Mark just about has time to do the show before he jets off again, this time to Munich for the Oktoberfest. We are joined by Peter Emery (@_windrider) from Australia to talk about his old Macs, virtual flu pandemics, Keychain Stealer and more.
Recorded 30th September 2017
What a year this is turning into! This week hurricane Maria battered the unfortunate Caribbean islanders (again), Mexico was hit by a massive earthquake (again) and two loony leaders with weird hairdos traded insults and nuclear threats (again)…
Meanwhile Mark is back from Budapest, and we are joined by the wonderful Bart Busschots of the Let’s Talk podcasts to mull over the Apple Watch 3 and the iPhone 8, to stare in awe and amazement at the power and speed of the A11 Bionic chip, and all the other stuff that caught our attention over the last few days…
Recorded 24th September 2017
This week Cassini made its final manoeuvre and crashed into Saturn ending its 13 year scientific mission, some muppets set off a bomb in the Parson’s Green Tube Station injuring 29 people (some of them children) but thankfully there were no fatalities and Apple held a small gathering at their new Steve Jobs Theatre to announce some new shiny toys.
Mark is off in Budapest enjoying a relaxing break from it all. So in his absence I am joined by Sherman Gossett (Commander Shroom) from Utah, Ruth (@CutieMelon321) and, at incredibly short notice, Guy Searle (@MacParrot) from the My Mac Show. We, of course, give our reactions to the Apple Event, and some other stuff – because, well, what else would we be doing on a podcast?
Recorded 17th September 2017
Finally we have confirmation that Apple will indeed be hosting an event in March. Speculation has been rife of what might be announced including an iPhone 5Se, updated Apple Watch (too soon?), a new iPad and of course there will be iOS 9.3 which has the rather nice Night Shift mode.
Apple has set up a special page for the event, confirming that it will be streamed live on March 21. The video will be available here.
Could Apple finally really have a practical use for liquid metal? It seems unlikely doesn’t it. Apple has had exclusive rights to use liquidmetal alloys and consumer electronics since 2010.
So far is had yeiled the pin that helps people pop the cards out of iOS devices and that’s been it, but it seems they aren’t at least considering more uses for the terminator style material.
This isn’t antenna gate, this isn’t maps gate, or even Stargate. It’s a problem with some laptops. Apple has issued an internal notice about a new quality program that addresses antireflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with retina displays.
Apple’s done a 4K software giving iMovie for Mac a significant update bringing with it 4K supports and support for full 1080 P HD videos at 60 frames per second.
Apple employees have a new reason to stick around stock late last week Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted a new restricted stock units grant program open to all employees of the Cupertino company.
Working with iCloud seems to have been in the beta stages for ages. Well no more as today the ‘beta’ labels have disappeared.
Apple updated the iMac line on Tuesday bringing the 2″ iMac to the retina display party.The 21.5 ” iMac is available with the all new retina 4K display featuring a 4096 x 2304 resolution and 9.4 million pixels. 4.5 times more than the standard 21.5 inch iMac display.
Every 27″ iMac features a retina 5K display the world’s highest resolution all-in-one display with 14.7 million pixels, seven times more pixels than HD.
Now we could for over all the techs and specs for the machines but I would really prefer to boil it down to faster, better, more. If you want details rumor has it Apple has a website dedicated to all kinds of Apple products 😀
We can however talk prices available now from Apple Store Apple’s online store and Apple authorized resellers
21.5″ iMac starts at $1099 is a midrange machine for $1299
21.5″ iMac with a retina for K display starts at $1499 and yes you can make each of those machines much more expensive with various build-to-order options.
If you are looking for something bigger the 2″ iMac with retina 5K display comes in three off-the-shelf prices $1799, $1999 and $2299 and than those two can be made more expensive with various whistles and bells.
These latest machine releases went relatively unnoticed by those in the financial analyst world as I guess it didn’t feature “Made In America” like on the Mac Pro.
As usual those who get their pants in a twist about market share continue to give a muted amount of enthusiasm for Apple’s share price. Sheesh what do Apple have to do to impress these days?
Not in the market for a new iMac but still one something different for the desktop? Apple have released a few new accessories bringing the latest tech found in the newer Macbooks to the rest of us.
A lot has been said how Apple News is going to be the ruination of mobile advertising along with content blocking. Yet all Apple news really is just Safari “Reader” view with bookmarks. Essentially instead of going from a webpage to “Reader” view the process has been reversed.
If you are currently testing OS X El Capitan, please back up your Mac and do the following to install the GM Candidate. Go to your Purchased tab in the Mac App Store and click the Download button next to OS X El Capitan GM Candidate. Then click Continue to download the full OS X installer. When your download finishes, the installer will automatically launch. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.
Apple has finally blocked iOS 9 beta users from being able to write app reviews with the release of iOS 9 beta 3 and iOS 9 beta 4.
My first few hours with OS X El Capitan: What’s different, improved and other stuff that I’ve found with day 1 usage. So far the first look at El Capitan is more than impressive.