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Graduation time from your favourite notes app? Notes Plus iPad Review

As some of you may know if you have read my articles before (thanks Mum!), I love productivity apps and the app which constantly does the business for me is Notability. Ginger Labs, the creators of Notability have designed their app in such a way that it appeals to power users and beginners alike. …

Apps

Listen To Neil Gaiman Read Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

Oh yes. Yes to all of this.<p>Last week, Neil Gaiman popped over to the New York Public Library to do a reading of Charles Dickens's <i>A Christmas Carol</i> …

Add Web Clips To Evernote From Your iPad For Free [iOS Tips]

There isn’t a built-in way to add extensions to mobile Safari or Chrome on your iOS device, so it’s not possible to add the amazing (and free) Evernote web clip extension like you can on the Mac.<p>There are third-party apps that will add anything in your clipboard to Evernote, but the best one …

An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression

Depression Quest<p>Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday …

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

iOS 7: The Cult of Mac Review Roundup

We’ve already brought you an iOS 7 review roundup from everyone else, but you may have noticed that the Cult of Mac team published our own iOS 7 review today, too. It’s split up into separate parts to make it easier to digest, and this handy roundup will help you find each part and what it …

Getting To Know The iOS 7 Interface At A Glance [iOS 7 Review]

The first thing you’re going to notice about iOS 7 is how drastically different it looks. Apple did a complete renovation. The familiarity in terms of usability is still there at a fundamental level, but the OS has taken a 180 in terms of aesthetics.<p>Whitespace is everywhere. Animations are funkier. …

A Visual Walkthrough Of iOS 7 With GIFs

The new interface of iOS 7 has become one of the most polarizing Apple software releases since the iPhone came out six years ago. Some users think some of the UI elements look childish and boring, but there are a ton of new details and feature that make using iOS feel new again (for better or …

Cleaner, Faster, Simpler: It’s A Brand New Evernote For iOS 7

Evernote has updated its essential mobile app for iOS 7, adding a completely redesigned home screen that puts everything in front of you, right away, including all your notes, notebooks, tags, shortcuts and announcements. Of course, that’s not all, as the developer says on its blog:<p>The new iOS 7 is …

iOS 7 Bug Lets You Hide Apple’s Annoying Default Apps [Video]

iOS 7 finally lets you put the Newsstand app in a folder. To some that alone is reason enough to celebrate, but there’s also an awesome little bug that lets you hide all of Apple’s other annoying default apps that take up screen real-estate – we’re looking at you Stocks.<p>For the hack to work, you …

iOS 7, thoroughly reviewed | Ars Technica

Apple's latest mobile OS is simultaneously transformative and incremental.<p>When we reviewed iOS 6 a year ago, we called it a "spit-and-polish" release …

Sun Gazing

Sun Gazing

Sun Gazing

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

Productivity

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

<i>For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no</i> …

Architecture

Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

<i>“Good music can act as a guide to good living,”</i> <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992) once remarked. But what, exactly, is good music, or good living, or, for that matter, goodness itself?<p><b>Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists</b> (<i>public library</i>) is a …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

VLC For iOS Is Available To Download Now

VLC, the popular open-source media player, has made its comeback on iOS and is available to download now from the App Store. The release comes more than two years after VLC was pulled from iOS due to licensing issues, but this time it’s back for good — with lots of improvements.<p>The universal app, …

Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality

The friction between science and religion stretches from Galileo’s famous letter to today’s leading thinkers. And yet we’re seeing that, for all its capacity for ignorance, religion might have some valuable lessons for secular thought and the two need not be regarded as opposites.<p>In 1996, mere …

10 Steps to Find Out What You Want

<b>Now that you know what to do, click on the steps to find out how:</b><p>1. Find out who you are. <br>2. Choose. <br>3. Be present to what you are creating. <br>4. Do …

Why Lying Broken in a Pile on Your Bedroom Floor is a Good Idea.

The Goddess of never not broken.<p>You know that feeling when you have just gone through a breakup, or lost your job, and everything is terrible and …

Quick Fixes for When an iPad App Won’t Open

Here’s a problem that all iPad users have experienced at one time or another: you open an app and it closes right away and returns you to the home screen. Sometimes it’s just a fluke and the app opens properly when you try again, but sometimes the app just quits right away each time you …

Apps

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Vocabulary

Create A Custom High-Quality Canvas Print With CanvasPop [Deals]

The more I travel, the more I take photos with my iPhone. I’m getting better at it with every trip, which means I’m getting results that might even be considered worthy enough to display on my wall at home. In the past I’ve taken my photos to brick-and-mortar shops that specialize in it – and their …

Create and Manage Evernote Reminders On Your iPhone Or iPad [iOS Tips]

I really enjoy Apple’s own Reminders app, especially as it integrates with Siri. Recently, however, Evernote has added its own Reminder system. As I use Evernote for a ton of my daily tasks, I thought it might be something to try out.<p>If you’re looking to remind yourself of the things you keep in …

iOS Glitch Allows Spaces To Be Added To Home Screen Without Jailbreak

There are some nifty tweaks for jailbroken iOS devices that allow you to add blank spaces to your home screen and arrange your app icons any way you like. Well now you don’t need to jailbreak to have this option, because a newly-discovered glitch in iOS lets you create blank spaces with a bit of …

Use Siri To Generate A Super Secure Random Password [iOS Tips]

As you may know, Siri is backed by the seriously amazing knowledge web site, Wolfram Alpha, which makes dynamic computations about your search terms based on a its own collection of built-in data, special algorithms, and other secret fancy methods. Or, to put it another way: magic.<p>Anyway, Siri taps …

Keep Your Mac’s Hard Drive Secure And Protected With Stellar Drive Clone [Deals]

Our Macs contain an extremely significant amount of our livelihood, so we’re always willing to protect that. This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for a simple and powerful application that backs up all of our applications and files so we don’t have to worry about the ‘what ifs?”.<p>Knowing our Mac’s hard …