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Contacts icon in iOS Need to delete a contact from the iPhone? Maybe you want to delete all contacts from everywhere, including the iPhone, iCloud, OS X, iPad, and everywhere else, so that you can start anew with a blank address book? You can do both easily and quickly, though as of now the only way to delete every single contact in an expedient manner requires the usage of a Mac.

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Obex is a like scuba suit for your iPhone.

If extreme outdoorsman Bear Grylls has an iPhone 5, he no doubt needs to protect it from all sorts of dangers, like rain, dirt, mud, and when things get really tough, his own pee pee.

Obex Case by Seidio Category: iPhone Cases Works With: iPhone 5 Price: $ 90

That’s exactly the kind of over-the-top protection Seidio’s Obex case promises— total refuge from  [Read More…]


Another accessibility option built right into iOS is Zoom. Like VoiceOver, it was originally created to help those with a visual impairment access their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Zoom is made for those who need things magnified on the screen, and it can be pretty darn helpful for those of us who may not have a specific visual disability.

Some apps zoom in within the app itself, like Maps, Safari, or  [Read More…]




Apple’s iTunes catalogue revolutionized the way people consume media. Why go to BlockBuster to rent a movie when you can download it from iTunes just as quickly? While most of the market has been trying to catch up, Apple’s lead in online video sales has remained dominant in the U.S.

NPD released a new report that highlights Apple’s strength in electronic video sales and rentals. While everyone else is fighting for second  [Read More…]


Although PC makers are feeling the pinch, Intel actually posted a surprisingly decent quarter yesterday. But Intel’s still feeling a big pinch from ARM, which is just showing explosive growth, shipping 35% more ARM-based chips (like, yes, Apple’s A-series SoCs) than it did a year ago.

According to financial results released Tuesday, ARM Holdings — the British semiconductor design company — has seen revenue shoot up 26% year-over-year to nearly $  [Read More…]

Antennagate Is Finally Over, Good Riddance

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If you got a $ 15 in the mail for no apparent reason, well, it’s because way back in 2010, Steve Jobs failed in convincing the world at large to “just avoid holding it that way.”

Yes, that cool $ 15 bucks you got in the mail? It’s an Antennagate settlement check.

In case you don’t remember, or don’t know why you didn’t get fifteen bucks,  [Read More…]


Namco Bandai’s Idolm@ster series has been exclusive to Japan since it first debuted in 2005, so you’ve probably never heard of it, despite their popularity. But Namco has translated three of the titles into English and ported them over to iOS, giving fans all over the world the chance to experience the Japanese sensation for the first time.

The only problem is, they’re priced at $ 54.99 each!

The Idolm@ster series of rhythm games follows the  [Read More…]


Today at 2PM Pacific/5PM Eastern, Apple will announces its 2013 first quarter earnings. Cult of Mac will, of course, be covering it live, but here’s a very brief primer of what to expect.

First of all, “pessimistic” doesn’t even begin to describe what Wall Street is feeling towards Apple right now. Despite the fact that carriers are selling more iPhones than ever, many on Wall Street believe that Apple will post  [Read More…]


Logitech has today announced a new addition to its growing family of iPad keyboard cases, but this one is unlike anything the company has offered before. It’s called the FabricSkin, and it offers a fabric keyboard much like that that comes with the Microsoft Surface tablet.

The great thing about a fabric keyboard is that its super slim and liquid resistant.

The FabricSkin’s keyboard has full-size keys fuzed into a high-quality fabric, which  [Read More…]

Timebar Turns Your Entire Menubar Into A Timer

Timebar is an ultra-simple timer app for your Mac. Click! its icon up in the menubar, drag! to select a period of time and then Go About Your Life! as it ticks the seconds away by running a blue progress bar across your menubar.

But there’s more.

You can choose different alert sounds and set custom messages to show when the timer is done. You can also use Alfred or the terminal to  [Read More…]