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Cook, circa the 1970s with more hair.

Tim Cook may be leading one of the most influential and valuable companies on earth now, but he used to be in high school just like the rest of us. Some yearbook photos of Cook’s early years at Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Alabama have surfaced. How adorable!

Cook was unsurprisingly voted “most studious” freshman year, and it was an obvious mistake to exclude him from  [Read More...]

How to Get Bokeh Light Effects with the iPhone Camera

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Bokeh is a photography effect that creates strong light blurs on any out of focus light, frequently rendered as circular blurry elements where a point of light is visible in the image. You’ll see it often in professional photography as well as more abstract artistically oriented photography, and it can help to create a depth of field and also add some very unique character to photos. But bokeh isn’t just  [Read More...]

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Cult of Mac Deals wasn’t just going to let World Backup Day pass you by without offering you a great deal on a service that makes backing up easy. With SOS Online Backup you can backup 100 GB of your files for three years – and you can do it in a secure online backup application so you can share, access, and maintain all of your important files right in  [Read More...]

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone [Feature]

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iMessages have taken the iOS world by storm, offering multi-device messaging services that go across the internet, rather than the SMS systems of your cell phone provider. For those who pay per SMS message, this is great news, and for the rest of us it’s still, well, great news.

Here are five ways to get the most out of Messages and iMessage on your iPhone, as well as other iOS and Mac  [Read More...]

How to Compete Against Google: Build On Android

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Facebook invited the media to “Come See Our New Home On Android” on April 4.

The most likely prediction for Facebook’s project, code-named “Buffy,” is that it’s a modified, Facebook-centric version of Android on an HTC handset with a promise of other handsets — some insiders call it an “application layer.”

The dark horse contender is a Facebook-branded phone.

That’s great, right? Facebook has now friended Google and will join the growing  [Read More...]

Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features a casual, relaxed Mac game for you to get into over the weekend. This week, save a distant family member, Merlin the Magician and his lover, Viviana, from an evil entity whose identity is unknown…for now. Download it and try the free demo now

Time Mysteries – The Final Enigma Collector’s Edition (adventure/hidden object) – After the Easter egg hunt  [Read More...]

Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features a casual, relaxed Mac game for you to get into over the weekend. This week, save a distant family member, Merlin the Magician and his lover, Viviana, from an evil entity whose identity is unknown…for now. Download it and try the free demo now

Time Mysteries – The Final Enigma Collector’s Edition (adventure/hidden object) – After the Easter egg hunt  [Read More...]

Why Apple’s China Disaster Is Worse Than You Think

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The worst thing that could possibly happen to Apple has now happened: The company has run afoul of the authoritarian government of China. 

Gatekeepers of the world’s largest and one of the fastest growing markets for every product Apple makes, the Chinese Communist Party-controlled government has decided to stop and reverse Apple’s growth in the country.

Here’s what’s going on.

Cult of Mac was the first blog or publication to suggest  [Read More...]

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac [Feature]

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iCloud is a pretty neat system, working in the background across a ton of different apps without much input needed from us users, except our login name and password. It lets you sync Notes, Reminders, save documents, keep game saved-states, and even manage your music collection

Track Your Notes With iCloud

I still like Stickies, but Notes synced via iCloud may actually be  [Read More...]

CoM - Dragon

I have done a lot writing in my day, and there are times when I want to just let the words fly freely faster than I can possibly type them. When I’ve worked on my talks for seminars or wanted to work out some thoughts on a major piece of writing, I have given the reins to Dragon Dictate.

This Cult of Mac Deals offer has a huge savings on  [Read More...]