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Wednesday May 9, 2018. 07:09 PM
Preview is such an underrated tool in macOS. It lets you view and edit images and PDFs.
There’s a malicious text message, called Black Dot, making the rounds that can crash the Messages app on your iPhone. Here’s how to fix it.
If you don’t want your Mac to advertise its existence on any network you join, then there’s a simple option you’ll turn off to prevent that. Depending on your settings, this could stop unauthorized guests from connecting to your computer—or it could just keep people from...
Check out this compilation video CNBC made covering everything Warren Buffett said about Apple since 2011. It ranges from not owning Apple, but thinking highly of the company to buying Apple because of the value of its ecosystem. There’s also a mention of a conversation he...
Check out Catalyst’s Waterproof Case for AirPods, a protective cover for your AirPods case that is both waterproof (IP67, up to 33 feet) and offers 40 feet of drop protection. The video below shows how that works, and I think it’s pretty cool, especially for active folks....
A confluence of products, competition, and timing means Apple couldn’t have a better opportunity to deliver a new Mac mini.
Tuesday May 8, 2018. 11:40 PM
Pro photographer Austin Mann published a thorough review of Apple’s iMac Pro based on his professional work (thanks to Phil Schiller for the heads up). He takes us through his workflow using a photographic tour of Antartica for a backdrop, and really, the pics alone are...
Check out this great aerial photograph of Apple Park from photographer Joseph Olesh that was taken from high in the air.
We have a deal on a lifetime subscription to Aura Premium, from the Aura Health app. This mobile app is designed to relieve stress and anxiety by providing short mindfulness meditation exercises every day. It’s $79.99 through our deal, a 79% discount.
An AR t-shirt called Virtuali-Tee works with an iPhone app to give you x-ray vision. When you look at the shirt with the app, it shows the inside of the human body in 3D, and gives you facts and explanations of your organs. It seems like a great way to get your kids...
Apple is planning on bringing landscape orientation support to Face ID in iOS 12, which sure sounds like a feature for an iPad that unlocks using your face instead of your fingerprint.
Spotlight is a tool that lets you search through your Mac for files, folders, and other information.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about end-to-end encryption in Twitter direct messages, plus what the possibility of landscape-orientation Face ID in iOS 12 means for the iPad.
Twitter has apparently been working on an end-to-end encrypted conversations feature, much like what’s already available in Apple’s Messages, and many other chat services.
It’s always something, and thankfully John and Dave are always here to help. This week we share some advice about geotagging your photos when shooting with a non-geo-smart DSLR camera. Then some talk about how to format Flash drives, and lots, lots more. It’s always a...
The biggest feature for end-users is continued testing of Messages in iCloud.
So far, this release cycle for iOS 11.4 includes AirPlay 2, along with Messages in iCloud; HomePod stereo pairing was removed in developer beta 2.
Former Microsoft chairman Bill Gates called Apple an “amazing company” on CNBC Monday, while Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett said he liked Apple because of the way consumers make the company’s products a part of their lives.
Dark Matter is believed to account for 80% of the mass of the universe. Whatever it is, it interacts gravitationally with normal matter, but is otherwise very hard to detect. At this underground laboratory, SNOLAB, in Canada, 2,000 meters below sea level (6,800 ft),...
Monday May 7, 2018. 10:47 PM
Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In his fourth encore appearance on Background Mode, Michael and I chat about expectations for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to...
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