Tag Archive: Past

How to get past Philips Hue’s ‘iCloud Sync’ roadblock

You should be excited to get Siri up and running with your new Philips Hue bridge and control your lights with the power of your voice, but one annoying error might stop you. It definitely had me scouring the Internet for answers when I was setting up my smartbulb system this afternoon, and I’d love […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Samsung cruises past Apple in white-hot smartphone market

Looks like Samsung and Apple pretty much own the smartphone market, though there are some scrappy contenders starting to make headway. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), handset makers shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the last…Read more ›

iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process. The…Read more ›

Spotify’s new feature rewinds your music tastes to the past

Spotify’s software engineers have cooked up a new feature that lets you rewind your music tastes to see what they would have been like if you were born in a different generation. The unannounced feature was discovered by VentureBeat this…Read more ›

iOS 9 may help users sneak past the Great Firewall of China

Apple unveiled the next generation of iOS this week, and while many of us here in the US are stoked about features like Power Save Mode, smarter Siri search, and improved Maps, users in China are getting excited about one…Read more ›

Soviet space propaganda: rocket porn from the past

The Cold War and that whole mutual assured destruction thing sure made the space race fun. Every astronaut strapped into a rocket and sent toward the stars was an ideological finger in the chest of the other side, each mission…Read more ›

Flashbacks will reveal Steve Jobs’ past in new movie

Recently I wondered here on Cult of Mac how much of the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic, penned by The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin, was going to take place in flashback. For those who haven’t been keeping track, until now everything…Read more ›

Apple’s holiday RED campaign pushes total AIDS donations past $100 million

Apple’s World AIDS week campaign has earned a big donation for Bono’s Product RED charity this month. The holiday project RED promotions that ran during two of the busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday until Cyber Monday…Read more ›

See how Mac magically decluttered our desks over past 35 years

Remember your desk from the 80′s? If you were even alive back then it probably featured an old Macintosh surrounded by a disgusting mess of dictionaries, letters,  telephone, fax machine, and probably even a Rolodex. But thanks to the rapid…Read more ›

Apple is joining the phablet craze right before sales explode past laptops

Apple might reveal its first ever phablet next week with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and while many Apple fanboys question the need for an iPhone the size of a dinner plate, IDC’s latest market projections reveal Apple is about to…Read more ›