Tag Archive: Past

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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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 ›

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 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 ›

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 ›

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 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 ›

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 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 ›