Tag Archive: wait


Satechi 7-Port USB 3.0 Hubs Shaves Closer Than… Wait… What?

Like blades on a disposable razor, there can never be enough ports on a USB hub. At least, that seems to be the thinking behind Satechi’s 7-port USB 3.0 monster, a wedge-shaped desktop hub made for Mac users.

The Premium Aluminum Hub will of course work with any computer, but it is clearly designed to match your Apple aluminum keyboard and magic trackpad, complete with a fake cylindrical battery chamber  [Read More…]

Apple Decrypts iPhones For The Police, But It Makes Them Wait [Report]

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The security features built into Apple’s iOS software are so good that the police are unable to gain access to defendant’s iPhones when they need to. Apple itself is able to bypass the security software and decrypt locked devices — and it do so when the police request it. But the company has so many requests that it has to add police to a lengthy waiting list.

CNET learned of this  [Read More…]

How To Estimate How Long You’ll Have To Wait To Get Into Orchestra’s Mailbox App

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We’re huge fans of Orchestra’s email inbox management app, Mailbox, here at Cult of Mac. Less popular around here? The extraordinary queue that Orchestra forces you to sit in before they’ll let you into the app.

The reason Orchestra has set it up this way is to prevent demand from crushing their servers, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying (for more info on Orchestra’s rationale, see this article). When  [Read More…]

Why You Have To Wait To Use Mailbox On Your iPhone

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Few apps have managed to generate as much hype as Mailbox, a new email client for the iPhone. The company behind Mailbox, Orchestra, first teased the app late last year. Mailbox made its triumphant debut in the App Store this past week. Our own John Brownlee gave it a glowing review and called it, “a flawless execution of a great idea that will completely change how you deal with  [Read More…]

Do You Think It’s Best To Wait And Buy The 2nd Gen iPad Mini Instead [Poll]

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We just published our review of the iPad mini, and while we think it’s an extraordinary device, it’s not quite as magical without a Retina display. We think you’d be better off waiting till the 2nd generation iPad mini, but maybe we’re wrong. Let us know if you agree by voting in the poll above.

The iPad Mini: You Should Probably Wait Until The Second Generation [Review]

The iPad mini. It’s small, it’s thin, it’s light, it’s beautiful… it’s got a terrible screen.

Here are the two things you need to know about the iPad mini. The form factor’s perfect, it’s beautifully designed, you will love holding it… but the screen’s awful and the performance is just clunky. Even at the price, it’s a deeply disappointing product that most people should think twice about buying right now.

Let’s  [Read More…]

Square Enix Releases Wait For It SolaRola!?

Okay, this probably isn’t what you were hoping for from the company that brought us titles such as Final Fantasy XIV and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, but Square Enix’s next mobile release is none other than SolaRola. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry — most of us haven’t. This cute mobile puzzler platformer was actually launched on Java back in 2007, and believe it or not,  [Read More…]

Why Wait? Download OS X Mountain Lions New Hi-Res Default Wallpaper Here

Like most OS X updates before it, with Mountain Lion comes a new default wallpaper. Like Lion, Mountain Lions wallpaper keeps with the galaxy theme, but we think this ones far more beautiful, with a softer blue tone that is quite calming and peaceful to look at. Anyone know which galaxy this is? Heres a link to the high-resolution, 32002000 pixel wallpaper. You can download the Mountain Lion High-Res Galaxy  [Read More…]

Never Wait For A Genius Bar Appointment Again Using The Apple Store App [iOS Tip]

Outstanding reliability is just one of the reasons why we fall in love with our Apple products. But unfortunately, everything goes wrong from time to time. Thats why we have the Genius Bar. Did you know its incredibly easy to book Genius Bar appointments on an iOS device using the official Apple Store app? Heres how to do it. First, ensure you have the Apple Store app installed on your  [Read More…]

Build To Order iMac Wait Time Reduced to 2-4 Weeks

Last week, many people noticed that the wait time for build-to-order iMacs with 2TB hard drives had leaped up to 5 to 7 weeks. The folks over atAppleInsiderhave recently reported that the wait time has now dropped to 2 to 4 weeks. For those of you who had been contemplating whether or not to purchase one, now might be a good time. Especially if it was a planned holiday gift, in which case you should  [Read More…]