Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone 8 Home button secrets, new tweaks in iOS 11 and more!

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Saying goodbye to the physical Home button won’t be easy, but going virtual offers some clear advantages. Clues buried in HomePod firmware reveal one of iPhone 8’s coolest features.

In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find that story and more. Get all the new tweaks in iOS beta 5. And check out Nomad’s brand-new Sport Strap for Apple Watch. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine, Issue 205

idropApple code reveals iPhone 8’s virtual Home button secrets
Bidding goodbye to the iPhone’s physical Home button won’t be easy, but there are some advantages to going virtual for iPhone 8.

IPhone tiger black and white How to shoot amazing black-and-white photos on your iPhoneThe iPhone — with its giant screen, its great camera and its huge library of photo apps — is fantastic for shooting B&W pictures. Let’s take a look at how to shoot amazing black-and-white photos with your iPhone.

iPhone 7 iOS 11See all the new tweaks in iOS 11 beta 5

Check out all of the new tweaks and changes in action in our video below.

Universal Clipboard ios How to use the Universal Clipboard on iOS
Universal Clipboard is so easy to use, you might have already used it without realizing. Here’s how it works.

Files app keyboard shortcuts How to use the new keyboard shortcuts in iOS 11’s Files app
In the latest public and developer betas, Apple added some keyboard shortcuts to the Files app.

nomadSporty silicone Apple Watch strap will beat the elements
Nomad, maker of minimalist, practical accessories for Apple Watch and iPhone, just dropped its slick, new Sport Strap. At $50, it’s a cool alternative to the similarly priced Nike Sport Bands by Apple.

Unobstruct content blockerNew content blocker Unobstruct declares war on ‘dickbars’
The creator of the $1 app says he hopes it sends a clear message to web designers: Nobody wants these weapons of messy distraction.

The iPad Pro GiveawayNo joke, we’re giving away a free iPad Pro
Well, right now is your chance to get a truly drool-worthy new 10.5-inch iPad Pro for zero dollars. That’s right: Zilch. Nada.

Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speaker SetPortable speakers with immersive sound at a bargain price
And right now, you can get a Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speaker Set for just $37.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

iphone xrayiPhone 8 X-ray confirms more of its hottest features
Now an apparent X-ray of the device has all but confirmed even more of its hottest features ahead of its official debut this fall.

iPhone 8 Foxconn boxBlurry photo might confirm iPhone 8 Touch ID fears

An apparent iPhone 8 photo straight out of Foxconn has confirmed one of our biggest fears for Touch ID: It will be relocated to the back of the device.

iPhone 8 casediPhone 8 appears in sharp new render
The iPhone 8 has been spotted again ahead of its official debut this fall. This time, it’s in a super-sharp case render that provides a high-res look at its gorgeous edge-to-edge display.

triple tourThis handmade Apple Watch band is a true triple threat
The Triple Tour Band by Arrow & Board is a “split” version of the ubiquitous Double Tour strap — popularized by the beautiful albeit monstrously-priced Hermès version.