Sorry everybody but Simon and Donny were both under the weather Sunday… Nick was available but in the end we decided to “take a sickie” and abort the show. If things work out we may try and get a show out later in the week, but we should be back to normal service next week whatever happens.
Affinity guested on the show on the 19th July and talked about this and more!
Professional graphic design on iPad takes a giant leap forward today, as we launch Affinity Designer for iPad – the first full blown, desktop-grade graphic design solution available on iOS.
The culmination of years of meticulous development and innate determination to revolutionise the creative workflow on iPad, Affinity Designer is without a doubt our most ambitious and game-changing project to date.
Built with input from some of the world’s leading designers, and based on Apple Design Award-winning technology, Affinity Designer for iPad takes all the power and precision of our outstanding desktop app and converts it into a fully immersive design experience, you can take with you on the go. Making the dream of a full, end-to-end creative workflow on iPad finally a reality!
Loads of news this week, not least of all Meltdown and Spectre (Boo!). App Store is booming, new battery tech gets touted, old computers are worth a lot (to someone at least), Apple agree to just swap batteries for £25 if you want, Mark is sick and Simon is joined by Donny Yankellow of MyMac and Karl Madden of Mac&Forth to talk about it all…
This week Apple released the iMac Pro, purchased Shazam, updated Final Cut X Pro, Logic Pro and Motion. Patreon reversed course and apologised to users. Disney bought most of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, and the FFC voted to remove the Net Neutrality rules in the US. We are joined by David Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software the makers of the excellent SuperDuper!, and we wonder if Mark can still hold back on the Quo…
Affinity Photo is a steal at this price! In honour of being App of the Year they are having a “flash sale” of Affinity Photo for iPad. Affinity has a Vimeo Channel with loads of helpful tutorials too.
First impressions: You can tell the emotions were flowing at the Steve Jobs Theatre on 12th September. Despite the grand occasion of what was essentially an already spoiled event, could Apple show us any surprises from a leaked keynote event. The answer… Sort of. Serenak from the EssentialApple podcast shares his thoughts.
Another two hour long event but from the newly crowned and somewhat emotional Steve Jobs Theatre. Tim cook signed off with a visible lump in this throat when talking about Steve but not before a whole host of reveals.
WWDC 2017 revealed a vast amount of new shiny gear in the 2 hours 30 minutes of the keynote see our Essential Apple Podcast 45: A Right Cornucopia for our thoughts on this) to finally tempt people to upgrade their equipment without the fear of buying something new thats actually three years old.
So we really believe it’s been attend your home music experience to the next level now it’s been an incredible morning we shared with you lots of things this morning and all of them shipping this year some now some in the fall and others at the end of the year.
Loopback is an audio routing app which has been both a blessing and curse for me in my podcasting world. Think of loop back as a virtual mixer where audio sources can be passed into and out of into applications. With it’s latest release Loopback has become even more awesome.
Loopback 1.1.2 includes an important bug fixes for users with nested Loopback devices, as well as other small improvements.
Loopback 1.1 brought a slew of new features and improvements.
Ferrite is perhaps the best way to record, edit and publish a podcast right from your iOS device and I make no secret of my liking for Ferrite. I’ve used it more than once to edit the Essential Apple podcast and recently did a whole show on the topic of producing a podcast just using an iPad (Ep 17: Nothing more than an iPhone). A new update is out with new features exclusively for paying customers and general free updates.
Apple and UK mobile phone giant EE have stuck a deal to offer 6 months of Apple music free to new or upgrading users to the EE mobile network. People familiar with the matter have reported that the CEO of EE flew out to Cupertino to get the deal done.
At the time of writing an EE store employee, who for obvious reasons wanted to anonymous, reported that front line staff are already being briefed on the deal which will be completely seperate from Apple’s 3 month trial.
The 6 months free Apple music offer is due to roll out soon and what better timing with the Apple Music Festival at the RoundHouse London coming up on September 18 – 30.
6 months of Apple free Apple music dwarfs any free trail offeres from rivals Spotify and Pandora who offer free premium service trails for up to 60 days if you Google around and with EE having pretty decent 4G coverage and speeds around the UK buffering shouldn’t be too much of an issue but of course keep an eye on your data limits.
This deal follows hot on another deal where customers can get 6 months free BT sport.
Find out more on the EE.co.uk website about six free months of Apple music.
Finally, some might say, the promised Apple TV Remote app has been released to the general public after being part of the iOS 10 developer Beta since WWDC.
The app is new and not an upgrade, is iPhone only mimicking the look and functionality of the Siri remote bundled with the latest Apple TV yet has some sizeable differences.
You can still get the old remote app called iTunes Remote but upon running an error pops up warning you it’s not optimised for iOS 10, if you are running it on the iOS 10 beta.
Every week on the Essential Apple podcast you’ll always hear us mention to review or rate the show. We read them all out of course but it’s not too obvious on how you leave a rating for us. Here’s our simple guide on how to do just that.