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Want it now? You can have it now!

Well, it may be past the officially announced February 22 date, but Canadian game developer Beamdog just sent us an email announcing the availability of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition for OS X. You can buy it now via the Beamdog site, or wait for the Mac App Store version, which the devs promise is coming soon.

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This guy likes the new Apple.

One of the world’s most outspoken telecom CEOs recently talked about how he has seen Apple change under the guidance of Tim Cook. Stephane Richard runs Orange, a leading French carrier and longtime Apple partner. During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Richard spoke to reporters about how he has seen Apple become “more flexible” and “less arrogant than they used to be.”

Apple has historically been a company that  [Read More...]

iPhone Self Improvement

It’s only been a few weeks since the first lockscreen hack was discovered on iOS 6.1, but some researchers have already discovered a new way to bypass the iPhone’s lockscreen without entering the security PIN.

The bug was found in iOS 6.1 by Benjamin Kunx Mejri, and it follows some of the steps as the last exploit but has some variation in the steps, and it allows an attacker to access  [Read More...]

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Apple has finally settled a 2011 lawsuit with parents whose kids spent insane amounts of money on in-app purchases. A group of parents originally sued Apple after their kids raked up enormous iTunes bills on apps that were downloaded for free from the App Store.

Many apps use the ‘freemium’ model to bait users with a free download and then use in-app purchase to generate revenue. Most adults are good at restraining  [Read More...]

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No, not that kind of cookie.

Apple has been historically fickle about how it lets marketers and developers track iOS users through apps downloaded from the App Store. After all of the privacy concerns were raised about the UDID device identifier back in 2011, a better solution never presented itself.

Apple eventually introduced its own Advertising Identifier for iOS device tracking purposes, but marketers still favored the unique, permanent nature of the  [Read More...]

Apple Airs New “Hollywood” iPad TV Commercial

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Apple started running a new TV commercial for the iPad during the Oscars. The spot is titled “Hollywood” and demonstrates both the iPad and iPad mini running various video applications aimed at videographers and producers. The new TV ad is embedded below:

Apps shown in the advertisement include iMovie, the iTunes Store, MovieSlate, 8mm, Action Movie FX, and Instant.

The ad follows the same rapid word ‘shout’ theme  [Read More...]

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The popular method for listening to music online has shifted from $ 0.99 paid downloads to subscription services like Spotify and Rdio. Bigger tech companies like Samsung have tried to claim their piece of the music subscription pie, and Apple is rumored to be entering the space with some sort of ‘iRadio’ product.

That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Google is working on its  [Read More...]

iOS 6.1.3 Likely to Patch Evasi0n Jailbreak

Evasi0n iOS 6.1.3 is likely to patch the current Evasi0n jailbreak, one that has quickly become the most popular jailbreaking effort to reach Apple’s mobile iDevices, having run on over 7 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. With information derived from the recently released developer build of iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, a member of the Evasi0n team, David Wang, discovered that Apple has patched at least one of the exploited bugs that  [Read More...]

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Otterbox is known for making really durable iPhone cases that are designed to survive all kinds of calamities. Now Otterbox is taking the next logical step: screen protectors for the iPhone and iPad.

The company has unveiled four different screen protectors, and each one has its own distinct appeal.

Otterbox’s new “Clearly Protected” lineup is made of premium materials in the United States. Unlike other screen protectors, these all use a 100%  [Read More...]

Freebie Extended! The Mac Freebie Bundle [Deals]

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The new year is well underway, and we’ve got a bundle lined up for you here at Cult of Mac Deals that will help you make the most of your Mac over the months to come. And the best part is that you’ll get all 8 of these time-savings apps for free as part of The Mac Freebie Bundle.

Here’s what’s included (Note: Regular price is listed.):

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