Feature By AppleInsider Staff Apple has been relatively quiet since late last year, and the company is expected to break the silence with a bang by unveiling a slew of new initiatives at this year's edition. AppleInsider takes a look at what could be in the cards when Tim Cook takes the stage on Monday. ...continue reading WWDC 2014 preview: Apple's interest in home, health & headphones

Leander Kahney (10:23 am PDT, May 31st) How can Apple craft a successful sequel to the Stevenote? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac Nearly three years after Steve Jobs’ death, Apple’s keynotes have become pale imitations of their former glory. The last major keynote — November’s introduction of the iPad Air and Retina mini — was ...continue reading How Apple can rekindle the magic of the Stevenote

Erfon Elijah (10:00 am PDT, May 31st) It’s all happening! WWDC 2014 is right around the corner, and if recent rumors prove true, Apple’s about to make major moves into your home with iOS 8 — we’ll fill you in. Plus, the Apple/Beats deal is now a reality, and the news hits right as we’re ...continue reading How iOS 8 could control your home, this week on The CultCast

Allan Blocker (9:15 am PDT, May 31st) The weekend is upon us — and we’ve got some great deals lined up for you courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals. If you’re looking for a new wallet that is as slim and simple as they come, then we’ve got the Simple Wallet for just $14.99. If ...continue reading Saturday Deals: Tech wallets and The Duracell Battery Bundle [Deals]

Animal prints In this week’s roundup of new iPad protection, you’ll find exotic fauna, luxurious leather, and everyone’s favorite Japanese feline. Case-Mate The Textured Slim Folio (iPad Air; $25) combines a textured exterior with a soft, microsuede interior for an excellent mix of protection and grip. To read this article in full or to leave ...continue reading The Week in iPad Cases: Animal prints

Well into her 90s, my grandmother did her crossword puzzle every day—in ink. I haven’t quite gotten to that level yet, but in the last several months, I’ve managed to do a pretty good job of sticking with the free New York Times Crossword app. And, thanks to a recent update, doing my daily puzzle ...continue reading New York Times Crossword app gets its appeal across (and down)

Pundits make such pretty sandcastles. But why do they make them so close to the shore? This week we’ll look at statements that quickly collapse under, well, if not their own weight then surely the raging tide of reality. Which, OK, is kind of what we do every week. But you try to make up ...continue reading Logical sandcastles

As the summer travel season begins, a lot of us have been hearing the same question from family, friends, and readers: What’s the best way to listen to podcasts? The timing makes sense: Podcasts, like regular radio, are great company on long road trips as well as daily commutes. So today I wanted to explain ...continue reading How to listen to podcasts on the road

By AppleInsider Staff In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday, Apple announced it officially appointed Luca Maestri as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on May 29. Maestri succeeds longtime finance chief Peter Oppenheimer. Apple's new CFO Luca Maestri. Apple first revealed Maestri would be taking over for Oppenheimer ...continue reading Apple officially appoints new CFO Luca Maestri as Peter Oppenheimer transitions out