" again!

    Mar 03 2017

    This week:  Tim Cook promises to make Apple “Pro" again!  We discuss. iPhone ditching Lightning for USB C Spotify about to go Hi-Fi Why your next iPhone screen might read your fingerprints Leander pitches a new favorite pair of Bluetooth headphones The best iPhone bumper case in the land!   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   What is Backblaze? It’s u...more

  • CultCast #272 - Five Years!

    Feb 24 2017

    This week:  We celebrate 5 years! We regale you with some of our favorite stories from past shows Our hardware expectations from Apple’s rumored March event Why iPhone 8’s wireless charging will probably be lame Apple has five teams working on their next-generation charging tech Why iPhone 8’s camera could pump out industrial-grade slow motion Steve Jobs gets a beautiful new home on Apple’s spaceship campus. This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespac...more

  • CultCast #271 - BIG changes coming to iPhone 8 📱 🎉

    Feb 17 2017

    This week: iPhone 8 is getting a huge makeover with edge-to-edge screen, wireless charging, huge battery, and more. We’ll fill you in. End of the Home Button and Touch ID. The riches you’d have if you bought Apple IPO stock A 4K Apple TV is on the way The best 4K televisions TV of yore you need to watch The search for the perfect corn dog Join us for a live CultCast on Friday, February 24 at 12PM Pacific Time!  Tune in at Live.TheCultCast.Com This episode supported by CultCloth will keep you...more

  • CultCast #270 - The BEST Apple discounts

    Feb 10 2017

    This week:  How to get significant discounts on Apple gadgets The INSANELY SPECIAL doorknobs at Apple’s Spaceship HQ The fat paychecks earned by Jony Ive’s industrial designers  iPhone 8 to come in a plus plus size Wireless charging is all but confirmed for all three iPhone 8 sizes Next iPhone could cost more than $1,000! How to get a massive discount on Final Cut and Logic Pro X We reveal our favorite new shows and movies in an all new, What We’re Into Yaaa’aaall 💪🏼   This episode supported...more

  • CultCast #269 - Our favorite gadgets! 💋

    Feb 03 2017

    This week: astounding facts and figures from Apple’s newest earnings report;  Nintendo promises a bunch of new iOS games; how to get the best deal in cloud storage; affordable options for your first drone; the perfect minimalist strap for your mirrorless camera; and we pitch you our favorite gadgets in an all-new Fave N Raves!  💪🏼   This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build...more

  • CultCast #268 - The whacky Apple products time forgot!

    Jan 27 2017

    This week: Apple’s weirdest, whackiest, and worst products!  Plus: how Michael Scott almost single-handedly destroyed Apple; the cool new features in the iOS and macOS betas; facial recognition is coming to iPhone; and a look at the beautiful prototypes that led to some of Apple’s most iconic products.’   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   BlueA...more

  • CultCast #267 - 2017 bringing another new Macbook Pro!

    Jan 20 2017

    This week: 2017 brings the super-charged MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for—yes, another update!  Then, a former employee says Tim Cook's making Apple boring...  Is it true?  Plus: we get more evidence Apple will be making TV shows and movies; and iPhone 8 may be packing friggin’ lasers and facial recognition.   This episode supported by  Build a beautiful, responsive website quick atSquarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Cult...more

  • CultCast #266 - Apple’s augmented reality glasses!

    Jan 13 2017

    This week: we reveal our current favorite gadgets!  Plus: is MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar a gimmick?  Then: Apple set to unveil three new iPads; rumors point to an Apple augmented reality headset later this year; and don’t miss our exhaustive AirPods review—we tell you what we love and we what we don’t!   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Ca...more

  • CultCast #265 - Worst gadgets of CES 2017!

    Jan 06 2017

    This week: the worst gadgets of CES 2017!  Yup, we run through the gizmos no one on the earth actually needs.  Then we spice things up with our most hotly anticipated tech of 2017.  And finally, we’re gonna be real with you guys… Apple had a rough 2016.  But that’s all behind us now.  It’s a new year. It’s a fresh start.  We discuss what Apple needs to get right in 2017. On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r  This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.c...more

  • CultCast #264 - Best gadgets of 2016!

    Dec 30 2016

    This week, it's our epic final episode of 2016!  We’ll wrap up the year with our hands-on review of the hottness themselves, Apple’s AirPods.  Then… is Apple’s “Golden Era” drawing to a close?  We discuss.  And finally, ya’ll know we review a lot of products during the year—we’ll reveal our absolute favorite gadgets of 2016!   This episode supported by CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can get 20% off your order with code JET...more

  • CultCast #263 - AirPods! The good, the bad, the amazing.

    Dec 23 2016

    This week: everything we like (and don’t) about AirPods; the insider way to lock down your own AirPods without waiting 6 weeks; Apple’s Mac division has a falling out with Jony Ive; and we remember the best of Apple, 2016. This episode supported by   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can get 20% off your order with code JETBLACK at CultCloth.co. On the show this week @erfon / @lewiswallace / “at” David Pierini   Mac divis...more

  • CultCast #262 - AirPod alternatives & the BEST shows of 2016!

    Dec 16 2016

    This week: an honest look at Mario Run; better-sounding AirPod alternatives; the cool new stuff in the iOS and tvOS updates; and we reveal the hands-down best tv shows of 2016!   This episode supported by   Jamf Now's cloud-based Mobile Device Management is the affordable way to manage the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace, and you can manage 3 devices free at jamf.com/CultCast.   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you...more

  • CultCast #261 - Apple’s next big thing?

    Dec 09 2016

    This week: why Apple is done chasing big hit products.  Plus: the demise of Pebble Watch is a bad omen for wearables; Foxconn secretly prepares to make more Apple products in the US; and we remember our favorite movies of 2016! This episode supported by   Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors. Get a free trial set at Harrys.com and score free post shave balm with code CultCast at checkout.   CultCloth will keep your iP...more

  • CultCast #260 - Hackintosh Monster Mac!

    Dec 02 2016

    This week: why building a Hackintosh can get you the monster Mac you’ve always wanted.  Plus: Apple analyst Ming-Chi Quo reveals iPhone 8’s marquee feature; AirPods ship date is finally revealed; and stick around for our top Apple Airport router replacement picks! This episode supported by Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amou...more

  • CultCast #259 - Secret Apple project stalling Mac updates?

    Nov 24 2016

    This week: is a secret Apple project stalling Mac updates?  It wouldn’t be the first time… Plus: Apple teases Black Friday deals; Airport routers are dead, and the Mac Pro might be next;  the future of Time Machine; why iPad should be iOS/OS X hybrid; and Jony Ive’s new role designing Apple itself. This episode supported by Might Tees’ artful Steve Jobs, Woz, Apple and Star Trek tees are worn Will Wheaton, LeVar Burton, co-founders at Bad Robot, Chris Hardwick, Veronica Belmont, and even Steve ...more

  • CultCast #258 - MacBook Pro w/TouchBar: the good, the bad, the ugly

    Nov 18 2016

    This week: the reviews are in! We’ll tell you what praises and complaints reviewers have about new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.  Plus: the one Touch Bar feature you’ll absolutely covet; why the new “Designed by Apple in California” book is an artifact Apple fans will love; Apple quietly rebuilds a library of their gadgets long past; how to get the best Black Friday deals; and Buster reviews the hawt new Mavic Pro drone by DJI, then crashes it into a cliff.    This episode supported by   Harry’s s...more

  • CultCast #257 - Apple augments reality!

    Nov 11 2016

    This week: early reviews show new MacBook Pro is a video editing powerhouse; Apple’s massive interest in augmented reality; rumors of a Jet White iPhone; AirPods to finally start shipping; new dongle discounts; and finally—is Apple still developing an electric car? This episode supported by Might Tees’ artful Steve Jobs, Woz, Apple and Star Trek tees are worn Will Wheaton, LeVar Burton, co-founders at Bad Robot, Chris Hardwick, Veronica Belmont, and even Steve Wozniak himself.  And without Might...more

  • CultCast #256 - Why we’re canceling our MacBook Pro order

    Nov 04 2016

    This week:  we’ve canceled our MacBook Pro order! It’s true, and we’ll you why...  Plus: we compare new MacBook Pro’s performance to older models and similarly priced machines;  Apple call it quits on external displays;  and, the end of an era—one of Mac’s most iconic features gets retired.   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhere love them.  Learn why and get $50 towards any mattress at Casper...more

  • CultCast #255 - Our Hello Again Mac Event Reactions!

    Oct 28 2016

    This week: Happy?  Disappointed?  Downright pissed off?  Don’t miss our Hello Again Mac event reactions!  Plus: everything we know about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, and the two big omissions in Apple TV’s new TV app.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   What do YOU think of the new MacBook...more

  • CultCast #254 Hello, indeed!

    Oct 21 2016

    This week: is Apple is about to make massive updates across the entire Mac line?  Don’t miss our Oct. 27 Mac event predictions!  Plus: everything we know about Nintendo Switch, and why we already love it.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore r...more

  • CultCast #253 - Eatercising

    Oct 14 2016

    This week: tips, tricks, and techniques to take beautiful iPhone photos and build a following on Instagram. Plus: the crazy exploding Samsung Galaxy Note saga ends in a strange twist; rumors point to Macs with radically new e-ink keyboards;  and an honest look at Siri vs. the AI competition.   This episode supported by   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can get 20% off your order with code JETBLACK at CultCloth.co.   An...more

  • CultCast #252 - Galaxy Grenades

    Oct 07 2016

    This week: revamped iPads coming this spring; Apple lays the groundwork for the next era of personal technology; how smart homes get hacked; Google’s Pixel phone vs. iPhone 7; and we reveal our favorite new iOS and Mac apps!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. Easiest   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam ...more

  • CultCast #251 - Big October Mac event?

    Sep 30 2016

    This week: reports point to a big Mac event coming in October!  We’ll tell you why we expect more than just overhauled MacBook Pros...  Plus: we remember Steve Jobs, and what made him so damned good; why the jet black iPhone 7 is impossible to find; and stay tuned for drone chat, where we discuss the super cool new drones hitting the market.   This episode supported by   Dollar Shave Club delivers amazing razors right to your door for a third of the price of what the greedy razor corporations ...more

  • CultCast #250 - Seven days with iPhone 7

    Sep 23 2016

    This week: seven days with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2—we’ll tell you what we love (and don’t) about Apple’s newest iPhone and Watch.  Plus: Hissgate, explained; auto-unlocking your Mac with an Apple Watch; and if you’re wondering how to use picture-in-picture mode on Youtube videos in macOS Sierra, we’ll reveal just how to get it working.   This episode supported by   Dollar Shave Club delivers amazing razors right to your door for a third of the price of what the greedy razor corporat...more

  • CultCast #249 - #JazzHands

    Sep 16 2016

    This week: should you buy Airpods?  The reviews are in, and we’re excited.  Plus: the iPhone 7 carrier deals you need to know about; iPhone 7 smashes pre-order expectations; Series 1 vs. Series 2 Apple Watch; and, Apple, the new NASA?   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer codeCultCastat checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Audible, the home of over 150,000 audio books from practically every genre in ex...more

  • CultCast #248 - iPhone 7 event reactions!

    Sep 08 2016

    This episode: our iPhone 7 event reactions! iPhone 7, AirPods, the new Apple Watch—we’ll cover everything Apple announced this week, and tell you what we like, what we don’t, and what we’ll be spending our own hard-earned monies on.  Plus: Nintendo's big move into iOS, and how to lock down the exact iPhone you want when the pre-orders go live..   This episode supported by   TunnelBear, the simple privacy app that makes it easy to browse privately and enjoy a more open internet. Visit GetTunn...more

  • CultCast #247 - Kahney’s Shady Banana Tree Holdings INC

    Sep 02 2016

    This week: what new hardware will Apple bestow upon us at the iPhone 7 event next week?  Don’t miss our predictions!  Plus: new video shows iPhone 7 Plus in the wild;  and we explain Apple’s Irish tax woes, then argue about it.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful. Easiest   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory fo...more

  • CultCast #246 - iPhone 8 Plus… Edge?

    Aug 26 2016

    This week:  You’ve heard of Samsung’s Galaxy Edge… but is an iPhone 8 Plus Edge on the way?  Some respected analysts say yes.  Plus: iPhone 7 Plus with dual lens was just spotted on the streets; iOS 9.3.5 fixes one of the most invasive iOS exploits to date; Tim Cook just made FAT STACKS of cash; and if the rumors prove true, Apple is working on a new social network… to take on Snap Chat.  No, seriously.   This episode supported by   TunnelBear, the simple privacy app that makes it easy to br...more

  • CultCast #245 - Tuck tails

    Aug 19 2016

    This week: leaks point to some excellent upgrades coming to the smaller iPhone 7—we’ll give you the scoop.  Plus: get ready for iPhone 7, we have a launch date; Apple Watch 2 leaks points to the arrival of a sorely-needed feature; new models and “revolutionary” upgrades are coming to the iPad line; and stick around for CultCast Choices, the game that pits one bad choice against another.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offe...more

  • CultCast #244 - The new Pros, Cometh

    Aug 12 2016

    This week: new Macbook Pros, incoming!  We have even more details to share on the “significant” updates coming soon to Apple’s Macbook Pro line.  Plus: iPhone 7 may get a Quad HD display and pressure-sensitive home button; Apple’s plans for a “killer” new health device; and we review our favorite new hover boards and smart scales on an all new Under Review.   This episode supported by   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memory foam and latex, and people everywhe...more

  • CultCast #243 - Bustin' a squirt

    Aug 05 2016

    This week: the controversy around iOS 10’s new gun emoji;  we compare Instagram’s new stories feature to Snapchat's; Gwyneth Paltrow brings her coding skills to ‘Planet of the Apps’; we attended a 5-day Apple II festival, we’ll tell you the cool parts; and stick around for the best ways to find specific Pokémon in 'Pokémon GO’.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build...more

  • CultCast #242 - Big Bob’s Back

    Jul 29 2016

    This week:  iPhone 7 gets a new 3D Touch home button and a September 9th launch date!  Plus: why we may be only weeks away from Apple’s Macbook Pro and Apple Watch 2 launch event; the big gun is back—Apple puts Big Bob Mansfield at the helm of their top secret Apple Car project; one of the internet’s best web series is now an Apple Music exclusive; and stick around for apps, man—we’ve got some sweet picks for you.   This episode supported by TunnelBear, the simple privacy app that makes i...more

  • CultCast #241 - Hands off our Pokéballs

    Jul 22 2016

    This week: leaked codenames might mean no iPhone 7 Pro; a new trademark alludes to a new wireless version of your white-wired EarPods; forget the debit card, Apple Pay is coming to an ATM near you; and, have you outgrown Apple’s Calendar, Mail, Notes, or other native apps?  We’ll tell you our favorite replacements!   This episode supported by   If you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in sparkling clean condition, you’ll love CultCloth.  Chec...more

  • CC2ndHour: "The Console Wars," with Blake J. Harris

    Jul 15 2016

    Guest Blake J. Harris, author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, regales us with the story of the 90s video game battle that pitted newcomer, Sega of America, against Nintendo, an unstoppable force, and maker of Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, and the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • CultCast #240 - Pokemania

    Jul 15 2016

    This week: why Pokemon Go is the smash iOS hit Nintendo needed;  iPhone 7 may get the extended battery life we’ve all been asking for;  Cult of Mac’s bizarre connection to Apple’s new Planet of the Apps TV show; and... which is manlier summer attire, mid-rift shirts or short shorts?  We answer life’s most intriguing questions on an all-new Get To Know Ur Cultist.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checko...more

  • CultCast #239 - FourChins

    Jul 08 2016

    This week: the best ways to get your gadgets the AppleCare protection you want, but without the AppleCare prices you don’t.  Plus: the iPhone 7 may have more storage than you expected; taking over Tidal could mean CD quality streaming is coming to Apple Music; hands on with the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas; “the fappening” hacker heads to the slammer; this year’s iPhone Photography Award winners prove your iPhone is all your need to create captivating images.    This episode supported by   ...more

  • CultCast #238 - Gruber & Gruber

    Jul 01 2016

    This week: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry—wait till you hear the latest lawsuit aimed right at Apple’s biggest products.  Plus: leaked photos of EarPods with a lightning connector look better than expected; why we may never get 3rd party Apple Watch faces; Netflix adding a feature they swore would never happen; and a man builds a vibrant photography career in the world of sports with nothing but his iPhone. Oh, and Val Kilmer dances with a carrot in his derriere.  Just hit play already.   This episod...more

  • CultCast #237 - Point 'n shoots, bro

    Jun 24 2016

    This week: everything we think we know about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7!  Plus: price leaks indicate we may get an iPhone 7 “Pro”; the one feature Android phones have that we envy; and we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about the gadgets we’re reviewing—it’s an all-new Under Review.   This episode supported by   Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in sparkling clean condition, you’ll lo...more

  • CultCast #236 - When the curtains close...

    Jun 17 2016

    This week: it's our WWDC 2016 reactions!  Plus: all the WWDC announcements worth getting excited about; the best hidden OS features not mentioned on stage; more confirmation that a Macbook Pro with OLED touch bar is imminent; and a very strange iPhone 7 rumor surfaces.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also ...more

  • CultCast #235 - 2Legit2Quit

    Jun 10 2016

    This week: it’s our WWDC 2016 predictions! We’ll tell you what hardware and software to expect.  Plus: Apple makes huge changes to the prices you’ll pay for apps; this year’s Back to School specials are some of Apple’s best yet; and Steve Jobs... the opera?  Don’t miss more weird and wild stories from the Cult of Mac.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  ...more

  • CultCast #234 - Macbook Pro spy photos!

    Jun 03 2016

    This week: Macbook Pro spy photos reveal some juicy new features, but some old favorites go bye-bye…  Plus: Apple may finally update its ancient Thunderbolt display; why moving iPhone to a three year update cycle would suck; and stay tuned for more weird and wacky super-fan stories from the Cult of Mac.     This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer codeCultCastat checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Tunn...more

  • CultCast #233 - Mr. Meme

    May 27 2016

    This week: Macbook Pro about to get its biggest refresh ever!  Plus: Apple’s plans to rival Amazon’s Echo; Apple gets serious about iCar charging stations; more great stories from the Cult of Mac; the state of gaming in OS X, iOS, and tvOS; and we set aside our agendas to discuss YOUR topics in an all-new As You Wish.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And...more

  • CultCast #232 - Techno-Utopian Baloney

    May 20 2016

    This week: Apple makes a curious investment in China’s version of Uber; iPhones that charge wirelessly in your pocket; Siri is coming to a Mac near you; more weird and wacky stories from the Cult of Mac; and we tell you what we like (and what we don’t) about the gadgets we’re currently testing in an all-new Under Review.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  ...more

  • CultCast #231 - Age of wonder!

    May 13 2016

    This week: Apple aims to end music downloads; you can now live stream your aerial drone flights to iDevices worldwide;  staggering facts about who’s making money in the app store; creators of Siri demo an even smarter AI; the ridiculous resale value of old Apple tech; and we reveal our Lust List of the gadgets we currently coveting.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get pa...more

  • CultCast #230 - The MacGyver Factor

    May 06 2016

    This week: why the iPhone 7s could have features “you’ve never dreamed of"; Apple’s woes in China cause their stock to plummet; the community of fans keeping Apple’s history alive; our favorite Apple Watch faces; embarrassing stories of dates gone wrong; and Kool and the Gang steals our girlfriend!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Casper’s ...more

  • CultCast #229 - Alex’s Apple Orchard

    Apr 29 2016

    This week: Apple’s 13-year record revenue streak is broken;  our best picture yet of iPhone 7 features; rumors point to a faster, untethered Apple Watch 2; Apple has a huge increase in R&D spending, but where’s the money going?  And stick around for more stories from the Cult of Mac.  This week: a 15-year-old mows lawns, then uses the money to build one of the world’s best Apple collections.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small ...more

  • CultCast #228 - Little red corvette, y’aaaall!

    Apr 22 2016

    This week: why the new iPad Pro screen is “practically perfect”; stories from the "Cult of Mac"; our most anticipated WWDC 2016 announcements; a look at Apple’s newly updated MacBooks; Apple’s secret plan to create hit TV shows; and have you ever wondered how rich you’d be if you invested in Apple’s IPO instead of buying their computers?  We break down the numbers.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get ...more

  • CultCast #227 - Viking steel

    Apr 15 2016

    This week: how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple.  Plus: the reason Jony Ive now has a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange cultural phenomenon we’ve been secretly loving in an all-new What We’re Into.   Join our new Reddit community to discuss current episodes and submit and vote on story topics for future episodes! http://reddit.com/r/TheCultCast   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software d...more

  • CultCast #226 - 4 inches of magic

    Apr 08 2016

    This week: we look into the past at some of the most pivotal moments in Apple’s 40-year history.  Plus: why the iPhone 7 Plus may be your only choice for dual cameras; what it’s like downsizing from the iPhone 6s to the SE; and we pitch our favorite new tech and vote on which is best in an all-new Faves N Raves!   Join our new Reddit community to discuss current episodes and submit and vote on story topics for future episodes! http://reddit.com/r/TheCultCast   This episode supported by...more

  • CultCast #225 - Burrito Beard

    Apr 01 2016

    CultCast #225 - Burrito Beard   This week: rumors point to an iPhone 7s with drastic redesign, facial recognition, and the return to a glass front and back.  Plus: folks around the world line up for the Tesla  Model 3; Apple’s making a show about apps hosted by megastar Willie AM; why the new iPad Pro is not a notebook replacement for the masses; in a bizarre plot twist, Apple seeks FBI’s iPhone unlocking secrets; and we’ll tell you why Cadbury Eggs are the worst thing ever on an all-new Get T...more

  • CultCast #224 - No more dongles!

    Mar 25 2016

    This week:  Apple’s new iPhone SE in an insane value; the significant differences between the big and small iPad Pros; more evidence affirms major Macbook Pro redesigns in June;  future keynotes need more Yak; and the cool features in the new tvOS 9.2 update.   Join our new Reddit community to discuss current episodes and submit and vote on story topics for future episodes! http://reddit.com/r/TheCultCast   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing softwar...more

  • CultCast #223 - iPad Pro Mini Air… 3?

    Mar 18 2016

    This week:  will we see new Macs?  Will there a One More Thing??  These are our March 21st Apple event predictions and expectations…  Plus: how Instagram is about to be ruined; reports of an Apple Car price and ship date surface; why pirates are excited for the AyeCar; and some new iPhone 7 leaks echo familiar rumors...   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Be...more

  • CultCast #222 - Secret man-tears

    Mar 11 2016

    This week: it’s official, Apple is gonna “loop us in” at their March 21 press event.  Join us as we decode the mysterious event invitation.  Plus:  some new leaks give us glimpses at the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 designs; why Apple’s new Spaceship campus is clearly home to a future post-apocalyptic battle colosseum; and we share the stuff we’re embarrassed to secretly love in an all-new Get To Know Ur Cultist.   Join our new Reddit community to discuss current episodes and submit and vote on stor...more

  • CultCast #221 - Great Kilt Action

    Mar 04 2016

    This week: rumors point to an insanely thin iPhone 7, but is that what we want?  Plus: our list of top, most-wanted iPhone 7 features; why only some of us are excited for iPhone SE; why the new iPad could have a killer new camera; and if want to hear Leander complain about Mariah Carey and Maroon 5, stay tuned for Leander Loves Pop!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Square...more

  • CultCast #220 - Before and after

    Feb 26 2016

    This week: with the FBI vs. Apple battle heating up, some lawyers say Tim Cook could land in jail; why Siri in the next version of OS X may point to redesigned MacBooks;  and, just how much would you pay for a box of Steve Job’s old crap?  Plus we pitch you our favorite tech and apps in an all-new Faves 'N Raves!   This episode supported by   Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in spark...more

  • CultCast #219 - Redesigned Macbook Pros in June?

    Feb 19 2016

    This week: major Macbook Pro and Air redesigns may be coming in June; the magic of the MagSafe adapter; the best Mac for college; Apple vs. the FBI; Apple explains "Error 53” and offers up a fix; and stay tuned for our favorite shows and apps in an all new What We’re Into!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoi...more

  • CultCast #218 - The Beak made ‘im do it

    Feb 12 2016

    This week: neighbors complain of peculiar “motor noises" emanating from Apple’s secret auto labs; the strange error that’s bricking iPhones everywhere (and how to avoid it); and, has Apple lost their way?  Some pundits are arguing Cupertino needs to shape up and start shipping better products.  We discuss!   This episode supported by   Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadgets in sparkling clea...more

  • CultCast #217 - Super Brawl!

    Feb 05 2016

    This week: new hardware, incoming! We’ll tell you our expectations of Apple’s rumored March 2016 event.  Plus, why the next iPad Air could be the best one yet; iPhone 7 may have far fewer features than expected; and, is Apple making a move into virtual reality?   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Casper’s American-made mattresses hav...more

  • CultCast #216 - iPhone 7 Plus… PLUS?

    Jan 29 2016

    This week:  a souped-up iPad Air 3 coming in March; iPhone 5se is a terrible name for a 4-inch iPhone; the iPhone 7 Plus PLUS is for those who demand only the best mobile camera; and why Apple is pumping the brakes on their electric car.   This episode supported by   Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors. Learn more at Harrys.com and save $5 off your first order with code CultCast.   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use i...more

  • CultCast #215 - Hoverboard Haters

    Jan 22 2016

    This week: our legs are blown off by hover boards; our favorite ways to manage iOS photos; the new Music Memo and Garageband apps get our enthusiastic thumbs up; Bob Mansfeld is back to massage us; and we remember the hard, cruel, miserable realities of life before iPhone.   This episode supported by   Squarespace! Build a beautiful, responsive website quickly at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Freshbooks, the easy-t...more

  • CultCast #214 - Tails ONLY

    Jan 15 2016

    This week: some useful new features are coming to iOS 9.3; the future of driving technology; the coolest, weirdest, and worst technology of CES 2016; Elon Musk says it’s “obvious” Apple is working on an iCar; and we’ll tell you what we love (and don’t) about the gadgets we’re currently testing—it’s an all-new Under Review.   This episode supported by   Let’s face it, CultCloth isn’t for everyone.  But if you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone, iPad, Mac, DSLR, glasses, and other gadg...more

  • CultCast #213 - Best Gadgets of CES 2016!

    Jan 08 2016

    This week on The CultCast: robot bartenders, smart coffee mugs, and the coolest of gadgets from CES 2016.  Plus, don’t miss our picks for the absolutely, positively, you-should-install-them-today, most essential Mac and iOS apps.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Casper’s American-made mattresses have just the right amount of memor...more

  • CultCast #212 - "Full Dolphin"

    Jan 01 2016

    This week:  why 2015 was one of Apple's best (and worst!) years ever.  Plus:  everything Apple needs to improve in 2016; future tech that could change the world; and stick around for our deep-dive into The Force Awakens, our in-depth review of the magic, delight, and heartbreak of J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars universe.   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  ...more

  • CultCast #211 - Kanye Cobra

    Dec 24 2015

    This week: Apple let’s us all in to their super secret design lab, and what we find is amazing; the best of the holiday iOS App Store deals; and we pick our favorite movies of 2015!   This episode supported by   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from experience, it also makes tax time a cinch.  Get started with a free trial at Freshbooks.com/cultcast, and plea...more

  • CultCast #210 - The hot dog, you will like

    Dec 18 2015

    This week: the force is looking very strong with the new Star Wars movie; live football may be coming to the Apple TV; the tvOS app store hits a major milestone; why you shouldn't expect 3D touch in the next iPad Air; and with 2016 on the horizon, we’ll review our favorite games, gadgets, and books of 2015.  Hit play, you must!   This episode supported by   Freshbooks — the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get ...more

  • CultCast #209 - The Negotiator

    Dec 11 2015

    This week: we take a look at Apple’s zany new Smart Battery Case; we cover the new and notable in the newest WatchOS, tvOS, and iOS updates; discuss our favorite strategies for managing overloaded inboxes; and stick around till the end for our favorite iOS apps and games of 2015!   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   Start protecting your ho...more

  • CultCast #208 - The Tickler

    Dec 04 2015

    This week: though Apple spends far less on research and development than the competition, they out innovate them all.  How?  Hit play to catch the discussion.  Plus: iPhone 7 may ditch the beloved headphone jack; Amazon Video is coming to Apple TV; the holiday accessory that could be eroding your WiFi signal;  and with the year drawing to a close, we choose we our favorite Apple device of 2015!   This episode supported by   Lynda is like the Apple Music of online education, with over 3000 ex...more

  • CultCast #207 - Bubble 'N Squeak

    Nov 26 2015

    This week: why Apple might just need to bring OS X to the iPad; the Apple Pencil makes anyone a digital artist; one Apple TV pro tip you absolutely need to know; fun facts about Apple’s new Spaceship campus; and finally… Gobble Gobble yaaaa’aaall!  We’re invited to a magical Thanksgiving feast at Tim Cook’s house in another episode of Get To Know Your Cultist.   This episode supported by   Start protecting your home with Canary today for just $199. Go to meetcanary.com to see it in action ...more

  • CultCast #206 - Black November!

    Nov 20 2015

    This week: get your mace and taser ready for Black Friday! We share some of the best deals on MacBooks, iPhones, Playstation 4s, Xbox One’s, Wii U’s and more.    Plus: why your Mac store apps could be corrupted (and what to do about it); RDIO bites the dust; and the iPad Mini 4 proves far better than we originally thought.   This episode supported by   Build a beautiful, responsive website quick at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it B...more

  • CultCast #205 - Beautiful Manscapes

    Nov 13 2015

    This week:  can the new iPad Pro really replace your Mac?  Apple seems to think so, but we’ve got a Pro in-hand and we’re not so sure.  Plus: Apple may soon offer us all a simple way to pay each other; and stick around for another classic El Kahney rant—zombie edition—it's an all new Stuff We’re Into!   Thanks to our sponsors keep us fed!   Start protecting your home with Canary today for just $199. Go to meetcanary.com to see it in action and use the promo code “cultcast" to get free overni...more

  • CultCast #204 - Private Eyes (Are Watching You)

    Nov 06 2015

    This week: "home buttonless" iPhone 7s; the new Apple TV remote is unnervingly easy to break; the UK wants your Apple devices to be less secure; and we pitch our favorite new Apple TV apps!   This episode supported by   Lynda is like the Apple Music of online education, with over 3000 expert-taught video courses you can stream straight to computer or mobile device. Learn how to use Logic’s new super powerful Alchemy synth, ordevelop Mac apps for OS X—learn all you want for free for 10 ...more

  • CultCast #203 - Children of the Candycorn

    Oct 30 2015

    This week: Apple just had their best year ever—we’ll put it in perspective.  Plus: Nintendo’s first iOS game confuses us; the new Apple TV isn’t quite the revolution Apple promised; and stick around for a spooky new Get to Know Ur Cultist… if you DARE.   This episode supported by   Your business, applications, and compute workloads are different from everyone else's, so Softlayer provides cloud resources that meet your unique needs.  Get $500 of cloud infrastructure by visiting softlayer.com...more

  • CultCast #202 - OUTATIME

    Oct 23 2015

    This week: we’ll tell you our hands-on first impressions of the new Apple TV, and it’s not all sugar and spice.  Plus: the new and notable in OS X 10.11.1 and iOS 9.1.  And stick around till the end for an all new Get To Know Your Cultist, #FutureDay edition, because your life might. Just. DEPEND on it...   Thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode.  Start building your website today at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautif...more

  • CultCast #201 - Yaba daba dooooo

    Oct 16 2015

    This week:  the pros and cons of Apple’s new 4K and 5K iMacs.  Plus: the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2—we’ve got our grubby hands on Apple’s new peripherals and we’re ready to share what we like (and what we don’t).   And just when you thought we were wrapping it up, we say hale na', let’s talk about apps!  We’ll pitch you some our current favorites.   And stay tuned for CultCast 2nd Hour with guest Blake J. Harris, author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Ba...more

  • CultCast #200!

    Oct 09 2015

    This week: we're celebrating CultCast 200, yaaa’aaaaall!  And just in time for the party—it’s the iPhone 6s scandal we all knew would someday come... #CHIPGATE. We’ll tell why the internet is nerd-raging over this newest iPhone scandal, and why it might just be diminishing your iPhone 6s' battery life.  Plus: the new Jobs movie is generating Oscar buzz.  Seriously!  And since he’s seen it—twice—Alex E Heath is here to give us his review. And stay tuned till the end for our favorite memories of C...more

  • CultCast #199 - So Much Drivel

    Oct 02 2015

    This week:  we’ve spent seven full days with iPhone 6s and we’re ready to report what we love and what we don’t.  Plus: El Capitan just made your Mac a lot better!  We’ll cover the cool tricks your Mac just learned.  And stay tuned for our dive into the world of fake Apple Watch bands… how does  $9 for an Apple Watch Sport band sound? How about $28 for a Leather Loop?  Sure, the fakes are 1/5 the price of genuine Apple bands, but are they any good?  We’ve been testing two fakes to find out, and ...more

  • CultCast #198 - #HeftGate

    Sep 25 2015

    This week: the embargoes have lifted and the iPhone 6s reviews are in—we’ll tell you what people love—and don’t—about Apple's newest iPhone.  Plus: Apple car coming in 2019; why we love the new watchOS 2 update; and, with  our three month Apple Music trial running out, we ponder—is the service worth paying for?     Our thanks to Lynda for supporting this episode.  Lynda is like the Apple Music of online education, with over 3000 expert-taught video courses you can stream straight to computer o...more

  • CultCast #197 - TL;DR

    Sep 18 2015

    This week:  we review the new and notable features of iOS 9, and some lesser-known features you should definitely be using.  Plus: why you probably should’ve gotten the 128GB iPhone; a legit way to save 20% off your next Apple purchase; and what we love and don’t about iCloud storage.   And stay tuned for an all-new CultCast 2nd Hour.  This time:  we all love the sweeping musical scores that define our favorite movies and videos games, but have you ever wondered who creates them?  Composer Gar...more

  • CultCast #196 - It’s not a stylus!

    Sep 11 2015

    This week:  our reactions to and impressions of all the gadgets unleashed upon us at Apple’s media event extravaganza!  Plus: why this event was one for the history books; a look into Apple’s efforts to architect the 6S’s “3D Touch”; why the Apple Pencil is NOT a stylus; and so.  much.  MORE...   Thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode.  Start building your website today at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   ...more

  • CultCast #195 - Leak-tacular!

    Sep 04 2015

    This week: here comes iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and a drastically new Apple TV!  We’ll tell you what to expect from Apple’s Sept. 9th event, because this event is fixing to be a doozie.   Our thanks to Harry’s for supporting this episode. Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors. Learn more at Harrys.com and save $5 off your first order with code CultCast.   And Softlayer.  Your business, applications, and compute workloads ar...more

  • CultCast #194 - Let them have ice water

    Aug 28 2015

    This week: new Apple products coming September 9th; our iPhone 6S expectations; the incredible power of Youtube; Instagram finally says yes to portrait and landscape photos; Youtube Gaming vs. Twitch; Logic Pro X update includes a powerful new music app; and we rewrite movie history in a new Get To Know Your Cultist!   Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode.  Plug Automatic into your car's data port, and with their beatiful app, you'll be able to find your parked car, learn how ...more

  • CultCast #193 - Bigger Is Better

    Aug 21 2015

    This week: why we’re convinced we’ll see an iPad Pro come fall, and what we expect from Apple’s giant shield tablet of power.  Plus: the iPhone 6S back gets a bend test, and the results are surprising; and Apple leases a secret facility to test their electric car….   This episode supported by   Automatic — Plug Automatic into your car's data port, and with their beatiful app, you'll be able to find your parked car, learn how to save fuel with tips based on your actual driving, and even diagn...more

  • CultCast #192 - #Bendgate Confirmed

    Aug 14 2015

    This week: ever wonder what it’s like to have companies pay you to travel the world snapping their Instagram photos? Professional Instagram’er Cory Staudacher is back to share his workflows, favorite iOS photo apps—and you won’t believe how much some companies will pay to make them look cool.  Plus: neat new features coming to iOS 9; Apple quietly beefs up the iPhone 6S to prevent another bendgate; and don’t miss our list of our new favorite apps.   Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this ...more

  • CultCast #191 - Mullet Time

    Aug 07 2015

    This week: looks like the radically improved Apple TV we’ve be waiting for lands in September—we’ll tell you what to expect.  Plus: Apple is not going to be your next wireless carrier; more Beats Radio stations are in the works; and don’t miss our picks of the "best of the worst" Apple accessories.   And stick around for our chat with Daniel Rubino from Window’s Central (seriously!),  because he’s going to educate us on why he loves the new Windows 10, what it’s coolest features are, and why h...more

  • CultCast #190 - London Handshake

    Jul 31 2015

    This week: why we might be in for big iPad upgrades this year; our expectations for the iPhone 6C; the one feature we hope iPhone 6S will get (but probably won’t); Woz is worried about Skynet again; and… is Apple building machine for time travel?  You’ll have to press play to find out...   Check out our sexy sponsors   Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this from ex...more

  • CultCast #189 - Kahney’s Crackhouse

    Jul 24 2015

    This week: some pundits are fed up with Apple music, but you know what?  We’re not.  Plus: Apple’s Back To School promotion is finally unveiled; Apple Watch topples expectations, gets insane satisfaction rating; iOS devices cross a major threshold; plus we answer your questions on an all-new #CultCastQnA!   Show our sponsors some sweet McLovin’   HipChat's team communication app helps all teams work together more effectively, and gets you the information you need faster than email. Get premi...more

  • CultCast #188 - He’s got legs

    Jul 17 2015

    This week: We all love the popular products, but this ep. we’ll remember some of Apple’s biggest blunders!  Plus: why the new iPods might be the last iPods; Apple’s missing back to school promotion; and perfect way to motivate your lazy workforce...   Please to support our sponsors   If you’re waking up with numb limbs or back pain, Casper's American-made mattresses can help, and with a price far lower than you’ll find in the stores.  Learn how, try one risk free for 100 days, and save $50 o...more

  • CultCast #187 - Into The Mothership!

    Jul 10 2015

    This week: how to train Apple Music to dish up better tunes; Microsoft calls it quits on the phone game; iOS 9 and El Capitan betas go public; awkward stories from Disneyland; and the REAL REASON Apple is building a “Spaceship” campus...   Out thanks to Bushel for supporting this episode, the simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Get Bushel for free for up to 3 devices when you sign up at www.bushel.com/cultofmac   And Squares...more

  • CultCast #186 - Let them have Beats

    Jul 03 2015

    Ok, we're impressed—Apple Music with Beats1 isn’t just another Spotify… it has some genuinely innovative features some of us are absolutely falling for.     This week, we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about Apple's shiny new music service, and compare it to Spotify, the current king of music steaming.  Plus,  the new Steve Jobs trailer is out!  Stick around to hear us complain about Seth Rogen’s “Woz".   Happy Canada day to our Canadian friends!   Happy 4th of July to our US friends!...more

  • CultCast #185 - Saucin'

    Jun 26 2015

    This week: the cool features in the new iOS 8.4, iOS 9, and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic of Apple advertising.   Out thanks to Bushel for supporting this episode, the simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Get Bushel for free for up to 3 devices when you sign up at www.bushel.co...more

  • CultCast #184 - Force Touch It

    Jun 19 2015

    This week: we know you just got your Apple Watch, but we talk rumored updates for the Apple Watch 2.  Plus: why some publishers are outraged by Apple’s new News app; the FCC slams AT&T with a HUGE fine for throttling your data; and we talk amazing E3 announcements and Jurassic World in an all new What We’re Into.   Our thanks to Quickbooks Self Employed for supporting this episode.  QuickBooks Self-Employed helps separate your business and personal expensesplus it helps take the guesswork out ...more

  • CultCast #183 - #NoPantsFridays

    Jun 12 2015

    This week: we’re on the ground for WWDC and AltConf!  We’ll tell you what it’s like.  Plus: our favorite features announced at the WWDC keynote; why we have high hopes for Beats 1 radio on Apple Music; Phil Schiller discusses some of Apple’s more controversial product decisions in a surprising new interview; and, though it’s all cheers for consumers, we’ll tell you why some developers dread Apple’s yearly WWDC announcements.   Our thanks to Harry’s for supporting this episode. Harry’s super-...more

  • CultCast #182 - Hashtag iCar

    Jun 05 2015

    This week: don’t expect hardware… we’ll tell you why the 2015 WWDC could be one of the tamest on record.  Plus: Apple pretty much confirms Apple TV will be your home’s digital hub; Facebook’s an impenetrable fortress with too much power; and the tale of a Bay Area woman who just unknowingly junked her $200,000 Apple-1 computer… whoopsie!   Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode.  Plug Automatic into your car's data port, and with their beatiful app, you'll be able to find your par...more

  • CultCast #181 - Happy little trees

    May 29 2015

    This week: Jony Ive’s big promotion has him leaving the design lab… is this step one of an Ive succession plan?  Plus: the surprising suitability of Ive’s replacement, Richard Howarth; Apple VP Jeff Williams let’s some curious Apple Car comments slip; why Apple Watch will get a lot faster come fall; Leander reveals his fetish for the weird whispering women of Youtube; and stay tuned till the end for a very romantic Get To Know Ur Cultist!   Our thanks to CultCloth for supporting this episode. ...more

  • CultCast #180 - Beards Only

    May 22 2015

    This week: ok sure, Apple may have forever shelved plans for a proper television, but reports of a souped-up Apple TV debuting at WWDC will make you forget all that.  Plus: the good stuff in Apple’s first Watch update; new Macbook Pros and iMacs get faster specs and bigger price tags; and Steve Jobs teaches bad actors a lesson they shan’t forget.   Keep your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch sparking clean with CultCloth!  Use code “CultCast” at checkout for a free 8x8 CleanCloth with any ord...more

  • CultCast #179 - Code Brown

    May 15 2015

    This week: why the iPhone 6s could be the biggest “S” update yet; Nintendo promises 5 top-notch titles coming to iOS; the paltry earnings of top Mac App Store apps; and just when we thought we’ve seen every iPhone accessory imaginable, a new gadgets sneaks up on our behinds. We mean behind us. No.  Just… just listen.   Join the twitter and Periscope party: @bst3r / @erfon / @alexeheath / @lkahney   Thanks to Casper for supporting this episode. If you’re waking up with numb l...more

  • CultCast #178 - The Dangler

    May 08 2015

    For years Apple has been reportedly working their magic on the worst device in every home—the remote control. And now, with a rumored new Apple TV on the the horizon, we’ll tell you why an Apple-hewn controller could be its flagship feature.  Plus: how to create your own Apple Watch band; how to share your digital heartbeat with other lonely Apple Watch wearers; and we vote on our favorite new gadgets on an all-new Faves ’N Raves.   And stick around for CultCast 2nd hour with our guest, award-...more

  • CultCast #177 - A week with Apple Watch

    May 01 2015

    t’s been a week now that we’ve been living with the Apple Watch affixed upon our wrists, and in that time, we’ve curated a list of what we love, what we don’t, and our overall impressions of Apple’s newest trinket.   And while some of us are smitten, not all of us are sold.   Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode.  Plug Automatic into your car's data port, and with their beatiful app, you'll be able to find your parked car, learn how to save fuel with tips based on your actual dr...more

  • CultCast #176 - Rustling The Papers

    Apr 24 2015

    Apple Watch, inbound!  And now that it is, we’ll take a look at some of the most useful Watch apps available, and just for fun, some of the stinkiest.  Plus: the noteworthy differences between the Sport and Steel; why those “scratch test” videos shouldn’t trouble you; and finally, you’ll never believe what our ol’ pal and ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall is up to now...   Join the twitter and Periscope party: @bst3r / @erfon / @alexeheath / @lkahney   Our thanks to FreshBooks for suppor...more

  • CultCast #175 - It's "Dadwear"

    Apr 17 2015

    This week: why trying on the Apple Watch will make you a believer; our WWDC hardware predictions; why a recent acquisition might mean a revolutionary new iPhone camera; Leander reviews the new Macbook; and a very special wedding surprise for our very special Buster Hein.   Our thanks to FreshBooks for supporting this episode.  Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small business owners get organized, save time invoicing and get paid faster.  And I can vouch for this...more

  • CultCast #174 - Love Bracelets

    Apr 10 2015

    This week:  get’em while they’re hot! The Apple Watch is ready for pre-order, but the reviews are in, and they’re a mixed bag. Plus: what’s good in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3; how to get a free month of HBO NOW; Samsung is up to their old tricks; the new Macbook didn’t benchmark well, but it might not matter; and things get weird in an all-new Get to Know Your Cultist!   Our thanks to FreshBooks for supporting this episode.  Freshbooks, the easy-to-use invoicing software designed to help small b...more

  • CultCast #173 - The Bookmark Folder

    Apr 03 2015

    This week:  Apple Watch apps are hitting the store, we discuss some of the most popular ones; if you want an Apple Watch you’ll need to pre-order—we’ll tell you why and how.  Plus: we love selfie sticks; Leander's special way of “bookmarking” webpages; and… Periscope!  We’ll tell you all about it and why it’s way better than Meerkat.  And stay tuned till the end for Sh*t We’re Into for the non-Apple stuff we’re all really loving so sweetly.   Our thanks to FreshBooks for supporting this episod...more

  • CultCast #172 - Segway Drives YOU

    Mar 27 2015

    This week: more rumors of a souped-up Apple TV coming in June, and we examine the softer side of Steve Jobs, as described in a new unofficial, Apple-backed biography.  Plus: Skynet is the stuff of movies, but Elon Musk, Steven Hawking, and now Steve Wozniak, all believe AI is a big threat.  Should we worried?  You’re gonna want to unplug your Segway after this discussion.   And stay tuned for an all new Faves N Raves where we pitch our favorite tech and vote on which is best!   Our thanks to F...more

  • CultCast #171 - Force Clucking

    Mar 20 2015

    This week: it’s kind of a big deal—Nintendo is finally bringing their games to iOS!  Plus: the reviews are in, and people are loving the new Force Cluck Touch Trackpad; Apple’s rumored streaming TV service might land in June; and why the new Macbook hails the end for the Macbook Air.    Our thanks to Harry’s for supporting this episode. Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors.  Learn more at Harrys.com and save $5 off your...more

  • CultCast #170 - Too Many Dongles

    Mar 13 2015

    This week: we break down all that we know and still don’t about the Apple Watch, and Leander says why the $10,000 gold editions are totally opposite Steve Jobs’ vision for the company he co-founded.  Plus: Apple quietly kills their iconic glowing logo; what we love and don’t about the new Macbook, and why some are not thrilled with its new “butterfly” keyboard; and with HBO Now coming exclusively to Apple… could big AppleTV changes be on the horizon?   Our thanks for Freshbooks for supportin...more

  • CultCast #169 - The Blizzard Took My Internet

    Mar 06 2015

    It’s time for all our Apple Watch hopes and dreams to come true.  With the big event coming March 9th, catch our Spring Forward event expectations, all that we (think we) know about the Apple Watch thus far, how much each edition will cost, and our expectations for other Apple hardware announcements. Plus: why Apple watch will replace your keys; Apple adds cars to its list of products; and since the new Photos app for Mac just hit public beta, we’ll tell you what we like and don’t about Apple’s ...more

  • CultCast #168 - American as Apple _______.

    Feb 27 2015

    This week: Apple might be eyeing 2020 for their first car, but you can catch our most wanted features and price expectations right now.  Plus: Cupertino pay massive bonuses to poach top talent; the insane acceleration of Tesla’s new electric car; the new and notable from iOS 8.3 beta; Toyota says “no thanks” to CarPlay; and finally, your listener questions, answered!     Our thanks to Varidesk for their support! With models starting at just $275, Varidesk is the highest quality, least expensiv...more

  • CultCast #167 - Made By Ive

    Feb 20 2015

    Jony Ive and his infamous design team aren’t simply creating the Apple products you use and love, their influence is reshaping Apple itself.  On this episode, we look back at Jony’s humble start, and examine how Sir Ive and team became the powerful core of the world’s greatest company.  Plus, we bet you just can’t wait to get behind the wheel of your very own Apple-made…. minivan?  We'll fill you in on the latest Apple Car rumors.   Our sponsors have baller products! With models starting at...more

  • CultCast #166 - Space Hoopties

    Feb 13 2015

    This week: more iCar rumors are swirling… is Apple preparing to give Tesla a run for its money?  Plus: the industries we want Apple to conquer next; why we need Cupertino to get into the space game; college kids love iPhones more than sexy time;  our favorite packs for toting about Apple and DSLR gear; and stay tuned to the end for our new segment, Cross The Streams, where we’ll cover the shows we can’t stop binge-watching.   Our thanks to Varidesk for their support! With models starting at ju...more

  • CultCast #165 - Do you flex, bro?

    Feb 06 2015

    This week: a curiously equipped mystery van has us wondering if Apple’s working on self-driving autos.  Plus, we review all that  Apple Watch apps can’t do; Sorkin’s Jobs’ biopic gets a cast, and not everyone is thrilled; Apple’s plans for a global “data command center”; and Macho Man Randy Savage helps us answer listeners questions in an all-new Get to Know Your Cultist.   Thanks to lynda.com for supporting this episode. Learn to run your business better, become a photoshop ninja, learn how t...more

  • CultCast #164 - Live Long And Prosper

    Jan 30 2015

    This week: Apple has their best quarter ever; Apple Watch is coming in April; the best parts of the new iOS and Yosemite updates; Disney considers rebooting Indiana Jones; and then catch El Kahn’s TMI moment in Facts of Life, a new game where we mix real facts with fake ones then guess which is which!   Our thanks to Varidesk for supporting this episode.  With models starting at just $275, Varidesk is the highest quality, least expensive way that we know of to get started with a standing desk....more

  • CultCast #163 - What Would Yeezus Do

    Jan 23 2015

    This week: why Apple Watch will win the wrist war; we snap a pic with Patrick Stewart and he’s NOT amused; the good and bad of a Lucas-free Star Wars 7; Microsoft’s new Hololens look incredible; and we reveal some of our favorite apps and gear on an all-new Under Review.   PSA: Come hang out with Erfon live and bring your podcasting questions on Sunday the 25th at 1pm Pacific.  Just head over to live.thecultcast.com   On the show this week Erfon Elijah - @Erfon Buster the luster Hein - @bs...more

  • CultCast 162 - Beware our Glitterbombs

    Jan 16 2015

    This week: optical zoom and Force Touch rumored for the iPhone 6s; autonomous future-cars chauffeur us about; we’re back from Vegas with a full report on the best gadgets, technology, and trends from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show; and for small fee, we cover your enemies in a layer of spectacular glitter.  Yes... seriously.   Our thanks to Harry’s for supporting this episode. Harry’s super-sharp, German-made razors ship free right to your door and for way less than the drugstore razors.  ...more

  • CultCast #161 - 2015: SPACE ELEVATOR

    Jan 09 2015

    This week: someone tried to burn down the Mrs. Doubtfire house—time for a drive-by fruiting; prepare thy wrists, the  Watch cometh in March; details on a radically new Macbook Air; and… as promised!  With over 430,000 Instagram followers, @withhearts joins us to talk mobile photography, his favorite photo apps and gear, and his tips for capturing beautiful images with your favorite iDevice.   And guess what??  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace!   Squarespace recently lau...more

  • CultCast #160 - Grandpa Clown

    Jan 02 2015

    This week, on our maiden episode of 2015: The story of an iOS developer who gave a gift so generous, it went totally viral; Discovering new apps and podcasts on iTunes is an awful experience, but we know how to fix it; plus, how Steve Jobs contributions helped build the new Disney...   And stay tuned for an all-new CultCast 2nd Hour!  Pro photographer David Hobby shares his favorite gear for travel pics, his tips and tactics for taking great travel photos, plus his street photography advice wi...more

  • CultCast #159 - 2014 Favorite Stuff-A-Sode!

    Dec 26 2014

    With 2015 nearly upon us, we pick our favorite tech, iOS apps, Mac apps, movies, and tv shows—everything that delighted us in 2014, on this very special, far too long, last-episode-of-the-2014 CultCast.   Thanks to lynda.com for supporting this episode. Learn to run your business better, become a photoshop ninja, learn how to create music with your iPad, and so much more.  Lynda now has over 4500 courses for you to choose from, and now they’re offering our listeners a 10 day free trial.  Learn...more

  • CultCast #158 - On Your Left!

    Dec 19 2014

    Merry CultCast boys and girls!  This week: Santa gets a little “grabby”; Apple wins a major lawsuit; our iPhones deserve "rollover" data plans; the incredibly low payouts artists get from Spotify; and the high-end gifts we really want but will never get on an all-new Get To Know Your Cultist.   Thanks to Audible for supporting this episode. Audible, the home of over 150,000 audio books from practically every genre in existence.  Grab Leander's book, Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest...more

  • CultCast #157 - Inside the Sony Hack

    Dec 12 2014

    This week: the Sony hack reveals all sorts of juicy Jobs movie tidbits; HBO uses Game of Thrones to break big cable’s iron grip; iPod Classic prices skyrocket as fans scramble to buy them; we’ll tell you how to get some fantastic iOS games absolutely free; and then we pitch our favorite tech and vote on which is best… it’s an all new Faves ’N Raves.   Thanks to lynda.com for support this episode. Learn to run your business better, become a photoshop ninja, learn how to create music with your i...more

  • CultCast #156 - Twice Denied

    Dec 05 2014

    This week: how’s about that new Star Wars trailer! Plus, warm up the tele—Woz is getting a tech-filled reality TV show; we divulge our new favorite apps; we answer some ridiculous Qs in an all new get to know your Cultist; and finally, Steve Jobs denies Leander Kahney’s attempted handshake not once, but TWICE.  Leander recounts the tale.  We die laughing.   Our thanks to Might Tees for support this episode.  Steve Jobs, Woz, the very vintage Apple Lisa, check out Might Tees for some of the bes...more

  • CultCast #155 - Kiss the Cook

    Nov 27 2014

    Gobble gobble yaaa’aall! Ever wonder what a Thanksgiving meal with Tim Cook might be like?  Ok, maybe not, but come imagine it with us anyway.  Then: why Apple quietly included 4K support in iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2; and Amazon is building an ad-supported Netflix streaming competitor.   Plus stayed tuned for the CultCast gift guide!  We’ll talk about the products we’d love to get as gifts this year.     Thanks to Fracture for supporting this episode!  Fracture is pretty neat.  They print yo...more

  • CultCast #154 - Brogrammers

    Nov 21 2014

    This week: Uber’s crazy culture is making the news, but we want to party with their brogrammers; why we’re not so jazzed on Apple Watch apps; why the next iPhone might feature a massively improved camera; why Steve Jobs drowned the first iPod prototype; and finally, what we like and don’t about the gadgets and Apple accessories we’re reviewing—it’s an all-new Under Review.   Thanks to lynda.com for sponsoring this episode!  With 3,119 high quality video courses taught by industry-leading exper...more

  • CultCast #153 - It’s just two steps!

    Nov 14 2014

    This week: huge news in the fight for an open internet; Youtube’s Music service confuses us; Apple Pay is like, the payment of the future, man; big Black Friday deals on Apple’s newest gadgets; the go-to apps we keep on our home screens, and sooooo much more.   This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity's Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa! You give Cards Against Humanity $15 and they'll send you ten mystery gifts for the ten days or whatever of Kwanzaa. Space is limited to the first 250...more

  • CultCast #152 - He Dances In Pleather

    Nov 07 2014

    This week: more rumored details of the 12-inch "iPad Pro”; 755 more Emojis coming soon to your iDevices; with Christian Bale out, we make our list of the actors that definitely *shouldn’t* replace him in the Sorkin-penned Jobs movie; and finally… nude or not?  Do you keep your iDevices bare or covered up in a case?  We ponder the pros and cons and ask the question: why are so many iPhone and iPad cases horrid pieces of garbage? We’ll pitch some of our faves, too.   Thanks to lynda.com for spon...more

  • CultCast #151 - Payment Wars

    Oct 30 2014

    This week: the war on Apple Pay has begun.  We’ll tell you why some of the biggest retailers are moving to block it, and all about the ridiculously dumb app they want you to use instead.  Plus, our 72-hour review of the iPad Air 2; the FTC sues AT&T for throttling your data; Christian Bale is your next Steve Jobs; and we pitch our favorite tech and apps then vote on which is best—it’s an all-new Faves ’N Raves. And Faves N Raves.  And….   Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode.  P...more

  • CultCast #150 - Wham Rappin'

    Oct 24 2014

    This week: the iPad Air 2 reviews are in, and not everyone’s in love; Cult of Mac spends a day with Apple Pay; Yosemite and iOS 8.1 Continuity blows. our. minds; a potential cure for the painful #6PlusPinch; some welcome changes rumored for Beats Music; and we wrap with our favorite movie trilogies of all time in an all-new Get To Know Your Cultist. Thanks to Lynda.com for sponsoring this episode!  Lynda now has over 3000 high quality video courses taught by instructors who are experts in their ...more

  • CultCast #149 - Chairman Honeycrisp

    Oct 17 2014

    Fresh off the Apple event, our impressions of iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3, the big beautiful iMac with 5K display, and the updated Mac Mini.  Plus, our favorite Continuity features of Yosemite and iOS 8.1; and HBO makes a move to offer all us cable cutters the a la cart TV we’ve always wanted. Boom.  CultCast 149. Now ready for your listening pleasures. Our thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode.  Squarespace 7 is now live, and it’s the biggest update in years.   Now building a beau...more

  • CultCast #148 - Broke, But Blingin’

    Oct 09 2014

    It’s official, friends: on October 16th, Apple will hold yet another hardware event, so ready your wallets, cause another round of gadgets is headed our way…  we’ll run through our list of iPad and Mac expectations.  Plus, ever wonder what it’s like to have a brand new iPhone 6 Plus stolen right out of your hands?  Well we can tell you first hand, and we want your help to catch the crooks.  All that and this week’s best Apple stories on our newest CultCast! Thanks to Lynda.com for sponsoring th...more

  • CultCast #147 - Extra-Gadgetal Affairs

    Oct 02 2014

    This week: it’s no coincidence—your love for Apple and their pretty gadgets was Steve Jobs' master plan... Then, Bendgate might seem overblown, but where there’s smoke there’s fire; we love our iPhone 6 Pluses, but dear lord, they’re huge…  And finally, Jony Ive gains a counterpart in Apple's newest Industrial Designer. Our thanks to Backblaze for supporting this episode!  Backblaze online backup is: $5 a month. Mac Native. Unlmited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. And setup takes a minute.  Try it...more

  • CultCast #146 - BENDghazi

    Sep 25 2014

    Bendgate! Some say it’s Antennagate 2.0, but is there a legitimate issue happening here? We’ll tell you what we think about these “bent” iPhones… Then, we’ve used it for a whole week—catch our updated impressions of iPhone 6. Plus, why you should hold off on installing iOS 8.0.1, and what you can do if you already have. And finally, it’s not just the big screen, there might be another reason the iPhone 6 has been impossible to buy. We’ll tell you our stories from launch day… Thanks to Lynda.com...more

  • CultCast #145 - Death of a Classic

    Sep 18 2014

    The reviews are in! We’ll tell you what people love and don’t about the iPhone 6...  Then, RIP, iPod Classic.  We remember the humble beginnings of the device that built the new Apple.  And finally, Apple announced a base price of $349 for the Apple Watch, sure, but the prices for the other editions might make even Rolex envious.  All that plus the lesser known features of iOS 8; how to get U2 out of your iTunes; and a new social video app has us taking more selfies than ever. Thanks to Squares...more

  • CultCast #144 - One More Thing

    Sep 11 2014

    Decision time:  Which iPhone 6 is right for you?  We’ll walk you though the features of both new iPhones and help you make that very decision in time for the pre-order.   Plus, will Apple Pay be replacing our wallets?  We’ll tell you our thoughts and musings.  And of course, the Apple Watch—we’ll review it’s features and tell you our impressions. And finally… he did it, guys. Tim Cook brought back one. more. thing.  Some of us are thrilled.  Some of us aren’t.      Thanks to Lynda.com for sp...more

  • CultCast #143 - Our iWatch and iPhone 6 Predictions!

    Sep 05 2014

    This week: The Fappening!   How did so many high-profile celebrity nudies leak for all to see, and is an iCloud flaw responsible for the debacle? We’ll tell you what happened, how it happened, and how you can keep your nude selfies safe from prying eyes.  Plus, our predictions for Apple’s September 9th media event—we dust off crystal balls and reveal our predictions of the iPhone and iWatch models and specs  we expect to be unveiled on the big day.   Thanks to Squarespace for support this episo...more

  • CultCast #142 - iWatch is Nigh!

    Aug 29 2014

    This week: Mark your calendars for Sept. 9th, friends, cause iWatch is nigh!  Plus, an insanely accurate iPhone 6 leak hits Youtube; the apps we use to send our friends and family money; why everyone’s buzzing about Hyperlapse; rumors of a 12.9-inch iPad resurface; we discuss some listener feedback; and privileged apps that live in our menu bars. Looking for the iPhone 6 leak video?  —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34T80iLYojk Thanks for Smile Software for supporting this episode!  Sign a con...more

  • CultCast #141 - The SausageCast

    Aug 22 2014

    This week: Steve Ballmer finally lands the perfect job; NFC and your iPhone make credit cards obsolete; iPhone 6 gets even faster data access;  new photos gives us our best look yet at a 4.7-inch iPhone 6; an Apple ad so good it wins an Emmy; APPL stock hits an all-time high; and, behold, Podcasting turns 10!  Oh, and it’s growing like crazy, too. All that and more on this week’s CultCast.  And be sure to check our new CultCast website for all the show notes and links to the products and apps ...more

  • CultCast #140 - His Verse

    Aug 15 2014

    This week: Robin Williams.  We remember the incredible passion, talent, comedy and heartbreak of one life’s great artists.  Then, stay tuned for this week’s best iPhone 6 and iPad rumors; Oculus Rift coming to OS X; the good, bad, and ugly of iTunes Family sharing; and we pitch our favorite tech and apps in an all-new Faves N’Raves.   Join us and Youtube gadget-reviewer extroidinaire, Lewis Hilsenteger (aka UnboxTherapy), for this very fun and heart-filled CultCast.  Our thanks to Smile Softwar...more

  • CultCast #139 - Ready To Pool Party

    Aug 08 2014

    This week: iThieves, beware!  Find My iPhone is now a tool of vigilante justice; iPhone 6’s release date gets leaked; we reveal our favorite must-have apps for Mac and iOS; why the next iPhone could ship with 32GB standard; and we wrap’er up with all-new Get To Know Your Cultist: movie edition! Thanks to Lynda.com for sponsoring this episode!  With over 2,000 high quality video courses taught by industry-leading experts, Lynda.com will help you master virtually any application, all on your own ...more

  • CultCast #138 - Buster’s Beard Kits

    Aug 01 2014

    This week: with over 300,000 followers, we welcome back professional (and paid!) Instagram’er Cory @WithHearts Staudacher to share his iPhone photo editing tips and reveal which camera apps he relies on daily.  Plus, why our cities deserve municipal internet; unlocking your iPhone gets legal… again; great changes on the horizon for Apple's Podcasts app; and our musings on the freshly-updated 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Cheerio, guvs! Our thanks to Squarespace for supporting this episode!  Ahh...more

  • CultCast #137 - Trusty Steeds

    Jul 25 2014

    This week: William Shatner is the coolest grandpa ever; to take on Apple, Microsoft doubles down on design; Apple inches closer to a digital wallet; why the Apple on your iPhone 6 could glow; iBeacons are a marketer’s best friend; and then… if you could ride any animal into battle, what would it be?  We’ll answer that question and more on an all-new Get To Know Your Cultist.  Thanks to Lynda.com for sponsoring this episode!  With over 2,000 high quality video courses taught by industry-leading ...more

  • CultCast #136 - The Shirt-free Zone

    Jul 18 2014

    This week: Chicks on tech!  Plus, rumored Apple tech could give weeklong battery life to your iPhone; why your grandma will love the new iTunes; Apple and IBM kiss and make up; Kim Kardashian’s iOS app makes way more than it should; Beats brings the marketing magic back to Apple; and we pitch our favorite apps and tech then vote on which one’s best—it’s an all new Faves N Raves!  Our thanks to Smile Software for supporting this episode!  If you haven't tried TextExpander from Smile software, yo...more

  • CultCast #135 - Tears of the Children

    Jul 11 2014

    This time on The CultCast:  thirsty Germans drink the tears of Brazilian children!  Ohhh, sorry.  Too soon?  Also on the docket:  the secret Apple eBay store is back at it and selling iPhones at absurdly low prices; we pitch insanely great feature we hope Apple bakes in to Siri soon; a Youtuber gets his hands on the iPhone 6’s sapphire screen and its durability is hard to believe; and… GEEKN, the new segment where we divulge whatever gadget or activity we’re currently obsessing over.  Stay tuned...more

  • CultCast #134 - Protect Your Appendages

    Jul 04 2014

    USA!  USA!  On this festive new episode, we reveal our favorite 4th activities and it’s clear Alex E Heath will be in jail by the 5th. Plus! A weird breakthrough app has us texting hodor to all our friends; Apple kills off Aperture and iPhoto; Siri might finally understand us after a rumored update; Apple maps is poised to finally get a whole lot better; and did you know Steve Jobs always ate lunch alone like a sad Keanu?  It’s true. Well, maybe.  Alex doesn’t believe a word of it.  We’ll tell...more

  • CultCast #133 - Sexy Pixels

    Jun 27 2014

    This week on the CultCast: Leander’s Big Adventure!  Leander’s back to tell us about his top secret mission to Apple HQ.  CoM reviews editor Charlie Sorrell tells us about some cool gear he’s reviewing.  We also run through a list of all the great hardware we’re expecting Apple to dump on us in just a few short months… And we wrap up with an all new Get to Know Your Cultist, and this round has us diving into some of our favorite movies ever made.  Guess who has the weird choice?   You’re right i...more

  • CultCast #132 - The Hottest Chocolate

    Jun 20 2014

    There’s a fire in the Amazon!  Ok, but bad jokes aside, we’ll tell you what we love and don’t about Amazon's much-buzzed debut mobile phone.  Plus: the iMac just got a lot cheaper… and slower; another Weibo leak reportedly shows a huge 5.5-inch iPhone 6; the cool additions to iOS 8 and Yosemite's 2nd betas; this summer’s hottest mens’ bathing suit attire; plus, you asked, we answer—it’s an all-new CultCast Q&A! Our thanks to Smile Software for supporting this episode!  If you haven't tried TextE...mo